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THE WORLD’S NUMBER- ONE MEN’S MAGAZINE
ISSUE 83 JUNE 2018
I NTRODUCI NG…
M R. R E LIAB LE
TIM CAHILL
TALKS
THE FIFA
WORLD
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GETTING
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CONTENTS
ISSUE 83 — JUNE 2018
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MAXIM FLASHBACK
WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT
THE HOTTEST RUSSIAN
TALENT EVER PUBLISHED
IN MAXIM — IRINA SHAYK;
PLUS, TIM CAHILL TALKS
SOCCEROOS AND THE
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
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EXPANDS ITS WEARABLE
MULTI-TOOL SERIES WITH
THE TREAD TEMPO WATCH
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MOTORING TEAM
ISUZU D-MAX CONTINUES
TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES
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SPORT INSIDE THE RAFAEL
NADAL TENNIS ACADEMY
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HOME ENTERTAINMENT
12 MONKEYS SERIES
CREATOR TERRY MATALAS
30
COVER GIRLS MEET TYANA
HANSEN AND JASMIN RAINBOW
— THE BABES FROM THE MIKE
TYSON ULTRA TUNE TV AD
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GUINNESS WITH THIER BEER
EXPERT DOMHNALL MARNELL
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SHAYK
IT OFF
As the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in her homeland
this month, we take a look back at the hottest Russian
talent ever published in MAXIM. Behold our 2014 feature
shoot of supermodel and actress IRINA SHAYK…
BY
LOGAN HILL
R USSE LL JAM ES
P H OTO G R A P H E D BY
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he’s one of the most successful
supermodels on Earth — a hot
globetrotting goddess — and
of course, that doesn’t stop
everyone in the Bowery Hotel’s
sunny backyard garden in New
York from rubbernecking as she
plops down on a wicker couch,
fresh from Pilates class, tendrils
of dark hair trailing in the wind,
her endless legs extended in skintight yoga pants.
Most New York models are so freakishly thin, they
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pretty people. Shayk, who just arrived from Brazil,
is an old school, unapologetic bombshell — one with
a chip on her shoulder. “People don’t realise that
models are not just size-zero clothes hangers,” she
says, gesturing to the curves of her hips. “I’m not
a size zero. Thank God, because that’s how I got
my West Village apartment!”
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nothing to eat!” Shayk’s father, a coal miner, died when
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provide for the family on $25 a week, in Yemanzhelinsk,
Russia. A few years later, a bus stop ad led Shayk and
her sister to beauty school, where Irina was discovered
by a local scout; then she hustled her way from Miss
Chelyabinsk 2004 to high-fashion Parisian model to
Sports Illustrated swimsuit babe in just three years.
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says, the international travel and glamorous parties
can be fun, but all that dressing up is gruelling. She
skips red carpet movie premieres because it’s “so
much work getting dressed up”. She avoids hanging
out with models because “fashion is the last thing
I want to talk about”. She prefers events like the
White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where she
can mingle with politicians, writers, and TV stars
from her favourite show, Scandal — anyone but the
people she’s surrounded by every day.
“A lot of models go cuckoo: they cry, they have
breakdowns and talk about what they had for lunch,
how many pictures they took. And I just want to kill
myself! I see it as my work: once it’s done, it’s done.” ■
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Mr.
RELIABLE
He was the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup, he’s scored in three World Cups
(2006, 2010, 2014) and has the most goals by any Australian in the World Cup with five goals.
And with 50 goals, he’s also Australia’s highest goal scorer of all time. But before our greatest
Socceroo, TIM CAHILL, embarks on his fourth World Cup for his country, this month in Russia,
we check out what he’s revealed to MAXIM in the past about all things Australian Football…
P H OTO G R A P H E D BY
I NTE RVI EW BY
Hey, Timmy, what do you love most
about playing for the Socceroos?
It comes from the honour of representing
your country on the world stage. This is
something taught to you early on in Australia
— it’s an honour and not something you can
ever take for granted.
How does it feel to be the all-time top
goal scorer for Australia?
Looking at the amazing players
that came before me and the ones
that I have played with, to be on
that list is great in itself. To me,
it’s a reward for hard work more
than anything. It’s also thanks
to a lot of great service from my
teammates.
You scored Australia’s firstever FIFA World Cup goal in
2006. Describe this moment.
That game in itself was such a
rollercoaster. From finding out
I would be on the bench to start,
which was devastating at the
time. Seeing us go down 1-0 and
then getting told that I would be
coming on, I just knew I wanted
to make an impact. To score
those goals and then for John
[Aloisi] to finish it off 3-1 was
massive for the entire squad as
it was Australia’s first ever goals
and first ever World Cup win.
Is this the biggest highlight
of your career?
The three World Cup campaigns
were all highlights in their own
right. Each had really special
moments and playing on the
biggest stage in the world against
so many superstars is amazing.
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SAM U E L C R OS KE RY
S A N T I P I N TA D O
How would you rate the standard
of the Socceroos compared to the
rest of the world?
We’re definitely improving all the time.
We have a young group of players and there’s
definitely a lot of talent coming through. Now
it’s all about consistency and for us to keep
going after winning an Asian Cup in Australia.
Do you feel the need to nurture
this young team?
I think it’s part and parcel with what I do,
with the World Cup we played in, the
Asian Cup we won and even the qualifiers.
I definitely feel a responsibility to guide them
in the right way on and off the pitch. I say off
the pitch because getting players mentally
prepared is just as important as playing the
game. There’s a lot that goes
into big competitions and they’ve
shown that they can handle it and
now it’s about being consistent
and trying to do well in what
will be my fourth World Cup
campaign.
ABOVE: Tim scores a goal at a World Cup qualifying match at the MCG
in 2009; BELOW: His signature boxing-the-corner-flag goal celebration
What’s the best piece of
advice you’ve given them?
It’s mostly about being a top
professional all of the time, not
just when you’re in Socceroos
camp. It’s something you should
be doing every day whether it
is submitting your training and
diet details or doing extra prehab
and rehab. Taking the intensity
off Socceroos camp and trying to
reach that level all of the time.
Finally, what do you know
about the teams in our
group in Russia?
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homework and respect the
opponent. The boss has been
influential in making sure we
gather as much information as
possible so when we get into
camp we can understand the
opposition and know a bit about
them. But most of the time it’s
focussing on ourselves and being
prepared for the job at hand. ■
“MOST OF THE TIME
IT’S FOCUSSING
ON OURSELVES
AND BEING
PREPARED FOR
THE JOB AT HAND.”
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performance and reliability.
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SPORT
TENNIS IN PARADISE
As the legendary RAFAEL NADAL goes for his 11th French Open title this month, students are developing
a killer backhand, in a five-star setting, at his signature tennis academy in his hometown of Mallorca, Spain...
BY
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3,800 miles from New York to Spain to play tennis. I’m not alone.
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smiling new coach standing before us. “It’s not too easy to improve so
much in one week, so I want you to learn a little and have fun,” he says
in his raspy voice.
I can’t help being a little anxious anyway: This isn’t just any tennis
coach, but Toni Nadal, the man responsible for molding his nephew
Rafael into one of the greatest to ever play the game. And this court
is at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, in the gorgeous seaside
town of Manacor on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Welcome to
tennis paradise.
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quite a while. “Rafa was seriously talking about an academy in 2011,”
Toni recalls. “Many people from Qatar asked him to make one for them
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So Rafa set out to make it one of the best facilities in the world.
The 31-year-old put his uncle Toni in charge of the academy, named
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Moya as technical director, and Rafa himself was involved in almost
every aspect of the construction, down to the photos chosen to decorate
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complete with 27 tennis courts (20 hard courts and seven clay), seven
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and a spa that would make the Romans proud.
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eager to see if their child might become the next Wimbledon champion,
can send their progeny to the academy for weekly lessons, summer
camp, or full-time training (room, board, and schooling is provided for
grades seven through 12). For adults just hoping to claim a title at the
country club, programs are available year-round. “Most players are
from intermediate to high level,” explains coach Sergio Sanchez, who
hails from Benidorm, a city on the southeastern coast. “You can do a
“MANY PEOPLE
FROM QATAR
ASKED HIM
TO MAKE ONE
FOR THEM BUT
HE WANTED TO
MAKE THE FIRST
ONE HERE IN
MANACOR, HIS
HOMETOWN.”
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The daily routine is simple: Eat, sleep, and play tennis.
There’s also a spa to make the Romans jealous
premium program with a one-to-one coach ratio or the group
program with never more than four players to one coach.”
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Nadal Adult Tennis Camp at the RNA. That means 12 hours of
instruction under Toni’s watchful eye, and another 12 hours of drills
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classes, Pilates, yoga, and spin classes, and even a private session
with Gemma Bes, Rafa’s personal nutritionist. “It’s impossible to
learn everything in a week,” says coach Francisco Carrillo, a former
ATP pro from Grenada. “So we base the training around Toni’s
philosophy that tennis should be both challenging and fun.”
The daily routine is simple: Eat, sleep, and play tennis. Tennis
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out some of the island’s famous beaches, like Es Trenc and Formentor,
or maybe go partying at the legendary nightclub BCM Planet Dance
in Magaluf, by day two I’m already exhausted.
Instead, I opt for the RNA spa. With a sauna, steam room,
cold tub, and variety of thermal pools and Jacuzzis, it’s the perfect
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what happened one night when Rafa was spied having a soak before
heading upstairs to the sports centre café to watch his beloved
Real Madrid on the big screen. “It’s like a family here,” Sanchez
says. “Rafa’s here a lot, and when he is he says hello to everyone.”
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lessons and drills and points played, we have a tournament.
“Take your time and swing through the ball,” Toni
tells me as my opponent prepares to serve. “Just relax.”
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burn, and one of the best coaches in tennis
history is about to watch me get smoked
by a 110-mph serve. But I just smile.
Because for a tennis junkie, it doesn’t
get much better than this. ■
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H O M E E N T E R TA I N M E N T
MONKEYS BUSINESS
Creator, producer and director of the 12 Monkeys TV series
TERRY MATALAS talks time travel, season finale and spinoffs…
W
hen you were first
developing 12 Monkeys
did you expect it to go
four seasons?
Well, you hope! But when I set out, I really
just wanted to make a serialised time travel
show — a gritty, cable thing. I just started
writing the first three acts of a spec script
called Splinter — it’s essentially what we
filmed for the 12 Monkeys pilot. I handed
in the first half of the script to my writing
partner at the time, Travis Fickett, and he
jumped in, came up with the watch paradox
and before we knew it we had a time travel
spec script. The company that made the
original film then got hold of it and the rest
is history.
What made you decide to create
a show loosely based on the 1995
movie starring Brad Pitt?
We actually based it on Splinter and then
adapted that into a 12 Monkeys pilot. The
truth is, it was one of my favourite movies
— why wouldn’t you turn it into a series?
The choice to make it different enough
was something we all felt was important
from the beginning. We didn’t want to
crib Terry Gilliam’s genius style.
Which character do you have most
trouble with developing?
Cole can be tough because he has to
drive the story and react to it. He needs
to be honest but sometimes honest
doesn’t mean likable. Yet, he’s our hero.
Which actor/actress would you
have loved to have on the show?
Brad Pitt. He and Emily doing the
Goines family in some way would’ve
been something else.
Looking back on the firrst three seasons,
would you chang anyth
hing?
There are a few things I would have done
differently at the start of Season One to
ground the audience and c
connect with some
of the characters better. A
Aside from that,
I’m proud of what we acco
omplished.
Are there any rules for time travel
and do you adhere to th
hem?
We have a list of rules and
d you have to stick
to them. If you’re going to break them, it better
be earned because the audience will crucify
you. We’ve been lucky tho
ough.
If you could time travel, where would
you go and why?
Personally, as much as I’d love to go back
and see dinosaurs, I’d just go back to the
’80s to hang with my mum
m, dad and baby
brother and swim in the old pool in the
backyard. Real time travel is usually
about someone you love.
For those who haven’t seen
12 Monkeys but plan to
o binge
watch it, how’s best to do so?
Keep a regular pace, pop some
corn and tweet me with an
ny
questions.
What can we expect
from the fourth and
final season?
hem all.
The biggest and best of th
Finally, any chance of a
12 Monkeys spinoff serries?
The only spinoff I ever saw
w possible was
bout Jennifer Goines
called Primary and was ab
roaming the earth and goin
ng on adventures.
