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Peter Lindbergh Captures 90’s Beauties Cindy, Eva, Karen, Helena, Nadja & Tatjana by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia September 2015

Natasha Poly & Lily Aldridge Are ‘Born to be Wild’, Lensed By Mert & Marcus For Vogue Paris September 2015

Vincent Peters Captures Maryna Linchuk In Natural Beauty For Harper’s Bazaar UK September 2015

Laura Julie Sandra Francais Are Captured By Koto Bolofo In Numero France No. 166 August 2015
Crista Cober Is A Sensual Nature Goddess Lensed By Txema Yeste For Numero August 2015

Exclusive Debut: Stephan Glathe Shoots Masha Veronina In Lingerie Elegance At Berlin’s Schlosshotel im Grunewald

Mert & Marcus Snap Sexy, Social Media Models In ‘Privacy Settines’ For W Magazine August 2015

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Delivers Epic Sensuality In Luigi & Iango Images For Lui Magazine June 2015

Magdalena Frackowiak Launches 18-carat Gold Jewelry Collection

Luigi & Iango Capture Female Dominance In ‘Let It Rock’ For Vogue Germany June 2015

Gisele Bundchen Is An Earth Goddess Lensed By Paulo Vainer For Vogue Brazil May 2015

Tian Soars In ‘Twist’, Lensed By Kiki Xue For Harper’s Bazaar China May 2015

Monica Cima & Hannare Blaaboer Share An Appetitie For Attraction’ By Nicolas Guerin For Revs#14

Toni Garrn For Numero Russia February 2015 By William du Preez & Nick Thorton Jones

Woman | Julia Stegner By Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi For Muse Magazine Winter 2010

Joan Smalls & Karlie Kloss In Bonfire of the Goddesses for W Magazine November 2014

Coco Rocha In ‘Minerva Is A Diva’ By Kristian Schuller For L’Officiel Italia September 2014

Christy Turlington By Inez & Vinoodth For Porter Magazine #5

Natasha Poly In ‘Poly Pur’, Lensed By Luigi & Iango For Vogue Germany, October 2014

Adriana Lima In Lingerie By Giampaolo Sgura For Vogue Brazil October 2013

Doutzen Kroes Is ‘Pure Iconic’ By Paul Bellart For Vogue Netherlands September 2013

A Divine Kate Upton Is Boss In Henrique Gendre’s Vogue Brazil July 2013 Cover Shoot

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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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J'Adore: Drop Magazine For Thoughtful Interviews & Thinking People

I just discovered the online Drop Magazine, after we posted Bo Don In ‘Ikebana’, Lensed By Andrew Stinson For Drop Magazine. This resource is well worth checking out for its candid, meaty interviews and editorials.

Observationally, I see bloggers and fashion media trying to expand the range of content in order to differentiate ourselves from each other. AOC is in a league of its own — because only a Smart Sensuality feminist like myself would devote herself to “from fashion to flogging, telling women’s stories.” In essence, we cover the totality of women’s lives and feminine principles at work — or not — around the world.

AOC has always been a “thinking person’s” resource, and Drop Magazine fits that mold, too. If your interest is quality interviews and not a model’s favorite food, boogie on over to Drop Magazine. I have no hesitation to send you away. AOC’s content is so strong, that we make a lasting impression. You’ll be back. ~ Anne


Master Builder's Update: UAE's 'Organic Cities' By Luca Curci; Wired Looks At Masdar City

UAE’s ‘Organic Cities’

Italy’s Luca Curci architects have designed a landmark project for the United Arab Emirates skyline based on the concept of “Organic Cities’.

The project is organized in 2 groups: organic building on the earth, and ‘moons’ on the sea. The ‘moons’ are divided into 3 kinds: the smaller are private residences with a private approach from the sea and also by air. The middle ‘moons’ are hotels also accessible by sea and air. The largest ‘moons’ are residences, hotels and private apartments.

Plans will host more than 150,000 inhabitants, with 50% of total space dedicated to green and connections, open areas, common grounds and places. The tallest building will reach 470 meters with surrounding structures getting smaller.

Luca Curci architects believe that the quality of our life is strongly influenced by the architectural spaces in which we live. Their design is based on the core relationship between humans and their environment, and “it’s represented by an architecture in which individual well-being and environmental sustainability are closely related.”

