Schild`s comeback after a 609 day absence Former slalom champion Marlies Schild came back to the Ski World Cup on Nov 14th. After a 609 day absence she started in Levi in the Slalom. After the first run she was 7th. But in the second run she got better and finally the race ended for Schild in sixth place. On
Ernest Hemingway – The sun also rises Elements of Realism, Naturalism and Modernism Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest American modernist authors, wrote his novel The Sun Also Rises in 1926. According to the year it was written in, this novel should belong to the modernist movement. Due to the
Springs theory: how does mass affect the elasticity of a springMYP criterion C exemplar Instruction sheet: BACKGROUND Theory suggests that for a mass (m) suspended on a spring (spring constant k), the period of oscillation (T) is given by the following formula T = 2π√(m/k) WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
-The Comeback of the Rat Pack-
The rat pack has come back and what a comeback it is! For the most favourite of their hang outs is back on the international traveller’s map. The rigid lay out of Palm Springs, 100 miles east of Los Angeles, belies the swing of the city that once attracted Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr: They partied the night away in swanky, then hair raisingly modern, yet pared down homes and filled their suitcases with the newest and best that fashion had to offer.
Then, things went pear shaped. Golfing retirees took over in the 80s, gentlemen wearing check bermudas and ladies colouring their hair peach or purple. The modernist past turned into a Fata Morgana, almost like this vibrant city surrounded by the gleaming desert itself.
Still, the basics were right.
Weathered volcanic rock continued to stand over shifting, singing sand dunes; Mountains shimmer in hues of rich mustard and vibrant pink; Hot springs spurt from Earths deep belly: beauty and spirituality do not go away, but ask to inspire again. Not surprising then that a whole new generation of artists, hipsters, travellers and celebrities is falling in love with the city’s retro-chic charms, which are carefully preserved and continued in style through the past decades.
A brilliant place to base yourself are Palm Springs many modernist and mid-century style hotels, the liveliest of which might be the Ace Hotel & Swim Club with its two kidney shaped pools, fabulous kitchen and very funky design and furnishing.
One of the pools stays open until 2 am. Why? Don’t ask, just go and get the answer, after touring the city for modernist gems and sampling latter d.....[read full text]
The post-war Kauffmann House was designed by Richard Neutra and built for the department store Tycoon Edgar J. Kauffmann. It emphasizes the connection to the desert surroundings while sheltering from the harsh climate. The five bedroom villa is said to be one of the most important houses in the US, is still privately owned, but regular features in VOGUE for shoots and has had many famous owners.
Interested? Christie’s recently offered it for sale for 15 Million USD. Just a stone throw away is then Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway –following the Las Vegas ceremony the King carried his child-bride Priscilla Beaulieu over the threshold to begin their honeymoon in the polygonal glass bedroom floating beneath a bat-winged roofline. Last but not least have a look at the Twin Palms Estate, Frank Sinat.....