Virgil Abloh Unveils Minimal Take on Iconic Mercedes-Benz SUV

PARIS — For some people, a luxury car is all about napa leather seats and mahogany dashboards. For Virgil Abloh, it’s about stripping the car so bare, it doesn’t even have side windows.

Mercedes-Benz and Abloh, the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton men’s wear and Off-White, on Tuesday presented the concept car that is the first outcome of their collaboration, first revealed by WWD in July.

The designer teamed with Gorden Wagener, chief design officer at the German automobile-maker, to reimagine the box-shaped G-Class luxury SUV as a monolithic plaster-colored art piece, dubbed Project Geländewagen — a replica of which will be auctioned online by Sotheby’s from Sept. 14.

The duo transformed the off-road vehicle into a racing car, equipping it with racing tires and a Formula One-inspired steering wheel and seats. They stripped all the cladding and made the safety frame a central motif, with elements highlighted in baby

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How AI can give endangered elephants a fighting chance

At present, more African elephants are dying than being born. Over the last century, the world’s elephant population has declined 97% from trophy hunters, ruthless ivory mercenaries, and even terrorist groups. The Wildlife Conservation Society has pointed out that the global ivory trade leads to the death of up to 35,000 elephants a year in Africa. It’s easy to point a finger at China as the biggest market for poached ivory in the world, yet only five years ago more than a ton of confiscated ivory was crushed in New York’s Times Square by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

To make matters worst, in 2017 the Trump administration rolled back the ban on hunting elephants’, allowing elephants remains to be imported into the United States. Last week, PETA released a new undercover investigation that revealed video footage of a California man gunning down a curious young elephant just outside Kruger

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Apple AirPods, Adidas sneakers, Away luggage and more

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August was full of sales from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale to Amazon’s Big Summer Sale and early Labor Day sales. Although September doesn’t bring quite as many to the table, there are still a handful of great deals for you to take advantage of this month. Now that kids are returning to school, be that online or in-person, we’re seeing more back-to-school sales from retailers like Target, Kohl’s and Walmart. And as we enjoy the end of summer, stores offer slashed items, including clothing and outdoor furniture. And while we continue to work from home, retailers like Dell, Costco and Lenovo are giving you discounted

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10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now

10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now
10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

One of the latest trends in personal protective equipment (PPE) is face shields. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions that face shields should not be worn in place of a cloth mask, some people still opt to wear a face shield along with a mask for more coverage (and potentially more protection). There are plenty of places to buy face shields online, from Amazon to Etsy. 

Whether you’re looking for the most comfortable headband face shield or a stylish face shield (like the custom designed ones from Vistaprint), we’ve rounded up 10 of the most popular face shields you can buy right now based on reviews and ratings.

1. Polaroid Face Shield

The Polaroid shield is a popular pick.
The Polaroid shield is a
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5 Cool Accessories for Making Your Ride More Enjoyable

From Autoweek

This may be peak motorcycle riding season right now, so that means peak gear-buying season, too. Consider some of this gear if you’re going out on your motorcycle. It’ll keep you comfortable, cool, and safe. And those are the three main ingredients for a good summer’s ride.

Bluarmor blu3 A 10 and blu3 E 20 Helmet Air Cooler

Yes, the bluarmor blu3 A 10 is an air conditioner for your head! It attaches to the front of your full-face helmet and blows cool air directly into your face, thus making long rides so much comfier, particularly in stop-and-go city traffic where you’d be flipping up and then flipping down your visor all day. The blu3 E20 even offers Bluetooth connectivity and voice control of fan speed. Both offer cool(er) air inside what used to be the sweatbox of your brain bucket. To install, just peel off the stickers

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Boston testing lab suspended over virus results

BOSTON — State officials in Massachusetts said a Boston-based coronavirus testing lab that counts dozens of nursing homes among its clients has been suspended by the state after it returned nearly 400 false positive tests.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement Tuesday that it opened an investigation in early August after it became aware of an unusually high positive rate of COVID-19 tests reported by Orig3n Laboratory.

Retests found at least 383 false positives that were actually negative.

The state late last month notified Orig3n of “three significant certification deficiencies that put patients at immediate risk of harm,” including failure of the lab’s director to provide overall management and a failure to document the daily sanitizing of equipment used for coronavirus testing.

The department said the state issued the genetics lab a statement of deficiency last Friday, and the lab must now respond with a written

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Wisconsin Rural Students Face Digital Divide As Students Return

This is the third in a series of stories examining how school districts around the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. You can read the whole series here.

By Peter Cameron/The Badger Project

The 40-acre farmette where the Hellenbrand family lives in south-central Wisconsin is an eclectic mix of people and animals.

Amy Jo Hellenbrand and her husband raise corn, soybeans, wheat, heifers, chickens, goats and bunnies on their land just outside the village of Dane, about 20 miles north of Madison.

“We do have a little petting zoo,” she said with a chuckle.

They also raise four children — ages 11, 9, 8 and 5 — and up to five more children attend her home day care at least for part of the day.

That made this spring particularly challenging, when the pandemic forced schools across the state to close. Mirroring the rest of Wisconsin, education for the

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Knitting Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram

Knitting Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram

From exclusive patterns to sources for yarn and supplies, and everything in between, these crafters provide endless inspiration.

Knitting is experiencing something of a comeback in the DIY world right now, and it’s not difficult to see why. Equal parts crafty and cool, knitting is both a calming and creative way to design your own one-of-a-kind clothing and décor items. “Knitting is a tactile, rhythmic therapy for me,” Denise Bayron of Bayron Handmade explains. “Knitting, sewing, and the making of garments and home goods is a slow art. It forces you to sit down, pace yourself, and breathe.”

homebodyfibers via Instagram

Thanks to Instagram, there’s a whole new generation of knitting artists and ideas available at your fingertips. Looking for inspiration for your next project? Read on to learn about several modern knitting artists that are making major waves on the ‘gram.

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Best deals and steals in September

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August was full of sales from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale to Amazon’s Big Summer Sale and early Labor Day sales. Although September doesn’t bring quite as many to the table, there are still a handful of great deals for you to take advantage of this month. Now that kids are returning to school, be that online or in-person, we’re seeing more back-to-school sales from retailers like Target, Kohl’s and Walmart. And as we enjoy the end of summer, stores offer slashed items, including clothing and outdoor furniture. And while we continue to work from home, retailers like Dell, Costco and Lenovo are giving you discounted

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how the internet is destroying us

In 2010, the writer Zadie Smith urged users of Facebook to step back and consider the look of one’s Facebook “wall”: doesn’t it look ridiculous, she asked, “your life in this format? The last defense of every Facebook addict is: but it helps me keep in contact with people who are far away! Well, e-mail and Skype do that, too, and they have the added advantage of not forcing you to interface with the mind of Mark Zuckerberg.” The year 2010 is basically archaic, in social media terms, and yet Smith was spot on in reading Facebook not as an inspiring phenomenon, or even a world-opening tool of connection, but as a flattening, bottomless manmade trap – a series of narrow, insidious design choices made by a select group of real people.

Related: ‘A new kind of safe drug?’ Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on what could replace the streaming giant

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