Verde Eco-Salon fondly remembers when Designer/Artist AMBER HALFORD aka 69 WORLDWIDE had her visual artwork adorning the walls of our salon. She is a visionary, folks. Check-out this little blurb from the poignant Paper Magazine:
Part art project, part fashion spectacle, denim brand 69 Worldwide designs ballooning, "non-gender, non-demographic" clothing from the future. Launched a few years ago by the elusive A. Halford, the L.A.-based, DIS magazine-associated line feels more like a jean-wearing cult of cool kids than your typical clothing label. Add some of the most fearless casting out there, and you have a brand that's changing the face of unisex fashion -- one enormous denim top at a time. [EK]
The fall/ winter 2015-2016 fashion trends are already available for our use. The items presented on the hundreds of collections unveiled during the recent Fashion Week events in New York, Milan, London and Paris are already beginning to fill up our closets as we know that the early birds always win. We have taken a journey of discovery throughout the pieces presented, listing trends in shoes, handbags, accessories, clothing, colors, prints, nails, and hair. Among the accessories are also the eyewear pieces that deserve their own individual report, showing off the latest in sunglasses that will protect the eyes while looking chic and fun and ready to take on the upcoming fall and winter months. During the spring season we noted the renovation and the invention of new forms of wearing your typical glasses, with different shades available as well as all sorts of different designs. This season we see many of them continuing on, with lots of rounded pieces appearing here and there and funky rims in simplistic terms completing the summer moving into autumn transition, seamlessly done. Below are a few of the biggest fall/ winter 2015-2016 eyewear trends that were spotted on the different runway shows by fashion designers big and small, male and female, with their own lines or working as creative directors for some of the greatest and oldest fashion houses. See and read more, here, from our pals over at Fashionisers: http://www.fashionisers.com/trends/fall-winter-2015-2016-eyewear-trends/
In a country where the government dictates when and where a woman artist can show her work, Samira is bravely painting Iranian women as she sees them — not just as veiled objects.
Atelier: Ion Studio & Davines North America Education Collective
Our team at VERDE ECO-SALON is absolutely elated over GOLDESS -the new collection from our Global Artistic Director -Angelo Seminara. AMAZING!!!
VERO BEACH, Fla. —
More than 300 years ago, violent storms sank a fleet of 18th century Spanish ships. It scattered hundreds of gold coins along the Florida coastline. And now, treasure hunters have found the fortune.
It may sound like a sea-faring Indiana Jones screenplay, but it actually happened just last month. William Bartlett was the lucky guy who came across the gold. It was his third dive on a long day late last month. He may not have screamed -- but there's no doubt he knew he uncovered something big. Once ashore, Bartlett and the 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels Salvage Crew counted more than 300 gold coins valued at $4.5 million!
The larger coins -- called Royals -- tell an important story of the past. Royals were specifically made for King Phillip V and are incredibly rare.
There were only 20 or so known to exist in the world before the crew found these nine. The King would present the coins to other important people in the monarchy.
The discovery of the nearly 300 coins was on the 300th anniversary of the wrecks. Reminding Bartlett he's not just hunting for the flashy price tag, but pieces of history to preserve. The salvage crew believes about $400 million worth of sunken treasure still lies undiscovered off the coast.
They are giving 20 percent of what they found to state museums.
Welcome to Verde Eco's second #POTD. We find this pretty wild and are betting that you will, too. We have all heard The Police sing about that Message-In-A-Bottle, but this is not a love letter as the article from I.F.L Science states. Read more below:
A postcard placed in a bottle and thrown into the North Sea more than a century ago has been found and returned to the scientific institution responsible for its distribution. Rather than a love letter or an SOS to the world, it is part of one of the longest running scientific experiments in the world.
From 1904-1906 George Parker Bidder of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. (MBA) placed 1020 postcards addressed to the institution in bottles and had them released into the North Sea. The cards offered a reward of a shilling to anyone who found one and posted it back with information.
Marianne Winkler found the bottle in April on a beach on Amrum, an island off Germany's North Sea coast. Winkler told local website Amrun News, “It’s always a joy finding a message-in-a-bottle on the beach. Where does it come from, who wrote it and how long has it been travelling with the wind, waves and currents?”
In this case the card was undated, so while Winkler could tell it was old, she had no idea she had no idea her bottle had been at sea so long that it is likely to break the current current record of 99 years (the MBA are waiting for this to be confirmed).
As instructed by the note inside, Winkler and her husband smashed the bottle and mailed the card back to the MBA. Its communications director Guy Baker told the Telegraph “It was quite a stir when we opened that envelope.”
Although the MBA announced the bottle’s discovery in May, the story stayed submerged for a while, much like the bottle itself. Suddenly the finding was noticed last week, leading to flurry of media attention.
Bidder was particularly interested in studying deep sea currents, rather than the better understood movements at the surface. His work represented a forerunner of the Argo floats that have transformed our knowledge of the deep oceans. Bidder created what he called “bottom bottles” which were weighted to float two feet (60 centimeters) above the sea bed.
Rather than being washed ashore, 55% of these bottom bottles were caught in fishing nets and returned. Those bottles that did come to land, however, usually ended up in England, while surface bottles were more likely to be swept in the other direction. The migration of the Winkler’s bottle can only be imagined, but it has ended up in a similar location to many lighter bottles released in a similar spot.
Bidder found that the bottles moved in the opposite direction to the migrations of flatfish, supporting the view that bottom feeders swim against the current. He also used the proportion of bottles returned to test the intensity of fishing and the dangers of overharvesting.
True to its word, the MBA sent the Winklers an old English shilling.
Our very first #POTD comes from Consequence Of Sound -a Chicago-based music and film website featuring music news, interviews and editorials in addition to album, movie and concert reviews. Now, for Verde's inaugural #POTD from our friends at Consequence Of Sound:
With the announcement of Matt Berninger’s new project EL VY, not to mention the countless producing gigs the Dessner brothers constantly find themselves involved in, it might seem like a new National album is a ways away. Not true, says Berninger.
In an interview with NME, The National frontman revealed that the band has begun writing their seventh studio album. “We did a camp out retreat in New York a couple of months ago, and we’re having another one in LA in a few weeks. We have 30 sketches of songs so far,” Berninger said of the progress so far.
Berninger added that the band is using names of various towns in upstate New York as working titles for their songs. Which makes sense considering The National are really the only band capable of soundtracking the depressing existence that is living in Syracuse, New York. (Go ‘Cuse!)
The National’s last album came in the form of 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me. Revisit Michael Roffman’s cover story on the creation of the album.
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