Buildings, especially the ones in Venice, are inherently artistic, but the Ca’Sagredo Hotel is a building transformed into something new by artist Lorenzo Quinn. Built as a statement “on climate change and the role people must play in supporting Venice’s unique world heritage,” “Support” is a monumental sculpture with a pair of 5,000 pound white hands emerging from Venice’s Grand Canal to support the sides of the Ca’Sagredo Hotel. The internationally renowned sculptor based the hands on those of his children and created the piece in a Barcelona studio before being taken to the installation site in Venice via boat. Initially unveiled as part of the Venice Biennale, “Support” will be on display in the Grand Canal until the end of November. Time to book those plane tickets. Support is just one more great reason to visit Venice, and who knows how long it will remain above water.
If you don’t have a cigar cutter on hand when you want to light up a cigar you need to get all MacGyver with it. And since a cigar cutter isn’t part of the average everyday carry collection, this can happen often. Instead of adding another item to your already packed pockets consider having your knife pull double duty. The Cigar Cutter Pocket Knife packs a cigar cutter right in the handle. Pair that with the long-lasting AUS-8 stainless blade and you have a tool that will assist in small chores and in enjoying a cigar when you’re done with them.