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Philanthropists and corporate partners around the world joined forces with Global Citizen, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN Foundation to raise over USD 127 million in support of healthcare workers and research

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Audi Middle East joins hands with Sitti Social Enterprise and UNHCR refugee aid

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Cartier celebrates the spirit of sharing and togetherness with a film dedicated to the Holy Month of Ramadan

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Dubai Cares and UAE Ministry of Education launched a nationwide campaign for students during the pandemic

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A look at the interesting life and achievements of Dr Herbert Wertheim

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Uğur Gallenkuş reveals the paradox of human life in a series of raw and evoking juxtaposed pieces

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We go back in time to chart the founding story of Soylent, the ‘meal replacement’ brand from Silicon Valley

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Lacoste brings back its iconic 1980s shades with a modern twist

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Longchamp’s Summer 2020 metropolitaninspired collection presents a high-tech, urban interpretation of classic style

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Salvatore Ferragamo launches four short films showcasing women in Hollywood

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NGO Parley For The Oceans has been leading a multi-pronged attack on the plastics polluting our oceans

Fitbit Collaborates with Scripps Research and Stanford Medicine to Study the Role of Wearables to Detect, Track and Contain Infectious Diseases like COVID-19

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Donations will help provide 180,000 meals for those in UAE worst affected by Covid-19

Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance

Discover deconstructed looks from the runways of Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020

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Ganni, a Danish brand, has been making waves in women’s fashion and is set to go global


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The BMW Concept i4 electrifies the future of sedans

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Rolls-Royce pioneers the world’s first superluxury all-terrain SUV

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SSC’s latest production hypercar alters reality on several automotive design and engineering fronts

Discover the hottest tech gadgets on the market

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Breguet Introduces the Reine de Naples 8918 ‘Grand Feu’ Enamel

Icona Design Presented Fibonacci Concerto, a Unique Concept Yacht Modelled on a Grand Piano

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The classic German watchmaker’s new PanoMaticLunar features a striking deep green dial

The Art of Shaving shares with us some essential self-grooming techniques that have made the brand a world leader

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MAD Architects have designed this futuristic sporting complex for Quzhou, China

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Dr. Jacqueline Hill of Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie takes us deep into the science of ageing skin and ways to achieve timeless beauty

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A review of Ocean Submarine’s latest underwater accessory for superyacht owners

In a salute to the 60s, meet Breitling’s newest Superocean, Chronomat and Navitimer models

Cartier’s Pasha boasts an aromatic freshness encased in a bottle inspired by the famous Cartier pen for the classically modern man.

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EDITOR’S LETTER W

e are in strange times, a new normal, an unprecedented moment. These are descriptions of our shocking global reality, less than halfway into 2020. Life has a different rhythm. And while we’re doing our best to stay healthy, connected, and supportive, we are living in a vacuum. Suddenly rush hour is like weekend morning traffic. Masks are the norm. We’re on the battlefield, where the front lines are hospitals and our soldiers are medical personnel, delivery workers, janitors, and others who are the world’s heartbeat. There is much to fret about, feel for, and lament. As we look around, we see that alongside the negative— school closures, job losses, challenges in the healthcare industry—there are countless examples of the positive. Donations, manpower, random acts of kindness. We are separated in our households, yet still finding ways to be united. If we’re lucky, we’re surrounded by family, partners, and pets, while virtually connected to loved ones. We have an opportunity to see life in a totally new light—to take stock of what we have, what we’re missing, what we’re thankful for. We’re in slow motion, with the ability to pause and study our own story, how we’ve shaped it, and where we’d like to take it from here. It’s not the daily grind as we once knew it, though we’re still working hard, lending a hand, and surveying the direction of our lives. In the midst of boredom, stress, and sadness, there is also a lot of goodness. We’re able to see all sides now, in sharp clarity, better than ever before. We’ve created this issue from our homes, thanks to the benefits of technology and many dedicated people. Our feature story, “Together At Home,” highlights the remarkable efforts of the world’s top celebrities and musicians who joined together from their own homes to pay tribute to essential workers and raise money for coronavirus relief efforts. Living in the eye of a pandemic makes us realise that we are inextricably linked. The world is a living entity, and we are all parts of that entity, made up of the same stuff—breathing in and out into the next moment, and into hopeful days ahead.

