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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

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’

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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Eye | News Worth Reading

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

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

Entries in recycling (7)

Saturday
Dec062014

Edouard Martinet's Virtuoso Steampunk Insect Sculptures Soar With Creative Perfection

French artist, sculptor Edouard Martinet creates utterly-magnificent, steampunk insect creatures, making him the art world’s virtuoso insectophile, says his London gallery Sladmore Contemporary.

Martinet scours flea markets and auto parts sales in serch of old used parts that he rebirths into luxury-level creatures, fueled by his limitless creative imagination, fantastic wit and painstaking pursuit of perfectionism. Martinet searches for parts that fit together perfectly or near-perfectly, allowing him to use screws and a minimum — or preferably no solder.

In November 2013, The Financial Times How To Spend It Magazine featured Martinet’s creatures at prices in the £9,500-£15,000 range. How totally fabulous!!! J’Adore. ~ Anne

 

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Wednesday
May092012

Our GlamTribale Jewelry Is Never Flawless

A reader asked me why Anne of Carversville is green. Living in Carversville taught me that green is the most sensual of colors. Artist Nathalia Suellen agrees. View more of her work at Lady Symphonia.

Street Art Utopia shares  inspiration for guerilla gardeners. Here we have a magnificent image of “botanical art therapy” in Phuket, Thailand.

There’s a strong dose of urban/natural guerilla mentaility in our GlamTribale jewelry. Just last night I was fussing over the imperfections in one of the wooden beads used in our Isis Collection. It wasn’t the result of poor craftsmanship in any way, but the “natural way”.

In our over-Photoshopped world where everything is “flawless” — God, how I hate that word — and imperfection isn’t tolerated, we forget that in nature there are always dead blooms fading away at the feet of glorious new flowers.

GlamTribale Is Never Flawless

When we explore the majesty of nature, her sensuality and beauty are anchored in a reality that is old and new, used and fresh. I simply adore this repurposed greenhouse from the Homesteading and Survivalism Store.

We are employing the same concept in our beads and materials used for GlamTribale. The result is sophisticated but not flawless, mostly because our beads come from the hands of real people and nature’s creations. Our jewelry is not botoxed but recycled, repurposed — an act of redemption, another chance for castaways.

GlamTribale jewelry is designed to change lives and make a difference in the world. Supporting Planned Parenthood PA/US here in America and sanitary napking for young women in Africa, wearing GlamTribale jewelry is intended to be a beautiful reality check for Smart Sensuality women.

The collection is coming in weeks now, so bookmark our page and new website, and visit often. ~ Anne

 

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. 

Monday
Nov212011

Eye | James Plumb Suitcase Chests | Dain Williams 'Threatened' Animal Illustrations | If Pockets Talked Pop-Up

Tall Tales If Suitcases Had Voices

From James Plumb (James Russell+Hannah Plumb=James Plumb): A selection of old suitcases are housed individually in antiqued steel and wood cases that have been tailor made in Somerset. Each stack of different-sized cases forms a unique, chest of drawers. Each one off is carefully repaired and repurposed — relined in Swedish linen and ready to receive new contents. Special sizes and combinations can be commissioned.

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‘Threatened’ 2011: Dain Williams

Dain Williams is a 2011 graduate of Kenyon College with a major in Studio Art. Originally from Tempe, Arizona and now living in Los Angeles, Dain was awarded the Peterson Prize in Art at the 2011 Kenyon College Honors Day and received Distinction for his Senior Exercise, “Threatened”. See website

Even though we are all animals, the word “animal” usually refers to something separate from anything human. Modern humans see animals as outsiders, separate from the developed, human world that we have created. We see wild animals on TV or the internet, and think of them as existing almost on a different planet, or at least a part of Earth that we will never inhabit. With this mindset, the wild animal is not respected, and is often brushed aside for the benefit of human expansion.

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Monday
Jul112011

Boatel NYC | Swoon @Konbit Shelter Project & Transformazium | CP Cavafy

Les Artistes

Reclaiming, Deconstructing, Creating Waterspaces

Check In, Swim Out: A Floating Hotel as Art NYTimes

New York’s newest getaway is Boggsville Boatel and Boat-In Theater, a configuration of four refurbished pleasure boats and a houseboat, all moored around a jury-rigged floating platform.

Artist Constance Hockaday says she hopes to attract the romantic and adventurous to her floating hotel, one she describes as a post-apocalyptic adventure.

Under the auspices of Flux Factory, a Queens gallery, Boatel will be open Thursday through Saturday this summer. July is almost sold out.

“When you think about it, the water is the last remaining open public space,” said Jean Barberis, the artistic director of Flux Factory. “As artists and creative people venture more and more into the outer boroughs, there’s less and less unclaimed territory on land. But the water is still completely open.” Mr. Barberis said he sees the Boatel as part of a recent movement of artists exploring New York’s waterways, like Duke Riley, who staged a naval battle in a reflecting pool in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and Swoon, the street artist behind the wide-ranging flotilla of paddle- and steam-powered junk rafts known as Swimming Cities.

Swoon in Haiti & Braddock, Pa

Swoon and Her Band of ‘New York City Garbage Anarchists’ Drifts into Venice on the Adriatic AOC Green

The last time AOC checked on Swoon, she was headed for the 2008 Venice Bienniele. No longer a centerpiece of Swimming Cities, the project continues in India this summer.

Today the activist artist is working on her Konbit Shelter Project, created with the idea that a group of artists, engineers, architects, and builders could pool their individual knowledge, resources, and time to make a lasting difference in post-earthquake Haiti.

Under Deconstruction: Transformazium Pop City

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Tuesday
Aug042009

Researchers a Welcome Crowd in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

It seems that the world is setting sail into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. As The Plastiki Expedition is involved in boat building, a seven week Alguita expedition returned to the US, and Project Kaisei’s New Horizon and Iaisei boats have just launched the beginning of their research voyage.

In early March, we wrote about The Plastiki Expedition, preparing to set sail from San Francisco to Sydney in a boat made entirely out of plastic bottles and recycled products. Follow The Plastiki Expedition on Facebook and Twitter.

David Rothschild’s Plastiki boat prepares to set sail into the Great Pacific Garbage PatchAs Rothschild’s expedition prepares to head into the Pacific Ocean garbage dump, hoping to travel across the entire Pacific Ocean, moving through the dump some describe as twice the size of Texas, Joel Paschal returns home to Waikiki, after seven weeks aboard the California-based marine research vessel Alguita,

“Most people think it’s an island that you can just walk across, but it’s more of a diluted trash soup,” Paschal said, describing the corrosive mass of plastic killing the oceans fish and fauna.

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Tuesday
Mar102009

Lifeforms Fighting To Breathe In the World's Greatest Rubbish Dump

Anne here, having my own private moment of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.

Mister Rad via FlickrMy Cultural Creatives post on the Plastiki Expedition 2009’s intention to sail into the Eastern Pacific Garbage Dump challenged all my assumptions about the deep blue see.

In fact, it’s a mess out there.

I’m in the Nature Channel now, turning my focus to fish and animals, plants and other lifeforms that live in the ocean.

Just reading that the Eastern Pacific Garbage Dump is twice the size of Texas prepared me for the worst. Now, I’m speechless, because this recent article in the Independent UK, The world’s rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan, goes much further saying:

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