Phenomenal Engagement Levels of Instagram Star, Semsi the Pathfinder Raked 54k followers in 3 Months
Influence.com will partner with fashion influencer Semsi Salvino to promote the company's brands on Instagram and other social media channels. Semsi, a 14-year-old boy based in London, has quickly gained attention from prominent fashion designers worldwide due to his unique point-of-view and bold, expressive style choices. He works with his older sister and partner, Jema Salvino, who handles the business development side of Salvino's work.
Instagram has taken note of Salvino's growing influence and has shared the young influencer to their 244 million followers. He was also recently recognized as a "super node influencer" in the Garage magazine article "Is Being an Influencer a Kind of Performance Art?"
Salvino is regularly attired in boundary-breaking, gender-neutral streetwear on his Instagram posts. He has gained over 54,000 followers through his avant-garde fashion choices, which feature brightly-colored clothing selections, braided and beaded hairstyles and bold shoe styles. With his popular Instagram page and growing influence in the fashion world, he hopes to inspire others also to be bold in their fashion choices and pursue their dreams.
Semsi nurtured his burgeoning fashion sense from an early age, gradually becoming more adventurous with his choices and steering away from neutral color palettes. He began collaborating with his sister, Jema, to curate apparel combinations that juxtapose streetwear and high fashion and blur distinctions between class and gender. She focuses on amplifying their platform & the overall strategy for their lifestyle brand through leveraging collaborations with trending streetwear/high fashion brands. They have also created a clothing reseller business with the vision to use that platform for their own brand drops. Together, the siblings are launching a new street wear company to produce their own gender-neutral clothing and accessories, the first of which they hope to release to the public next year.
Apart from fashion, another pillar in Semsi's lifestyle company is Streaming his strategies in gaming. He is already a top ranking Fortnite player and started his Twitch account, semsisalvino, to share his moves.
According to Magnolia Sevenler, director of Influence.com, "Salvino's unique look and broad appeal to young audiences of all backgrounds has made him the perfect ambassador for many of Influence.com's progressive fashion brands. We are looking forward to having him represent clients in several diverse and exciting upcoming campaigns."
Coral Springs Museum of Art Welcomes New Art Exhibition "Metamorphosis - The Beginning" from Daniel Winn
The Coral Springs Museum of Art will celebrate a new, captivating exhibit by Daniel Winn entitled "Metamorphosis - The Beginning." The exhibit will run from September 29, 2018 until November 17, 2018 and include a complimentary artist reception on October 11, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Museum located at 2855a Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065.
"Daniel Winn's goal of exploring human existence with free-will and divinity is astounding," said Julia Andrews, Executive Director of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. "Here at the Museum, we strive to provide our guests with not only beautiful art exhibits, but pieces that can open their minds. Our complimentary artist receptions also allow guests to speak with artists first-hand to dig deeper into their mind."
A once wealthy family from Vietnam, Daniel Winn and his family arrived to the United States in 1975 with little to nothing. An ex-medical student, Winn began his artistic career by helping other artists develop their artistic style and later, founded Masterpiece Publishing, Inc. in 1997, one of the nation's leading fine art agencies. Acting as an agent and curator, he curated museum and gallery exhibitions throughout North America and Asia, in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. At age 50 (the year 2016), Winn returned to his artist core and began to create art again – "Existential Surrealism."
Winn's exhibit "Metamorphosis - The Beginning" draws upon his own life experiences, Vietnam culture, and contemporary cultural influences of his home in the United States. Guests can expect to experience Winn's figurative work, as it focuses on the human experience while incorporating abstract and mythological elements to communicate the mysticism of creation.
Admission to the artist reception on October 11, 2018 is free to the public. The Coral Springs Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students (with valid id) and children ages 5 to 17. Admission for children under 5 years old is free. For more information, contact the Coral Springs Museum of Art at (954) 340-5000 or email@example.com and online at coralspringsmuseum.org.
About Coral Springs Museum of Art
Coral Springs Museum of Art serves Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida, by offering an art immersion experience focused on celebrating present day, nationally recognized and Florida artists who create Traditional, Modern and Postmodern art. Since its opening in early 1997, the museum has hosted more than 600,000 visitors and students and exhibited the work of more than 200 artists in its galleries, including well-known artists such as Alexandra Nichita, Romero Britto, Wolf Kahn, Duane Hansen, Clyde Butcher, Jose Bedia, Royo, Yuroz, Dale Chihuly and Toulouse-Lautrec. The museum, which features a permanent collection and an extensive sculpture garden, is open to the public and offers numerous classes, programs, events and exhibits for children and adults. For more information, visit coralspringsmuseum.org.
ArtUp launches Artivism, a new podcast featuring artists and creatives who work at the intersection of art and social change
Artivism is a new podcast brought to you by ArtUp, a Memphis based organization with a mission to invest in creative entrepreneurs. Launching today, Artivism highlights the projects, careers, and contributions of artists and change makers both locally and nationally.
Hosted by Linda Steele, Founder and CEO of ArtUp, and powered by Kudzukian Network, the podcast presents a series of engaging interviews. Artivism explores how creativity has been used to challenge and transform long-standing ideas about equity, diversity, and inclusion.
"Artivism elevates the work and amplifies the voices of artists who are leading the charge to change society through art and activism," said Linda Steele. "You'll hear from painters, musicians, hip-hop artists, chefs and others who are all weaving social activism into their creative practice."
Upcoming Artivism episodes include:
"The podcast offers a window into the minds and motivations of some of society's most creative agents of change," said Larry Robinson, President and CEO of Kudzukian Networks. "At KUDZUKIAN, our driving mission is to provide a platform for gifted talent and unique content, like we have with Linda and Artivism. It goes without saying, Artivism's best days are ahead!"
ArtUp is an arts-based start-up and creative enterprise. ArtUp adds creative value to people, places, and communities. The mission is to invest in creative entrepreneurs to empower disinvested communities. The vision is to artup communities for the advancement of economic, social, and racial equity.
ArtUp and its signature initiative, the Fellowship, was incubated at the United Arts Fund, ArtsMemphis. ArtUp was founded in 2017 and is fiscally sponsored by Community LIFT. While at ArtsMemphis, The Fellowship received the 2016 Inaugural Robert E. Gard Award from Americans for the Arts and a 2016 and 2017 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. ArtUp is a 2017-18 member of NEW INC, the New Museum's cultural incubator in New York, NY. ArtUp founded and operates the Orange Mound Gallery (OMG) in the first African-American neighborhood for home ownership. ArtUp hosts the podcast Artivism on the Kudzukian Network.
About Linda Steele
Amherst College and Harvard University graduate Linda Steele is the Founder and CEO of ArtUp, a project that began as a community engagement initiative at ArtsMemphis to use the Arts as a tool for social change in disinvested communities. In 2014, Steele launched the Fellows program to build the capacity of Memphis arts groups, artists, and neighborhood leaders in the emerging field of arts-based community development and has presented the work to audiences all across the country. Her work has received numerous awards such as the inaugural Robert E. Gard Award from Americans for the Arts and an Artworks grant from The National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of the Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights Ohio, Linda has used her arts management expertise to help open the first arts-based private pre-school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She has served in leadership positions at Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Cool Culture, Inc. and has an extensive background in youth development and education.
Brookdale Senior Living announces nine nominations for the Second Annual Celebrate Aging Film Festival. Determined to change the perception of aging, Brookdale uses the film festival as a platform to celebrate the creativity and wisdom of our elders.
The nine nominated films will be honored during the Second Annual Celebrate Aging Film Festival, which will be held Oct. 3, 2018 at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. Residents from the nine communities with nominated films, accompanied by a Brookdale associate, will travel across the country to attend the festival. These "movie stars" will receive the celebrity treatment; including a red carpet walk with photographs and a special screening and awards show.
Brookdale communities had until July 1 to submit their film. From there, the 62 submitted films were narrowed to nine in the Best Writing, Best Technical Design, Best Acting, and Best Picture categories. The nine finalists are all eligible for the Ecolab's People Choice Award, with voting soon to be open to the public. In addition to these awards, one film will claim the Courage Award. This category highlights the true stories of courageous older adults who are living life to the fullest.
Brookdale's Celebrate Aging Film Festival was created to help change the perception of aging and gives residents and associates the opportunity to work together to develop a compelling story. Using only iPads provided by Brookdale, residents and associates shot, directed and edited a five-minute movie that celebrates aging.
"It's simply amazing to see the creativity, thought and passion our communities put into these films," said Carol Cummings, senior director of Optimum Life Engagement. "Last year's films were so inspiring, and this year's nominated films really capture the spirit of our festival. There are some really great stories and touching moments that will make the audience think. That's the whole point of the film festival. We want to change how people think about aging."
Brookdale associates in Chicago, Milwaukee and Nashville will view all nominated films by August 23 and cast votes as part of the voting "academy."
Ecolab, Brookdale's trusted partner in providing clean, safe and healthy environments for its residents, generously sponsors the Celebrate Aging Film Festival.
Exhibition of Paintings, Decorative Art, Furniture, Garments and More Revives Splendor of the French Capital during the Belle Époque
October 12, 2018-January 6, 2019
The Frist Art Museum presents Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, an exhibition that revives the splendor of the French capital at the turn of the twentieth century, when millions visited the site of the International Exposition. Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts in Paris with additional loans from other Parisian museums, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist's Ingram Gallery from October 12, 2018, through January 6, 2019. The Frist is the first of three venues in the United States to present this iteration of an exhibition that was originally on view at the Petit Palais in 2014.
With the International Exhibition of 1900 as its starting point, the exhibition offers a focused look at the different ways in which Paris became the entertainment capital of the world. Belle Époque Paris, a period of relative peace and prosperity stretching from 1874 to 1914, was the site of intense artistic and architectural innovation, which gave rise to entertainment forms that continue to remain relevant.
Bringing together over 250 objects—paintings, sculptures, decorative art, costumes and fashion accessories, posters, photographs, and more—kept mainly by the City of Paris museums, Paris 1900 immerses visitors in the era's sparkling atmosphere of elegance, pleasure, and festivity. Major artists represented in the exhibition include Pierre Bonnard, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as many others working across multiple mediums.
The exhibition also tells the story of a vibrant and swiftly changing city. Although Paris was quite different from its idealized representation in posters and advertisements, the turn of the century was indeed an exceptional time. The city was growing rapidly and had a population of nearly three million by 1914. Additionally, Paris attracted travellers for both business purposes and leisure activities. "It is fitting that Nashville is the first stop of this exhibition's tour," says Frist Art Museum curator Katie Delmez. "Like Paris in 1900, Nashville is also in the process of dramatically transforming itself into not only a national cultural hub, but an international destination for entertainment as well. The similarities are striking. Paris was dealing with infrastructure and traffic challenges and a tremendous construction boom, issues that Nashville is now grappling with."
The objects will be presented in six groupings: "Paris, Showcase of the World"; "Art Nouveau"; "Paris, Capital of the Arts"; "The Parisian Woman"; "Traversing Paris"; and "Paris by Night."
The first section, "Paris: The World's Showcase," introduces visitors to the physical transformations the city underwent leading up to the International Exposition. Architectural drawings and paintings illustrate the building of the city's first metro line and new train stations, bridges, and buildings like the Petit Palais and Sacré-Couer.
Perhaps the most emblematic artistic movement of the Belle Époque was Art Nouveau, an international style that drew inspiration from nature and tested the long-established hierarchy of art by valuing forms traditionally considered "minor," such as bookbinding, posters, and jewellery.
Underscoring the rich variety of artistic movements of the period, "Paris, Capital of the Arts" features works by well-known Impressionist, Symbolist, and Nabis artists along with objects made by less familiar but equally impressive figures such as the female sculptor Camille Claudel and academic painter Paul Émile Chabas.
The creative energy and innovation of the fine art scene influenced the fashion industry. The birthplace of both haute couture and the department store, Paris was unquestionably the capital of the fashion world at the turn of the twentieth century. "The Parisian Woman" section explores the sartorial mastery that captivated and inspired countless artists, artisans, and writers. Advertisements, fashion plates, paintings, costumes and accessories, offer a comprehensive look at the period's fashion.
The final portion of the exhibition, "Paris by Night," turns its attention to new forms of leisure and spectacle and the city's abundant and thriving nightlife. Cinema, the circus, theme parks, and sporting matches were new and popular attractions. Cabarets, like the famous Chat Noir (immortalized in Théophile Steinlen's black cat poster) and Le Moulin Rouge were also attracting large audiences with their dance and music routines. More upper-class venues such as the Théâtre de l'Opéra and restaurants like those depicted in Henri Gervex's sumptuous painting of elegant restaurant-goers exemplify the vast array of options.
"Paris 1900: City of Entertainment offers a rare and in-depth look into the spirit of joie de vivre that pervaded Paris at the turn of the last century," says Delmez. "While the burst of optimism and creative energy would be halted with the outbreak of World War I, the exhibition brilliantly captures and retells the period's long-lasting influence on future generations."
Exhibition organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts, with exceptional loans from the Musée Carnavalet – History of Paris and the Palais Galliera Museum of Fashion, Paris Musées
Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia (Bekraf), the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy initiated by President Joko Widodo, has curated eight Indonesian designers to participate at 2018 NY Now in Javits Center, New York City, United States, August 12-15. Having went through a strict curatorial process since March 2018, Kana Goods, Indo Risakti, Sackai Bags, Siji, Kayou, Pala Nusantara, Noesa, and Jenggala will exhibit at the event.
Those names will be taking their part along with 24,000 retailers who bring excellent craft products from various countries. Entitled "IDentities", the Indonesian Pavilion booth is set to attract buyers and enthusiasts from all over the world, in particular the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. It aims to promote Indonesian culture, heritage, and tradition in order to boost domestic products competitiveness in global market, through craft and fashion.
NY Now is the leading market for home and lifestyle products held twice a year. It features collections of homewares, lifestyles, and handmade crafts, and regularly attended by more than 20,000 buyers from around the world.
"This year marks the third year of Indonesia's participation in NY Now market and we can see the huge potential of Indonesia's creative economy. We are committed to support Indonesia's craft designers and to promote our contemporary designs to the world," says Joshua Puji Mulia Simandjuntak, Deputy Chairman for Marketing of Bekraf.
The United States is still the largest market for Indonesia's craft and furniture products, contributing USD 700 million of export value. Furthermore, Triawan Munaf, Chairman of Bekraf, stated that Indonesia's creative economy sector contributed USD 64 billion in 2016, equal to7.44% Indonesia's GDP. He is confident the sector's contribution will grow up to USD 70 billion by the end of 2018.
"To adjust to the current global market needs, all products must have a touch of handmade, possess typical Indonesian traditional character and made in Indonesia. The production must also be environmentally friendly. In addition, each product must have a story to describe the design concept or the value of empowering rural communities," Joshua concludes.
Bekraf collaborates with a number of parties for this event, including Indonesian Consulate General in New York, and supported by the international curator Jennifer Isaacson from the United States. There are also Indonesian expert curators involved in the process, namely Diana Nazir from the Indonesian Society of Interior Designer (HDII), Yanna Diah Kusumawati from the Association of Exporters and Producers of Indonesian Handicraft (ASEPHI), and Christianto Prabawa from the Indonesian Furniture and Craft Industry Association (HIMKI).
Carrying the Modern Contemporary Design to The Next Level
In an era of throwaway goods, the human touch, longevity, uniqueness, and a strong story behind each item always brings great satisfaction to the buyers. Having become aware of that, Sancaya Rini, a mother of four kids, pioneers the slow fashion movement in Indonesia through her proud product - Kana Goods. It specializes in using natural (indigo) dyes extracted from the leaves as contemporary handwritten batik.
Unlike ordinary batik techniques, one piece of Kana's Indigo batik needs to be dyed at least 10 times a day, for seven consecutive days. "Our mission is to introduce the value of natural dye as a unique and sustainable art form. We aim to give value, not only through our products, but also real contributions to empower the communities and to preserve the environment," says Sancaya Rini, Founder of Kana Goods.
Sancaya adds, "Slow fashion typically describes long-lasting and locally manufactured clothing. We take initiative to reduce the use of water and chemicals. Most importantly, we are able to re-dye every product once the colors start to faded, so the customers don't need to purchase another one."
Meanwhile, Indo Risakti offers traditional craftmanship from Yogyakarta, producing premium home decorative handicrafts to complement your modern contemporary house. They use recycled and green materials for the handicrafts, such as wild plants and water hyacinth. Indo Risakti also contributes to help up to 600 local crafters in Bantul, Yogyakarta, since it was founded back in 2012.
"The majority of the Bantul community are farmers and farmworkers. We educate them through artisanal handicraft workshops, from grass weaving to producing handcrafted baskets, and we also have a program to enrich their entrepreneurial skills. As a result, these farmers are able to earn extra money on the side," adds Windu Sinaga, Director of Indo Risakti. The biggest market of Indo Risakti's handcrafted products is the United States, reaching 75% of its total exports.
The Fourth Annual Official Latino Film and Arts Festival Teams Up With the City of Coachella to Bring the Best American Latino Produced Films.
The Official Latino Short Film Festival is back to showcase over 100 short films written, directed and/or produced by U.S. Latino filmmakers from diverse communities across the nation. The festival's mission is to showcase, nurture and support emerging creative American Latinx filmmakers in the United States, as well as support culturally inclusive films and filmmakers that present true American diversity. In order to help achieve this mission, Official Latino, for the first time ever, is hosting a bi-coastal film festival by screening films in New York City and Coachella, California.
The official sponsor and presenter is The City of Coachella with additional support from global beverage alcohol producer DIAGEO, The Riverside County Film Commission and Culturas Music - Arts, among others.
The festival will hold preliminary "semi-finalist" film screenings in New York City. The qualifying films from the NYC screenings will travel to Coachella to screen with West Coast films. The films presented in Coachella will compete for awards valued at a combined total of $5,000. According to Latinx filmmaker, president and founder of Official Latino Film and Arts Festival Danny Hastings, "The City of Coachella expressed interest in sponsoring the festival, so we decided to hold the festival in their brand-new library and conference building across the street from City Hall. It is an exciting up-and-coming place with a predominantly Latino population offering rich culture, American heritage, history and art. In fact, with this support, I predict the Official Latino Film and Arts Festival will become the Sundance or Tribeca for the emerging Latinx filmmaker in the U.S.A."
In an article published in the Desert Sun, Mayor of Coachella Steve Hernandez stated, "The festival represents another step towards establishing Coachella as a destination for visitors interested in culture and the arts as well as an opportunity to capitalize on its now world-famous name. It's a bold move, it's going to put Coachella on the map and I think we're definitely in a position to support it."
Jesus Olivares, a resident of Coachella, stated, "The news of a film and arts festival in the City of Coachella is great for our diverse community. For far too long, the City of Coachella has been on the sidelines as other Coachella Valley cities host their own festivals. It's great to hear that Mr. Hastings is willing to expand his festival to the City of Coachella. I can't wait to attend with my family."
Centered on the theme of "The Awakening of the Sleeping Giant," the festival will also feature panel discussions hosted by top industry executives and Latinx filmmakers and actors. Culturas Music - Arts, a City of Coachella non-profit cultural organization, has partnered with Official Latino to oversee the art exhibition and a special musical guest performance.
"Lastly, this is an American domestic film festival with the main focus on American content while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Ninety percent of the content screened is in English and produced here in the United States. Our audience is as diverse as the films we screen. We curate our screenings by themes, for example, we have a block of films all directed by women, another called American Diversity and another block of films showcasing LGBTQ narratives among others."
For more information, please visit www.officiallatino.com.
This summer, Harbour City, the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong, teams up with SNARKITECTURE, the renowned New York-based collaborative and innovative design studio, to create their first interactive art installation in Hong Kong -- "BOUNCE". It is a tailor made art campaign from the idea of enlarging the ordinary bouncy ball to combine with their signature "pure and white design" staging on Harbour City's unique outdoor location from 10 Aug to 2 Sep, 2018. Meanwhile, an installation featuring a massive invasion of balls is also held at the Gallery by the Harbour.
Harbour City specially invites the New York design studio, SNARKITECTURE to create their first exhibition in Hong Kong. By transforming the familiar into the extraordinary, SNARKITECTURE makes architecture perform the unexpected. They have done an innovative signature installation "The Beach" in National Building Museum in Washington D.C., Paris, Bangkok and Sydney before. Their work received a lot of international media attention and become the "hot-pick" for many instagrammers.
"BOUNCE" is an immersive and interactive installation designed by SNARKITECTURE, which is building a large "stadium" situated along the Hong Kong waterfront. To investigate the boundaries between art and architecture, this time they are using the concept of "bouncy ball" to create a surreal interactive playground. The visitors are invited to roll, lift and toss hundreds of enlarged 300%, 1-meter diameter white "bouncy ball" in the outdoor stadium. The stadium is also an iconic cage structure defined by a series of white steel frames. The nature of the public art installation encourages visitors to create their own unique playing experiences. Kids and adults alike will enjoy their moments in this remarkable stadium.
SNARKITECTURE - Massive Invasion of Balls at Gallery by the Harbour
Gallery by the Harbour will also echo with the theme "BOUNCE" and use the massive invasion of white and silver large spheres to fill up the gallery. Visitors can enter the world of bouncy balls and take photos of the special design and installation. Besides, the gallery is also selling the limited edition merchandise of the exhibition which include "BOUNCE" tee, pin and bouncy balls.
New York commercial real estate investor, restaurateur, and street art fan Adam Civalier has hit upon something big.
"As a huge fan of the graffiti art style and associated culture, and having invested in commercial real estate in and around Rochester, I've found myself in a great position to do something for—and alongside—the street art community," the Rochester native explains. With a variety of industrial, commercial, and restaurant properties and sites in the area, Adam Civalier has opened many of them to local graffiti artists. "It suddenly struck me," he points out, "how most of these buildings are the perfect blank canvas. As such, I reached out to several of my favorite artists with a proposition."
Much to his delight and thanks to the skills of prominent New York street artists such as Cruk, Thievin' Stephen and others Civalier has seen a number of his buildings adorned with the work of these critically acclaimed individuals.
The work, undertaken entirely legally and with Civalier's obvious blessing, has subsequently been showcased on social media, attracting thousands of interactions on sites such as Instagram and Facebook.
Discussing the idea, and of connecting in particular with FUA Krew, Civalier remarks, "Overall, it has turned out to be a great bit of initiative. Now, we're showcasing great artwork, we're showcasing some of my commercial spaces, and—perhaps best of all—it's all being done well within the law."
He continues, "Thievin' Stephen, whose art is heavily influenced by architecture and the natural world, creates these intricate, layered visions of society, and I'm obviously incredibly proud to be able to provide a canvas for even a fraction of his work."
"Meanwhile," he adds, "recent work carried out by Cruk, for example, of the FUA Krew perfectly details the visual element of hip-hop. I don't consider it graffiti in the traditional sense, it's art to me, pure and simple."
It's not just commercial and industrial spaces which Civalier has opened up to the street art community either. As a restaurateur, he's also integrated elements of street art and culture into his restaurant interiors.
"What's more," he adds in closing, "it's a series of interests and a portfolio which continues to grow, steadily, meaning the canvas keeps expanding, providing more and more space for talented graffiti artists to exhibit their skills going forward. I'm genuinely excited about seeing what's to come."
Infinite Cooler combines state-of-the-art portable refrigeration with bluetooth speakers, blender, phone charger, touch screen, LED lighting and more.
A veteran team just launched an amazing product crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. They achieved their funding goal within 2 hours and hit 100 000 dollars soon after it. This amazing product called Infinite Cooler is an outdoor multi-function cooler assumed to be a Party-in-a-box.
Infinite Cooler brings together a spacious 61 quart capacity food refrigeration, bluetooth speaker, wireless charger, blender/coffee grinder, LED lighting and storage all combined in a sleek, modern design.
It takes too much time and effort to organize all the gear you need to have a great outdoor party with friends. The Infinite Cooler was built to make outdoor parties and excursions extremely easy to put together and a lot more fun. This convenient, swiss-army like device lets you pack everything you need- drinks, food, music, power, lighting, blender and more, all in one compact place.
The Infinite Cooler is now available on Indiegogo at a special early-bird price of $229. Early backers will get 60% off the MSRP price of $599. Infinite Cooler will start shipping to backers at the end of 2018, with early-bird backers receiving their coolers first and the rest of backers receiving their product in April 2019. The campaign will provide regular updates and transparency every step of the way until the the cooler is delivered to backers.
Infinite Cooler has endless useful features and an exceptional design. Cooler features Include:
ABOUT INFINITE COOLER:
Infinite Cooler was created with the mission of making high quality, easy-to-use, multi-function coolers to everyone. We believe big things always come in one package – that's why we created an all-in-one box that can help you solve the problem of grabbing too much extra stuff for outdoor parties . So you can be everywhere and have fun with everything you need.
In creating the Infinite Coolers we focused on 3 things: quality, affordability and design. We partnered with our user community to create a cooler that is useful, easy-to-use and affordable. It has the features users want, in an elegant, simple design.
We're not just selling a cooler – we're creating a new way for the outdoor party lovers to participate in the product development journey, from vision to testing to launch.
And this is just the beginning. We can't wait for you to join us!
Pictured above: Kalina Gendel, Chief Operating Officer, Kathy Gendel, CEO, Laurissa Gendel, President, and Catherine Gendel, VP of Creative Marketing
The Gendel Girls, the family behind Breezies, QVC’s largest intimate apparel brand, have announced the newest addition to their popular T-Shirt bra line, the Breezies Shine Contour T-Shirt Bra.
Based on the immense success of previous, comparable silhouettes - including the Everyday Essential T-Shirt Bra released last summer and the Perfect Shape Side Smoothing T-Shirt Bra released last Spring - the family-run company decided to release an updated bra for women to buy now and wear now as they head into the Fall Fashion season. Featuring the company’s brand-new perfect shape contour cups, this bra is engineered with thin soft foam to enhance natural curves with a rounded shape, without adding a cup size; a first for this line.
“When we released our Everyday Essential T-Shirt Bra last summer, we were calling it our standard t-shirt bra on steroids,” said Kathy Gendel, Founder and CEO of The Gendel Girls. “This silhouette takes it a step further, elevating the basic T-Shirt style and offering women not only the comfort and physical support they need, but also the confidence that comes from wearing the right bra that looks and feels invisible under their clothes. We are working diligently to make Breezies a go-to intimates brand. And I’m committed to diversification - launching new products to meet changing market needs and stay ahead of trends.”
Just this year, Breezies introduced three new styles and continues to beat its own sales records. For instance, in June, the company had their most successful product launch to date - the debut of The Breezies Smooth Radiance Bra on June 8 - selling more than 160,000 units in the first 24 hours. Only a month later, on July 4, the company introduced the Breezies Soft Support Lace Bras, an expansion of their popular bralette line, and outdid themselves once again by selling more than 160,000 units by that afternoon. This launch aims to continue that momentum.
Featuring The Gendel Girls signature design technologies that help lift, smooth and shape in all the places women desire most, the Breezies Shine Contour T-Shirt Bra is the perfect, all-in-one solution. In addition to the new contour cups, the inside cups of this bra were designed with The Gendel Girls’ performance fabric, UltimAir. The special inside sling is also designed to secure a prosthetic enhancer, if needed, to help guide breasts to the center.
Keeping comfort as a top priority, the Breezies Shine Contour T-Shirt Bra also features:
About The Gendel Girls
Kathy Gendel and her husband Craig left corporate jobs to start a lingerie business in 1994. After a lot of perseverance and a lucky encounter on Madison Avenue, they found a home at QVC, where The Gendel Girls’ patented performance fabric, UltimAir, has made Breezies the largest intimate apparel brand on the network. Based outside Philadelphia and operating on a family farm, The Gendel Girls are first and foremost a family business with Kathy, the CEO, at the helm and her three daughters: Kalina Gendel, Chief Operating Officer, and Laurissa Gendel, President, in tandem leadership, and Catherine Gendel, VP of Creative Marketing. One of only a handful of on-air family personalities in the entire home-shopping genre, The Gendel Girls have been a mainstay on QVC for 23 years with an average annual growth increase of 22.5%. During that time, they have sold millions of bras and panties worldwide.
For more information, please visit Gendel-Girls.com
UppstArt Online Art Marketplace App Uses Blockchain Tech to Track Provenance & Pay Resale Royalties to Emerging Artists.
www.UppstArt.io offers emerging artists the ability to leverage blockchain technology to market and sell their art to a global community of collectors, securely track the provenance of their work and receive resale royalties whenever their artwork resells in the future. UppstArt also offers new levels of transparency and fraud prevention to art lovers who are looking to buy authentic and affordable art online.
When artwork is purchased on UppstArt directly from artists, a digital certificate of authenticity is generated which forever records the artwork's provenance information, price history and image on the blockchain so collectors have an easier time reselling their art in the future and artists have a permanent registry of the art they create. Collectors can resell their art at any time using blockchain smart contracts on UppstArt's decentralized resale marketplace. When art is resold, the provenance history of the art is immutably recorded on the blockchain and the artist automatically receives a resale royalty. This gives artists the option to receive a resale royalty when their art resells despite the fact that Canada and the US have failed to implement artists' resale rights that are available in 93 other countries.
UppstArt's mobile-responsive, decentralized web app is available for free to anyone with an internet connection and the company plans to roll out additional decentralized apps in other e-commerce industries in the future based on its proprietary blockchain "UppsmArt Contracts".
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Philip Lawrence Sherrod is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than five decades of industry experience, Mr. Sherrod is an accomplished artist, composer, painter and poet known for his focus on raw and earthy forms of expression, including cityscapes, etchings, figure portraits and poetry. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions since the inception of his career, and was most recently selected for inclusion in a group exhibition at the National Academy of Design in New York City beginning at the turn of the century. Mr. Sherrod was previously featured in one-man shows at the Allan Stone Projects, Artists' Choice Museum, Art Awareness Gallery, 47 Bond St. Gallery and Bridgeport University, among other institutions. Appearing in various publications, he has written dozens of poems, including "Perspective," "Journey through Life," "Freedom," "Mirrors of The Mind" and "Dreams of Yesterday."
Born in Pauls Valley, OK, Mr. Sherrod has always held a broad range of interests, even at a young age. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in zoology in 1957, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in painting and art in 1959. Mr. Sherrod went on to complete postgraduate studies in painting through The Art Students League between 1961 and 1963 before pursuing continued coursework through Jacques Seligmann & Co. and the B. Carroll Reece Memorial Museum at East Tennessee State University in 1968.
Driven by a desire to share his knowledge and expertise, Mr. Sherrod began working as a teacher with the Morris County Art Association in 1973. He went on to join the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, where he served as an educator from 1977 to 2003. During this time, Mr. Sherrod was also recognized as a teacher with The Art Students League from 1984 to 2008, as well as a teacher with the School of Fine Arts at the National Academy of Design in 1994, 1996 and 1998. He was later honored as a master teacher with the Baird Community Center and the School of Fine Arts at the National Academy of Design.
A fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Mr. Sherrod was responsible for founding Street Painters in New York City in 1977. In addition to maintaining an active role as a founder of the organization, he has also been involved with The Art Students League; the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors; the National Academy Museum, now known as the National Academy of Design; and Treasured Poems of America.
Despite finding tremendous success within the artistic community, Mr. Sherrod remains known for his humility. He has been selected to receive numerous awards since the inception of his career, including the International Prize Galileo Galilei from Salvatore Russo in 2017, International Prize Tiepolo - Arte Milano in 2016, and The Canaletto Prize Artistic Career Award in 2016, among many others. In addition, Mr. Sherrod has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including the 60th through 70th editions of Who's Who in America, 23rd edition of Who's Who in the East and 23rd through 26th editions of Who's Who in the World.
Campari has landed in Venice as main sponsor for the 75th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia.
With the aim of confirming its ever-stronger bond with the world of cinema, Campari has chosen to join the well-known film festival that aims to promote the widespread knowledge of international cinema as a form of art, entertainment and industry, in the spirit of freedom and dialogue.
Campari often chooses the medium of film as a means of communication to give a futuristic depiction of the essence of an iconic brand that has given birth to one of the most famous Italian apéritifs in the world. The union of Campari and the silver screen has been substantiated in unique collaborations with internationally famous directors and actors in innovative storytelling campaigns that depict the brands rich history, as per Campari Red Diaries.
Alongside the Artistic Direction, Campari will promote the incredible contribution made by the director's closest collaborators to the artistic vision of each film, thus giving life to the Campari Award "Passion for Film". In fact, only occasionally do cinematographers, composers and screenwriters see their contribution duly recognised, despite their contribution to the quality of the final result. "A Passion for film" will award each of these figures in turn, as not just artisans but artists and co-authors of the works to which they dedicate their invaluable talent.
The iconic brand will be present at the Lido in a Lounge near the Red Carpet, in addition to other dedicated spaces in the most representative Festival venues, proposing an apéritif in perfect Italian style for guests to enjoy, discover, taste and share. Lastly, the iconic red Campari cocktails will be accompanying guests on the occasion of the Venice Film Festival opening and closing ceremonies, as well as at the most exclusive events that will be animating the city over the course of ten days, where art, passion, and creation will be the guiding values.
The iconic aperitif, which is a symbol of Red Passion, will be walking the Red Carpet in Venice Lido as Main Sponsor
Giorgetti continues its strategy for growth in the contract sector and announces its 100% acquisition of Battaglia Interior Contractors. The historic Italian firm, which specialises in creating interior designs for homes, hotels, retail and the nautical industry, provides a way for Giorgetti to respond in an increasingly effective manner to requests for turnkey solutions.
Founded in 1973 in Misinto, Brianza, by Salvatore Battaglia as an artisanal workshop for making bespoke furniture, today, after almost forty years, the company has become a modern, technologically advanced manufacturer, which continues to have customisation and the pursuit of the highest standards of quality as its strengths. Battaglia has created impressive designs for hotels in Paris, New York, Venice and Milan, as well as Switzerland and Greece; no less impressive are its designs for the retail sector, thanks to projects completed for famous international brands, such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Brioni, DSquared2 and Dior.
"For Giorgetti, this acquisition represents an extraordinary opportunity for growth in the contract sector, which makes our 120th anniversary even more special and fits perfectly into our strategy for making Giorgetti a brand that can design space around products, creating unique, personalised interiors. Our plan is to maintain a clear distinction between the identities of the two brands, which share the same strong, founding values of ensuring the finest quality in materials and execution, meticulous attention to detail and original design that is never ordinary, and creating significant synergies between the two.
In an exchange of skills, Giorgetti will also enable Battaglia to effectively penetrate international markets, especially in those geographical areas where Made in Italy is the indisputable sign of quality and style. In fact, Giorgetti has an increasing presence in foreign markets, which will be further strengthened by the imminent opening of new monobrand outlets in Paris and North America, with two monobrands, one of which will be in Los Angeles," said Giovanni del Vecchio, Managing Director of Giorgetti.
Sharing with Giorgetti a vision of excellence that focuses on the finest quality materials, sartorial attention to detail and the creation of a timeless aesthetic, Battaglia Interior Contractors is able to provide refined interior solutions for large living areas, which demonstrate the value of Made in Italy design, even in relation to complex, bespoke, large-scale designs, which require architectural input in addition to the interior design.
In a recent article and video published by Model Society Magazine, photographer and former model Lone Morch shares surprising and touching insights from nearly a decade of photographing nude women of all ages, shapes and sizes.
The captivating article gives us a glimpse into how Morch has transformed the lives of so many women by using photography to dismantle the debilitating and harmful insecurities that are so pervasive in culture today. In her ongoing crusade to heal the way women experience body image, Morch has empowered countless women to step out of the shadows and embrace genuine self-acceptance. Inspired by her own liberating experience in front of the camera, she opened Lolo's Boudoir studio in 2004 as a place for women's self-discovery.
When talking about culturally entrenched beauty standards, Morch says, "We have an opportunity to exist without judgment and self-censorship. We can rekindle reverence for our bodies and feminine selves. There is a beautiful process by which we remake ourselves in our own image."
The article, "Unveiled" from Issue 3 of Model Society's popular figurative fine art magazine, reveals the unexpected interplay between photography and healing. In the article, Model Society chronicles Morch's intimate photographic encounters with women of all ages, stages and walks of life who have come to be photographed by her, nude.
As a result of their experience, many women proclaim a profound and renewed sense of confidence and beauty. Paula Kirtley, a 50+ year old model, recently described her experience as life-changing, "Through the kindness of the photography lens... I have accepted that my essence has scars, wrinkles, and curves. I honestly believe that exposing the rawness of who I am - flaws & all, will open the door of less critical self-thoughts for those of us grappling with mid-life & self acceptance. We should see beauty in every form. So I am unapologetically embracing that I am imperfectly perfect. My wish for others is to do the same."
Lone Morch is one of many fine art models and photographers at Model Society who are transforming the way the world relates to human beauty. Read the full article and watch the inspiring video of "Unveiled" along with other compelling stories in Volume 3 of Model Society Magazine (https://modelsocietymagazine.com/self-acceptance-unveiled).
About Model Society
Model Society is a social platform and publishing company dedicated to restoring human beauty to its rightful place as a work of art. Model Society Magazine highlights cutting-edge creatives who are transforming the way the world relates to human beauty. With almost 5,000 of the world's finest models, photographers and artists, the Model Society community has become a safe space for respectful and artistic nude works that are banned on mainstream social media. Since 2011, Model Society has been an online meeting place for people everywhere to celebrate human beauty as art, openly and without shame. Visit www.modelsocietymagazine.com and www.modelsociety.com to learn more.
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The historic Al Alamein Hotel in Egypt has officially reopened after a major facelift by Emaar Hospitality Group that makes it amongst the finest resorts along the Mediterranean. The opening event was attended by Egyptian Minister of Tourism H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat and prominent personalities.
Situated in the picturesque setting of Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay, the hotel's glamorous design ethos and refurbished retro-modern interiors hark back to the glory days of the 1960s, when the resort first opened. The remodelled designs blend vintage charm with contemporary style, evoking a sense of nostalgia of the golden age of Egyptian music and cinema.