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ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME – THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Philanthropists and corporate partners around the world joined forces with Global Citizen, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN Foundation to raise over USD 127 million in support of healthcare workers and research

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nternational advocacy organisation Global Citizen, together with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Lady Gaga, organised an eight-hour One World: Together at Home livestreamed benefit concert, recently announced that the show raised over USD 127 million (AED 466 million) for coronavirus relief efforts. The historic eight-hour globally promoted special garnered unprecedented worldwide distribution, reaching billions. More than 60 global broadcast networks, across more than 175 countries, nine digital platforms and hundreds of affiliates, celebrated and supported brave healthcare workers doing lifesaving work on the front lines. Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, dozens of the world’s top celebrities and musicians were on hand to help unify and inspire people around the world, focusing on communities impacted by COVID-19. The eight hours included conversations with, and tributes to, the scientists, healthcare professionals, and other essential services workers that have championed the fight against

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the COVID-19 pandemic. While the two-hour television broadcast portion – also screened by the BBC in the UK with additional performances from Paul McCartney, Tom Jones and more – was framed as a gift to essential workers, the preceding six hours invited donations, with the bulk of the funds coming from corporate sponsors. Donations to the fund will support WHO’s work around the world, the vaccine development alliance Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) as well as various charities such as food banks and housing providers. The WHO fund is used to support related efforts, like allocating tests and treatment, to support development of a vaccine, and creating stronger healthcare systems. Corporate partners and philanthropists rallied together to show their support for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN Foundation, during the One World: Together At Home, with tremendous efforts to combat related efforts, like stronger health systems and vaccine development.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM CORPORATE PARTNERS AND PHILANTHROPISTS INCLUDED: Analog Devices: In addition to a donation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, the ADI Foundation has also donated to support research at the Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, to help accelerate the development of a new vaccine and technologies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies: Bloomberg Philanthropies has partnered with Global Citizen to support the One World: Together At Home initiative, including a contribution that will go directly to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. The funding will support providing healthcare workers across the globe with protective equipment like masks and gloves, and getting them the necessary information and training to detect and treat affected patients. The funding will also help with efforts to track and study the spread of the virus, accelerate the development of treatments, vaccines, and tests, and produce guidance on measures that the general public should take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Cisco: Since early March, Cisco has donated funds to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN Foundation, and local

nonprofit organisations to support the homeless and people facing financial or food insecurity due to COVID-19. Cisco is also providing their Webex video conferencing and security products for free to support first responders, hospitals, schools, governments, and employers in their response to COVID-19. Citi: The Citi Foundation has pledged support to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization and No Kid Hungry as well as international, country specific efforts. Citi also matched public donations to No Kid Hungry and pledged additional funding in the U.S. to make financial counseling and technical assistance services available to small business owners and families experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. The Coca-Cola Company: The Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola Foundation announced it’s contribution to global COVID-19 efforts through many organizations that are responding to the needs of some of the most vulnerable during this time. Contributions have been made to international organizations such as Caritas and The International Society of the Red Cross, and domestic organizations such as Feeding America and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. A number of Coca-Cola bottlers are also redeploying resources to produce hand sanitiser and have partnered to create face shields for front-line medical teams.

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Emerson Collective: The Emerson Collective made a commitment to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization response efforts and continues to invest in important regional organisations like the One Acre Fund, which supports more than one million farm families in Africa. In response to COVID-19, One Acre Fund is mobilising its network of 8,000 trusted rural staff and more than 100,000 community volunteers to deliver critical farming supplies and technical assistance that ensure local farmers stay safe and open for business. GSK: GSK announced a commitment to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN Foundation on March 25, 2020. Johnson & Johnson: Johnson & Johnson has announced a lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19 and a commitment to rapidly accelerate R&D, human testing and production capacity to supply more than one billion doses of a safe and effective vaccine worldwide at a non-for-profit basis for emergency pandemic use. In addition, the company has committed funding to support frontline health workers. IBM: IBM made a donation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, as well as an employee giving match campaign to support the global response to COVID19. IBM’s popular Weather Channel app and web site also donated banner ad space to Global Citizen to promote the event worldwide. 22 MAY / JUNE 2020

