GOOD FOUNDATIONS: Louis Vuitton is releasing a book about the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores, from opulent window displays to bag bars. “Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interiors” will be published on Oct. 1 by Rizzoli and Editions de La Martinière, priced 60 euros, or $85. The 304-page tome will feature 300 illustrations and include unpublished architects’ sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki, among others. There will also be a limited edition version with three photographs on the cover, matched with three monogrammed fabric slipcases in gold, silver and copper, retailing for 125 euros, or $130.
New from Nike comes their Sky Force ’88 Vintage model in a medium grey colorway. Comprised of an entirely suede upper, the kicks are distressed subtly in signature Nike Vintage style, complete with a pre-stained midsole. The Sky Force ’88 is one of the more classic Nike basketball shoes – a little chunkier than a Blazer but less conspicuous than the Air Force 1.
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It took a lot of hot air – and a little bit of patience – but 343 hot air balloonists have finally broken the world record for taking off at the same time.
The high-flyers’ mass ascent at the 12th Lorraine World Air Balloon Festival, in Chambley-Bussieres, France, should have taken place on Monday. But bad weather put paid to their plans, meaning they had to postpone their lift-off until yesterday.
It is a warm summer’s night and the sun has just crept down below the horizon, finally going to sleep. But the world is still ablaze with light, as stars twinkle overhead. And on the ground, a different kind of magic appears. Golden flecks of light flash and float around. Fairies? Maybe some of them, but most are fireflies. Catching them in jars is mean, as they don’t last long. Time to bring the magic of fireflies into your homewith an Electronic Firefly in a Jar.
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time to share Miki and Mr. Blacc’s string-infused live rendition of the crooner’s biggest hit to date – “I Need A Dollar.”