Kim Kardashian Is Launching a Greige-Toned Home Collection, and Other News

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A vanity tray, round container, canister, tissue box, and waste basket as part of SKKN by Kim’s home collection. Image courtesy of SKKN by Kim

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Kim Kardashian is launching a line of greige-toned bathroom accessories next month.

“The businesswoman and entertainment personality has a thing for monochrome, particularly of the greige variety. The neutral color has invaded much of Kardashian’s world, from the shared office of her brands Skims and Skkn by Kim to the products themselves, the most devout being her nine stone-toned Skkn by Kim products that feature no distracting informational labels or in-your-face branding. Less than four months after the launch of the skin-care products, Kardashian is set to release yet another collection perfect for her fellow greige disciples: bathroom accessories. The line includes five concrete products—a vanity tray, a round container, a canister, a tissue box, and a waste basket—that will fit right in alongside a collection of Skkn by Kim skin-care products.” [H/T Architectural Digest]

After speculation, Daniel Lee replaces Riccardo Tisci as Burberry’s creative director. 

“Burberry has named Daniel Lee as its new chief creative officer. After months of speculation, the news came less than 48 hours after a runway show from the Italian designer Riccardo Tisci—a collection that proved to be his swan song with the British luxury house. The appointment marks the return of a British designer to the top of Britain’s largest luxury brand by sales. The company reported $3 billion in revenue for the year ended April 2. Mr. Lee, 36, was most recently creative director of Bottega Veneta from 2018 until 2021, when his abrupt departure from the Italian label that he had transformed into a hit machine shocked the fashion world, raising eyebrows.” [H/T The New York Times]

The Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Photography by Iwan Baan

Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveils a cross-shaped arts hub at College of the Holy Cross.

“This month, Holy Cross welcomed a new addition to its hilltop campus overlooking downtown Worcester: the Prior Performing Arts Center is a sprawling, 84,000-square-foot hub for dance, music, theater, painting, and sculpture, as well as a multipurpose social nexus for students and visitors alike. Designed by celebrated New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Boston-based Perry Dean Rogers Partners, the facility is perched atop a sloping site on the terraced campus’s uppermost level, with the rest of the college spreading out in radial spokes below it.” [H/T Architectural Record]

In an unusual move, David Zwirner will help bankroll the literary magazine The Drift.

Mega-gallery David Zwirner will help bankroll literary magazine the Drift, which has gained a loyal following in New York. Through the arrangement, the Drift will be able to grow its budget, and David Zwirner will host the publication’s gala starting next year. Founded in 2020 by Kiara Barrow and Rebecca Panovka, the Drift publishes a print edition three times a year. It was conceived as a throwback to a kind of publication that no longer exists: one that was willing to publish leftist journalism that is unabashedly intellectual, much of it in the form of long-form criticism. Almost all of the writing, Barrow and Panovka wrote in the first issue, is by ‘young people who haven’t yet been absorbed into the media hivemind.’” [H/T ARTnews]

Architecture forum The World Around launches a climate-driven mentorship program.

“Architecture forum The World Around has launched an initiative that will pair 25 under 25-year-olds with mentors including architects Sumayya Vally, Frida Escobedo and Tatiana Bilbao. The initiative is seeking 25 people to apply for its Young Climate Prize, which will expand The World Around’s current program of talks. The World Around is seeking applicants aged under 25 from anywhere in the world to apply for the program, which is supported by arts organization Meta Open Arts and will have a public program created in collaboration with the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. Each applicant must have already created a project that ‘successfully addresses or mitigates climate change in their community.’” [H/T Dezeen]

“Split Orbs” (2022) by Loie Hollowell. Image courtesy of Pace Verso

Pace Verso, the gallery’s Web3 arm, enlists TeamLab and Loie Hollowell for new NFTs.

“A constantly evolving constellation of bird-like creatures from Random International, a meditation on childbirth by Loie Hollowell, and an exploration of the topology of outer space by Sui Jianguo are among the new projects in store from Pace Verso, the mega-gallery’s Web3 arm. Pace has pursued Web3—the nebulous term denoting decentralization and collaboration across the crypto space—more enthusiastically than any other major gallery, and has embraced the challenge of bridging the divide between the crypto sphere and the traditional art world. Now, with its latest slate of projects, it is doubling down on NFTs through collaborations with five artists and collectives represented by the gallery.” [H/T Artnet News]

Jeanne Gang receives the coveted ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.

“Jeanne Gang is the winner of the 2022 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the most prestigious honor in the real estate, land use, and development community. From museums and skyscrapers, including the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts and the St. Regis Tower in Chicago, Gang has demonstrated her work in creating and implementing better practices in sustainable reuse, ecological biodiversity, and social equity. Gang, the first woman architect to get the prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, joins the ULI laureates list along with Alejandro Aravena, Richard Rogers, and Vincent Scully.” [H/T ArchDaily]

A 1960s version of the Barbie Dream House. Image courtesy of Mattel Inc.

Today’s attractive distractions:

The Barbie Dreamhouse can actually be a crash course in American design.

Subway teams with Alidoro and Katz’s Delicatessen for a train-inspired sub.

Charles and Ray Eames sent a multitude of postcards from far-flung locales.

Czech archaeologists unearth a structure older than the Pyramids of Giza.

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