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Peugeot unveils modern update to its iconic lion’s head emblem.

French auto manufacturer Peugeot released the 11th update to its lion emblem since 1850. Conceived by the in-house design lab, the latest iteration of the logo is inspired by the concept of time and takes cues from the 1960s version. It features a new take on the iconic lion’s head inside a coat of arms and is intended to reflect the brand’s transition to electric vehicles by 2025.

Are disposables the next Instagram?

For those who are old enough to feel nostalgic about taking party photos with a disposable camera, the new photo-sharing app Dispo might be for you. Though it’s still in beta, users are flocking to the app for its retro aesthetic and lack of editing tools or captions. The kicker: the images “develop” overnight and hit your phone in the morning raw and unfiltered. Just like the good ole days.

U.S. Supreme Court might deal blow to provision protecting minority voters.

The most powerful remaining provision of the Voting Rights Act, a 1965 law designed to prevent racial discrimination in voting, hangs in the balance this week. Tuesday will decide the outcome, with a tenuous bipartisan divide on the matter.

Textile artist Federica Perazzoli transforms Milan’s famed Nilufar Gallery into a dreamlike launchpad for her new collection.

Swiss textile artist Federica Perazzoli, known for using her designs—imprinted on silk fabric, wallpaper, moquette, and carpet—to transform domestic spaces into environmental installations, has given the renowned Nilufar Gallery in Milan a fantastical makeover to launch her exclusive new collection.

Buffalo says its first National Register–eligible African American housing project can’t be saved.

Preservationists beg to differ. We agree. What a humble, very righteous public gazebo has ever existed like this? It’s not a gymboree, but it’s damn well done: a design for experience and mostly reflection. Built in 1939, Willert Park Courts in Buffalo, New York, was among the first public housing projects in the states. These ten two- and three-story structures are arranged north to south, on parallel tracks around a central courtyard. They were an American echo of German Zeilenbau modernist planning, in which orderly and cloistered apartments gave former slum dwellers access to light and green space.

Birks just got cooler: Central Saint Martins students redesigned the iconic sandal.

How the pandemic intensified our love for plants.

MyHeritage unveils AI deep nostalgia feature that animates faces in old photos.

Illustrator Flore Chemin constructs “runny landscapes” decorated with “grotesque and unsettling beings.”

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