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Autistic Sculptor Brings Clay Animals To Life

Felipe Misan shapes clay into a water buffalo at the Ceramic League of Miami, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Kendall. Misan, who lives with autism, makes ceramic animals. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD         By Barbara Corbellini Duarte Read in The Miami Herald Almost every month, Felipe Misan dons a safari hat and a vest ...

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Inspiration Fuels Kendall Woman’s ‘Pure Of Heart’ Clothing Line

Seamstresses Maria Gilma Betancourt, left, and Maria Caridad Reyes work on pieces for the Pure of Heart eco-friendly clothing line at the KaoKao fashion studio in Doral, Monday, Dec. 10. Designed by Daniela Garcia the line is made of Tencel, a fiber spun from dissolved wood pulp. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By Jessica Roig and ...

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Grandma’s Memories Inspire Basel Sunglasses Collection

Jonathan “Wonders” Ortega model his Frankleidescope sunglasses, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in West Miami-Dade County. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD         By Solsiree Skarlinsky Read in The Miami Herald When Frank Guzman’s grandmother passed away in 2006, he used her memory and the kaleidoscope she left him to start a small business. These memories include moments huddled ...

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What Happens To Your Facebook Page After You Die?

              By Solsiree Skarlinsky Read in The Miami Herald Amy Lopez died this year in a tragic car accident. But through her Facebook page, friends and family of the Florida International University student have kept her spirit alive. They continue to leave comments on her page, detailing their time together, and posting photographs that captured brief ...

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Alaska Coffee Roasting Company Finds Mojo In North Miami

Co-owner Michael Gesser roasts coffee at Alaska Coffee Roasting Company in North Miami, Friday, Nov. 2. Located at 13130 Biscayne Blvd., the café offers estate coffees from a variety of regions across the world, sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, as well as cakes, pastries, and breads baked in house. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By Brittny Valdes Read ...

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South Florida Gamers Craft An Experience In Bars

              By Kevin Castaneda  For the first time in seven years, the Major League Gaming Orlando Championship has been moved to another city. The departure of the Orlando championship that has been a highlight for many South Florida gamers has shifted more energy to “BarCraft”s,” events where gamers gather at a local bar or ...

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FIU Graduate Opens Sports Training Facility

By Christina Watkins Read in the Sun Sentinel After struggling to become a professional athlete, former Florida International University football player and recent graduate Solomon Smith decided to create his own path to success. In January, Smith opened his own training facility in Miramar, Grind Hard Athletics, with two others to train young athletes and help them make it to the college ...

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Social Networking Opens Doors for Recent Grads to Land Jobs

By Vanessa Espinel Read in The Miami Herald After various attempts at updating his résumé, Graeme Anthony, a 26-year-old public relations major from London, realized the words blurred somewhere between boring and monotone. “The issue I had was that the résumé had become bastardized,” Anthony said. “You could download a template from the Internet, and it would basically look and say the ...

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Aventura Boutique Sells Unique Fashion Finds

By Silvana Ordoñez Read in The Miami Herald Fashion designer Carolina Benoit has two rules for items sold at her new women’s lifestyle boutique in Aventura: Nothing manufactured in sweatshops and nothing mass-produced. “If things are handmade by designers, it assures everyone that laborers are not being exploited overseas, and everything is made responsibly,” said Benoit, 24, of Weston. Benoit said Wear&House, ...

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A Glitch In the Plans For Horse-Themed Community

By Pninit Cohen and Jonathan Szydlo Read in The Miami Herald A would-be developer is hoping to turn the derelict California Club Golf Course in northeast Miami-Dade in to an “equestrian-themed” residential community — but not without opposition from residents upset they could lose their view of the greens and gain almost 2,000 new neighbors. Liliane Stransky bought the golf course on ...

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