PepsiCo: The PepsiCo Foundation has made a donation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Pepsi also partnered with Global Citizen in the lead up to OneWorld: Together At Home to support with a range of design, creative, and paid media resources. These efforts are part of PepsiCo’s larger COVID-19 relief contributions which include: funding vital support such as protective gear for healthcare workers, testing and screening services and distributing more than 50 million nutritious meals to at-risk populations by supporting food banks and other partners around the world. Procter & Gamble: Procter & Gamble is helping millions of families around the world by providing health, hygiene, and cleaning products to keep people safe and healthy at home. In addition to providing products, cash and in kind support, Procter & Gamble, and its brands, are serving communities most affected by COVID-19 by distributing masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning products to relief organisations, giving free laundry service to workers on the front lines, as well as providing shaving and skin care products to healthcare workers to ensure their masks fit properly. The company has also contributed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization and is supporting more than 200 local relief organisations worldwide. Rockefeller Foundation: The Rockefeller Foundation is working tirelessly to help millions of people who are struggling to put food on the table and make ends meet during the


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COVID-19 crisis by expanding their access to the food and benefits they deserve. The Foundation has also made a commitment to launch a national strategy to expand testing and safely reopen the economy to get America back to work. State Farm: State Farm is providing relief to its customers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, State Farm announced contributions to relief organisations on a local level. The Stadler Family Foundation: The Stadler Family Foundation is supporting the WHO’s efforts, through the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, to build resilient health

clients, partners and employees to help raise funding including employee and company match funds, to support the global fight against COVID-19, including support to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization and local organizations on the front lines. Vodafone: Vodafone’s 27 Foundations announced that it has responded to the outbreak of COVID-19 with donations, technical support and by making their digital learning platfor ms available for free. They have repurposed DreamLab, their mobile app collaboration with Imperial College London, to harness the processing power of millions of charging mobile phones to research new therapeutics in the fight against the coronavirus. Verizon: As part of One World: Together At Home, Verizon

systems – ensuring that frontline healthcare workers have access to critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Target: As part of One World: Together At Home, Target has made a donation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. This is in addition to the company increasing their investment in their frontline team members, as well as donating funds to global, national, and local organisations that are addressing the greatest needs in their communities, including vulnerable populations. Teneo: The global CEO advisory firm Teneo, mobilised their

made an additional donation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, adding to the commitment that the company contributed to the fund prior to this initiative. Verizon also helped with the Text to Act capability during the broadcast portion of the One World: Together At Home show in the U.S., allowing viewers to take critical actions to raise awareness and call on leaders to address the pandemic. WW International, Inc.: W W International, Inc. is providing up to 10 million meals and 3 million pounds of fresh produce with partners Wholesome Wave & Feeding America. “To all of our frontline healthcare workers, we are with you. Thank you for being there for us,” an on-screen caption read at the start of the show. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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SOCIAL GOOD: SOAPS THAT SAVE

Audi Middle East joins hands with Sitti Social Enterprise and UNHCR refugee aid

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he need for sanitisation and hygiene protection has been a constant reminder during the COVID-19 crisis and Audi Middle East is playing its part to raise awareness of the importance of handwashing by partnering with Sitti Social Enterprise and UNHCR to support the safety of refugees who have been critically affected by the coronavirus. Three thousand handmade soaps have been commissioned as customer gifts during the holy month of Ramadan from the Jordanian Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), who employ women refugees. A percentage of the cost of each handmade Sitti Soap gift is donated to UNHCR to fund life-saving support, including water, medical care, and hygiene materials globally. Carsten Bender, Managing Director of Audi Middle East commented: “I have been personally moved and inspired by the skill and patience that these women put into the production of each bar of handmade Sitti Soaps to create such

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a beautifully crafted necessity.” He continued, “During these turbulent times of COVID-19, we remain committed to the communities we serve. We hope that by helping to support this Women’s Business Enterprise in our region, we are contributing to the progressive development of the ladies who are employed there as well as the refugee needs of UNHCR worldwide.” “Sitti” (si-TEE) means “My Grandmother” in Arabic. Sitti Social Enterprise is a self-sustaining enterprise for the women of Jerash Camp that also supports community-based programming for women and girls. Their aim is to grow educational and skill-development and to support programs that will ultimately bring greater independence and freedom to Palestinian refugee women and their communities. The profits from the sales of their handmade soaps help to fund computer classes, English classes, and scholarship opportunities for their employees.


