Art intervention at Restaurant “HAVANA 1957, LINCOLN ROAD”

Para leer este articulo en Español, oprima aquí Intervención Artística, Restaurante Habana 1957, Lincoln Road

Dear readers, among all the projects True Illusion Inc,  has recently had , this one could be called the most “laborious” one, since we had a wide square footage to decorate and a  tight schedule (a week); but,  when art is in between, nothing is hard enough ;). This time, we had the opportunity to commission a Cuban food restaurant,  Havana ’57, in Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida. The only thing the client had in mind was to make the premises look like all those old times in Havana, when a Cuban cigar, a cold woman’s body-like bottle of Coca Cola , and good food delighted the city dwellers. He was looking for an urban approach to what Havana used to be; a cozy place where to stop by, feel like home, and leave a memory. When we…

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Floating Man at Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain by Andres Nieto Porras

Floating Man at Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Photo by Andrés Nieto Porras

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¡Feliz Cumpleaños N° 86!


Un día como hoy pero de 1928, nació Gabriel García Márquez en Aracata, Colombia, sin embargo desde muy joven vivió en la capital.

Estudió periodismo en la Universidad Nacional y sus primeros escritos fueron publicados en el diario El Espectador, donde colaboraba.

A los 27 años publicó su primera novela, “La hojarasca”, donde marcó su obra de ficción y llena de fantasía.

“Gabo” como es bien conocido, apoyó la guerrilla cubana hasta su triunfo en 1959 y junto con su amigo Fidel Castro, participó en la fundación de Prensa Latina, una agencia de noticias de Cuba.

Fue en 1967, a unos meses de cumplir los 40 años, que el colombiano publicó una de las novelas más importantes de la literatura universal del siglo XX, Cien Años de Soledad, una obra que le tomó veinte años en escribir.

Dos años después, decidió instalarse en Barcelona donde entabló una amistad con Carlos…

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Proposal may end Montana Beach saga – | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor’s Information – The Maui News

The Reclamation Administration

“not that much is salvageable,” – Um anyone else wanna call bullshit on this?

Although the monetary terms were not released, Del Rosario said the proposal involves student labor from the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Sustainable Construction and Technology Program. She called the idea of student internships a “value-added component” of the project.

“I will provide an opportunity for students in the sustainable construction program to participate in the deconstruction process,” she said.

County officials have wanted to salvage as much of the building materials as possible and not have them go to the Central Maui Landfill, Hironaka said. People who have looked at the building – constructed with African mahogany, a valuable, high-quality wood – have determined that “not that much is salvageable,” Hironaka said, because it was built in a tongue-and-groove fashion.

“There’s no nails,” he said. “Everything just kind of fits together.”

via Proposal may end…

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Convincing your children that eating healfebruary green smoothie challengethily is a good idea isn’t always the easiest task. When they’re adamant that they’d rather fill their faces with sugar instead of the healthy snack that you’ve prepared for them, it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. However, there are many ways to easily incorporate health foods into your child’s diet, without causing a fuss! Here are just seven of my favourites…

Smoothies are easy to make and taste great. Even kids who don’t usually enjoy eating fresh fruit will be happy to drink a smoothie, especially if made to look a bit more enticing with colourful ingredients. You can blend the fruit with some soy milk and even sweeten with honey or natural sugars to satisfy that sweet tooth. Another great bonus of this treat is that you can also chuck some nutritional supplements and also things like kale…

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Unfinished Spaces

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Starring: Vittorio Garatti, Roberto Gottardi, Ricardo Porro

Directed and written by: Benjamin Murray and Alysa Nahmias

Running time: 86 minutes

Parental guidance: Unrated

One day in 1961, a couple of years after the revolution that toppled Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara went to play a game of golf. They showed up at the Country Club, which was Havana’s most aristocratic golf club, in their army fatigues, and there are photos of them, in scraggly beards and military boots, trying to putt in the awkward stances of beginners.

Castro had a brainstorm during the game: to turn the bourgeois golf course into a cultural centre for the Cuban people. He would commission architects to build the best art schools in the world. It was part of what someone in the documentary Unfinished Spaces calls “a great guerrilla spirit of adventure,” and…

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Repeating Islands


Julie Miller writes about Havana’s Art Festival in this article for Australia’s

THERE’S a ruckus on the corner near Havana’s Parque Central.

Curious onlookers line the footpath, children clambering on to walls for a tippy-toe view; while a lone motorcycle policeman rides up and down the deserted Prado in uniformed officiousness, siren blaring.

We see placards, hear chanting then drums, the hypnotic Afro-Cuban beat so essential in Cuba’s soundscape. Suddenly we’re engulfed in a parade, a bipedal flotilla of fantasy creatures adorned in body paint, whirling and gyrating to the timbal pulse. Some wear masks, blue and ochre phalluses covered in dots; while centre-stage is a Christ-like figure, struggling under the weight of a crossbar.

It’s then we notice the various stages of nudity; bare chests and buttocks, g-strings and loincloths offering scant protection. Two masked entities approach a young mother cradling a newborn, running their hands over the…

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