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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

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’

Eye | News Worth Reading

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

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Saturday
Dec202014

Robin Wright Sculptural Fairies Take Feminine Flight, Seducing Our Imaginations With Wire Heartstrings

As common as fairies may seem to us, their actual pedigree is not completely understood. Angels began in the Old Testament as anonymous messengers of God before evolving into immortal residents of the heavenly realm.

By contrast, fairies are often associated with pagan myths or religions and exist as anthropomorphic creatures in the world of humans, although most probably living in a somewhat different dimension.

Historically, fairies were considered to be suspicious creatures, mischievous and sometimes evil. It’s easy to see fairies as malevolent and part of culture’s larger historical plan to eliminate the positive influence of nature’s original goddesses.

Today’s fairies enchant us — especially when they are the work of UK sculptor Robin Wright, who creates magnificent stainless steel wire-winged fairies with a penchant for dancing in the wind.

Fairies can be tall, elegant and more beautiful than a ballet dancer in flight. They are typically dazzling — and yes feminine — winged and often waving a magic wand.

Wright’s creatures delight in their human-like forms complete with muscles, limbs, and skin. Inside each fairy lies a heart of stone, sometimes personalized with a message. Dandelion flowers dead and ready to spin their spores into the wind make high-drama divas of his artistry.

The Staffordshire resident found himself inspired by a photo he took in the woods one day, an image that captured a small, mysterious, enigmatic, fairy-like shape. Clearly, his muse took flight in the artist’s imagination, leaping in multiple forms of stainless steel magnificence from his mind and body.

You can see many of Wright’s pieces on display at The Trentham Estate Gardens in England. (Fairies). in almost limitless variations.

 

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Tuesday
Jan032012

Eye | Occupy Movement Music | Plastic Blight | Tetsuo Kondo's 'A Path in the Forest'

Forest Perspective

Now this is a walk in the woods! The incredibly beautiful “A Path in the Forest” by architect Tetsuo Kondo was a temporary installation in the Kadriorg Park near Tallinn, Estonia. This experience of communing with trees from an entirely different perspective was part of Tallinn’s 2011 European Capital of Culture series, one of 11 urban installations. via TCH

Plastic Blight

The Guardian writes that despite measures to promote recycling, discarded plastic continues to blight our planet.  And the problem isn’t only plastic.

Earlier this year, Austria-based environmental consultancy Denkstatt imagined such a world, where farmers, retailers and consumers use wood, tins, glass bottles and jars, and cardboard to cover their goods. It sounds like a better values-driven strategy, right? Unfortunately this packaging vision increased volume by 3.6 times, taking more than double the energy to make and generating almost 3 times the greenhouse gases.

Japan Leads the WorldPlastic waste at the Tsurumi recycling centre in Yokohama. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty ImagesJapan leads the world, recycling 77% of plastic waste in 2010. Japan recycled 72% of PET bottles in 2010, compared with 48% in Europe and 29% in the US. via The Guardian

Occupy Music

Any movement creates music as it moves.Wired magazine takes a look at the music coming out of the Occupy movement. 

Wednesday
Jul272011

Kathryn Gustafson's Lurie Garden in Chicago | Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra in Cuba 

Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson

The Sky Is Mine More Intelligent Life

American-born Kathryn Gustafson is called the ‘grande dame’ of landscape architecture.

Rights of Man Square. ‘Envy’. It is interesting to note that most of Gustafson’s French works deal with some strong artistic statement. Her designs can be interpreted as surgical acts of healing, where the land is skillfully draped and sown as if to hide past torments. This particular attitude clearly makes Gustafson’s work unique in France. The landscape as art movement never really reached this country, and most professionals would never think of themselves as artists, but simply as pragmatic problem solvers in line with a particular urban tradition. Gustafson is, therefore, definitely different from her peers in that her work appears each time clearly as an artistic act. She prefers to work over disrupted terrain, where she need not consider the notion of terroir or any other burdensome cultural referent to place. Her conceptual and artistic approach sets her apart from the rest of the French profession where the reference, not to say reverence, to place always plays a key role.Gustafson has a dozen projects around the globe, run either by her firm of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, covering America and Asia from Seattle, or by Gustafson Porter, her European practice, whose walls in Kentish Town, north London, are hung with plaster moulds of her original clay designs.

She is a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a medallist of the French Academy of Architecture, and a recipient, from the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, of the Sckell Ring of Honour, which sits on her small hand like a heavy gold knuckle-duster.

Most recently, Gustafson’s Seattle firm won the Landscape Architecture Award in the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Awards.

More Intelligent Life informs that Gustafson is working with British architect Norman (Lord) Foster developing six blocks of downtown Washington DC, reinstating an expanding the original 18th-century alleyways that ran between them.

“Each project takes five years on average,” she says. “You get to know a city very well.” She is also working there with Adjaye, on an African-American museum, due to open as part of the Smithsonian in 2015; it will have a “rain garden” and a pool symbolising the ocean crossed by the slave ships.

