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NASA Plans To Spy On India’s Lost Moon Lander After Crash



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India’s ISRO agency sent its Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander to space in hopes to land on the Moon last week but unfortunately received bad news that the spacecraft had crashed into the celestial body instead of landing smoothly.

As of now, there have not been any updates of the spacecraft or whether it is still alive. NASA has stepped up to offer help in obtaining information of the situation through its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

According to Spaceflight Now, NASA will use LRO’s camera to scan the landing site and spot Chandrayaan-2 on Tuesday.

The trip to the Moon planned by India rounded an orbiter, lander and a rover, in which only the orbiter remained unaffected. ISRO explains that the orbiter has located the lander but those images are not for public view as of yet.

Noah Petro of NASA’s Godard Space Flight Center confirms with http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406289/NASA-Plans-To-Spy-On-India-s-Lost-Moon-Lander-After-Crash/

Kanye West’s Utopian Dreams Smashed After Dome Houses Forced To Demolish

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A while back, Kanye West came up with curious ‘Star Wars’ inspired houses designed for the homeless. Unfortunately, most of the housing prototypes in Calabasas, California have been torn down last week.

An exclusive report from TMZ stated that three out of four of West’s domes were demolished because he did not secure a building permit before the “15 September deadline” set by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.

West originally constructed the 300-acre property in Calabasas as prototypes of low-cost home units that could potentially alleviate the homeless situation. He first encountered obstacles when neighbors alerted the Los Angeles County Department of Works about the construction noise.

Though West described the domes as “temporary” structures, inspectors found contradictory evidence in the concrete foundations and told him to get a building permit “within 45 days.” As he failed to do so, three structures had to be demolished keaving one behind.

Now, it is uncertain if West would continue rebuilding the structures in the original site or move his housing prototypes elsewhere.

Kanye West’s dome-shaped housing prototypes are demolished https://t.co/tEetTUuWvN pic.twitter.com/m1nswj8zbx

— seriously architec (@seriousarchitec) September 16, 2019

[via Dezeen, cover image via http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406287/Kanye-West-s-Utopian-Dreams-Smashed-After-Dome-Houses-Forced-To-Demolish/

These Candles Allow You To Find Out What The Cities You Live In Smell Like

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Diptyque is a Paris-based boutique that sells luxury fragrances. Its signature collection is the ‘City Candle’, a set of candles that supposedly “smell like” nine different global cities.

One of the highlights is of course the Paris candle, representing the city’s chic vibes, with a blue and copper color combination and a lavender scent. The other is the Tokyo candle, with a scent resembling the smell of soothing incense and cypress trees.

The Tokyo candle features a light orange color reminiscent of the Japanese blossoms, according to Diptyque.

There is also a Beverly Hills candle with a casing inspired by the wallpaper design of the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. The scent is a combination of palm trees, flowers and mint.

The New York candle is designed to remind one of the city’s iconic speakeasies and night clubs. There are hints of “cedar wood, vetiver and patchouli” in its scent.

The rest of the collection consists of Miami, Berlin, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London-themed candles.

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For 7 days only! A boxset of 6 city candles is available in all the diptyque boutiques, until Oct 7th. #diptyque #candles #citycandles

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[via Insider, cover image via http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406274/These-Candles-Allow-You-To-Find-Out-What-The-Cities-You-Live-In-Smell-Like/

Robert Downey Jr. Might Don His Iron Suit Once More For Upcoming MCU Movie

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The last time fans of the MCU saw Iron Man was when he heroically snapped his fingers to defeat ‘Thanos’ in Avengers: Endgame. The film bid farewell to three iconic characters, ‘Tony Stark’, ‘Steve Rogers’ and ‘Natasha Romanoff’, who lived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for over a decade.

Though their Marvel contract is almost done, there is still one more film underway, the Black Widow prequel, which will be heading to theaters next year.

This gives viewers hope that at least one of the characters that passed on might just be resurrected through a prequel. As the other hero who died, Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Iron Man’ will likely don his armor once more for the upcoming film, according to a leak published by Deadline.

As a recap of the 45th Annual Saturn Awards, Deadline let slip that Downey will be “seen in the role of ‘Stark’ one more time,” and will appear in the “Marvel prequel, Black Window.”

Scarlett Johansson was first featured in the MCU in Iron Man 2 as a personnel of ‘Stark Industries’ under the name ‘Natalie Rushman’, but was later revealed to be a spy for ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’.

Therefore, it might not be that much of a shock to have ‘Iron Man’ in Black Window’s standalone film.

The prequel will surround the life of ‘Black Widow’ before her inevitable death. Since the film will feature a period before Endgame, fans are hoping to learn how ‘Natasha’ finds her way to ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’, and of course, what happened in Budapest between her and ‘Hawkeye,’ who was the one who recruited her to the team.

The Black Widow film is set to premiere on 1 May 2020.

This seems pretty big to be spoiled in a Deadline article, so big grain of salt here. #marvel #mcu #ironman #blackwidow #blackwidowmovie pic.twitter.com/9pYd9f6U60

— Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr 🔜 #PAXU (@ThatNerdyKev) September 15, 2019

[via BGR, image via Marvel Entertainment] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406286/Robert-Downey-Jr-Might-Don-His-Iron-Suit-Once-More-For-Upcoming-MCU-Movie/

The Macallan x PANTONE Create Whisky Packaging With Never-Before-Seen Purple



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You might not have thought your booze storage needed a pop of color, but you’re probably thinking of that now. The Macallan has teamed up with the PANTONE Color Institute to invent a new kind of purple to go with the packaging of its limited edition ‘The Macallan No. 5’.

The intricate process of whisky-making and the brand’s commitment to natural color is visualized in purple, “the rainbow’s most complex color,” as described by Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the PANTONE Color Institute.

The Macallan’s whiskies get their rich, 100-percent natural colors from resting in high-quality casks, where they are left to mature and develop character.

“Purple naturally felt like the ideal shade to highlight the equally complex process involved in The Macallan’s whisky making,” Pressman adds.

This shade of purple, a first for human eyes, recreates the “enigmatic, multifaceted and intricate” character of The Macallan whiskies.

In terms of flavor and body, ‘The Macallan Edition No. 5’ is a single malt aged wholly in American oak, deliberately chosen for its intense hue. The result is a natural “sunlight barley”-colored whisky that tastes of “vanilla and toffee with notes of oak, nutmeg, ginger, lemon basil and pear.”

The beverage will hit shelves in the US this month with an estimated retail price of US$120. Find out more about the special whisky here.

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Discover the art and science that was combined to create The Macallan Edition No. 5; a rich, natural colour that inspired The @Pantone Color Institute to develop its brand new colour, The Macallan Edition Purple. #EditionNo5 #MacallanCreates

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[via Paste Magazine, video and images via The Macallan] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406290/The-Macallan-x-PANTONE-Create-Whisky-Packaging-With-Never-Before-Seen-Purple/

Anti-Smartphone Brand Light Phone Uses Tim Cook’s Own Words On New Billboards



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Smartphone users jaded by the expectations of social media have averted their gaze to ‘Light Phone’, a minimal anti-smartphone that features all the necessities for communication without the fluff.

To advertise the second edition of the device, ‘Light Phone II’, the brand has wittily bought out billboards displaying quotes by Apple CEO Tim Cook himself.

“Dear Tim,” reads one of the out-of-home adverts, written in Light co-founder Joe Hollier’s handwriting, “You said, ‘We don’t want people using their phones all the time.’ Agreed. Love, Light Phone.”

A year ago I invested in @thelightphone and couldn't be more proud of their LightPhone 2 release this week. The LightPhone OS is going to be rad. #Lightphone pic.twitter.com/jpWjR2amhk

— Kevin Raheja (@crabfisher) September 6, 2019

Similar black and white billboards have popped up in NYC and San Francisco, including two near Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, Forbes reports.

“Dear Tim, you also said, ‘Technology should serve humanity, not the other way around,’” another ad reads. “Roger that. Much love, Light Phone.”

The campaign was produced by NYC strategic creative agency Bullish.

The company also purchased a full-page ad on The New York Times to pen a letter, saying, “You also said—can we quote you?—‘If you’re looking at a phone more than someone’s eyes, you’re doing the wrong thing.’”

Full page @thelightphone takeover in @nytimes 👀 @crabfisher pic.twitter.com/S211X25nMR

— Jason Martin (@JasonKMartin) September 15, 2019

“You’re a hard guy to reach,” the letter continues. “But if you’re interested, we’d love to talk more… We’re just two guys from Brooklyn but can travel.”

While the lengthy note doesn’t include specs or features about the ‘Light Phone II’, its reminder of Cook’s words is enough to let audiences know what they can get from the barebones gadget: peace of mind.

The phone’s cofounders, Hollier and Kaiwei Tang, deny that the campaign’s launch was deliberately timed around the debut of Apple’s new iPhones last week. “We’re not trying to point fingers and say who is to blame,” Tang asserts.

‘Light Phone II’, which comes with 4G, a customizable menu, a matte e-ink display and a headphone jack, began shipping this month. Find out more about the phone here.

[via Forbes, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406284/Anti-Smartphone-Brand-Light-Phone-Uses-Tim-Cook-s-Own-Words-On-New-Billboards/

Kendall Jenner Is Serving Looks With Her New Blonde Makeover For Fashion Week



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Kendall Jenner decided to switch up her look with a new blonde hairdo that has been making waves on the internet.

The supermodel debuted her new hair color at London Fashion Week, surprising fans as she strutted confidently down the runway.

Jenner parted her hair down the middle, revealing her natural roots at the top. She wore her long hair down and tucked them behind her ears as she walked down the runway for the Burberry show.

She also posted an Instagram story to show off her striking light locks, a huge departure from her signature brunette tresses.

Jenner was sported with her classic brunette hair during NYFW, so the sudden change at the London Fashion Week runway was surprising.

The biggest model of our generation, Miss Kendall Jenner, is now blonde. 💕 pic.twitter.com/w2qFmUiaNk

— superficial doll💕 (@superficialhaus) September 16, 2019

Can we all just take a minute to talk about how much Kendall Jenner is KILLING the blonde hair, I am suffering severe hair envy pic.twitter.com/lRjo3XzprE

— lauren (@laucolcombe) September 16, 2019

My therapist: blonde Kendall Jenner can’t hurt you. She can’t make you feel like you’re worthless because you don’t look her
Blonde Kendall Jenner: pic.twitter.com/U6G8WAmky1

— Sidney González. ♡ (@sidjg316) September 17, 2019

omg i always wanted Kendall Jenner to be blonde and there she is y’all omg FINALLY😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/LySv2NNy8F

— Felicia (@kyenjenw) September 16, 2019

'Gee! The debut of Kendall's blonde hair.🙋‍♀️ Kinda like it #Burberry #KendallJenner pic.twitter.com/Xx6aNkwyU7

— egemelihkoremen (@egemelihkoremen) September 16, 2019

[via US Magazine, opening image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406280/Kendall-Jenner-Is-Serving-Looks-With-Her-New-Blonde-Makeover-For-Fashion-Week/

Anthony Bourdain’s Prized Possessions & Art Will Be Up For Auction



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Famed television chef and chef Anthony Bourdain, who passed on in June last year, will have his prized possessions put up for sale in October. The collection will include 215 items gathered from Bourdain’s travels such as art and kitchenware, among other objects.

The online auction will be hosted by auction house Lark Mason Associates from 9 October 2019 to 30 October 2019. A representative from Lark Mason told artnet News that the sale will also feature the work of Bourdain’s favorite artists.

These pieces include silkscreen prints by Ralph Steadman, who created the artwork for Bourdain’s 2016 cookbook, Appetites, as well as a couple of paintings by artist John Lurie.

Although The New York Times reported that Lurie’s works were bought by Bourdain at US$19,000 each, they are estimated to have a sale price of US$5,000 a piece at the auction.

The highest-prized possession is presumed to be the late chef’s knife, which was customized with steel and meteorite. Designed by renowned American blade smith Bob Kramer, the personal knife used by the chef could likely hit US$4,000 to US$6,000.

All in all, the collection is estimated to be worth up to US$400,00, in which 60-percent of the proceeds will go to Bourdain’s wife, Ottavia Busia, and his daughter, Ariane. The remaining 40 percent will go to the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America, where the chef graduated in 1978.

The sale, Property from the Collection of Anthony Bourdain, will take place almost 16 months after his death on auction website iGavel.

A @Bourdain on-line auction https://t.co/5sJ2qd49IX will include his treasured Bob Kramer knife & Lovig-Neilsen desk#Charity #Auction pic.twitter.com/rvLad2laak

— Christianne Smith (@ChristiAnne67) September 16, 2019

“The sky is falling, and I am learning to live with it.” By artist John Lurie. Anthony Bourdain purchased this painting days before his passing. pic.twitter.com/sZ3DKpOlPa

— Robert Nelson (@Robert25Nelson) December 7, 2018

[via http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406285/Anthony-Bourdain-s-Prized-Possessions-Art-Will-Be-Up-For-Auction/

IKEA Pulls Jamaican-Inspired Dish After Being Chided For Cultural Appropriation



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IKEA UK has been accused of cultural appropriation after selling its version of jerk chicken, rice and peas on its menu.

Aside from just affordable furniture, the flat-pack company is known for its culinary offerings such as hot dogs and Swedish meatballs created to give customers a “modern taste of Sweden.”

However, its latest dish has drawn criticism from the public after Twitter user @Themlotsdad shared a photo of IKEA’s version of the traditional Jamaican jerk chicken, rice and peas.

According to food website The Forked Spoon, Jamaican Rice and Peas is made up of rice simmered with coconut milk, spices and kidney beans. The rice and peas are usually served with jerk chicken.

However, IKEA’s rendition of the cuisine comprised what looked like plain white rice, regular peas and jerk chicken. Twitter users weren’t the least bit impressed with the dish, with many describing it as “disrespectful.” One disappointed user commented, “My Jamaican blood is boiling.”

Some internet users, however, were more forgiving as they thought it would be unexpected of a Swedish company to serve authentic Jamaican food.

Following the controversy, IKEA has apologized and removed the item off its menu. Speaking about its international-themed dishes, IKEA UK’s country food manager Lorena Lourida told Yahoo UK that the company takes “inspiration from many countries” to create new flavors and dishes that are healthy yet affordable.

Lourido said it was never the company’s intention to offend patrons with the meal. She apologized on behalf of IKEA, which she said is currently “relooking at the dish.”

This is IKEA’s jerk chicken and rice and peas and no I’m not eating it 😕 pic.twitter.com/BFPJ1CWBmR

— . (@Themlotsdad) September 9, 2019

Most disrespectful pea placement I've ever seen. Chicken look good doe!!!

— ja i me (@crandleberries) September 10, 2019

The chicken don’t look bad. But the literal rice and peas is killing my soul.

— Emeka J.A.🇳🇬 (@CasJackson) September 9, 2019

That rice is disrespectful 😂 pic.twitter.com/Lcf5zehJ3E

— caramel (@caramel_cutiex) September 9, 2019

Jamaicans, Trinidadians, lord the BLACK soul is getting weary. Don’t want anything to do with BLACKNess but the culture, the food, the traditions, the spice and the flavor- yep we taking that.
Tell me your story, this here is IKEA’s https://t.co/A1Ss5DoHxg

— John and Avian (@alittleofindia) September 14, 2019

HA!
STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW. https://t.co/fdscgnvCod

— Silence Tha Nomad (@ThaNomad) September 17, 2019

Now, people should know better than to order Caribbean food at the Scandinavian eatery…ijs 🤣 https://t.co/22spvwqHGz

— Lisa Branscomb (@LifeBliss_Lisa) September 14, 2019

I don’t understand how companies keep making the same mistake when it hits national media EVERY time. It’s kidney beans or gungo peas (not garden peas, ever 🤣)

IKEA apologises after backlash over jerk chicken with 'rice and peas' dish https://t.co/Rdg9ntQVcJ via @MetroUK

— Alexandra Wilson (@EssexBarrister) September 14, 2019

Nahh 4 real tho .. @IKEA @IKEAUK What are you guys playing at?? Thats not Rice and Peas.. and whats the limes for?? Cant lie the Jerk Looked Decent but you messed up with the rest. pic.twitter.com/RnQzG7VfZA

— Seaside Papi (@FizzelCastro) September 13, 2019

Chicken looks halfway decent here, but that rice looks like it just got taken off life support. No bueno pic.twitter.com/edko7KBBoR

— KJ (AKA hoodmistress) (@indigenoussista) September 10, 2019

Sacrilege 🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️

— Nomad for Life❤Plane,Car,Train And Camels❤ (@Vanessa60926573) September 9, 2019

My Jamaican blood is boiling ☹️. Bomboclat

— Reuben Evans (@reuben_evans14) September 11, 2019

lol you understand you’re at ikea right?

— ariad. (@_indieemi_) September 11, 2019

Why tf did you order jerk chicken w rice & peas from ikea ?!?!!!

— YARA'S AUNTIE (@uh_lynne) September 11, 2019

[via Yahoo, opening image via Tanasan Sungkaew / Shutterstock.com, right image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406283/IKEA-Pulls-Jamaican-Inspired-Dish-After-Being-Chided-For-Cultural-Appropriation/

David & Victoria Beckham Get Pranked Into Taking Bad Pics At London Fashion Week



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Stylish couple David and Victoria Beckham just got trolled by their own kids.

The Beckhams attended Victoria Beckham’s fashion show during London Fashion Week, and while David and Victoria cozied up backstage, their son Cruz decided to pull a cheeky prank on his parents.

David, who looked dashing in a gray suit, wrapped his arm around Victoria, who wore a brown blouse paired with maroon pants. The couple posed for the camera, waiting for Cruz to snap a sweet shot of them together.

Instead of a photo, Cruz was actually recording them on video, additionally pulling a one-eyed ‘Cyclops’ filter on top of their faces.

The result is hilarious, seeing as how the couple is always captured in a glamorous light. The video was uploaded on Cruz’s Instagram Stories, which was shared by Victoria herself on her Instagram account.

“We love you too @cruzbeckham,” she wrote, adding a bunch of laughing emojis to her comment.

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o auge nega • • • #romeobeckham #brooklynbeckham #devidbeckham #cruzbeckham #victoriabeckham #romeobeckhambae #familia #family

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A lot of love for mummy this afternoon .. Well done @victoriabeckham we are so proud as always ❤️ @brooklynbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham #HarperSeven ❤️

A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on Sep 15, 2019 at 7:21am PDT

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Amazing show mum ♥️ love you so much

A post shared by ROMEO (@romeobeckham) on Sep 15, 2019 at 8:14am PDT

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♥️

A post shared by ROMEO (@romeobeckham) on Sep 16, 2019 at 7:27am PDT

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Thank u for everyone’s support for #VBSS20! So overwhelmed and appreciative!!! Kisses vb

A post shared by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on Sep 16, 2019 at 8:38am PDT

[via Metro, opening image via Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406281/David-Victoria-Beckham-Get-Pranked-Into-Taking-Bad-Pics-At-London-Fashion-Week/

Trump Oddly Mentions ‘Obama Netflix’ & People Are Asking Where They Can Sign Up



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President Donald Trump suggested on Monday that the House Judiciary Committee should turn its focus from his possible conflicts of interest to scrutinize his predecessor, Barack Obama.

POTUS took to Twitter to claim that he had a “better idea,” which was to look into “Obama’s Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal.” Along with the criticism to Obama’s venture into the entertainment sector, in which, Trump has dabbled in, he also condemned the Mueller investigation and its relations to the 2016 election.

Trump’s rant reads, “These Radical Left Democrats are CRAZY! Obama Netflix?”

Since the cryptic comment, social media users have fixated on the words, “Obama Netflix,” asking if it had shows like “Orange is no Barack” and if it was possible to subscribe to this service. The phrase trended on Twitter on Monday.

Read some comical tweets below.

They failed on the Mueller Report, they failed on Robert Mueller’s testimony, they failed on everything else, so now the Democrats are trying to build a case that I enrich myself by being President. Good idea, except I will, and have always expected to, lose BILLIONS of DOLLARS..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019 http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406282/Trump-Oddly-Mentions-Obama-Netflix-People-Are-Asking-Where-They-Can-Sign-Up/

Naomi Campbell Makes Bold Statement With This Bloody ‘Gunshot Wound’ Dress

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49-year-old British supermodel Naomi Campbell appeared at the annual Fashion For Relief charity gala during London Fashion Week with a bold dress.

The white dress seemed to show a “gunshot wound” with blood dripping from the bullet hole. The charity event aims to raise money for the Mayor’s Fund for London.

However, fans need not be concerned as the dress was intended to convey socio-political messages.

The outfit was one of the many that Campbell modeled on the runway. Others included a slinky low-cut black dress, a translucent jeweled dress and many more.

Other fashion world celebrities such as Stella Maxwell and Leomie Anderson also made their appearances at the gala. 60 models walked the runway in total, according to Metro UK.

Many famous designers also contributed their creations to the gala, such as Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Dior, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.

YouTube vlogger and influencer Patricia Bright referenced the “gunshot wound” dress when she was hanging out with the supermodel backstage. She was impressed with the “many underlying messages” throughout the outfits and the whole show.

‘Fashion For Relief’ is an organization helping impoverished and disadvantaged people globally, and has impacted millions to date. Take a look at some of the most defining outfits showcased during the gala last Saturday night.

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MOWALOLA on legendary @naomi 💥 // #Mowalola #LFW #FashionForRelief

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London was on 🔥 ⁣⁣ @Naomi brings fashion relief to the British Museum 🇬🇧 ⁣ ⁣ Special Thanks to our partners 🙏🏽@placevendomeqatar @chromeheartsofficial ⁣⁣ @gucci ⁣⁣ @ctilburymakeup⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Special Thanks to my amazing team, Friends & Partner for an epic night ! 💥🙏🏽 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Thanks for your support⁣ Anna Wintour, @piercebrosnanofficial @edward_enninful @laurielynnstark @kitty.spencer @theebillyporter @goyatoledo @kathrynnewton @alicemusic @thereallukeevans @adwoaaboah @naomieharris and so many others ! 😍

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#FashionForRelief 2019 💛🇬🇧 Wearing @jpgaultierofficial Haute Couture. @fashion4relief #FashionForReliefWithNaomiCampbell

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@naomi getting ready for Saturday ❤🇬🇧 with @ctilburymakeup💄💥 #CharlotteTilbury⁣ ⁣ Tune in for LIVE 🎥 ⁣ September 14 @ 8 🇬🇧⁣

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[via Metro UK, cover image via http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406269/Naomi-Campbell-Makes-Bold-Statement-With-This-Bloody-Gunshot-Wound-Dress/

The Chicago Bulls’ Logo Has A Bizarre, NSFW Meaning That You Cannot Unsee

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The iconic Chicago Bulls’ logo is one that many are familiar with.

However, recently Redditor Cvoony “discovered” a new meaning behind the seemingly innocent logo. When flipped upside down, the logo appears to resemble a robot and a crab having sex, as bizarre as it sounds.

The new-found “meaning” went viral on after a user called Deniz Camp shared it on Twitter. The tweet has since garnered over 57,000 retweets and 250,000 likes. One user responded, “You can’t unsee this…” while another made an NSFW joke, “he’s clearly getting a crabby BJ.”

Others however, came up with cleaner interpretations, stating that the sexual image was due to the “dirty minds” of some users. One Twitter user suggested that the “crab” is actually just the robot “reading the Bible.” However, many commenters found the sexual meaning more convincing.

Perhaps Redditors and Twitter users simply have too much time on their hands to come up with conspiracy theories regarding the graphic design. Still, the new meaning of Chicago Bulls is likely to stay.

If you turn the Chicago Bulls’ logo upside down, it looks like a robot f*cking a crab. from r/confusing_perspective

If you turn the Chicago bulls logo upside down it’s a robot having sex with a crab pic.twitter.com/KGfsqyr3Ml

— Deniz Camp @ SDCC (@MDesaad) September 14, 2019

Yeah he's clearly getting a crabby BJ

— Your Haploid Heart 2.0 (@RTC_Ento) September 14, 2019

Or is the crap giving pleasure to the robot? pic.twitter.com/Z38Z3Uqohf

— Derreck aka Grumpy (@Grumpy_B12C) September 14, 2019

U guys have dirty minds.. i clearly see a robot with crab legs the hands look like clamps

— #1 Rune Factory YT Fan Theorist (@TheChainTV) September 15, 2019

And now I can't unsee it. pic.twitter.com/5kpqdJesWX

— C-Recks (@lyric2go) September 15, 2019

He’s reading the Bible pic.twitter.com/xegqJZhMLR

— octopus/caveman (@OctopusCaveman) September 15, 2019

[via Mashable, cover image via http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406277/The-Chicago-Bulls-Logo-Has-A-Bizarre-NSFW-Meaning-That-You-Cannot-Unsee/

A Crayon Drawing From 1980 Could Reveal Your Beliefs On Politics



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Your thoughts on whether or not something qualifies as art could tie with where you stand in politics.

Polls have revealed in the past that Americans’ opinions about US president Donald Trump could be related to variables like age, race, ethnicity, and whether participants have college degrees. British data analytics firm YouGov, known for its vast collective of—sometimes unusual—polls, recently put out a question asking if respondents thought a certain drawing was considered “art.”

#Art
Sam Gilliam, Coffee Thyme pic.twitter.com/ISMQRMkCO1

— Nancy Cadet (@cadetinpanama) September 17, 2019

If you answered yes, chances are you aren’t a fan of Trump’s job performance. If the drawing doesn’t look like art to you, you’re more likely to approve his work.

The artwork, titled Coffee Thyme, was created by African-American painter Sam Gilliam in 1980. According to a report by Vox, the ‘Coffee Thyme Gap’ between Trump advocates and non-supporters is larger than the college degree gap. Additionally, Republicans who think the piece is art are “somewhat less likely” than skeptics to agree with Trump.

Of course, more research needs to be done, such as showing more drawings to respondents, to determine if there is a causation—not just a correlation—between taste of art and political views. However, the poll indicates a relationship between art, psychology and political opinions that academic surveys have previously studied.

The creators of the poll didn’t just toss in a random question about art and call it a day. The inclusion of the colorful piece was possibly influenced by a known finding that people who score higher in a personality trait called “openness to experience” are likely to have a more left-wing political stance, Vox reports.

The affiliation between personality and politics might be why people draw similarities between supporters of Trump and Brexit, even though the policies they advocate vary.

YouGov & Data for Progress asked survey respondents a seemingly simple query: Is this art?
If you think it's art, odds are you disapprove of Trump’s job performance. If it's scribbling, then odds are you like him.
“Coffee Thyme” / Sam Gilliam, crayon, 1980https://t.co/ApJgOCFRCB pic.twitter.com/Y0TxOByMPM

— Ruth Hatch (@25JessieSt) September 17, 2019

[via Vox, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406279/A-Crayon-Drawing-From-1980-Could-Reveal-Your-Beliefs-On-Politics/

Priyanka Chopra Posts Ardent Birthday Montage For ‘Light Of My Life’ Nick Jonas



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In celebration of Nick Jonas’ birthday, his wife Priyanka Chopra created a sweet montage that will make you believe in love again.

The minute-long video shows snippets of the couple together, from footage of the Jonas Brothers’ concerts to memorable moments from the couple’s wedding. It also includes clips from the Sucker music video and their Vogue magazine shoot.

The video arrives with a sweet message to Jonas, describing him as “the light of [her] life.”

“You deserve all the happiness in the world,” Chopra wrote before concluding her message with, “I love you @nickjonas.”

Nick Jonas’ brother Joe has also taken to Instagram to wish his younger sibling a happy birthday. Joe shared a snap from Nick’s wedding, where they were decked in traditional Indian outfit, with the caption, “Happy birthday to my dude. Love you man.”

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The light of my life. Everyday with you is better than the last. You deserve all the happiness in the world. Thank you for being the most generous loving man I have ever met. Thank you for being mine. Happy birthday Jaan. I love you @nickjonas

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Sep 16, 2019 at 11:41am PDT

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Happy Birthday to my dude! Love ya man. Stay awesome. Keeping growing. keep making people smile. Here’s a few of my favorite photos. 💜

A post shared by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) on Sep 16, 2019 at 10:57am PDT

Happy birthday, @nickjonas! #HappinessBeginsTour @jonasbrothers @kevinjonas @joejonas @XcelEnergyCtr pic.twitter.com/5ve9TmBcev

— Clancy✨ (@sparklecht) September 17, 2019

[via ELLE, opening image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406278/Priyanka-Chopra-Posts-Ardent-Birthday-Montage-For-Light-Of-My-Life-Nick-Jonas/

These Edgy Vetements Boots Allow You To Open Beer Bottles With Their Heels

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French retailer Vetements is selling boots that double up as bottle openers, so you have one less thing to worry about during parties.

The footwear, known as the ‘Croc-effect leather ankle boots’, is created by famous Georgian fashion designer Demna Gvasalia. The boots are “crafted in Italy” and the top part of the stiletto heels are fitted with “silver-tone bottle openers,” according to Vetements’ official website.

The badass boots are hugely popular on Instagram, with more than 116,000 likes to date on the first picture posted by Vetements. Even Marc Jacobs was impressed, calling it a “brilliant” design. Matt Benedetto, the creator of the viral Instagram account Unnecessary Inventions, commented, “This is very me.”

Other followers have also heaped the innovation with praises, with one calling it “avant [garde]”. Others responded with “need” and “must have”, showing their love for the design.

However, the pair does not come cheap, as it is priced at a whopping US$1,395 (£1,115). Those who can afford the chic and practical boots can get them here.

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VETEMENTS PARTY PUMPS WITH INSTALLED BOTTLE OPENER – NOW ONLINE www.vetementswebsite.com – MORE IN STORIES

A post shared by VETEMENTS (@vetements_official) on Sep 12, 2019 at 1:19pm PDT

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PARTY BOOTS WITH INSTALLED BOTTLE OPENERS – NOW ONLINE www.vetementswebsite.com LINK IN THE PROFILE

A post shared by VETEMENTS (@vetements_official) on Sep 13, 2019 at 12:27pm PDT

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These Edgy Vetements Boots Allow You To Open Beer Bottles With Its Heels

Image via Vetements

French retailer Vetements is selling boots that double up as bottle openers, so you have one less thing to worry about during parties.

The footwear, known as the ‘Croc-effect leather ankle boots’, is created by famous Georgian fashion designer Demna Gvasalia. The boots are “crafted in Italy” and the top part of the stiletto heels are fitted with “silver-tone bottle openers,” according to Vetements’ official website.

The badass boots are hugely popular on Instagram, with more than 116,000 likes to date on the first picture posted by Vetements. Even Marc Jacobs was impressed, calling it a “brilliant” design. Matt Benedetto, the creator of the viral Instagram account Unnecessary Inventions, commented, “This is very me.”

Other followers have also heaped the innovation with praises, with one calling it “avant [garde]”. Others responded with “need” and “must have”, showing their love for the design.

However, the pair does not come cheap, as it is priced at a whopping US$1,395 (£1,115). Those who can afford the chic and practical boots can get them here.

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VETEMENTS PARTY PUMPS WITH INSTALLED BOTTLE OPENER – NOW ONLINE www.vetementswebsite.com – MORE IN STORIES

A post shared by VETEMENTS (@vetements_official) on Sep 12, 2019 at 1:19pm PDT

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PARTY BOOTS WITH INSTALLED BOTTLE OPENERS – NOW ONLINE www.vetementswebsite.com LINK IN THE PROFILE

A post shared by VETEMENTS (@vetements_official) on Sep 13, 2019 at 12:27pm PDT

[via Metro UK, cover image via http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406276/These-Edgy-Vetements-Boots-Allow-You-To-Open-Beer-Bottles-With-Its-Heels/

You Can Now Buy Candles That Smell Like Specific Cities From Around The World

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Diptyque is a Paris-based boutique that sells luxury fragrances. Its signature collection is the ‘City Candle’, a set of candles that supposedly “smell like” nine different global cities.

One of the highlights is of course the Paris candle, representing the city’s chic vibes, with a blue and copper color combination and a lavender scent. The other is the Tokyo candle, with a scent resembling the smell of soothing incense and cypress trees.

The Tokyo candle features a light orange color reminiscent of the Japanese blossoms, according to Diptyque.

There is also a Beverly Hills candle with a casing inspired by the wallpaper design of the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. The scent is a combination of palm trees, flowers and mint.

The New York candle is designed to remind one of the city’s iconic speakeasies and night clubs. There are hints of “cedar wood, vetiver and patchouli” in its scent.

The rest of the collection consists of Miami, Berlin, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London-themed candles.

Interested buyers can get the candles of their favorite cities here. Each candle costs US$72. The collection is available internationally for a limited time only, from 12 to 16 September.

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For 7 days only! A boxset of 6 city candles is available in all the diptyque boutiques, until Oct 7th. #diptyque #candles #citycandles

A post shared by diptyque (@diptyque) on Oct 1, 2018 at 12:06am PDT

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Jennifer Lopez’s Fiancé Gets Her An Intricate ‘Stripper’ Cake For ‘Hustlers’

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Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez’s role in the stripper film Hustlers has been making waves on the internet since she first teased her appearance in the summer.

Now that the film is out in the theaters, Lopez’s husband Alex Rodriguez is putting the icing on top (pun intended) by getting her the most extra stripper-themed cake to celebrate.

The cake came with many details, such as two pole dancer decorations, one atop the cake and one on the bottom beside it. Realistic-looking mini “hundred-dollar bills” are also featured on and around the cake. To make the reference even clearer, a ‘Hustlers’ “billboard” is displayed at the front, complete with the film logo’s pink and purple color scheme.

In addition, Rodriguez also got Lopez a tray of cake pops, facing downwards to resemble stripper poles. The only things missing are pole dancer figures attached to the sticks. He also wrote a heartfelt card congratulating Lopez on the role and ended with “Love Hustling through love with you. Love, Macho,” according to Lopez’s past Instagram story.

It is unclear if the tiny dollar bills are edible. Either way, the details that have gone into the design of the cake are impressive.

[via Marie Claire, cover image via http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406271/Jennifer-Lopez-s-Fianc-Gets-Her-An-Intricate-Stripper-Cake-For-Hustlers/

Duolingo’s Chirpy New Logo & Typeface Are Modeled After Its Owl Mascot



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Duolingo, the language learning app with over 300 million users, has unleashed a clean new visual identity. Its muse? Bird is the word.

The new logotype and the company’s bespoke typeface is inspired by ‘Duo’, the famous owl mascot of Duolingo. London design consultancy Johnson Banks was tasked with overhauling the brand strategy, narrative and voice of the app, and type foundry Fontsmith worked on the font design.

While Johnson Banks acknowledged that the previous identity—including the owl, illustration style and color scheme—worked cohesively in an onscreen environment, the visual language wasn’t exactly coping with Duolingo’s growing product line and subbrands.

“They lacked clear guidelines on how to use the brand ‘away’ from the app environment,” Johnson Banks explained. “A growing list of projects and initiatives… were also pushing at the boundaries of the brand structure.”

The team flirted with the concept of incorporating Duolingo’s mascot with its name, and the idea of taking direct inspiration from ‘Duo’ to create a font family struck them. Rather than design something neutral—“like every other tech company,” noted the design firm—the logotype was redrawn after “‘Duo’s feathery form to reflect the company’s quirky personality.”



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Johnson Banks and Fontsmith studied the shapes and spirit inherent in the owl’s silhouette, and deliberated over how they could translate into letterforms “beginning with the all-important ‘feathered’ wing shape,” the type foundry described.

One of the most challenging letters was the lowercase ‘g,’ which had gone through several revisions as shown below:



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“The shape of the ‘g’ was both integral to the logo design and a key component of the overall feel of the typeface, so many creative directions were proposed for this important character,” Fontsmith wrote. Eventually, they settled on a looped variation resembling spectacles.



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The new typeface, ‘Feather Bold’, was born, and now complements Duolingo’s digital and physical touchpoints. Birds of a feather, after all, should flock together.



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[via Fontsmith, images via Johnson Banks and Fontsmith] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406275/Duolingo-s-Chirpy-New-Logo-Typeface-Are-Modeled-After-Its-Owl-Mascot/