The Living green walls are panels of plants, grown vertically using hydroponics, on structures that can be either free-standing or attached to walls. Living green walls are also referred to as vertical gardens, green walls, living walls or ecowalls.
When and where was the living green wall invented?


This amazing idea for living green walls was first patented by Stanley Hart White in 1938, however it is Patrick Blanc’s name that resounds through the industry. After creating one of the most famous green walls at the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris, he was designated the godfather of the ‘vegetal wall’, sparking a revolution in sustainable architecture. 


As the concrete jungles expand around the globe and pollution increases, the application of living green walls are a asset to help create balance between men and forests. Incorporating carefully chosen selections of plants into cutting edge design, living green walls have been devised to help restore the natural balance.

Benefits of Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens offer economic, environmental and physiological benefits:
Building Profile & Beautification
Air Quality

Biodiversity & Habitat

Acoustic Buffering

Biophilic Design and Our Health

Green walls are organized into panel and tray systems or freestanding walls, meaning there is a wall suitable for any space.

Panel systems, like Sage and Prowall, have plants pre-grown into the panels and can be used inside or out, and in any climate.

VersaWall is a tray system, which is popular for indoor displays. Plants are pre-grown off-site and inserted into the wall, which offers a great degree of versatility that can be exploited to cover entire surfaces or designed as living art.

Freestanding walls are most commonly used indoors and are most easily changed, either by changing the location or changing the plants.




A recent study into the effectiveness of green infrastructure for improving air quality in urban street canons (the gaps between large buildings), found living green walls can have a big impact. These gaps are hotspots for harmful pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, but living green walls have been shown to reduce levels by 40% and 60% respectively.

Plants have long been used to reduce noise levels on freeways and other noisy roadways across North America and Europe. Living green walls expand on this idea. Vegetation naturally blocks high frequency sounds while the supporting structure can help to diminish low-frequency noise.

Exterior living walls give buildings protection, not just from temperature fluctuations but also by diverting water away from walls during heavy rain and providing protection from UV radiation.


Where Vertical Gardens are Used

Living walls are exceptionally versatile. They can be attached to virtually any vertical structure, old or new. They can also be free-standing space dividers, providing beauty, sound-proofing and security. Typical uses include:

Exteriors + Interiors

Retail + Office Environments

Residential Projects

Industrial Buildings

Tennis Courts and Golf Courses

Stadiums and Arenas

Hotels and Restaurants

Schools and Hospitals

Highway Improvements

Parking Structures

Living Tapestrys on Walls

Fencing

Roof Top Gardens

Creating Enclosures

Security

Privacy Screening

Graffiti Protection

Vertical Forest Residential Towers in Milan

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is a pair of residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Italy, between Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Federico Confalonieri near Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station. They have a height of 111 metres (364 ft) and 76 metres (249 ft) and will host more than 900 trees (approximately 550 and 350 trees in the first and second towers respectively) on 8,900 square metres (96,000 sq ft) of terraces. Within the complex is also an 11-story office building; its facade does not host plants.



First Vertical Forests to Be Planted in Nanjing

A group of Italian architects is set to construct the first vertical forest in Nanjing.

Images courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

The vertical forest design was an innovation of an Italian architecture firm, Stefano Boeri Architetti. The Nanjing Green Towers are two multi-rise buildings that will be constructed in the Pukuo District.

Boeri made similar designs in Milan, Italy, and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Vertical forests are buildings that are designed to house thousands of trees and shrubs on the structures’ exterior. The design that was made for the Nanjing Green Towers will have trees on the buildings’ uppermost deck.
The Nanjing Green Towers will be completed by 2018. Future projects will be implemented in other Chinese cities such as Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Guizhou, Shanghai and Chongqing.

The eco-friendly project set in Guizhou will be a forest hotel located in 400 acres of rolling hills. The hotel will have a gym, a lounge, bar, a restaurant and a VIP area.