Emily is in. Someone make
e it happen. ■
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The babes from the controversial Mike Tyson Ultra Tune TV ad, JASMIN RAINBOW and TYANA HANSEN,
talk working with the former boxing champ, dating social media followers, sleeping naked and a whole lot more…
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ey Jasmin and Tyana,
congrats on your
MAXIM cover. How
do you ladies, feel?
TYANA: Thank you so
much. I feel so lucky to be able to have
the opportunity to shoot for such a wellknown Australian magazine and to be
on the cover is just so surreal.
JASMIN: Yes, thank you! I’m really happy
and excited about it. So many girls would
kill to be featured in MAXIM, so to be on
the cover with one of my good friends
first go feels pretty amazing.
H
Tell us a bit about the shoot.
TYANA: It was awesome. We got to shoot
at one of my favourite beaches in Fingal,
near Tweed Heads, in NSW. I loved the
idea behind it — shooting in lingerie at
the beach is something I haven’t seen
a lot of before, so it was really refreshing.
JASMIN: And that day had the most
amazing sunset. The golden light looked
stunning on the white lingerie.
What did you love most about
the shoot?
TYANA: Being outdoors. I do a lot of
shoots indoors and working inside for
12 hours can get old – being able to
pose on a beach all day long almost
feels like a day off.
JASMIN: I loved feeling the sun on
my skin while being so free.
Any funny behind-the-scenes
anecdotes you can share?
JASMIN: There were many people around
that day who definitely got a peak of us
changing in the bushes and crawling
around on the beach half-naked.
TYANA: Probably the funniest thing about
this shoot was after it. We were looking for
a place to grab a bite to eat and we ended
up at a local pub — the whole place was
comical from the meat tray raffle to the
locals gawking at us.
Well, you both look gorgeous.
When do you ladies feel sexy?
TYANA: I know it’s a bit of a cliché but
I feel most sexy in my trackies with no
make-up on and a tan. I don’t know why
but tanned skin just makes everything
that much better.
JASMIN: I feel sexy when I’m getting
ready to go out, where I’m half dolled-up
but can be comfortable in a robe fresh
out of the shower.
What is your best asset?
TYANA: My boobs or bum. I can’t decide.
JASMIN: My smile because my teeth are
super white and I’m always being cheeky.
When you’re not posing for MAXIM
what do you girls do?
TYANA: I spend a lot of my time travelling
overseas and make a few trips to America
a year shooting and filming for various
commercials and publications. A lot of the
work I do is part of my job as an
Ultra Tune Ambassador.
JASMIN: I was at university studying
business/accounting but I took a break
from that to focus on my commitments
for Ultra Tune including starring in the
commercials, modelling and attending
cool events. When I’m not working
I love to travel or hangout with friends.
Tell us a bit more about yourselves.
TYANA: I’m an Aussie girl born and
raised — just another typical beach
bum — and modelling and acting wasn’t
something I started taking seriously until
a couple of years ago. Before that, I used
to work in construction as a Workplace
Health and Safety Officer.
JASMIN: I’ve always been someone
who loves to try new things. I grew up in
Cairns which is quiet but great because
you know everyone. I moved to the Gold
Coast two years ago and have since had
great work opportunities and made heaps
of new friends. In the last year I’ve been
overseas to America and Spain which was
amazing. I just want to travel, be around
great people and try to set something up
for myself where I don’t have to work too
hard in the future.
Cool, what do you love most about
each other?
TYANA: My favourite thing about Jasmin
is her resilience — whenever she gets
knocked down she always comes back
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“TYANA WILL
LITERALLY WALK
AROUND NAKED IN
FRONT OF ANYONE
AND NOT EVEN FEEL
THE SLIGHTEST BIT
SELF-CONSCIOUS.”
— JASMIN
that much stronger — she is a fighter for
sure. Plus, she is always so much fun to be
around and constantly has me in stitches.
JASMIN: I love that Tyana is so confident
about her body. She will literally walk
around naked in front of anyone and not
even feel the slightest bit self-conscious.
Not that she should with that body!
We were so lucky to be working
with such an amazing crew.
JASMIN: Yeah, it was really exciting
because it was also the first one
I’ve done. I’d never been in front of
a camera, so it was challenging to
do some acting especially alongside
a legend like Mike Tyson.
What would people be most surprised
to know about you?
TYANA: Probably most surprising is that
I spent my last year of high school studying
and living in Germany. Even more shocking
is that I still can’t speak German.
JASMIN: I get told, all the time, that my
personality doesn’t match my looks. I think
people usually expect me to be stuck up
or standoffish, but I’m so silly and outgoing
they end up being very surprised.
What was it like working with the
former boxing champion?
JASMIN: Pretty much the coolest thing
ever. He speaks in a really soft voice
and is so friendly and funny you really
don’t expect it.
TYANA: Yeah, he was awesome and so
different to what I expected. He was super
chilled and mellow and when he wasn’t
in front of the camera he spent a lot of
time in his trailer playing Xbox.
Tell us about doing the Ultra Tune
TV commercial with Mike Tyson?
TYANA: It was such an experience. We
shot it last year in Las Vegas and it was
my first time being on set and it was really
cool to see how it’s all pieced together.
Did he put any moves on you?
TYANA: No, he didn’t, but his manager
did invite me out to a Jay-Z concert the
next night — I didn’t end up going.
JASMIN: There were definitely some
people in his crew that wanted to party.
What was the funniest thing about
working with Mike Tyson?
TYANA: The scene where Mike is roaring
like a tiger – we did so many takes and
we had to sit in the car, silent, trying not
to laugh for about half an hour. It’s not so
easy to do when you have Mike Tyson in
front of you pretending to be a big cat.
JASMIN: Yeah, when Mike was “roaring”
and putting his hands up like a tiger,
the director literally had to yell “cut”
about five times because we just
couldn’t stop laughing.
What do you love most about the ad?
TYANA: That it doesn’t remind me of
anything else. The content and idea is
all so original – it really is a standout
commercial.
JASMIN: Yes, I love that the ad has
a sense of humour unlike any other
commercials in the auto servicing industry.
What do you think about all the
controversy surrounding the ad?
JASMIN: It’s so dumb. Everything seems
to be offensive these days to the point that
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it’s actually taking away from real issues.
The ads are meant to grab your attention
and putting cute girls and a famous boxer
in the commercial is a fun way to do that.
TYANA: Honestly, the ads are made to
come across a certain way — they are
different and they are memorable. It’s all
in good fun and supposed to be taken in
jest. Controversial, yes, but that’s what
makes good television.
Would you ever date one of your
social media followers?
TYANA: Yes, of course. It depends
on which one, though. I definitely have
some good-looking people pop-up in
my likes and inbox.
JASMIN: Sure! Unless they are stalking
my every move, why not? If they’re
following then they probably like me, and
that’s great, we’re already halfway there!
What’s the best way for a man
to win his way to your heart?
JASMIN: He needs to make me feel
like I’m important to him and that he
has my back. I love it when a guy acts
proud to have me on his arm and goes
out of his way to make me feel beautiful
and appreciated.
TYANA: It’s the little things that win me
over, the small details a guy remembers
— whether he rocks up with my favourite
drink or plays my favourite song in the car.
It’s always a nice feeling when you know
someone is listening and taking notice.
If you had to take MAXIM on a date,
what would it entail?
TYANA: We would go hot air ballooning
over Byron Bay then have a picnic on
the beach.
JASMIN: I would take you guys to a nice
rooftop bar around sunset, for a drink,
then we’d have a nice dinner and go
for a stroll down to the beach at night.
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What’s been the craziest night out
you’ve ever had?
TYANA: I’ve had more than my fair share
and they definitely aren’t appropriate to
disclose, but I can tell you where they
happened – Vegas, Barcelona and Ibiza.
JASMIN: There’s definitely been a few.
Probably in Vegas when some girlfriends
and I went to Britney Spears concert and
started giving lap dances to each other
in the seats. Things got pretty wild when
we got back to the hotel.
What’s next on the horizon for you
girls? Anything special coming up?
TYANA: I don’t want to give too much
away, but the Ultra Tune team and us
will be heading back to America later this
year to work with yet another Hollywood
star — maybe even more controversial
than the last!
JASMIN: Yes, and we’re super excited!
Finally, finish this sentence:
Public nudity is…
JASMIN: The best! I wish we could
always be at the beach topless.
TYANA: Something that should be
made legal and socially acceptable. ■
“IT’S NOT SO EASY
TO DO WHEN YOU
HAVE MIKE TYSON
IN FRONT OF YOU
PRETENDING TO
BE A BIG CAT.”
— TYANA
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“THERE WERE
MANY PEOPLE
WHO DEFINITELY
GOT A PEAK OF
US CHANGING
IN THE BUSHES
AND CRAWLING
AROUND ON
THE BEACH
HALF-NAKED.”
— JASMIN
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Update
FULL NAME:
Jasmin Rainbow
HOMETOWN:
Cairns, Qld
LIVES:
Gold Coast, Qld
BORN:
February 14, 1996
FIVE WORD SELFDESCRIPTION :
“Fun, outgoing, silly,
flirtatious, sexy.”
HOBBIES:
“Gym, beach and
getting dressed
up and going out.”
HIDDEN TALENT:
“I can spit bars like
Eminem – LOL!”
WORST HABIT:
“Taking too long to
text people back.”
PHOBIAS: “They
are so weird — like
I’ll happily kiss a guy
all day long but if he
thinks he’s drinking
out of my water bottle
he’s got another
thing coming.”
FAVOURITE
DRINK:
“A Margarita!”
BEST HANGOVER
CURE: “A bad
breakfast, steamy
shower and getting
back into bed.”
GIRL CRUSH:
“Margot Robbie
because she is so
beautiful and talented
— everything about
her in The Wolf of Wall
Street is perfection.”
BEDTIME
ATTIRE:
“Nothing. Clothing
makes me feel
claustrophobic when
I’m trying to sleep.
LIFE MOTTO:
“You’ll regret the
things you didn’t
do more than the
ones you did!”
INSTAGRAM:
@jasminlrainbow
SNAPCHAT:
jasrainbow
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“I THINK PEOPLE
USUALLY EXPECT ME
TO BE STUCK UP
OR STANDOFFISH,
BUT I’M SO SILLY
AND OUTGOING.”
— JASMIN
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Update
FULL NAME:
Tyana Maree Hansen
HOMETOWN:
Redlands Bayside, Qld
LIVES:
Gold Coast, Qld
BORN: April 1, 1995
FIVE WORD SELFDESCRIPTION:
“Bossy, talkative,
adventurous,
funny, messy.”
HOBBIES: “Roller
blading and swimming
in the ocean. Also,
eating – does that
count as a hobby?”
HIDDEN TALENT:
“I can sleep anywhere,
anytime and any place.
It comes in handy
when I’m travelling.”
WORST HABIT:
“Eating other people’s
food after I have
finished my own meal.”
PHOBIAS: “I’m
deathly afraid of fish.
It’s so weird – I love
swimming in the
ocean but once I see
a fish my day is ruined
and I have to get out
of immediately.”
FAVOURITE
DRINK: “I have a few
– vodka water (not
soda), anything sour
or Baileys on ice.”
BEST HANGOVER
CURE: “Garlic bread.”
GIRL CRUSH:
“Scarlett Johansson
is an all-time favourite
and also my wife
Laura (@lauratully_)
– she is just stunning
inside and out.”
BEDTIME
ATTIRE: “Nothing…
which is surprising
considering how much
Peter Alexander I buy.”
LIFE MOTTO:
“You can have
anything you want,
as long as you want
it bad enough.”
INSTAGRAM:
@tyanamaree
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The House Of
GUINNESS
As Guinness Brand Ambassador DOMHNALL MARNELL potentially has the
best job in the world — working with beer. We caught up with the Irish lad during his
Australian visit to talk all things Guinness, their awesome new ale and his beer expertise…
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ow did you become
involved with Guinness,
Domhnall?
I started working for
Guinness, just out of college
in 2011, as a tour guide greeting visitors
and guests and telling them stories
about Guinness in the tourist attraction
Guinness Storehouse. I fell in love with
the brand, the people and I’ve loved it
ever since. To be in such a small country
with such a small population and having
this global brand like Guinness, there’s
a sense of pride.
H
Of course. Irish pride! So how did
you become a beer expert?
