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How Emerging Labels Are Using New York Fashion Week to Cut Through the Noise

This season’s young-and-scaling brands are building communities through ideologies and product.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> It was the emotional …

The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.<p>You pay a regular tithe to support the community. In public, you wear symbols that identify you as one of the faithful. When you gather with other …

Disability

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<i>The Sleeping Beauty</i> (1921) by John Collier (1850-1934).<p>English artist and an author. Painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, and was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation.

Les rendez-vous de l'histoire

Elena Arzak: Flavours of the Basque region

“As a chef you are always proud of the last dish you create, because it means that you are not boring and that you are still alive,” says Spanish …

Cape Town

The Dangers of Disruption

Clayton M. Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation, established in <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma</i> and expanded in <i>The Innovator’s Solution</i>, has …

The Hillary Clinton Instagram That Connects Us All, Even the Kardashians, to Her Pantsuits

Hillary Clinton may just have a new title to add to her résumé: trend forecaster. Don’t believe it? The proof is in the Instagram account @hillarystreetstyle, whose feed is dotted with the political powerhouse’s now-and-then rotation of looks juxtaposed with the ensembles of glitzed-up, social …

Here Are All the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books That Will Blow Your Mind This May

Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books …

Books

There's a standing desk and balance board for kids now

Given the increasing anxiety of what sitting is doing to our bodies, it was only a matter of time before someone began worrying about our nation's children. After seeing his son's classroom, FluidStance chief Joel Heath decided to build the UpGrade, a standing desk and balance board combo for …

Kids

"Zaha stood out from the start" says son of former AA head

<b>Zaha Hadid 1950-2016:</b> Zaha Hadid was "part of a mini-rebellion" as a student at London's Architectural Association, setting the tone for the career …

Rem Koolhaas

100 Portraits That Tell The Stories Of People Underrepresented In Tech

Photographer Helena Price’s touching project features designers, engineers, and product managers who break white-bro stereotypes.<p>“I was born in Thailand in 1980 in a refugee camp near the border of Thailand and Cambodia.”<p>“I am a half Puerto Rican trans woman.”<p>“I’m a Canadian queer artist/activist …

Stereotypes

50 spring shoes that will instantly update your look

Hedi Slimane: The Steve Jobs of Fashion

He turned the way things were done upside down. But he pushed too far, and they pushed him out. He spent years in the wilderness. They asked him to come back. This time, the rebellion was refined, polished, perfected. It made billions, not millions. The world applauded.<p>I’m not talking about Steve …

Yves Saint-Laurent

get the first look at i-D's new luxury issue!

Spring has sprung, there's a change in the air and Lineisy Montero is on the cover of i-D's new issue. Take a peek inside and contemplate the new luxury.<p>When Raf Simons resigned as Creative Director of Dior -- choosing personal interests and passions over the pressures of our hyper-connected world …

Dior Homme

Postscript: Zaha Hadid, 1950-2016

I have never known anyone whose reputation provoked more terror yet whose actual presence was more fun than Dame Zaha Hadid’s. There have always been difficult personalities in architecture. The profession itself seems calculated to make one egotistical and intractable. But it always amazed me that …

Zaha Hadid

"Architecture is not a medium of personal expression for me" says Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid has rejected claims that her architecture is self-indulgent and wilful, believing that she is "widely misunderstood" by the …

Architecture

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

Leadership

Medium is now curating popular articles

Medium is giving curation a shot.<p>A new feature for iOS and Android named ‘Collections’ will see Medium staff and “trusted testers” push content to the forefront. The home screen will now feature popular topics like politics or technology in a menu along the top.<p>Medium’s current feed — or at least …

How to Find Amazing Content That No One Knows About…Yet

Roger Ebert was a long-time movie critic audiences loved. His success came from the fact that audiences trusted his judgement in movies. His opinions …

10 Examples Of Reading Rooms That Are A Book Lovers Dream

1. This room in a home in Sydney, Australia, designed by Luigi Rosselli Architects.<p>2. This space at the top of the stairs in a home renovated by …

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931)

Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future. Because of that, …

Report Looks at What Makes a Good Innovation Ecosystem

A new study looks at the role nations play in the global innovation ecosystem, and what marks good from bad Continue reading →

Innovation

In This Danish City, 5-Year-Olds Bike To School On Their Own

You probably wouldn’t even let a 5-year-old walk to school. In Odense, Denmark, they do things a little differently.<p>When kindergartners start school in Odense, Denmark, they’re more likely to show up on a bike than to be dropped off in a car. At some schools, cars aren’t even welcome, as one …

Creativity

Nicolas Grospierre's Modern Forms series is an "atlas" of decaying Modernism

<b>Photo essay:</b> Swiss photographer Nicolas Grospierre has spent the last 15 years meticulously documenting Modernist architecture across five …

Architecture

Une année dans l’espace: les meilleures photos de l’astronaute Scott Kelly @NatGeoPhotos

The NASA astronaut will soon complete one of the longest-ever space flights—and has some incredible pictures to show for it.<p>from L’important …

Hard matters: Concrete Concept tours the world of brutalism

Concrete’s moment in the spotlight is still going strong. When it comes to design – and, more importantly, architecture – that most unrefined of materials can, in the right form, still stop a viewer in their tracks. The latest publication to document a host of brutalist beauties created in the …

Forcing Apple to Hack That iPhone Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Are Apple and other tech companies somehow against America’s national security if they create uncrackable encryption software that government …

Teaching

The Surprising Habits Of The Biggest Risk Takers

Risk takers aren’t reckless, they pore over the details and study their situations inside and out because they have so much at stake.<p>While most successful careers and businesses require a certain amount of risk, few business leaders would likely compare themselves to high-stakes poker players or …

Self-improvement