Good Reads

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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Tuesday
Oct142014

Viking Horn-Inspired Turbines Make Green Music In Copenhagen

The government of Denmark finds that wind power is by far the cheapest new form of electricity in the country. New onshore wind plants coming online in 2016 will provide energy for about half the price of coal and natural gas plants, according to the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), and will cost around five cents per kilowatt hour.

Denmark pioneered wind power during the 1970s and created a manufacturing base that today leads the technology. Wind power provided one-third of Denmark’s energy consumption in 2013 and 41% of energy consumption in the first half of 2014. The goal is 50% of Denmark’s energy consumption coming from wind power by 2020.

How poetic and relevant it is that designers Laura Mesa Arango and Rafael Sanchez Herrera are inspired by Denmark’s wind power history but also historical Viking horn forms for their new exhibit at the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative.

Located at Copenhagen’s harbor edge, the project of 12 large-scale Viking horn forms function as ‘compact wind acceleration turbines’ that both generate energy but also produce a public ‘sound landscape’ designed to create a public space in which people can reflect on the impact of environmental forces on past, current, and future realities.

The sounds from the turbines come as air movement interacts with the horn’s shape and an arrangement of holes in the lower portion. The tones produced correspond ‘with letters of the alphabet that refer to natural forces’ including ‘S-U-N’, ‘W-A-T-E-R’, and ‘I-C-E’.

 

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Tuesday
Oct142014

'Bronze Age' Sensual Furniture By Frank Tjeplema 

Frank Tjeplema, lead designer and founder of Dutch studio Tjeo produces inspiring bronze furniture that is exquisite in terms of its craftsmanship and sensuality. The collection called ‘Bronze Age’ is presented in the ballroom of the Colloredo Mansfeld Palace in Prague. Tnepkema explains:

“Bronze Age collection contains all hand-crafted pieces, using traditional skills that once underpinned our very survival, each piece a manually intensive work and formed from the material that represents the dawn of civilisation. For this project I wanted to create something totally opposite to the technology driven trends based on the emergence of new digital tools such as 3d printing. I like the idea that bronze is precious and is therefor implicitly sustainable, it is either preserved or remelted but never discarded, who knows maybe these pieces contain a couple of remelted ancient bronze swords!” 

Bronze Age by Tjep. from Frank Tjepkema on Vimeo.


As for his design vision, ” (it is) ‘as a reaction to the unstoppable digitalisation and virtualisation of all our basic needs, all the way to love and friendship, I feel an urge to produce work that is antagonistic to this trend.’ says Frank Tjepkema

 

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Thursday
Oct092014

Pilar Moraga By David Gubert In 'Travelling Light' For Marie Claire Australia November 2014

Model Pilar Moraga is ‘Travelling Light’ in David Gubert’s editorial for Marie Claire Australia November. Valeryi Yong styles Pilar in pristine, crisp whites, mixing man-tailored details with soft volumes./Hair by Marco Braca; makeup by Cynthia Sobek

Pilar Moreaga’s editorial comes at a time when the income gap is widening in America. Not only do the rich have more money than ever, compared to middle income and poor families in America, but the Chronicle of Philanthropy has issued a new report that Americans who earned $200,000 or more reduced the share of their income they gave to charity by 4.6 percent from 2006 to 2012. Those earning less than $100,000 donated 4.5 percent more of their income, the report said.

In America’s major cities, it’s the poor who are giving the most — as a percentage of income — to help those in need.

 

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Makao Iida Captures Kasia, Alicja & Rita Coming Home To Roost For Spur Magazine November 2014

Models Kasia Jujeczka, Alicja Tubilewicz, and Rita Vishniakova seem a bit overdressed for this bucolic country scene but the result is a beautiful editorial styled by Tamao Iida. Photographer Makoto Nakagawa is behind the lens for Spur Magazine’s November issue.

