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“EMANARE” by Paula Crown

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Paula Crown Spreads Positivity in Miami

“What positive message do you want to emanate into the world today?” This is the question Paula Crown will ask locals, Miami Art Week attendees, and global participants as part of her traveling installation, “EMANARE,” which will be projected onto Miami’s Wallcast tonight from 7–11pm. Inspired by Buddhist prayer wheels, EMANARE makes use of user-generated positive messages, which can be entered using a QR code or written directly on the artist’s website. These messages will layer and merge with each other over a background of pulsating, calming colors on the Wallcast and a musical background provided by New World Symphony Fellows. The artwork’s intent is to inspire everyone to be present, consider others, and spread positivity. 

Hacienda AltaGracia at the Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica

NYC’s Favorite Holistic Wellness Club Debuts a Costa Rican Satellite

Spread across 50 casitas designed by Nina Gotlieb and located on 180 acres of the verdant Talamanca Mountains, the Hacienda AltaGracia offers a holistic approach to vacationing thanks to a partnership with New York City’s next-wave health club, The Well

A tree sculpture by local artist Daniela Monge of Entre Nudos, suspended from the ceiling above a reflecting pool, welcomes guests into the tranquil space lined in Guanacaste wood and sisal. A glass-walled greenhouse is the place for purification rituals encompassing plant-based Costa Rican clays, loofahs, and oils activated by water, heat, and steam. Known for its innovative recovery experiences, everything from Maderoterapia massage treatments administered with wooden tools to ancient Chinese rhythmic breathing flows to astrological birth chart readings is on the menu at the Costa Rican outpost. Or just dawdle in the mindfulness-driven healing garden anchored by a show-stopping 700-pound crystal.    

Stadium 974 by Fenwick Iribarren Architects

The FIFA 2022 World Cup welcomes the world’s first dismountable stadium in Qatar.

In an effort to champion sustainable design, Spanish studio Fenwick Iribarren Architects has refashioned the former Ras Abu Aboud industrial district into an eco-friendly structure composed of recycled steel and repurposed shipping containers. Dubbed Stadium 974, the 40,000-seat venue diminishes assembly time, construction cost, and material waste as a result of its modular skeleton. Paired with greater water efficiency systems, the first-of-its-kind stadium also reduces water consumption by 40 percent compared to its traditional counterparts.

The British Fashion Council debuts a new category, Metaverse Design, for its ceremony.

Roblox, but make it fashion. That was the sentiment underlying the new “metaverse design” category at this year’s Fashion Awards, where the British Fashion Council partnered with the very popular online children’s gaming platform Roblox to honor digital design. The award was presented to user cSapphire at an online ceremony, which included a virtual red carpet at the virtual Royal Albert Hall. A Roblox-ified Alessandro Michele presented the award. cSapphire’s winning designs will be available on the platform through December 7. 

Milliner and fashion designer Adolfo, who dressed First Ladies in power suits, dies at 98.

Renowned as the designer who dressed First Lady Nancy Reagan in her hallmark power suits, Adolfo passed away in his Manhattan home on Saturday. His career started in the 1960s, when he was known as the go-to designer and milliner for New York society women. Eventually, his client list would include the Duchess of Windsor, Betsy Bloomingdale, and Gloria Vanderbilt—a testament to his influence among the who’s-who of society.

Airism 3D mask by Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka creates a stitchless mask inspired by underwear production for Uniqlo. 

The AIRism 3D mask, crafted by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, combines the soft comfort of underpants with a three-dimensional face shield that trades traditional stitches for welded fabrics. The shift in manufacturing techniques is expected to keep its three-layer structure and filter systems intact through laundry cycles while offering a polished silhouette.

At Art Basel Miami Beach, the muralist Lefty Out There “elevates” the humble Cheeto. 

Yacht the Basel—an event put on by Rock the Bells and Cheetos—will attempt to make this classic junk food the next banana-taped-to-a-wall. Taking place on a four-story Seafair megayacht, artist Lefty Out There will display his infamous squiggles rendered in Cheeto dust. Frankly, we’re surprised Shout isn’t co-sponsoring. 

An acclaimed New York architect was dropped midway for a Moscow museum expansion.

Enlisted to design a residential and commercial outpost for the State Hermitage Museum, Hani Rashid was “unceremoniously” dismissed by the Russian capital’s government and St. Petersburg real estate developer LSR. The reason? A more energy-conservative blueprint by Sergei Tchoban, the cofounder of Russian firm Speech, was more attractive. LSR said that Tchoban’s plan fulfilled the client brief more appropriately, as it made a more conducive use of exhibition spaces.

Vetements Fall/Winter 2023 collection

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The ultra-realistic humanoid AI robot Ai-Da gave the public a reading of her poetry.

Scientists have created a bacterial ink that can be 3D printed into living architecture.

Here’s the epic saga of when NASA once considered sending a boy band into space.

Vetements’ latest collection of graphic tees may appeal most to Bitcoin millionaires.

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