Per capita, the UAE has one of the highest energy consumption levels in the world. With development has come air conditioning to cool the unbearably fierce heat. Desalination plants are required to provide drinking water. Coupled with a large oil and gas industry, these developments have doubled the UAE’s carbon dioxide levels in the last 30 years.

Masdar City in the UAE doesn’t carry the name ‘Organic Cities’. But it’s considered to be one of the world’s best examples of a city built with green principles. Masdar City has its ardent critics, however. The December issue of Wired Magazine profiles and updates Masdar’s evolution with an in-depth feature.

What urban planners challenge is the concept of building an eco-city here, from scratch, in the first place. Masdar has no affordable housing, meaning that many of the city’s workforce must drive to their jobs. “What good is a car-free city,” asks Brent Toderian, the former chief planner of Vancouver, a Canadian city that promotes sustainability, “if everyone’s commuting from somewhere else?”

French Roast News

Anne is reading …

On New Year’s Eve, Dubai will attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the world’s larest fireework display. The six-minute display utilizing over 200 expert pyro technicians, 400 firing locations and 100 computers will be choreographed across the whole of The Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands.

Fireworks will also be launched from the seven continents on The World Islands as an invitation to the global community to come to Dubai “during the journey to World Expo 2020”. Read on Emirates 24/7.

(Below) Dubai’s Enormous ‘The World’ Artificial Archipelago Amusing Planet

Photo taken by the crew of the International Space Station shows The World Islands on top right. The Palm island, another artificial archipelago, is also visible on the bottom left.

The project debuted nearly 10 years ago, but work has been stalled periodically ever since due to the global recession. Two years ago, the entire project came very near to derailment when Penguine Marine, the company contracted to provide ferrying services to and from the shore, alleged that the islands were sinking into the shallow sea. Nakheel Properties Group, the property’s developer, denied these reports.

Zaha Hadid’s Largess

Zaha Hadid: Master Builder, Architecture’s Mistress Of Female Vision AOC 11/12/2009

Like her Middle Eastern Iraqi roots, the astonishing experience of Zaha Hadid’s structures come inside. Inside an often modest exterior. one is overcome not with spectacle but sensation. If a person can exist “as one” with a building, the structure is probably the womanly blueprint of Zaha Hadid.

While many women reflect on the possibilities of life and put a toe in the pond of self-expression, Zaha Hadid builds new civilizations.  Diving into her design world like a mermaid, I rejoice for being a good swimmer, because one can drown in the breath of this woman.

Hadid is a Henry Moore sculpture or an Irving Penn “Earthly Body”. Her face and body make monumental impressions on our unconscious minds.

Let us not Photoshop her to death, telling women that no woman aspires to be like her, because Hadid is too large for Karl Lagerfeld’s vision of womanly beauty and aspiration. I think Hadid is too important, influential and masterful to succumb to that fashion claptrap, advising women of an unusually narrow version of desirable identity.

Icarus & Master Builders

Can Architecture Conquer Man’s Love for Icarus with New Dreams? AOC 9/3/2010

The owners of Dubai’s Burg Khalifa say that the entire skyscraper is inspired by female principles, found in the hymen flower. I called the assertion ‘phallic fiction’ — a bit like the current financial balance sheet for Dubai World —  but a reader correctly pointed out that what matters are the building’s green credentials.

Female principles bring curves and a meandering disorder to architecture, along with a dose of playful, irrational exhuberance (OK, that could be boys’ play, too). Biomimicry is feminine with its emphasis of design inspired by nature.

Man’s domination of nature is ending, with the future demanding a collaboration between modern master builders and their natural environments, if we are to advance as a civilization having any quality of life. There’s still plenty of macho-think in the world; consider Cambodia’s new tower.

I cringe now reading that impoverished Cambodia wants to build the largest tower in Asia, a 1,820-foot skyscraper that’s taller than the Taipei 101 in Taiwan, rising 1,667 feet into the sky.

Read and watch: Biomimicry: 3.8 Billion Years of Natural R&D

The observation deck at the Burj Khalifa—the tallest building in the world at 2,716.5 feet—offers a panoramic view of the flat desert shores of sea-level Dubai. The building took seven years to build and holds a number of other records, including most number of stories, highest outdoor observation deck, and tallest service elevator. See more stunning snapshots of life on Earth from National Geographic Travel’s best photos of 2013.