The health benefits of eating organic has been debated until now — and surely there will still be pushback on the results of a large new internaitonal study suggesting that organic foods contain higher levels of antioxidents than conventionally grown foods. 

The research, led by Newcastle University and published last week in the British Journal of Nutrition, found concentrations of antioxidants such as polyphenolics that were 18- to 69-percent higher in organic food.

Read on about healthy eating in Anne of Carversville’s new shopping channel: The Health Benefits Of a Plant-Based Diet and also the November launch of Robyn Lawley’s new digital cookbook Robyn Lawley Eats, also based on organic and healthy food living.

 

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Sunday
Oct052014

Sustainable Decadence And The Tiny House Trend

Note: all images are from Warwickshire, UK-based Tinywood Homes

Sustainable Decadence meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs to be decadent. Personally, I prefer the word ‘pleasure’ to decadence but the spirit behind the words is the same.

Portland’s Bamboo restaurant, considered to be the first sustainable sushi restaurant, serves only serving seafood that is listed as sustainable or a good alternative by Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Blue Ocean Institute. (Read Aquacalypse Now: Discovering Sustainable Sushi T0 Save Our Sealife.) Bamboo came up in a search for ‘sustainable decadence.’

Personally, I’m a huge fan of the tiny house trend. Treehugger did a recent feature on Warwickshire, UK-based Tinywood Homes, a builder of holiday properties for rent on their farms or your property.

Treehugger raises the ‘sustainable decadence’ question specifically concerning the hot tub attached to the tiny house. Building wood-fired hot tubs is part of Aiden Reeve’s business, so it seems only natural that one would be part of his getaway experience.

No mention is made of whether recycled materials are used to build Tinywood Homes. Still, these wonderful images emphasize the reality that downsizing and simplifying doesn’t mean having to get rid of every pleasure and luxury in life.

Living in a tiny home for a week or two could be a great trial run before a permanent move. However, the experience can come at a price. Country Living has a feature on tiny houses, including 14 tiny cabins at the Blue Moon Rising ecotourism retreat in McHenry, Maryland.

Built by the folks at Hobbitat, the quaint interior features a living space, queen-bed nook, bathroom, and kitchen with a view of nature, all under a curved, corrugated metal ceiling. Rental rates per night range from $249 to $349.

Saturday
Oct042014

Mooji Says Be That In Which The 'I' Arises

This past year has been a very difficult and challenging one for me. In my darkest hours I was introduced by my dear friend Iman to Mooji, a spiritual teacher originally from Jamaica. Several other people very close to me also now tune in to Mooji, who calls his relaxed philosophical approach, “the lazy man’s way to enlightenment”.

The BBC described Mooji’s spiritual philosophy as similar to the Jamaican motto ‘don’t worry, be happy’.

Advaita, the popular Hindu philosophy practiced by Mooji, says, in essence, that a person’s inner self is the only real and conscious part of them and that recognising this will bring one closer to the true state. Mooji’s version of Advaita does not seem to make great demands on adherents.

Will Gethin describes his encounter with Mooji and his philosophy:

“God is not asking you to give up your sweeties… It’s not really identity which is the problem, but belief in it; belief that ‘I am that’ and the attachment to that identity. So rather than trying to get rid of the ego, go beyond it, by observing it. In many spiritual disciplines the language seems harsh, like ‘You have to kill the mind’ — and at a certain point you can come to appreciate these statements in a way that doesn’t seem so aggressive. It simply means to transcent the influence of the conditioned mind, and you are not the mind, you are consciousness within which mind is an aspect of consciousness.”

The Mooji words below appeared in my Facebook feed earlier in the week. After watching many Mooji videos on You Tube, these words brought a certain clarity to my own thoughts.

