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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
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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Wednesday
Jun302010

Las Pozas: Creative Pandemonium in a Mind Running Wild

Sir Edward James Las Pozas, sensualist Garden of EdenLas Pozas | Sensual Overload

A good friend of mine left Carversville for Pakistan and spent days in shock over the juxtaposition of these two realities. Las Pozas is no Pakistan, but they’re cousins, enjoying a deep sensuality and chaotic, unconscious provocation.

In this respect, Carversville is a Fifties-style woman wielding onsiderable but discreet power. She plays a Barbara Bush supporting role, the caretaker trainer and source of great wisdom, slapping our cheeks before pushing us back into the boxing ring of modern, city life.

In my dreams, I see Las Pozas … a hotbed of symbolism and myth. If Carversville is a conscious mind, then Las Pozas is Carl Jung talking.

Butterfly Catcher 

For sensualists, the antidote to Carversville, after working a week in Paris, then flying to Shanghai, is a week in Xilitla and the Surreal Gardens of Las Pozas … born when a flurry of blue butterflies captured the inner vision and imagination of the Scottish eccentric Edward James. 

 

Salvation and Nirvana

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