episode #97 European fashion of Middle Ages

As in just about any other period of history, clothing in the Middle Ages was worn for necessity, comfort, and display.  The dress of Europeans during the years from the collapse of the western part of the Roman Empire in the 5th century CE to about 1340 was slow to change and was largely standardised… Continue reading episode #97 European fashion of Middle Ages

episode #96 fashion of the Middle East and Byzantine

The style of costume worn throughout the Middle East has been remarkably constant for centuries. This is partly because it has evolved according to the dictate of the climate, serving as a protection against heat, dust, and sunshine. A number of the traditional garments were originally derived from ancient cultures in the region, particularly from Persia… Continue reading episode #96 fashion of the Middle East and Byzantine

episode #95 nonclassical Europe and pre-Columbian Americas fashion

Ancient nonclassical Europe Animal furs and hides made up the chief garments during the European Stone Age. They would be held to the body by a thong belt and by pins at the shoulder.  The advent of the Bronze Age varies in time and expression from one part of Europe to another. The art of… Continue reading episode #95 nonclassical Europe and pre-Columbian Americas fashion

episode #94 Roman era clothing

Maloja, Switzerland The civilisation of ancient Rome spanned more than a thousand years. In many aspects, ancient Rome was a modern state with city planning, sewage, hot baths, heated floors, elaborate customs, traditions, and a rich culture. The history of Roman dress is paralleled by that of Roman arts and architecture. They inherited many ideas… Continue reading episode #94 Roman era clothing

episode #93 fashion weeks

Boris Hanecka: Porcelain Doll, CFC, 2016 Fashion week initiates the two major seasons, in January and February, designers showcase their fall and winter collections while in September and October they present their Spring & Summer collections for the fashion press, retail buyers, and others with influence in the fashion world. Although there are many fashion… Continue reading episode #93 fashion weeks

episode #90 caffeine, part two: tea

According to a legend tea was discovered in China in 2373 BCE, by Emperor Shen Nong, the father of agriculture and medicine. People in India will however swear that tea originated in India and was taken to China by Indian Buddhist saint Bodhi dharma (who is accredited to be the founder of Zen Buddhism) when he… Continue reading episode #90 caffeine, part two: tea

episode #89 caffeine part one: coffee

Marine Lake, West Kirby Coffee is cited as the “most widely used psychoactive substance in the world” with it’s effects akin to cocaine. Chemically, caffeine is an alkaloid, falling in the same category as cocaine, nicotine, codeine & morphine. It is safe to say that, however we look at it, caffeine affects the brain. Caffeine… Continue reading episode #89 caffeine part one: coffee