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A NEW DAWN

Cartier celebrated the spirit of sharing and togetherness with a film dedicated to the Holy Month of Ramadan

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ike every year, Cartier celebrates the spirit of sharing and togetherness with a film in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Filmed in Saudi Arabia, the movie pays homage to the Maison’s most iconic international cities around the world and welcomes them in AlUla, a crossroad of civilisations. Not only has AlUla been a center of cultural, artistic, technical and linguistic influences and ingenuity, but also a pilgrimage route linking Levant and Egypt with the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. Throughout Cartier’s history, a series of influential aesthetic encounters have shaped the Maison’s creative design and punctuated its stylistic development. This year is no different, as the production fosters a magical conversation spanning 150 years - transporting viewers to the past, cherishing the present and looking ahead to the future. The overarching theme of the video is the importance of making every moment precious and to celebrate those small

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moments, no matter what is going on externally in the world. Cartier recently pledged to donate to the Emirates Red Crescent’s ‘The Homeland of Humanity’ fund to assist the region’s most vulnerable in the fight against COVID-19. 
The main objective of the fund is to help stop the spread of the oronavirus and to create better conditions for families, along with encouraging people to stay home and protect themselves from becoming infected. The fund was set up in coordination with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority by the Emirates Red Crescent and other charity organisations within the UAE. “More than ever, Cartier remains committed to supporting the less fortunate, those affected, and the people caring for them during this difficult and unprecedented time,” said the CEO of Cartier (MENA), Christophe Massoni. “We truly look forward to celebrating the month of Ramadan with a spirit sharing and togetherness, which are dear to Cartier’s heart.”


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TIME TO PRIORITISE THE OCEAN

NGO Parley For The Oceans has been leading a multi-pronged attack on the plastics polluting our oceans

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f The Oceans Die, We Die”- Captain Paul Watson, the marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist, who founded the anti-poaching and direct action group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, once said. If that be true, we are in big trouble. According to the UNESCO, waste produced by humans, such as agricultural run-off, pesticides, untreated sewage and plastics, account for approximately 80% of marine pollution, globally. It is estimated that every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic which causes the deaths of more than a million seabirds every year, as well as more than 100,000 marine mammals. Plastic debris weather and erode over time into tiny fragments known as micro-plastics which enter the food chain and are ingested by the marine life, and eventually by humans. There are several high-profile NGOs focused on tackling the problem of Ocean pollution, in particular, pollution resulting from plastic debris. One of them is Parley For The Oceans, which provides the space where creators, thinkers, and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. Founded by award-winning designer and brand and product developer Cyrill Gutsch in 2012, the NGO also runs the Parley Ocean School (POS) in the Maldives which aims to educate and empower a new class of ambassadors for the movement. The Parley strategy is based on the premise that change ultimately lies in the hands of the consumer, given that we all

have the ability to choose more environmentally sustainable alternatives which in turn will incentivise the producers to veer in the same direction. The end goal is to make environmental protection fiscally lucrative for the leading manufacturers around the world. Parley’s objectives are not new but are designed to accelerate a process of change that is already in progress. To bring about a reality where consumers have a truly ecofriendly alternative, Parley has recruited a diverse group of professionals - artists, musicians, actors, film-makers, fashion designers, journalists, architects, product inventors, and scientists – who have the ability to influence popular opinion or to develop ecologically sustainable products or business models. On the corporate side, Parley has implemented a three-stage approach to implementing meaningful collaborations. The first stage is Parley Talk: a gathering where “Parley Speakers” address a specific area of concern to a select audience. These “Talks” often begin with an overview of the State of the Oceans in general, followed by the specific cause of concern. These talks aim to generate support for a related initiative or project among the guests. The first Parley Talk was hosted by artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel at his Palazzo Chupi in New York to brainstorm on how the creative industries could lend support to and cooperate with leading global not-for-profit organisations, as well as raise awareness and fund operations. Another was held at the United Nations titled: Parley Oceans. Climate.