"The refurbishment of Al Alamein Hotel is an example of our determination to offer a hotel that is on a par with, or rather superior to, world-class resorts," said Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar. "We strive for nothing less than the highest global standards for our customers and our developments in Egypt, including Al Alamein Hotel, with its renovation cost at EGP 1.5 billion."
While the building stays true to its heritage, visitors can expect modern comfort, from the restaurants to the corridors and rooms. An assortment of black and white photographs of Egypt's celebrated classical actors and singers festoon the columns in the lobby.
There is also the renowned Umbrellas sculpture by Greek artist George Zongolopoulos, a poetic structure of steel umbrellas that stretches 13 metres into the sky, offering a dramatic reinterpretation of Abdel Halim Hafez' classic 'Dokko Elshamasy' or 'Fix the Umbrellas on the Beach'. One of the most photographed modern sculptures worldwide, it was first displayed at the Venice Biennale in 1995, drawing international attention, and will now delight visitors to this Egyptian vacation spot.
The hotel has a magnificent collection of art by local and global artists, including an iconic mosaic mural of late legendary Egyptian singer Om Kolthoum and another one featuring colourful ancient boats.
Al Alamein Hotel is part of a thriving residential and tourist community Emaar is developing in Marassi, the company's flagship Mediterranean landmark in Egypt. Emaar has launched Vida Marassi Marina, Address Marassi Beach Resort and Address Marassi Golf Resort + Spa in Marassi, which will have seven luxury hotels with 3,000 rooms.
Jan Morrison is an artist and reading enthusiast from Traverse City, Michigan who has created a unique at home business. Book Lover's Lark was created for those who love reading, art, and inspirational quotes. Jan's business offers unique gifts to book lovers and these gifts have drawn quite the attention from the local community. "I have combined my passion for art and education to create fun desk calendars, bookmarks, note cards, posters, and other related products. Each product is printed with feel good drawings and watercolor artwork featuring scenes ranging from reading on the beach to a cozy fireplace during the winter season."
For over 20 years as an art teacher, Jan enjoyed helping students find their own level of imagination through all forms of art. Jan wanted to continue having this great feeling of creation and imagination and decided to start making miniature desk calendars for friends and family. With so many smiling faces, these friends and family began spreading the word about Book Lover's Lark and the heartwarming gifts Jan was creating. This is when Jan's idea to create calendars turned into a full product line of unique book lover gifts that customers would keep coming back for. Jan's business was built upon providing others with tranquility and inspiration through reading and the creativity of artwork. There is something for all ages and gifts that anybody can enjoy.
If you are looking for unique, artist-created, and made in Michigan gifts for book lovers, please visit her website at https://bookloverslark.com
Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens was most recently invited to participate in The Art of Expressionistic Realism at the Jaques Art Center
CASTLE DANGER, Minn., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandi M. Pillsbury-Gredzens, who signs her work as "Sandi Pillsbury," is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A native Minnesotan, Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens was first exposed to the beauty of Lake Superior and its environment as a young child. During this time, she developed a fondness for the various moods of nature, as well as a desire to capture these timeless moments in her artwork. In pursuit of these endeavors, Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens has been honing her skills as a professional artist for more than 40 years, always seeking to improve. She holds an Associate of Arts from Stephens College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master of Education from Hamline University.
Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens is the founder of North Shore Serenity, which was named to describe the realistic impressionism paintings that she creates. Working in oil, acrylic, alkyd and sometimes watercolor, she hopes to evoke a sense of peace and serenity for people who view her work. In recent years, Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens has rediscovered the joys and challenges of painting "en plein air," a French term for "painting in the outdoors." Whenever possible, she enjoys painting directly from nature, often taking her paints and easel out on the shores of Lake Superior to complete her work.
Since the inception of her career, Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens has appeared as an exhibitor in both solo and group shows throughout the United States. Her most recent appearances have included the Duluth Art Institute, Grand Marais Art Colony and Vanilla Bean Bakery and Café. She was also invited to participate in The Art of Expressionistic Realism at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin, Minn., which will run from April 13 through May 26, 2018. During this time, Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens will be showing 15 pieces of art alongside other talented artists from northern Minnesota, including Gary Guderian, Diane Runberg and Mary White Kochenderfer.
Not long after establishing herself as a professional artist, Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens was inspired to share her knowledge and expertise with others. To this end, she has worked as an art educator for more than 30 years. Certified in elementary and secondary education, Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens has dedicated significant portions of her time to teaching art classes and serving as an arts advocate. Through assisting younger artists, she hopes to follow in the footsteps of her own mentors, the late George Morrison, Hazel Belvo, Elizabeth Erickson and Mary Pettis. In recognition of her contributions to the creative realm, both as an artist and as an educator, Ms. Pillsbury-Gredzens has been featured in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women. She was most recently selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who Top Artists in 2017.
To learn more about her and to view her artwork, visit www.sandipillsbury.com.
A portion of proceeds from his Chicago photography will benefit the new Chicago Police Foundation
Legendary photographer David Yarrow recently unveiled Sweet Home Chicago, a limited-edition photograph, made exclusively for Hilton ǀ Asmus Contemporary. Yarrow, one of the world's best-selling photographers, has committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from the Chicago photograph print sales to the Chicago Police Foundation. During the unveiling reception, Yarrow spoke about the photo shoot, his vision, and what drew him to Chicago.
In November 2017, Yarrow was in town for the opening of his solo exhibition Wild Encounters at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, a gallery located in Chicago's River North area. He was invited to attend the Chicago Police Foundation's annual fundraiser, the True Blue Event, where he met Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson and John C. Robak, Chair of the Chicago Police Foundation Board. The idea for the photo shoot came to him as he walked back to his hotel after the gala to support the Chicago Police Department.
Inspired by both the event and Chicago's stunning architecture, Yarrow envisioned photographing a wolf using the famed architecture as a backdrop. Working with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Police Department, and the Chicago Film Office, the process began to scout the location and obtain the necessary permits and licensing. A few weeks later, he was back in Chicago for the photo shoot. From 11:00 PM - 3:00 AM, one cold evening, Yarrow and his team brilliantly photographed the wolf in the foreground against some of Chicago's most prominent architecture along its famous riverwalk. No animals were mistreated in this process.
Yarrow wrote (excerpted), "The city has the most visually intoxicating architecture in America and at the cross point of the river and Michigan Avenue, there is space to breathe and find a full frame, as opposed to a brutally vertical perspective. It is truly a stunning location, particularly at night. Taking my audacious and challenging preconception linearly through to its conception in the middle of a cold Chicago night involved a huge amount of teamwork and resolve and I thank everyone for their roles – especially the wolf and Chicago Police Department (whose charitable foundation will rightly benefit from [a portion of] the proceeds of print sales)."
John C. Robak, the Chicago Police Foundation Board Chair said, "We are extremely grateful for David's incredible artistic vision and his generous philanthropic support of our organization, the Chicago Police Department, and our city. The Foundation is dedicated to providing supplemental resources in safety equipment, advanced training, and technology to the Chicago Police Department. The programs we fund are ultimately intended to help enhance overall public safety and build stronger relationships between the police and the communities they serve. "
Yarrow's Sweet Home Chicago photo is currently on display at Hilton ǀ Asmus Contemporary located at 716 N. Wells Street.
About the Chicago Police Foundation
The Chicago Police Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization led by various Chicago business leaders. The foundation helps to improve public safety by supporting and funding programs that supplement resources in technology, advanced training, and safety equipment available to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The foundation believes that the availability of additional resources is vital to providing superior service for the citizens of the city and fostering healthy relationships between members of the CPD and the communities they serve.
ABOUT HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY
Located in Chicago's River North Art District HILTON| ASMUS CONTEMPORARY specializes in modern and contemporary paintings, works on paper, and sculpture with a focus on photography featuring internationally known artists from North America, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Region - such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, France and the Middle East - as well as Chicago-based artists. Founded in 2012, the gallery is owned and run by multi-media artist Arica Hilton and was a natural progression in Hilton's 30-year career as a gallerist, art publisher, artist, poet, interior designer, curator and patron of the arts. Hilton's own work has been exhibited internationally and locally.
In 2017 the Union League Club of Chicago hosted a solo exhibition of Hilton's series, I Flow Like Water. During the summer of 2017 she was commissioned by Gerding Edlen Development to create the monumental 8' x 18' oil on canvas painting which now hangs in the entrance of EMME, a LEED Gold certification residential tower in the West Loop.
HILTON | ASMUS FOTO, the photography arm of the gallery, has received acclaim for exhibitions of photographers Peter Sorel, Terry O'Neill, Douglas Kirkland, Julian Wasser and Hugh Arnold.
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S’WELL AND LILLY PULITZER COLLABORATE ON A FRESH COLLECTION – BOLDER, BRIGHTER AND MORE COLORFUL THAN BEFORE
S’well, reusable fashion hydration accessory and Lilly Pulitzer, iconic American resort wear brand, debut the newest limited-edition Lilly Pulitzer x S’well collection. The signature S’well silhouette is dressed for the ultimate getaway in this new collection, featuring a line-up of iconic Lilly Pulitzer prints.
“Following the success of the previous Lilly Pulitzer x S’well collections, we couldn’t be more excited to officially unveil our bright, colorful silhouettes to the S’well community for the first time,” said Sarah Kauss, founder and CEO, S’well. “We continue to innovate, surprise and delight customers with each new collection, which is our mutual goal for this partnership.”
In the latest collection, the brands unveiled six vibrant, new prints just in time for the summer season: In the Groves, Race to the Wave, Shell We Dance, Catch the Wave, Jet Stream, and Up with the Sun. For the first time, this sought-after collection will debut on swellbottle.com, exclusively featuring the 25oz Up with the Sun bottle, offering loyal S’well fans a signature sip of vacation.
“The excitement around Lilly Pulitzer x S’well has been wonderful and we are delighted to be back with new prints, sizes, and places to shop,” said Michelle Kelly, CEO of Lilly Pulitzer. “Summer is already the happiest time of year and this collection makes it even brighter. We look forward to seeing where everyone’s S’well travels this summer.”
The Lilly Pulitzer x S’well collection is available beginning June 18 at swellbottle.com, Lilly Pulitzer stores and LillyPulitzer.com for $42 (17oz) and $54 (25oz). The collection can also be found at Lilly Pulitzer Signature and Specialty stores, select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com. For more information, follow @swellbottle and @lillypulitzer.
S’well is a global manufacturer, wholesaler and online retailer of upscale, insulated reusable beverage containers that look great and do good. S’well products are beautifully crafted and composed of BPA-free and 18/8 stainless steel. Most S’well products keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. On a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles and help communities in need, S’well gives back with each bottle sold. It is a partner of organizations such as UNICEF USA, Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and (RED). Recently, S’well was named to the 2017 Inc. 500 List of fastest-growing, privately-held companies (#99). In addition, S’well has been named #1 Fastest-Growing, Women-Led Company by The Women Presidents’ Organization and included on Crain’s New York Business’ 2016 “Fast 50” (#11). S’well bottles are currently sold in 65 countries worldwide. Visit www.swellbottle.com to learn more.
About Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer speaks to generations of rule-breaking, sun-followers who celebrate the spontaneous bohemian spirit of Lilly Pulitzer. The company’s effortless fashions are truly born from an original. It all happened by accident, when in 1959-ish Lilly (McKim) Pulitzer—a stylish Palm Beach hostess and socialite whose husband Peter Pulitzer owned several Florida citrus groves—needed a project of her own. With Peter’s produce, she opened a juice stand on Via Mizner, just off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Lilly Pulitzer’s business was a hit, but squeezing oranges, lemons, limes, and pink grapefruit made a mess of her clothes. Realizing that she needed a juice stand uniform, Lilly asked her dressmaker to design a dress that would camouflage the stains. The result? A comfortable sleeveless shift dress made of bright, colorful printed cotton in pink, green, yellow and orange. Although her customers liked Lilly’s juice, they loved her shift dresses. Soon Lilly was selling more shift dresses than juice, so she decided to stop squeezing and focus on designing and selling her “Lillys.” Lilly Pulitzer became a fashion sensation and a creator of authentic American resort wear as we know it. The brand is now more popular than ever and continues to create authentic printed styles straight from the in-house print design studio. For more brand history and juicy stories, head here.
ReMode Confirms Keynote Speakers from Top Retailers and Brands Leading Innovation and Sustainability in Fashion
ReMode, the premier event for disruptive and sustainable fashion, today announced its latest confirmed keynote speakers for its inaugural conference.
ReMode is the first event to bring together innovators across the entire value chain of the fashion industry to share ideas, find practical solutions and forge new connections. Event programming will address relevant topics such as artificial intelligence (AI) in fashion, omnichannel retailing, sustainable production, circular fashion and financing.
Newly confirmed speakers for the event, which takes place November 13-14 in downtown Los Angeles at the LACC, include: Joey Zwillinger, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Allbirds; Mary Renner Beech, EVP & CMO of Kate Spade; Rati Sahi, Chief Merchant of The RealReal; and Bob Lamey, Co-Founder of Shopbop.
“At Allbirds, we're dedicated to rethinking the way the footwear industry operates and bringing a new level of sustainability to all our products. We're passionate about creating new materials and processes that have the power to spark industry-wide change, and that's why we're so excited about ReMode. This conference is an amazing opportunity to come together with other leaders in fashion and retail to discuss the current hurdles to sustainability and collaborate on innovative solutions that can make a real impact,” said Joey Zwillinger, CEO of Allbirds.
ReMode speakers represent a wide array of sectors within the fashion industry including senior executives from innovative retailers, sustainability advocates, established and startup-level fashion brands from all categories (e.g., apparel, footwear, accessories), Venture Capital firms and global technology companies.
Additional newly confirmed speakers include:
A complete list of the 100+ speakers is available online at ReMode.com.
“We are excited that ReMode is gaining such attention. Not only do we continue to amass an impressive lineup of speakers, but a growing list of attendees which represent some of the most disruptive and emerging fashion brands and retailers across all categories,” said ReMode founder and fashion entrepreneur Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel. “ReMode is the right conference at the right time, and is going to inspire the critical dialogue necessary to for attendees to collaborate, innovate, and equip themselves with the tools to affect long-term, positive change in their organizations.”
ReMode speakers will provide attendees with exclusive resources and tools within each of the event’s four pillars: ReMake, ReThink, ReInvest, and ReMarket. Each pillar features panels, workshops, keynotes, networking events and a curated selection of innovative solution-providers. For more information and to register, visit https://remode.com/.
REMODE is the premier global fashion event for disruptive and sustainable fashion. The inaugural event, which takes place in Los Angeles on November 13th and 14th, will bring together established and up-and-coming fashion brands, as well as innovators across the entire value chain of the fashion business, to share ideas, find practical solutions and forge new connections. Today's fashion brands must change as the consumer is the new channel. This requires deep transformation of their businesses including different financing, shorter time to market, new skills, new tools, new technologies, and new materials, and require new solution providers. REMODE was created by UBM Fashion, the leading producer of world-renowned fashion trade shows such as COTERIE, PROJECT, FN PLATFORM and MAGIC.
One Ocean Beauty, a breakthrough, sustainable, scientifically-proven and effective beauty and wellness collection, is launching today. It has just completed a series A minority investment from The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company. This denotes the first equity investment in a beauty brand by Lubrizol's Skin Essentials business.
