2021宝珀理想国文学奖即日起征件

2021年4月10日,第四届宝珀理想国文学奖正式启动。宝珀理想国文学奖,自创立以来迅速成为华语文学领域“公正、权威、专业”的奖项。在不断发现优秀青年作家的同时,共同发起方——宝珀与理想国,也在向大众传递一则简单而意味深长的信息,“读书,让时间更有价值”。

延续每年换新的传统,坚持成员构成的丰富性与高水准,本届评委团汇集豪华阵容,由阿来、格非、李宗盛、梁鸿、马家辉(按照名字拼音排序)五位来自两岸三地的标志性文化人物组成。

阿来、格非作为中国当代文学领军人物,均是茅盾文学奖、鲁迅文学奖双奖得主;资深音乐人李宗盛,以音乐书写人生,影响几代华人,首次应邀担任文学奖项评委;作家、学者梁鸿的非虚构文学著作,令公众视野回归中国乡土;作家、文化评论学者马家辉深谙港台文化,近年更活跃在大众传播领域。丰富多元的评委构成,为今年最终的评选结果带来了更多精彩与悬念。

即日起至5月15日,组委会接受出版社、出版公司或作者本人提交作品。最终获奖者将于10月下旬的颁奖典礼现场公布。荣膺首奖的青年作家将获得人民币30万元的写作支持。决名单入围作者将获得宝珀青年挚友奖、决选入围作品证书和两万元润笔费,鼓励青年作家继续创作。

2021宝珀理想国文学奖年度主题愿你道路悠长

世界文学最具生命力的古老文本,是说一个人为期十年的海上漂泊,曲折的道路却充满奇迹,充满发现。正如人生漫长的变幻之旅,不变的,唯有时间前进的力量;以及遭遇患难,但不曾衰朽的理想。

还记得在首届宝珀理想国文学奖的现场,唐诺老师作为评委,曾坦诚、恳切地指出:

“小说的‘我’是一个小写的我,必须要放在时间里,放在人群中,必须跟这个世界相处,必须要理解很多东西,要比较沉静地一样一样去发现,去感受,去获取,去证实,去了解。……文学大部分时间只有你跟你所写的东西,马尔克斯曾经说这是一个最孤独的行业,这种孤独不是在孤岛上,而是落水的人在跟大海大浪搏斗,只有你自己,谁也救不了你,这才是文学的常态。”

过去三年,这一项年轻的文学奖,有幸能与各位评委和读者,见证了我们时代的青年作家从四面八方走来,相会于此,让或曾沉默的年轻声音被大家听到,集中而响亮。

我们谈论过充满可能性的早期风格、重构世界图景的写作激情,以及疫情时期新的文学现实。自然,也看到了青年作家的不同样貌:有人初试啼声便一鸣惊人,有人在文字领域深耕多年终于提笔,还有人一出手便确立了独特的风格,而后又一再突破……更重要的是,大家都还在写。

写作刚刚开始,一切刚刚开始。

年轻水手,无论你们来自何方,手持何种罗盘,向往何处星空,继承又或发现了哪一条航路;可能都还要面对无风的苦等,忽至的巨浪。愿你们道路悠长,航抵前所未见的海港。也愿年轻的“宝奖”,能够一路同行、守望。

2021宝珀理想国文学奖评委

(按照名字拼音排序)

阿来,作家,曾任《科幻世界》杂志社长。著有《尘埃落定》《空山》《格萨尔王》《瞻对》等。

格非,作家,清华大学人文学院教授。著有《江南三部曲》《望春风》《隐身衣》《雪隐鹭鸶》等。

李宗盛,资深音乐人,华语流行音乐界影响力与实力兼具之音乐制作人与词曲创作人;其作品脍炙人口堪称经典,影响数代华人。

梁鸿,作家,中国人民大学文学院教授。著有《梁庄十年》《出梁庄记》《中国在梁庄》《四象》等。

马家辉,作家,传媒人,文化评论学者。着有《龙头凤尾》《鸳鸯六七四》等。

宝珀理想国文学奖介绍

宝珀理想国文学奖由瑞士高级制表品牌BLANCPAIN宝珀与中国最具影响力的出版品牌理想国共同发起,是华语文学领域首个为发掘和鼓励45周岁以下的优秀青年作家,由商业品牌与出版机构联合创立的奖项。公正、权威、专业是宝珀理想国文学奖诞生时确立,并将一以贯之的原则。继首届“不悔少作”,第二届“重构世界图景的写作激情”,第三届“成为同时代人”之后,2021年宝珀理想国文学奖年度主题为“愿你道路悠长”。

青年的参与和活跃度永远是决定该行业是否有前途的重要标志。在文学创作领域,有才华的青年作家需要一个机遇,文学出版平台需要发掘有潜力的作者,吸引更多人关注和参与。当代经典作家中,许多人在青年时期被发掘和认可,青年文学奖对他们意义非凡。如奈保尔、库切和新晋诺贝尔文学奖得主石黑一雄都曾获“布克奖”荣誉,并于成熟期获得了“诺贝尔文学奖”;日本的重要作家如远藤周作、大江健三郎和村上龙也曾在青年时期获得“芥川奖”肯定。在今天这个世界里,对青年作家而言,文学写作乃是一条孤独而漫长的路,这一文学奖项衷心期盼寻找一笔一划如手艺人般炼字的未来希望。

作为中国最具影响力的出版品牌,理想国一直致力于发掘中文世界最好的书写者,赋予有思想的文字以有尊严的出版,想象书籍的另一种可能。木心、白先勇……这些作家的文字历久弥新,滋养了一代又一代读者的精神宇宙。理想国坚持出版时间长河中的文学经典,同时又汇集当下最具活力和思考力的青年作家群,他们以多元的写作、开放的见解关怀眼下人类的处境。值得追求的文学总是在外边,理想的文学总是在向外拓展,扩宽边界——这是理想国的文学态度。

在Logo上拥有Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie的身份印记,宝珀是一个真正的高级制表品牌。对“经典时计的缔造者”宝珀而言,制表与写作一样,源自恒久不变的爱。1735年注册成立,标志着制表业正式进入品牌时代。以瑞士Villeret小镇为传奇起点,286年时间,经历岁月变迁与历史上的种种选择,宝珀始终将制表奉为至爱,坚持只做机械表的高贵传统,坚持不做第二等级腕表,将高级制表变成一种信念。这种爱与作者们对文学的坚持,对创作出经典作品的追求一样,是我们共同的出发点。往时间纵深行进,以文学,做时间的延长线——这是宝珀的文学态度。

征集与申报

参评条件

宝珀理想国文学奖参评对象限定45岁以下用汉语写作、在大陆地区出版过中文简体版作品的作家。

参评作品须为小说,类型不限,纯文学及跨类型的犯罪、推理、科幻等均可参加。

参评作品应为2020年5月1日到2021年4月30日间正式出版的书籍,最迟送交作品的时间为2021年5月15日,以材料送出的快递或邮戳时间为准。

报名方式

出版作品由出版社、出版公司或作者本人提交:

1、推荐单位以公函方式列出推荐作品名单,并填写“宝珀理想国文学奖推荐表”,并加盖公章(推荐表请至官网下载),连同作品样书寄送至评奖办公室。单位推荐以两部作品为限,有关推荐须经作者同意。每部作品请提供样书5册。

作者本人填写“宝珀理想国文学奖推荐表”,由本人签字并提交个人身份证件的复印件,样书5册寄送至评奖办公室。作者每人限报一部作品。

2、除上述纸质材料之外,请将作品电子版(PDF文件)与“推荐表”电子版(WORD文档)同时发送至投稿指定邮箱,评奖办公室收到参评作品后将回复确认。参评样书不再退还。

3、如发现不符合参评条件的,评奖办公室有权取消其参评资格。

 

收件地址

地址:北京市东城区和平里兴化东里26号楼 宝珀理想国文学奖评奖办公室

邮编:100013

电话:010-84255532(分机8096)

投稿邮箱:

BLANCPAIN-IMAGINIST@imaginist.com.cn

 

持续关注

8月15日,文学奖评奖办公室将根据每位评委提出的2至3位初选人选 ,公布“初名单”。

9月15日,文学奖评奖办公室根据由评委以多数表决产生的5名人选 ,公布“决名单”。

最终获奖者(1名)将于10月底举行的颁奖礼现场公布。

关于评选办法与奖项进展,可关注文学奖官方网站http://www.ilixiangguo.com/literary.html以及新浪微博话题#宝珀理想国文学奖#。

