Children’s book illustrator, fine artist, muralist, shoe designer, artistic entrepreneur — the creative career of Isa Zapata spans many mediums in the art world, and her latest collection is no exception. She’s created a specialty mask line that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face — even when it’s covered up! Made with lots of love in Miami, these cheerful, comfortable and washable masks feature double fabric for extra protection. The outside is made of tropical sublimated fabric and the lining has double-brushed super-soft fabric and elastic ear loops for added comfort. “My philosophy when it comes to this collection is that if we are going to have to continue wearing masks for the greater good and the overall wellbeing of society, to protect ourselves and those we come into contact on a daily basis, we might as well make it fun,” says the artist, whose work has touched people far and wide around the world including J-Lo, Sharon Stone and Anna Farris, among many other celebrities and influencers. “We hope our masks bring in a little joy during these challenging times where we are all just trying to do our best for the benefit of society as a whole!” Pictured here, counterclockwise from top: “Spread Love”; “Doggie Selfie”; and “No Makeup, No Problem.” Custom and bulk orders available; Info@SoulmatesCollection.com; SoulmatesCollection.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.