Good Reads

Barry Cox Honors Nature’s Spirituality With Church of Trees

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


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.

Fashion Only

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Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 6-3-15 | John & Elora Hardy Reinvent Sustainable Bamboo Design in Bali

Eye 5-28-15 | ‘McQueen’ Play Opens In London To Mixed Reviews As Sister Janet Reveals Alexander McQueen’s Sexual Abuse With Her Then Husband

Eye 5-16-15 | Livia Firth Promotes The Trus Cost Fashion Industry Documentary

Eye Woman 5-14-15 | Helena Christensen & Camilla Staerk | Cate Blanchett | Linda Evangelista

Eye 5-2-15 | The Clooneys | Amal Clooney Defends Ex Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed | 10 Luxury Maldives Resorts | George Clooney Stylist
Eye 4-27-15 | Gisele Bundchen Nude For Vogue Brazil May 2015 | Gisele As Earth Goddess & UN Ambassador for Environment

Eye 4-26-15 | Luxury At V&A | London Craft Week | Lagerfeld in Bonn with Wanda Barcelona

Eye 4-23-15 | Tom Ford On Gucci, Feminism, Nudity & Friend Julianne Moore
Eye 4-19-15 | Tiffany’s New Look | NYC Whitney Museum Opens May 1 | Meryl Streep Funds Lab For Women Screenwriters

Eye 3-20-2015 | Vogue Explains Meerkat | East Austin, Texas Under the Lens | Rick Perry Called By God To Serve

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




Coconuts That Become Lamps Make Visual Oasis Of Any Room

Artist Vainius Kubilius carefully crafts lemps made of coconut, and they transform ordinary environments into exotic soaces. after careful shaving, eaxing and drilling, the coconut shines like a jewel as it becomes the head of a lamp sold under the trade name Nymphs.

“Not all light patterns look good,” he explains in an email to My Modern Met. “By creating many of them I learned what looks best and what people enjoy the most.” Ultimately, he admits, “I want people who turn my lamp on in the evenings to feel like they’re in a magical place surrounded by a unique and relaxing atmosphere. Nymphs’s lamps create a small oasis in every interior.”


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A Private Emma Stone Goes 'Outward Bound' In WSJ Interview, Lensed By Angelo Pennetta

Actor Emma Stone talks about her fierce protection of her privacy in a major interview with Josh Eells in the July/August issue of WSJ Magazine.Stone is styled in cool weather casuals by Francesca Burns, with images by Angelo Pennetta.

Eells writes:

Last summer she shot a Woody Allen movie— Irrational Man, which opens this July—and then went straight into rehea rsals for a three-month stint on Broadway, starring as a coked-up Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Then came Academy Awards season, which she experienced for the first time as a nominee, and then Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special, on which the longtime comedy nerd got to fulfill a childhood fantasy by playing Roseanne Roseannadanna, a character originated by one of her heroes, Gilda Radner. (“It wasn’t great,” Stone says of her performance, “but it was fun.”) When her run on Cabaret ended in February, Stone high-tailed it to California, where she had reshoots on Aloha,a Cameron Crowe movie that opened in May, in which she plays an Air Force F-22 fighter pilot and Bradley Cooper’s love interest. (Crowe calls her “the soul of the movie.”) Now she finally has a couple of months off, which she’s using to relax and ponder the little questions, like what to do with the rest of her career.

Much of the interview is devoted to very specific details about lunch. It is the theme that holds the interview together. But Stone opens up about the Sony Hack — she’s made nine movies with the studio. Recently her own email address and cellphone number were published on WikiLeaks, causing her to delete her entire email account representing over six years of messages.

‘I was just so freaked out that someone was in there,’ Stone explains. Read on at WSJ Magazine.