Critics and curators say that Gustafson’s greatest contribution is the re-introduction of the human body to site design. She agrees: ‘For me, the form of the land and the form of the body come together somehow.” A former fashion student and 1970s design professional, critics maintain that the sensual draping of clothes has strongly influenced her landscape work.

Gustafson Gutherie Nichol Ltd is a refreshingly gender-balanced group of professionals. Founder is seated on sofa, white collar.

Urban Parking Garage in Bloom

Lurie Garden Chicago website

The Lurie Garden, built by Gustafson Gutherie Nichol Ltd,  in Millennium Park is an urban oasis emerging from a harmonious blend of symbolism, landscape design and ecological sensitivity. Its design pays homage to Chicago’s transformation from flat marshland to innovative green city, or “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden).

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Friday
Apr222011

Moss Art Reverie | Wandering the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens of HeliganLately I find myself more and more distressed while traveling the paths of unnerving political, economic and ecological dramas rather than finding the serenity and peaceful connection to earth and to each other.

Recently my friend shared a blog page about moss art and I was off in other worlds of soft green landscapes, earthen sculpture and discarded items carefully groomed to a natural glory as well as modern uses like biodegradable carpets and mats. It seems anything is possible. Enjoy. Lisa

Moss Couch - My Big Backyard - Memphis Botanical Garden

The Giant’s Head, Mudmaid and Grey Lady wait to be discovered along Woodland Walk. This sheltered path comes to life as these woodland sculptures reveal themselves, emerging silently from the beautiful natural landscape. – The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Giant’s Head - Lost Gardens of Heligan

Mudmaid - Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Sunday
Mar202011

First Day of Spring I Tulip Love I Netherlands 2011

By Lisa Catherine Brown

Ah, spring! Can we exclaim this enough in the northern hemisphere today? The days get longer and warmer. The rains come and the earth greens. Color and scent that have been dormant burst forth. The birds return and those brave enough to have weathered winter with us are preening in color as well. Ah, spring!

The landscape is beckoning – blackberry thickets are deepening to purple greens, tiny buds can be seen on the early blooming dogwood and forsythia - evidence of much anticipated spring – but most promising are the crocus, hyacinth, iris and tulip leaves I discover. Pushing their way up toward the warming sun, those knife-like sprouts give assurance of a new season to even the greyest of days.

10 Billion Tulip Bulbs Say Rejoice!

Nowhere in the world do the promises of spring bring more excitement, wealth and fascinating history as the northern Netherlands where more than 3 billion tulips decorate the landscape for a mere couple of weeks. These tulips are harvested and two-thirds exported, mostly to the US and Germany. An estimated 10 billion bulbs are produced each year with 75% of the Dutch bulbs being exported.

 

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Tuesday
Jan252011

Lincoln Park SoundScape Naturally Kisses Gehry's New World Symphony Hall

DesignTracker| Miami Beach SoundScape/Lincoln Park is a meandering expanse of plants, pergolas, and palms designed around Frank Gehry’s New World Symphony classical music hub. Soundscape opens tonight with the concert hall.

“The park was designed to be a very flexible space,” West 8 principal Jamie Maslyn Larson tells us. “It needed to be both a great day-to-day-use park and one that could support multifaceted events, including video displays and an audio system that’s world-class.”

The park uses the Gehry building’s 7.500-square-foot blank wall as a giant projection screen for concerts and video art.

In every aspect strives to establish a new precedent for parks in the City of Miami Beach.

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Monday
Nov082010

Stella McCartney's Love of Land, Family & Design Sustainability

All Vogue images by Bruce Weber.

Fashion with compassion describes Stella McCartney’s approach to work and more abstractly to her life. A true Smart Sensuality woman, Stella McCartney’s values integrate all living things into her holistic, organic approach to work, play, family, loving, giving.

Having said that, Stella McCartney detests yellow tulips with passion. Upon discovering that her supposedly white tulips were born of son gods, she closed her eyes and exclaimed ‘Paint them white!’

We don’t see much of Stella McCartney’s inner diva in her Vogue US interview with Hamish Bowles. Rather Stella is the fecund earth mother of three and soon another, and country companion and wife to Alasdhair Willis, formerly a publisher and now a furniture and product design consultant.

Willis just resigned his position with British furniture manufacturer Established and Sons to start his own creative coonsultancy with David Beckham as a client.

Any man who gives his wife an Anniversary Garden with a plaque testifying to his adoring love is well … swell.

The Vogue interview is about Stella McCartney and her land. “I grew up in the country, and I like being isolated,” says Stella. “So when I see a building on the horizon, I want to plant a tree in front of it. That’s my natural instinct.”

Wanting to plant about a million trees in their English Eden, the couple married in 2003 and requested trees as wedding presents. Head gardner Anthony Tyler oversees precious treasure groves, including allées of linden trees from Germany, sent by both Valentino and Tom Ford.

Although her husband is “the garden man”, both share a passion for Hidcote, “the iconic Cotswolds garden created by the American-born Major Lawrence Johnston at the beginning of the twentieth century, named for its grand gestures, its long views, and its series of contrasting environments and moods.’

Hidcote is known for spectacular topiaries. which would have plenty of room to roam on the Willis-McCartney property.

 

 

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