Emilia Buccolo

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Ikea’s Quest To Design The Perfect All-Purpose Chair

Ikea taps a small Swedish design studio to create a chair that looks as good in an apartment as it does in a conference center.<p>There is an invisible line between the chair suitable for public seating and the one suitable for putting in your home. An aluminum folding chair might look perfectly fine …

Furniture

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

I met with Hunter Lee Soik, the 33-year-old behind Shadow—an app that lets you record your dreams upon waking and enter them into a massive database.<p>Icelanders call it <i>Berdreymin—</i>the ability to see the future in dreams. On my travels collecting dreams from around the world, clairvoyance has been one …

Paranormal

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Discover the First Protein That Can Edit Other Proteins

The most important job inside any cell is making proteins, and they are all made using instructions from DNA. This process is practically gospel in …

Understanding “New Power”

We all sense that power is shifting in the world. We see increasing political protest, a crisis in representation and governance, and upstart businesses upending traditional industries. But the nature of this shift tends to be either wildly romanticized or dangerously underestimated.<p>There are those …

Constructing Rick Owens' Creative Bubble

Over the last two decades, Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy have managed to construct a fantastical creative world entirely of their own design and turn …

Inside Outerknown, Kelly Slater’s New Kering-backed Surf-Lifestyle Brand

BoF brings you an exclusive look inside champion surfer Kelly Slater’s new Kering-backed ‘coastal lifestyle’ label.<p><b>CULVER CITY, United States —</b> …

What's Next for Gucci?

BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> It's been a blockbuster week of power moves in …

The Humanity of Hermès

How does a company that proudly eschews the usual means of generating desirability remain the most desirable luxury brand in the world?<p><b>PARIS, France …

BCG-BoF Report | The Race For Talent in Fashion and Luxury

The race for top talent will define the next decade for the fashion and luxury industries, says a new study by The Boston Consulting Group and The …