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Life. It was held during the High-Level Meeting on Climate Change convened by the President of the General Assembly and aimed to raise awareness on critical conversations leading up to COP21 in Paris. If a “Talk” succeeds in generating serious interest to support the subject cause, it leads to the second stage known as Collaboration Sessions. Here, the Parley team first develops an idea or concept and then presents it to potential partners. If an agreement is reached, it leads to the third stage, known as the Collaborative Project. It is the actual collaboration process between Parley and its partner, where the Parley team engineers a realistic roadmap for translating the stated objectives of the collaboration into an implementable process. Here are results of some noteworthy collaborations. American Express will introduce the first credit card made primarily of recycled Ocean Plastic, phase out singleuse plastics and increase recycling at all its major offices and Centurion airport lounges globally and organise companyrun coastal and river cleanups. Soma offers a limited edition, reusable water bottle with a sleeve made from Parley Ocean Plastic. The Parley SnotBot is a drone-enabled research device that hovers over surfacing whales to collect their mucus, which is rich in biological data. It will now be powered by Intel’s advanced technology and artificial intelligence. Corona has committed to Parley’s AIR Strategy - Avoid, Intercept, Redesign - whereby the Mexican beverage giant will organise beach cleanups, awareness campaigns, as well as corporate commitments and initiatives. Adidas, which has a long-standing relationship with Parley, unveiled the first performance products made from Parley’s Ocean Plastic, in 30 MAY / JUNE 2020

the form of new kits for football clubs Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, as well as the first UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley running shoe. In addition to these high-profile collaborations, Parley has engaged “Ambassadors” to represent and publicize its initiatives in their countries. Some of the Ambassadors include Chris Hemsworth (Australia), Diego Luna (Mexico), Ramon Navarro (Chile) and Nashla Bogaert (Dominican Republic). These and the other ambassadors and employees of the collaborating brands have attended the Parley Ocean School in the Maldives. Based on Jacques Cousteau’s ethos, “people protect what they love,” the school has been holding immersive sessions designed not only to increase the awareness of the issues facing our oceans but also to develop an emotional attachment among its students towards the blue universe. The instructors come from diverse backgrounds and include the likes of Ameer Abdullah, PhD, a Marine Ecologist; Ian Kerr, CEO of Ocean Alliance; Mike Long, Director of Operations at Parley; Steve Richardson, Director of Material Sustainability & Innovation, Adidas Group; Shaahina Ali, Adventurer and Photojournalist. The school also works with local authorities and the nonprofit organisation BEAM to implement the Parley AIR strategy and provide community education and infrastructure to help prevent, divert and reduce plastic pollution in the Indian Ocean. The aim of POS is not only to provide its students and Parley Ambassadors with the tools for creating a positive change but also guides them in inspiring other individuals to use these tools in their everyday professional and personal lives.


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THE WORLD’S TALLEST DONATION BOX

Donations will help provide 180,000 meals for those in UAE worst affected by COVID-19

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he World’s Tallest Donation Box was launched as part of the ‘10 million meals’ campaign, aiming to provide 1.2 million meals by illuminating its staggering 1.2 million lights on the façade of Burj Khalifa, which stands at a staggering 828 metres (2,717 feet) high. In a remarkable display of social solidarity and cohesion, the campaign, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is the UAE’s most ambitious food distribution drive to support low-income families and individuals throughout the holy month of Ramadan. The campaign unites all echelons of the UAE society,

from corporations, government and private institutions, to philanthropists and the general public, to make financial and in-kind donations to provide meals and food parcels for communities most affected by the coronavirus, which has led to widespread unemployment and income reductions. Every donation of AED 10 will provide one meal and randomly illuminate one of Burj Khalifa’s 1.2 million lights, which will be tracked in real-time. The most coveted light at the tip of Burj Khalifa will be reserved for the highest bidder. To learn more or make a donation, visit www.tallestdonation.com

