Icon, a book tells the story of Land Rover and Defender

Optional now and available from July, between unpublished photos and interviews the volume tells the (almost) 80 years of the mother of all Suv

On April 30, 1948, the first Land Rover, named I Series, was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show and designed by Maurice Wilks,

founder of the Rover Company together with his brother Spencer, and particularly inspired by the American Jeep already in production since 1941.

The idea of ​​the Wilks brothers was to build a 4 × 4, obviously better than the Jeep, especially with regard to mechanics and,

as early as they were, they thought to introduce the roof, with the idea of ​​making the car appetizing even to Public and not just to the Armed

Forces.

Nonetheless, some features such as pillows to make passengers more comfortable, doors, heating and spare wheel were initially considered optional.

Series I followed about ten years after the Serie II and in 1971, the Serie III was launched. To get a million cars out of the Solihull factory

near Birmingham had to wait in 1976. Defender, born Land Rover One Ten first and Land Rover Ninety then, was introduced in 1983 while Discovery

came in 1989 And the Freelander in 1997.

As a preview of festivities for seventy years, the English brand announces the release of Icon, the first official book on the Defender models and

the Land Rover Series. The lion’s share of the publication makes the images, even unpublished,

along with exclusive interviews and a series of themed artwork commissioned for the occasion.

Among the celebrities who enjoyed the famous 4 × 4 English and who willingly gave testimony to the loyalty are Ralph Lauren and the

former captain of the South African rugby team, John Smit, in addition to Queen Elizabeth II.

6 luxury hotels to experience the charm of great literature

From the hotel where Oscar Wilde resided to where J. K. Rowling ended the Harry Potter saga. Here are the tips of Secret Escapes for a trip worthy of a novel

There are hotels that are sure to let the true literary fans pass.
Because their rooms seem to get out of the precious pages of the great classics, or because they hosted the most illustrious writers of all time just as they were

clinging to the writing of their masterpieces. And today, such events as Book Time in Milan and the Salone del Libro of Turin celebrate the link between books and

lifestyle, Secret Escapes – the online travel club specializing in flash sales for luxury hotels – gives us a list of 6 facilities Twin-wire with international

literature, accompanying us on a fantasy journey around Europe worthy of a novel. Let’s start, then, from Chapter I.

The Hotel Paris, Paris

This luxurious hotel in rue des Beaux-Arts, near the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pré, was the last mansion of a certain Oscar Wilde.

And today he continues to pay tribute

to the great British writer with a room, number 13, designed by designer Jacques Garcia, with precious fabrics.

Wonderland house, Brighton
Are you also looking for the White River? This southern England hotel is entirely dedicated to Alice in the Land of Wonders and to the fantasy of Lewis Carroll.

At tea time you can sit at the table of Lepre Marzolina and Cappellaio Matto to celebrate your good-non-birthday, or you will have the opportunity to fall asleep in the

rooms dedicated to the Queen of Hearts.

Grand Hotel and Milan, Milan

Opened in 1863, this wonderful hotel in the heart of the Lombardy capital has hosted in its rooms the greatest protagonists of Italian and international culture.

The greatest writers, of course, but also Giuseppe Verdi, Maria Callas, Caruso, Luchino Visconti and Giorgio Strehler. Literature, music, cinema and theater, in short.

But also art: here was Tamara de Lempicka, who on the Grand Hotel’s letterhead wrote his letters to dear friend Gabriele D’Annunzio.

Linthwaite House Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere

A unique access door to discover the beauty of the English Lake District and its very close connection with the poetry of the early nineteenth century.

From here, you can immerse yourself in the luxuriant nature that inspired William Wordsworth’s writings and even visit the houses where he stayed: like Dove Cottage,

now home to the Wordsworth Trust, which hosts meetings, insights and events each month in honor of the great poet.

The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

A magical hotel. And not just for the beauty of its rooms. In Room 552, writer J. K. Rowling wrote the final word on the original manuscript of Harry Potter and the

Deathly Hallows, the concluding chapter of his fortunate literary saga. The hotel mascot, in turn, is just an owl. A pure coincidence?

Brown’s Hotel, London

The five-star London jewel of Rocco Forte Hotels hosted Rudyard Kipling during the writing of his most famous novel, The Jungle Book.

And so the hotel’s presidential suite was dedicated to the British Nobel Prize, with a letter written by the author himself during one of his many stays at Brown’s.

Cherry on the cake? Those traveling with children will then receive a copy of the story of Mowgli, Balù & co.

