Current events have always influenced the way people dress, style their hair, and apply their makeup. The Victorian era (1837–1901) was unique, though, because one of the biggest fashion influences was a life-threatening illness: Tuberculosis.
Zenbo Seinei is a recently proposed wellness center designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Located on Awaji Island in Japan, it will provide travelers with a place where they can escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life and enjoy some much-needed “zen” time with open-air baths, yoga classes, meditation classes, and tofu-based cuisine.
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., recently got a makeover, courtesy of local artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg. Firstenberg, in an effort to express the sadness she felt for all those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 over the last year and a half, created a stunning art installation with over 670,000 white flags, which symbolize each person who lost the battle against the deadly and highly contagious virus.
Under the instruction of professor Tomer Hanuka, a group of third-year students at the School of Visual Arts in New York City were tasked with creating magazine covers that illustrate their predictions of what post-pandemic life will look like. These magazine covers were all drawn in the style of The New Yorker.
On June 17, 2021, the iconic Parisian fashion house Dior will host a runway show in Athens to launch the brand’s inter-season collection.
For more than a year now, the COVID-19 pandemic has been ravaging the world. In the UK, a special memorial has been created to acknowledge the victims of COVID-19 and honor those who lost their lives during the pandemic. In London, England, a large wall stretches nearly 164 feet (50 meters) and faces the River Thames. Now officially known as the National COVID Memorial Wall, it is covered with hand-drawn red hearts.
One of the latest creations from Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota delivers something everyone could use a little more of right now: Hope.
Every year, Washington D.C.’s famous cherry blossoms let the world know that spring has arrived. For many, they also symbolize renewal, hope, and friendship.
Winter is always a vulnerable time for the roughly 860,000 Germans who are experiencing homelessness. Add in a global pandemic, though, and this difficult period becomes even harder.
To spread some extra holiday cheer this year, Finnair, Santa’s official airline, is using virtual reality to offer eight “flights” to Santa’s hometown of Rovaniemi, Finland. This will be Finnair’s first-ever virtual flight experience. Starting on December 25, Finnair’s virtual reality flights will be available for just €10 ($12) per person. All of the flights’ profits will go to a fund created by UNICEF, which will help children who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.