"This investment represents our commitment to nurturing the next generation of beauty brands. As more customers turn to clean beauty and socially-committed companies, we see this as a compelling opportunity in this space." -- Brandon Ford, Chief Accelerator Director, Lubrizol Skin Essentials
The brand was founded by industry veteran Marcella Cacci. Cacci has a solid track record in both beauty and luxury and was part of the Burberry repositioning team that took Burberry public in 2002. She established Burberry Beauty driving retail sales to over $500M. Known for her innovative and strategic thinking, Cacci has developed a 360 degree, socially-aware concept that is completely in tune with the zeitgeist. Select key advisors for One Ocean Beauty include Fabien Baron (Baron & Baron) for creative advisory, and Oz Garcia for nutricosmetic development.
"The partnership with Lubrizol is a significant step in developing our unique product offering and remaining on the cutting edge of technology – the team at Lubrizol shares our vision for clean beauty and conscious consumerism. We are excited to launch a new business model that is in tune with changing customer behaviors." -- Marcella Cacci, Founder and CEO, One Ocean Beauty
One Ocean Beauty has partnered with one of the most innovative blue biotechnology laboratories in Europe to develop clean, clinically-proven and sustainably produced beauty & wellness products.
The collection contains key marine microorganisms and single cells with unique anti-aging properties which have been sourced from the world's marine environments and sustainably produced. The collection is free from GMOs, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, PEGs, nanoparticles, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance. There is no harvesting or extraction process, thus preserving the marine environment and protecting its biodiversity. The socially aware company has also committed to using sustainable packaging and shipping materials.
Oceans represent the highest percentage of living biosphere on our planet and provide a rich source of biodiversity. One Ocean Beauty is committed to protecting and restoring the world's oceans on a global scale and has created a breakthrough model for corporate philanthropy. The company has donated a substantial sum to Oceana, the largest international ocean conservation and advocacy organization.
"Marcella and One Ocean Beauty's support of Oceana is visionary and remarkable. They are making a commitment to Oceana based on their values and a desire to make real change happen for our oceans. Their commitment is long-term, not tied to the percentage of sales model but built into the operating structure of their company. This represents a new corporate model of funding non-profits. They are true ocean heroes." -- Matt Littlejohn, SVP Marketing & Communications, Oceana
About One Ocean Beauty
One Ocean Beauty is a biodiverse beauty and wellness company which fuses nature and science to obtain optimal results. One Ocean Beauty has teamed up with the most innovative biotechnology laboratories in Europe to develop breakthrough and sustainable beauty products with recyclable packaging. In addition to topical skincare, One Ocean Beauty has created marine-derived nutritional supplements. Combined with the skincare system, the products have been clinically-proven to dramatically accelerate the overall health and radiance of skin. The company's mission is to protect and restore the oceans and have committed to doing so through a partnership with Oceana. Visit www.oneoceanbeauty.com to learn more.
About Lubrizol Personal Care and Skin Essentials
Lubrizol Personal Care and Skin Essentials develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of specialty chemicals for skin care, hair care, and bath and shower. Our innovative ingredients and additives modify physical properties, enhance functional performance and deliver aesthetic benefits to drive key consumer product claims. Furthermore, with Active Organics' botanical extracts and Lipotec's peptide-based active cosmetic ingredients, we have strategically expanded our product portfolio and continue to build upon our current capabilities, formulations expertise and global manufacturing footprint to take innovation to the next level. We partner closely with our customers to create winning brands – through our commitment to market intimacy, knowledgeable people, technical expertise and essential, market-driving solutions. Our primary focus is on the needs and demands of our customers and consumers on a global basis. We are persistently committed to accessible innovation that directly addresses the market trends and to providing you with powerful, proven solutions so you can Formulate With Confidence™. Lubrizol Personal Care and Skin Essentials is a business within The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one third of the world's wild fish catch. With more than 200 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution and killing of threatened species like turtles and sharks, Oceana's campaigns are delivering results. A restored ocean means that one billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal, every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world. Visit www.oceana.org to learn more.
SOURCE One Ocean Beauty
Within its strands of organic cotton is woven the aspiration: I am enough.
Whether your hair is short or long, thick or thin, up, down or in dreadlocks, the headband fit is so light you almost don't know it's there. Yet it does not slip off, as Rani's Video demonstrates.
Search "Rani Bookvich" and you discover that she is a "cereal entrepreneur"—the word play is intentional—who has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her organic cotton apparel company Ethyc4Humanity.
"I was on a fast track to go to Milan, Italy, when my immune system collapsed," she says.
By experimenting with food, Rani healed herself and joined her mom in the kitchen. They tried thousands of combinations of baked grains and other nutrients and created Rani's Yummy, a cereal product that sold out because of its flavor and effectiveness in weight-loss.
"I didn't have the capital to expand," Rani says. "I easily got meetings with potential business partners and food manufacturers, but they wanted to reduce what made it so exceptionally healthy while tasting so good."
Rani parked her cereal enterprise and looked around for a health-giving product she could bootstrap and control.
"Headbands are essential to both fashion and fitness. They have frustrated me since I was eight. Many either slip or fit too tight and give you a ring or a headache. And many are made of plastic.
"Once buried in landfills, anything made of plastic does not biodegrade but instead releases toxins into the air and ground water over a thousand years," Rani laments. "Why would you wear a headband for healthy exercise that does that?"
"I created an organic, pesticide-free and insecticide-free, high-thread cotton headband that fits so lightly on your head you can barely feel it. Even on an Olympic gymnast, my headband will not slip. I located sources of organic cotton and an ethical company that could manufacture to my standards with a choice of three interwoven affirmations: I am enough. I am healed and I am made my move."
"Then I launched my Kickstarter campaign," Rani says.
"I am healed, and I am making my move."
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SOURCE Ethyc LLC
Cambria, the leading producer of made-in-America natural stone, continues to expand its premier position in design, beauty and innovation with the introduction of five new designs across two collections. With the addition of these designs, Cambria continues to offer the most diverse palette of sophisticated designs, colors and tones. The five new designs are available in Cambria’s revolutionary Cambria Matte™ surface finish and high gloss surface finish.
Winterbourne™, from Cambria’s Desert Collection™, is a marbled warm winter white meant to coordinate with other Cambria designs, such as best-selling Ella, in the same tone. Within the four new Waterstone Collection™ designs, Havergate™ features coppers, golds and tans with bold veining. Crowndale™ is an intriguing combination of warm cream and beige splashes. The mesmerizing Pendle Hill™ features clusters of cream and beige that meander throughout and are accentuated with darker specks. Wisley™ is a complex aggregation of neutral tones that swirl and dance endlessly.
These spectacular new designs complement existing designs in the palette and offer fresh alternatives to the white and gray marble looks so prevalent in the marketplace, each with a mix of style, timeless elegance and natural durability that makes Cambria the most sought-after natural stone in the world.
“This new launch not only complements existing designs, but are strong stand-alone design statements that round out our palette very nicely,” says Summer Kath, Executive Vice President of Design and Business Development at Cambria. “We saw a need for new Waterstone Collection patterns that coordinate with other iconic designs in the palette. With a wide range of new neutral color palette styles and the ability to pair Winterbourne, a marbled warm white with Ella, Brittanicca Gold and Brittanicca Warm, these new designs respond to many needs.”
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About CambriaCambria is the leading producer of made-in-America natural stone. As a stain-resistant, nonporous natural stone surface, Cambria is strong, safe, maintenance free, and easy to care for. Headquartered in Le Sueur, Minnesota, Cambria is sold through an exclusive network of premium, independent specialty retail and trade partners that can be identified at CambriaUSA.com. #MyCambria, #LegendofCambria