Old stone contrasts with polished brass inside En skincare store in Paris by Archiee

Curving brass partitions and vaulted stone ceilings both feature inside this Japanese beauty store in Paris, designed by local architecture firm Archiee.

Designed for new Japanese cosmetics brand En, the 150-square-metre store occupies the ground floor and basement of an 18th-century building in the centre of the French capital. It is the brand’s first physical shop.

Interiors of En skincare store, designed by Archiee

En’s unique selling point is that customers are able to create customised skincare products by mixing their choice of the brand’s some 100 “essences”, which include organic plant extracts, rock salts and tea-leaf powders. Continue reading

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Stunning Vintage Photographs Of The Early Teen Bicycle Messengers In 1908-1917

In 1908, the National Child Labor Committee hired Lewis Hine, a New York sociologist and photographer, to document the exploitative working conditions of child laborers in dozens of occupations, from mining and manufacturing to farming and newspaper selling. Among the many workers he captured were bicycle messengers in several southern cities. Almost immediately after the development of the…

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The Incredible Art of Jean-Yves Delitte

Jean-Yves Delitte is an artist who started out working for the famous and much beloved Tintin series of comics, he paired with writer Philippe Richelle on the Donnington series of comics in the Tintin universe that started in 1984. Over the next few years Jean-Yves worked with a series of writers to create the graphic novels The Behind the Scenes of Power, The Neptune, The New Tsars, Belem, Black Crow, and The Blood of the Cowards.

A native of Brussels, Delitte originally trained as an architect and a designer, this would remain his day job for many years even as he created countless thousands of individual artworks to illustrate over 50 comics and graphic novels that have been translated into countless languages and sold around the world. Continue reading

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Margrethe Odgaard designs curtains for Kvadrat that take cues from wainscoting

Copenhagen-based textile designer Margrethe Odgaard plays with perception of colour and space in this line of satin-woven curtains for Danish brand Kvadrat.

Debuted at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, the new curtain collection includes three different styles: Diorama, Panorama and Suite.

Diorama has a delicate pinstripe effect, whilst Panorama has a subtle split in the middle where the direction of weave changes, and Suite has bold vertical stripes in contrasting shades.

All three designs boast a rich colour palette, dyed in a range of 32 colours. They also all features one half that is a “polarised mirror of the other”, as one section uses a weave with a subtle shimmer effect, while the other has a more matt finish. Continue reading

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Reginae Carter & YFN Lucci Look To Be Back Together

Well it looks like Reginae Carter & YFN Lucci are back together. After reports were saying the two had broken up recently, Weezy’s daughter decided to get her man back. On Friday night, Reginae took to her IG to wish YFN Lucci a happy birthday, while also showing her love for him & sharing a picture of them cuddling up & kissing.

“Happy Fly day to you baby ❤️❤️I love you 😘,” she wrote as her caption while holding stacks of cash at what looks to be in a Subway restaurant.  Continue reading

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