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As part of the massive revamp Paris is giving its rail network, Bjarke Ingels' BIG practice and Silvio D'ascia Architecture have unveiled images of their competition-winning plans for a major metro station in the north east of the city. The competition-winning design for the Pont de Bondy station may not be ready until close to 2030 but it looks set to be worth the wait with its spiral form, terracotta cladding and skylights that bring natural light right down to the deepest platform. According to architecture firm BIG, the station is "conceived as both bridge and tunnel wrapped around a giant atrium, connecting the riverbank to the train landing.”
Elsewhere in the city, click here to see images of the minimal Uniqlo U Paris showroom, which launched earlier this year.Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com
Loyal readers may remember the Wheelys name from our piece on retail's fiction-free future. After the success of its experimental Viken flagship, the chain has opened its first 24/7 cashierless store in Shanghai. According to the rather tongue-in-cheek video above, the experience is somewhat eerie. In an attempt to deter shoplifters, customers must first link their credit card to the Wheelys app. The store's AI is hooked up to its omnipresent cameras to greet individual customers. Clients then use the Wheelys app to scan their purchases and the app reports if stock is low.
Check out the video above and let us know if you'd choose Wheelys over Amazon Go.Read more at Hypebeast.com
Just a day after releasing his massive single with Zayn Malik, PARTYNEXTDOOR unleashes another pop-esque number, this time remixing the hit single from Bruno Mars, "That's What I Like." As you'd expect, this version has a little more R&B flair to it in contrast to the original version, which is more uptempo. Check out the remix below and let us know which version you like and in case you haven't already, stream PND's new P3 album.Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com
Grindr creative director Landis Smithers gets the latest spotlight from The Coveteur. The publication recently went to Mr. Smithers's home to take photos of interiors, fascinating objects, and most importantly, his clothing collection. Besides having a beautiful West Hollywood living space, it turns out that Smithers has a keen taste for high-fashion brands. His closet is filled with garments, accessories, and shoes from designers such as Rick Owens, Valentino, Bally, Maison Martin Margiela and more.
The Coveteur also talks to the creative about his life and the company's vision. Below are some excerpts:
On his fashion phases:
“I was a total Ralph Lauren kid from a Ralph Lauren family. Then I left home, became a club kid, wore catsuits, had long hair, and learned how fun clothes could really be. I’ve had too many ‘phases’ to keep track of, but it's settling down.”
On Rick Owens:
“Rick Owens is for everyone. I know most people think he is ‘edgy,’ but really, taken on their own, his leathers are soft and easy, his knits are like pajamas, and his silhouettes mix easily with a tee or a denim shirt. Even the cashmere dress I got is killer with a leather jacket and boots. It is oddly powerful to put on something and feel both feminine and masculine, yet neither.”
On his career and talents:
“I was a commercial director for a few years. To be honest, that didn’t work out so well. People didn’t want my POV. ‘Too high-end’ and ‘too arty’ was a common theme. I had picked up a still camera when shooting a hair campaign in Buenos Aires, and suddenly I felt alive. It was like discovering poetry as a writer. Every frame has to be perfect, has to tell a story, has to elevate beyond reality. I grew up obsessed with Herb Ritts and Avedon. And I will shoot until I die because it is such a perfect way to feel nervous, alive, creative, afraid, happy, nauseous, and, ultimately, fulfilled. Plus, cute people are now willing to get naked for me any time I ask.”
On how he came to work for Grindr:
“They called. I said no. They kept calling. And finally, they said, ‘Look, Landis. If you had a million men every minute on a platform, spending almost an hour a day on that platform, and wanting more, what would you do with it?’ And my mind went ‘boom.’ I sent them a forty-page deck of ideas the next day. Their only question was, ‘How quickly can you do this?’ That’s my kind of job interview.”
You can read more of the interview at The Coveteur.Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com
Sean Suen often experiments with traditional wares and succeeds modishly. The Chinese fashion house just released its 2017 fall/winter collection that is comprised of striking wardrobe essentials and elegant suiting. Standout pieces in the premium gamut include metallic bombers, down topcoats and cropped Track Pants with contrast side stripes to name a few.
Check out the lookbook above and then head over to Sean Suen's official website to learn more.Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news
Personal data from protesters' devices including photographs will be available to all the defendants' lawyers via a cloud portal
Nike’s Air VaporMax silhouette is taking 2017 by storm. The innovative model first released as a COMME des GARÇONS collaboration and to the delight of fans, the Swoosh has amped up the in-house iterations soon afterward, including the “Triple Black” and “Pure Platinum” offerings. For the predominantly white model, it's equipped with a lightweight Flyknit upper alongside a clear multi-bubble sole. Not to mention, it's adorned with a crisp white Swoosh on the lateral sides, a gray tongue and matching ankle collar.
Get a closer look at the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Pure Platinum” above and expect the shoe to drop on March 26 at Nike's official website and select retailers such as Solebox for approximately $190 USD.Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com
People never remember, or care, who wrote a news story they read. But they really care who shared it on Facebook.
Americans will trust that the story they read isn't fake news if it's shared by someone they trust, according to a new report from the Media Insight Project.
"People who see an article from a trusted sharer, but one written by an unknown media source, have much more trust in the information than people who see the same article that appears to come from a reputable media source shared by a person they do not trust," the report said.
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It's not all chicken n' dumplins for Cracker Barrel these days.
The southern country-themed restaurant is getting hilariously and mercilessly trolled after an employee of 11 years was fired by the company for an unknown reason - on her husband's birthday no less!
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The woman's husband, Brad, valiantly asked on the restaurant's Facebook page for a reason why his wife was let go, but to no avail. Comedian Amiri King then brought the issue to the public's attention and posted this screenshot of Brad's comment:
Now, thousands of comfort food vigilantes are making it their mission to seek justice for Brad's wife and are truly taking advantage of every opportunity to do so. And we mean every opportunity. Read more...More about Food, Woman, Fired, Trolling, and Restaurant
Merriam-Webster's Twitter account is the hero we all need during this trying time in our country.
The dictionary's official account has pulled no punches in roasting the Trump administration on various occasions. It clapped back at Kellyanne Conway after she uttered the infamous phrase "alternative facts." It's called Trump out for the language he uses many a time.
And now, on the day when the House is voting on whether to replace Obamacare with the American Health Care Act, which the Congressional Budget Office claims will leave 24 million Americans without health care, Merriam-Webster has made the perfect choice for the word of the day. Read more...More about Dictionary, Twitter, Trump, Shade, and Merriam Webster
Earlier this month, the University of East Anglia's student union wanted to motivate students to vote in the school's annual elections. So they tapped into humankind's greatest motivator: good and nice dogs.
Last October, the campus was devastated when Cloud Dog, a beloved pup often taken for walks around the grounds, passed away from arthritis complications.
Students quickly became eager to honor the dog, who had brought a particular kind of fluffy joy to stressed-out academics.
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So the student union proposed a deal: if 2,000 people voted in the elections, a 10-foot statue of Cloud Dog would be erected on campus. Read more...More about Animals, Dogs, Watercooler, and Watercooler