Good Reads

Ferdinand Cheval’s ‘Palais Ideal’ Was Built By One Man One Pebble At A Time

Banksy Releases ‘Welcome to Gaza’ Video Complete With Kitten For FB Lovers

Global Costs of Living By Country Established By People Living There
jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

Goddess Editorials

& Essays

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

 

India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness

Values

Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee

Thursday
Mar192015

Richard Stainthorp's Wire Sculpture Humans Are Wise & Grounded

It’s only recently that I came to appreciate the extraordinary beauty of wire sculptures. British artist Richard Stainthorp (Facebook) captures the energy and emotion of the human body, using a heavier wire than artist Robin Wright, whose thinner wires produce fairy sculptures.

Stainthorp has created his wire sculptures for almost 20 years, They are solidly grounded and emotional, wise and learned — not prone to silliness or a fanciful pursuit of dreams, because an understanding of the human condition seem to permeate their essence.

 

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Wednesday
Mar182015

Ferdinand Cheval's 'Palais Ideal' Was Built By One Man One Pebble At A Time

Looking at images of the 100-year-old ‘Palais Ideal’, it’s inconceivable that the architectural monument to nature and multiple religious influences is the work of a French postman. The true story behind the elaborate monument built in the village of Hauterives, France by Ferdinand Cheval over 30+ years is just this simple. The elaborate edifices of ‘Palais Ideal’ were inspired by pictures from magazines and postcards that Cheval delivered along his rural, 18-mile delivery route. It was originally called ‘The Temple of Nature’, says the website.

Cheval’s extraordinary example of naïve architecture stood its first small steps to realization in April 1879, documented in Cheval’s own words:

I was walking very fast when my foot caught on something that sent me stumbling a few meters away, I wanted to know the cause. In a dream I had built a palace, a castle or caves, I cannot express it well… I told no one about it for fear of being ridiculed and I felt ridiculous myself. Then fifteen years later, when I had almost forgotten my dream, when I wasn’t thinking of it at all, my foot reminded me of it. My foot tripped on a stone that almost made me fall. I wanted to know what it was… It was a stone of such a strange shape that I put it in my pocket to admire it at my ease. The next day, I went back to the same place. I found more stones, even more beautiful, I gathered them together on the spot and was overcome with delight… It’s a sandstone shaped by water and hardened by the power of time. It becomes as hard as pebbles. It represents a sculpture so strange that it is impossible for man to imitate, it represents any kind of animal, any kind of caricature.

I said to myself: since Nature is willing to do the sculpture, I will do the masonry and the architecture.

Initially, Cheval carried the stones in his pockets before switching to a basket. Soon he could be seen putting stones in his wheelbarrow, pushing it along his mail route. The dreamscape builder worked at night, building his monument by the light of a lamp.

Completed in 1912, the ‘Palais Ideal’ is today a destination for about 150,000 of amazed tourists every year. The site’s webpage notes that it was ‘built with no architectural rules’ and is regarded as a prime example of ‘outsider artwork’ — a free-spirited, rudimentary piece completed outside the bounds of traditional design principles. Perhaps the most poignant explanation for the eclectic masterpiece is an inscription Cheval carved once the palace was complete: ‘The dream of one man.’

 

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Saturday
Mar142015

Julia Berghoeff In 'Hawaii Five Oh' By Josh Olins For Vogue UK April 2015

Model Julia Bergshoeff kicks back, styled in at-ease, beach and country weekend looks by Clare Richardson for ‘Hawaii Five Oh’. Photographer Josh Olins snaps the simplicity rules looks for Vogue UK’s April issue. / Hair by Esther Langham; makeup by Maki Ryoke

 

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Discarded Window Cabin By Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz Delights 

Artists and creators often have visions for what can be — something others can’t even imagine, let alone execute. Such a beautiful, humble vision came together in the mountains of West Virginia when photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz built a retreat out of discarded windows.

Salvaging most of their materials from a nearby abandoned barn, the creative duo was able to construct the incredible glass cabin with roughly $500 and several months’ worth of elbow grease. Olson says, “We were able to make it a reality because we are first artists and creators. We had to be resourceful to do it cheaply.” This meant living off of beans and rice while dedicating their time and energy to constructing their one-of-a-kind home.

Olson and Horwitz maintain their design business in Milwaukee, using the rustic cabin as a true getaway. What their windowed getaway lacks in terms of electricity and plumbing, it compensates by offering them a ‘oneness’ with nature’s beauty. Their windowed wall faces west, offering spectacular sights when the sun is setting. ‘That’s when everything is on fire,’ says Horwitz.

Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz | Makers (Documentary)

 

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Tuesday
Mar032015

Lara Stone Is 'Alone', Lensed by Peter Lindbergh For Interview Magazine March 2015

Master photographer Peter Lindbergh joins forces with supermodel Lara Stone for ‘Alone’. Ludivine Poiblanc styles Lara as a hardworking country woman in Interview Magazine’s March issue, with not an ounce of glamour — but plenty of slow living style — in sight. / Hair by Odile Gilbert; makeup by Emmanuel Sammartino

 

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Friday
Feb272015

Banksy Releases 'Welcome to Gaza' Video' Complete With Kitten For FB Cat Lovers

Banksy is the world’s most famous street artist — although AOC believes he’s rivaled by JR today. Both artists have taken on the problems of Palestine. Now Banksy has returned to Palestine — specifically Gaza — making a satirical travel advertisement for Gaza. ‘Make this the year YOU discover a new destination,’ the video begins. ‘Welcome to Gaza.’

Banksy’s ‘Welcome to Gaza’ video

The video centers on the destruction of Gaza associated with Israel’s 2014 Operation Protective Edge, an Israeli military operation that targeted Hamas militants but also brought massive destruction to an already deeply-wounded Gaza.

The black hooded Banksy stencils a weeping Greek figure that some liken to Niobe while others see Rodin’sThe Thinker. With a hand on her head, the woman appears as if she is weeping. It is titled Bomb damage, Gaza City. Another piece shows images of children swinging on a fairground ride, which is actually a surveillance tower, and the last one is a painting of a cute kitten playing with a coiled ball of rusted metal.

The cat in particular seems totally out of context, but there is a method to Banksy’s madness. The artists explained: ‘A local man came up and said ‘Please - what does this mean?’ I expained that I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website — but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.’ And so Banksy has given us a kitten to share on Facebook and Instagram. 

Both Banksy and JR are always savvy. The kitten approach is sad but very true. And so this kitten will move to our FB page.

 

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Thursday
Feb262015

Valery Kaufman In 'Summer of Love' By Sanchez & Mongiello For Numéro #161 March 2015

Model Valery Kaufman channels an epic moment in American history, styled by Samuel Fancois in ‘Summer of Love’, honoring 1967 hippie movements in San Francisco and — to a lesser extent — New York. Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello capture the bohemian spirit for Numéro #161 March 2015. / Hair by Romina Manenti; makeup by Rie Omoto

 

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