Si vis pacem para bellum
“If you want peace, prepare war.” This is the translation from Latin of the saying “Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum”, which means “aiming for peace, preparing for war”. The phrase is taken from the III Book “Epitoma rei militaris” of Publio Flavio Vegezio Renato, a Latin writer who lived at the end of the IV century and the first half of the V century A.D. The four books of this treaty expose the Roman military culture. Substantially the author was trying to revive the greatness of the Roman army, lost in the latest times. Among the advice revealed, this one is mostly used to justify the existence of the military institutions and the escalation of weaponry.
Design Objects - Chaise Longue LC4 (1928)
The familiar profile of the Chaise Longue LC4, model B306, associated with high design by Le Corbusier, dates back to 1928. It has originated from a concept of functional and domestic furnishings (a “machine to live in”), the chaise longue LC4 gives excellent attention to ergonomics and flexibility, with an adjustable headrest and the liberty of positioning as liked the sitting on the base.
Buckwheat pasta with leeks and bacon
Today I would like to share a recipe with buckwheat pasta, easy to do, and simply delicious.
Cocconut cookies with low glycemic load
Dear gourmet friends!
I want to share the recipe of coconut cookies, sweet and flavored, with zero glycemic loads.
Apple pie with a low glycemic load
My dear friends,
Today I want to share the recipe of my homemade apple pie, which is, as many of my cakes, with a low glycemic load.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today I would like to share a recipe from the Mediterranean kitchen and one of my favorite plates in the summertime – the mussel soup.
Design Objects - Lamp Fortuny Moda (1903)
With this project, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo created to experiment with the recently invented electric bulb. At the perfect time and place, new technology, science, and materials are sometimes happen to meet and successfully marry with an exciting and unusual idea of a designer, giving birth to new ingenious objects. It is how was created the Fortuny Moda floor lamp. The artist intuitively was exploring how to use indirect lighting to transform a scene and create new dimensions of light and shadow, increasing visual interest. Succeeding to reflect by using the inner side of the fabric, he could produce any atmosphere.
A cottage cheesecake with bananas and a low glycemic load
Gear Gourmet fiends,
Today I will share my very own recipe for homemade cottage cheesecake, with low glycemic loads.
Homemade Coconut Cake
Hello, my Gourmet community!
Today I want to share the recipe of my favorite home-made cake, a flavored and tasteful cake, with low glycemic loads.
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY - The Ancient Egypt
Living spaces for Gods, houses for people. How do people of Egypt lived in different times, created living spaces, and temples to give tribute to divinity and celebrating rituals? Oh, Egypt, the land of Pharaohs, golden jewelry with precious stones and pyramids.