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Although well-established in Japan for many years, Paul Smith lacked a notable presence in Osaka, the country’s second largest city. Well, that was yesterday. Finding a premium location smack on Mido-suji dori, a bustling tree-lined artery in the heart of the city, the British luxury brand rubs shoulders with peers from the industry, such as Hermès, Commes des Garçons and Louis Vuitton. The Paul Smith flagship store occupies a 213 sqm. (2,293 sq.ft.) on the ground floor of a 12-storey office building and the façade has been especially modified and now features faux glazed blue bricks and both a doorway and windows framed by shiny green metal.

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Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu, founders of Yabu Pushelberg and Yuichiro Hori, the founder of the furniture label Stellar Works join forces for the new brand

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British designer John Pawson has applied his signature minimalist aesthetic to a Barbican flat, which is simply arranged around a maple wood volume.

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Rome wasn't built in a day – much like the world-famous companies that we all recognize today. Even they had to start from something – and you might be surprised when you find out that quite a few of them started out by doing things completely different than they are doing now.

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Feel guilty about tossing your cup every day? CupClub has a plan.

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Tooth is a sustainable option for your old, disposable toothbrush that features an durable metal handle and replaceable heads. Check it out here.

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Kaizen coffee co. is known as one of the best specialty coffee places in Bangkok, founded by a young barista, Arnun Wattanaporn whose passion is highly influenced by Australia’s vibrant coffee scene. After a widely successful reception from its coffee lovers, Kaizen has recently launched its new home in Ekamai, one of the prime locations in the heart of Bangkok.

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Design Boom

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from june 22nd to august 18th, 2019, visitors will be able to enjoy all the products designed by the kengo kuma and produced by time & style amsterdam.

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Located on Paris’s iconic Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the historic Art Deco bank building from 1932 is uncovered by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group to create a carefully curated retail laboratory for the world’s leading fashion, food, and lifestyle brands — merging a new hybrid retail model that bonds with the surrounding city.

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The hotel giant, which faces stiff competition from Hilton and Airbnb, uses the lab to get insights into the smallest details–from the shape of wall sconces to the location of electrical outlets.

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The South Korean illustrator talks us through her latest publication, exploring the unnoticed movements in quiet landscapes.

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The Turner prize nominee on socially engaged art and why his family is part of his new Art Night show

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The single-serve espresso machine first appeared in Italy in 1901. More than 30 years later, Alfonso Bialetti popularized an even more democratic coffee maker for home use: the Moka Express. This version (now patented) became an iconic symbol of Italian coffee culture—simple yet dignified. The historically significant eight-sided machine helped to make at-home coffee brewing…

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People had to get by without the search engine giant before it was launched in 1998. But is it possible to live your life – and do your job – without it these days?

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Anita le Roy set up Monmouth Coffee Company in 1978, and while other coffee shop operators have mutated into global chains, Monmouth has stuck to its knitting. It sources and roasts coffee from single farms, estates and cooperatives, which it sells to …

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In two years’ time, the Lower East Side will be home to the world’s first underground ‘green’ space – the Lowline

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