Espa

15 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

Monday, fifteen July 2019 – 18:04 Actress Lashana Lynch is the new character that will revolutionize the saga of the secret agent. The new agent '007' be a black woman in the next film 'Bond 25' THE WORLD The Bond brand is preparing to take a radical turn for the future with the incorporation of […]

15 Jul 19
Nouvelles Du Monde

Lundi, 15 Juillet 2019 – 18h04 L'actrice Lashana Lynch est le nouveau personnage qui révolutionnera la saga de l'agent secret. Le nouvel agent '007' sera une femme noire dans le prochain film 'Bond 25' LE MONDE La marque Bond se prépare à prendre un tournant radical pour l’avenir avec l’incorporation de une actrice noire comme […]

14 Jul 19
Toygle

A child's game The Big Brick Experience is back at Farmleigh House in Dublin for the summer, offering visitors a spectacular array of visual wonders, all made in Lego. Visit the Lego Winter Village series, visit James Bond's famous Aston Martin DB5, wander through the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Witchcraft, and discover replicas […]

13 Jul 19
untold blisses

So so late with this blog post as I’ve been on holiday for the past week, but before I write about that – a recap of my June. The end of semesterGuys, we’ve made it. We’ve managed to get all the way through the academic year in one piece. Goodness knows how. Whilst we don’t […]

13 Jul 19
The Budding Gourmet

The Leela Palace Udaipur is a stunning modern day palace inspired by the magic and grandeur of Udaipur’s past, an enchanting 16th century city in the heart of Rajasthan. Set on the banks of the pristine Lake Pichola, each of the 72 rooms and 8 suites are elegant and contemporary and offer captivating views of Lake Pichola, […]

12 Jul 19
European Heritage Tribune

Greece is to receive more than 16 million euros in EU funding to restore and preserve four archaeological sites in the southern Peloponnese region. The peninsula has been inhabited since prehistoric times and is rich in archaeological heritage.  The funds stem from the ESPA program and are to be used to restore the sites but […]

12 Jul 19
IcanGWP Gift with Purchase

There are 7 limited edition beauty box deals I wanted to share with you. New 7pc Sephora Favorites for $28, Glossybox 50% off limited edition box, Lookfantastic mystery bag worth $70, Lovelula discovery box, Birchbox limited edition box, Safe & Chic box and Skinstore limited edition father’s day box sale. Sephora and Sephora.ca (NEW) Sephora […]