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Elora Hardy Joins Father John In Expanding Bamboo Design In Bali

In 2010 Elora Hardy left her career in Manhattan, working for five years creating fabric prints for Donna Karan, and returned to her childhood home of Bali. Elora Hardy is the daughter of jewelry designer John Hardy, who sold his business in 2008 and co-founded the Green School in Bali with his wife Cynthia. As its name suggests, open-air The Green School is based on sustainable principles and is spectacularly known for its bamboo construction. 

Returning to Bali, Elora founded Ibuku, self-described as a team of designers and builders who aspire to make the most of bamboo and local talented craftspeople and young minds. Ibuki develops a balance of ancient and new ideas in its commitment to building almost entirely handmade villas and bespoke furniture. A major project for Hardy is Green Village, a resort community along the Ayung River, 20 minutes from the Green School.

At a time when environmentally-conscious architecture is becoming more mainstream, Ibuku takes it to a new level. ‘Most green design now is part of a conventional paradigm that tries to be ‘less bad’, explains Elora. ‘If Leeds measured us, we would be off the charts.’

Watch an outstanding new TED Talk by Elora Hardy, John Hardy’s original TED Talk on The Green School and an interview with the duo on AOC’s front page.


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Joan Smalls Runs Wild In 'Summer Escape' By Ryan McGinley For Porter Magazine No. 9

Top model Joan Smalls runs wild in the pages of Porter Magazine No.9, styled by Alex White. Ryan McGinley captures a hot weather mood in ‘Summer Escape’. / Hair by Peter Gray; makeup by Fulvia Farolfi


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Lisbon's Grey-Haired LATA 65 Seniors Become Graffiti Artists

My Modern Met features a most wonderful story on Lisbon, Portugal’s LATA 65. This class is introducing more than 100 senior citizens to youth culture by teaming the grey-hair set with well-known street artists. The students learn to make their own stencils and create their own street tags, bringing colorful artistry to neglected neighborhoods.

LATA 65 was developed by the Cowork Lisboa in partnership with Wool – Covilhã Urban Art Festival.


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Charlotte Nolting Goes Prairie Girl By Hans van Brakel for Marie Claire Netherlands June 2015

Model Charlotte Nolting channels her prairie girl spirit, styled in an eclectic pattern mix styled by Simone Dernee. Photographer Hans van Brakel captures the bohemian, country spirit for Marie Claire Netherlands June 2015./ Beauty by Charlotte Niketic


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Help Lisa Ward Crowdfund Detroit's 'Flower House' On IndieGoGo

Michigan florist Lisa Waud conceived a marvelous installation called ‘Flower House’ a Detroit exhibition open to the public from Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18 2015. Waud, owner of a floral design business called Pot & Box was inspired by images of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped Pont Neuf bridge in Paris and Christian Dior’s 2012 couture show. 

Lisa Waud became inspired to raise consciousness around sourcing flowers by covering 15 rooms of a dilapidated Detroit home with between 60,000 and 100,000 flowers. These images by photographer Heather Saunders are from a trial run of Flower House. in which florists spent 48 hours and 4,000 flowers to transform ugliness into a natural, beautiful wonderland, photographed by Heather Saunders.

Waud explains:

The Flower House October installation will be an unprecedented one,” she wrote. “We will experience something that has never been done before—for one weekend, the walls, ceilings, floors, and fixtures will be bursting with luscious blooms and textural foliage harvested from American farms coast to coast, and featuring our own Great Lakes state. There is a real and strong momentum gaining for consciousness in growing, sourcing, and buying flowers grown in our own soil. Much like the Slow Food movement, the Slow Flowers Movement is changing the way people think about where their cut flowers come from in America.

At the end of the event, the house — one of two deserted homes that Waud bought in Hamtramck , Michigan, will be torn down and replaced with a living, growing flower farm. Waud’s goal is to divert as much as 75% of the reusable materials out of the landfill, making her an environmentally responsible steward of Mother Earth. 

‘Flower House’ is running a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. 

Flower House Teaser from Hello Future Films on Vimeo.



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