Casa de Julia Tarafa: Havana’s love affair with art deco blossomed at a time of commercial promise: Cuba had grown rich on the back of the sugar trade – especially during the first world war. Like its neighbour, Miami, across the Florida Straits, where art deco flourished in South Beach and Miami Beach, pastel colours and whimsical motifs were introduced, creating a tropical deco’ look. This private house was designed by architect Angel de Zárraga in 1933. #ArtDeco #Cuba
Educate Your U.S. Senators: Tell Them to Protect Our Nation's Waterways from Pesticides - Yet again, a select few members of Congress are attempting to rush through the deceptively named "Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017" (HR953), which would in fact eliminate critical Clean Water Act protections for our nation's waterways. The bill has passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate.