Design

As Debenhams is set to stop trading, here’s what to buy in the department store’s closing down sale

<p>The pandemic dealt a devastating blow to the department store</p> (Debenhams)

The pandemic dealt a devastating blow to the department store

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It was recently announced that British department store Debenhams is set to close permanently after 242 years of trading, having been in administration since April.

The struggling retailer has previously cut approximately 6,500 jobs since May as the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent months-long lockdown dealt a devastating blow to the high street.

The business is soon to enter liquidation, meaning 12,000 employees could lose

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Keep Your Eye On These Young Designers From Around the World | W Magazine

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Yuhan Wang

“I never wanted to have my own business because I felt like that would mean working 24-7, having to think of everything,” says Yuhan Wang, 30, who started her namesake fashion label almost against her will. “Especially for a young designer without much money, it just sounded too hard.” After she earned her master’s from London’s Central Saint Martins in 2018, her dream of a career behind the seams appeared to be on

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Digital transformation, innovation and growth is accelerated by automation

The company of the future will be a new type of symbiotic organization of autonomous technology and autonomous humans, working effectively together, accelerating the flow of value, as and when needed, to our customers and all other stakeholders in the ecosystem. 

Your next company is designed like a Tesla. The power of automation and autonomy will define the purpose of digital transformation for businesses in the next normal. The benefit of automation will be the

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Another EV Maker Is Going Public. This One Is Trucks and Buses.

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Some of the electric vehicle startups that have gone public in 2020 have resembled business plans more than businesses, with years to go before having production models on the road, let alone profits to show for it. Many are great business plans no doubt, and that’s how companies are built. But not all investors are eager to bet on

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Rock band Wallace releases ‘Grapefruit’ album as music video film; some of it was filmed in Lancaster County | Food + Living

If you’re a band releasing new music, do you plan a hometown release show, or maybe a two-week tour somewhere? Or do you do something else entirely? 

In January, before the COVID pandemic hit Pennsylvania, members of the rock band Wallace started recording the first tracks of what would become “Grapefruit” – a series of music videos that interconnect with a film. The band, which features two members originally hailing from Lancaster, is now based 

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Virtual public hearing on roundabout near Lake Anna on Dec. 15 | News

The Virginia Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a virtual (online) design public hearing for the Route 522-208 roundabout project in Louisa County.  

The proposed $5.4 million project will replace the existing intersection of Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway) and Route 208 (New Bridge Road) with a single-lane roundabout. 

The online meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. VDOT representatives will make a presentation beginning at 4:30

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Which Is Best for You?

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Acorns and Robinhood are online investment tools both geared toward younger, newer investors, but they are still quite distinct. Acorns is a robo-advisor tool that helps people invest by automatically skimming the spare change off their digital purchases. This overage is then invested according to the platform’s algorithms and recommendations, and the result is a set-it-and-forget-it portfolio. Robinhood is a streamlined platform designed to make investing as easy and comprehensible as possible.

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Dua Lipa’s Very Expensive Concert Is the Future of Livestreaming

Dua Lipa’s Thanksgiving-weekend Studio 2054 livestream was a smashing success: It drew five million viewers — a number that Lipa’s team says is a new record for livestreams — and brought a starry guest list that included Kylie Minogue and Elton John. Fans can definitely expect more livestreams from Lipa, her management team tells Rolling Stone.

But on a broader scale, Lipa’s show was also a highly successful guinea-pig case for the music business, which

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The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson was held in 1937, open to “all American sculptors”. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. He received $1,000 for his effort.

Schlag’s concept for the obverse, which art scholar Cornelius Vermeule claimed was similar to

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Behind Dua Lipa’s Record Breaking Livestream

Dua Lipa’s Thanksgiving-weekend Studio 2054 livestream was a smashing success: It drew five million viewers — a number that Lipa’s team says is a new record for livestreams — and brought a starry guest list that included Miley Cyrus and Elton John. Fans can definitely expect more livestreams from Lipa, her management team tells Rolling Stone. 

But on a broader scale, Lipa’s show was also a highly successful guinea-pig case for the music business, which

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Miami Heat releases a new (and final) Vice uniform. The thinking behind the design and more

The story of the Miami Heat’s popular Vice campaign is a colorful one.

