Julian Liu

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Longines’ New Watch Looks Like It Was Plucked Right Out of the 1960s

In 1957 Longines launched the Flagship, a simple, elegant and dressy watch emblematic of the dress watch style during the 1950s and ’60s. To …

Nobuyoshi Araki gets more personal than ever in a new visual diary

To mark its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain invited the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki to document his everyday life. Over the course of seven weeks in the spring of that year, Araki obliged with his characteristic obsessiveness, photographing</i> …

Architizer

Mixed outcome: Studio E.O's ‘Indefinite Vases’ stunningly combine blown glass and stone

Studio E.O founder Erik Olovsson is a gifted storyteller. From turning a daily inspiration exercise into a bright sequence of seating, to reimagining flea market clogs as candleholders with history, his projects have a narrative.<p>Which isn’t to say his work is linear. ‘It’s always a story but not in …

Unusual suspects: fashion and art collide at Christie's

Cross-disciplinary collaborations have become the new normal in fashion. Artists add their visual language to garments, usually on request of fashion designers, creating a dynamic in which fashion appropriates art.<p>The British Fashion Council’s Fashion Arts Foundation is changing that …

Samsung's new Chromebook Pro comes with an S Pen

OK, it’s no longer called an S Pen, but the Samsung Chromebook Pro has a PEN. All all caps pen, so you know it’s a big deal, even if it does look exactly like an S Pen pulled from the cold dead fingers of the Galaxy Note 7 (too soon?). All jokes aside, this new Chromebook from Samsung actually …

Chromebook

Tea House in Hutong / ARCHSTUDIO

Located in Beijing traditional Hutong district, the project’s structure space is an “L” shaped neighbourhood, 450 square metres large. Currently, the …

Tea House

Shimogamo Tea House

下 鴨 茶 舗 <br>S H I M O G A M O T E A H O U S E<p>Shimogamo Tea House is a self-initiated branding project.<p>Since I studied graphic design in New York, I had …

Poems: Tess Jolly - Queen Mob's Tea House

Exercise<p>If I stop I’ll fall –<br>a bird on the wing –<br>so I fly on and on<p>singing to keep myself conscious.<br>I know he’s watching,<br>that if I fall<p>he’ll follow, …

Power play: artist Augustas Serapinas gets physical for Frieze Live

As Frieze takes over Regent's Park, bringing with it throngs of curious tourists, bustling press personnel and the art world glitterati, thousands of local London joggers have been re-routed. At least, this is the thinking behind Emalin gallery's 'art work-out' sessions as part of Frieze Live – 'a …

Streetwear

Night vision: Tracey Emin and Joseph Kosuth light up Blackpool's Grundy Art Gallery

Blackpool, with its circling gulls, forgotten chippies and dangerously cheap beer, is not the first place you'd expect to find a Joseph Kosuth masterpiece nestled next to an iconic Tracey Emin. This juxtaposition of the great and the gaudy is precisely the joy of 'Neon: The Charged Line', which …

Art

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5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Plants

Marriage, murder and music: UK talent seeking glory at Toronto Film Festival

<b>More than 30 films featuring British talent - both in front of and behind the camera - are hoping to capture the limelight at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.</b><p>Almost 400 films in total will be screened at the 11-day event, which opens with Antoine Fuqua's retelling of the 1960 …

Film Festivals

Meet the Mastermind Behind Adidas' Biggest Sneakers

Reflecting on his career, Nic Galway, vice president of global design at Adidas Originals, says ‘look for the opportunities that others don’t see, …

Adidas Originals

How Gentle Monster Rode the K-Pop Wave to $160 Million

BoF’s Entrepreneurship Week kicks off with a report on South Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster, which dodged the Warby Parker-clone trap with a …

Warby Parker

Tea Café, Beijing, China

One of the first casualties of Beijing’s relentless modernization drive has been the loss of the city’s ancient hutongs. Happily, canny entrepreneurs are now scrambling to snap up these graceful courtyard houses and repurpose them without losing too much of the architectural DNA. Backed by a crack …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

You Can Now Purchase A Brick From Eminem's Childhood Home - PAPER

Calling all Stans! To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the release of the <i>Marshall Mathers LP</i>, Eminem is selling some limited edition swag INCLUDING real bricks from his childhood home in Detroit, which was featured on the album's cover. Just in time for Father's Day! Slim Shady salvaged the bricks …

Selling

This Polish Home Is A Lesson In Cool Masculine Design

You don't need to sacrifice your man cave aesthetic, as this Polish family home is a lesson in cool masculine design done right.

Man Caves

Partners in Crime: The 10 Greatest Buddy-Cop Movies, Ranked

From 48 Hrs. to The Heat, here are the genre's greatest hits.<p>At its most elemental level, the buddy-cop movie, in its nearly 40 years of commercial success, is a lesson in problem solving. Two divergent personalities, often forced to work together, must learn to coexist and, ultimately, in the …

Construction

Pro Tip: When Writing a Trend Story About Chinese People, Don't Use Japanese Examples

Today in newspaper fails.<p>Taking a page out of <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>The Washington Post</i> just attempted a bizarro millennial-pandering thinkpiece "trend" "story." This one is about how Chinese body-shaming trends are conquering the Internet. Which is fine! You guys are trying to be hip, I get it. What …

Digital Culture

Antique Photos Were Used to Make This Realistic Footage That Looks 85 Years Old

Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. like a CG dinosaur, Alexey Zakharov used a technique where he …

7 people who are perfectly happy to wait 2 years for their Tesla Model 3

By Saturday, Tesla Motors had secured over 276,000 pre-orders for its new mass-market Model 3.<p>For as shocking — and truly unprecedented — a figure as …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

10 Brands Making Modern Suits You'll Want to Wear Every Day

Welcome to the new age of tailoring.<p>In many workplaces, "Casual Friday" is more like "casual <i>everyday</i>," but that doesn't mean the suit no longer has a place in the modern wardrobe. If anything, now it's about wearing it separately: the trousers one day with a leather jacket, the jacket another day …

Men's Fashion

How Imran Amed Is Turning Business of Fashion into an Empire

The Web site, which aims to bridge the sometimes cavernous gap between creative and business in fashion, has become a must-read for industry insiders.<p>There’s fashion, which is how we describe the prevailing way people dress. And then there’s Fashion with a capital <i>F,</i> the international, …

Louis Vuitton

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

In pictures: the W* photography desk's 2015 digest of visual inspiration

<i>Published by Simon & Schuster</i><p><i>Writer: Sam Rogers</i>

Sigmund Freud

FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women's Sexual Desire

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug designed to increase a woman's libido.<p>The controversial decision was hailed by some doctors and advocates as a long-sought victory for women's health, but was condemned by others as irresponsible and dangerous.<p>The little pink pill, known …

Biotechnology