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jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

Anne Rethinks ‘Flawless’, Third-Tier Male Photographers & Values That Matter

Eden Foods Files Suit Against Contraception Mandate, Citing Birth Control As Immoral. PLEASE!!! Anne Says: Don’t Support Eden Foods With Your Wallet!

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

French Roast News

Why Philadelphia Women Need the Earned Sick Days Bill

Izabel Goulart in Sign from Lilith That Anne Has Religious Morals After All

Gang of 10 Republican NM Women Want to Jail Rape Victims for 3 Years If They Abort

First Lady Michelle Obama in Jason Wu | The Feminine Feminist

Cameron Russell Says Privilege & Insecurity Make Modeling A Bad Career Choice

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Is Maison Martin Margiela’s H&M Collaboration Subversive in Nature?

Billionaires Going Rogue 2012 Election | Rise of Superdads | Over My Dead Body | Dating Goes Partisan

GlamTribale Jewelry & Omo Valley People @ Kol Ami Craft Show Oct 13-14 2012

Sailing Towards Ithaca As A Sensual Journey

Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Fashion’s Hippie Love Trend Is Tied to Womanly Cultural Creative Values

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Remains the Ultimate Smart Sensuality Blonde

Alfred Hitchcock’s Obsession: Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren in ‘The Girl’

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: Female, 30-Something, Glamorous & Pregnant | Women’s IQs Now Higher Than Men’s

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

Our Jewelry Expresses the Eroticism of Nature & Beauty of Woman

Louis Vuitton’s Yayoi Kusama Celebration | David Austin Roses | Kate Scott Photography

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

Small Town Aryanna Strader Voters Like Cupcake Liners, Too

Catholic Bishops Hats Inspire Coconut Shrimp Recipe

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

UniteWomen.org Calls Out PA (R) Congressman Joseph Pitts, Sponsor of HR 358 ‘Let Women Die’ Bill

Bye Bye to UniteWomen.org, Karen Teegarden & Anita Doll Fiouris

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Research Review: Are Kids of Gay Parents Better Off With Mom & Imprisoned Dad?

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

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Saturday
Dec062014

Edouard Martinet's Virtuoso Steampunk Insect Sculptures Soar With Creative Perfection

French artist, sculptor Edouard Martinet creates utterly-magnificent, steampunk insect creatures, making him the art world’s virtuoso insectophile, says his London gallery Sladmore Contemporary.

Martinet scours flea markets and auto parts sales in serch of old used parts that he rebirths into luxury-level creatures, fueled by his limitless creative imagination, fantastic wit and painstaking pursuit of perfectionism. Martinet searches for parts that fit together perfectly or near-perfectly, allowing him to use screws and a minimum — or preferably no solder.

In November 2013, The Financial Times How To Spend It Magazine featured Martinet’s creatures at prices in the £9,500-£15,000 range. How totally fabulous!!! J’Adore. ~ Anne

 

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Saturday
Dec062014

Julie Hoomans & Simon Fitskie In 'Double Vision' By Jackie Nickerson For Dazed Winter 2014

Models Julie Hoomans and Simon Fitskie explore the duality of male/female relaitonships, female strength, nature and artistry in this Jackie Nickerson studio editorial ‘Double Vision’. Robbie Spencer styles the duo for Dazed Winter 2014. / Hair by Tina Outen; makeup by Thomas de Kluyer

 

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Saturday
Dec062014

Nunzio Paci's 'In the Garden of Idne' Finds Lost Bond With Mother Earth

Italian artist Nunzio Paci lives and works in Italy, with a singular artistic focus:

“My whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of my observation is body with its mutations. My intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination.”

Nunzio Paci’s new show ‘In the Garden of Idne’ opens Dec. 12, 2014 at the Oxholm Gallery in Copenhagen. The two-person show, shared with Shay Davis, runs until January 11, 2015.

The body of work featured ‘In the Garden of Idne’ focuses on the Jewish folklore of the Vegetable Man. An exploration of the theme of closeness to Nature, Paci’s imagines a return to the beginning.

While it’s known to me that Adam had more than one wife and that Lilith preceded a more yielding Eve, I am not aware that some verses of The Book of Genesis suggest that “God had created 1.000 different worlds which were destroyed and then forgotten. Others indicate that God had made various attempts at making man. “

Little record remains on these early attempts, but it is known in Jewish mythology that the first one was Idne or Adne Sadeh. Idne was described as a manlike creature who was regarded a plant rather than a man. As told by Louis Ginzberg in “The Legends of the Jews”, “His form is exactly that of a human being, but he is fastened to the ground by means of a navel-string, upon which his life depends. The cord once snapped, he dies”.