First, there was the white Vice uniform in the 2017-18 season. Then there was the black “Vice Nights” uniform that was released early in the 2018-19 season, and that was followed by the introduction of the laser fuchsia “Sunset Vice” uniform later that same season. It continued last season with the launch of the blue gale” “ViceWave” uniform.

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December must-see arts events in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler

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This winter in Phoenix means looking forward to socially distant outdoor shows, new art on display and virtual performances that will make you feel warm and cozy at home.

While many arts and culture organizations in the Valley are ramping up holiday-themed events like Ballet Arizona’s “The Nutcracker” and Childsplay’s “A Christmas Carol,” there are still several not-so-holiday-themed options, including a new exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Lisa Sette Gallery.

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That email about your delivery could be fake: Phishing scammers increase their attack on online shoppers

There’s been a huge rise in one particular form of phishing attack as cyber criminals look to exploit the combination of the holiday season shopping rush and the move to shopping online.

More online shopping means people are receiving more emails about the shipment and deliveries of their orders and cyber criminals are actively looking to take advantage of this with phishing emails impersonating internationally-known shipping companies. And while these campaigns predominantly target consumers, they’re

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December must-see art events in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler

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This winter in Phoenix means looking forward to socially distant outdoor shows, new art on display and virtual performances that will make you feel warm and cozy at home.

While many arts and culture organizations in the Valley are ramping up holiday-themed events like Ballet Arizona’s “The Nutcracker” and Childsplay’s “A Christmas Carol,” there are still several not-so-holiday-themed options, including a new exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Lisa Sette Gallery.

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Cottagecore holidays: Decorations with a homespun vibe

Along with bread-baking and closet reorganizing, another nesting trend on the home front is “cottagecore” style.

San Francisco Bay-area based Mariam Naficy, shown here, founder of online design marketplace Minted, has been making garlands this year out of various materials, including fragrant dried orange slices. “What I love about these is that they’re stunning yet easy to make. You can display on a mantle, bookcase, or drape one on your dining table surrounded by tea
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Make your own holiday wreath, build a succulent Christmas tree: 40 classes for plant parents to try in December | Food + Living

If you want to make a holiday wreath, learn about pruning or how to start beekeeping, there are dozens of classes to check out, online and in-person throughout December.

Throughout the Lancaster County region, there are hands-on classes that teach things like how to make a kokedama string garden, a holiday terrarium or a centerpiece arrangement.

There also are virtual events to learn how to design a great garden and how to make a Christmas

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Eurogroup approves changes to ESM bailout fund

Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe, on the screen, speaks during an online news conference following an Eurogroup video conference.

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LONDON — Euro zone finance ministers have agreed to strengthen the region’s crisis bailout fund — a long-awaited step that addresses how investors view the region.

The 19-member area is often criticized for not tackling the disparities among its economies. The differences between southern nations, which tend to have high

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The ExoMy Mars Rover Kit Is a Building Project for the Holidays

If you’re looking for a fun project for you or your kids this holiday season, then how about building a miniature “Mars rover”?

Don’t worry, the vehicle isn’t full size, and you don’t need millions of dollars to make it happen. You do, however, need access to a 3D printer as well as around $600 to purchase all of the necessary materials.

Created by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Planetary Robotics Laboratory, the diminutive ExoMy

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Es Devlin Takes a Turn at Center Stage

LONDON — She has created stadium extravaganzas for Beyoncé and Kanye West, fashion shows for Louis Vuitton, and theater sets for Harold Pinter. Now the stage designer Es Devlin, having collaborated with many of the greats, is getting ready for her own show.

Ms. Devlin, 49, is one of three artists (along with TeamLab and James Turrell) scheduled to exhibit work next year at Superblue, a new experiential-art center in Miami, housed in a 50,000-square-foot

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Kinjil Mathur, Chief Marketing Officer at Squarespace, on Work Fashion

In a bi-weekly series, we’re asking female executives, founders, CEOs—basically, boss ladies—about their “power suit” a.k.a. the outfit they wear every day for easy dressing to conquer whatever the job throws at them.


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When you get the chance to speak to powerful leaders in their fields, you use the opportunity to learn all you can from them—how they got to where they are, their goals and values, even why they make the wardrobe choices they

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