Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Inside Le Bon Marché. (Photo: Flickr, via Business of Fashion)

LVMH Enters E-Commerce Game

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]

The new Sonos Playbase. (Photo: Courtesy Sonos)

New Sounds

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.

The Hyperloop One test track. (Photo: Hyperloop One via New Atlas)

Closed Loop

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.

Mike Kelley’s Ahh...Youth!, 1991/2008, (Photo: Courtesy Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts / The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, via Los Angeles Times)

Art Underground

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.
[The New York Times]

Models walking at the Louis Vuitton fall 2017 show. (Photo: via Harper’s Bazaar Australia)

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.

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