Luxury conglomerate LVMH—the group behind brands like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Céline, and more—plans to launch an online sales site, which will offer all of its 70 labels. The platform will be tied to Paris’s legendary department store Le Bon Marché, which LVMH also owns.
[Business of Fashion]
Responding to data that proved 70 percent of TVs aren’t mounted to a wall, Sonos has developed Playbase, a speaker that sits under a TV stand. “We saw a tremendous opportunity to deliver great sound in great style for the majority of homes,” said Sonos CEO Patrick Spence.
Hyperloop One has created a full-scale test track in Nevada. “We don’t sell cars, boats, trains, or planes. We sell time,” Josh Giegel, Hyperloop One’s President of Engineering, has previously stated.
Artist Mike Kelley’s “Mobile Homestead,” a scale recreation of his childhood home and his last major work, has a little-known subterranean space. T: The New York Times Style Magazine investigates, consulting artists that knew Kelley as well as the unofficial “basement curator,” Cary Loren.
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Louis at the Louvre
This week, Louis Vuitton was the first fashion house to debut a collection at the Louvre. “Paris has always been a welcoming city for fashion and it should remain so. Fashion is a frontier, it should have no borders,” said Nicolas Ghesquière, the brand’s creative director.