Dorsia’s Neon Disco Installation Lights Up Coachella, and Other News

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Dorsia’s Neon Disco Installation Lights Up Coachella

This year at Coachella, Dorsia founder and Surface CEO Marc Lotenberg collaborated with experiential artist MokiBaby to dream up an installation inspired by the neon nights on dance floors around the world. Simple, subversive, and sexually liberated, the custom pieces speak to those who find their bliss under the cover of darkness.

The Serena Williams Building at the Nike World Headquarters campus in Beaverton, Oregon. Photography by Jeremy Bittermann

As a drastic cost-cutting measure, Nike plans to lay off around 740 employees in Oregon.

Nike plans to lay off approximately 740 employees at its Oregon headquarters as part of a broader strategy to cut costs amid expected revenue declines in the first half of fiscal 2025. This reduction is the “second phase of impacts” and aligns with the company’s previously announced goal to save $2 billion over three years. Despite the layoffs, Nike’s stock saw a marginal increase in after-hours trading, although it has fallen nearly 13 percent this year. The cuts come after CEO John Donahoe blamed remote work for the company’s stagnant innovation.

Yoko Ono will receive the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement in the arts.

MacDowell, a prominent artist residency program, has honored Yoko Ono with the Edward MacDowell Medal for her lifetime achievements in art, music, and film. Nell Painter, MacDowell’s board chair, praised Ono’s seven-decade career for its enduring impact on feminism, migrant rights, and the arts, highlighting her continuous relevance and call for peace. Although Ono, aged 91, will not attend the ceremony, her music manager, David Newgarden, will accept the prestigious award on her behalf at the event in New Hampshire.

The Center for Arts & Innovation by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Boca Raton. Image courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Renzo Piano unveils plans to build a Boca Raton cultural center topped by a viewing box.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has revealed plans for a new cultural center in Boca Raton, that features a three-story building designed to host up to 6,000 guests for various events and educational purposes. The Center for Arts & Innovation will integrate a large multipurpose space and public areas, all enveloped in a distinctive glass facade with advanced solar technology to help achieve sustainability goals. Construction is scheduled to start in 2025.

Vivienne Westwood’s personal wardrobe will be auctioned at Christie’s London in June.

In June, Christie’s will auction 200 items from Vivienne Westwood’s personal collection to benefit several charities. The auction will include fashion spanning four decades, curated by her widower, Andreas Kronthaler, and features a mix of iconic designs reflective of Westwood’s role as a pioneer of punk fashion and her politically charged artistic expressions. The event will include a live sale and an online auction, along with a public exhibition at Christie’s London.

Tesla is recalling all Cybertrucks over a sticky pedal pad defect that can raise crash risks.

Tesla is recalling all 3,878 sold Cybertrucks due to a pedal pad defect that could cause the accelerator to stick, increasing crash risks. This physical defect, caused by soap used during assembly as a lubricant, necessitates a return to the shop for a manual fix. This issue surfaces as Tesla addresses broader challenges, including a sales dip and significant layoffs.

“Woman Begging With Two Children.” Image courtesy of Galerie Canesso, Paris

Today’s attractive distractions:

This car-industry veteran’s report from a recent auto show might make you glum.

Does this mysterious painting prove blue denim came from 17th-century Italy?

Supreme’s new book catalogs every tee the streetwear label has ever released.

Scientists discover how to prevent that “rotten egg” smell in your canned wine.

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