Swiss fashion house Bally names Simone Bellotti design director; 1st collection debuts in SeptemberMay 31, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Simone Bellotti, a long-time member of the Gucci design team, was named design director at Bally on Wednesday as the 172-year-old Swiss fashion house continues a process of rejuvenation.
3D-printed rocket fails just after launchMarch 23, 2023 GMT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket made almost entirely of 3D-printed parts made its launch debut Wednesday night, lifting off amid fanfare but failing three minutes into flight — far short of orbit.
Pritzker Prize awarded to British architect ChipperfieldMarch 7, 2023 GMT
The Pritzker Architecture Prize — the highest honor in the field — has been awarded to British architect and urban planner David Alan Chipperfield, hailed on Tuesday for “a commitment to an architecture of understated but transformative civic presence.”
Chanel’s camellias, empty chairs close Paris Fashion WeekMarch 7, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Camellias that towered five meters (16 feet) high served as the ready-to-wear altarpiece for Chanel’s sparkling, bloom-inspired fall display.
Meanwhile, Miuccia Prada’s baby sister brand Miu Miu — another headline show on Paris Fashion Week’s last day – drew stars such as Kylie Minogue for its study in off-kilter creativity.
FACT FOCUS: Conspiracies misconstrue ‘15-minute city’ ideaMarch 3, 2023 GMT
Cities where people can live a short walk from work, school and other daily essentials rather than braving traffic-clogged highways or long commutes: utopian ideal or dystopian nightmare?
Armani gives graceful close to Milan Fashion WeekFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — It was nipples out on the Milan Fashion Week runway this season, one of the clear trends emerging from a week of previews of mostly womenswear collections for next fall and winter.
Wherever there is a trend, there is always the counter-current, and holding out for what he described as “the dignity of women” was Giorgio Armani.
Official: Heavy ice a possible factor in Alaska gym collapseFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage official says thick, heavy ice had accumulated on the roof of a gym that collapsed earlier this month, killing one person and trapping two others.
Former Atlanta official to go to prison for accepting bribesFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta city official charged in a federal investigation into corruption at City Hall during the administration of then-Mayor Kasim Reed was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison for accepting bribes.
Spain: Transport officials resign over train design blunderFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — A major error in the designs of trains for two northern Spanish regions has led to the resignations of two top transport officials, bringing to four the number of people who have lost their jobs because of the controversy this month.
Major renovation planned for Athens’ archaeological museumFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Culture Ministry announced plans Wednesday for a major renovation of the National Archaeological Museum, expanding exhibition space at the Athens site that houses what is considered the most important collection of Greek antiquities in the world.
Georgia, US agency sign expansion plan for Brunswick harborFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority and a federal agency have signed off on a big expansion of the state-operated seaport in Brunswick.
The port authority’s chief executive, Griff Lynch, signed an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers on Monday to widen and deepen portions of the shipping channel to make room for larger cargo ships to reach the Port of Brunswick.
Ahead of 5th season in F1, Lando Norris says time has flownFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
WOKING, England (AP) — Lando Norris is becoming a Formula One veteran at the age of just 23 as he enters his fifth season with McLaren, but it doesn't feel that way.
The British driver has always had more experienced teammates — first Carlos Sainz Jr., then Daniel Ricciardo.
Loewe’s minimalist Paris show explores Old Masters, boyhoodJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Jonathan Anderson, it seems, can do no wrong. Loewe’s Northern Irish designer’s imaginative and boundary-pushing designs are often credited by front-row editors as among the best, if not the best, gracing the Paris runways today.
1st small modular nuclear reactor certified for use in USJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified the design for what will be the United States' first small modular nuclear reactor.
The rule that certifies the design was published Thursday in the Federal Register.
Designers look to nature, landfills for new decor materialsJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
At first glance, Nina Edwards Anker's sconces and chandeliers look like ancient scrolls of parchment, or sheets of buttery toffee, wrapped around LED bulbs.
Come closer — or just ask the New York-based designer/architect — and you'll find they're actually made of algae.
Velvet: A decor favorite now that never went awayJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
It was all over the fashion runways. Women’s Wear Daily raved about Armani dresses in this material. Harper’s Bazaar called it one of 2022’s biggest trends. At Britain’s film awards, celebrities partied in Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Gucci versions.
Isozaki, Pritzker-winning Japanese architect, dies at 91December 30, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Arata Isozaki, a Pritzker-winning Japanese architect known as a post-modern giant who blended culture and history of the East and the West in his designs, has died of old age. He was 91.