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as they absorb carbon dioxide. They’ll accomplish this air-cleaning feat with 1,100 flourishing trees from 23 local species and 2,500 cascading shrubs and plants.


Images courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

The two towers at 656 feet and 354 feet tall will rise above the Nanjing Pukou District, which Stefano Boeri Architetti’s press release describes as an area that will likely lead modernization efforts in the south of China’s Jiangsu province and help develop a Yangtze River economic zone. Nanjing Yang Zi State-owned Investment Group Company Limited is promoting the towers and is listed by Stefano Boeri Architetti as an investor in the project.


The taller tower will hold offices, a museum, a green architecture school, and a rooftop club. The second tower will host a 247-room Hyatt hotel and rooftop swimming pool. A podium 65 feet high will include shops, restaurants, and a conference hall. Balconies on the buildings will allow inhabitants to get up close to the nature thriving on the building facades.

600 tall trees and 500 medium-sized trees will grow on the towers, and Stefano Boeri Architetti says the trees and cascading plants will help regenerate biodiversity in the area.




Aston Martin Residences has released a new set of renderings for their building whose design was inspired by an Aston Martin DB11. They are making it clear that this partnership is in fact a complete partnership, not just a licensing agreement.


The interiors of the building will have the same lighting scheme, design and feel of the interiors of their signature hand-made car. 

The same jeweler who places the Aston Martin logo on the hood of the cars will be the jeweler who places the unit numbers on the residence doors. 




G&G purchased the Vulcan, one of 24 in the world, and will keep it in the three-story sales center. Other features include a custom-made carbon fiber desk, leather door handles and Eames chairs. Aston Martin will have its hands on everything from the leather stitching to “how we design the ramp that goes up to the parking,” Marek Reichman, executive vice president and chief creative officer of Aston Martin, said. The development team declined to provide a buildout cost for the sales center.

Units range from $600,000 to $50 million for the penthouse, and from 700 square feet to 19,000 square feet.


About the Vulcan Fastest Car ever Built by Aston Martin


* I have to confess Aston Martin is my Ultimame dream car of all time! 🚗❤️💃🏻🌹

Deposit Payment Schedule 

​10% at the time of Contract 

10% at Groundbreaking – Fall 2017   

10% at the time of Completion of Foundation – Fall 2018   

10% Pedestal Complete – Spring 2019   

10% Top off – Fall 2020   

50% Balance at the time of closing – 2022

 The Address: 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way,Miami, FL 33131

The Prices: Residences from $500,000 to $7,000,000 Penthouses from $14,000,000 to $35,000,000 Triplex PH with private pools

The Maintanence: $0.85 per sq.ft.

The Delivery: Early 2022

The Floors: 66Total apartments: 391

Residences:1-5 bedroom Residences, Duplexes, and Penthouses: Sizes: 700 – 19,000 sq.ft. / 65 – 1,770 M2

Architect: BMA & Revuelta Architecture

Developer: G & G Business Developments LLC

Interior Designer: BMA

Definition of a Karmic Connection


When you meet someone you have a karmic connection with, a spark of recognition ignites in your soul. 

You’ll feel a haunting familiarity, a sense of having come home, a longing for something not quite remembered.

You feel a deep, spiritual connection to this person almost like you have known them for a long time.

You have flashbacks or deja vu moments where you feel that you have been together before.

You seem to understand each other and have a similar way of thinking.


You may have similar flaws or habits, or you both had similar challenges during childhood.

Your connection is intense and so too is the relationship. Often it can move from extreme highs to extreme lows.


You feel in sync with each other even when you are not physically together. There may be a feeling of having to team up together to conquer something.

You know intuitively what the other is thinking or feeling. You feel very in-tune and connected with their thoughts and actions.


Your relationship is emotional, challenging and can bring things out in you that you didn’t know existed.

You may experience huge shifts and changes in your life when you first meet this person.

Your relationship may not last forever but the love is always there.


