How the Memphis Design Movement Made a Comeback

This article is part of our latest Design special report, about creative people finding fresh ways to interpret ideas from the past.


To call an armchair or a bookcase “revolutionary” might seem like a stretch, but for the design world, the original show of the Memphis design movement was as genuinely shocking as the first Sex Pistols performance. But unlike his revolutionary punk predecessors, Ettore Sottsass, this design moment’s founder, certainly knew the rules he was breaking when the Memphis group debuted in Milan 40 years ago.

He was as enthusiastic about designing businesslike computers and typewriters for Olivetti as

A Panorama of Design

This article is part of our latest Design special report, about creative people finding fresh ways to interpret ideas from the past.


Foster + Partners. The firm has master-planned a $1.4 billion redevelopment of the landmark, which fell into decline after its conversion to a shopping mall in the 1980s.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2023, will largely preserve the building’s facade and repurpose original architectural elements such as the central glass-and-steel dome and a curved ironwork staircase. But the remainder is being demolished and rebuilt as a mixed-use complex with 139 residences, a Six

21 Badass Black Jeans To Wear With Everything You Own

There’s no denying the range that blue jeans have. Any situation, any style—they can do it all. They’re the Denzel of pants. But the best black jeans for men can do just about anything blue jeans can do—and sometimes even better. Classic American straight-leg jeans, workwear-inspired Japanese selvedge denim, trendy printed joints—all of the best men’s jeans look absolutely stellar when you turn on dark mode. Whether your wardrobe skews punk rock or preppy, minimalist or maximalist, the right pair of black jeans are the perfect foundation for building big fits. 

But what are the right black jeans for you? …

The Unbeatable Fall Style of Meet the Parents

For many—this writer included—autumn is associated with a specific strain of New York romantic comedies, especially those from Nora Ephron’s oeuvre. The late writer’s most beloved films basically treat fall foliage and cozy knitwear as secondary characters—especially 1989’s When Harry Met Sally, which has earned its status as both a top-tier rom-com and also A Great Fall Style Movie. But Ephron doesn’t have a stranglehold on cozy-clothing cinema. And while you might not think of the Ben Stiller 2000 comedy Meet the Parents as a legendary fall style film, well: you’d be mistaken. Today, the movie stands as a timeless …

Wardrobe Inquiry: Chlöe Bailey Spotted in NYC for Her Appearance on the ‘Tamron Hall Show’ Wearing Dead Lotus Couture Purple Latex Dress

 You ask, we answer @annelise.Alexandra says, “Hi! Where is her dress from?” 

Chlöe Bailey stepped out in NY for her appearance on the Tamron Hall Show wearing a Dead Lotus Couture “Silenzia” latex dress (£470), styled by Nikki Cortez. The dress was paired with Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong sandals in cappuccino and jewelry pieces from Rachelment and Fallon Jewelry.

The Dead Lotus Couture dress is handmade with the finest latex to provide an hourglass figure to the wearer, perfect for Chlöe Bailey who regularly flaunts her curves. “Silenzia” also features slightly puffed sleeves along with a plunging v-neckline for stylishly head-turning details. …

Amanda Knox Was Exonerated. That Doesn’t Mean She’s Free.

“That’s the sort of trap I’m in, where I’m constantly having to be in conversation with something that I would rather not,” Ms. Knox said.

“I’m constantly told that I should just disappear.”

What happened that night in Perugia may be debated forever. But there are some basic facts — not rumors, not wild theories from the prosecution, not tabloid spin.

The body of Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old student at the University of Leeds, was discovered in her bedroom in the house she shared with three roommates, including Ms. Knox, on Nov. 2, 2007.

Mr. …

JT Wears Custom Laurel DeWitt Blue Bamboo Look for ‘Ex For A Reason’ Video With Summer Walker

Summer Walker dropped her highly anticipated “Ex For A Reason” single and video, which featured City Girls member JT. For the visual, JT stunned in a baby blue ensemble adorned with bamboo earrings.

JT wore a custom look by Laurel DeWitt, styled by Bryon Javar and assisted by Simone G.W. Her look included a bralette top, denim shorts, and platform heels with each embellished with varying styles of bamboo earrings. Continuing the bamboo aesthetic, she also wore a pair of custom Rory Rockmore nameplate earrings. Additionally, the City Girl rocked rings from By Lolita.

This isn’t JT’s first bamboo-earring look …

Blacktag, a New Streaming Service, Has Big Plans

When Ousman Sahko Sow and Akin Adebowale founded Blacktag in 2019, they sought to answer two questions: What would a streaming platform for a digitally savvy Black audience look like? And how could it become a destination for Black talent?

It turns out both answers have a lot to do with pay.

“What we’re building looks at the exploitative nature of monetizing Black creativity and instead finds a way to bring it back into the hands of creators in a sustainable manner by paying them what they’re worth,” Mr. Sow, 30, said in a recent interview.

Over the last few

Sister Parish Rises Again, in a Pop-Up

Sister Parish, the grande dame of American interior decorating, was a young Depression-era mother when she embarked on her career. She had no formal training in design, and yet she went on to reimagine the rooms of the White House with Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband became president.

Mrs. Parish exalted luxury, yet the interiors she and her business partner Albert Hadley created for the homes of Brooke Astor, Bunny Mellon and Oscar de la Renta had a comfortable, lived-in feel. Rooted in traditional American decorative arts, she was the first to mix and match furnishings from different eras, styles

8 Socially Conscious Wedding Gift Ideas

Even if they’ve requested no gifts, showing up to a wedding without something for the couple can feel awkward. Newlyweds may direct guests to donate to a favorite cause or charity on their behalf, but when they don’t, it can be hard to find an alternative to arriving empty-handed.

In the same way a couple would appreciate a donation in their name, they may appreciate knowing you’ve chosen to buy them something that supports a small business. They may also enjoy knowing you’ve selected a gift that helps them live more sustainably.

The eight ideas that follow come recommended by