Alice Waters

The Most Beautiful Presidential Homes in the World

One’s home is quite possibly the most true reflection of self, and our returning (insert jumping for joy and disorderly jubilation) First Family’s White House is no exception. A testament to their positive influence that’s inspired a nation again, one of the things on their agenda the first go around was planting a garden ala Alice Waters, the local food movement’s Grand Dame who’s been championing universal access to healthy, organic foods since the ’70s. Next up was a forward thinking chef to revamp the White House kitchen and help out with Let’s Move, and a celebrated Hollywood interior designer to make their living spaces chic and comfortable.

In honor of the ever-inspiring Obama’s homestead, we thought we’d take a look at other beautiful presidential dwellings around the world. From our own great nation’s extra large Georgian country house to Pritzker Prize-winner Oscar Niemeyer’s ode to simplicity and modernity in Brazil, click through to virtually visit our picks for the most beautiful presidential pied-à-terres on the planet. Nominate any that you think we’ve missed in the comments below! … Read More

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Wanted: T-Shirts Designed by Sofia Coppola, Dave Eggers, David Byrne and More

We admit, we’re suckers for this kind of thing — but we imagine some of you are too, so we hope you’ll forgive us. Levi’s has partnered with food activist Alice Waters, along with Sophia Coppola, Dave Eggers, David Byrne and Maira Kalman, to create a mini collection of t-shirts to benefit Waters’ great Edible Schoolyard project, a national initiative that teaches grade-school children about growing and making healthy food. The t-shirts, which sell for $30 a pop, are 100% organic, and feature plantable tags (with organic seeds, even!) for maximum environmental friendliness. Click through to see the designs, and head here to buy your own. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Britney Spears’ former bodyguard Fernando Flores is suing her for sexual harassment, alleging that she “exposed herself to Flores and summoned him to her bedroom while she was naked.” [via AP]
2. Does Annie Leibovitz’s new ad for Jones New York rip off a promotional poster for Mad Men? [via … Read More

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