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EDUCATION UNINTERRUPTED

Dubai Cares and UAE Ministry of Education launched a nationwide campaign for students during the pandemic

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ubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) launched ‘Education Uninterrupted’, a two-week nationwide fundraising campaign to tackle the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the education of children and youth in the UAE. The campaign raised funds in an effort to provide desktop computers, laptops and tablets to over 40,000 underprivileged children and youth when schools shut for the remainder of the school year due to the pandemic. Jameela Bint Salem Al-Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education said the campaign, “offered everyone an opportunity to support students in the UAE by enabling them to continue 34 MAY / JUNE 2020

their education during these challenging times witnessed by our nation and the rest of the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a true reflection of the values and commitment by national organisations towards social responsibility,” she added. Since its inception, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and youth in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable. As a result, the UAE-based global philanthropic organisation has successfully launched education programs reaching over 20 million beneficiaries in 59 developing countries.


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AN EYE FOR SUCCESS

A look at the interesting life and achievements of Dr Herbert Wertheim

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s one strolls across the Florida International University’s main campus in Miami, a name keeps recurring on its institutional buildings: the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Centre and the Wertheim Conservatory. Dr Herbert Wertheim is an optometrist, inventor, entrepreneur, and a billionaire investor that few have heard of. He is also the founder of Dr Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation. On the foundation’s website is the following statement: “By a letter dated December 14, 2015, the Wertheim family publicly committed the majority of their wealth to benefit others. They did so by joining The Giving Pledge, a campaign organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage the wealthiest families in the world to commit their assets toward charitable endeavours. The Wertheim Family Foundation has been active for 50 years fulfilling its mission statement: Making Life on Earth Better. This commitment to continuing using their assets to help others is the latest and largest commitment to date from a family which has already given extraordinary amounts of money and time.” Dr Herbie, as he is known to friends, was born in Philadelphia in 1939 to Jewish parents who had fled Nazi Germany. In 1945, his family moved to Hollywood, Florida, where they established a bakery. As a dyslexic child in the 1940s, Wertheim was assumed to be a dud at school and was often made to wear the dunce cap. The other adversity he faced as a child was his abusive father. To escape the humiliation at school and the violence at home, he would often run away and spend time with the native Seminole

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Indians or hitch-hike across Florida to work at orange and grapefruit plantations. At the age of 16, he was in a Florida courtroom facing truancy charges for which he was given a choice between enlisting in the US Navy or being sent to a state-run reformatory. The following year, in 1956, a 17-year-old Wertheim was in the San Diego naval base. His stint in the navy was, according to Wertheim, the pivotal moment not only in terms of finding discipline in his life but also in terms of his self-confidence. He was put through a series of assessment tests and found to be among the best in his batch in organisational skills and mechanics. Armed with his new positive self-image, he studied physics and chemistry while in the navy. His technical acumen and his qualification got him technical postings which meant that he was sent to liaise with navy contractors such as the Sikorsky corporation and Bill Lear, who later founded Lear Jet. These interactions encouraged Wertheim to invest a portion of his earnings on the stocks of technology companies. Wertheim has always lived by the idiom: invest in what you understand. Wertheim understood technology, and he understood patents. Instead of focusing on the financials and the stock market ticker, he looked at what technological innovations were in the works at a company, and he studied patent papers. Another area he focused on was the management of a company. He bought shares in Bill Lear’s company while he was in the navy and the company was just a fledgeling. He invested five million dollars in Haico when its shares were worth 33 cents, which today hover around the $80 mark. He bought Microsoft shares through its IPO. There have also been some failures such


