Sotheby’s to Auction Rare Artist-Designed Nike Sneakers

This week, Sotheby’s put up eight rare works for sale as part of an online auction. While estimated price points ranging up to the high five figures for objects designed by notable artists may not stand out amid the famous auction house’s offerings, the particular medium might: Nike sneakers.

Titled “Cult Canvas,” it’s the first Sotheby’s auction dedicated solely to Nike’s rise in sneaker culture through eight rare and historical pairs of Nike Dunks. Pulling together sneakers designed by everyone from famous New York street artist Futura to toy designers like Michael Lau and notable French expressionist painter Bernard Buffet, this selection of ultrarare footwear artifacts curated by Applied Arts founder Ryan Chang celebrates sneakers with one foot in the worlds of both street fashion and fine art.

<div class="caption"> Peter Moore's “Bred” Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG (1985). </div>

Peter Moore’s “Bred” Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG (1985).

“We realized that this is a new form of art that people

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The Best Rolling Pins You Can Buy Online, According to Thousands of Reviews

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A good rolling pin is a must-have kitchen tool. A sturdy, well-designed rolling pin can last for decades and could even be passed down for generations. And a great one will also be of tremendous help to you right now. A quality rolling pin makes baking easier because it allows you to produce evenly and properly measured dough for pies and cookies. (There’s really nothing worse than taking what was intended to be a delicious, golden-brown baked good out of the oven and seeing it burned in parts and undercooked in others.) But because there are so many different options available to home bakers, it’s hard to know which rolling pin will best suit your needs. To help, we scoured the internet for all the best rolling pins, and we rounded up a list of the most highly-rated options according to hundreds and thousands of shopper reviews.

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The REAL Most Wanted Scores From The Biggest Home Sale Of The Year

We’ll spare you the extra-extra-read-all-about-it introductions and skip right to the shopping point: Way Day, Wayfair’s biggest annual home sale, is back. In addition to our impassioned coverage of the up-to-80%-off (plus free shipping!) event’s best overall steals and WFH-office essentials (desks, chairs, the whole lot), we’re also serving you the real most wanted deals.

After studying anonymous shopping data about Refinery29 readers’ top-shopped Wayfair buys alongside the site’s top-rated bestsellers, we pulled out the shiniest home gems that are currently on super-sale for the next 48 hours (tick, tick). And, to add to that aforementioned realness, each of the popular goods ahead features an IRL picture that accompanies its brimming pool of rave customer reviews. Scroll on to shop our guide to Way Day’s most strategic savings on the buys that savvy online shoppers really love — including everything from very expensive looking area rugs to sleek MCM-style

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The Best Sites For Stylish Holiday Cards

Once upon a time, a little version of you may have graced your family’s holiday card. Now you’re the one creating your own season’s greetings — and you need a site that will help you do it, whatever your goal or aesthetic. Maybe you want to express your holiday cheer with snaps of you and your friends over the year’s best occasions and accompany it with some witty holiday truism. Maybe you’re more the bleak, Instagram snowscape type. Or, maybe you like rich letterpress cards with tasteful typography. Whatever your vision, you want to reach out to loved ones with stylish and personalized good wishes for the year ahead.

Fortunately, creating a just-right-for-you card no longer involves hours spent trolling bargain bins at bookstores or sitting at home with Love Actually playing in the background, licking stamps and addressing envelopes — because the sites ahead put a modern, efficient spin

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Wayfair’s Biggest Sale Is finally Back & It Starts Today

Move over, Black Friday, there’s a new shopping holiday in town. Wayfair’s annual Way Day is the online retailer’s biggest sale of the year, when you can find up to 80 percent off thousands of products. Yup, we’re talking slashed prices on gel mattresses, high-end cookware sets, trendy furniture, pet essentials and so much more. Here’s some additional info you should keep in mind as you sift through the best sale of the season.

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What Is the Wayfair Way Day Sale?

Wayfair debuted Way Day back in 2018 in an effort to boost their revenue with one day packed with flash sales, à la Amazon Prime Day. The event turned out to be so popular they brought it back last year and increased the sale window from 24 hours to 36 hours, giving

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Volvo’s owner will offer its ‘transformative’ EV tech to competitors

It’s not uncommon in the car industry for competitor brands to work together to develop common technologies. However, in the following case, it seems that Geely, the Chinese carmaker that also owns Volvo, Polestar, and Lotus, is just going to sell its tech directly to its rivals.