Verizon Yahoo! and delete ‘swears’ of Oath

The merger between AOL and Yahoo! will create Oath, by which Verizon aims to challenge the dominance in Google searches and that in Facebook video content.

The future society will be open during the summer and the certainty is that there will be Marissa Meyer

yahoo-oath

The news was in the air and in the last hour came the official Yahoo! disappears from the digital world and in its place there will Oath. The new company will be

composed of the divisions of the first web company in history and content produced by AOL, the two former protagonists of the Internet passed in the last two years under

the auspices of Verizon.

The latter is the largest US wireless telecommunications provider in the space of twelve months has shelled out $ 13.2 billion for the acquisition of AOL (4.4 billion)

and Yahoo !, whose 4-digit, 83 billion dollars could get a discount at the photo finish due to the discovery of the violations suffered by the user account. An

important factor, that because of the strategic services of the Sunnyvale company’s own Yahoo! Mail, one of the most important channels along with Yahoo! Finance and

Yahoo! Sports, which attract a number of users exceeded one billion.

The major expense and future merger between the two services (which apparently should continue to operate independently, however, following a common path) is the move

with which Verizon hopes to create a digital giant capable of challenging the titans like Google and Facebook, absolute leader in research and fruition of video content

(and therefore revenue generated by advertisers).

A Verizon spokesman warned reporters that “will be one of the most groundbreaking companies in the digital arena.”

high ambition, complex and incomprehensible for now, because Oath will open only in summer. To confirm the new structure and the timing was the tweet Tim Armstrong, head

of AOL, who posted an eloquent message: “Consumers Billion +, 20+ Brands, Unstoppable Team. #TakeTheOath. Summer 2017 “.

It is no coincidence that the announcement has come from Armstrong, deputy to stay in the room of the Oath buttons, in contrast to Marissa Meyer, current CEO of Yahoo !,

which instead will be thrown out after failing the mission of revival. Losing your job is not however a tragedy for the female engineer, former Google executive, who

will receive a settlement of about $ 23 million.

Beyond the puns with the new company name (in English means oath swearing), Verizon is now awaiting the go ahead by the US authorities to close the acquisition of Yahoo

!.

That will no longer exist because even Yahoo! Japan and 15% stake in Alibaba while not flowing into Verizon will change destination, migrating Altaba.

The new statue of Cristiano Ronaldo, too bad to be true

The island of Madeira has decided to rename its airport with the player’s name. All went well, until it was not revealed the disturbing bronze bust dedicated to CR7

For Madeira (o Madera, to put Italian) Cristiano Ronaldo is practically a semi-god. In the city of Funchal, the island’s largest, the famous footballer has taken its first steps, and more recently has opened a luxury hotel of the Pestana chain CR7, as well as a new museum dedicated to his sporting achievements. So the local government has decided to further pay tribute by renaming the island’s airport with his name.

A nice gesture, crowned by a press conference with the same Cristiano Ronaldo was present along with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa. In a speech of congratulations and a statement of pride, everything went smoothly, until the time when she was unveiled: the bronze statue in the likeness of the handsome footballer. Objectively too bad to be true.

It will be for those eyes too close, for that creepy smile, or maybe just for questionable similarity: the fact is that the bust in question, made by the artist Emanuel Santos, sparked the irony of the web, which responded to shots of photomontages and meme.

Some even called into question the good old Cape of Art Attack, the speaker bust of the famous children’s program. The author, in an interview with Globo Esporte, defended himself saying that the same Ronaldo has approved the statue and that basically “not even Jesus loved at all.” Matter of taste, then? Absolutely. But it finds it hard to believe that a lover of aesthetics as CR7 can (honestly) meet again in this funny statue.

If you are looking for a luxury villa that you will fall in love with, then Eros will be your ideal match.

This idyllic property close to Mykonos occupies a dream location above the radiant waters of Agios Lazaros Bay.

Its pristine white walls and romantic stonework marry effortlessly. Its spacious rooms are devoted solely to your pleasure. Dive into the tender embrace of your infinity pool or cast an adoring look over the Aegean Sea from the terrace.

This delightful villa will be at the heart of blissful days under the Greek sun.

Here in the exclusive Agios Lazaros district of Mykonos, you’ll find the perfect partner for an unforgettable Greek vacation. Eros brings you luxury laced with charm.

From your stone clad terrace, dotted with inviting sun loungers you can gaze out over the Aegean. Under the protection of a shady gazebo you can lose yourself in a novel or drink in the sensational views.

