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21 of Karlie Kloss’s Favorite Things

Anyone who follows Karlie Kloss on Instagram knows that the supermodel lives the ultimate glam life. But when she isn’t busy walking the runway for designers like Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs or traveling the world for fashion shoots, InStyle’s June cover star keeps things real. She spends her down time working out, cooking, and coding (a passion that led her to develop Kode with Klossy, a program that teaches girls to become leaders in technology). And as with everything she does, Kloss makes it all look effortless.

With access to the best of the best—in terms of fashion, beauty, food, you name it—we wanted to know what Kloss currently covets most. Scroll down for 21 of her favorite things.

1. BELOVED KICKS
“Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.”

2. MUST-HAVE MASCARA
“L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara.”

3. DESTINATION HOTEL
“Post Ranch Inn Big Sur.”

4. PREFERRED PURSE
“My Louis Vuitton handbag. It’s super chic and classic.”

5. SHOPPING SPOT
“Reformation.”

6. SONGS ON REPEAT
“‘Green Light’ by Lorde and ‘Classic’ by The Knocks.”

7. TOP TWO PIECE
“Anything Solid & Striped.” 

8. BEST BRUNCH
“Egg Shop in NYC.”

9. SIGNATURE HEELS
“Manolo Blahnik’s classic black pump.”

10. CURRENTLY READING
“A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman.”

11. BEAUTY SPLURGE
“A Joanna Vargas facial.”

12. TECH MUST HAVE
“Samsung 360 Camera.”

13. WORK OUT WEAR
“Adidas by Stella McCartney gear.”

14. TOP TRAVEL SPOT
“Paris or Sydney.”

15. STATEMENT T
“A cotton t-shirt from the Express Karlie Collection.”

16. PERFECT LIP
“L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Nude Lipcolor in Eva’s Nude.”

17. KITCHEN HELPER
“A Vitamix!”

18. DENIM GO-TO
“FRAME denim’s Karlie Forever Distressed Skinny Jeans.”

19. FAVE FRAGRENCE
“Carolina Hererra ‘Good Girl.’”

20. SNACK OF CHOICE
“Anything with hot sauce.”

21. INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT I LOVE TO FOLLOW
“@jerryoftheday.”

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Water is History

Jamie F Simpson 2013

This work consists of 24 aged containers of water and a list of historical people and animals with details of the water being connected to them in fluids. They were found in the river Eden and some have been there for 5 years and some for 50 years all with a constant supply of water running through them.

The human body contains on average 65% water (Helmenstine, 2013) which is being constantly replaced every time we eat or drink, this water comes out as urine, sweat, semen, rheum, saliva etc. the water that we drink has been filtered and processed so that is it suitable for human consumption, therefore all water has a memory.  

All the water on earth was formed in space, in interstellar gas clouds. It was delivered here when the earth was formed or shortly thereafter, in exactly the form it is in. So, all the water on earth… is 4.3 or 4.4 billion years old. No water is being created on earth; no water is being destroyed on earth… …Every drink of water you take, every pot of coffee you make is dinosaur pee because it’s all been through the kidneys of a Tyrannosaurus Rex… many times. Because all the water we have is all the water we have ever had… (Charles Fishman, 2011)

Bottled water is a rip-off only because we're willing to pay for it.

Or at least too lazy to resist the temptation to buy it!

Listen to this report and read about why we pay billions of dollars a year for bottled water. 

I think bottled water actually represents a kind of caricature of… the global economy… It provides people in the developed world with 20 or 30 varieties of something for which there is no actual variety.” - Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst

In Philadelphia, there are 3,300 miles of water mains in the city and they replace 20 miles a year. They’re on 160-year replacement cycles. One of the officials from the Philadelphia water utility said to me ‘We want to make sure we get the 20 miles right.’ That’s not a question of money, it’s a question of public resistance to digging up streets.’
—  Charles Fishman on the antiquated municipal water systems in the United States.