By Nicole Lampa As the sounds of the sitar and subtle beats of a drum and bass fill the shop, customers run their fingers over embroidered slippers, sheer scarves, beaded …
Then last fall, Asian culture invaded Western home decor as Eastern-inspired housewares and furniture appearing on store shelves and made their into our kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and even patios.
The popular arrival of ethnicity in fashion began about three years ago with none other than ageless trend-setter Madonna in her video Frozen. Peeking out from underneath long black sleeves were Madonna’s hands covered in mendhi (henna).
The Rams’ assistant-coach and tireless recruiter Bob Marsh says he has already courted three players he expects to be starters on next year’s team, two of whom come from the NCAA’s division one in the U.S., the highest level of collegiate basketball in the world.
It stems from an Eastern philosophy that believes the cosmos are made of complementary energies. The yin (female element) must be in harmony and balance with the yang (male element). These energies, called chi, must be balanced in all things throughout the world, especially in human beings.
No busy urban woman can be content unless she owns at least three light silk shirts in bright colours, preferably with the intricate gold edging found mostly on saris. These skirts are just crying out to be paired with handkerchief tops in similar fabrics, or tight three-quarter length shirts with Japanese characters on the front.
A staple of North American sushi bars, the California roll, created in—you guessed it—the U.S., is a typical blending of eastern-style food with Western preferences. Sushi is traditionally considered the marriage of vinegary rice with raw fish.
The decision made by a CIAU committee Sunday night rejects Ryerson, which finished with a 24-5 record, from attending the national championship tournament in Halifax next weekend.