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Nike’s auto-laced future
TechCrunch

Why does the world need a self-lacing shoe? Haven’t you heard of Velcro? How will you tie your shoes when the Wi-Fi is down? That’s the gist of the instant response I got when I mentioned the new Adapt BB, a shoe from Nike with, yes, powered laces that tighte… more…

From ‘new look’ to royal appointment: the Christian Dior legacy
The Guardian (AU)

A major new exhibition at the V&A showcases the fashion pioneer’s brilliance and his love affair with all things British Fashion is an expression of faith. In this world of ours, that seeks to give away its secrets one by one, that feeds on false confidences … more…

CBD Is Just the Beginning of the Limitless Opportunities of Legal Hemp
Greenentrepreneur.com

Everybody is excited about CBD now but the potential of hemp as a basic material is immense over the long term. more…

Looms with a view: weavers give ancient craft a modern twist
The Guardian (AU)

From spun metal to twisted horse hair, these four women are finding new platforms for an old craft From gallery spaces to Instagram, practitioners of the ancient craft of handweaving are finding new platforms for their work. This, coupled with a growing appre… more…

Scottish shopping centre up for sale with reserve price of £1
The Guardian (AU)

Plight of the Postings in Kirkcaldy shows crisis facing bricks-and-mortar retailers It’s the kind of price tag usually associated with discount stores such as Poundland, but an entire Scottish shopping centre is to go under the hammer with a reserve price of … more…

6 Retro Trends That Are Starting to Stage a Comeback
Apartmenttherapy.com

What goes around, comes around—at least when it comes to home design. On the one hand, some seasonal motifs never die. Every fall plaid makes a comeback, and spring is never not florals galore (groundbreaking, I know). But even beyond that, there are some tre… more…

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Creating A Hygge Home This Winter
Freshome.com

Now that cooler temperatures are upon us, it’s the perfect time to embrace hygge design. Pronounced “hoo-gah,” the Danish word means “comfort” and who couldn’t use more of that? With that in mind, we’ve decided to bring you our best tips for creating a hygge … more…

Evolving Style: From Studio Space to Home Base
Designsponge.com

Last fall, in our first Evolving Style feature, we took you inside the LA condo of new parents Stephanie Liu Hjelmeseth and her husband Kyle. Through a photo series showing off their previous and current homes, the pair walked us through each of the ways havi… more…

Mission Workshop: Winter Update + 2 New Bags
Abduzeedo.com

Mission Workshop: Winter Update + 2 New Bags AoiroStudio Jan 18, 2019 Our friends from Mission Workshop have been sending us some really cool updates including a Winter update including MW World's most advanced insulated coat - The Watchman, MW The Northmar J… more…

What's Behind the Rise of Upcycled Garments?
Fashionista.com

The fashion industry is notorious for its massive waste problem; the big business is frequently called out for being one of the largest polluters globally. According to The New York Times, nearly three-fifths of all clothing ends up in incinerators or landfil… more…

50 Old British Dialect Words We Should Bring Back
Mentalfloss.com

9. CRUMPSY: Short-tempered and irritable. more…

10 Endangered Alphabets You Should See Before It's Too Late
Mentalfloss.com

A Vermont-based writer is cataloguing rare scripts that are disappearing due to political conflicts and globalization. more…

kolor Launches Limited Run of Asymmetric Sportswear
Hypebeast.com

kolor's Junichi Abe, husband to sacai's Chitose Abe, has displayed a penchant for toying with sportswear convention via his continuing adidas collaborations. kolor's upcoming release, however, is a mainline production, with textiles exclusively designed in-ho… more…

Cav Empt Unveils Its SS19 Futuristic-Dytopian Garms With a Multisided Lookbook
Hypebeast.com

Following up its inaugural Spring/Summer 2019 drop, Cav Empt recently unveiled the full collection with a repeating lookbook. The new range of seasonal futuristic-dystopian garms is defined by cyberpunk and consumerism-informed graphics, all accented by dyed … more…

Buzz Rickson and Porter Come Together for a MA-1-Inspired Backpack
Hypebeast.com

Buzz Rickson and Porter Yoshida come together to share its love for militaria and quality craftsmanship. Taking inspiration from the MA-1 flight jacket, Buzz Rickson enlists its knowledge in time-tested textiles and metal hardware, and combines that with Port… more…

Gucci Heads to the Archaeological Parks of Herculaneum & Pompeii for Its Pre-Fall 2019 Collection
Hypebeast.com

Showing no signs of slowing down, Gucci recently dropped a lookbook for the menswear side of its Pre-Fall 2019 collection. Once again shot by legendary creative Harmony Korine, the lookbook for the range is set at the archaeological parks of Herculaneum and P… more…

HAVEN's FW19 Collection Is Inspired by the Four Season of Canada
Hypebeast.com

Continuing to build out its in-house line, Canadian retailer HAVEN recently unveiled its latest Fall/Winter 2019 collection. Inspired by the four season's of Canada, the range is designed to combat the harsh conditions and demanding transitional periods of th… more…

The Process: CMMN SWDN’s FW19 Reuses and Recycles
Hypebeast.com

Founded by Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund, CMMN SWDN was originally based in Malmö, Sweden, before relocating to East London. The now-married couple previously headed up design at Kanye West’s Parisian studio prior to founding their own line. Since 2012, the two… more…

An Official Look at the COMME des GARÇONS x New Balance Footwear Collab
Hypebeast.com

Aside from revealing a Canada Goose team up, Junya Watanabe also unveiled a choice collaboration between COMME des GARÇONS and New Balance during his Fall/Winter 2019 collection presentation at Paris Fashion Week. Constructed of premium textiles, the shoes we… more…

Dr. Romanelli & Modernica Team up for a Set of Chairs Made from Vintage Champion Sweatshirts
Hypebeast.com

In his quest to give second-hand/vintage textiles a renewed purpose, Dr. Romanelli has released some intricate clothing and works of art. This time, DRx is back to his signature ways, but applying his techniques to home furniture. Working off Modernica's Side… more…