In the arms of the dazzling, azure pool you’ll feel at one with the shimmering sea which stretches out before you.

Eros is a lovingly updated, traditional Greek villa. Its whitewashed walls help deflect the heat of high summer. Its cool, calm interior rests under a canopy of traditional wooden beams.

Here, you can escape the heat and lounge on a comfortable designer sofa before heading through the elegant archway for dinner. The villa boasts two kitchens, one more formal, one next to the lower level staff quarters.

The deep blue Aegean Sea will be your everlasting companion at Eros.

The villa’s luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms make the most of this with panoramic views across the bay. From these clean, bright rooms you can throw open the terrace doors and feel the sea breeze and warmth of the sun.

Two of the rooms are en-suite while two more share a spacious bathroom. The fifth bedroom doubles up as staff quarters or as an idyllic hideaway for the kids.

On the very edge of the Aegean Sea, Eros will be your base for days in the sun and on the sand. A short drive takes you to Psarou beach. Its slender stretch of white sands is a little more exclusive than its neighbors but still bustles with life.

Wooden loungers and beach parasols create a vivid mosaic backed by restaurants and tavernas. A little further afield you can wander the maze of streets in Mykonos Town, watched over by the island’s iconic windmills.

Emanuele Ferrari is the only Italian among the most influential photographers online

The artist from Milan is the only Italian in the top 100 of the most popular photographers in eleventh place on the Web

GQ is particularly pleased for Emanuele Ferrari. The Milanese photographer working with us for a long time, especially for the site.

Knowing then that is among the international photographers the only Italian in the top 100 of the most influential on the web we immediately driven to ask a selection of his photos to be published for our readers.
The ranking based at WIP (Web Popularity Index) which uses an algorithm that takes into account three factors: visibility, interaction with users and external references.
Applied only to the world of photography are thus emerged the 100 most followed online photographers. Among these one Italian, Emanuele Ferrari, of course, which boasts what is more significant eleventh place in a ranking dominated by the United States, as many as 41, which is headed by Brandon Stanton, ranked fourth a photographer of Peruvian caliber Mario Testino and eighth Terry Richardson, after Steve McCurry.

“It was definitely a nice surprise each receive this alert,” said Emanuele hot Ferrari.

“Becoming part of the ranking of the 100 most important photographers of the web with the ‘giants’ is not a small thing every day … Being prepared on the basis of an index – WIP – an impartial ranking, which recognizes the great Ensure that – as always – I dedicate to the world of the web and social media, and constant interaction I have with my followers. ”

To follow Emanuele Ferrari Online:
To know her work:
www.emanueleferrari.it

How to get to Paros

An unforgettable destination for your summer is called Paros – Paros or –

one of the largest and most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea.

Fantastic beaches, great food, culture and lots of sun, this gives Paros. Yes, but how to reach the white island?

The plane is the fastest means of transport, although not the cheapest.

Unfortunately there are no direct connections from Italy, so it is best to arrive

by plane with a flight to Mykonos or Santorini. From here you can catch a ferry or hydrofoil that in a

couple of hours will dock at the pier in Parikia, capital of Paros. In summer,

however, these goals are very popular so you may find it not quite cheap; alternatively you can then catch a

flight to Athens and from there leave for Parikia from Piraeus or Rafina.

Same thing for the ships, there are no direct connections, so you agree to reach Piraeus and take the ferry or hydrofoil.

Santorini a paradise; here is when to go

blue sea, white houses and breathtaking sunsets. Here Santorini, the island of love

Santorini is the southernmost island of the Cyclades, known for its mild climate that allows tourists to begin to bathe in its clear waters already in mid-April. If in fact the question is when to visit this island, you know that from mid-April onwards (after Orthodox Easter), the island is already prey to tourists.

you may want to visit Santorini in late spring period in which the temperature is mild, the climate is very mild and the prices of the facilities are still not as high as in August for those who want to enjoy the island away from the summer crowds, . The island will satisfy any request, since it allows to carry out many activities such as hiking, boating or simply romantic walks among the characteristic vicoli.e

You should visit the Ancient Fira and its archaeological site of Akrotiri, as well as the Thera Prehistoric Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Fira is the capital of Santorini and it is a quaint little village in which stand out the classic white houses and the blue doors and windows. Fira is the place where the nightlife is more present, so it is worth visiting if you want to dance the night away.