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树,树

树,树

时间:2021年7月9日—10月10日

地点:上海当代艺术博物馆

策展团队:埃尔维·尚戴斯(Hervé Chandès)、龚彦、布鲁斯·阿尔贝(Bruce Albert)、费大为、伊莎贝尔·歌德华(Isabelle Gaudefroy)

艺术家: 埃法西奥·阿尔瓦雷斯(Efacio Álvarez)、赫尔曼·阿尔瓦雷茨(Herman Álvarez)、欧里德斯·阿斯克·戈麦斯(Eurides Asque Gómez)、斯特法诺·博埃里(Stefano Boeri)、乔哈那·卡勒(Johanna Calle)、豪尔赫·卡瑞玛(Jorge Carema)、亚历克斯·切尔韦尼(Alex Cerveny)、雷蒙·德巴东(Raymond Depardon) & 克洛迪娜·努加雷(Claudine Nougaret)、弗朗西斯·阿雷(Francis Hallé)、胡柳、黄永砅、法布里斯·伊贝尔(Fabrice Hyber)、约瑟卡(Joseca)、克莱蒙·儒略兹(Clemente Juliuz)、卡勒彼(Kalepi)、穆罕穆德·汗(Mahmoud Khan)、安杰丽卡·克拉森(Angélica Klassen)、艾斯特班·克拉森(Esteban Klassen)、切萨雷·列奥纳迪(Cesare Leonardi)&弗兰卡·斯塔吉(Franca Stagi)、斯特凡诺·曼库索(Stefano Mancuso)、吉维亚·索默·默谢(Jivya Soma Mashe)、赛巴斯提安·梅希亚(Sebastián Mejía)、马科斯·奥尔提兹(Marcos Ortiz)、桑蒂迪欧·佩雷拉(Santidio Pereira)、奥斯瓦尔多·皮托(Osvaldo Pitoe)、阿德里安娜·瓦雷让(Adriana Varejão)、卡西欧·瓦斯康切洛斯(Cássio Vasconcellos)、厄瓦那·亚伊哈(Ehuana Yaira)、路易斯·泽尔比尼(Luiz Zerbini)、张恩利

[2021312] 今年夏天,上海当代艺术博物馆将与卡地亚当代艺术基金会共同推出“树,树”展览。通过呈现逾30位(组)来自中国、拉丁美洲、印度、伊朗以及欧洲艺术家涵盖绘画、摄影、影像、装置、手稿等不同形式的200余件作品,此次展览颂扬人类社会中重要的美学灵感源泉之一——“树”之魅力,亦呼应了最新科学发现所揭示的树之智慧。本展览以兼具艺术性和科学性的有力证词,赞叹植物世界之神奇。“树,树”旨在展现树木作为这个世界伟大生物的壮美与富饶,带领人们反思森林砍伐对树木的威胁。

“树,树”在2019年首展于巴黎卡地亚当代艺术基金会(展览名称“Nous les Arbres”,原中文译名“我们,树”)并获得巨大反响。在人类学家布鲁斯·阿尔贝(Bruce Albert)与基金会的联合号召之下,该展览汇聚了多位艺术家、植物学家、哲学家,他们在各自的艺术创作或科学研究生涯中与“树”结成了强烈而紧密的纽带,如弗朗西斯·阿雷(Francis Hallé)、斯特凡诺·曼库索(Stefano Mancuso)、路易斯·泽尔比尼(Luiz Zerbini)、法布里斯·伊贝尔(Fabrice Hyber)等。

两年以后的今天,“树,树”将以全新面貌亮相于上海当代艺术博物馆,展览内容在巴黎展览的基础上进行了新的探索与拓展。展览将加入中国艺术家黄永砅、胡柳、张恩利的作品。意大利建筑师斯坦法诺·博埃里(Stefano Boeri)及其上海团队将为展览带来一件体验式装置作品,邀请观众体验他们以4万余棵树构建的新型城市——“柳州森林城市”的建筑模型。值得一提的是,展览还将特别收录参展艺术家、科学家和哲学家的访谈实录与影像再现,调动观者的多重感官,开启一段全方位的视听之旅。展览期间,上海当代艺术博物馆与卡地亚基金会将联合举办一系列包括放映、讲座和表演在内的特别活动。

此次展览是继“卡地亚当代艺术基金会:陌生风景”“石上纯也:自由建筑”“让·努维尔:在我脑中,在我眼中……归属……”展览之后,上海当代艺术博物馆与卡地亚当代艺术基金会的再度携手。策展团队由卡地亚当代艺术基金会馆长埃尔维·尚戴斯(Hervé Chandès)、上海当代艺术博物馆馆长龚彦、人类学家布鲁斯·阿尔贝(Bruce Albert)、艺术评论家和策展人费大为,以及卡地亚当代艺术基金会艺术项目策划总监伊莎贝尔·歌德华(Isabelle Gaudefroy)组成。

埃法西奥·阿尔瓦雷斯(Efacio Álvarez),《无题》(Untitled),2019,纸上水墨,21 x 29,5 cm 卡地亚当代艺术基金会收藏,巴黎

马科斯·奥尔提兹(Marcos Ortiz),《无题》(Untitled),2018,纸上水墨,21,5 x 29 cm 卡地亚当代艺术基金会收藏,巴黎

法布里斯·伊贝尔,《风景的传记》,2013,唇膏、木炭和油画,300 x 700 cm
艺术家收藏。© Fabrice Hyber / ADAGP, 巴黎 2019年。图片© Marc Domage

路易斯·泽尔比尼,《世间万物》,2018年,布面丙烯,250 x 361 cm,私人收藏,圣保罗。© Luiz Zerbini。图片© Pat Kilgore

Luiz Zerbini, Coisas do Mundo, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 250 x 361cm, Private collection, São Paulo. © Luiz Zerbini. Photo © Pat Kilgore

约瑟卡, 《戈西河》, 2018年,纸上铅笔水性笔画, 32 × 40cm为卡地亚当代艺术基金会展览“树,树”特别创作。卡地亚当代艺术基金会收藏

弗朗西斯·阿雷,《槐树, 卡地亚当代艺术基金会花园》(Sophora, Jardin de la Fondation Cartier), 2019年,纸上铅笔墨水画,42 × 30 cm. 为展览“树,树”特别创作(2019年,巴黎)。图片©弗朗西斯·阿雷, 卡地亚艺术基金会收藏

弗朗西斯·阿雷,《山榄科树木》, 2012年. 纸上铅笔墨水画, 42 × 30cm。艺术家为展览“树,树”(2019年,巴黎)特别创作。

张恩利(Zhang Enli),《老树(五)》[The Old Tree (5)],2014,布上油画,300 x 250 cm ©Zhang Enli

 

关于卡地亚当代艺术基金会:

卡地亚当代艺术基金会是一家私立文化机构,通过策划展览、现场表演和讲座,面向全球公众传播当代艺术。1984年由卡地亚创立, 卡地亚基金会以巴黎由让·努维尔设计的标志性建筑为中心,为艺术家提供进行艺术创作、与公众会面的空间。卡地亚基金会旨在促进世界各地艺术家、科学家、哲学家、音乐家和建筑师之间的对话与碰撞,多年来发展出一条独一无二的当代艺术策展和收藏之路,其馆藏涵盖了来自50个国家的500位艺术家创作的2000件作品。近年来,卡地亚基金会与多家全球顶尖文化机构建立了合作伙伴关系,其展览足迹遍布东京、布宜诺斯艾利斯、首尔、米兰和上海等城市。

 

关于上海当代艺术博物馆:

上海当代艺术博物馆成立于2012年10月1日,是中国大陆第一家公立当代艺术博物馆,也是上海双年展主场馆。上海当代艺术博物馆建筑由原南市发电厂改造而来,2010年上海世博会期间,曾是“城市未来馆”。它见证了上海从工业到信息时代的城市变迁,其粗砺不羁的工业建筑风格给艺术工作者提供了丰富的想像和创作可能。作为新城市文化的“生产车间”,不断自我更新,不断让自身处于进行时是这所博物馆的生命之源。上海当代艺术博物馆正努力为公众提供一个开放的当代文化艺术展示与互动平台;消除艺术与生活的藩篱;促进不同文化艺术门类之间的合作和知识生产。