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Embraer 1000E Hollywood Airship


For many, private jet ownership is an opportunity to flaunt their individuality. This is especially true in the rarefied airspace of the ultra-large executive jet. As the biggest and the baddest private jets flying, owners of these converted airliners want to make their mega-dollar planes stand out from the crowd.
This brings us to Embraer.

The Brazilian jet maker has long been a fan of highly stylized theme interiors. Last summer, Embraer introduced the far east-inspired Kyoto Airship and its stunning skylights. Later in the year, the company rolled out the Brazilian Rancher-meets-Texas-oil-tycoon themed the Skyranch One. 

In its latest effort, Embraer offers its take on the glamour of Tinseltown in the 1930s with the Hollywood Airship. 

“The Hollywood is steeped in MGM style, with a nod to film greats of the black and white movie era.,” the company wrote in its press kit. “Embraer pushes the design envelope in private aviation with the introduction of a chic shuttle aircraft that celebrates the beauty and affluence of the past while embracing the advanced technology of the future.”

Due to the highly bespoke nature of the business, Embraer’s customers can choose to adopt the whole package or simply a few select elements of the concept. 

Here’s a closer look at the Embraer Lineage 1000E Hollywood Airship.

The Hollywood Airship interior is designed for Embraer’s flagship Lineage 1000E executive jet. 

The 1000E has room for 13 to 19 passengers, with a range of nearly 5,300 miles. It’s based on the company’s E190 airliner.


Formal dining for six is available in the VIP Crystal Room near the back of the plane.

So how much does all of this art deco fabulousness cost? 

A new Embraer Lineage 1000E can be had for $53 million.

 But for an additional $30 million, your Lineage can shine brighter than Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Business clients can conduct meetings in this spacious lounge while…

The Manor, built in 1988 by entertainment royalty Aaron and Candy Spelling, is the grandest private residence in Los Angeles. Proudly positioned, its nearly five acres of rare flat land borders the LA Country Club. The Manor blends visionary design, bespoke attention to detail, and classical elegance. A winding driveway leads to a circular motor court, fountain and space for 100 cars. The entry’s double staircase with dramatic 30-foot ceilings is reminiscent of Old Hollywood. Italian limestone enwraps the sumptuous living spaces. In addition to 7 BR suites and 7 staff bedrooms, there is a grand formal living room, projection room, bar, family room, library, office, service wing, billiards room, game room, two lane bowling alley, wine cellar and tasting room, catering kitchen, gym and a fully equipped beauty salon including masseuse and tanning rooms. The current owners spared no expense in 2011 to renovate and update the estate. This is a rare property, and beckons a discerning buyer.


”Quando alguma coisa está para acontecer ou chegar até sua vida, pequenas manifestações do cotidiano enviarão sinais indicando o caminho certo…” #sassoon #sassoondesign #adrianasassoon #escolhas #destino #vida #trabalho #dedicação #fe #esperança #manifestação #sonhos Aliás Sonhar é Bom demais! 🍄💐🦄🙊👑🎩👠🦋❤️”When something is about to happen or come to life, small manifestations of daily life will send signals indicating the right path …” #life #lifestyle #adrianasassoondesign #interiordesigner #architecture #realestateagent #luxuryhome #luxurydecor #luxury #choices #dedication #faith #hope #work #manifestation #dreams

”You believe. You attract. Your energy is your responsibility!

”Você acredita. Você atrai. Sua energia é sua responsabilidade!

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”

Allen Ginsberg

“I learned that life will go through changes Up and Down and Up again. It’s what life does. “​


Ben Okri
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”​
Marilyn Monroe

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”

Rita Mae Brown

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”

Judy Garland


“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he or she  really is.”

Jim Morrison

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SHALRIE JOSEPH 

Shalrie Joseph (born May 24, 1978 in St. George’s) is a Grenadian soccer player who currently plays for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.Joseph moved to Brooklyn, New York with his family as a teenager. He played college soccer at Bryant & Stratton College, and St. John’s University, New York, graduating in 2002.

http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/team/index.cfm?ac=playerbio&bio=31946

http://web.mlsnet.com/players/bio.jsp?player=joseph_s&playerId=jos189231&team=t109

Shalrie Joseph is member of the Grenada national team, for whom he has played in the Caribbean Cup, the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and in World Cup qualifiers.

