Studio MRDO and Studio Lam have won a competition to design a subterranean bathhouse in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. The clever plan keeps visitors from the two countries separated—and dressed in contrasting robes—but still ensures that they come into contact as they descend the structure’s ramps.
Former W magazine style director Edward Enninful will be the new editor-in-chief of British Vogue. Enninful will take the reins from Alexandra Shulman, who has held the title for 25 years.
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Jeff Bezos has revealed that he sells $1 billion in Amazon stock each year to fund his rocket company, Blue Origin. “If we can make access to space low-cost, then entrepreneurs will be unleashed,” said Bezos. “You will see creativity, you will see dynamism, you will see the same thing in space that I’ve witnessed on the internet in the last twenty years.”
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After Greece refused Gucci’s request to host a fashion show at the Parthenon, the brand has found an alternate historic site. Gucci will put on a show in Florence’s Palazzo Pitti, and provide $2.13 million to restore the property’s Boboli Gardens in exchange. “I guess that Greece’s fiscal situation is in better shape than Italy’s,” said Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri.
Outside the Walls
The Philadelphia Museum of Art recently broke ground on its $525 million renovation, and debuted an outdoor, Pentagram-designed display space for the interim. Reproductions of works by Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, and others will be on view there for the next three years.