10 Jul 19
East Bay Times
Iconic rapper, entrepreneur and sneaker tycoon Kanye West is trying something different for his latest business venture — he’s taking on the affordable housing crisis. On a lot in the woods 15 minutes outside of Los Angeles, West reportedly is building prototypes of Star Wars-inspired structures he intends to develop as affordable housing for low-income residents. He’s even met with investors in San Francisco to discuss funding the proposal, Forbes recently reported. Details on the venture are scant, and there’s no word on where West plans to put these space-aged structures. Attempts to reach West, the husband of reality TV star Kim Kardashian, were unsuccessful. But his plans represent yet another creative attempt to solve California’s housing crisis, and they’re joining a field already crowded with apartments made out of converted shipping containers, co-living spaces styled like grown-up dorms, and bunk beds rented for $1,200 a month. While Bay Area housing activists aren’t rushing to embrace West’s proposal, his very interest in the housing shortage shines a spotlight on the issue that could help pull in resources to build more affordable homes. “We welcome his interest in finding solutions to housing low-income families and seniors and the homeless,” said Matt Schwartz, president and CEO of the housing nonprofit California Housing Partnership. “But instead of focusing on a new design aesthetic, we would ask him to focus on what’s most needed, which are financing solutions.” Forbes describes the celebrity’s prototype low-income homes as a trio of structures rising up out of the woods. All three are oblong in shape and dozens of feet tall, resembling “the skeletons of wooden spaceships.” Apparently, they are inspired by the Star Wars planet of Tatooine, where Luke Skywalker lived as a child in an austere, igloo-shaped bungalow. West’s vision, according to the Forbes article published online Tuesday, is to perhaps house the homeless in the structures. He pictures the buildings possibly sunk into the ground, with light coming into the rooms through the ceiling. Tozeur, Tunisia – MAY 17, 2017: Houses from planet Tatouine, movie set for Star Wars movie. One of the two Mos Espa sets from The Phantom Menace, which were constructed under Taieb Jallouli’s supervision in around 1998. (Anna Chaplygina/ Getty) But Schwartz says West’s plans may not be the most effective way to address California’s housing shortage, or to house the state’s homeless. Affordable housing experts favor building high-density apartments that are centrally located, providing easy access to public transportation, jobs and services to help residents thrive. Instead, West appears to be proposing low-density units that likely won’t be welcomed into any city center — and as a result threaten to isolate their low-income residents without access to important amenities, Schwartz said. Instead of designing Star Wars-inspired structures, West would do better to invest resources into the many low-income housing projects already in the pipeline, or to partner with experienced affordable housing organizations, Schwartz said. West’s plan also calls to mind the cautionary tale of another celebrity turned developer — actor Brad Pitt, who attempted to rebuild the storm-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. His foundation, Make It Right, built more than 100 homes, but then faced litigation claiming the homes were defective and falling apart.
10 Jul 19
The Mercury News
Iconic rapper, entrepreneur and sneaker tycoon Kanye West is trying something different for his latest business venture — he’s taking on the affordable housing crisis. On a lot in the woods 15 minutes outside of Los Angeles, West reportedly is building prototypes of Star Wars-inspired structures he intends to develop as affordable housing for low-income residents. He’s even met with investors in San Francisco to discuss funding the proposal, Forbes recently reported. Details on the venture are scant, and there’s no word on where West plans to put these space-aged structures. Attempts to reach West, the husband of reality TV star Kim Kardashian, were unsuccessful. But his plans represent yet another creative attempt to solve California’s housing crisis, and they’re joining a field already crowded with apartments made out of converted shipping containers, co-living spaces styled like grown-up dorms, and bunk beds rented for $1,200 a month. While Bay Area housing activists aren’t rushing to embrace West’s proposal, his very interest in the housing shortage shines a spotlight on the issue that could help pull in resources to build more affordable homes. “We welcome his interest in finding solutions to housing low-income families and seniors and the homeless,” said Matt Schwartz, president and CEO of the housing nonprofit California Housing Partnership. “But instead of focusing on a new design aesthetic, we would ask him to focus on what’s most needed, which are financing solutions.” Forbes describes the celebrity’s prototype low-income homes as a trio of structures rising up out of the woods. All three are oblong in shape and dozens of feet tall, resembling “the skeletons of wooden spaceships.” Apparently, they are inspired by the Star Wars planet of Tatooine, where Luke Skywalker lived as a child in an austere, igloo-shaped bungalow. West’s vision, according to the Forbes article published online Tuesday, is to perhaps house the homeless in the structures. He pictures the buildings possibly sunk into the ground, with light coming into the rooms through the ceiling. Tozeur, Tunisia – MAY 17, 2017: Houses from planet Tatouine, movie set for Star Wars movie. One of the two Mos Espa sets from The Phantom Menace, which were constructed under Taieb Jallouli’s supervision in around 1998. (Anna Chaplygina/ Getty) But Schwartz says West’s plans may not be the most effective way to address California’s housing shortage, or to house the state’s homeless. Affordable housing experts favor building high-density apartments that are centrally located, providing easy access to public transportation, jobs and services to help residents thrive. Instead, West appears to be proposing low-density units that likely won’t be welcomed into any city center — and as a result threaten to isolate their low-income residents without access to important amenities, Schwartz said. Instead of designing Star Wars-inspired structures, West would do better to invest resources into the many low-income housing projects already in the pipeline, or to partner with experienced affordable housing organizations, Schwartz said. West’s plan also calls to mind the cautionary tale of another celebrity turned developer — actor Brad Pitt, who attempted to rebuild the storm-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. His foundation, Make It Right, built more than 100 homes, but then faced litigation claiming the homes were defective and falling apart.