As the years went on, Guinness saw
I had a way with the media and I was
a good storyteller. They were saying,
“Well, if we can get this guy’s beer
knowledge up to scratch, then he could
be someone we could use”. So, they set
me up with a course alongside a team
of beer specialists in Ireland. We all took a
course with the IBD, which is the Institute
of Brewing and Distilling, and I passed
my qualification in brewing. And then
I studied for the beer sommelier course
— yes, in beer tasting and beer history.
Which basically involves you just
drinking a lot of beer?
No, it involves learning about issues with
brewing, line cleanliness
or issues with the age
of beer you create.
They have samples,
create spiked
samples whereby
you can take a
clean lager and
then you sit down
and taste a few
of these – just little
sips – and you basically
develop your palette.
What happened next?
I passed the brewing course and I was
studying for the sommelier exam which
took place while I was over here in
Australia, so I’ll have to sit it when I go
back as it’s part of my training. Basically,
I had the storytelling, the Guinness
passion and they trained me in beer
knowledge. So I’m competent I could
brew if I wanted, but I prefer to be front
face and part of the team – there are
about eight beer specialists currently in
Dublin and different markets hire us for
different launches and things like that.
Suffice to say, this is your dream job?
Yeah, it is. I get to go around the world
and talk to people about what I’m
passionate about, get them excited about
it, share stories, meet people, see great
places… you know, how can that be bad?
Sounds great.
I’m a firm believer
in everything that
happens, everything
you do, any hobby you
take up, will eventually
lead to whatever
path you’re going on.
So, my current role
is challenging but for
the last three years I’ve
acted for Guinness on
a global scale. I’ve had the
pleasure of visiting Australia,
America, Singapore, Norway…
basically, I’ve served Guinness under
the Northern Lights, I’ve served it Down
Under and everywhere in between.
What’s been your highlight during
your seven years at Guinness?
So, so many. The obvious ones would be
things like hosting some famous people
when they come to Guinness. I’ve taken
care of Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell, Paul
Rudd, Brooklyn Beckham and everybody
in between. So it’s amazing to be just
like, “Oh, hey.” But I would say the most
recent highlight is unveiling the brand
new Guinness Harp in Australia.
You mean the Guinness logo?
Yeah. You see, in the 1860’s we were
exporting all over the world and people
were getting confused because there’s
no branding, there’s no advertising, there’s
no marketing team, there’s no social media
FROM TOP: Domhnall
Marnell at the Guinness taps;
The interior and exterior of
St. James’s Gate Brewery
founded in 1759 in Dublin,
Ireland, by Arthur Guinness
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– it was word of mouth. For example, you
live in Australia and all you’d probably
know is your local tavern serves this beer
called Guinness. Where’s it from? What’s
its background? So we were like, “OK,
we need to create a symbol to make sure
people know it’s Irish.” In Dublin there’s a
college called Trinity College, the university
right in the city centre, and they have a
library there which houses a harp from
the 14th Century called the Brian Boru
Harp – it’s a really prominent, iconic Irish
image, so we chose that to use for our
branding because of its association with
Irish folklore.
And that’s how Guinness logo
was born.
Yes, but 60 years later we got our
independence and Ireland became
an international free state. The Irish
Government were like, “Right, well we
need a symbol, don’t we?” And they said,
“We should use the Brian Boru Harp”.
Now, this was already trademarked to
Guinness. So, as the legend goes, a
gentlemen’s agreement was made that
basically said, “We’re going to keep
the harp as it is and you can use the
harp, too… but you’ve got to flip it
around the opposite way.” And
if you look at an Irish coin, or
my Irish passport, the official
harp that’s on the symbol of
the Irish nation is the Guinness
harp facing the other way.
sure you enjoying a decent-sized mouthful.
Guinness is a very social beer – if you’ve
got a bottle of beer, you’ll probably take
15 sips but with Guinness
it’s about the big mouthful,
leaving the beer down, having
conversation then minutes
later you come back and take
another mouthful and so on.
What’s the best way to
enjoy a Guinness?
Every sip is a sip of enjoyment.
It’s not about consumption it’s
all about the flavour, the texture,
that first big taste. I always
say don’t sip the beer. What
I mean by that is there’s a fold on the top
of the beer, which is nitrogen gas, and it
protects the beer. It rests on top, doesn’t
let the oxygen in the air get to the beer.
Sometimes when people have their first
Guinness, they just nurse the foam – they
don’t actually taste the beer. If you just
do that, you’re just going to take nitrogen
gas. If I handed you a pint of nitrogen gas,
you probably wouldn’t drink it. So make
Why do you think some
people don’t choose
Guinness as their
preferred drink?
The main reason that people
don’t drink Guinness is
because of the preconceived
notion that it’s this heavy, dark beer. They
look at the darkness and imagine it to be
filling. It appears thick but appearances
are deceptive. Guinness has fewer
calories than a pint of larger or a pint of
semi-skimmed milk. There are 196 calories
in a pint of Guinness and 240 in a lager
but 300 in a cider. Some people are like,
“How do I approach this? Do I sip that?”
And after they take their first sip they
go, “Oh, it’s so filling and it’s so foamy”
and that’s because they literally just
drank foam. Once you start drinking
Guinness, you’re like, “That’s what
Guinness is like?” I always say, if you
like coffee, you like Guinness.
“I ALWAYS
SAY – IF
YOU LIKE
COFFEE,
YOU LIKE
GUINNESS.”
The Guinness
flows daily
behind the
big black gate
at the Dublin
brewery
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True or false: Guinness is good
for the blood?
Years ago we used to create beer
in casks and the yeast was not filtered
out. Years ago people looked at that
and saw a source of iron in the yeast.
So, the old slogans of “Guinness is good
for you” were born from that. It is true,
that in Ireland, and again I stress, many,
many years ago, doctors would prescribe
Guinness to very sick mothers, to the
anaemic and to anybody who donated
blood and would feel a little woozy
afterwards to boost their Irish blood. Now
since then the beer has been filtered for
clarity, for consistency and there are no
traces of yeast anymore. So therefore, I
can’t say Guinness is good for your blood.
True or false: The first Guinness Book
of World Records came about as a
way to settle arguments in bars.
True. In 1951, the then Guinness
managing director, Sir Hugh Beaver –
his real name – got into a discussion
with his friend in a bar about what was
the fastest flying game bird in the world.
The debate was between the Canadian
long-tailed duck and the golden plover.
Today, if you asked me this, I would say,
“Hang on a second there”… Wikipedia…
“It’s this!” Back in the day we were asking
everybody in the bar. Everybody had an
opinion but nobody knew. So, they asked
the bartender. They said, “Come on, we
need to check this. Have you got the
books?” And, I’m paraphrasing here, but
the bartender said, “What do we look like?
Do I like a librarian?” There was no source
for you to check this information and so
there was a spot in the market. So Hugh
says, “Well look, if we could fund this,
compile everything together and have a
source where if you go to me, ‘Who won
the World Cup in 1930-whatever? I’d say,
‘Let’s check the Guinness Book of World
Records’. So, the inspiration was dropped
The 14th Century Brian Boru
Harp – a really prominent,
iconic Irish image, Guinness
use for their branding
because of its association
with Irish folklore
and in 1955 it was first published.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Tell us about the recent launch of
Guinness Hop House 13 Lager?
Hop House was the brainchild of brewer
Peter Simpson from our experimental
brewery – the Open Gate Brewery at
St. James’s Gate. He just wasn’t
impressed with the lager out there –
when he felt like a lager on a warmer
day or the food that he was eating suited
a lager, he’d look at a draught and go,
“Nothing excites me”. There was very
little Irish presence in the lager. He went,
“Hang on a second, I’m a master brewer.
Why don’t I make something?” So he
created this beer and named it after
the old hop store for Guinness, which
was called Hop House 13.
How would you describe this beer?
There’s people who want lager; there’s
people who want pale ales; and there’s
people who drink lager who’ve heard
about pale ales but they’re a little scared
to dip their toe all the way to the bar. Hop
House 13 is right in the middle. It’s hoppy
but only in the aroma and it’s not bitter.
When you pour it and when you’re about
to drink it, you get a lovely aroma. This is
specifically for a Guinness drinker who
goes, “I feel like a lager today”.
What’s next for Guinness off the
back of this release?
I’ll put it this way – we’re 259 years into
a 9,000-year lease. There’s 8,741 years
left. We’re in a strong position and we’ve
got really loyal fans. Guinness Draught is
going nowhere and beers like Hop House
13 will satisfy the lager drinkers and at
the same time give the Guinness drinkers
more options within the brand. Our Open
Gate Brewery has a new experimental
beer every two weeks, so we have
a lot more up our sleeve. ■
The Guinness Hop
House 13 Lager is
now available
in Australia
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SOUTHERN
HEMISPHERE
How P JOHNSON burst out of Australia to become the world’s next great custom suit maker...
BY
NICK MARINO
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noir. But with all due respect, the country’s two primary
fashion exports have been ghastly Coogi sweaters and an
unfortunate swimwear line known as Funky Trunks.
“I’m from the bottom of the world,” says designer Patrick Johnson, as
cheerful and self-deprecating as anyone you could meet Down Under.
“We literally are the last stop. And we understand we’re not at the centre
of the world, so we don’t have any ego attached. I’m just literally looking
at our clients going, How can I make these guys really comfortable,
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His solution is tailoring. And if the idea of a tailored suit seems the
opposite of “easy” and “natural,” hang on. “We’ve always been on the
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British shoulder pads that make you look like you’re guarding
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functioning buttons, so you can
roll up your sleeves. It means
pants so comfortable they may as
well have a drawstring. It means
jackets that are, as Johnson says,
“completely unstructured. And
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it’s got no lining in it. It’s made
with no structure on the inside
whatsoever, which is a pretty
unique thing and something we
specialise in.”
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anniversary this year, has grown
from a little Aussie brand into
an international player with
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showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, London, and New York City.
All of its tailored clothes are made in Tuscany.
Johnson, 37, grew up in South Australia. All the cities you’ve heard of
are on the country’s east coast. He lived his “whole life outside,”
riding motorbikes and horses, which was typical for a kid from that part
of the world. An interest in fashion was not. But he had an example in his
own house that set him on his path.
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man, was really into clothing,” Johnson says. “He would go to Savile Row
twice a year, every year, and get his suits made.” When it came time for
college, Johnson enrolled in Central Saint Martins of London —
generally considered to be the world’s premier fashion school — and then
promptly dropped out to apprentice under master shirtmaker Robert
Emmett. The two met when Johnson, on his way to a pub, literally
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seven years with Emmett, Johnson struck out on his own.
His company’s rise over the
past decade tracks with a global
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suiting, from retailers like
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take your measurements yourself,
as if that could possibly be
accurate. “It takes me a year to
train one of our guys just to take
measurements—just
measurements! — because it’s a
really hard thing to do well,”
Johnson says. “Not only are you
learning the technical side, but
you’re learning to read someone.
You learn to listen to somebody
and understand what they want
and need in their life. And that
takes time.”
P Johnson cuts an individual
suiting pattern for every single
client, and its clothes are handstitched rather than slapped
together with glue. It’s not trying
to sell the most suits. It’s trying to sell the best suits at its price point,
creating a value proposition and an aesthetic. “I don’t want my clients to
have a big wardrobe,” Johnson says. “I think they should have a very
concise wardrobe that serves them really well.” All of this distinguishes
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manufacturers,” Johnson says. “They use all the same materials, but
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materials that go into a Porsche
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clothes, with capsule lines for Barneys and Mr Porter. Those clothes
(think chambray shirts and French terry shorts) are even easier to
wear. But think of them as appetisers to the entrée: Johnson says
95 percent of his business is still custom. Suits are what he wants to
make, and what he wants you to wear. “A lot of men don’t have that many
suits in their wardrobe,” Johnson says. “You may as well get it right.” ■
“IT TAKES ME A YEAR TO TRAIN ONE OF
OUR GUYS JUST TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS
— JUST MEASUREMENTS!”
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AUTO FOCUS
ZAGATO’S
Second Century
Since 1919 the Italian carrozzeria has built a legacy as one
of the world’s most storied design houses and coachbuilders.
Recent collaborations with elite automakers now boldly
aim the company into its next hundred years...
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N I CO LAS STEC H E R
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one would purchase a chassis and powertrain from the likes of
Rolls-Royce, Duesenberg, or Mercedes-Benz, and then hire a
coachbuilder to tailor the body and bespoke interior to exacting
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artisans are as famous as the automakers themselves. And although
Brits, Swiss, French, and even Americans take pride in their own design,
it is the Italian carrozzeria who led the way: Pininfarina. Ghia. Scaglietti.