According to a Financial Times report, Geely has created a new process for building electric vehicles, which it hopes will be one of a handful of platforms that will dominate the industry in the coming years.

The report says the new BEV (battery electric vehicle) platform could offer ranges of up to 700 km, make vehicles lighter, and scale from two-seater cars up to large minibuses that transport dozens of people at a time.

“Our development of this transformative electric vehicle architecture marks the biggest leap forward at Geely in more than a decade,” said Geely chairman, Li Shufu.


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How UX designers can save us from our own shitty passwords

In 2019, cybercrime cost businesses more than $2 trillion globally. With the influx of digital products, more and more people are reusing login credentials – the leading cause of data breaches. For too long, the user experience of password management has been ignored. It’s time for designers to rethink every aspect of password UX.

Much of our lives are digitally managed. There’s an app, website, or SaaS platform for nearly every aspect of the human experience, and they all require passwords. With so many accounts come problems.

According to, 80% of data breaches are traced to weak or reused login credentials, 61% of people use the same password for multiple accounts, and only 44% of users change passwords at least once per year.

That’s a lot of trust to place in online platforms. If one app is hacked, all accounts are vulnerable.

Password ux
Password ux

The present-day password situation is

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What To Know About This Easy, Chic Trend

“They are not corny anymore,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said about press-on nails back in 2019. While on a train to Washington, D.C., the congresswoman showed her Instagram followers how she applied the nails in a matter of minutes. And she was right ― the nails are suddenly trendy.

In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, we’ve seen celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Ariana Grande jump on the press-on wagon. 

But why? 

Blake Lively wore <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a set of Kiss press-on nails that took more than a month to customize" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a set of Kiss press-on nails that took more than a month to customize</a> at the 2018 Met Gala in New York. (Photo: Taylor Hill via Getty Images)
Blake Lively wore a set of Kiss press-on nails that took more than a month to customize at the 2018 Met Gala in New York. (Photo: Taylor Hill via Getty Images)
A closer look at Lively's press-on nails. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images)
A closer look at Lively’s press-on nails. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images)

First, a primer: While acrylics and gels can use tips or forms to extend the length of your nail, press-ons are applied to the entire surface of your natural nail. Many press-on kits cost less than $10, while a

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Royal Mint launching Winnie the Pooh 50p piece for Disney fans everywhere


Disney favourite Winnie the Pooh will be making his first appearance on a coin as part of a new series from the Royal Mint.

From today, fans of Pooh bear and coin collectors alike can get their hands on a 50-pence piece adorned with a watercolour illustration of the iconic character with a jar of honey.

The drawing is courtesy of the original illustrator for the bear and his friends, EH Shepard.

Not unlike the Beatrix Potter coin collection, this will be part of a wider Disney collaboration, with Winnie the Pooh’s friends Piglet and Christopher Robin appearing in other coins coming soon.

“I’m honoured to have been able to work on this exciting coin. Winnie-the-Pooh was a huge part of my childhood and forms some of my fondest memories,” Daniel Thorne, a product designer at The Royal Mint who worked on the Winnie-the-Pooh commemorative coin says.

“So I

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Amazon launches climate-friendly program to help shop for sustainable products


Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Surge by at Least 50%

Is it time for the bears to break out the champagne glasses? Not so fast, says Goldman Sachs. Volatility has ruled the Street for the last few weeks, leading some to conclude that those with a more pessimistic outlook had been vindicated, but the firm believes stocks can still climb higher.According to Goldman Sachs’ head of U.S. equity strategy, David Kostin, the S&P 500 could still hit 3,600 by the end of the year, and 3,800 by mid-2021, on the back of vaccine-related optimism and progress with the economic reopening. This would reflect gains of 10% and 16%, respectively, should the index ultimately reach these targets.“Despite the sharp sell-off in the past week, we remain optimistic about the path of the U.S. equity market in coming months. The Superforecaster probability of a mass-distributed vaccine by Q1

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