The technology is helping savvy companies (and enterprising entrepreneurs) find fresh opportunity in overlooked materials. Liz Brody Published 4:00 pm EDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Photo: Viktor Koen Photo: Viktor Koen Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Viktor Koen The Fashion Industry Is Insanely Wasteful. Can Blockchain Fix It? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Stephanie Benedetto has always been a material girl -- not in the Madonna kind of way, but as a wild child of fabrics. Her great-grandfather came from Austria in 1896 to New York City’s Lower East Side and made coats and boleros out of other immigrants’ furs. Her family has been in textiles ever since. But … [Read more...] about The Fashion Industry Is Insanely Wasteful. Can Blockchain Fix It?
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Supreme skate decks exhibited before their sale at Sotheby’s. Julian Cassady Last month, on January 25, Sotheby’s had one of their biggest Supreme auctions to date. Teaming up with streetwear collector Ryan Fuller, they auctioned every single Supreme skate deck dating back to 1998 and titled it “20 Years of Supreme.” Fuller originally assembled the collection over a 20-year period.Carson Guo was revealed by Sotheby’s as the collector who met the price at $800,000. Guo is a 17-year-old student who comes from a family of collectors and has big plans for the complete archive.Subscribe to Observer’s Arts NewsletterBefore this purchase, he had already acquired an impressive collection of art, collectibles, and fashion including paintings by Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet. This includes some smaller Supreme collectibles—specifically “a few box logo tees and accessories,” as he described to Observer.“My father is a collector who buys … [Read more...] about A Teenage Art Collector Is About to Make Vancouver a Destination for Skate Nerds
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When: Every fourth Wednesday, March through October, 1–2 p.m.Where: Bank of America Plaza, 333 S. Hope St., downtownWeb: Artsbrookfield.com/event/Acoustic-Caffeine-with-LacoWhat: Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to complement your afternoon cup of coffee. Presented by Arts Brookfield, this free monthly music series features live performances from area musicians. Invigorate your day with warm coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds by musicians from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.Who: Los Angeles Chamber OrchestraTickets: Free and open to the public. All ages. Free coffee served from 1 to 2 p.m.AGENDA FESTIVALWhen: Saturday, June 30Where: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long BeachWeb: AgendaFest.coWhat: This one-day event marries a curated mall of pop-up shops to a happenin' music fest.Who: Brockhampton, Lil Yachty, Billie Eilish, Fidlar, Yung … [Read more...] about Summer Is the Season for Music Festivals — Here Are the Best in SoCal and Beyond