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Benefits of writing by hand instead of on a computer blog post by Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Going Back To The Basics: The Benefits of Writing By Hand

Technology has become a staple in modern society. While electronics make our lives easier in many ways, science suggests writing on laptops and computers can actually inhibit our learning and memory. Keep on reading to learn how going back to the basics and rediscovering handwriting can change the way your brain works. 

 

Room 2046 Travel Essentials 5 Things to Bring On Vacation blog post cafe shop studio Yonge Street Summerhill Toronto Canada

Wanderlust: 5 Summer Travel Essentials

You've booked your flight, chosen a hotel, and packed your passport. You feel all ready for your summer vacation, but are you sure you have everything you need for a hassle-free getaway? Whether you're jetting off to another country, taking a road trip, or camping, these five travel essentials are sure to make your summer vacation as smooth and relaxing as possible.
The Silver Jewelry of the Tuareg Nomads

The Silver Jewelry of the Tuareg Nomads

If you're looking for a special piece of jewelry with soul, shop the wares of Tuareg Nomads of central Africa and the handmade silver jewelry they create.
July 19, 2016 by Mateo Bressan
Bringing Home the Hammam Experience with Luxurious Turkish Towels & Soaps

Bringing Home the Hammam Experience with Luxurious Turkish Towels & Soaps

Soft and functional, authentic Turkish towels or known as pestemals (peshtemals) are synonymous with quality as they are hand-loomed using 100% Turkish cotton or linen by family-run textile makers in Turkey.

Indonesia, Etc.: A Photo Essay

Indonesia, Etc.: A Photo Essay

All images were taken in Yogyakarta, Magelang (Central Java), and Bali, Indonesia. 
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From Istanbul with Love: A City Guide

From Istanbul with Love: A City Guide

Nestled in Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a city comfortable with dualities: east and west, ancient and modern, religious and secular, beauty and grit.
February 06, 2016 by Kumala Nio
From Pen to Pitchfork: An Aquaintence with Farmers' Welsh Lavender

From Pen to Pitchfork: An Aquaintence with Farmers' Welsh Lavender

Canadian Nancy Durham began her career shift from journalist to farmer through a £1,000 farming grant that afforded the cultivation of several thousand lavender plants on her farm in South East Wales. With its unique terroir at 1100 feet, her lands’ rich red soil is described as having a slightly “nutty scent,” affecting the aromatic characteristics of the robustly fragranced lavender in her brand, Farmers’.  
November 24, 2015 by Kumala Nio
The United Nations of Cookbooks

The United Nations of Cookbooks

Take your palate on a world tour by collecting our selection of regional cookbooks offering exotic and inspiring fare from each country featured. Let's travel west to east and discover a world of home-made, satisfying food.