Charlotte Boutboul

HOW SYNTHETIC FABRICS TURN AQUATIC LIFE INTO PLASTIC

Synthetic material are increasingly used in the retail industry because they are cheaper than natural fabrics, and the industry even promotes certain of their properties such as wrinkling less or drying faster. But they also pollute more than natural fabrics, notably because of the spread of microfibers they cause in our waters. Microfibers – tiny threads shed from fabric –…

SECRET DESTINATIONS: TRUE TRIBE’S HANDPICKED NATIONAL PARKS IN THE OLD CONTINENT

The Abdication of Europa: Plitvice National Park, Croatia Situated in the mountainous Karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Plitvice park’s protected area extends over 296.85 km2. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park…

SECRET DESTINATIONS: TRUE TRIBE’S HANDPICKED NATIONAL PARKS IN OCEANIA

Tongario National Park, North Island New Zealand Established in 1887, Tongario is New Zealand’s oldest national park, and is located in the Central North Island. The 796 km2 area comprises the active volcanic mountains Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro, located in the centre of the park as well as a number of Māori religious sites within the park, and many of…

FOUR VALUABLE LESSONS TO TAKE FROM AZZEDINE ALLAIA’S LIFE

It’s been exactly ten days since the great Tunisian-French couturier Azzedine Alaïa has departed us. The depth of Alaïa’s achievements and the uncompromising position he took to attain them make his loss one of great human and artistic importance. The way the man known as the last couturier led his life courageously confronts and questions our current world functioning. Alaïa’s attitude can…

SWIMMING POOLS AND THE 60’S: A FASCINATION

When discovering the “pool room” at David Hockney’s late retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (opening at The Met on November 27th) we were enthralled by the works on view, which included the iconic “A Bigger Splash”, but also curious about pools in general at that period. We were noticing that pools had started appearing ubiquitously in popular culture in the…

THE TOP SEDUCERS OF ALL TIME

The death of Hugh Hefner last week got us pondering over the meaning and implications of his departure. Is it the end of an era? The end of the golden Playboy era. Perhaps even the end of the archetype of the great seducer? Who these days will dare wander around accompanied by a harem of three girlfriends, each being decades…

SECRET DESTINATION: TRUE TRIBE’S HANDPICKED NATIONAL PARKS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Southern America, Continent of Superlatives Sian Ka’an, Tulum National Park, Mexico In Mayan, Sian Ka’an means ‘Origin of the Sky’. This Mexican National park, located on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula, has an incredible biosphere reserve that contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, large marine section intersected by a Caribbean barrier reef. It is also culturally rich with…

SECRET DESTINATION: TRUE TRIBE’S HANDPICKED NATIONAL PARKS IN THE WILD WEST

Banff National Park, Canada Established in the Rocky Mountains of the province of Alberta in 1885, Banff is Canada’s oldest national park. The 6641 km2 delimited area comprises glaciers, lakes, coniferous forest and alpine landscapes of pure splendor. The park is also one of the few in Canada that preserves ecological integrity, with its adoption of The National Parks Act…

WHAT THE FASHION WORLD CAN LEARN FROM SCANDINAVIAN MINIMALIST “ANTI-COOL”

With Copenhagen Fashion Week energetically unraveling earlier this month, the rise of Scandinavian style with its anti-cool signature has never been more marked in the industry. The Danish fashion week is now becoming close in importance to the other “big four” (New York, London, Paris, Milan), yet with an anti-establishment note that makes it more avant-garde and interesting. In fact,…

As we all know exercising is greatly beneficial to the human body. Few, however, acknowledge the specific benefits of exercise on the human brain and focus mostly on aesthetical benefits (ie, big muscles). We won’t deny that good looks and feeling confident in your own body is great. Still, we believe the functioning of your brain will probably take you…

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