Team Lions Video in Kansas City 2010

 

TEAM LIONS

U10 Team Lions in Kansas City 2010

The mission of the Shalrie Joseph Soccer Club is to help young players from all backgrounds reach their full potential on and off the soccer field. We believe dedicated players deserve top quality coaching and competition, and we must make that accessible to all, regardless of their financial situation. With this belief, we bring together the most talented players from all races, nations, and backgrounds, to build the best youth soccer club in Massachusetts.

Shalrie Joseph  & Ariel Sassoon

Shalrie Joseph & Lions Team member Ariel Sassoon( Ariel’s wearing a Team jersey from one of his grandfather’s Vidal Sassoon’s favorite teams).* Besides Chealsea & The Brazilian World Cup Team.
 
 
Shalrie & Adriana
Team Lions Managers & Adriana
 
 Coach Os,Pedro,Shalrie Adriana & Erlie
 
Jean-Hosler Delcy (“Os”): Lions’ U14G and U10 Boys (Blue) Coach
Os is also current Head Coach of the Varsity Girls’ Soccer team at Mount Alvernia High School, Newton, MA, and former Head Coach of the Boys’ Varsity Soccer team at Boston Latin (Fall 2008).
At Scorpions Club he coached the U16 G in 2004 as head coach. He has also spent several years coaching travel soccer with Cambridge, Quincy, Haverhill, Somerville Youth Soccer and Quincy Youth Soccer.
In his native Haiti Os was Assistant Coach with Paloma Athletic Club, where he coached the semi-pro men’s soccer team-Haitian National League, Division 1, and coached the interscholastic boys’ varsity team at the Centre Diocesain des Arts & Metiers Salesians.
As a player, Os played semi pro in Haiti. From 1995-96 he was lead scorer for Bunker Hill Community College, and from 1998 – 1999, for Bradford College, Men’s Soccer. His most recent successes have been with the Shake-Shake team int the Over the Hill league in Boston where he scored 21 goals in 10 in the spring of 2009.
Pedro Herivaux is Director of Coaching for SJSC Lions, and coach for the Boys U14 and U13 MAPLE teams as well as several indoor teams. A former professional soccer player for teams in his native Haiti, in Boston, and in Japan, Pedro has more recently he has been involved with youth soccer coaching in Massachusetts. His coaching included a stint with the Brookline High School Varsity Boys Soccer in 2008, and a trip to Europe where the team returned unbeaten. Pedro has coached Brookline youth travel teams, and more recently has coached club teams for Arsenal and Valeo clubs. He continues to play regularly in men’s leagues including the Da One Summer League, and the Lions coaches team.
Shalrie Joseph, president of SJSC Lions, has won the MVP award for the New England Revolution’s 2009 season. The award was made in a pregame ceremony at the Revs’ home season finale against the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium. Shalrie also won the Revere Cup, awarded by the Midnight Riders’ fans group, and designating him as their player of the season. Go Shalrie!
Erlie Thelot co-coaches the U14 and U16 Lions girls’ teams and the U10 Lions boys futsal team.
“Thelot”  played for the Haitian National Women’s Team from 1997 to 2003. From 1994-2004 she played for Haiti’s Aiglebrillant A.C., which won the Champion Haitian Cup (1996 and 1999); and the national championship (2003). In the US, Thelot played for Lee University from 2001 to 2004, where she was named freshman player of the year, won the Lee University Lady Flames Golden Shoe (2001) and was known as the “Lady Flames Scoring machine”, after a streak of 21 goals in 17 games! She also played in the 1st Team TranSouth All-Conference, the 1st team NAIA All-Region XI, and was named TranSouth Player of the Year, and earned an honorable mention in the NAIA All-American in 2002 and 2003.