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Kith’s new store in Williamsburg. Image courtesy of Kith

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Kith’s Latest Shop Is a Retro-Futuristic Take on Warehouses

On the heels of a newly opened flagship in the Miami Design District, Kith has unveiled its latest outpost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Founder and creative director Ronnie Fieg led a team of designers in creating a space that nods to the riverfront neighborhood’s ample warehouses. Sleek touches like brick, steel, and polished concrete are complimented by an atmospheric wood-paneled dome. Along with the brand’s regular offerings of sneakers and ready-to-wear, shoppers can satisfy other cravings at Kith Treats, the marble-clad sweets boutique. —Jenna Adrian-Diaz

“Notebook” by Laurie Anderson at Milan’s Cadorna Square. Image courtesy of Circa

Laurie Anderson’s vivid notebook sketches will be projected around the world in April.

Throughout the month of April, Laurie Anderson and Circa will present Notebook, a series of 25 animated chalk drawings extracted from the artist’s personal notebook. The drawings, a blend of poetry, politics, and personal musings, will be displayed globally on digital screens in Berlin, Milan, Seoul, Tokyo and London’s Piccadilly Lights. The project will evolve as a living narrative of words, drawings and stories and is part of Circa’s 20:23 programming, which aims to cultivate and nurture hope through art.

Ryuichi Sakamoto, the pioneering Japanese musician and score composer, dies at 71. 

Ryuichi Sakamoto, a pioneering Japanese composer and founder of the influential Yellow Magic Orchestra, has died at 71. Equally at ease creating futuristic techno, orchestral works, video game tracks, and intimate piano solos, Sakamoto’s music was emotive and deeply attuned to the sounds around him. He received multiple accolades, including an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Grammy, and two Golden Globes, and was known for his activism in Japan’s antinuclear movement after the Fukushima disaster.

The CFDA welcomes ten new members to its exclusive roster of 458 fashion designers. 

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has welcomed ten new designers to its membership roster: Tremaine Emory of Supreme, Greg Lauren, Brandon Blackwood, Raul Lopez of Luar, Danielle Hirsch of Danielle Frankle, and Daniel Roseberry of Maison Schiaparelli, among others. According to CFDA chairman Thom Browne, the new members “represent what America has to offer—diversity, creativity, and true individual talent.”

Glossier’s new shop in Boston. Photography by Brian W Ferry

Glossier’s pastel pink shop in Boston draws inspiration from the city’s architecture.

Glossier’s in-house team has designed a permanent store in Boston’s Newbury Street, taking inspiration from the city’s local architecture and status as a college student hub. The store’s interior features Glossier’s signature millennial pink shade covering the walls, while stylized versions of architectural moldings frame cased openings. Pale wood floors accentuate the soft color palette, and the bright lighting is designed to be flattering, while the exterior features tall windows, brass doors, marble panels, and bronze detailing.

The Jewish Museum will open a retrospective on Chloé founder Gaby Aghion this fall.

The upcoming exhibition “Mood of the Moment: Gaby Aghion and the House of Chloé” at the Jewish Museum in New York City will celebrate the life and entrepreneurship of Gaby Aghion, founder of French fashion house Chloé. An Egyptian émigré who became a fixture of the Left Bank intellectual scene, Aghion noticed a gap in the market between haute couture and the ubiquitous dressmaker copies worn by many women. The show will chart the label’s 70-year history with nearly 150 garments, sketches, and documents from the Chloé archive, including works by industry stars who launched their careers at the brand.

Attitudes have been souring toward Adidas following a series of high-profile missteps.

Adidas has weathered a rough few months, suffering from negative publicity following its split with Beyoncé and its alleged mishandling of a situation involving Kanye West’s antisemitic remarks. The sportswear giant also filed an opposition to a new trademark application from Black Lives Matter that includes three yellow stripes, citing potential shopper confusion, but retracted its opposition after consumer backlash. Columbia Business School professor Mark Cohen noted that Adidas’ biggest problem is that it allowed Kanye West to overshadow the brand, whereas Nike continues to invest in brand equity. Despite the recent troubles, there is still hope for Adidas to restore the momentum that made it so successful.

Tom Atton Moore’s hand-tufted textile installation at Burberry Paris. Image courtesy of Burberry

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Is there a foolproof way to twist Oreos apart so both wafers have creme?

A study suggests the moon’s surface could hold 300 billion tons of water. 

Scientists engineer bacterial syringes for programmable protein delivery.

Tom Atton Moore’s hand-tufted textiles grace Burberry’s windows in Paris.

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