Willo Perron Crafts a Greige-Toned Pop-Up for Kim Kardashian’s SKKN, and Other News

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Kim Kardashian’s SKKN pop-up designed by Perron-Roettinger. Photography by Gray Hammer

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Perron-Roettinger creates a greige-toned pop-up store for SKKN by Kim Kardashian.

“Perron-Roettinger has created a pop-up shop for Kim Kardashian’s skincare and homeware brand SKKN in Los Angeles that showcases its products in a physical space for the first time. The minimalist pop-up store, which is located inside Los Angeles shopping mall Westfield Century City, was designed using a limited material palette in a nod to the brand’s pared-back design. In the 1,330-square-foot space, homeware and skincare products are presented within curved wall alcoves or on sculptural counters made from gray concrete and plaster. The room is framed by two large portraits of reality television star Kardashian. The SKKN pop-up shop is open until the end of the year in Westfield Century City.” [H/T Dezeen]

Jacob’s Pillow will rebuild the Doris Duke Theater, which burned down two years ago.

“Two years ago, a devastating fire destroyed the Doris Duke Theater, a hub of creativity and experimentation on the campus of Jacob’s Pillow, a celebrated dance center in Becket, MA. The site of the former theater has been mostly empty since then. But on Thursday, Jacob’s Pillow announced that it had secured a $10 million gift to rebuild the theater and turn it into a space focused on dance and technology. The $10 million gift, from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, a longtime supporter of Jacob’s Pillow, will help cover a third of the project’s estimated $30 million cost. The remaining money will come from insurance claims as well as donations from foundations and individuals, said Pamela Tatge, the center’s executive and artistic director.” [H/T The New York Times]

The Luna Luna entrance arch in Hamburg, Germany, in 1987. Image courtesy of Luna Luna

Drake will help bring back Luna Luna, a 1987 carnival with rides by Basquiat and Dalí.

“DreamCrew, the arts and entertainment firm co-founded by rapper Drake, has acquired all remnants of Luna Luna, an otherworldly art carnival that debuted to the public just once in Hamburg in 1987 with attractions created by a number of notable artists. Among the highlights were a ferris wheel by Jean-Michel Basquiat, a mirrored fun house designed by Salvador Dalí, and a carousel hand-painted by Keith Haring. Alongside majority holder DreamCrew, new Luna Luna partners include art attorney Daniel McClean, Something Special Studios founder Michael Goldberg, and tech entrepreneur Justin Wills. The team is restoring Luna Luna’s rides and adding entirely new attractions, all in preparation for the carnival’s first American tour next fall. A global jaunt will follow in 2024.” [H/T Artnet News]

The Winnipeg-born artist Divya Mehra receives the prestigious Sobey Art Award.

“Winnipeg-born artist Divya Mehra is $75,000 richer after being named winner of the 2022 Sobey Art Award, described by organizer National Gallery of Canada as one of the world’s most generous prizes for contemporary artists with a total of $300,000 up for grabs. Mehra is a University of Manitoba and Columbia University grad who was also a Sobey finalist in 2017. Among her works then was a crushed golden Jaguar car. She incorporates found artifacts and ready-made objects as symbols of resistance in a multitude of forms. Her first solo show in the United States, at L.A.’s Night Gallery in 2021, consisted of two giant inflatable sculptures based on the emoji for an urn and a wave.” [H/T The Art Newspaper]

Soho House founder Nick Jones steps down as CEO following a cancer diagnosis.

“Nick Jones, the founder of Soho House, is stepping down as chief executive of the private members’ club and hotel empire he founded 27 years ago after revealing a prostate cancer diagnosis. Jones announced that he was ‘transitioning from CEO to my original role as founder.’ The 59-year-old transformed Soho House from a single private members’ club in the central London district to a global network of 38“houses, spas, co-working spaces, and luxury hotels. The businessman said he was stepping back from day-to-day running of the company after cancer treatment had ‘changed my perspective and focus.’ He is being replaced as chief executive by Andrew Carnie, the company’s global president.” [H/T The Guardian]

Image courtesy of The Laundress

The Laundress recalls its cleaning products due to a potential bacterial contamination.

“On Tuesday morning, retailers that carry The Laundress cleaning products received a troubling note from the company. An email from interim CFO Tohfe Beidas asked vendors to ‘immediately cease all sales and distribution’ of products from the high-end, plant-based cleaning brand, due to ‘concerns that have arisen.’ Beidas then took the dramatic step of asking retailers to ‘quarantine’ their stock. More than 48 hours later, on Thursday evening the brand issued a notice on social media and its website, advising customers to immediately stop using The Laundress products in their possession, citing ‘the potential presence of elevated levels of bacteria in some of our products that present a safety concern.’ However, the brand wrote, ‘based on our investigation to date, we are not aware of any adverse health impacts related to this issue.’” [H/T Business of Home]

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announces an expansion by CannonDesign.

“A joint team of CannonDesign and Foster + Partners has been selected to design a new high-rise pavilion for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood. Design details are still being finalized, but the structure will stand a minimum of 30 stories in height and leverage Cannon’s expertise in modular construction techniques in order to deliver a ‘pioneering medical facility that will be at the forefront of innovation and patient care.’ The project is said to help meet MSK’s ‘evolving cancer care needs over the next century’ and add a more modern, 200-bed facility connected to the institution’s main building at the corner of E. 66th Street and York Avenue.” [H/T Archinect]

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