“In the Garden of Idne” is Paci’s attempt to evoke our lost bond with Mother Earth. But it is also a journey in a land of primitive experimentation, a garden laboratory where the artist analyses the origins of human life.

The cord of Idne was very long and nothing could take its life, except a flood or other disaster. Thus, this species of humans — considered perhaps to be an evolving ape man — lived until the great Flood.

Related: Christina Hendricks Reveals Our Inner Lilith Woman It Girl

 

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Friday
Nov282014

Chiharu Okunugi In 'Early Spring Day' By Michael Schwartz For Dazed & Confused Korea December 2014

Model Chiharu Okunugi redefines ‘trailer trash’, styled by Seri Yun in sophisticated, colorful babe-lovin’ separates for ‘Early Spring Day’. Photographer Michael Schwartz captures the down home loveliness for Dazed & Confused Korea’s December issue. / Hair by Leonardo Manetti; makeup by Hung Vanngo

 

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Friday
Nov282014

Amsterdam & Netherlands Score High On Global Business & Happiness Indexes

Website Ignant takes us on a stroll through Amsterdam on a rainy day. With a strong warning to first-time visitors to Amsterdam not to become enchanted with the hoards of bikes parked in lots, instructions are to check both directions before crossing the street. Many cyclists in Amsterdam ride their two-wheelers like rockets.

The reasons to love Amsterdam and The Netherlands are countless. Here are a few recent ones:

Amsterdam awarded prize for sustainability fund Dutch Daily News Sept 2014

At a ceremony in New York during September’s UN returns week, the City of Amsterdam was awarded a prize for its sustainability fund (the Amsterdam Investment Fund). The jury recognised the fund as “an excellent example of innovation which will significantly improve the city’s sustainability efforts”.

Wilma Mansveld, State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment, accepted the award on behalf of Mayor Van der Laan and Alderperson Choho by saying

We need the ideas introduced by smart cities such as Amsterdam now more than ever. Cities are responsible for two thirds of global energy consumption and contribute in excess of 70% of the harmful greenhouse gases produced worldwide. And that means they are also part of the solution! I am extremely proud that Mayor Van der Laan has been awarded this prize and I hope that these types of practical solutions will also be introduced in other cities.

Netherlands ranks second on Global Logistics Performance Index I Am Amsterdam

Netherlands moved three rungs on the World Bank’s 2014 Loistics Performance Indes, surpassed only by Germany.

The Global Innovation Index 2014 

The most recent index that uses 81 indicators to gauge innovation capacity, competitiveness and innovation ecosystems was led by Switzerland, UK and Sweden with The Netherlands in fourth place. The US ranked 60 out of 143 countries evaluated.

First World Happiness Report Launched at the United Nations

In the new UN report, the happiest countries in the world are all in Northern Europe and include: Denmark, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. The top 10 list completes with Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.

Factors driving the rankings include financial wellbeing, political freedom, strong social networks, an absence of corruption, good mental and physical health, comeone to count on, job security and stable families.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

The Netherlands ranks 14th on this year’s report behind top 5 Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark; and ahead of the US rank 20, UK rank 26 and Cuba rank 30.

If Amsterdam looks tempting to those of us living in other countries, read on: Top 10 Reasons why expats love Amsterdam.

Note: Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. Many Westerners use the terms interchangeably — to the disagreement of citizens living in the Netherlands.

 

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Sunday
Nov232014

Caroline Trentini, Anna Ewers & Charlie Hunnam 'Paint It Wild' With Bruce Weber For Vogue US December 2014

Models Caroline Trentini, Anna Ewers & Charlie Hunnam ‘Paint It Wild’, styled like true bohemians by Camilla Nickerson. Bruce Weber picks up his trademark lens for Vogue US December 2014./ Hair by Odile Gilbert; makeup by Aaron de Mey

 

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Sunday
Nov232014

Happy Planet Happiness Index On Global Well-being, Longevity & Sustainability

Do remember that there is more than one happiness scale in the world. We’re looking at one created by MoveHub.com. a resource for people wanting to live abroad. MoveHub examined 151 countries around the world, visualizing their Happy Planet index scores. HPI measures global data on life-expectancy, experienced well-being and ecological footprint.

Note, for example, that being wired is not among the criteria. As much as the three criteria are vitally important to me, so is a country’s digital-world infrastructure. A country’s economic productivity data is not included — based on an assumption that happiness and wealth are not connected. Government-sponsored support systems for health care are inherently included in longevity rates, but they should be investigated before moving to another country. Are you on your own as an expat? Or can you enter with ease an existing support system? What is the status of women in these countries?

Back to the Happy Planet Index, presented in these global graphs. You are evaluating three components: life expectancy, experience well-being, and ecological Footprint. Those results are then compiled into one score. ~ Anne

 

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