 

2021 Watches and Wonders 钟表与奇迹高级钟表展全新表款作品发布

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很高兴与您分享江诗丹顿 2021 Watches and Wonders “钟表与奇迹”高级钟表展全新表款作品。全新表款将在2021 “钟表与奇迹”高级钟表展上瞩目亮相,巧妙演绎了江诗丹顿今年的展览主题——经典,自有“旋”机(Classic With A Twist,诠释出品牌在尊重传统、亦勇于探索全新领域的个性追求中,释放的澎湃创意。

 

江诗丹顿致力于打造经典的精美时计作品,在制表过程中,始终恪守最高标准,注重整体的平衡和美学设计。但它亦时常跳脱传统规范的束缚,在其中注入大胆的新意。这也是江诗丹顿自创立以来,传承至今的品牌精髓。本次,品牌五个系列再添12款新品,更有3枚以“浩瀚宇宙”为题的全新Les Cabinotiers阁楼工匠主题作品,独一无二,自有“旋”机。

Historiques历史名作系列American美国1921

1921—2021年:大胆创新,“旋”机妙生的百年历程

三款全新时计杰作,致敬经典设计

 

 

“钟表与奇迹”高级钟表展, Historiques历史名作系列American美国1921腕表是江诗丹顿历史典藏中的代表之作,以其枕形的表壳、倾斜的时间显示,以及位于1点与2点位之间的表冠设计著称。这一先锋表款创制于1919年至1921年间,尽显“咆哮的二十年代”的大胆突破与充沛创意。为纪念这一传奇表款问世100周年,江诗丹顿特别推出三款全新腕表,均搭载品牌自制的4400 AS手动上链机芯,重塑经典设计。其中,两款白金版分别采用40毫米和36.5毫米直径表壳设计,搭配由意大利皮具制造商Serapian的米兰工坊出品的古铜光泽小牛皮表带。第三款为限量铂金珍藏系列腕表,仅发行100枚,每一枚皆有独立编号。

Les Cabinotiers阁楼工匠

三问报时陀飞轮星空图“狮子座”珠宝腕表

 

江诗丹顿推出Les Cabinotiers阁楼工匠三问报时陀飞轮星空图“狮子座”珠宝腕表,将陀飞轮装置、彰显品牌在报时表领域非凡造诣的三问报时功能,以及旋转星空图巧妙融合于方寸之间。复杂的制表技艺结合非凡艺术工艺,演绎时间的诗意美感。直径45毫米的18K白金表壳上镶嵌100颗长阶梯形切割蓝宝石,点缀于表耳、表冠和表圈上,闪烁着深邃的蓝色光彩,与乳光蓝色调表盘相映生辉。表盘上生动呈现出狮子座的迷人星象。江诗丹顿工坊的艺术大师运用精妙非凡的手工机刻雕花工艺,精心雕琢出纹理各异的三角形图案,拼列成狮子的轮廓。点缀于狮身上的明亮式切割钻石,为狮子座图案更添璀璨星光。

Les Cabinotiers阁楼工匠

浑天仪式陀飞轮万年历“天象仪”腕表

 

Les Cabinotiers阁楼工匠浑天仪式陀飞轮万年历“天象仪”腕表淋漓诠释了江诗丹顿的精湛制表技艺,表盘将自转的球体装置整合其中,彰显出精妙天文复杂功能和精致美学风范。这枚独一无二的时计搭载全新1991手动上链机芯,历时四年研制而成,配备原创的万年历显示机制,包括逆跳日期、星期和月份显示。腕表还罕见地引入3D立体设计,以两个钛金属球体代表地球的南、北半球,旋转一周即为24小时,并设有昼夜显示。秉承品牌的卓越制表技艺,机芯由双轴浑天仪式陀飞轮调节,铝制框架以每60秒旋转一周的速度持续转动。时计搭载直径46毫米的18K 5N粉红金表壳,搭配深棕色鳄鱼皮表带。

Les Cabinotiers阁楼工匠

三针一线万年历“月光之境”蓝宝石珠宝腕表

 

江诗丹顿推出Les Cabinotiers阁楼工匠三针一线万年历“月光之境”蓝宝石珠宝腕表。这枚独一无二的腕表的与众不同之处在于,采用了规范指针的三针一线指示方式。早在17世纪晚期,规范指针时钟就因走时精准、读时清晰而被制

表工坊用作时间参照。这种时钟以中央指针指示分钟,以12点钟位置的小表盘显示小时。全新腕表搭载2460 RQP自动上链机芯,配备万年历功能,可准确反映日历的复杂变化,在2100年之前都无需调校。星期和月份视窗分列于小时小表盘左右,小时小表盘的4点位设有闰年显示。表盘6点位为日期显示,由一根指针清晰指示,月相显示位于日期显示盘的中央。在江诗丹顿艺术大师的巧手打造下,这枚珠宝腕表镶嵌闪耀宝石,精心点缀于表圈和精美的机刻雕花表盘上。

Métiers d’Art艺术大师系列向伟大探险家致敬

以大师级艺术工艺,追溯历史、放眼世界

 

江诗丹顿全新推出三款Métiers d’Art艺术大师系列“探险家”(Tribute to great explorers)腕表,每款限量发行10枚,旨在探索振奋人心的历史篇章。此前,江诗丹顿于2004年和2008年先后推出四款“探险家”主题系列腕表,分别以麦哲伦(Magellan)、郑和、克里斯托夫·哥伦布(Christopher Columbus)和马可·孛罗(Marco Polo)为主题,此次则以方寸之间的精湛微绘艺术杰作,向葡萄牙航海家巴尔托洛梅乌·迪亚士(Bartolomeu Dias)、瓦斯科·达·伽马(Vasco da Gama)和佩德罗·阿尔瓦雷斯·卡布拉尔(Pedro Álvares Cabral)致敬。为了惟妙惟肖地呈现出这三位葡萄牙航海家在15世纪的伟大探索与发现,江诗丹顿采用了高超精妙的大明火珐琅工艺与微绘技艺。每一款表盘都是耐心与匠心的结晶,以1519年绘制、复刻版本现存于葡萄牙里斯本海事博物馆的《米勒地图集》(Miller Atlas)中的一幅地图为灵感,分别生动呈现出部分世界地图。这三款精巧的腕表均采用直径41毫米的纤薄表壳,以18K 4N粉红金材质打造。为了给珐琅大师留出充分施展精湛技艺的舞台,三款腕表均搭载1120 AT自动上链机芯,采用偏心式时间显示布局,通过卫星传动式小时显示机制实现。

Égérie伊灵女神系列密镶钻石自动上链腕表

珍贵时刻,优雅相随

 

以高级定制时装的精致世界和源自江诗丹顿历史传承的美学风格为启发,Égérie伊灵女神系列再次演绎别样风情。这一时计系列巧妙糅合迷人经典气质与大胆现代风范,如今全新推出两款密镶钻石自动上链腕表,分别采用18K白金和18K 5N粉红金材质打造,通体镶嵌闪耀钻石。其中, 表壳上镶嵌303颗钻石,表盘574颗。两款全新腕表采用无需工具即可快速替换表带的巧妙设计,带来灵动乐趣。每枚时计均配备一条缎面表带和一条鳄鱼皮表带,为女性腕间增添一抹精致与优雅。腕表搭载1088自动上链机械机芯,澎湃动力长伴每个珍贵瞬间。

Traditionnelle传袭系列超薄双追针计时码表

限量铂金珍藏系列

 

限量铂金珍藏系列再添一枚新作——Traditionnelle传袭系列超薄双追针计时码表,限量发行15枚,每一枚皆有独立编号。腕表主体采用珍贵的950铂金材质打造,表带亦由950铂金丝线手工缝制而成。直径42.5毫米的表壳低调优雅,搭载着江诗丹顿为庆祝品牌诞生260周年而特别研制的3500自动上链机芯。这枚超薄机芯的水平离合装置中采用了独特的“磨阻式(friction)”技术。机芯亦搭载罕见的双追针计时功能,通过2点钟位置的专属按钮控制。

Overseas纵横四海系列超薄万年历腕表

Overseas纵横四海系列镂雕超薄万年历腕表

两款白金新作,演绎时尚运动风范

 