Also not to be missed in Fira is the old port accessible by cable car, on the back of a mule or on foot via 587 steps. Oia is instead a highly suggestive locations. It is a village that lies on the edge of the Caldera and Oia is characterized by small alleys that intersect one another, shops, museums, small art galleries and the ruins of the Venetian fortress. Oia is a unique place of its kind, as it still tries to maintain its uniqueness, trying to escape the mass tourism.

Along the west coast, in the highest part of the cliff it stands the Imerovigli village. The location of the village so high, you can have a full view of the volcanoes. A Imerovigli the traditional houses are few compared to hotels and luxury facilities (basically prices of the structures are high). Imerovigli is 3 km from the capital Fira.

Santorini is also famous for its beaches, among which definitely stands out the Red Beach. It is a beach of red sand that is located in the southwest of the island. The typical red color of the sand, is its volcanic origin; But it is worth saying that the beach is quite small and therefore often horsebackriding.

Santorini is therefore a destination that can cater for every need, whether you opt for a relaxing holiday, for a fun-filled. The climate, the atmosphere, the sea and the sky of Santorini will offer a unique holiday of its kind.

Mykonos is the island from fashion here is where they go fashionistas

Beautiful beaches of tranquility and relaxation and nightlife. Mykonos, enclosed in the Cyclades archipelago, has a double face: beach paradise

The shoe designer Bruno Bordese is a true regulars (there goes 85). “The beauty of Mykonos is the all-day beach: you can go to the beach in the morning and stay until the aperitif, but also for dinner and after dinner. There are places equipped at all hours: number one is Alemàgou Beach Bar Restaurant in Ftelia. Cosmopolitan, elegant, with boho-chic sessions, here you can breathe a unique atmosphere, the food is excellent and “risks” to meet many designers, from Peter Dundas (creative director Roberto Cavalli) Kris Van Assche until Olivier Rousteing, head of Balmain designer. If I want to enjoy a cocktail at sunset with great DJ sets I choose the beach club restaurant Scorpios, from design inspired by nature. If I want to isolate myself from everything I go to dinner at Kiki’s Tavern (you can not book!), A hut on the beach of Agios Sostis in typical greek style and no electricity where you prepare meat and fish on a grill wood. It’s so isolated, hidden and suggestive that is already a haven for VIPs. There I even met Madonna. “

In Finland, part of the experiment of basic income

From 1 January 2017, Finland in 2000 will receive an income of 560 euro per month without doing anything: it intends to test the viability of universal income to support consumption and demand

From January 1, Finland became the first country in the world to experience the universal basic income. Amount: 560 EUR monthly. Not much, but it’s the principle that counts. The landing comes after a “universal” debate is not concluded.
They face two schools of thought: one wants that all citizens are to have a minimum budget, which helps the economy today, economists say, entrusts to the flywheel consumption growth being scemati investment is public and private; the other argues that it is un’elargizione “welfare” that would reward those who have less desire to do.

Switzerland went to the polls for the first proposal – the introduction of a basic income of 2500 francs amounted to more than 2300 euro – which the majority of voters rejected with 78% in the referendum last June.

The Swiss rejection, however, has not dismissed the idea debated everywhere in the West, and advanced in the past in Italy by the Movement 5 Stars.

To take now the baton is Finland.
Experiment is the right word: it will be basic income that is paid in exchange for nothing, but not universal in that sense it is, for two years, only 2,000 citizens.

The lower parameter is explained by the fact that in Finland there is no defined minimum wage. The country, however, is also one of the world’s central innovation as was confirmed a month ago the crowded start-ups fair Slush, in Helsinki; and they do not ignore the studies that indicate a progressive depletion of human labor with the advent of hi-tech production processes and even in areas such as personal care and entertainment.

They are two sides of the same coin, because “avveniristi” imagine that development environment and especially artificial intelligence will erase soon a good number of jobs also very specialized.

Among those who believe the answer is therefore some form of universal income there is Elon Musk. The patron of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity said if the robots take jobs away there is no other remedy that “a universal basic income or something like that,” while admitting that “it is a debate that will bring us back for another ten or twenty years”. Just enough time, has exemplified Musk, they spread the guider systems with software: there will be no need of so many drivers, so to speak. The technology and its boost productivity will make more and more human labor superfluous in various sectors. But without pay, those who consume those products or services? No coincidence that a similar experiment part in 2017 in Utrecht in the Netherlands and one is going to Oakland where 1,000 citizens receive $ 500 a month. If you go by the idea of ​​distributing income it is therefore not to reward “slackers”, but to support the economy in Europe which also suffer from anemic growth.