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U.S. Pairs Figure Skating Team Performs Stunning Routine to Music By Daft Punk

Daft Punk continue to influence the world in ways you’d least expect it.  Madison Chock and Evan Bates, a U.S. pairs figure skating team, brought the influence of electronic music’s favorite robots to the world’s oldest Olympic sport. The two crafted a stunning routine structured around a medley of Daft Punk tracks including “Contact,” “Touch,” and “Within” from Random Access Memories. The routine was performed at the 2021 Free Dance Finlandia tournament, where Chock and Bates smoothly glided their way to a second place finish. Though they may not have walked away with top honors, Chock and Bates were praised heavily online by figure skating fans for their risk-taking spirit: “I can’t recall anything similar, with ...

Mathieu Lehanneur’s Renault “SUITE N°4” Is a Luxury Open-Air Hotel on Wheels

Renault is celebrating the 4L’s 60th anniversary this year, and in honor of the occasion it has partnered with the multifaceted designer Mathieu Lehanneur to create “SUITE N°4.” The conceptual design takes an existing 4L and converts it into something inspired by a nomad hotel suite. As Lehanneur puts it, “SUITE N°4 is a new mobility and travel experience. I wanted to merge the worlds of cars and architecture to create an open-air hotel room. Even better than the finest palatial suite, the car is exactly where you want it to be, whether that’s by the sea, in the middle of a field, or driving around the city you’ve always dreamed of.” To accomplish this design, Renault and Lehanneur took the original 4L and transformed the car to feature a rear section and hatc...

These 12 Skincare Products Are So Good You’d Have No Idea They’re Vegan

Because the truth is vegan-friendly beauty products serve a far greater purpose and have quantifiable benefits. At surface level, being vegan-friendly shows the product is suitable for those who only want to use skincare products that don’t contain animal products. When you delve deeper, though, it can also give some suggestion of the eco-footprint of the product, as well as the brand’s animal rights beliefs.  And if you ask us, we don’t think it’s fair for all vegan-friendly skincare products to fall into a category that is tarnished by the industry as being less effective. In fact, there are a whole bunch of vegan skincare products out there that deliver seriously impressive results. So if you’re looking for vegan skincare products that will truly help improve y...

I’m a Fragrance Snob, But These Celebrity Perfumes Are Surprisingly Good

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a perfume obsessive. However, when I call myself a perfume snob, it’s less about the price that I’m willing to pay for a decent perfume—I’ve got expensive scents and affordable ones in my collection, designer and high-street—and more about the artistry and expert noses that have gone into creating a fragrance. One thing that I’ve learned from amassing such a considerable perfume collection is that you can really tell when a genuine expert has had a hand in creating a scent. For instance, & Other Stories and Zara both stock an array of innovative yet purse-friendly fragrances that smell decidedly expensive. Their secret? The high-street shops teamed up with...

Kourtney Kardashian Went Pants-less While Wearing Gen Z’s #1 Shoe Trend

I’m sure you heard the news that Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker got engaged. Of course, all eyes have been on her stunning oval-shaped ring, but now I’m zeroing in on a different accessory of hers: very on-trend extra-chunky platform boots.  Photographed with her new fiancé, the bride-to-be wore Naked Wolfe Spice Black Stretch Boots that are similar to the styles that Gen Z celebrities such as Olivia Rodrigo, Emma Chamberlain, and Willow Smith have been wearing nonstop lately. Most of them prefer knee-high styles, but some Gen Z’ers, like Charli D’Amelio, are also wearing platform ankle boots. Scroll down to see how Kardashian and young celebs all style the same shoe trend.  You Deserve to Make Money Even When...

LOEWE Foundation to Support Studio Ghibli’s Museum to Promote Creativity and Spread Joy

“Craft is at the heart of LOEWE and Studio Ghibli,” so the two have come together to honor the art of animation and celebrate the legacy of work from Studio Ghibli with LOEWE Foundation offering financial support to maintain the cultural activities at the GHIBLI MUSEUM in Mitaka, Japan. Sponsoring the Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation, LOEWE Foundation — which was introduced by Enrique Loewe in 1988 to promote creativity, organize educational programs, as well as protect cultural heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, design, and craft — aims to provide support to Studio Ghibli’s museum to allow it to execute its exhibitions and activities. The museum was created in 2001 by Studio Ghibli’s director Hayao Miyazaki as a place to both experience hand-drawn works...