Overseas纵横四海系列推出两款全新超薄万年历腕表,以白金表壳焕新呈现。一款采用极为复杂的镂雕制表工艺打造而成,一款则搭配深邃的蓝色表盘,分别以迥然不同的美学魅力,演绎时尚优雅风范。两款腕表均配备万年历功能,可自行适应日历的不规则变化,在2100年前都无需任何调校。它们凭借精湛技术与出色性能,赢得了钟表收藏家的青睐。镂雕表款搭载了久负盛名的1120 QPSQ/1机芯,透过镶贴18K白金时标的蓝宝石水晶表盘可欣赏其全貌。两个表款均配有透明表底盖,可将机芯的复杂构造、精美的打磨修饰细节,以及摆陀的轻巧转动尽收眼底。每款腕表均配备三条可快速替换的表链/表带,充分满足多样化的风格需求。

Overseas纵横四海系列陀飞轮腕表

演绎粉红金魅力

 

全新Overseas纵横四海系列18K 5N粉红金陀飞轮腕表专为旅行者打造,彰显出与时俱进的制表精神。腕表搭载超薄2160陀飞轮机芯,每一处均经过精心装饰打磨,展现细节之美,尽显出品牌的现代风范和精湛技艺。腕表配备三条可快速替换的表链/表带 — 粉红金表链、鳄鱼皮表带和橡胶表带,充分满足不同场合的佩戴需求。

 

经典,自有“旋”机

江诗丹顿一直保持着与时俱进的非凡创造力,同时亦不断唤醒时代记忆,在开拓与追溯中演绎优雅内涵。多年来,每一位品牌制表大师、艺术大师和设计师们都秉承这一精神,既尊重传统,亦勇于探索全新领域。江诗丹顿时计作品兼具精湛技艺和风格美学,任时光流转,魅力不曾褪色。隽永风格不仅在于遵循传统制表工艺,更体现在每款作品的细节中流露出的大胆创新精神。特殊显示、偏心指示,每一零件的倒角处理,手工装饰打磨和复杂机械结构,尽展杰出技艺。工艺和风格交相融汇,在传统和创新之间达致微妙平衡,展现充满个性的独特风格。

感谢您对江诗丹顿一如继往的关注与支持。

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Boucheron世家宝诗龙限时体验空间 于北京SKP首次呈现

3月25至29日,独具品味的法国高级珠宝世家Boucheron宝诗龙于北京SKP一层中庭打造限时体验空间。自旺多姆广场26号的经典巴黎建筑风格中汲取灵感,本次限时体验以精心设计的四大主题空间,引领到场来宾感受Boucheron宝诗龙世家的经典传承、创新精神与自由饰我。同时,现场展出多件珠宝珍品,并搭配多种沉浸式互动,为到场来宾带来全新法式生活时尚体验。

世家宝诗龙限时体验空间

 

Boucheron宝诗龙的经典传承、创新精神、自由饰我与法式生活艺术将一次呈现,完美诠释百年世家的隽永风范和极致美学。贯穿始终的数字化互动,给予宾客最大化的趣味体验。经由宝诗龙微信公众号预约参观时,宾客被邀请填写个性化的问答,并可收获专属推荐及二维码,以便在线下体验期间进行扫描互动,展开个性化定制旅程,同时也可探索自己的宝诗龙风格。

 

1.自由创艺

自1858年品牌创立以来,Boucheron宝诗龙始终秉承锐意创新精神,不断突破珠宝设计概念及制作工艺的极限,赋予高级珠宝隽永的自然美态与艺术生命力。在过去的163年中,宝诗龙坚持通过打造大胆创新的佩戴方式和探索全新的制作材料,设计新形式的珠宝,颠覆行业传统,对法国珠宝历史产生了深远且持久的影响。

 

在自由创艺空间中,到场宾客可以直观浏览到宝诗龙将尖端科学技术与世家工坊的传世匠艺完美交融,结合创新精神与自由意志,创作出饱含诗意与情感的高级珠宝作品。

自由创艺空间
Boucheron宝诗龙品牌代言人周冬雨于自由创艺空间

 

永恒绽放 (Eternal flowers)

将大自然片刻的芳华凝结为永恒之美。凭借永恒绽放(Eternal flowers)珠宝作品,世家宝诗龙重新定义了珍贵材料的意义,将花朵绽放瞬间之美停格带入高级珠宝的世界。为了实现这一创举,宝诗龙花费数年时间苦心钻研,让双手和思维摆脱物质世界的束缚,彰显出宝诗龙工匠过人的勇气、技能与才华。

Boucheron宝诗龙永恒绽放 (Eternal flowers) 高级珠宝系列

 

苍穹之露(Goutte de Ciel

采撷一片天空来点缀腕间风景。宝诗龙工坊耗时多年,创新地将美国航空航天局(NASA)用于在太空中采集星尘的气凝胶包裹在天然水晶外壳之中,气凝胶材质由99.8%的空气组成,材质的特殊性成功地定格时间的轨迹,将如天空变幻的时时刻刻化为永恒的记录。

Boucheron宝诗龙Contemplation高级珠宝系列
苍穹之露(Goutte de Ciel)手镯

 

2.世家传承

世家传承空间宛如一间图书馆,胭脂红的墙面涂饰“马丁漆”,旨在向“Salon Chinois”致敬。这个神秘内阁灵感源于中国东方风格,于20世纪初由菲德烈克•宝诗龙(Frédéric Boucheron)委托设计,至今仍然保存在旺多姆广场26号的宝诗龙之家中。

 

世家宝诗龙的历史典藏馆被公认为是旺多姆广场上最为人称赞的珍贵宝藏。辉煌历史赋予世家非凡格调,并引领他们走向未来,令品牌经典不断焕发新颜。品牌创意总监Claire Choisne回溯典藏中丰富的装饰艺术风格资料,从中汲取了简洁流畅的线条和极致简约的风格运用于全新Histoire de Style, Art Deco高级珠宝系列的设计中,展现高级珠宝非凡魅力和永恒美学精髓。四周环绕的数字屏幕持续播放着珍品的视频和图像,来宾可以通过AR互动进行试戴体验。

世家传承空间
歌手及演员鹿晗于世家传承空间

 

除此之外,空间内还展出数件源于装饰艺术时期的珠宝臻品,如来自1935年的双面手镯及来自1920年的由钻石、铂金和丝绸流苏打造而成的吊坠。这些藏品的首次展出,亦彰显世家超然独卓的珠宝工艺和别具新意的独特风格。

 

3.自由型格

Boucheron宝诗龙自创立以来始终坚持以自由精神为设计理念,鼓励当代男女不受拘束探索独特型格,为每一位佩戴者展现自信、独立与个人风格。

 

在舒适的“试衣间”内发现Boucheron宝诗龙的春夏新品就显得更加顺理成章,更完美诠释了世家的一贯风格与品牌哲学——宝诗龙从不强求,只是推荐并鼓励当代男女打造自己的独特型格。在此空间内展出了Quatre、Serpent Bohème、Jack de Boucheron、Nature和Animaux等经典系列的珠宝作品。宾客可在此试戴宝诗龙作品,自由饰我。

自由型格空间
歌手及演员傅菁于自由型格空间

 

4.法式生活艺术

位于巴黎旺多姆广场26号的宝诗龙之家不仅是一家珠宝店,更是一处家庭和生活艺术的殿堂,其设计营造出典雅奢华却如家般温馨的巴黎格调。菲德烈克•宝诗龙(Frédéric Boucheron)将客户视作亲友,在这里客人可以享受到如同家人挚友般的热情招待。这种宾至如归般的客户体验在如今的宝诗龙世家依然得以延续。

 

本次旅途将以宝诗龙北京SKP精品店一侧的“法式生活艺术(Art de Vivre)”体验完美落幕。于去年十月开幕的全球首家Jardin d’Hiver宝诗龙后花园,完美再现位于旺多姆广场26号宝诗龙之家中的冬景花园。扫码完成体验之前三个空间的宾客可以免费来此体验特调饮品,为整个型格旅程留下美好的回忆。

Boucheron宝诗龙品牌代言人周冬雨与法国驻华大使罗梁先生(Laurent BILI)于法式生活艺术空间
演员周也于法式生活艺术空间

 