Touring. Bertone. Vignale.
And of course, Zagato.
The brand — formed in 1919 by plane and car laborer Ugo Zagato —
is the only surviving Italian coachbuilder from that halcyon era that is
still family owned. Andrea Zagato, the grandson of Ugo and living scion
of the “Lightning Z” crest, now leads the brand into the 21st century.
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which allowed him to integrate aeronautic philosophies such as
lightweight materials and aerodynamics into his designs. Eschewing the
idea of automobiles as bulky, heavy machines and instead conceiving
of them as lightweight architecture — whose shells were constructed of
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TOP, FROM LEFT: Andrea Zagato,
grandson of Ugo and current CEO of
Zagato; Zagato founder Ugo Zagato.
ABOVE: A 1963 Alfa Romeo
Giulia TZ Zagato that competed
at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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Zagato’s relationship with Aston Martin
is a long and storied one, dating back
to the coveted DB4 GTZ of 1960. More
recently, the Italian coachbuilder and
the British luxury marque collaborated in
2002 on a DB7 Vantage Zagato, planting
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the seed for an even more robust
Italo-Anglo union: an entire family of
Vanquish Zagato vehicles. The four
limited-edition models are all based
on the Vanquish S, have carbon-fiber
bodies, and boast a ticket price north
of US$700,000 each. At the Pebble
Beach Concours d’Elegance this
past summer, the final two models,
the stunning Speedster and Shooting
Brake, were unveiled. Unsurprisingly,
all 325 siblings have already sold out.
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leap in automotive design, one that revolutionized the industry and made
the Zagato name famous.
The company’s foundation was established with the racing success
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Alfa Romeo produced unprecedented success: From 1928 to 1930, Alfa
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legendary thousand-mile road race running from Brescia to Rome
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performance-oriented coachbuilders of the prewar period.
It is telling that both Ettore Bugatti and Enzo Ferrari — two looming
giants in the history of motorsports — worked with Ugo. His machines
were masterpieces of aerodynamics decades before computers and wind
tunnels. His tapered lines, rounded corners, and sleek curves are still
hallmarks of the Zagato brand to this day. Ugo is said to have innovated
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headlights into the bodywork to reduce drag, a concept in its infancy
at the time. For interiors, Zagato also thought light, dispensing with
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in fashion at the time (e.g., Victorian upholstery, deeply cushioned
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WWII, when a design philosophy called panoramica debuted.
Panoramica vehicles from Maserati and Ferrari favored the kind of space
and airiness found in a greenhouse, utilising plexiglass to create novel
curvatures, shed weight, and optimize visibility.
When Ugo’s eldest son, Elio, graduated university, he seized an
important role in the company, continuing Zagato’s remarkable racing
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Still one of the most beautiful cars ever built, the
Aston Martin DB4 GTZ might be the pinnacle of the
partnership between the British automaker and Zagato.
Produced in the early-to-mid-1960s, only 19 were ever
built, leading to one of the surviving versions being
auctioned in recent years for more than US$14 million.
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cars like the Fiat 8V Zagato, Elio dominated the newly conceived Gran
Turismo category in the 1950s. The decade was crowned with Ugo
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Abarth 1000 Zagato. Around the same time, the landmark Aston
Martin DB4 Stradale GTZ premiered at the London Motor Show,
inaugurating a long and decorated partnership between the two brands.
“Keeping the brand in the family gave us a competitive advantage,
and that means independence. It also allowed us to have a direct
relationship with the client,” explains Elio’s son Andrea, the current
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of Enzo Ferrari, who was known to personally deliver cars to customers.
Innovation continued with the controversial Alfa Romeo S.Z.,
a vehicle so polarising it’s both beloved and derided as “Il Mostro.”
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designed using CAD technology. In the decades that followed, Zagato
organised a single-brand race series for the aforementioned Alfa S.Z.,
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Show). In 2011 the brand marked the Fiat-Chrysler marriage with
the TZ3 Stradale, sheathing a Dodge Viper in a Zagato-designed
Alfa Romeo suit. There was the Virage Shooting Brake, one of three
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car Zagato Mostro powered by Maserati followed, as did the
Lamborghini 5-95, celebrating the Raging Bull’s 50th (and the
company’s 95th) anniversary.
The last few years have seen the Lightning Z design an ultra-sleek
MV Agusta motorcycle, an entire family of limited-edition Vanquish S’s
for Aston Martin, and most recently the IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo
Zagato. Despite rapid changes in the automotive landscape, Andrea is
not worried; he believes the current and future appeal of Zagato
is aligned with the company’s aim of remaining eternally classic.
“We are witnessing a sharp acceleration in changes… we will be having
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he says. “But we have been making collectibles in design since 1919.
Like collector-worthy watchmaking, this market segment will survive
all technological changes.” ■
The Aston Martin V12 Zagato was based on the V12 Vantage and
served as a preview of what was to come from Aston Martin and Zagato
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“What our client wanted was something
that could keep its value in time;
a motorcycle that was classic but
always up to date, and with a timeless
design,” explains CEO Andrea
Zagato. “To us it represented
a challenge, as we normally
work on luxury sports coupes.”
Commissioned by a Japanese
Zagato fan fascinated with Italian
motorbikes, the team chose to
collaborate with MV Agusta,
one of the most exclusive
and prestigious brands in
that world. And while the
F4Z is a one-off design
object that will never
be produced in
series, that doesn’t
mean it will be the
last Zagato x MV
Agusta project.
“Our collaboration
may well continue in the
future,” Zagato suggests.
A L L I M A G E S C O U R T E S Y O F Z A G ATO . O P P O S I T E PA G E : R I P L E Y / R I P L E YA N D R I P L E Y. C O M
i IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Zagato
Revealed this past autumn at the Tokyo
Motor Show, Zagato’s most recent vehicle
is the IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo
Zagato. The Sony PlayStation game
Gran Turismo challenges design houses
to imagine futuristic grand tourers for
the virtual world, and Zagato’s swoopy,
razor-sided ode to the legendary Italian
manufacturer is its latest offering. “We
wanted to pay a tribute to IsoRivolta, not
only a famous automaker of Gran Turismo
cars with whom Zagato specialized, but
a brand with which I have a family bond,”
Andrea Zagato says. (Andrea is married to
Marella Rivolta, the granddaughter of Iso’s
founder, Renzo Rivolta). But unlike prior
Vision Gran Turismo concepts created by
the likes of Honda and Bugatti, Zagato’s
IsoRivolta will enter limited production.
Five cars in total will be built, one for
each continent, featuring a Dome-built
carbon- fiber chassis, a Corvette powertrain
(possibly modified by Callaway), and
a US$2 million–plus price tag.
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“KEEPING THE BRAND IN THE FAMILY GAVE US
A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, AND THAT MEANS INDEPENDENCE.”
1928 – Bugatti Type 43 Zagato
1957 – AC Ace Bristol Zagato
2008 – Bentley Continental GTZ
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1937 – Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Tipo Zagato MilleMiglia
1959 – Porsche 356B Carrera Zagato
1938 – Lancia Aprilia Sport Zagato Aerodinamica
1960 – Fiat Abarth 1000 Stradale Zagato Compasso d’Oro
2011 – Alfa Romeo 10C TZ3 Stradale
The Zagato Mostro powered by Maserati
was released in 2015 to celebrate Maserati’s
100th anniversary and pays homage to the
450S, a collaboration between Maserati
and Zagato in the 1950s. The original
450S was so powerful that it not
only earned the nickname “Mostro”
(monster) but also, Zagato claims,
remained the most powerful
front-engine racecar
until the 1990s.
1952 – Fiat 8V Zag
1960 – Aston Martin DB4 GTZ
2012 – BMW Coupé Zagato
1954 – Maserati A6G/54 Zagato
1956 – Ferrari 250 GTZ MM
1996 – Lamborghini Raptor Zagato
2017 – IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Zagato
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AWE
INSPIRING
Australian Wrestling Entertainment (AWE) champion, VINNIE VAIN,
talks up the levitating league and shares his success story so far…
P H OTO G R A P H E D BY
REAL NAME:
NATHAN
MAROON
BORN:
JULY 1, 1988
OCCUPATION:
MARKETER
BY DAY, PRO
WRESTLER
BY NIGHT
N EW PHOTOG RAPHY STU DIOS
W
hen and how did you get
into the world of wrestling?
I started training to become
a professional wrestler in February 2014.
I became obsessed with the WWE as a
teenager and wanted to be more than a fan.
I looked into training and stumbled across
the Australian Wrestling Entertainment
training academy in Sydney and have
never looked back.
Tell us about your first professional
match. How was it?
I was very nervous and wrestled an
Australian legend in The Masked Mauler
(Lou Marcello) who used to compete in
World Championship Wrestling in the
late 1970’s. We had a decent match,
but, unfortunately I lost. I was eager to
get back into training and come back
as a stronger performer with the aim of
one day winning the AWE Championship.
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How is Australian Wrestling
Entertainment different to other
wrestling leagues?
AWE stands above the rest as we
consistently attract large crowd numbers
with some of Australia’s best wrestlers.
The best in the world have also come
to perform for AWE including WWE
stars, such as, Shelton Benjamin,
ChavoGuerrero, Melina, Carlito
and Buff Bagwell.
What do you love the most about
being a professional wrestler?
The moment I walk through the curtain
to a packed room of people making
noise. The fact that I get a reaction is
key to the sport and there is no better
feeling than knowing that in that arena
I have the power to make these people
love me or hate me, just depends on
how I am feeling on the night.
What is the most challenging thing
about being a professional wrestler?
Handling the nerves before a match.
No matter the amount of preparation,
handling the nerves never gets any easier.
How do you prepare yourself before
a big match?
I watch some of the greats that I can see
my own character and wrestling style within.
Such wrestlers include Cody Rhodes,
The Miz, Eddie Guerrero and Randy Orton.
I look to them for inspiration and somewhat
study their movements and try and improve
time and time again.
Do you have any pre-match rituals?
I find a corner of the arena where no one
is around and say a little prayer that I don’t
get hurt so that I can walk back through
my front door in one piece.
How does a typical competition day
roll out for you?
A typical day involves a good breakfast,
hitting the gym for a quick pump, haircut,
tan session, shower and straight to the
arena with my entourage to get ready for the
show. It is very intense, but, the satisfaction
after the show is unlike any other.
How did you become the Australian
Wrestling Entertainment champion?
The journey to my championship win started
the night I won the inaugural Mario Milano
Contenders Cup in February 2017. This
was a tournament that paid tribute to
Australian Wrestling legend that passed
away a few months prior in December
2016. Mario helped build and establish
the AWE in its early days and the cup
was introduced to provide its winner the
opportunity to challenge for the AWE
Championship any time they elected.
I teased that I would cash in on the
champion throughout 2017, but didn't
“I HAVE THE
POWER TO
MAKE THESE
PEOPLE LOVE
ME OR HATE ME,
JUST DEPENDS
ON HOW I AM
FEELING ON
THE NIGHT.”
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do so until the last event (AWE Lockout)
of the year. The Championship was being
contested in a steel cage match between
Hudson Hulk (the defending Champion)
and former OVW Champion Mohammad
Ali Vaez (Ohio Valley Wrestling at the time
Vaez was Champion was developmental
territory for the WWE). Vaez proceeded
to win the match and then mouthed off at
the special guest referee Anthony Perosh
(former UFC light heavyweight contender).
I rush out, handed in the cup to the official,
ascended to the top of the cage, jumped
and landed a crossbody straight on-top of
Vaez to then pin him for the Championship.
It was undoubtedly the highlight of my
career. After having my hand raised,
I climbed the cage and sat at the top for
a about five minutes with the belt in my
hands just taking in the moment. My wife,
my family and fans were at ringside cheering
me on. It was an amazing moment and
I couldn't help but feel satisfied knowing
that years of training, beatings and
perseverance paid off.
Describe the feeling after the win.
It was a great moment in my life. You
work hard and make a lot of sacrifices to
achieve and get to this moment and when
it happens it is very surreal. Winning the
title proves that I am the best and it was
like a big “in your face” to my detractors.
Take us through your training regime.
