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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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ForbesWoman Calls 2014 A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs | Maria Shriver Reports On Poor Women in America

Zambia’s First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata Stuns By Speaking On Behalf Of Gays | God Loves Uganda Documentary

Religion’s Evolution Divide Deepens Between Republicans & Democrats | Phil Robertson Promotes Marrying Girls Young

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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

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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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