为庆祝限时体验空间在中国的首次呈现,品牌代言人周冬雨、歌手及演员鹿晗、傅菁和演员周也都莅临活动现场,感受宝诗龙独具品味的风格体验。

Boucheron宝诗龙品牌代言人周冬雨莅临世家宝诗龙限时体验空间现场
歌手及演员鹿晗莅临世家宝诗龙限时体验空间现场
歌手及演员傅菁莅临世家宝诗龙限时体验空间现场
演员周也莅临世家宝诗龙限时体验空间现场

 

#宝诗龙在北京#

#宝诗龙百年世家#

 

关于Boucheron宝诗龙

Boucheron宝诗龙于1858年由菲德烈克•宝诗龙(Frédéric Boucheron)创立,历经四代人的传承拓新。菲德烈克•宝诗龙(Frédéric Boucheron)于1893年,成为首个在旺多姆广场开设专卖店的当代杰出珠宝商,其极富创意的设计造就品牌高级珠宝与制表界领军者的卓越地位。Boucheron宝诗龙的风格自由且大胆,不断持续创造未来的经典。隶属于全球奢侈品集团开云集团。

蒂芙尼T系列全新风格大片 聚焦经典之作,探寻多元精神

蒂芙尼T系列全新风格大片

世界著名珠宝品牌Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼呈现蒂芙尼T系列全新风格大片,聚焦经典之作下的多面魅力,解读现代设计中的独特精神。蒂芙尼以别出心裁的试镜方式,彰显Tiffany T系列的摩登精髓,诠释不同形式的情感纽带。

蒂芙尼T系列全新风格大片,以简单真实的镜头语言捕捉Tiffany T系列的多面魅力
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列T True 18K玫瑰金手链
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列 T Color 18K黄金镶嵌黑色缟玛瑙手镯

T,蒂芙尼的风格符号,以简练线条凝聚无限能量,从灵动的T Smile系列,到前卫的T1系列,蒂芙尼不断以现代美学精神焕新经典元素,缔造持续引领时代风格的珠宝作品。全新风格大片用简单真实的镜头语言,捕捉每款设计的非凡特质;以模特率性精彩的演绎,展现与众不同的蒂芙尼风尚。

 

T1,崭露自我锋芒」

自信坚韧的内在力量,意味着不惧世俗规则,从容面对挑战。这份力量来源于每个人的自我——它独一无二,激励恣意无畏态度;它无可替代,唤醒果敢独立精神。

Tiffany T1系列,诠释独特内心自我

Tiffany T1系列为内在的自我力量而生,以大胆强劲的外在风格,映衬个性非凡的独立态度。新颖立体斜边设计,融合棱角鲜明的斜面及多角度抛光细节,打造兼具流畅线条与力量美感的造型。臻美材质与熠熠钻石融入其中,更于交错叠戴间呈现自由不拘的个人风范,彰显自信坚韧的内在力量。

Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T1系列18K黄金镶钻手镯与18K白金镶钻手镯及戒指
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼 T1系列 18K玫瑰金 镶钻宽式戒指
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼 T1系列18K白金镶钻 宽式手镯
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼 T1系列18K黄金 镶钻吊坠
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T1系列18K玫瑰金镶钻耳环

 

T True系列,交织爱的力量」

爱是一种美好而又特别的存在。两个独立的灵魂因爱相遇相知,又从爱中不断汲取力量,收获携手未来的勇气与坚定。

Tiffany T True系列,彰显自在优雅之美

蒂芙尼以“T”形图案为设计之源,呈现极具建筑风格的Tiffany T True系列作品。环环相扣的字母设计,颂扬亲密无间的情感连结;间隔留白的独特巧思,呼应相连亦有自由的现代主张。璀璨钻石铺镶其间,点亮优雅浪漫风格,闪耀爱的非凡力量。

Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列T True 18K黄金及玫瑰金手链
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列 T True 18K玫瑰金铺镶钻石戒指
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列 T True 18K黄金铺镶钻石戒指
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列 T True 18K白金铺镶钻石戒指

 

Tiffany T系列,定格挚友真情」

相隔千里,却能默契不减;彼此忙碌,却又相互牵挂。这便是友情,不因时间疏远,不为距离改变,始终给予温暖与力量,成为每个人生命中不可缺少的珍贵情感。

Tiffany T系列,演绎简约率性风采

作为蒂芙尼标志性作品,Tiffany T系列以鲜明轮廓与简洁线条,诠释友情的真挚与纯粹。多种材质与宝石的创意组合,赋予典范之作更多缤纷细节,缔造不拘时尚风格的同时,更象征友情的多彩多姿。

Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列18K玫瑰金及黄金镶钻手镯
Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列18K玫瑰金、白金及黄金戒指

 

T Smile系列,绽放心生笑颜」

一首动听的歌曲,一部好看的电影,抑或是一束芬芳的鲜花……生活的点滴美好都值得我们展露笑容。舒展眉头,上扬嘴角,微笑不仅是快乐与善意的直接表达,更是赋能前行的动力之源。

Tiffany T Smile系列,传递乐观自信态度

蒂芙尼化迷人微笑为精致珠宝,将柔美线条注入垂直“T”字图形,打造T Smile系列。流畅弧线定格微微上扬的嘴角,夺目钻石释放笑颜的无穷能量。叠戴不同蒂芙尼项链,演绎自由灵动造型,传递乐观自信态度。让微笑,成为每一天的风格点缀。

Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼T系列T Smile镶钻项链
蒂芙尼T系列全新风格大片

传承经典设计,凝聚现代精神。蒂芙尼将摩登风范注入“T”形字母,在不断的延展与解构中,呈现隽永与时尚交织的平衡之美,诠释多元而又独特的情感纽带。无论是个性前卫,还是精致优雅,Tiffany T系列象征坚韧自我的强大力量,彰显个人风格的无限魅力。

 

关于蒂芙尼 Tiffany & Co.

1837年,查尔斯·路易斯·蒂芙尼(Charles Lewis Tiffany)先生在纽约创办Tiffany & Co. 蒂芙尼。自此,凭借典雅气质、新颖设计、匠心工艺与卓越创新,蒂芙尼成为享誉全球的奢侈珠宝品牌。

如今,蒂芙尼公司集珠宝、钟表及奢侈饰品的设计、制造和营销业务于一身,与旗下关联公司共同秉持品质立身的匠心精神。公司现已在全球开设300余家精品店,有13000余名员工,其中约5000名技艺精湛的工匠在蒂芙尼工作室从事钻石切割和珠宝创作。

蒂芙尼一直致力于负责任地发展自身事业,保护自然环境、倡导多元与包容的文化,并对公司运营所在的环境和群体产生积极影响。

 

深藏 BLUE,那抹迷人的帝舵蓝

蓝色,是生命、天空与海洋的颜色。它优雅而又高贵,蕴含对浪漫生活的渴望,同时也象征着勇敢无畏的精神。正因如此,蓝色成为了最受现代制表业青睐的色彩。而帝舵表不仅是这股美学潮流最初的引领者,更通过一系列经典持久的表款,将“帝舵蓝”塑造为品牌最受瞩目的视觉标志之一。

享誉国际的瑞士高级腕表品牌帝舵表,一直以沿袭自劳力士腕表的卓越品质和平易近人的价格而著称。在外观设计方面,帝舵表则始终保持着自身鲜明的风格,众多表款皆巧妙融入品牌传统的美学精髓,而“帝舵蓝”正是其中最具代表性的视觉标志之一。

从上世纪60年代起,帝舵表产品目录中就陆续出现多款在表盘及细节设计上融入蓝色元素的腕表。这既是帝舵表与海洋紧密联系的象征,也展现出了蓝色这一富于表现力的色彩在人们生活中异常丰富的内涵。“帝舵蓝”也因此而作为品牌的经典美学特色,在帝舵的女装及男装表款上沿用至今。

帝舵皇家系列——传承蓝色血统

帝舵表对“皇家”一词的使用可追溯至上世纪50年代,当时帝舵表率先推出的Royal钢制腕表,不仅具备非凡的品质,更赋予其高贵的气度。上世纪60年代,磨光饰面与坑纹切割相间隔的特色坑纹外圈面世,为帝舵表设计美学增添了的新亮点。同一时期,标志性蓝色元素亦登上历史舞台,成为皇家系列的恒久特色。1973年,一体式表带概念首次出现,随着 Ranger II表款的诞生被收录于帝舵表产品目录,同样包含蓝色盘面的款式。

