Shenzhen by Range Rover Sport PHEV
| A first drive in the new Range Rover Evoque
| Mid-century modernist architecture in Germany
| George Bamford on what makes true luxury
| Meet moon-walker Charlie Duke
| Carnival subculture in Brazil
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08 26 08_ROUND-UP From luxurious new hotels and world events to travel tips and trends, here’s our curated pick of the coolest things to see, try and experience 20_PREVIEW An automotive icon is set to make an epic comeback. The new Land Rover Defender is on its way – get a first glimpse of it in testing 22_NEW MODELS The design of the original Range Rover Evoque helped make it a huge success. Now, the newgeneration model is set to carry the torch further C O N T E N T S 26_DRIVE Motoring journalist Ken Gibson gets behind the wheel of the all-new Evoque in the buzzing Greek capital, to file an exclusive driving impression 32_PERSONALITIES Edgy and effortlessly cool, top British fashion model Adwoa Aboah symbolises London. She tells us about what shapes her, and why she loves this dynamic city 34_DESIGN Fabled modernist architect Richard Neutra’s Californian work is renowned; his European creations, less so. We drive a Velar to one of his projects in Germany ISSUE 38 40_VOYAGES Legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes recreates his 1969 Nile expedition: this time with actor Joseph Fiennes, and a Land Rover Discovery 44_EXPLORERS Only four human beings alive today have set foot on the Moon. Marking 50 years since the first lunar landing, we meet one of them: the astronaut Charlie Duke 48_FRONTIERS Personal travel to space now no longer seems like a sci-fi plotline. We look at Virgin Galactic’s plans to send paying passengers into space – within months 50_TRAVEL What’s driving the shift from ‘Made in China’ to ‘Created in China’? The ambitious thinkers we met when visiting Shenzhen in a Range Rover Sport PHEV 58_CRAFTSMANSHIP George Bamford has a booming business in customising fine watches, and a genuine passion for Land Rovers. We interview him – off-road, of course 62_CULTURE Rio’s famous carnival dazzles, but behind the curtains is a unique subculture. Filmmaker Ben Holman explains the phenomenon of Bate Bola PHOTOGRAPHY: VANDER ARMANDO, STUDIO SCHNABEL, STEFEN CHOW, NEIRIN JONES Editor in Chief David Barnwell Senior Editor Sachin Rao Senior Art Director Dan Delaney Art Editor Salman Naqvi Designer Thomas Saible Photo Director Elina Gathof Production Director Marie Bressem Business Director Moray McLaren Account Manager Adrianna Juraszek Market and Production Manager Hannah McDonald MD Production Unit Dr. Markus Schönmann. For Land Rover: Marketing Communications Senior Manager Jim Matthews Marketing Communications Manager Hannah Dixon
50 62 66_HERITAGE A rusty old Range Rover unearthed by Land Rover Classic Works proved to harbour a surprise. We trace a journey with a poignant soundtrack 70_INNOVATION When beautiful design meets innovative thinking, a legacy is born. We celebrate the latest annual winners of the Land Rover BORN Awards 74_PIONEERS Wasfia Nazreen scales mountains – not just the famed Seven Summits, but also challenging social issues. Meet the firebrand climber and activist 76_THE ESSAY What lies beneath? According to fossil-hunter Ken Lacovara, the best stories of all. Ken takes us deep into the Earth itself, in his trademark vivid style 78_COLUMN Polar explorer Ben Saunders recollects his journeys in a Land Rover Discovery, and reflects on what makes adventures truly memorable C O N T R I B U T O R S MICHAEL SCHNABEL The award-winning German landscape photographer’s distinctive visual style reflects his flair for sensory drama. For this issue, Michael captured the new Range Rover Evoque in Athens, skilfully conveying both their lively personalities. VAISHALI DINAKARAN A noted Indian motorsport journalist – she was recently awarded by the Guild of Motoring Writers – Vaishali specialises in evocative, passionate pen-portraits. The Berlinbased writer met US astronaut Charlie Duke for this issue. LUKE PONSFORD This London-based lifestyle and motoring writer is mad about cars, watches and classic design. So it was Christmas come early as he first drove a Range Rover Velar to a modernist house, and then interviewed a petrolhead watch customiser. STEFEN CHOW The acclaimed Malaysian-born, Beijing-based photographer’s work ranges from commercial shoots for global brands to personal gallery ‘projects with social conscience’. Here, Stefen brings our travel story on the Chinese city of Shenzhen to life. Onelife magazine is published by Spark44 Ltd, The White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF, UK on behalf of Land Rover, Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry CV3 4LF. Copyright Spark44 Ltd. 2019. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without the written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed are those of the author and not Land Rover. While every care is taken compiling the contents of Onelife magazine, specifications, features and equipment shown in this magazine are subject to change and may vary by country. All necessary permissions were obtained for film and photography in restricted access areas, and information was correct at time of going to print. For additional vehicle information, contact your authorised Land Rover retailer. Please drive responsibly on- and off-road. This magazine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations, and cannot accept any responsibility for them. 7
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In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.