In panoramic position over the historic center of Positano, in the beautiful Amalfi Coast, we find this beautiful luxury villa (500 sqm) with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The sea view property, enriched by unique masterpieces and by a wonderful garden on a terrace, is a unique gem and has already been chosen in the past by celebrities such as Armani, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Madonna and Alice Kiss for their exclusive Italian vacations.
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Best New Pet Books: “Good Dog – A Collection Of Portraits” (Rizzoli Video)
Whether a rescue or a show dog, a pedigree or a mutt, you can’t help falling in love with Randal Ford’s dog portraits, as each evokes the unparalleled bond we feel for our greatest companions.
“Good Dog” captures the warmth, humor, and unconditional love that is at the heart of every dog. From mutts beaming with charisma and charm to show dogs exuding grace and elegance, Ford’s 150 dog portraits bring out the dog lover in all of us.
This warm, tender, playful, and heartfelt collection of dog portraits gives us a beautiful look into the lives of our most cherished companions. About The Author: Randal Ford’s works have appeared on the cover of Time magazine, twenty different Texas Monthly covers, and the cover of Communication Arts, the advertising industry’s most prestigious publication. His works have been commissioned and collected across the globe.
Few photographers in the world have photographed as many animals in studio as Ford. His first book, The Animal Kingdom (Rizzoli), was named an Amazon.com Best Photography Book of 2018.
Publish Date: October 6, 2020
Top Artist Profile: Italian Illustrator Carlo Stanga
Born in Italy, Carlo has been always deeply passionate about drawing.
After graduating in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan, he chose to further his education attending art and design studies. He collaborated with the premier italian designer Bruno Munari, an amazing experience that influenced his way to see the world.
As an editorial and advertising illustrator, Carlo works with major italian magazines and newspapers and with international clients in Europe and in the U.S.
His distinctive style continually wins Italian Illustration awards and the work has been selected by The American Illustration Annual and won the Gold Medal Award in Creative Quarterly’s #15 contest and Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts.
In 2015 he wrote and illustrated I am Milan, followed by I am London and I am New York the first title of a new book collection, published by Moleskine, dedicated to the main cities of the world.
Carlo lives and works in Berlin.
TOP JOURNALS: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM SCIENCE MAGAZINE (AUGUST 28, 2020)
Travel Videos: “Step Bridge At Vøringsfossen” Over Norway’s Best Waterfall
The step bridge at Vøringsfossen goes across the river Bjoreio, connecting the viewpoints and paths at Fossatromma and Fossli. The bridge has 99 steps and a span of 47 metres. The height difference between the two sides of the gorge is 16 metres. The step bridge consists of two tripods founded on rock that carry the centre span.
The structure is made up of seven parts, of which five make up the flight of steps and the final two serve as supports. The seven bridge components have been hoisted in place by a crane and assembled on site. The entire step bridge is built in steel and secured with long rock bolts drilled into the rock. The bridge is located only a few tens of metres south of where the waterfall cascades into Måbødalen, and with a height of 50 metres above the rapids, the bridge is also a dizzying viewpoint.
Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
Music – DusktoDawn by JoshLeake Artlist
Vøringsfossen is the 83rd highest waterfall in Norway on the basis of total fall. It lies at the top of the Måbødalen valley in the municipality of Eidfjord, in Vestland county. It is located near Norwegian National Road 7, which connects Oslo with Bergen.
Top New Science Podcasts: Arctic Sea Ice Under Seige, Climate Change Past Clues
Staff Writer Paul Voosen talks with host Sarah Crespi about how Arctic sea ice is under attack from above and below—not only from warming air, but also dangerous hot blobs of ocean water.
Next, Damien Fordham, a professor and global change ecologist at the University of Adelaide, talks about how new tools for digging into the past are helping catalog what happened to biodiversity and ecosystems during different climate change scenarios in the past. These findings can help predict the fate of modern ecosystems under today’s human-induced climate change. And in our books segment, Kiki Sanford talks with author Carl Bergstrom about his new book: Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World.
World’s Best Small Hotels: “Huvafen Fushi – Maldives”, Indian Ocean (Video)
Ocean as far as the eye can see. The first and only under-the-sea spa and an underground wine cellar. Dinner with the sand beneath your toes and a world of luxury at your feet. Huvafen Fushi blurs the boundaries between sea and sky, land and lagoon. After all, this Maldives island haven is the stuff that dreams are made of.
Only a 30-minute speedboat ride from the airport, with no disturbance from flight or boat paths, it’s clear to see how ‘Dream Island’ earned its name. Here, private chefs serve you on a sandbank beneath the stars, sommeliers whisk you off on a wine flight beneath the ground, and clown fish dart past your massage table beside the coral reef. But before all that, you’ll be introduced to your bungalow. Whether it’s an Ocean Bungalow or Two-Bedroom Pavilion, you’ll have your own freshwater pool and a staircase into the sea.
The Future Of Cities: “BiodiverCity” In Malaysia – “Urban Lilypad Islands”
BiodiverCity is conceived as an Urban Mosaic of three diverse islands, and a set of urban design guidelines for mixing programs, addressing pedestrian and mobility networks, building sustainably and harvesting resources. The three islands bring together mixed-use districts, establishing habitat connectivity and supporting edge ecologies in reserves, parks, corridors and urban plazas.
The Channels, BiodiverCity’s first island, is constructed in three complementary phases: in Phase 1, Active Destinations include a wave pool and technology park; in Phase 2, a Civic Heart establishes governance and research institutions in the area; and in Phase 3, a Cultural Coast builds upon the heritage and vibrant creative energy of Penang’s George Town to create a regional and international draw.
As the heart of the district, the Channels’ 500-acre digital park includes spaces for research, development and local business opportunities. The Mangroves, BiodiverCity’s second and central island dedicated to businesses, is organized around a network of sheltered urban wetlands, creating suitable environments for its namesake Mangrove forests—an important natural infrastructure that doubles as effective powerhouses for sequestering more than four times as much carbon as a typical forest.
At the center of the Mangroves, the Bamboo Beacon hosts meetings, conferences and major events—broadcasting the knowledge developed in BiodiverCity out to the world. The buildings in BiodiverCity will be designed to perform efficiently and will to a large extent be constructed by low-carbon materials such as bamboo and Malaysian timber in combination with green concrete, a sustainable alternative comprised of industrial waste and recycled materials. By encouraging green roofs, facades, public and private open spaces, the islands can form a nearly continuous habitat mosaic feeding back into the forests, beaches, riparian zones and estuaries at the island’s edges.
The Laguna, BiodiverCity’s westernmost island, is an oasis for ecological living, organized around a central marina. Eight smaller islands form a miniature archipelago, where floating, stilted and terraced housing takes advantage of the natural setting of Tanjung Gertak Sanggul.
Source by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group.
French Vineyard Tours: “Château Siran” In The Bordeaux Region (Video)
Owned by the same family since 1859, Siran is an original property with many surprises, including the panoramic terrace with a superb view over the Margaux appellation and the fallout shelter built to keep the Château Siran wine store dating back to 1912.
For more than 40 years, Siran has offered visitors the opportunity to share a family’s passion for the art of creating great wines and tasting them. One of the rare Médoc châteaux which can be visited every day from May to September and the rest of the year from Tuesday to Saturday, by appointment, Siran is worth a detour!
Morning News Podcast: Hurricane Laura Weakens, RNC Speeches & Wisconsin
NPR News Now reports: Hurricane Laura Weakens, RNC Speeches, Wisconsin shootings, and other top news.