Friday, November 30, 2018

Frida Kahlo: jewellery a la mexicana

In a biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera, fellow artist Lucienne Bloch describes jewellery shopping with Frida as going through markets and thrift stores 'like a tornado...she'd find cheap costume jewellery and she'd make it look fantastic'. This is because Frida Kahlo had a powerful vision of her self in mind.

From Frida: Making Her Self Up,
Victoria and Albert exhibition catalogue

Sunday, November 25, 2018

giving thanks

From both Mahala and Issa at wonder | wander | world = as we celebrate Thanksgiving weekend from our own corners of the Earth - we wish you all the best.

We appreciate your presence in our life. We are blessed to be in this together.

Warm hugs and our love always!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stan Lee | our hero

On the 12th of November, beloved iconic comic book writer and publisher, Stan Lee, passed away. wonder | wander | world pays tribute along with all the rest of his fans.

Lee was the mind behind superheroes Spider-Man, Black Panther, Silver Surfer, The Avengers and the X-Men, among many other pop-culture touchstones.

Marvel's video focuses on the person and the personality behind those superheroes. and many more.

Stan Lee, whose eternally hopeful attitude and forever a fan outlook, leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered by many for generations to come.

Fans all over the world are already sharing tribute art in honor of this legendary man, expressing their condolences.

The superheroes Stan Lee created were a huge part of our childhood and his warm memory and kindness will forever be with us.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Nov 18 | Lenape Pow Wow on Manhattan Island

Join us for the first large-scale Lenape Pow Wow on Manhattan Island, transpiring on land that once belonged to the Lenape and marking the first congregation of dispersed Lenape elders in the area since their forced migrations in the early 1700s. The Pow Wow has been a traditional gathering by Native Americans for centuries as a way to congregate, celebrate, and share cultural traditions and heritage. Presented in partnership with members of the Lenape community, this event provides an opportunity for members of the Lenape to gather, while also inviting the New York City community to learn about the Lenape’s historical and cultural ties to New York in a fun and interactive day of presentations.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Global Nomad feature | broken Boracay dreams & promises

wonder | wonder | world is pleased to crow about our beloved relative's achievement. Global Nomad CEO and travel genie extraordinaire - Lorenzo Urra. Our beloved brother/uncle.

Conde' Nast recently published an article on Boracay's over developed and unsustainable mismanagement of its local tourism which has this once pristine island paradise shut down for rehabilitation.

The article cited valuable perspectives that growing up locally provided. How being the top sought after destination has led to its demise. Quantum growth is not always a good thing after all.

Boracay is the poster child for paradise lost in the Philippines. How to kill a golden goose. What happens when perfection is overplayed. Especially when commercial greed over reaches decent bounds.

The good news is the Philippines actually has more than 7,107 islands - it's more like 7,641 now. A lot as that sounds, it is still a limited if rich resource that absolutely needs protection and preservation.