I train in the ring practising my craft, then
there’s weights and cardio to maintain
my physique and look, plus, ensuring
my nutrition is on-point. It is a very fine
combination of all these aspects that
allows me to look and wrestle the part.
Have you had many injuries during
your career so far?
Yes! Concussions, a broken foot,
moved vertebrae, bumps, bruises,
torn supraspinatus… shall I go on?
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Wow. Tell us
something
about yourself
that not many
people know.
I am a former
three times
Australian Karate
Champion. Before
wrestling, I did Karate
for almost nine years,
achieved my Black Belt
and represented NSW
numerous times and
fought in Japan at the
World Championships
for Australia in 2002.
What other athlete inspires
you and why?
Georges St. Pierre. The former UFC
champion’s work ethic is incredible.
I love the fact that after a match,
instead of hitting the showers and
the club, he used to go back to the
locker room and go over his match
and analysed where he could have
done better. That is very inspiring to
me and something I try to implement
into my own regime.
What do you do in your spare time.
Got any embarrasing hobbies?
If I am not wrestling, I am working as
a top end marketer and then trying to
balance relationships with family and
friends whilst maintaining my fitness.
I rarely have a day off to do nothing so
when I do, I just enjoy hanging around
the house watching bad TV.
What are you looking forward
to about this year?
Having a great reign as champion
and hopefully wrestling some of
the world’s best international talent
when they come to wrestle at AWE. ■
SPOTLIGHT
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KY
OEL
Y
IS
COMING
Meet CARRIE MINTER, the gorgeous
model and Pilates expert who doesn’t mind
a little dad-bod action. You’re welcome…
JOSE LUIS,
MUSE PUBLISHING
P H OTO G R A P H E D BY
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Do you prefer to date guys who
feel the same way about your
lifestyle or would you go for
a little dad-bod action?
I definitely wouldn’t mind a Dad bod
at all :) I’m not super strict with diet
and exercise. I try to stay on top of
working out and eating clean, but I fall
off sometimes! You gotta live a little!
However, it is always nice though when
someone else does share a passion for
health and fitness, since it is my job.
ey, Carrie, tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m originally from Mesquite, Texas, and my
heritage is mostly Scandinavian and Irish.
I first got into modelling when I was 15.
My mum entered me in a local competition
and I won. Then I signed with a local
agency in Dallas, as well as Elite in NYC.
As a Pilates expert, fitness is not
only your career, but passion.
Was that always the case?
Actually, fitness wasn’t always a big
passion of mine. Once I was introduced
to Pilates though, I stuck with it and
watched how it completely transformed
by body and I got a lot stronger. I always
feel better after I workout and I love
teaching. I’m grateful now that I have
the opportunity to do what I love,
because it never feels like work.
Carrie’s Pilates Plus is one of your
businesses. What makes your
workout plans different to others?
I don’t teach normal Pilates. What
I teach is like Pilates on crack. It’s an
intense workout with great music and
we use a mic in class and I make it fun!
Once you take my class in L.A. you won’t
get the same workout or experience
anywhere else.
Do you think exercising is a good
couple’s activity or do you find
it best to ride solo?
Exercising together is a great couples’
activity. Anything fun and active you do
together is awesome and working out
with your partner also helps you stay on
track. Taking different workout classes,
hiking, swimming, playing beach volleyball,
even shooting pool, or just taking the
dogs for a walk are also all fun things
to do as a couple.
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What’s your idea of a perfect date?
An amazing dinner with great food, wine
and conversation. I also love doing fun
activities like jet skiing, roller skating, ice
skating, zip lining…Summer is definitely my
favourite time of the year. I love the beach,
waterparks, BBQ’s, pool parties, and one
of my favourite past-times was “Fun in the
Sun” on Sundays at the Playboy Mansion
— basically a girls pool day with cocktails,
swimming, trampoline, a full-on food menu
and a movie night later on.
Nice one! Have you ever been on
a bad date?
The last really awful date I had was
when my date talked to the bartender
the whole time instead of me!
“THE LAST REALLY AWFUL
DATE I HAD WAS WHEN
MY DATE TALKED TO THE
BARTENDER THE WHOLE
TIME INSTEAD OF ME!”
out carpets, putting in floors and lots of
painting! I love to learn and have become
a pretty good handywoman. Oh, and
I also have four dogs – they’re all over
my Instagram stories usually!
You have a decent Instagram
following. How do you handle
negative comments or creepy dudes?
Any negativity on Instagram I just delete
and block. There will always be haters and
creepers! The most annoying thing lately,
though, are fake accounts impersonating
me, where someone is going around trying
to DM chat with followers of mine and ask
for money and gift cards!
How do you feel about a man who
has a grooming routine of his own?
Necessary or too high-maintenance?
While I will always appreciate a man who
takes care of himself, I wouldn’t likely go
for a man who looks in the mirror more
than I do or takes longer to get ready
than me. I genuinely don’t go for “pretty”
guys — I like my man to be the MAN.
You actually have three Instagram
accounts. How do you keep up with
them all?
Yes, it can be challenging for sure!
@carrieminterfitness is a new account
that I need to spend some time working
on. I’m always working though — I’ll bring
my laptop with me to the rooftop pool
and bar, and even grab a cocktail while
I get work done. I try to make it fun.
When do you feel sexiest?
First thing in the morning when I’m
natural and ready for the day.
What’s your go-to drink?
TEQUILA!
Have you ever visited Australia?
I’ve never visited Australia, but I’d love
to go soon! I’ve met some of the coolest,
most down-to-earth, easy-going people
from there!
What’s something people would
be surprised to know about you?
Well, I’ve recently become pretty handy
— I just purchased a new home and have
done a lot of work on it myself, like taking
Lastly, what’s the future hold
in store for you?
I’m definitely more focused on the
business side of things as opposed to
modelling right now. I’m in the process
of creating my own line of equipment and
a licensing program to open up fitness
studios worldwide. My priority right now is
Carrie’s Pilates Plus and my new company,
The Minter Method. I also just launched my
first teacher training certification course
which I am very excited about too! ■
To find out more about carrie go to CARRIESPILATESPLUS.COM, and instagram links
@CARRIEMINTER, @CARRIESPILATESPLUS and @CARRIEMINTERFITNESS
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“I GENUINELY
DON’T GO FOR
‘PRETTY’ GUYS —
I LIKE MY MAN
TO BE THE MAN.”
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“I DON’T TEACH
NORMAL PILATES.
WHAT I TEACH
IS LIKE PILATES
ON CRACK.”
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BUSINESS
DYSON
Electric
Could British inventor
SIR JAMES DYSON’s electric
vehicle become the next Tesla? He’s
made a US$2.7 billion bet on it...
BY
B I LL SAP O R ITO
England’s domestic auto industry is as
moribund as the British Empire. Yes, you can
still buy stylish Jaguars and hand-built RollsRoyces, but technically speaking, none of
these legendary auto badges belong to a Brit.
For example: Jag and Land Rover, two of the
U.K.’s automotive crown jewels, are owned
by India’s Tata Group conglomerate.
Sir James Dyson wants to restore
England’s automotive heritage. And more.
The inventor of the Dyson Dual Cyclone, the
bagless vacuum cleaner that brought him
fame and fortune, has long been a one-man
reindustrialisation movement in the U.K.
Which is also why he backed Brexit, the
campaign to leave the European Union.
“Britain needs to change, and we should have
done so a long time ago,” he says. “We’ve
ignored manufacturing, we’ve ignored
engineering, and we’ve ignored technology.”
Known for its appliances, his eponymous
company recently announced that it will
spend US$2.7 billion to produce an Englishdesigned electric vehicle to compete with
Tesla, Toyota, GM, BMW, and anyone else.
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vacuum cleaner, albeit an exquisitely
designed one, to one that produces EVs
seems like a stretch. But Dyson became a
billionaire by defying critics who said the
consumers wouldn’t buy his pricey
appliances. Perhaps it would help if you think
of a Dyson EV as simply a very large
appliance. “Dyson is now of a scale, and the
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can bring together the core technologies and
areas of expertise we have developed into
a single product,” he tells MAXIM. “Two and
a half years ago, I started developing the
car, and have so far built up a team of over
400 engineers.”
Those engineers are in Wiltshire, about
100 miles east of London, where Dyson set up
shop 25 years ago, having already made an
innovative wheelbarrow. He would ultimately
go on to build the vacuum cleaner of his
dreams. “I toiled away for many years, with a
small team in the coach house — the British
equivalent of a garage — at my house near
Bath. Being tucked away in the English
countryside is quite useful,” he explains.
“It provides a rather beautiful backdrop, means
we are close to some excellent engineering
universities, and also means we are able to stay
quite secretive about what we’re doing. That is
very important.”
Dyson now operates in about 75 countries
and has nearly 3,500 engineers in-house. In
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US$3.4 billion, an increase of 45 percent over
the prior year, in part because Chinese
consumers are now latching on to Dyson. “But
the ideas still originate in Wiltshire,” he says.
Failure is not an option at Dyson; it is a
requirement. The DC01, as the Dual Cyclone
is called in-house, was the culmination of 5,127
prototypes that he and a small team built as he
gradually transformed the lowly vacuum
cleaner into a work of appliance art. A believer
in Thomas Edison’s iterative process, Dyson
built a culture that fails fearlessly but fruitfully.
It’s a concept that has only gained more
relevance, especially in Silicon Valley. “Failure
can be an important and necessary step
towards achieving engineering success,” he
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isn’t the right idea; it may even be entirely
wrong and fail spectacularly. You have got to
be unafraid to test it and, if necessary, eject it,
scrape it out of the way, and try something
else.” The company says there are 200 live
R&D technology projects in the works.
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James Dyson seems to have been destined
for the life of disappointment and failures that
nearly every great entrepreneur endures.
He grew up in rural, post–World War II
Norfolk, where his father taught classics at a
private school. As a boy, he was pointed
toward the academic path. But his father’s
death from cancer when James was nine
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Drawing became his inner sanctum for
dealing with loss, while running up Norfolk’s
sand dunes became an outer expression of his
need to break away from any regimented life.
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Dyson headquarters
Malmesbury, UK
He became an artist and a track star —
perfectly useless in postwar Britain.
He found his life’s work, not to mention his
wife, at London’s Royal College of Art, where
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but little idea of what he’d do with it. At RCA
he studied furniture and then moved on to
interior design. His life would change when he
found a mentor in Jeremy Fry, a combination
industrialist and dreamer who spotted a fellow
traveller in Dyson. Fry assigned his student
intern an unusual task: design and then market
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emboldened with the notion that he could
design and sell imaginative products. His
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wheelbarrow, which he called the Ballbarrow.
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quickly turned the man into brand. The DC01
while a lack of balance makes it clumsy to use.
became a best-seller, and Dyson a symbol of
Dyson solved the problem by replacing the
British excellence. “Millions of people use
wheel with a large plastic ball that provided
contraptions daily that are hideously
perfect balance and wouldn’t rut your garden.
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At the same time, he improved the capacity by
them long-term damage,” he has said.
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“We realised that we could — and should
Then, the mother of invention would
— sort this situation out.” And so he did,
intervene to change everything. At the
adding more and varied vacuums — sticks,
Ballbarrow factory, Dyson had a constant
cordless handhelds and robotics — as well as
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hair and hand dryers to his portfolio.
machine used in plastics manufacturing. He
An EV, in his view, is a step up in size and
observed that saw mills solved a similar
complexity that’s well within Dyson’s
problem with sawdust through the use of a
capabilities. Appliances have motors and
cyclone tower that employs centrifugal force to
batteries; so do EVs. And his company is really
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almost 20 years, we have been developing new
down the sides, they could be easily collected
high-speed electric motors and we now make
in a bin at the bottom. Dyson
digital motors that are the fastest
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production electric motors in the
contraptions, so he built one.
world,” he says. “We’ve also been
His appliance epiphany came
developing batteries, and a few
when he realised that the same
years ago, we added a brilliant
technology could be applied to
team of scientists at an Ann
the humble vacuum cleaner —
Arbor–based company called
that he could replace all those
Sakti3, which has very interesting
vacuum bags that, by design,
solid-state battery technology.”
made vacuums lose suction.
