Kanamara Matsuri is Japans Annual Penis Festival : What we Know

Essentially, a dick festival. The Kanamara Matsuri is held each first Sunday of April at the Kanayama shrine in Kawasaki. After the lighting of the sacred flame at the shrine, a huge pink phallus-shaped mikoshi altar is carried around the city during a procession. The penis is the central theme of the whole thing (natch) … Continue reading Kanamara Matsuri is Japans Annual Penis Festival : What we Know

LeBron James gets a virtual garage in the desert for his electric Hummer.

American interior designer Kelly Wearstler has designed a virtual garage in the desert that she imagines housing basketball player LeBron James' electric Hummer. Informed by California's modernist architecture and the landscape around Joshua Tree, the house-garage hybrid was designed to mark the launch of the electric Hummer with James envisioned as the client. "I imagined … Continue reading LeBron James gets a virtual garage in the desert for his electric Hummer.

Why Valentino’s New Brand Partner Is a Gen Z Kenyan Comedian

The Italian couture house may be known for its celebrity-driven campaigns featuring actors like Zendaya, but the selection of its newest partner, 19-year-old internet star Elsa Majimbo, signals the brand’s commitment to finding new faces to help tell its story. Valentino partnered with Majimbo on both a campaign and to co-produce a book called “The … Continue reading Why Valentino’s New Brand Partner Is a Gen Z Kenyan Comedian

Valentino Taps Elsa Majimbo for New Book

The comedian and social media star Elsa Majimbo reveals the background of her collaboration with Valentino in the creation of a one-of-a-kind book dedicated to adults and children. Valentino got in touch with Elsa to create what is the first in a series of cultural projects of the Maison, with an educational and inclusive focus. … Continue reading Valentino Taps Elsa Majimbo for New Book

Kanye West and Gap Gearing For a Billion-Dollar Start With Yeezy x Gap Collab

Kanye West’s deal-making with two of the world’s largest outfitters is paying off for the musician-turned-entrepreneur after he spent years mired in debt. Yeezy, West’s sneaker and apparel business with Adidas AG and Gap Inc., is valued at $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion by UBS Group AG, according to a private document reviewed by Bloomberg. … Continue reading Kanye West and Gap Gearing For a Billion-Dollar Start With Yeezy x Gap Collab

First space hotel set to open in 2027

The Gateway Foundation has announced that it intends to open the first hotel in space, named Voyager Station, in 2027. Voyager Station will be built by construction company Orbital Assembly Corporation, which describes itself as "the world's first large scale space construction company". According to the organisation, construction of the 50,000-square-metre facility will start in … Continue reading First space hotel set to open in 2027

Burna Boy’s ‘Twice as Tall’ Wins Best Global Music Album at The Grammys

Burna Boy was nominated in the same category in 2019 - then known as Best World Music Album - but lost out to Angelique Kidjo at the awards ceremony in 2020. However, Kidjo dedicated her win to him, saying: "Burna Boy is among those young artists that come from Africa that is changing the way … Continue reading Burna Boy’s ‘Twice as Tall’ Wins Best Global Music Album at The Grammys

Vineyards sit in moon-like craters on a volcano in Lanzarote

Image by George Steinmetz <p style="line-height:1.5" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">A visit to the Canary Islands will twist your head with surprise. So too, will its vines and wines.A visit to the Canary Islands will twist your head with surprise. So too, will its vines and wines. THESE otherworldly hollows make up an improbable vineyard, … Continue reading Vineyards sit in moon-like craters on a volcano in Lanzarote

Kenyan materials engineer Nzambi Matee invents Plastic Bricks That Are Stronger Than Concrete

Frustrated with the slow municipal response to the problem of plastic waste, Matee told Reuters, “I was tired of being on the sidelines.” With her background in material sciences, the young entrepreneur designed a system which converts high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics into solid bricks. She founded Gjenge Makers in Nairobi to … Continue reading Kenyan materials engineer Nzambi Matee invents Plastic Bricks That Are Stronger Than Concrete

Social-Media Algorithms Control Your Perception

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when we lost control of what we see, read—and even think—to the biggest social-media companies. I put it right around 2016. That was the year Twitter and Instagram joined Facebook and YouTube in the algorithmic future. Ruled by robots programmed to keep our attention as long as possible, they promoted … Continue reading Social-Media Algorithms Control Your Perception