Fresco is a technique of mural painting that thrived throughout the Italian Renaissance. Interior walls of churches and houses were painted with murals on freshly laid plaster. This meant the murals merged with the plaster and became an integral part of the wall itself. The technique had been around for thousands of years, but it really took off during the Italian Renaissance…a period of cultural revival and rene’wall of the arts.
Traveler Alexis spent a semester studying abroad in Italy. She constantly found herself s’wall’owed up in the beauty of Italian frescos. But there was one particular fresco that really captured her. The massive “Painted Garden” originally covering all four walls of a room in the Villa of Livia was a breath of fresco air. As a garden paradise filled with spring flowers, summer fruits and song birds, she was left in complete ad’mural’ation.
She stumbled upon a fabric that brought her back to that moment when she first laid her eyes on the “Painted Garden" and wanted to share this fresco-from-the-market fabric with you too.
Here’s to this breath of fresco air and to feeling good—because after all, it's Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
Myanmar is officially known as “The Land of Golden Pagodas.” From the thousands of temples in the plains of Bagan, to the magnificent Shwedagon Zedi Daw that is approximately 1,500 years g’old, there is good reason for it to be known for it’s Golden Pagodas.
But as Aaron John discovered in his travels, it should also be called “The Land of Golden Smiles,” because he saw so many happy smiles on the faces of the Burmese people wherever he went.
Let's play Who Wants to Be a Zillionaire, right now!
The $500 question starts us off, here we go.
Founded in 1727, “the Pink City” is the nickname for what city?
Hey Toters, what’s Athen-in’?
Back in 2019, travelers Eileen and Lesley visited Athens, Greece. They loved it so much that they wanted to encourage you to visit “the city of the violet crown” someday too. If you ever get the chance to go to Athens,
…you Odyssey the Porch of the Caryatids on the north side of the Acropolis