He’s even inventing the
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inventors. With the U.K. facing a
years later, Dyson Ltd., owned
shortage of 1.8 million engineers
and operated by James Dyson,
by 2025, Dyson took matters into
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his own hands. “We opened the
the interim, he would be turned
Dyson Institute of Engineering
down by Black+Decker and
and Technology on our campus
screwed by would-be American
in Malmesbury,” he says. “The
and Japanese partners, his design
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would be mirrored by Amway,
engineers have joined Dyson to
and his product declined by
work toward their engineering
retailers who didn’t want to take
degree, while also gaining reala risk on unproven devices.
world engineering experience
Finally, having secured orders
working on live projects.” They
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are both full-time students and
he contracted to build the
full-time employees.
machine dropped him.
As Dyson tells it, the seeds of
Getting the DC01 to market
EVs were actually planted about
was an act of extreme
30 years ago, and are tied to
entrepreneurial perseverance for
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this artist turned product
I got hold of a U.S. Bureau of
designer. As he writes in his
Mines report which linked the
autobiography, Against the
exhaust fumes from diesel
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TOP: Sir James Dyson opens Invention Powerhouse at the
University of Cambridge; ABOVE: People walk by Tesla and
company directors rejected his
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Dyson stores at Oxford Street in London — Oxford Street has
bagless vacuum, telling him:
I
sent a small team to investigate
approximately half a million daily visitors and 320 stores
“But James... your idea can’t be
whether we could make a cyclonic
manufacturing setbacks that put him close to
any good. If there were a better kind of
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bankruptcy several times. Nearly 15 years
vacuum cleaner, Hoover or Electrolux would
system to trap nasty particulates. We did
elapsed before he could build his own machine
have invented it.”
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in his own factory. The Dual Cyclone was
Dyson had to suck up failure and
and met with car and truck manufacturers,
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disappointment again and again — he was
but they didn’t want the extra cost or the
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bother of disposing of the collected soot!”
superior the Dual Cyclone was to their
dopey directors — in the face of a nearly
Instead, we were doomed to generations
traditional Hoovers and Electroluxes, they
unending series of legal, business, and
of pollutants until EVs came along. ■
“FAILURE CAN BE
AN IMPORTANT AND
NECESSARY STEP
TOWARDS ACHIEVING
ENGINEERING
SUCCESS.”
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LANDof
FIRE & ICE
With glaciers, volcanoes, the northern lights, and these days, five-star
digs and a thriving food scene, what’s not to love about ICELAND?
BY
JUSTIN ROHRLICH
“Land of Fire and Ice” might sound a little overwrought, but it’s definitely
an apt nickname for an island built by volcanoes and covered in glaciers.
This contrast provides for some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on
the planet, as city-size glaciers carve their way through magnificent lava
fields and turquoise mineral waters and majestic waterfalls dot the landscape.
You can chill out in an ice cave or heat things up at a recently active volcano
— and experience it all in comfort and luxury. There’s a reason Iceland
has become the hottest tourist destination on earth.
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Geothermal baths are the heart and soul of the country’s frigid communities
The Vikings once enjoyed soaking in Iceland’s multitude of
volcanically heated geothermal pools, and modern Icelanders
proudly continue the tradition today. At the Laugarvatn Fontana
geothermal baths, the boiling water not only soothes bathers but
also powers a geothermal bakery on-site, where steaming loaves
of rye bread are made. Iceland also heats homes, schools, and
hospitals with the geothermal waters. Some of the best pools
include the iconic Blue Lagoon (pictured here), the Jarðböðin
Nature Baths, Landmannalaugar, Grettislaug, and Nauthólsvík
Geothermal Beach. But Iceland’s natural tubs are more than
just functional; think of them as aquatic town squares of a sort.
“Because of the weather, we don’t have proper plazas in the
Italian or French style,” writer Magnus Sveinn Helgason told the
New York Times last year. “Beer was banned in Iceland until
1989, so we don’t have the pub tradition of England or Ireland.”
You’ll find people in these bubbling hot springs at all hours; early
morning is an especially popular time to have a soak and catch
up with friends before work.
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Icy
HOT
Iceland’s tourism industry
is scorching — and finally
catching up to luxury demand...
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I
n the past decade, Iceland has gone from, well, a frozen island in the
middle of the Atlantic to one of the hottest tourism destinations in
the world. In 2010, fewer than half a million foreigners visited the
island, but thanks to annual increases of around 20 percent, the country’s
tourism board expects that number to reach nearly 2.37 million visitors
this year. To put that in perspective, in 2017 Iceland will see seven times
as many tourists as there are citizens of the country (334,000).
The tourism boom is the result of several factors: Icelandair’s
frequent layovers on transatlantic flights; the appeal of the country’s
Instagram-ready natural wonders; and Iceland’s star turn on Game of
Thrones. This influx has placed enormous stress on the small nation’s
infrastructure, and the hospitality industry has been overwhelmed. The
demand for premium accommodations has also soared, as backpackers
and budget adventure-seekers have been replaced by a more moneyed
class of visitors with expectations of luxury and world-class hospitality.
While still short of meeting demand, Iceland Ɩow boasts some
of the most coveted properties in the world, showcasing a flair for
Scandinavian minimalism with a five-star experience worthy of any
global luxury destination. Until recent decades, Reykjavík, the capital,
was a small, sleepy village. Even as it developed, skyscrapers never
materialised, and tall buildings are still rare. The closest you’ll get to
a property with an aerial view is Tower Suites, a collection of eight
exclusive units on the 20th floor of one of the tallest buildings in the city.
Located near tourist-friendly areas, many of the suites offer beds and
bathtubs that face floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular panoramic
views. The Trophy Lodge is an exclusive resort located beneath
Langjökull Glacier, by the same folks behind Tower Suites. Formerly
the private hunting retreat of chef and adventurer Jóhannes Stefánsson,
the Trophy Lodge has been transformed into one of the most exclusive
private properties anywhere, thanks in part to its top-notch dining,
custom spa treatments, and über-luxurious decor. If you can land a
reservation here, you’ll be in rare company; Bill Gates and Beyoncé
are among the property’s past guests.
A chic boutique option in Reykjavík is 101 Hotel, with its sharp
monochromatic color scheme and minimalist, Scandinavian-inflected
design. The in-house bar and restaurant are both well worth a visit.
Still among the most coveted rooms in the city are those in the 87-yearold Hotel Borg, a 99-room art deco property in the city center featuring
stellar service and comfort — a luxury experience honed since before
WWII. Currently under construction is Edition Hotel by Marriott
International. The company’s attempt at a luxury-lifestyle collection,
Edition promises to be an “anti–hotel chain,” in that each of the Edition
properties will be customised to fit its location, rather than hewing
to a consistent brand style. Located in the Austurhöfn (East Harbor)
neighborhood, Reykjavík’s up-and-coming hot spot, Edition will be
at the heart of a complex featuring a concert and conference center.
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Restaurant and the high-end spa Lava Cove, the Retreat is an extension
of the hyper-popular Blue Lagoon, a man-made attraction created
by collecting the mineral-rich “wastewater” from a nearby geothermal
power plant. The hotel’s aim is to “erase the boundaries between nature,
wellness, hospitality, and affluence,” a mission that was aided by an
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From the
GROUND UP
The Icelandic culinary scene has
flourished by starting over completely..
BY
N I C H O LAS G I L
For most of the 1,100 years since Iceland was settled, the island’s food
had more to do with surviving the long, sunless winters than it did with
making something that was remotely palatable. In order to eat when the
ground was frozen and the snow too thick to venture outside, fish was
pickled in whey or smoked with a combination of hay and dung. Then
there were rank foods like skata, or rotten skate, which would stink up
clothes so badly diners would have to toss them out afterward. Throw
in 500 years of Danish rule, which did little else but cause mass poverty
and suppress traditions, and the occasional volcanic eruption that killed
all crops and most livestock, and you have a culinary tradition that was so
confused and inefficient it needed to be rebuilt from the ground up.
Fast-forward to 2009, when fine dining in Reykjavík consisted
mostly of gimmicky tourist restaurants serving whale and puffin. Then
a restaurant called Dill opened and everything changed. Aligned with
the emerging New Nordic cuisine movement, it embraced traditional
methods like winddrying catfish and smoking lamb in dung, and
reintroduced native barley, dulse, and blue mussels into the Icelandic
diet. Dill is still going strong, and this year it earned the country’s first
Michelin star, even though founding chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason has
relocated to New York to run Noma cofounder Claus Meyer’s Grand
Central Station restaurant, Agern (which also boasts a Michelin star).
Gíslason still oversees a mini-empire of Reykjavík restaurants, including
Dill, which is now headed by chef Ragnar Eiríksson in a building in the
chic 101 neighborhood. The space, with stone walls and beamed ceilings
hung with drying fish, evokes a dark barn or fishing cottage, yet one
where progressive seven-course menus are served with natural wines.
Eiríksson has also launched a series of regularly sold-out themed
pop-ups called Matartíminn, held on uninhabited islands or focusing
on open-fire cooking. These days, you don’t have to go very far for an
excellent place to eat. For example, climb the stairs to the floor above
Dill and you’ll discover Hverfisgata 12, an unmarked eatery and bar
decorated like a carnival by set designer Hálfdán Pedersen, offering
CLOCKWISE (FROM LEFT): Sæmundur í Sparifötunum is Kex Hostel’s
in-house restaurant, serving “rough around the edges” Icelandic pub food
and a selection of beers; Appropriate for a country famous for its fishing
industry, Nord Austur offers expertly prepared sushi and mussels sourced
from local fishermen on Iceland’s eastern coast
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Reykjavík bistro Matur og Drykkur offers a fresh take on Icelandic cuisine,
preparing traditional dishes with new and inventive twists.
eclectic gourmet pizzas and small plates like fried duck eggs with coppa,
cauliflower, Ísbúi cheese, and fennel. Go one more flight up and there’s a
branch of Danish cult beer bar Mikkeller & Friends. “Lately we’ve been
seeing higher-end restaurants changing their concepts or even closing,”
Gíslason says. “More and more restaurants are focusing on casual, fun,
and cheaper meals.” You’ll find elevated Icelandic home cooking at
bistro Matur og Drykkur, and a decent pan-fried cod in burnt butter
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stands (Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, to name one) and the lobster soup at
Saegreifinn are still worth trying, but the all-around quality of eating
in Reykjavík has improved considerably.
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like Sandholt and Brauð & Co that are experimenting with ancient
grains, as well as 10 small restaurants in a new food hall in the former
Hlemmur bus station. “We obviously have a huge increase in the
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lively gastropub Sæmundur í Sparifötunum inside of Kex, a hostel in
an old biscuit factory on the Reykjavík waterfront, which also produces
its own line of craft beers. “As a country boy, I am also really happy to
see better restaurants opening in the countryside.” During the summer,
catch a short flight or ferry to the tiny volcanic island of Heimaey off
the south coast, where chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson and his family
run a seasonal restaurant called Slippurinn in an old shipyard machine
workshop. Wild herbs and seaweeds are foraged around the island,
while he picks up fish next door at the market for dishes like whole
cooked cod head and langoustines with sea truffles.
In the fishing village of Seyðisfjörður on the east coast, try Nord
Austur, a sushi restaurant that’s named after the direction of the wind
and works with local fishermen. Despite Reykjavík’s raucous nightlife
scene, up until 10 years ago it was impossible to find a decent drink.
That has quickly changed, as a new fleet of colorful drinking dens,
such as Geiri Smart and Slippbarinn, have opened. In addition to
internationally known vodka brands, bartenders are working with
Icelandic microdistilleries to turn local flavors into their own spirits.
The Foss Distillery uses Icelandic birch to produce a liqueur and a
schnapps, Björk and Birkir, respectively, while Eimverk Distillery makes
a pot-distilled gin with botanicals like angelica root and creeping thyme
and single-malt whiskeys with Icelandic barley. “Drinking has become
one of the national pastimes in Iceland,” says Ólafur Örn Ólafsson,
who recently opened the bar and live-music venue Rosenberg.
“Most people still do their binge drinking at home before going
to bars, but more and more craft beer and cocktail bars are opening.
For example, imported beer has lost most of its market share to locally
brewed craft beers, most of which are well above mediocre.” Beer was
prohibited until 1989, but has quickly rebounded, taking advantage
of the country’s pristine, glacier-fed water supply. There are dozens of
microbreweries around the country, from tiny Borg in Reykjavík, with
its sheep-dung-smoked Imperial stout, which won the gold medal at this
year’s European Beer Star competition, to the rural Ölvisholt Brugghús,
which runs tours of its farmhouse brewery in the south of the country.
