In the villages outside of Jaipur, India, the centuries old craft of hand block printing is making a comeback.
In 2011, when I met weavers in the villages of Cambodia who could no longer make a living, and mothers whose children were "adopted" by traffickers posing as good Samaritans, I began to think about how local people in rural communities could potentially expand their opportunities.
It is very important to me to work on reviving and sustaining craftsmanship, as artisans are the repositories of heritage traditions. We need to honor their knowledge and skill and ensure that they are given their dignity and due respect at the emotional and material level.
Venice, Italy: Gondoliers' New Brand Logo to Safeguard Trades and Traditions that Surround Gondoliers and the Gondola
For the first time in more than 1,000 years, the Gondolier Association of Venice - which represents Venice's 433 licensed gondoliers - has a sponsor.
As a photographer, a writer, an explorer and a person who wants to make a positive impact on this world, I wanted to highlight the beauty and cultures that still thrive in these remote regions of the world.
Recently, I've read a lot about Venice, Italy, and tourism in the town that's played an important role in my life for close to three decades. Many writers, bloggers, journalists speak about what attractions you should avoid, where not to eat or what not to buy when visiting.
"One of the strengths of an artist is that if you learn to deal with ideas and systems and structures, it all contributes to leadership."
The Kolhapuris are comfortable, stylish and quite durable and are available in a variety of designs, patterns and colors. They can be easily used for any occasion, and can cater to a large genre of audience. Almost every age group can find something that may strike their fancy.
Throughout centuries luxury has had a meaning of the absence of vulgarity. There are many quotes of how people understood Luxury. Here are some of these quotes through centuries from businessmen, poets, writers, artists and others...