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STEVE McQUEEN | HOLLYWOOD’S ANTI-HERO & TRUE SON OF LIBERTY « Th Steve McQueen– ironically displaying his signature, perfect balance of allegiance and rebellion. “I live for myself and I answer to nobody.” –Steve McQueen Steve McQueen personified the “anti-hero” in Hollywood at a time when the emerging counterculture in America was challenging the very definition of what a true “hero” is. We all know McQueen raced cars and motorcycles, but his story goes a lot deeper than that. After the Marines, McQueen used his G.I. All this from a kid born into what many would consider a throw-away life. “When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it.” –Steve McQueen A young Steve McQueen Steve McQueen in a studio still shot from The Great Escape. Steve McQueen (on the set of The Sand Pebbles) & Triumph Bonneville Steve McQueen in The Great Escape. 1963– Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) gets tangled in barbed wire in The Great Escape. — Image by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS Steve McQueen relaxing with a smoky treat after riding. 1973– Steve McQueen in Papillon.

Sociocratie, l'entreprise à l'heure du consentement Idées d'ailleurs - Mercredi 14 Septembre 2011 Comment garantir le fonctionnement efficient d’une entreprise, en créant le respect et la confiance qui permettent l'implication de tous les salariés ? A la fin des années 1960, Gerard Endenburg, ingénieur hollandais à la tête d'une société d'électrotechnique, trouve la réponse en expérimentant la Sociocratie. Ce modèle de gouvernance, théorisé par le pédagogue Kees Boeke, se fonde sur l'intelligence collective et la participation de tous au processus de décision. En Hollande, environ 200 entreprises l'ont adoptée. Aujourd’hui, le modèle se développe en France. Le consentement est le cœur de la Sociocratie. Dans une clinique vétérinaire de Plaisir, en région parisienne, vétérinaires et auxiliaires ont instauré la Sociocratie depuis 2010. Mais ce qui fonctionne avec une douzaine de salariés peut-il se pratiquer à grande échelle ? www.sociocratie.net www.auxenfans.com

Boat People's vintage and DIY fashion blog - your daily source of OMG Stella McCartney's Weekend Retreat | Ellegant Home Design I think they key to a successful career in a creative field is having a place to get away from it all on the weekends. Stella McCartney's gardens at the home she shares with her family in the British countryside look like the perfect place to recharge your batteries. They created all the gardens from scratch but they feel like they have been there forever. Photos by Bruce Weber for Vogue

mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: The Real People Behind 10 Fashion Houses With all of the hype behind fantastically expensive one-named designers, I think we sometimes forget that somewhere down the line, one individual person actually opened up a store and probably never dreamed their clothes would sell for thousands of dollars (with a couple of exceptions, as you'll see). Here are the stories behind some of those one-named designers. 1. Gucci Getty Images Guccio Gucci opened a small saddlery shop in 1906 and started selling practical leather bags to his horsemen customers sometime in the '20s. The brand was hot for a while, thanks to famous customers like Jackie O., Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. But when Rodolfo Gucci, one of Guccio's sons, died and left his share to his son Maurizio, Maurizio turned things around and made Gucci a sought-after brand again. 2. Prada has a story similar to Gucci's, but the line is younger and the Italian city it started in is 155 miles north. 3. Getty Images 4. By contrast, Burberry is the second oldest house on the list. 5.

Black Watch Une approche multidimensionnelle de la marque et des notions adjacentes I- L’image de marque : un concept multidimensionnel Pour Décaudin (1996), l’image de marque est l’ensemble des représentations affectives et rationnelles liées à la marque. Le consommateur possède alors un ensemble de croyances sur une marque. L’image de marque va alors dépendre de « l’histoire » existante entre les individus et les marques au gré des expériences de ceux-ci. Aussi, l’image de marque est un ensemble complexe multidimensionnel de perceptions résultant d’une élaboration mémorielle de la part du consommateur (Keller, 1993 ; Aaker, 1994 ; Korchia, 2000). Le caractère multidimensionnel de l’image de marque est démontré par Aaker (1994) qui énumère ainsi 11 types d’associations à la marque. Les attributs du produit : Ceux-ci constituent des caractéristiques tangibles sur lesquels de nombreux positionnements de marque se construisent. II- Le capital-marque Tous ces actifs de marque vont créer de la valeur pour le client. III- Les autres concepts proches de l’image de marque

HILDA GRAHNAT The Perfect Black « Elizabeth Bolognino's thoughts on interior design, and the moments between. « Page 2 Children’s rooms are just about as fun as they come to design. From tots to teens, city to country, the images below capture something special. It’s important to remember the small spaces when designing for children. Little one’s love a space they can call their own… even if it’s the size of a thimble. I love the atypical pairing of a old kilim with Cole & Son’s Tree Wallpaper. This child’s nook will create forever memories. On the flipside, this interior is quite the build-out. I love the messy depth chalkboard paint gives to this child’s room. Simple, a tad unrealistic, but beautiful none-the-less. I love the cottage-simplicity of this older child’s bedroom. Not in love with the fabric selection, but this little girl sure is lucky to have a lofted playspace in her room! Maritime built-ins are perfect for a second home, even for adults. Brilliant use of ordinary space. Fantastical & Perfect. Wall decals are an inexpensive way to fill dead wall space. No words needed for the image above.

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