Then there is Steðja microbrewery in West Iceland, which makes a beer
with a whale testicle, butchered according to tradition and then salted
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ROCKY ROADS
To explore Iceland, you need the right wheels. Not any vehicle
will do — the country’s brutal terrain can inflict more damage
than your supplemental liability insurance can cover. To
reach Iceland’s wonders, a more rugged ride is needed: the
Super Jeep. Complete with suspension, tires, and powertrain
designed for the toughest terrain (volcanic rock, ice fields,
etc.), the Super Jeep, which is offered by many of the country’s
guided tour facilitators, can take you to the top of a volcano
or the base of a glacier in relative comfort. The term applies
not only to Jeeps, as heavily modified Land Rover Defenders
and Toyota Land Cruisers are also included in this category
of adventure vehicles. —KG
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Iceland remains one of the world’s best undiscovered heli-skiing destinations
Before overfishing put an end to its proud run, Siglufjörður was
known as the herring capital of the world. Today, this tiny burg
of some 1,200 hardy souls near the Arctic Circle is considered
one of the best places on the planet for heli-skiing. Climb into a
chopper and be at the summit of a pristine 5,000-foot peak in
less than five minutes. In late spring, the sun shines — and the
skiing continues — until nearly midnight. Up here on Iceland’s
Troll Peninsula, where local folklore has it that Iceland’s last
living troll was killed by an angry farmer in 1764, the snow also
lasts longer than it tends to elsewhere. This means you can
ski all the way down to the black volcanic beach at the base
of the mountain well into June. (The season starts in March.)
There are a number of outfitters in town; Arctic Heli Skiing
(info@arcticheliskiing.com) and Viking Heliskiing (info@
vikingheliskiing.com) offer packages lasting from two to
seven days. Virgin snow awaits. —JR
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DEEP
DIVIDE
The Silfra fissure offers one of the most
dramatic diving experiences on earth...
Tucked within Thingvellir National Park is one of Iceland’s most
incredible natural wonders. The Silfra fissure is a crack that formed
between the North American and Eurasian continental plates, and it’s
filled with some of the clearest and cleanest water on the planet. It’s also
a bucket-list item for any serious scuba diver. The fissures formed when
the two plates moved away from each other 150 million years ago at a
rate of around two centimeters per year. At the Silfra fissure, the water
is so clear that divers can see clearly for 100 metres or more. A natural
current “cleans out” any disturbed sediment and discourages animal life,
leaving only the unusual algae that provide splashes of blues and greens.
At certain spots divers can actually touch both walls, connecting the two
continents with their hands. —KG
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KINGDOM
of the NORTH
Iceland features prominently on HBO’s Game of
Thrones, and tour providers are catching on
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’re already well acquainted with Iceland,
even if you don’t know it. Not only is one of the show’s iconic characters
an Iceland native (“The Mountain” is played by former World’s Strongest
Man contestant Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), but many of the series’ most
recognisable locations are found here as well. Several local tour companies
can take you to them. Thrones fans might recognise Grjótagjá lava cave near
Lake Mývatn, which served as the secret love nest for future “King in the
North” Jon Snow and his love interest, Ygritte. Vatnajökull National Park,
home to the largest glacier in all of Europe, served as the setting for the area
north of the Wall. Thingvellir National Park is also a popular stop on the
GoT route; It was used as the location for the wildling camp. For the full
experience, we recommend the Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall tour by
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locations, and it’s led by local expert Jon Thor Benediktsson, who served as
a guide for the film crew. Beware the White Walkers in comfort and style with
luxury travel company Zicasso, which offers a customisable Game of Thrones
Season Seven tour, beginning at US$4,390 for a seven-day excursion. —KG
CLOCKWISE (FROM TOP LEFT): More than 245 feet tall, the spire of the Hallgrímskirkja Church serves as one of Reykjavík’s most famous landmarks
and, because it’s visible from most of the city, a useful navigation tool. Located on top of Öskjuhlíð Hill in Reykjavík, Perlan was built in 1988 by Ingimundur
Sveinsson. Constructed atop six huge tanks that serve as the city’s reservoir, the glass dome has become an iconic part of the city’s identity; The awardwinning Harpa Concert Hall features a multicolored glass facade and was the only major building constructed during the economic recession that halted
all other major projects on the island. A house designed by PKdM Arkitektar combines modern design with Scandinavian elements, and sits on a hill
overlooking the glacial valley of the Hvítá River, two hours outside of Reykjavík
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WOMEN OF THE WORLD
RUSSIAN
DOLLS
Sure, the FIFA World Cup may be the
big deal in Russia this month, but once you
meet SEREBRO, the country’s sexiest
pop threesome, you may just forget
football’s biggest event ever happened…
A N T O N Z E M LYA N O Y
IGOR CHER-SKY
I R I N A V O L K O VA
P H OTO G R A P H E D BY
I NTE RVI EW BY
STYLE D BY
FROM LEFT:
Katya Kischuk,
Olga Seryabkina
and Polina
Favorskaya
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fter being discovered in the
2007 Eurovision contest, the
first iteration of Serebro, led
by long-standing member
Olga Seryabkina, dropped
a string of catchy Europop
hits from their sexuallycharged second album,
Mama Lover and put
their beauty on full
display in the head-turning video for
their hit, “My Money”.
As Serebro continues to blow up,
now’s a good as time as any to fall in
love with current group members Olga
Seryabkina, Polina Favorskaya and
Katya Kischuk and possibly make their
high-energy brand of Europop your
new guilty pleasure. As Olga explains,
“Unlike our previous clips, ‘My Money’
does not carry a philosophical load
and does not make you think. It’s easy,
clear and designed for happiness and
dancing.” Sounds good to us!
Serebro have a loyal following in
their homeland and never disappoint
them. “Our fans don’t want to leave our
concerts, so we always give them the
maximum performance,” says Polina.
“Say if one of our concerts only goes for
an hour we often give them another half
an hour to sing an encore.” Katya adds,
“We like to give people joy and the more
people like it, the more joyful it is for us
to give it to them.”
So what inspired this gorgeous trio
to travel to the Russian town of AbrauDyurso and wear this white wedding
wardrobe for this photo shoot? “Firstly,
it’s an amazingly interesting place,”
explains Polina. “There’s the sea, the
lake, the vineyards, the ancient Golitsyn
tunnels and you can even take a bath
with champagne. Secondly, I wanted to
shoot in wedding dresses — the general
romance of the place just suited us.
We’re all not married but every girl just
wants to try on this stuff at least once.
And then it started to get hot, we started
to undress and from the vineyards we
went smoothly into the sea.” Of course,
being three extremely beautiful babes,
not everything went as smoothly as
they’d like during the outdoor shoot.
“It was lucky it was Autumn and there
was nobody on the beach,” says Olga.
“However, after a while, the cars passing
by began to sound their horns and stop.
Even a couple of fishermen, who in the
distance were catching something,
suddenly decided to fish near us.”
Who could blame them, right?
Sure these ladies were a little
concerned with the adoring males,
but we’re a little concerned about their
answers when we ask them: what makes
you most happy in life? “I really love the
experience and thrill of riding on a roller
coaster and similar attractions. I adore
adrenaline,” says Polina. “Food!” squeals
Katya. “I feel mad pleasure from it and
I devour anything I eat, but my second
source of happiness is falling in love
– there is nothing steeper than when
someone likes you madly and you think
only of him.” And Olga? “I like when
I have everything in order,” she reveals.
“I take pleasure in the fact that I have no
unfinished business. For example, when
a light bulb blows in my house I will not
rest until I replace it.” Party on, ladies! ■
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“THE MORE
PEOPLE LIKE IT,
THE MORE JOYFUL
IT IS FOR US TO
GIVE IT TO THEM.”
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WOMEN OF THE WORLD
“IT STARTED TO GET HOT, WE STARTED TO UNDRESS
AND FROM THE VINEYARDS WE WENT SMOOTHLY INTO THE SEA.”
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MUSIC
THE
X FACTOR
Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, XAVIER RUDD, releases his
ninth studio album Storm Boy this month and is here to take us through it track by track…
1. “WALK AWAY”: Sometimes we cling onto things
emotionally for much longer than it we should from the
fear of uncertainty of whether we’ll truly be able to hold
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7. “BEST THAT I CAN”: Life is complicated and we
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circumstances are unfathomable to another and some
are simple. No matter where, why or how we end up,
we can really only strive to do the best we can.
2. “KEEP IT SIMPLE”: Imagine if the whole world
remembered how to work this road together and how to
focus our attention solely on the planet that we’re messing.
8. “FEET ON THE GROUND”: Got my feet on the
ground again, found my place and I’m here to stay and
what I see I will give to you.
3. “STORM BOY”: Kookaburra calls just like he knows
and I call right back yes I’m home, he’s been with me, he’s
watched me grow through the rainy days and the rocky
roads. Now everybody smiles in the setting sun and sighs
with contentment when the day is done, hand in hand
with the one you love feeling blessed by the magic of the
moon above. We’re just living in this beautiful world.
9. “GROWTH LINES”: Sometimes to love someone
you have to let them go. The true test is to be able to let
them go with love.
4. “HONEYMOON BAY”: Inspired by the rock art and
dreaming stories of the ancient Kimberley, it’s important
to remember that the magic lives on and each day we are
creating our own dreaming stories to be passed down
through time and to be honoured with pride and intuitive
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5. “FLY ME HIGH”: The most potent wisdom arrives
through the greatest struggles. To take these tests in life
and to understand them when the storm has passed over,
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we truly make the right choices in honour of our hearts
and build a secure fence around them with a clear gateway
to the purest love.
6. “GATHER THE HANDS”: This touches on the
weight of oppression forced on indigenous cultures
around the world.
10. “TRUE TO YOURSELF”: Man on the street with
his cardboard box, feeding his dog with his change. Told
me he loved her with all his heart and without her he’d
never be the same. Sometimes at night when I close my
eyes I think of them cold in the rain, as long as he’s holding
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11. “BEFORE I GO”: Before I go can I hold you close.
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those lonely nights that I just need you by my side.
12. “TRUE LOVE”: I had this song idea for years and
something was keeping me from writing any lyrics, but
I knew it was special. Eventually I wrote it for my wife and
sang it at our wedding but its frame was with me long
before I met her.
13. “TIMES LIKE THESE”: I believe in the people
standing tall in times like these, hands raised with
intentions to heal the world.
XAVIER RUDD’S ALBUM
STORM BOY IS OUT NOW
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“IMAGINE IF THE
WHOLE WORLD
REMEMBERED HOW
TO WORK THIS
ROAD TOGETHER
AND HOW TO
FOCUS OUR
ATTENTION
SOLELY ON THE
PLANET THAT
WE’RE MESSING.”
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H E A LT H
FERTILITY FIT
Thinking about starting a family? Leading fertility specialist, DR. RAEWYN TEIRNEY,
offers holistic hints to ensure your sperm is at its healthiest and swimming strongly...
It takes two to tango in the baby making stakes, but
this doesn’t just apply when you’re between the sheets.
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healthiest to ensure the best chances of conception.
CHECK YOUR HEALTH
Have regular check-ups with your GP and ensure any
existing, hereditary or potential health problems are
under control.
CHECK YOUR MEDS
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of sperm. Check with your GP if you’re taking regular
meds and planning a family.
KEEP IT COOL
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to produce sperm. Avoid exposure to excess heat,
such as spas, saunas and hot baths.
STOP SMOKING
There are myriad reasons to stop this bad habit, but top
of the list in this case would have to be that it negatively
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reach its destination, by a process called oxidative stress.
This basically means it’s damaging your sperm’s ability
to function optimally and do the job nature intended.
LOSE THE BEER
Yep, sorry to say, but excess consumption of alcohol has
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lower your chances of conception when trying for a baby.
Keep your consumption to two standard drinks a day.
LOSE THE BEER BELLY
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so watch what you eat and get plenty of exercise to
ensure you maintain a healthy Body Mass Index BMI).
Research shows it is much harder to conceive when
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and to purchase
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either the man or woman
has a BMI greater than
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so when greater than 30.
DITCH DRUGS
Taking recreational
drugs isn’t just harmful
to your general health, it’s
detrimental to the health
of your sperm. It may also
impair your sex drive and
can lead to impotency.
EAT YOUR
GREENS
A well-balanced diet
provides the body with
all the essential vitamins
and minerals it needs to
encourage healthy sperm
production. Be sure to
eat lean protein with each
meal, lots of nutritious
whole foods and load
up on antioxidant-dense
vegetables and fruits.