这些历史经典和美学特色均凝萃于新款帝舵皇家(TUDOR Royal)系列,并被重新演绎,其中一款腕表特别饰有蓝色太阳光线效果磨砂饰面表盘,令饰纹的光线效果更为显著,同时又不失沉稳和典雅魅力。新系列拥有4种尺寸供选择,41毫米款配备星期和日历功能,其他表款则具备日历功能,所有尺寸均可选配镶钻钟点时标。

该系列腕表从里到外皆为瑞士制造,表壳由整块316L不锈钢打造而成,配备旋入式上链表冠及底盖,确保佩戴时防水深度始终能达100米(330英尺)。“五链节”表带则以其独特的设计、严谨的工艺和精巧的打磨,带来流畅舒适、简约灵动的佩戴体验。腕表内部装配瑞士产自动上链机芯,精确度可达天文台表级别,并享有品牌提供的的五年保用保证,无需登记或定期检查。在典雅尊贵的蓝色气场加持下,帝舵皇家系列可从容应对各种环境及场合。

碧湾1958型“海军蓝”——来自海洋的呼唤

对于复古腕表爱好者而言,帝舵潜水表的那抹蓝与法国海军有着密不可分的联系,同时也在潜水表中开创了这一影响深远的美学潮流。

在历史上,帝舵表于1958年推出了首款防水深达200米(660英尺)的潜水腕表,尺寸39毫米,这也是碧湾1958型的由来。随后在上世纪70年代,帝舵表受法国海军的委托,开始为其提供坚固可靠且技术先进的专业潜水腕表,并以蓝色为主色调,替代了当时潜水表常用的黑色表盘,表底盖还镌刻有独特铭文(字母M.N.及发布年份的最后两位数)。这些被称为“TUDOR MN”的腕 表(帝舵表法国海军腕表)很快便成为收藏家热烈追捧的对象。

2020年,出于对历史和传统的敬意,帝舵表在旗舰表款碧湾1958型(BlackBayFifty-Eight)的基础上,推出了全新的“海军蓝”款式。新作沿袭了1958年原版潜水腕表的众多美学特色,包括哑光海军蓝表盘及外圈,复古的凸起型表镜,并采用了最初的39毫米直径表壳,令手腕纤细者也同样适合佩戴,是复古款爱好者的心仪之选。

腕表搭配的特色织纹表带亦采用“海军蓝”配色,在法国由传统工艺编织而成,其特色鲜明的外观巧妙呼 应了知名的“TUDOR MN”腕表。因为在当时交付给法国海军的潜水表上,也并未配备帝舵表带,而是改为各种类型的织纹表带。

领潜型——至深之蓝 勇闯无惧

过去60年来,帝舵表始终与海洋保持着紧密联系,而在所有现有表款中,要论谁最能代表 品牌天生敢为的探险精神及无所畏惧的开拓精神,则非这款蓝色领潜型(Pelagos)腕表莫属。

自上世纪50年代以来,帝舵表便是世界顶尖海军专业潜水员的理想选择,而凭借着领先时代的尖端技术,领潜型更成为机械潜水腕表的个中翘楚。它拥有一系列专为水下作业研发的技术性能,包括饱和潜水时所需的排氦阀门及搭配磷光钟点标记的陶质旋转外圈,同时还配备专利带扣的独特表带,采用钛金属及钢的材质搭配,可根据佩戴者手腕自动调整长度,以适应潜水服在下潜或浮出水面时因压力变化而产生的厚度差异。

除此之外,雪花形指针等帝舵潜水表的标志性特征也都在领潜型腕表上得到了充分体现。

启承CHRONO BLUE——“地中海蓝”的浪漫色彩

着染地中海蓝为色调,启承 Chrono Blue (Heritage Chrono Blue)表款仿佛带人回到温暖慵懒的南法海岸,洋溢着浓浓的假日风情,更让人不禁追忆起多彩创意蓬勃发展的70年代。

1971年问世的帝舵首款蓝色计时腕表(型号7169),采用鲜艳的色彩和形似盾牌徽记的五角时标,给众多钟表爱好者留下了深刻的印象。由于其表盘酷似摩纳哥赌场的轮盘,因此以“Monte-Carlo”(蒙特卡洛)的别称闻名于收藏圈。正所谓爱屋及乌,经过重新演绎的启承Chrono Blue计时表也获得了无数爱表人士的青睐。

凝聚品牌历史中对这抹色彩的深厚情感,“蓝色”同样出现在计时腕表的织纹表带上。此款表带专门由法国家族企业采用传统工艺手工制作而成,令近乎失传的提花纺织工艺得以延 续。除标志性的蓝色旋转外圈与45分钟计时盘外,与织纹表带的创意搭配,令启承Chrono Blue 表款更具运动风范,个性十足。

碧湾型32——多面人生 凭“蓝”出彩

碧湾系列的女款腕表中亦融入蓝色元素,展现女性优雅风姿。这款精致小巧的碧湾型32 (Black Bay 32)腕表,将帝舵潜水腕表的标志性设计凝聚于女性腕间,兼具经典外观与实用功能。

碧湾型32还特别搭配光泽闪耀的碧蓝色亮漆表盘,让人轻松应对不同场合及着装的需要。在办公室灯光下,也无法阻挡含蓄中展现的不俗品位,低调中流露的优雅气质。周末的明媚阳光之下,更为闪耀光芒,瞩目之中更显迷人。

碧湾型32腕表防水深达150米(500英尺),搭载自动上链机械机芯,清晰易读。其钢表壳采用磨光与磨砂相间饰面,可选配钢表带、摺扣皮表 带、或黑色织纹表带。多种功能应对多姿多采的生活,凭“蓝”出彩,总能面面俱到。

10 Things You May Not Know About Elon Musk’s Mom, Maye Musk

From biography

Tech giant and entrepreneur Elon Musk is known for his roles in PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. But before he began making electric cars and launching rockets into space, he grew up in South Africa with his mother, Maye Musk. Maye, in addition to raising Elon and his fellow successful siblings Kimbal and Tosca, has lived a life that, while different from Elon’s, rivals his in accomplishments and fascination. Here are 10 things you might not know about the billionaire’s mother:

She’s a supermodel

Maye started modeling at the age of 15. Though she was told this career would be over by the time she was 18, she ended up working for decades as a print and runway model. “My friends tell me: I was famous before Elon was famous,” she told Vanity Fair.

After turning 60, Maye became more successful, which she’s attributed to her decision to stop coloring her hair. With a stylish shock of white hair, she landed jobs that included an ad for Virgin America, the cover of New York magazine in 2011 and a cameo in the video for Beyoncé‘s “Haunted.”

By 2015 Maye still had to audition for jobs, but did appear in her first runway show for New York Fashion Week. In 2016 she was signed by IMG, a top agency for models. That year she also made fashion waves when she accompanied Elon to the Met Gala. In 2017, when she was 69, she became an ambassador for CoverGirl. She’s the oldest brand ambassador in the beauty company’s history.

“I think it gives hope to women as they age they can continue to work and be relevant and confident and comfortable with themselves,” Maye told Forbes about her achievement.

Her ongoing success also provides a positive example for her field. “Young girls stop me on the street and say my career gives them hope that if I’m doing this at 70 years old, they can do it at 25,” she told Marketwatch.

She’s a dietitian

Maye holds two master’s degrees, one in dietetics and the other in nutritional science. She built a successful dietitian practice in South Africa and then rebuilt her career after moving to Canada in her 40s. Being a dietitian provided Maye with a stable career when modeling work was slow.

Maye put on weight in her 30s, and in the 1990s she was able to shed about 50 pounds by refocusing on healthier food choices like legumes, vegetables and yogurt. However, she’s been upfront about how hard it is to maintain her weight, particularly because she has a sweet tooth and is tempted by treats such as chocolate and sticky toffee pudding.

She’s a social media maven

Maye disproves the stereotype that older people don’t understand social media. Her Instagram feed garnered interest from IMG Models, and signing with them helped take her modeling career to the next level. Maye has credited connections made on Facebook with leading to her first couture show, which happened when she was 67. Plus, she’s used Twitter to build her career as a dietitian and lecturer.

