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If A Famous Artist Decorated Your Thanksgiving Plate

Artist Hannah Rothstein broke the “don’t play with your food” rule and got innovative with how she did it too. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Rothstein used traditional food items like roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes etc. to create this series on how these famous artist would dress you plate this Thanksgiving.

You can buy the limited edition signed prints here.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorrow and maybe have some fun with what is on your plate these holidays!

 

Julian Schnabel

Inspired by Julian Schnabel

 

Inspired by Vincent van Gogh

Inspired by Vincent van Gogh

Inspired by Jackson Pollack

Inspired by Jackson Pollack

Inspired by Piet Mondarin

Inspired by Piet Mondarin

Inspired by Andy Warhol

Inspired by Andy Warhol

Inspired by Pablo Picasso

Inspired by Pablo Picasso

Inspired by Rene Magritte

Inspired by Rene Magritte

Inspired by George Seurat

Inspired by George Seurat

Inspired by Mark Rothko

Inspired by Mark Rothko

 

Inspired by Cindy Sherman

Inspired by Cindy Sherman

 

 

 

The Chabad House in Dharamsala

Chabad Dharamsala from Sarah Lehat on Vimeo.

The Chabad House in Dharamsala, initiated by the Droro Shaul, and was established in 2000. Before becoming a Rabbi, Shaul now 38, was simply an explorer searching for meaning. Through his journey he encountered many things he learned yet he felt he lacked one thing, the one thing that many of us seem to search for: spirituality. Being that he was in India he headed to the monastery, here he began his studies to becoming a monk. After giving it a fair chance he did not feel the emptiness in his soul fill with what he hoped would be great faith and so he turned to Judaism. Here he started to feel more absolute, the many questions he had seemed to be answered. He found purpose and meaning in his life.

This is when he opened the Chabad House in Daramsalla. The emissaries are working all over the area of Dharamsala, including the town of Meclod Ganje and the village of Bagsu; it became a designated place that offered travelers including the Jewish community in the area an array of services and activities. The purpose for the Chabad House is to assist the Jewish community physically and spirituality. It has made significant changes within the community; yet they are not solely for the Jewish demographic they are open to anyone who is need of assistance and in search of spiritual healing. If you happen to be lost and in need of food, you can count on the Chabad house to take you in; there have been numerous touching stories on how they have helped individuals coming from different background and different beliefs just because they find it their duty to give and help anyone who asks for it.

They offer course which they call “College Hbibota” which is described as a course that is a “journey of love in the depths of the soul” it is a six week program which explores topics such as; Tree of life, psychtheraphy according to the method of Baal Sheim Tiv, workshop testimony from Jewish cooking, relaxation and meditation according to the Kabbalah and many more. The Chabad House is not limited to just the school it offers many more courses and workshops and it also invites the community to help.

The Chabad House is now open year round and their arms are always opened to welcome anyone and everyone. Learn more on their site here

 You can donate here:

England: Wellspring Chabad
Barclays Bank, Account no: 40510947
Charity no 267217, sort code 20-82.94
IBAN: GB82 BARC 2082 944905109 47
Swift: BARCG22
Address: 2 Erskine House, Homesfild NW11 6HN London, UK

America Contact: The Inner Wellspring
Account no: 000192500627365
Swift: CHASES33
Address: 1376 Carrol St. Brooklyn, N.Y 11213, USA

Israel Contact: Yichuda Illah
Account no: 000000 296795
IBAN: IL750126150000000296-795
Swift: POALILIT
Address: P.O Box 15028, 76150 Rehovolt, Isreal

Australia: Dror Moshe Shaul
ANZ Bank
Account no: 183391648
BSB: 013214

India: Dror Moshe Shaul
Bank of India, Account no. 793110100005437
Swift: BKIDINBBCHD
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Happy 86th Birthday Mickey Mouse

He is one of the most well-known and beloved characters around the globe, surely surpassing the Easter bunny and Santa Clause and today we celebrate his 86th birthday! Mickey Mouse alongside Minnie Mouse made their official debut in “Steamboat Willie”.

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Mickey Mouse Turns 86 today and there is not one grey hair on him, sure he has been wearing the same outfit for decades and his falsetto voice has not changed over the years, but I am sure the audience would be surprised to know that Mickey first started out as a rabbit. Yes a Rabbit, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was created by Walt Disney for film producer Charles Mintz. The resemblance is striking; although his ears were long like a rabbit and his feet were shoeless it is unmistakable that Mickey’s iconic look derived from Oswald. Being that Universal legally owned Oswald, Mintz refused to give Disney Brothers Studios more money and took ownership of the character. Adamant about not blundering again, Walt never again gave up the rights to any of his creations. Many do say it might have been a “blessing in disguise” because soon after returning to the drawing board Mickey was created. A few shorts were produced that did not get much recognition but once Steamboat Willie premiered in 1928 all that changed.


Steamboat Willie, named after Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, and inspired by the first “talkie” The Jazz Singer, was the first cartoon with synchronized sound. This was the beginning of a fad that has not ended and has also made its way into history books. Mickey did not say his first words which were “Hot dogs! Hot Dogs!” until he was 1, in 1929’s The Carnival Kid. January of 1930 the legendary “Mickey Mouse Club” was created and within a few months 60 theaters were hosting clubs across America. Two years later there were over two million members. Some Famous members include; Annette Funicell, Keri Russel, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.

Mickey quickly became a star; merchandise with his face on it was sold everywhere. He was a comforting character to have at home, surely the only comforting mouse in many households. In 1932 Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar for creating Mickey, he won three more honorary awards including 22 competitive “typical” Oscars which makes Walt Disney a record holder for the one person whom hold the most nominations and wins, ever.

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To this day, we continue to invite Mickey Mouse into our home; the lovable cartoon rodent has had an impressive career ranging from TV, movies, books, theme parks and even video games. His biggest success is being able to warm the hearts of children ranging from all ages; even a fellow 86 year old who may be celebrating his/her birthday with Mickey today.

Here at The Dina Collection we are fortunate to have original Drawings of Mickey Mouse and many other well known Disney Characters!

Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

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It was a picture perfect day for Singer Solange Knowles and now husband, Alan Ferguson who exchanged vows at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans this Sunday. They rolled in riding white vintage bikes that matched her cream jumpsuit. During the ceremony, she wore a white gown made by her friend and collaborator; Humberto Leon for Kenzo, complementing the dress, were a statement gold cuff and a floor length cape. She ditched the traditional wedding gown and completely changed the game with all five outfits. Yes, five different outfits, all in white and all unbelievably chic. Three of the jumpsuits were designed by Stephane Rolland.

Solange broke all traditional “ideals” even further by having her court and family also wearing all white, husband Alan Ferguson was sleek and handsome in his all white suit. Her sister Beyoncé too was dressed in all white who was accompanied by Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy, also in white.

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Knowles Commissioned photographer Rog Walker to take the official wedding portraits, as well as the jaw-dropping all-female family tableau that has been circulating the internet. The night appeared to be a memorable one with many highlights; one of them being an adorable choreographed dance between Solange and her ten-year-old son Daniel Julez to “No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurda.