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When Jeannie and Hunt Cairns decided their 1970’s home needed a facelift, they knew they would face a lengthy, intensive remodel process before the outdated home could meet the needs of their busy family. The Cairns brought in architect Dianne Kett of DK Studio in Austin to assess the property and come up with viable solutions.
Mar 15, 2019 · 6 min read
With their cunning comedic personas and uniquekinship, this one-of-a-kind twosome provides abreath of fresh air…even at their most breathless.
By FLOOD Magazine
Apr 26, 2018 · 11 min read
I don’t know what I’m eating but it’s the most flavorful thing I’ve ever tasted. If there were a tagline for my trip to Vietnam and stay at Banyan Tree Lang Co, that would be it. From the breakfast offerings—lotus and shrimp salad, dim sum, pho, century eggs, sweet banana soup, etc., to the spicy seafood room service enjoyed on the patio of my beach villa overlooking the personal plunge pool with an ocean view, most everything I ate was unfamiliar and as amazing and authentic as the setting.
By Santa Babara Life & Style Magazine
Jan 3, 2019 · 3 min read
HOME celebrates the most colourful, dramatic and exotic interior of all: Leighton House
By Zest Media London
Jan 31, 2019 · 5 min read
Weather has a way of complicating— and enriching—everything.
By Patagonia - The Cleanest Line
Nov 30, 2018 · 5 min read
Everyone has an idea of what a castle is like: a huge stone edifice, preferably on a hill, built centuries ago by a king or nobleman. Some people find castles enchanting and romantic, others see them as monuments of power. Castles abound in Czechia: hundreds have been preserved and most of these are open to the public, regardless of whether they’re now in private hands or owned by the State. Castles are a testament to the tastes and needs of their owners over the ages, and to the craftsmanship of those who built them. In each of our issues this year, Soffa will be bringing you impressive reminders of Czechia’s rich history. By way of texts and beautiful photos, these offer a glimpse of the country’s glorious past. This new Once Upon a Time section opens with Loket, one of our oldest stone castles.
Mar 7, 2019 · 7 min read
SELLING US 9 OW CHICA- GO 1 / $2300 OBO (DS). This might just look like a coded message, but, to the trained eye, this is one hell of a deal. In the past few years, Kanye’s YEEZY x Adidas and Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE x Nike footwear collaborations have become household names among teens and young adults. Unique sneaker designs combined with celebrity-endorsed marketing campaigns and ridiculously low stock have made these shoes some of the hottest items in fashion. It’s simple economics. Companies like Nike, Jordan, and Adidas manipulate the market to generate hype for their brand by intentionally limiting available supply. With demand so high and supply so low, these limited sneakers sell blindingly fast at their original retail prices. But, after the retail market has sold out, the resale market opens. Resellers camp out at stores, wait on websites until 3am, and even build specialized computer programs just to secure a coveted pair of sneakers at their retail price upon release. The sneakers are then immediately made available for purchase to people who initially missed the chance to buy them–at a 300% markup. Sneakers originally priced at $250 can balloon to nearly $2000. Crazier still, people will buy them. Resale apps that broker sales between buyers and resellers, like popular application StockX, process thousands of transactions every single day, as do other public platforms, such as Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, and eBay. The sheer number of marked up, resold sneakers moving through the market speaks to the consumer value of sneaker culture. This is the price for an air of exclusivity. Simply owning a pair of popular sneakers sets you apart in the fashion world by contributing to a covetable sense of personal style, but is this image really worth the excessive markup in price? Ultimately, it depends on the individual. Some people have the disposable income to finance a healthy sneaker habit and are quite happy to pay resale prices, especially if it means avoiding the wait online or the campout in-store. Other people don’t care about the culture at all, and are satisfied with buying shoes that are affordable and more widely available. Most people, myself included, lie somewhere in the middle. The fact of the matter is that resale culture is a product of the footwear’s limited nature, and with companies profiting from the hype generated by the sneakers, there’s no expectation for the trend to disappear anytime soon. So what can you do? If you really want the next hype sneaker, you can always invest the time and buy at original retail sources. If waiting isn’t your game, try finding a friend who works at a shoe store (“the plug”) or, depending on how much you are willing to invest, find the sneakers at a resale price your wallet can handle. If all else fails, just move on–there’s always another pair of hype sneakers dropping next week.
By MUSE Magazine
Dec 3, 2018 · 3 min read
In my work, I explore the relationship between men and the landscape. In a sense, I am trying to connect and dominate nature just like humankind has been doing ever since. However I see my engagement as paying homage and respect to the natural world.
By Art Reveal Magazine
Sep 22, 2018 · 5 min read