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September 16, 2021
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Apple details new iPhones, iPads and smartwatches ahead of the holiday season.
At an annual event before the holiday season, Apple has updates revealed to its list of iPhones, iPads and smartwatches. IPhone 13 Pro will feature more usable screen space, updated internals for faster performance, an improved camera that allows better photography in low light settings and battery life. longer. IPads will support features like Live Text and sport an updated signal processor that allows for sharper photography with the rear camera. The Apple Watch, meanwhile, will receive a full keyboard for easier typing and a 20% larger screen than the previous model.
Theaster Gates receives the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts.
The Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation awarded artist, educator and urban planner Theaster Gates the prize Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts. The biannual award of $ 65,000 recognizes outstanding architectural achievement related to the experimental approach of designer Frederick Kiesler. The jury, composed of Ellisabeth Diller, Bettina Götz, Anab Jain and Wolfgang Tschapeller, “recognizes a conceptual artist who does not work within the architectural system or the established art world, but who has found agency through his very unusual and idiosyncratic practice” , they said in a statement. It’s a big moment for Gates – he was recently announced as the designer of 2022 Serpentine Pavilion and launched a design incubator with Prada.
The president of the Palais de Tokyo, Emma Lavigne, is entrusted with the management of the Pinault collection.
Emma Lavigne, president of the Palais de Tokyo, has been recruited to lead the new Pinault collection in Paris. Lavigne, who became the first woman to lead the Palais de Tokyo since its founding in 2002, will succeed Jean-Jacques Aillagon when she takes up her new role on November 1. She will run the Bourse de Commerce, which opened in May following multiple delays; his first task there will be to organize a hanging next winter.
Oscar de la Renta abandons all fur sales in order to dress Billie Eilish for the Met Gala.
Teenage pop star Billie Eilish wore a stunning Oscar de la Renta ball gown at this year’s Met Gala. As part of the deal, however, the longtime vegan convinced the label to abandon all future fur sales. “It was an honor to wear this dress knowing that in the future Oscar de la Renta will be completely fur-free!” Eilish wrote on Instagram. “I am honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard on this issue. I urge all designers to do the same. Alex Bolen, the brand’s chief executive, had rejected similar requests from his wife, creative directors and stepmother to get rid of fur, but Eilish’s opposition reminded him to listen to the youth perspective.
LVMH’s Kenzo appoints Nigo, founder of A Bathing Ape, artistic director of the label.
The Japanese designer whose brand, also known as “Bape”, is considered a streetwear pioneer, succeeds Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the former creator of Lacoste who left the brand in June. Known for his limited editions and graphic styles, Bape has long been the epicenter of hype culture. Nigo, who sold his brand in 2011 and launched two labels with Pharell, will be tasked with injecting new energy into Kenzo whose business and halo have been fading lately.
Casa Cook advertises a Greek village-style resort on the Greek island of Samos.
Designed by Athens-based company Block722, the calming 128-room adults-only retreat is inspired by traditional greek houses called Kamares. Earthy textures and neutral hues, meditative water features and indoor-outdoor common areas pay homage to the natural landscape of the island in the northeastern Aegean Sea. Notable amenities include six swimming pools, a gym and yoga shala, plus a wellness center offering spa suites, hammam treatments, and a nail salon.
As Uber and Lyft Fares Rise, New York Taxis Become Popular Again.
Conventional wisdom would have you believe that taxis in New York increasingly follow the path of dinosaurs, but the classic yellow cab seems to be go back. Thanks to soaring Uber and Lyft prices and a slight increase in downloads from Curb, a mobile taxi booking app, the city saw a 152% increase between April and July 2021. According to Superfly Insights, the average price of the ride for an Uber or Lyft has increased. to $ 27 from $ 22 between January and June of this year, while Curb saw its average fare over the same period drop to $ 13.63 in 2021 from $ 16.46 in 2020. Biggest benefit de Curb seems to be what it doesn’t: the algorithms responsible for surge pricing.
Today’s Attractive Distractions:
NASA’s last geologist space probe raises the possibility of life on Mars.
FKA Twigs and Tyler Mitchell organize a photography exhibition key style moments.
Tiffany & Co Collection of nodes pays homage to the rebellious spirit of Manhattan.
Two years later, there is still no sign of Maurizio Cattelan’s theft golden toilet.