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maye documented some of her runway moves on Instagram to raise funds for the struggling fashion industry.

She participated in beauty pageants

A friend once entered a 20-year-old Maye in a beauty pageant. She decided to go through with the competition and won. In 1969, she was a finalist for Miss South Africa.

She has a twin

Maye has a twin named Kaye, with whom she remains close. Their children spent time together growing up; like Maye, Kaye also raised successful entrepreneurs.

She had an adventurous upbringing

Maye’s family moved from Canada to South Africa in 1950, when she was almost 3 years old. In winter, the family would venture into the Kalahari desert, taking enough supplies for three weeks. They were hoping to locate the desert’s rumored Lost City, though they were never successful.

She is a domestic abuse survivor

Maye wed Errol Musk in 1970. It was the beginning of a marriage that contained physical and mental abuse, as Errol reportedly beat her and forced her to cut off contact with her family. But splitting up was difficult, as Maye felt embarrassed by her situation. In addition, at the time divorce laws in South Africa didn’t consider abuse a sufficient reason to end a marriage.

After divorce laws changed in 1979, Maye finally felt able to walk away. Years later, she shared details about her marriage in her 2019 book, A Woman Makes a Plan. Maye has also voiced encouragement for women in abusive relationships, telling Page Six, “When you make a big change, it will be scary, but you can’t just stay in a bad situation.”

She worked hard as a single mother

A divorced Maye struggled to make ends meet. She shared in an interview with the Huffington Post, “After my divorce, I had to house and feed three kids without maintenance. Poverty makes you work really hard. I remember crying when one of my kids spilled milk. The saying goes ‘don’t cry over spilled milk.’ I cried because I couldn’t buy another milk that day.”

Maye survived by buying secondhand clothes and used her dietitian skills to provide cheap and nutritious meals, such as peanut butter sandwiches and bean stews. Staying afloat also required hard work. But she explained to CNBC, “I never felt guilty about working full-time, because I didn’t have a choice. Taking care of my children was the top priority; I worked hard to keep a roof over our heads, food in our stomach, and basic clothes on our back.”

When modeling, Maye often brought her three kids to shows. Her children also helped out in her dietitian practice, something Maye did for her own parents’ chiropractic practice.

She created a new life in Canada in her 40s

Thanks to Maye’s being born in Canada, her children were able to obtain Canadian passports. At 18, Elon headed there after graduating from high school. His teenage siblings also wanted to relocate to Canada, so Maye went there to assess the potential move.

While Maye was in Canada, her daughter Tosca made arrangements to sell her mother’s house and car in South Africa. When Maye returned from her trip, she had a decision to make: should she walk away from these possessions, and the career she’d spent years building? She signed the paperwork and took the leap.

However, at the time South Africa limited the amount of money that could be taken out of the country, so most of the proceeds from these sales weren’t available. At one point Maye was working five jobs as she built a new life in Canada, telling Forbes, “I was a research officer at the University of Toronto. I was teaching two nights a week at a nutrition college and two night weeks at a modeling agency. I modeled and I gave talks, and I had a private practice.”

She has no plans to retire

Maye has no plans of slowing down any time soon, telling The New York Times, “I will never retire. My mom never retired. I’ll work until no one wants me anymore, and then I’ll find something else and I’ll still be a dietitian doing nutrition research, which I love.”

Elon Musk blasts Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, alleging effort to ‘hamstring’ SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet

FromCNBC/By Michael Sheetz

The two richest men on the planet are sparring in front of federal regulators over the massive satellite internet projects their companies are developing.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Tuesday, as his company works to persuade Federal Communications Commission officials that it should allow SpaceX to move some of its Starlink satellites to lower altitudes than originally planned.

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has been among companies that have disputed SpaceX’s request, on the grounds that the modification would interfere with other satellites.

“It does not serve the public to hamstring Starlink today for an Amazon satellite system that is at best several years away from operation,” Musk said in a tweet.

Amazon responded to Musk’s comment in a statement to CNBC.

“The facts are simple. We designed the Kuiper System to avoid interference with Starlink, and now SpaceX wants to change the design of its system. Those changes not only create a more dangerous environment for collisions in space, but they also increase radio interference for customers. Despite what SpaceX posts on Twitter, it is SpaceX’s proposed changes that would hamstring competition among satellite systems. It is clearly in SpaceX’s interest to smother competition in the cradle if they can, but it is certainly not in the public’s interest,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

Starlink is SpaceX’s plan to build an interconnected internet network with about 12,000 satellites, designed to deliver high-speed internet to anywhere on the planet. With more than 1,000 satellites so far in orbit, SpaceX began a public beta program in October. Initial service is priced at $99 a month, in addition to a $499 upfront cost to order the Starlink Kit, which includes a user terminal and Wi-Fi router to connect to the satellites.

Meanwhile, Amazon has been working on its own satellite internet called Project Kuiper. It plans to launch 3,236 internet satellites into low Earth orbit — a system that would compete with Starlink. While Amazon in December passed a critical early hardware milestone for the antennas it needs to connect to the network, it has yet to begin producing or launching its satellites.

The FCC in July authorized Amazon’s proposal for Kuiper, which the company says it will invest more than $10 billion in to build.

Musk’s comment comes after SpaceX director David Goldman spoke with FCC officials late last week to discuss the company’s proposal to move some of the Starlink satellites to lower altitudes.

In a presentation to the FCC, Goldman highlighted that Amazon representatives have had “30 meetings to oppose SpaceX” but “no meetings to authorize its own system,” arguing that the technology giant is attempting “to stifle competition.”

In December, representatives of Amazon spoke with FCC chairman Ajit Pai about SpaceX’s request to modify its Starlink plans. Amazon asked that the FCC limit SpaceX’s satellites to a minimum altitude of 580 kilometers until the regulator “fully evaluates the detailed record on the significant interference concerns” that Amazon believes are presented SpaceX’s modification.

“SpaceX has indicated that it is capable of operating its system without exceeding 580 km and has not demonstrated why such a condition should not be effective immediately,” Amazon corporate counsel Mariah Dodson Shuman wrote in a letter to the FCC.

Both companies’ satellite networks represent ambitious projects, with SpaceX, like Amazon, saying its network will cost about $10 billion or more to build.

But SpaceX leadership estimates that Starlink could bring in as much as $30 billion a year, or more than 10 times the annual revenue of its rocket business.

SpaceX earlier this month expanded its beta program to include customers in the United Kingdom and Canada. The company is looking to widely expand Starlink access internationally, with public records showing the company registered in Austria, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, France, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and Spain.

Welcome to Elon Musk’s school, where kids play with flamethrowers and shirk foreign languages

From businessinsider

  • Elon Musk cofounded a school for his five sons in 2014, called Ad Astra.
  • At first, the school only had eight students and was based in a conference room at SpaceX. It now boasts around 40 students, an Ars Technica report revealed.
  • Ad Astra has no grades, so children aged seven to 14 learn together in teams.
  • Students learn about AI, ethics and how to build things including weather-balloons and battle-bots.
  • Sports, music and foreign languages are not on the curriculum.
  • The school has its own unit of currency, the “Astra,” to promote entrepreneurship.


Elon Musk started a school called Ad Astra in the offices of SpaceX — and a new report has revealed that its curriculum is absolutely wild.

A new report from Ars Technica drew together information about the school, including a freshly uncovered document filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which revealed that Musk funds it to the tune of nearly half a million dollars.

Ad Astra (meaning “to the stars” in Latin) has not exactly been a secret since its launch in 2014, but details about what goes on at the school have been scant. Its website is enigmatic, containing only a logo, a contact email, and a portal for parents.

Musk, who has five sons, co-founded Ad Astra in Hawthorne, California with teacher Joshua Dahn. In an interview with entrepreneur Peter Diamandis last year, Dahn said that Ad Astra started out with just eight children in a conference room at SpaceX with glass walls.

The school now has around 40 students, around half of which are the children of SpaceX staff. The IRS document notes it will probably never exceed 50 students “because of the intense staff to student radio.”

Musk told a Chinese TV station about Ad Astra in 2015. “There aren’t any grades, making all of the children go in the same grade at the same time like an assembly line,” he said. Instead, children aged seven to 14 work together in teams, and while they do receive scores on their work, they do not receive letter-grades at the end of a semester.