We live in a society that is increasingly more self-centric, and I can’t imagine the world being on a path of dropping the ‘I’. Except that at a certain point in life, some of us see the ‘I’ as an obstacle to our own happiness and quality of life. I have arrived at such a point, which is why Mooji’s words below hit me full force and with absolute simplicity this week. ~ Anne

“God is not asking you to give up your
sweeties,” Mooji reassured me, “It’s not really
identity which is the problem, but belief in
it; belief that ‘I am that’ and the attachment
to that identity. So rather than trying to get
rid of the ego, go beyond it, by observing it.
In many spiritual disciplines the language
seems harsh, like ‘You have to kill the mind’
– and at a certain point you can come to
appreciate these statements in a way that
doesn’t seem so aggressive. It simply means
to transcend the influence of the conditioned
mind, and you are not the mind, you are
consciousness within which mind is an
aspect of consciousness.”
“God is not asking you to give up your
sweeties,” Mooji reassured me, “It’s not really
identity which is the problem, but belief in
it; belief that ‘I am that’ and the attachment
to that identity. So rather than trying to get
rid of the ego, go beyond it, by observing it.
In many spiritual disciplines the language
seems harsh, like ‘You have to kill the mind’
– and at a certain point you can come to
appreciate these statements in a way that
doesn’t seem so aggressive. It simply means
to transcend the influence of the conditioned
mind, and you are not the mind, you are
consciousness within which mind is an
aspect of consciousness.”
“God is not asking you to give up your
sweeties,” Mooji reassured me, “It’s not really
identity which is the problem, but belief in
it; belief that ‘I am that’ and the attachment
to that identity. So rather than trying to get
rid of the ego, go beyond it, by observing it.
In many spiritual disciplines the language
seems harsh, like ‘You have to kill the mind’
– and at a certain point you can come to
appreciate these statements in a way that
doesn’t seem so aggressive. It simply means
to transcend the influence of the conditioned
mind, and you are not the mind, you are
consciousness within which mind is an
aspect of consciousness.”

You say you want to drop the ‘I’, but the ‘I’ cannot drop the ‘I’.

There must be something that is not the ‘I’ to drop the ‘I’.

It is That which is aware of ‘I’, the most holy concept, the immaculate concept.

Be That in which the ‘I’ itself arises.

Then you don’t have to drop the ‘I’.

You don’t have to drop anything.

You don’t have to kill anything.

You don’t have to heal anything.

You don’t have to fix anything.

You don’t have to become anything, or unbecome anything.

You don’t have to work on anything.

You don’t have to evolve.

You cannot evolve to go back to what You are.

Have I gone too far?

This guidance is for the one who wishes to be conscious of their own consciousness right now.

If you intend to awaken next year, we have to go back to ‘I’ which is time and change.

~ Mooji

Thursday
Oct022014

Half Of Earth's Wildlife Lost in 40 Years Reports WWF & Zoological Society of London

A devastating new report by the World Wildlife Federation and the Zoological Society of London concludes that the number of wild animals on earth has halved in the past 40 years.

“If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news,” said Professor Ken Norris, ZSL’s director of science. “But that is happening in the great outdoors. This damage is not inevitable but a consequence of the way we choose to live.” He said nature, which provides food and clean water and air, was essential for human wellbeing.

The study analyzed 10,000 different populations, accounting for 3,ooo species. The researchers then used the data to create a first-ever ‘Living Planet Index’ (LPI), which gives a snapshot of all known 45,000 vertebrates.

Summarized in The Guardian, a second index in the new Living Planet report calculates the “ecological” footprint of the world’s nations. The repport concludes that humans are

— cutting down more trees than we replace

— catching more fish in our oceans than we restock

— pump more water from rivers and aquifer than rainfall can replenish

— emitting more climate-warming carbon dioxide with fewer forests and oceans to absorb them

In a shocking conclusion, the report concludes that at the current rate of global consumption, Earth needs 1.5 of itself to sustain our futures. In the case of US rate of consumption, 4 Earths are required to sustain our futures. The UK weighs in at 2.5.

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