Ajak Deng

 She was born in Sudan and fled to a Kenyan refugee camp with her parents and four brothers and three sisters in 2003 after civil unrest erupted. During that time her mother passed away from malaria and she became the mother to her six month old sister. By 2005 her family was given the opportunity to move to Australia, Ajak has not looked back. She quickly began to model and made her debut at the 2008 Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. since than she has been in high demand in Australia and abroad. Ajak Deng  is taking over the modeling world. With legs for days and her killer signature buzz cut, the IMG-signed model’s resume is impeccable.  Deng has been in international runway appearances for Givenchy and Valentino couture in Paris, Lanvin for H&M in New York, Topshop in London—and the Aussie’s latest gig, as on of the face’s of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s first Kenzo campaign.

 


Clive Cussler: The Storm

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames.

A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale. It will kill millions . . . and it has already begun.

This week The Storm fell in at number three on the New York Times Bestseller list, right behind Fifty Shades of Gray and Fifty Shades of Darker. Filled with the boundless invention unique to Clive Cussler, this is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.

 


Swarovski Inspired Furniture


Eyal Burstein’s thought provoking conceptual work for Design Miami/Basel stands out for its ability to shed new light on the divide between design and art. The collection features a Plexiglass bench, along with three cast-concrete and metal chairs. All design pieces, part of which are handmade art and part machine product design, have been greatly influenced by the classic Swarovski Chaton-cut crystal’s shape.

Burstein's states, “Working with Swarovski Crystal Palace has provided new horizons for me to explore and has been a fertile ground for a free flow of ideas. In creating Beta I’ve had the opportunity to continue challenging the bureaucracy that distinguishes between art and design, compromising the opportunities for innovation."


PMK + Designers Presents Lai Residence

In Kaohsiung City, Taiwan has been put forward by design firm PMK+Designers. This penthouse consists of light tones and a diversely designer interior characterize the space. A common room on the first floor is the primary living area, which connects seamlessly to an outside patio. Additional rooms consist of a master bedroom upstairs, master bath and separate private study. The mixture of metal, wood and concrete Materials such as metal, concrete and wood add an appealing raw element to the apartment.


Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong is perhaps the best-known contemporary Chinese painter in the world. His works, which assimilate Western elements with Chinese ones, have garnered praise among art circles and sell for incredibly high prices. Wu pushed the boundaries of our understanding of how a traditional medium of ink can be made new for a new century. Earlier this month, more than 180 paintings by Wu Guanzhong were exhibited in the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The 'Cultivation and Dedication' exhibition presents a review of the artist's 70-year career.


Pharrell Williams Miami Penthouse

Topped by a frosted-glass dome, the empyrean apartment floats 40 stories above Miami. A huge room rises the full three levels of the space, which pivots around a white spiral staircase. Bold contemporary art lines the walls, and sybaritic delights—an outdoor pool overhung with an improbable vine-covered trellis, a supersize purple crocodile Hermès bag can be found at every turn.  Though the penthouse bears all the hallmarks of an MTV Cribs pleasure palace, ripe for louche and Lucullan delights, Williams eschews the kind of bacchanals endemic to the music business.


Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Malibu Mansion

 The 25,000sq ft house has been designed with no 'dead end to create an infinite cycle that represented Will and Jada's love. Designed by architect Stephen Samuelson, the home includes a plethora of hand-crafted elements, an intimate and bespoke feel. And Samuelson reveals the sprawling pad takes inspiration from various cultures, from Persian, Moroccan and Spanish to Southwest America.