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After delaying and subsequently canceling its 2020 edition, Salone del Mobile announced that it would take place April 13–18 at Milano-Rho fairgrounds. At the time, organizers thought the decision would give the world’s largest furniture fair enough breathing room to bounce back from coronavirus-induced closures that have effectively paused the cultural calendar, but it looks like a second wave will prolong the situation further. Organizers have now scheduled the show’s 2021 edition, its 60th anniversary, to take place Sept. 5–10. “Being able to hold Salone next year is an absolute priority for all of us whose lives depend on the design sector,” says Claudio Luti, president of Salone del Mobile. “We believe that moving the fair to September will leave enough time for the ongoing acute phase of the pandemic to subside and that this will provide a real chance to jumpstart the design sector on a global level.”
The online video platform unveils nominees for its Vimeo Festival and Awards (VFA), which assembles standout videos created this year. Spanning 14 categories with five nominees each, the lineup serves as a fantastic resource for exploring top-grade film content, including advertising, live-streamed events, animation, social media, comedy, drama, streaming channels, documentaries, and experimental work. There’s even a category dedicated to quarantine videos, which highlights creative explorations of life in lockdown and videos for good causes. Our favorite, meanwhile, is Jim Jenkins’s second recreation of Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray as a groundhog (there’s a tongue-in-cheek scene where they both play whack-a-mole). If you’re a film snob or not, check them out for prime viewing content.
The holidays are coming early for sneakerheads. New York City is auctioning off nearly 200 pairs of highly coveted sneakers and 14 pieces of sports memorabilia that the NYPD snatched from a drug bust on Long Island. The bidding war will also include office furniture, filing cabinets, and other business paraphernalia (unfortunately, no water coolers) usually found on the eBay store run by the Office of General Services. Bidding starts on Wednesday with four pairs of shoes, but more offerings will roll out in the coming weeks. On Thursday, connoisseurs can snatch Air Jordan 7/6 Retro “Golden Moments Pack,” featuring two pairs of Michael Jordan-inspired sneakers that typically sell for more than $500. We’re most impressed with an unopened pair of Nike Jordan Ultimate Gift of Flight—the shoes have been in the state’s possession since 2017, when the police issued four search warrants in Suffolk County as part of a long-term investigation of Richard Figueroa and his wife, Joan, who allegedly sold cocaine from their house and auto repair shop.