Clinical studies show that men who eat antioxidant
rich food have improved sperm numbers and
improved swimmers.
SUPPLEMENT IT
Consider taking a vitamin supplements rich in
antioxidants — vitamin C, E, Selenium, Zinc, Garlic
— which supports male fertility and sperm health.
WORK IT OUT
Get regular exercise. It will help with general wellbeing,
maintaining a healthy weight, reducing stress and
perhaps improve sex drive, especially as you see your
body improving physically and you look better naked.
GET IT ON
Forget the theory that you need to abstain to build
up sperm count. Regular ejaculation actually helps
to improve sperm quality. The belief is that sperm
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to be damaged by free radicals. So go for it, fellas. ■
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men in the sex performance wars. It seems some Australian men excel at a fast sprint while others excel
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MASTURBATE
Most men, at one time or another, ejaculate
earlier than they would like to which isn’t
usually a huge concern — but it’s a bonus if
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before meeting up with a sexual partner may
sound like a silly idea but what would be
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sexual penetration. It takes all men longer
to climax the second time around — and
you’ll be sure to impress her! So, clear the
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sex session energetic and in top form.
FOREPLAY
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dump your junk but some added foreplay
allows you to last longer. Foreplay will also
help you to build the sexual tension which
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are all welcome during this fun state of play.
SHALLOW PENETRATION
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that requires full penetration is a big
no-no if you’re trying to delay ejaculation.
It’s best to opt for positions that create
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CHANGE OF PACE
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deep thrusting is f—king hot. Unfortunately,
it’s going to encourage ejaculation more
promptly. For endurance sex, quieten the
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highly erotic — it’s just not the wham-bamthank-you-mam kinda sex.
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allowing you to maintain an erection for a
longer period of time. There are basic cock
rings — which is what I would suggest you
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cZ WcW_ f]b[g h\Uh \UjY U`` h\Y VY``g UbX
k\]gh`Yg ]bW`iX]b[ j]VfUh]b[ UbX VYUXYX"
Get online and do your research. Find out
what is going to work best for you, your
body and your sexual situation.
THINK OF BORING STUFF
When you’re on the precipice of ejaculation
think of something boring like paint drying,
Australian politics or Malcolm Turnbull’s
sex life. I assure you that you’ll last the full
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your head.
USE CONDOMS
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transmitted diseases, they decrease
sensations in the penis which helps
to delay orgasm.
Lasting longer in the sack is a
common desire for many men
globally, but before reaching for
pharmaceutical drugs, creams
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these drug-free suggestions
UhYgh!fibƄfgh" ■
Vanessa de
Largie is an
Australian actress,
sex columnist and
freelance journalist
based in London
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SEX
LAUNCH OFF!
Introducing the impressive fully-automated male masturbator
that connects you to the interactive and virtual reality world...
If you’re a sex-toy enthusiast you’ll know that the
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aid, which is used by inserting the penis into its opening.
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as well as the plastic case that houses the sleeve, the
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Its designer Steve Shubin describes it as a “device
for discreet sperm collection” and the inner sleeve is
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representing a variety of ethnicities.
And now, things just got a whole lot more interesting
with the release of the ultimate accessory — the Fleshlight
Launch powered by Kiiroo. Simply mount your
Fleshlight into the Launch and connect to the medium
of your choice to take your sexual experience into the
interactive world. When a connected device is inserted
into the body, the touch sensors signal to the Launch
mimicking intercourse in real-time. Who wouldn’t like to
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experience for manual use or by connecting your toy
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more, VR Goggles were made for this. Simply strap on
your favourite pair of VR Goggles, connect the Launch
via bluetooth and watch specially encoded videos —
every stroke and thrust you see on screen is duplicated
by the Launch, immersing you in explosive action! ■
THE
REVIEWS
ARE IN…
The Fleshlight Launch
allows users to go where
no man has gone before
by syncing your Fleshlight
with a variety of content
such as encoded videos,
virtual reality, games and
webcams. Here’s what a
few discerning lads had to
say after road testing it…
IT’S A MUST BUY!
“Fantastic product to say
the least. If you own a
Fleshlight you have to have
the Launch. I don’t bother
with my girlfriend unless
she starts it. The launch is
the same or better is some
cases than the real thing.
Especially after you use
it a few times and get
used to it. I’ve only used it
in manual mode which
is how I prefer it.
– Curt V.
LAUNCH ME
TO THE MOON!
“Whomever invented
this has a brilliant mind.
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thing with no headaches,
arguments or promises.”
– James H.
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The full wrap-up of everything happening this month in the world of video games...
BY
CHRIS STEAD
OnRush
PLATFORM: PC, XBO, PS4 RELEASE: JUNE 5
Detroit:
Become Human
PLATFORM: PS4 RELEASE: MAY 25
The work of developer Quantic Dream
(Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) certainly
isn’t for everyone, but fƗr the “gaming is art”
fraternity, and those who push gaming as
the premier medium for storytelling, they’re
considered classics. This latest effort,
Detroit: Become Human, casts us 20-years
into the future where the world looks
relatively familiar, except for the glowing
temples on some of the occupants. These
are androids, almost-perfect human replicas
tasked with doing chores considered
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of the game you assume the role of three
different androids, seeing the world from
their perspective as they begin to explore
the possibilities of branching away from their
programming. Like previous Quantic games,
the gameplay is measured, contemplative
and driven by quick-time events. While true
to form, it asks you to direct where the story
goes, making challenging narrative decisions
that make you question your ethics and view
of the world. Truly unique.
Most recently, legendary developer
Codemasters has been focused on realism,
delivering titles like GRID, Dirt Rally and the
F1 games. In <[?b`U, however, the shackles
come off. A pure arcade-racer, this is the kind
of game where you gain boost by slamming into
opponents and performing stunts. The action
unfolds over huge environments of varied terrain, asking you to deal with obstacles while finding
the best racing line. Surprisingly, the chequered flag isn’t the goal here, and instead it’s all about
accumulating points for you team. There are four modes of play, each inventive and focused in on
multiplayer fun. There are even buffs, moves and varied abilities to try across each of the eight car
classes – ranging from bikes to buggies to enforcers. You can switch between these mid-race after
you crash, and you’re respawned straight into the thick of the 24-vehicle action, ensuring the long
cross-country races never get dull. Most importantly, despite this over-the-top flair, the mechanics
are underpinned by the same game engine that drives Codemasters best-in-class race sims!
State of Decay 2
PLATFORM: XBO, PC RELEASE: MAY 22
An open-world zombie survival game, the original State of Decay (2013)
explored your ability to be a Rick Grimes, leading a group through all
the challenges and people politics of the zombie apocalypse. It gained
a cult following that snowballed into something more mainstream on
the back of its smart combination of shooting, stealth, strategy and
role-playing mechanics. This sequel adds an element of Left 4 Dead to
The Walking Dead setting through four-player co-op. As a team, you’ve
got more support when it comes to stocking up your supplies, managing
and upgrading your settlement and otherwise keeping people fed and alive.
However, you also make more noise, making teamwork on those scavenging
raids all the more vital. There’s a balancing act here to using stealth and
melee, and retaining your stamina, before the guns come out and everything
gets crazy. With permadeath on the table and a host of friends back at camp
depending on you, State of Decay 2 tiptoes around and frequently treads
on the panic button, making for thrilling and unique zombie action.
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DARK SOULS REMASTERED (XBO, PS4, PC, SWITCH):
While the Dark Souls series and the work of developer
From Software has gone on to become hugely popular,
when the original was released in 2011 it was niche and
more of a cult classic. It’s since gone on to spawn a whole
genre and way of play focused on challenge, strategy and
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a treat and includes the DLC and multiplayer.
HITMAN EXPERIENCE (PC, PS4, XBO):
The sandbox, stealth-driven assassination gameplay of
the Hitman series might be an acquired taste, but for
truly assume the role of Agent 47, it’s an addictive and
thrilling way to play. The most recent Hitman took a
revolutionary approach, releasing slowly as separate
episodes over a “season.” It wasn’t the way many fans
wanted to play, but this rerelease packs every episode,
all the DLC and a tonne of extra challenges into one
huge, all-consuming box.
DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE (SWITCH):
Nintendo’s Wii U console may have seen little love, but it
did receive some of the best games of the last generation.
An undeniable classic was the return of Donkey Kong
Country. A pitch perfect execution of a side-scrolling
platformer, it’s full of invention, charm, detail and —
perhaps surprisingly — challenge. It looks better than
ever on Switch, and is a must-own for old-school gamers.
SEGA MEGA DRIVE CLASSICS (XBO, PS4):
Relive the glory days in this all-encompassing collection
of over 50 titles from Sega’s early to mid-nineties heyday.
Modern conveniences such as anytime saving, rewind and
online multilayer add a bit of flair, but really, its nostalgia
on show here. Play through the games in famous series
like Golden Axe, Wonder Boy, Alex Kidd, Phantasy Star,
ToeJam & Earl, Virtua Fighter, Sonic the Hedgehog,
Streets of Rage and more.
GO LOCAL
If you’re looking to support a local developer this month, we
recommend City of Brass (PC, XBO, PS4) by Canberra-based
outfit Uppercut Games. The team is made up of ex-BioShock developers,
and there are hallmarks of that classic in this first-person roguelike. You’re
challenged with using your wits, a whip and a sword to navigate a desolate,
Arabian city filled with the spirits of the damned in the hope of reaching the
treasure at its centre. Each challenging playthrough is randomly generated,
and full of booby traps, power-ups and ambushes. Addictive and fun.
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24 HOU RS TO LI V E
“OH,
THEY
ARE ALL
GOING
TO DIE
BEFORE
ME.”
ICE
CUBE
AS HE TOURS SYDNEY
THIS MONTH, THE
LEGENDARY RAPPER,
ACTOR, PRODUCER
AND FILMMAKER
TELL S US HOW HE’D
SPEND HIS FINAL
DAY ON EARTH...
How do you want to die?
On the Mothership with
George Clinton.
Do you have any deathbed
confessions?
Yes. That’s all you get — yes.
What’s your last meal?
Pussy.
You going to Heaven or Hell?
To be determined.
What do you say to God or the
Devil wherever you end up?
“What’s cranking? What’s up for
the night? Y’all got ESPN?”
What’s the craziest thing that
ever happened during your
NWA days?
We got chased off the stage in
Cincinnati and when I ran out of the
building I ende0d up hitchhiking
with some fans just to get back to
the hotel – and we were running
from the police and shit, no security,
nobody else I knew was around.
So, while I’m thinking I’m by myself
and in trouble, I see some fans and
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jump into a car with a bunch of
strangers. It was some crazy shit.
Which legendary people will
you hang with in the afterlife?
Besides Jesus, I would kick it in
the afterlife with Bob Marley.
What would I say to him?
“Hey, roll one. Let’s go.”
What would you have said
to Eazy-E if you managed to
chat to him before he died?
It would’ve been something along
the lines of, “Man, what you doing
in here? Get yo’ ass up. You ain’t
about to lay up in here and…
nah, this ain’t gonna happen,
man. We need you to get better.”
I never thought in a million years
that he would pass away. Even
that day I went to see him I still
thought he would come out of it.
I never thought his life was hours
away from being over.
What’s the first thing you
say to him in the afterlife?
“I wish you could’ve stayed
a little while longer.”
To whom on Earth do you
owe an apology and why?
Ah… shit. Let’s see… ah, there’s
probably a few people, a long list
in fact, that I’d need to apologise
to. Too many to mention just one.
What’s the best lyric you ever
wrote in your time on Earth?
F–k the police coming straight from
the underground / A young nigga
got it bad ’cause I’m brown.
What’s the greatest Ice Cube
scene that never made saw
the light of day?
That’s a tough one, but I wrote a
movie called Public Enemy. It’s not
about the group Public Enemy it’s
about what people would call a
public enemy, and I would love
for it to make it to the screen.
What’s the dumbest thing
you ever did on Earth?
Wow, that’s a hard one. Oh wait,
I almost burned my house down.
What are your friends
saying over your casket?
Hopefully they are saying,
“Man, he lived a full life.”
What are the former
members of NWA saying
over your casket?
Oh, they are all going
to die before me.
What’s written on
your tombstone?
“Gangsta Gangsta”.
Got any last words?
F–k all, y’all. ■
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