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Phase Three Battersea Power Station London Designs Revealed By Frank Gehry, Foster+Partners & Norman Foster

Architect Frank Gehry of LA-based Gehry Partners, along with British architects Foster+Partners and interior designer Norman Foster have revealed design plans for phase three of the Battersea Power Station site, a 42-acre site overlooking the Thames river.

Modern Met writes:

Along what is known as Electric Boulevard, the team developed a series of unique buildings with more than 1,300 homes, a 160-room hotel, retail spaces, restaurants, and leisure facilities. Foster + Partners’ Battersea Roof Gardens features one of the largest roof gardens in London. Gehry Partners developed Prospect Place - which consists of around half of the planned residential units, double-height retail spaces at street level, a community park, and multi-use community hub - and the Flower building, in which every apartment inside is different due to the nature of the building’s shape.

“Our goal from the start has been to create a neighborhood that connects into the historic fabric of the city of London, but one that has its own identity and integrity,” explains architect Frank Gehry. “We have tried to create humanistic environments that feel good to live in and visit.”


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Adriana, Candice, Alessandra, Elsa, Lais & Lily By Patrick Demarchelier For Vogue UK November 2014

Vogue UK primes London readers for the first-ever Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which will be held on Dec. 2 at London’s Earl Court. American views can catch the lingerie extravaganza on CBS, Tuesday Dec. 9 at 10pm EST.

Patrick Demarchelier captures Adriana Lima, Lais Ribeiro, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Alessandra Ambrosio & Lily Aldridge for the November 2014 issue. The mega models are bathed in feminine extravagance by stylist Kate Phelan for ‘Close to Heaven’./ Hair by Neil Moodie; Make-up by Dick Page


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Amazon Warriors’ Names Revealed Amid “Gibberish” on Ancient Greek Vases National Geographic

Amazons were thought to be solely mythological until archaeologists unearthed Scythian burials of real women warriors, says (Adrienne) Mayor, a visiting scholar at Stanford University and author of the just-released The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World.

“Amazons were clearly exotic and exciting to the Greeks. Clearly there is respect and admiration mixed with ambivalence,” says Mayor. “Women lived much more separate and unequal lives in the Greek world, so the notion of women who dressed like men and fought like them was pretty exciting to them.”