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L’Objet’s First Personal Fragrances Journey Into Nature

When blue-chip homeware brand L’Objet launched an apothecary and home fragrance collection in 2018, they quickly became an industry favorite. Now creative director Elad Yifrach is building on that success with the launch of four eau de parfums—the brand’s first entry into personal scent. “Fragrance has been part of our DNA for a long time. Now, we feel ready to take the next step,” Yifrach says, noting how fragrance is the “ultimate expression” of one’s style. He devised the four scents—Bois Sauvage, Côté Maquis, Rose Noire, and Oh Mon Dieu!—in collaboration with master perfumer Yann Vasnier, who helped formulate each with natural, biodegradable, and fair trade ingredients to forge the olfactory experience of plunging into the heart of nature. —Ryan Waddoups

Noma’s pop-up at Ace Hotel Kyoto. Photography by Kotaro Tanaka

Noma takes up residency at Kyoto’s Ace Hotel with interiors designed by OEO Studio.

“The restaurant, which is based in Copenhagen, has transported its entire staff to the city in time for Hanami – the Japanese tradition of admiring the clouds of cherry blossom that appear in late March. At their temporary new home, staff will serve food in a restaurant space that feels more like a gallery, housing dozens of hand-crafted pieces as well as objects from nature.” [H/T The Spaces]

HOK is slated to design New York’s first proper soccer stadium for the 2027 season. 

“The $780 million stadium, financed by New York City Football Club, is slated to open for the club’s 2027 season—after the city hosts the FIFA World Cup—but first must go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and a review by the City’s Public Design Commission.” [H/T The Architect’s Newspaper]

Support for striking RISD workers has poured in from students, faculty, and locals.

“On April 12, RISD students walked out in a show of support for the workers. The following day, the school’s president, Crystal Williams, defended the school’s offer of an average wage of $17.90 per hour for the school’s lowest-paid maintenance workers, describing it in a statement as ‘a fair and reasonable resolution.’” [H/T ArtNews]

Drones above Björk’s Coachella set. Photography by C Wilson

More than 800 drones by Drift illuminated Björk’s career-spanning Coachella set. 

“The set—which included fan favorites such as Isobel, I’ve Seen It All, Hyperballad, and Joga—saw the drones create green, blue and red displays that matched each performance. She also performed Pluto as her encore finale.” [H/T NME]

Deborah Berke has relaunched her eponymous architecture firm as TenBerke.

“We’ve been thinking about it for some time—and it’s nice to finally say it aloud to an audience that isn’t just us. In a way, we are catching up to who we’ve been for a long time and finally using our firm name to better reflect that. Deborah doesn’t draw a napkin sketch and then walk away. Design has always been a conversation, amongst ourselves and with the creatives we often work alongside.” [H/T Architectural Record]

Bally opens a 3,200-square-foot concept store in New York’s Meatpacking District.

After an extensive refurbishment, this is the first Bally store to roll out the design concept displaying creative director Rhuigi Villaseñor’s new direction, starting from the new logo at the entrance. The flagship will showcase men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes and leather goods, with the goal to also serve as a multifunctional space dedicated to commerce and entertainment. [H/T WWD]

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