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GlamTribale Takes You On A Journey April 18, 2014


Jacquelyn Jablonski In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' By Matt Jones For Vogue Italia December 2014

Model Jacquelyn Jablonski is styled with eclectic vintage looks by Alberto Zanoletti in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Matt Jones captures nature girl on grassland dunes for Elle Italia December 2014. / Hair by Marco Braca; makeup by Maria Seccia


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Time Travel Images of China's Forbidden City Then & Now

A simple but highly effective photo shoot by Forbidden City magazine as gone viral on Chinese social media. Editors of the magazine dug through archives, looking for photographs of Chinese nobility. The images were then contrasted with new photos of visitors at the same location. Love!


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Karlie Kloss In 'Natural High', Lensed By Patrick Demarchelier December 2014

Model Karlie Kloss enjoys a ‘Natural High’, wandering through the great outdoors, lensed by Patrick Demarchelier. Phyllis Posnick styles Karlie in athletic wear but also feminine florals perfect for slow biking in Vogue US December 2014. / Hair by Julien d’Ys; makeup by Dick Page


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Eggdoodler's 'Africa' Egg Sculptures Inspire Talk On Rhino, Giraffe & Elephant Extinction

Deviant Artist eggdoodler carves incredible sculptures out of delicate egg shells. In this series entitled ‘Africa’, eggdoodler uses large ostrich eggs to sculpt an elephant, a giraffe and a rhinoceros. To achieve this incredible detail and removal of so much shell, the artist used a NSK Presto hand piece with diamond and carbide bits. About 1,000 hours of labor is required to sculpt these magnificent eggs.

AOC is devoted to elephant preservation in Africa and we have written extensively on saving the elephants. We know much less about rhinos and giraffes. 

Rhino Conservation Worldwide

The Southern white rhino was once on the brink of extinction with only about 50 left in the wild. Today there are over 20,400 white rhinos in South Africa but only six Northern white rhinos remain, reports

At the beginning of the 20th century there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia. This fell to 70,000 by 1970 and further to just 29,000 in the wild today. Despite this bleak picture, and the continuing threat of poaching for their valuable horns, global rhino population figures have been increasing in recent years.

Large-scale poaching of the now critically endangered black rhino resulted in a dramatic 96% decline from 65,000 individuals in 1970 to just 2,300 in 1993. Thanks to the persistent efforts of conservation programmes across Africa black rhino numbers have risen since the early 1990s to a current population of 5,055.

The world cannot relax, however, believing that rhinos are not at risk in South Africa. The dramatic rise in poaching since 2008 in South Africa could derail the positive increases in rhino populations in that country. National Geographic reports that 1000 rhinos were poached in 2013, the higest in modern history. This slaughter represented a 50% increase over 2012.

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London's 'Blood, Swept Lands and Seas of Red' Creates Controversy and Contemplation About War 

AOC shares an extraordinary installation in London called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’. Estimates are that over four million people will see the installation of 888,248 handmade poppies, each representing a person who died during World War One, before the last poppy is planted on Armistice Day, November 11.

16 acres of clay poppies commemorating blood spill out and around the Tower of London in a magnificent tribute individually assembled by volunteers under the direction of artist Paul Cummins working with site design by Tom Piper. Ninety tons of steel comprise the stems of the poppies, which appear to be floating over the moat or pouring out of a tower window. 

Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones questioned the beauty of the installation by calling it an artistic cop-out and a failure to grasp and communicate the grim realities of one of the biggest internaitonal conflicts in human history.

In spite of the mention of blood in its title, this is a deeply aestheticised, prettified and toothless war memorial. It is all dignity and grace. There is a fake nobility to it, and this seems to be what the crowds have come for – to be raised up into a shared reverence for those heroes turned frozen flowers.

Volunteers on the project respond with their own thoughts.

The sheer scale and spread of poppies is stunning, and knowing they represent a minority of overall deaths is deeply disturbing. The futility of the war is rammed home with every poppy hammered into the ground. “What good did their deaths do?” was asked again and again as we planted. “What have we learned from it?” was another.

Rather than create the kind of divisions that seem to pass for political ideology these days, this exhibit has the power and significance to tap into what connects us as humans. To say it is a platform for the likes of Ukip, that it is jingoism and nationalism made reality, that it somehow means the war was an OK thing, shows Mr Jones has failed to understand it. He is clearly devoid of emotion and insight, unlike many, many of the people who either visit or volunteer.

Designer of the installation, Tom Piper said, “It does look very beautiful, but people are beautiful and our human life force is beautiful. So it is a good way of getting people to contemplate all this loss of life.”


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Kickstarter Headquarters Comes To Greenpoint Brooklyn With Ferns, River Birches & Swamp Azalea

Wallpaper magazine takes us on a brief tour of Kickstarter’s new headquarters in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The 29.000 square feet space — bought by Kickstarter — is located in the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Historic District. If architect Ole Sondresen is credited with a plan to rehabilitate the space, it is designer Camille Finefrock who is infusing spirit and soul into Kickstarter’s new Brooklyn headquarters. 

‘Because Yancey [Strickler] and Perry [Chen] had the foresight to make the centre of the building a garden,’ she says of the CEO and chairman, ‘my perception of the space was that this is the heart of the building. I wanted to create a portrait of the woods. At any time in the year, people can look through the window and connect to what’s happening in nature.’

The garden is filled with ferns, river birches, swamp azalea and other plants native to Long Island and the Northeast. The second garden, located on the rooftop includes a solarium with rattan loungers, an edible food garden with blueberries, tomatoes and kale, and also a cutting garden for desktop blooms. 

Technology enters quietly with an area for movie screenings when the sun sets. At present there is no plan for sleepovers, but it’s easy to imagine Kickstarter employees who would rather not go home. 


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Artist Iyad Sabbah Gives Life To Israel-Palestinian Conflict With 'Worn Out'

Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah has captured the wretched turmoil of Palestinians living in war-torn Gaza with a family of seven clay figures titled ‘Worn Out’. The figures represent a real family who fled Gaza’s Shuja’iyya after the summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas

The family appears to be fleeing, stumbling through real-life debris and rubble, their clothes stained by pigment representing blood. Depicting multi-generational family members, Sabbah seeks to graphically help humans of conscience around the world connect with the suffering and pain that permeates lives of the Palestinian people every day. 

“Shuja’iyya neighborhood is one of the places that was completely destroyed, and the idea came to my head to do something about the war, to focus on displacement of the Palestinians,” Sabbah told th eCairo Post. “The displacement scene is very influential, so the sculptures were put amid the wreckage of the destroyed houses in Shuja’iyya to show the suffering of the residents,” he said, adding that the sculptures were also placed on the beach to depict refugees immigrating illegally in order to escape from war zones.

Iyad Sabbah himself was forced to flee his house in Gaza’sSudanyya neighborhood during the bombings. The artist is a member of the General Union of Artists and a lecturer at Aqsa University in Gaza. See Iyad Sabbah website. The artist was concerned over hostility from conservative Muslims over his depicting human forms. To date this has not been an issue. 

According to the Cairo Post, at least 2,145 Palestinians were killed and 11,200 divilians injured in the latest fighting. More than 16,800 homes were destroyed according to a donor conference on Oct. 12 on Gaza Reconstruction held in Cairo and co-hosted by Norway. Note that Palestinian officials say the vast majority of the dead were civilians; Israel says half were Hamas and other gunmen. The Times of Israel reports more than 100,000 homes damaged, affecting one-third of Gaza’s population of 1.8 million.

AOC reported yesterday that 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will donate her entire $50,000 World Children Prize to rebuilding schools in Gaza.


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