Preview: France-Amérique Magazine – September 2022

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Fashion on the High Wire

This month, the world’s greatest couturiers will descend on New York and Paris for Fashion Week. For the occasion we bring you stories about la mode and the people behind it. Read about Lee Miller (“A Fashion Model in Combat Boots”), Condé Nast (“The Man Behind the Empire”), and how young, urban creatives in France and America have adopted le bleu de travail – the French worker’s jacket. Also in this issue, travel to the South of France and the Camargo Foundation, which was created in 1971 by American filmmaker Jerome Hill; read our editorial on the Uberization of the world, and meet Belgian “food alchemist” Pascal Baudar, who spends most of his time in the hills around Los Angeles looking for his next meal: plants, fruit, seeds, grains, and even insects!

Tours: ‘Sliding House’ In Suffolk County, England

Having spent his formative years working as an actuary, Ross Russell knows a thing or two about calculated risks. As such, there was no better client to commission an experimental house with a 20-tonne sliding shell that can be removed to reveal roofless rooms and a behemoth conservatory-like structure beneath it. Here Ross takes a deep dive into the house’s design and reflects on life in truly versatile living spaces.

The house has been described by drMM as one for all seasons. During the warmer months, the structure can slide over the terrace to give shade to alfresco diners, while in winter it provides as extra insulation. Then there are the adaptable rooms inside the house, designed so they can either be sheltered or open to the sky, depending on the weather. One of the highlights is the bathroom, where people can soak under directly the sun or stars. When guests come to stay the first thing they typically ask, Ross says, is: “Can we have a bath?”

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Swiss Views: Corippo – The Village That Turned Hotel

In the Swiss canton of Tessin, a young family is transforming an entire village into a hotel. The abandoned houses of Corippo are being turned into guest rooms, the narrow lanes are becoming the hotel’s corridors. More and more villages in the Alps are dying out, young people are choosing to move to the cities.

At the northern end of artificial lake Lago di Vogorno, Corippo is about 12 kilometers from Locarno. You’ll probably see Corippo on the way to Lavertezzo. Italy is only 20 kilometers away.  

Previews: Country Life Magazine – August 31, 2022

‘We are still a nation of horse lovers’

Kate Green talks to Baron de Mauley, Master of the Horse, about equine lives good and bad

Now that’s what I call country music

The splash of a stream, the clip-clop of hooves, the lark’s song: we should cherish our sounds, avers John Lewis-Stempel

Where horses meet houses

Country-house eventing creates unique and envied amphitheatres for the sport, says Kate Green

Wild riding

Octavia Pollock finds liberty is all as she gallops across Dartmoor

Within these walls

The six acres of the Holkham Walled Garden, Norfolk, have been restored and are again productive. David Hurrion visits

Previews: The Guardian Weekly – September 2, 2022

The cover of the 2 September edition of the Guardian Weekly.

Burn out: Inside the 2 September Guardian Weekly

The spiralling cost of living has been an increasingly urgent problem in the UK. But for many people, huge rises in energy bills are about to turn a difficult situation into an impossible one.

8K Views: Cities, Shores & Landscapes Of Oregon

Oregonconstituent state of the United States of America. Oregon is bounded to the north by Washington state, from which it receives the waters of the Columbia River; to the east by Idaho, more than half the border with which is formed by the winding Snake River and Hells Canyon; to the south by Nevada and California, with which Oregon shares its mountain and desert systems; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean, which produces the moderate climate of Oregon’s western lands. The capital is Salem, in the northwestern part of the state.

Video timeline: 0:00 Intro of oregon 0:40 Aerial view of smith rock 1:05 Oregon portland at sunset 1:27 Rocky mountain 1:32 Caruthers bridge in 1:40 Stream and mounta in portland 1:50 Newport oregon 2:04 Beautiful crater lake 2:13 Mt hood & mountain 2:19 Oregon portland at night 2:31 Crater lake with snowy mountain 2:39 Ocean with wave 2:48 Aerial ocean 2:53 Aerial oregon and snowy mountain 3:08 Green fields with lake 3:15 Natural landscape 3:29 Golf course 3:38 Lake view at sunset time 3:47 Oregon eugene 3:57 Covered bridge 4:01 Oregon lake 4:29 Aerial oregon 4:29 Sunset and sonwy mountain 4:42 Oregon field 4:47 Oregon eugene 5:03 Oregon waterfall 5:16 Smith rock aerial view 5:46 Rocky shoreline 5:58 Mt bachelor 6:15 Snowy mountains 6:20 Portland at sunset 6:49 Mountain 6:56 Skyscraper in oregon 7:26 Mountain and field 7:36 Skyscraper in oregon, USA 8:00 Waldport oregon 8:08 Colorful sunset 8:12 Aerial view mountain 8:20 Canon beach 8:45 Crater lake 8:56 Canon beach 9:26 Beach oregon 9:38 Crater lake 10:01 Deschutes river 10:31 Mt hood 10:46 Paddle board 10:54 Oregon eugene 11:23 Oregon clear lake 11:56 Mountainside 12:01 Rocky ocean 12:14 Mt bachelor 12:32 Aerial view of portland, USA 12:44 Snowy oregon 13:03 Lake of oregon 13:24 Waterfall in oregon 13:38 Smith rock 14:07 Mount hood 14:27 Painted hills 14:42 Mt bachelor 14:59 Relaxing river & rock 15:09 Oregon mt bachelor 15:30 Oregon rocky hill 15:50 Oregon portland 16:12 Oregon smith rock 16:42 Oregon skyscraper 17:12 Downtown in Oregon 17:42 Aerial Oregon 18:09 Smith rock 18:29 Aerial skyscraper

Admitted to the union as the 33rd state on February 14, 1859, Oregon comprises an area of startling physical diversity, from the moist rainforests, mountains, and fertile valleys of its western third to the naturally arid and climatically harsh eastern deserts.

Mountains, plateaus, plains, and valleys of different geologic ages and materials are arrayed in countless combinations, including such natural wonders as the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Caves National MonumentCrater Lake National Park, the majestic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range, and the central Oregon “moon country” (lava fields that served as a training site for astronauts in the U.S. space program in the 1960s). The name Oregon is thought to be Native American in origin.

News: Trump Obstruction Evidence, Nuclear Plant Inspection, U.S. Flooding

The Department of Justice revealed striking evidence that former President Trump obstructed a federal probe related to classified documents.

International nuclear experts are set to assess the status of equipment and well-being of staff at the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Heavy rain and flooding has left the residents of Jackson Mississippi without safe drinking water.

Front Page: The New York Times – August 31, 2022

Russia’s Occupation of Nuclear Plant Gives Moscow a New Way to Intimidate

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia appears to be using the facility to scare Ukraine’s leaders and warn the West to stay out of the conflict.

A Frontline Shadow Economy: Ukrainian Units Swap Tanks and Artillery

Most of the bartering involves items captured from Russian troops, which are exchanged for urgently needed supplies. “Let’s just call it a simplification of bureaucracy,” one soldier said.

Walking Tour: Rovinj In Northwest Croatia (4K)

Rovinj is a Croatian fishing port on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. The old town stands on a headland, with houses tightly crowded down to the seafront. A tangle of cobbled streets leads to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline. South of the old town is Lone Bay, one of the area’s pebble beaches. The Rovinj archipelago’s 14 islands lie immediately off the mainland.