The wild Ad Astra curriculum

The curriculum at Ad Astra is unconventional to say the least. Students learn about artificial intelligence and how to give what is “essentially a TED talk,” according to Dahn. Ethics are also explored through hypothetical scenarios: For example, deciding who’s to blame for a factory which has polluted a nearby lake.

Sports and music are not on the curriculum — although there is dodgeball at lunch, and Dahn says one of the students is “probably objectively the best violinist under the age of 12 in the world.”

Foreign languages are also absent due to Elon Musk’s personal philosophy that real-time translation software will soon make the subject obsolete.

Instead, the children learn various coding languages (Scheme, Swift, and Scratch) and get to experiment with more applied science than in your average school science lab.

“We blow shit up,” says Dahn, talking about the school’s chemistry classes. The students also get to construct things in a module called “A-Frame,” from weather-balloons to battle-bots.

The children reportedly asked whether they could be allowed to incorporate flamethrowers and electromagnetic pulses into their robots. “The answer’s always yes,” says Dahn, laughing, “until you destroy the school.”

To encourage entrepreneurship Ad Astra also has its own unit of currency called the “Astra,” which the children are able to trade with each other.

“One of the things they do is three times a year there’s a marketplace called the Bazaar and at the Bazaar the kids have their own companies essentially,” Dahn said. He gives an example of a student who builds websites for his classmates, including one who makes “gourmet cookies.”

Musk foots the bill for Ad Astra, and according to the IRS document found by Ars Technica Musk gave the school $475,000 in 2014 and 2015. Dahn added: “It’s extraordinarily generous and it allows us to take any kid that sort of fits.”

Elon Musk’s Girlfriends: The Truth About His Love Life

From thenetline

Elon Musk is widely regarded as the architect for the future. He has always been a visionary with a rare ability to predict and invent what the world will need in the future. Some of the visionary products and services engineered by him include Tesla and PayPal. He is also the chief engineer of an ambitious space program known as SpaceX.

Musk’s professional achievements are well documented, but he prefers to keep his personal life private. Elon rarely talks about his relationships, and even when he does, he keeps the intimate details to himself.

Keep reading to find out more about Elon Musk’s unspectacular relationship history.

He believes that he needs a companion for him to be happy

Elon has achieved a lot throughout his career, and most people would think that his numerous achievements make him very happy. The man has a net worth of close to $21 Billion, but he believes that without a companion, he can never be truly happy. Elon revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone;

If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy…I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me.

Elon Musk is another example of the cliché that money doesn’t buy happiness. In Elon’s case, his numerous achievements only serve to make him feel more alone. They seem to make the void in his heart and his life bigger. Listening to him, you get the sense that he wants to share it all with someone special. He told Rolling Stone;

It’s not like I don’t know what it feels like: Being in an empty house, and the footsteps echo through the hallway, no one there – and no one on the pillow next to you. Fuck. How do you make yourself happy in a situation like that?

This desire to never be alone has been a part of Elon for most of his life. It’s almost as if it is engrained in his DNA. This fear of abandonment can be traced back to how his parents raised him. His mom and his dad were rarely around to give him guidance and support. He had to learn how to live through books. One might say that he turned out okay, but the experience with his parents created an emotional scar that still haunts him up to today.

Despite all this, Elon hasn’t given up on finding his perfect partner. He told Rolling Stone;

I’m looking for a long-term relationship. I’m not looking for a one-night stand. I’m looking for a serious companion or soulmate, that kind of thing.

Considering Elon’s impact on the globe, everyone hopes that he will find love sooner rather than later.

He married his first wife in the year 2000

 

Elon’s first attempt at finding a lasting love came when he met Justine Musk at Queen’s University. He saw the Canadian beauty from across the common room of the university, and he decided that he wanted to approach her.

When Elon approached Justine, he told her that they’d met at a party that Justine hadn’t attended. Nevertheless, Justine accepted Elon’s ice cream date invite. However, come date-time, Justine went back on her promise. She chose to study instead of going for the date with Elon.

Elon didn’t give up, and several hours later, he showed up at the school’s student center with two melting ice cream cones. He wasn’t fazed by Justine’s refusal, and he was determined to get his girl. Elon continued to woo Justine even after he transferred to Wharton. He would regularly send roses to Justine, and he would occasionally visit Queen’s University to have dinner with her.

According to Justine, Elon’s fascination with her was not because of outward beauty, but because of the desire that she had to succeed. After dating for a long while, the couple got married in January 2000. When Elon and Justine started dating, Elon was a struggling entrepreneur. By the time they got married, Elon was worth about $20 million.

Justine told Marie Claire that the marriage began to go downhill when the couple’s first child died after ten weeks due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Nevada’s death seemed to affect Elon more than he admitted. He refused to discuss the matter with Justine and even labeled her public grieving as ‘emotionally manipulative’.

Eight years into the marriage, the cracks in the couple’s marriage were too big for Elon and Justine to ignore. He filed for divorce after a failed attempt to save the marriage through counseling. Despite this sad ending, five good things came out of the failed marriage. Justine told Marie Claire;

Although I am estranged from Elon – when it comes to children, I deal with his assistant – I don’t regret my marriage…Elon and I share custody of the children, who are thriving. I feel grounded now, and deeply grateful for my life.

He married and divorced his second wife twice

Six weeks after filing for divorce, Elon informed Justine that he was engaged to British actress Talulah Riley. It, therefore, came as a surprise that Riley and Justine got along during the divorce proceedings. Justine told Marie Claire that she sent Riley an email stating;

I would rather live out the French-movie version of things, in which two women become friends and various philosophies are pondered, than the American version, in which one is ‘good’ and one is ‘bad’ and there’s a huge catfight sequence and someone gets thrown off a balcony.

Riley simply responded, “Let’s do as the French do.

Talulah and Elon got married after the conclusion of the divorce proceedings. News of their divorce emerged in 2012. Elon confirmed the rumors when he posted a tweet saying;

It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day.

The couple reunited and remarried in 2013. A year later, Elon filed for divorce, but he withdrew it before the court concluded the divorce proceedings. The next stage in this up and down relationship came in 2016 when Riley filed for divorce.

Riley and Elon are still on good terms, and they are involved in each other’s lives. Riley told People;

We still see each other all the time and take care of each other.

He had a painful breakup with actress Amber Heard

Reports about the relationship between Amber and Elon first emerged in 2016. At the time, Amber and Johnny Depp had just finalized their divorce. Elon had also just concluded his second divorce from Talulah Riley.

Amber revealed that a shared love for science brought the couple together. She told The Hollywood Reporter;

Intellectual curiosity, ideas and conversation, a shared love for science. We just bonded on a lot of things that speak to who I am on the inside. I have so much respect for him.

In August 2017, reports emerged stating that Elon and Amber had split up. The reports suggested that their conflicting schedules led to the split. However, the couple reunited again in 2018.

It turned out to be a brief reunion. A source told People that after a month, the couple decided to break up. The source said;

Elon decided it was time to end it and Amber agreed. They both still care deeply for each other but the timing wasn’t right.

The source suggested that the decision to break up was mutual, but Elon revealed that Amber decided to end the relationship. Elon told Rolling Stone that it was a tough break up;

Well, she broke up with me more than I broke up with her, I think…I’ve been in severe emotional pain for the last few weeks. Severe. It took every ounce of will to be able to do the Model 3 event and not look like the most depressed guy around. For most of that day, I was morbid.

Elon had high expectations for his relationship with Amber, and it hurt a lot when the relationship ended. Amber and Elon are currently good friends.

He is currently dating indie singer Grimes

The public learned about Elon and Grimes’ relationship when the couple attended the 2018 Met Gala together. According to Page Six, Elon and Grimes met online in April 2018.

Reports suggest that the couple’s relationship is still strong. However, Grimes told Cultured Mag that the relationship is having a bit of a negative impact on her career;

It’s sad how love can be this beautiful thing, but then love is the thing that’s fucking up my career.”

Grimes was referring to the backlash that she received when news about her relationship with Musk emerged. She has since changed her official stage names from Grimes to ‘c’ as a response to the added publicity she is facing due to her relationship with Elon. She said;

You just have to totally untether your personality from your public persona. I’m like, I don’t want to use that name [Grimes] anymore. I don’t want to use that face anymore. Because it now stands for something I don’t agree with.

Time will tell how far Elon and Grimes’ relationship will last.