MSCHF Is Selling 1,000 Warhol Artworks for $250 USD Each, but Only One Is Real

New York’s MSCHF group is back with their latest stunt. Also known as the “Museum of Forgeries,” the group of approximately 20 artists was infamously sued by Nike for their modified version of the “Satan” Air Max 97 sneakers featuring real human blood. The group recently purchased an original 1954 Andy Warhol pen drawing, titled “Fairies.” Using digital technology and a robotic arm to recreate Warhol’s famous strokes, prior to using a special technique that involves heat, light and humidity to artificially age the piece. 999 of the fakes were created and MSCHF has officially placed all of the pieces up for sale, including the one authentic drawing. MSCHF claims that they do not know which one is the real Warhol and that collectors can purchase one of the 1,000 works for $250 USD each. The ...

The 21 Items From Warehouse’s A/W 21 Drop That Have Caught My Eye

Like many other British high-street institutions, Warehouse has undergone a fair amount of change over the last couple of years, having been acquired by the Boohoo Group back in the summer of 2020. There was always a risk that this iconic brand, along with the likes of Oasis and Karen Millen, would lose its essence as an individual brand once it was subsumed into the e-commerce behemoth, but from what I’ve seen, Warehouse’s designs are looking better than ever.  You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair sha...

32 Decorations If You’re Counting Down the Days to Put Up Your Christmas Tree

When it comes to Christmas festivities, there tend to be two distinct camps of people: those who play Mariah Carey on repeat starting in September and those who don’t want to hear the “C-word” until Advent. This year, those in the former want some festive cheer earlier than ever. It’s admittedly too early to put up a tree just yet, but we can get into the spirit by doing some holiday shopping. So if you’re ready to tuck into mince pies and start watching Home Alone, keep scrolling to see the chicest Christmas decorations I’ve found that are so beautiful you’ll want to put them up already. And with rapid delivery times on many of these items, you could turn your bedroom into a chic ski lodge in no time. And you’ll get absolutely...

25 Affordable Autumn Pieces You Can Take With You Into Party Season

We’re into that funny time of year where it’s not quite warm per se, and it’s not quite layering up for winter time. Autumn, that’ll be it. And although we love this season for the leaves (the leaves!), it can be a difficult one to dress for. Transitional, in-betweeny seasons always are, but let’s look at the positives: it’s the perfect temperature for wearing a blazer without a coat on top, you can still wear a dress with chunky boots and no tights, and if you go out for the evening you can get away with a slinky outfit (and maybe a leather jacket) without the risk of freezing. Luckily Nasty Gal has just launched a new drop of transitional pieces; it’s as if they knew we were in need of inspiration. There’s a healthy dose of ‘autumn cosy’– including some perfect knit dresses, re...

Trust Monikh: These 13 Autumn Pieces Are All Seriously Chic

There are hundreds of thousands of influencers in the social ether, but there are only a handful who we religiously stalk in order to virtually steal the clothes off their backs. Our primary target is Monikh—the London-based styling and shopping guru who seeks out the very coolest buys from every corner of the retail world. From her inspiring tips on rewearing her well-chosen investment items to hunting down the coolest high-street pieces, her Instagram feed, @monikh, and website are a veritable hotbed of things you’re going to want to purchase immediately (and will never regret). Each month, Monikh will share her new picks exclusively for you… With autumn now in full swing, it’s time to delve into the world of chunky knits, boots, jackets, oversized bags and lots and lots of layered ...

This Japanese Motorbike Can Fold Into a Compact Square

Japanese bike manufacturer ICOMA has released a foldable electric motorcycle, dubbed the Tatamel Bike, that can be manipulated to fit into small spaces for convenient storage. When fully unfolded, the motorcycle measures 1230mm long, 1000mm tall and 650mm wide. In its folded position, the bike shrinks down considerably to only 700mm long, 680mm tall and 260mm wide. The front of the bike folds up and locks into place when ready to ride, while the back of the vehicle extends from underneath a side panel and rests on a kickstand once fully removed. The bike enlists a lithium iron phosphate battery, which can power the Tatamel to a top speed of 40 km/h. With a portable power supply, the bike is capable of cruising for roughly 50 km on one charge. ICOMA’s latest design features rectangula...