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as Blackberry and his experimentation with using leverage to invest. Running parallel to, and funding Wertheim’s incrementally growing portfolio of investments was his professional career after he left the navy. He was among the earliest engineers at a newly established NASA, working in a division that developed instrumentation for spacecraft. This, in turn, aroused Wertheim’s interest in human sight and visual aids. He successfully applied for a scholarship at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 1963. After graduation, he had set up a practice in Southern Florida specialising in visual neurology and optometry. In the evenings, he tinkered in his workshop. In 1969, he invented a tint for plastic lenses that filtered out UV rays that caused cataracts. He sold the royalties to his invention but, due to technicalities, received very little for it. So, in 1970, he founded Brain Power Incorporated (BPI). Today, it holds seven US patents and is the world’s largest manufacturer of ophthalmic instruments, cosmetic and therapeutic tints for eyeglass lenses, and diagnostic products for optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and optical laboratories. Among BPI’s recent innovations are coloured dyes that have been used in diagnosing and treating dyslexia, autism, Parkinson’ s-related dyskinesia, and childhood migraines. Wertheim also has a long and deep association with institutes of higher education, especially in his home state of Florida. It stems from the deep sense of gratitude he feels for these institutions, which he credits as being instrumental in achieving his success. He has been a distinguished lecturer in physiological optics and optometry at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and an adjunct professor of physics in the graduate program at the University of Miami, Florida. Florida International University (FIU), which is located close to Wertheim’s home in Miami, has particularly benefited, not only from his financial generosity but also from his time and efforts. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors

and as a Board member of the FIU Foundation between 1988 and 2001. He was one of the founding members of the FIU Board of Trustees. As chairman of FIU’s Academic Affairs Committee, he was instrumental in winning approval for its Medical College. In 2009, the Wertheim foundation made a $20 million contribution to FIU towards establishing multiple endowments and eight endowed chairs for the Medical College, which included the first endowed chair in Optometry and Physiological Optics in any medical school. He was also instrumental in establishing FIU’s Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Centre, in the construction of the Wertheim Conservatory, and transforming the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at FIU. It is for these contributions that the Wertheim name appears on these Institutes. In October 2015, the foundation made a $50 million donation to establish an Engineering Innovation building at the University of Florida’s (since renamed) Wertheim College of Engineering. Beyond education, the Wertheim Foundation was the original sponsor of the first five-year funding for National Geographic’s documentaries and other educational programs on South Florida Public Television. It also funded the construction of the Public Radio Station in Vail, Colorado, and the first PBS TV repeater in the Rocky Mountains. On a personal capacity, Wertheim has served as a member of numerous local and national charitable boards, including the Zoological Society of South Florida and the American Heart Association of Miami. He was a founding benefactor for the Koala and River Otter projects at Miami Metro Zoo, and was a member of the Vail Valley Foundation, among many others. Today, Wertheim is in his 80s and is worth over $2.5 billion, but he values time above all else. He spends quite a bit of it with his wife and family on the luxurious World Residences at Sea - a private-yacht meets luxury-cruise-ship - in which he owns an apartment. He calls his leisurely cruise around the globe “Herbie Time.” 2020 MAY / JUNE

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PARALLEL UNIVERSE

Uğur Gallenkuş reveals the paradox of human life in a series of raw and evoking juxtaposed pieces Teresa Esmezyan

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or some, art is a representation of beauty, intricacy, detail. For others, art is a tool. With over half a million followers on Instagram and thousands more on Facebook and Twitter, Turkish artist Uğur Gallenkuş has shaken the internet with his powerful work. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the Parallel Universe series leaves you speechless. Global Citizen dives into an exclusive with the artist that is stirring a vast reaction from millions around the world. What first inspired you to create this kind of work? I have always done collages as a hobby, but in 2015, I saw an image that triggered a lot of grief; a 3-year-old refugee

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boy, Aylan Kurdi, drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea. A few months after the death of baby Aylan, I saw the fear and desperation in the eyes of the children in a refugee caravan and I knew I wanted to find a way to express their situation in an artform. This is how I started the Parallel Universe collection. What was the most pivotal piece you’ve created? It’s hard to say. They are all powerful in their own way. I think an important piece in my collection that has made a big impact with the public is the Wonder Girl, a young girl smiling in a superhero costume, contrasted with a wounded Syrian girl at a make-shift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma.

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Did you expect such a response from the online community when you first started this collection? No, I never expected anything like this. It was a surprise for me. My goal is to get people to empathise, so this is proof that more people are sensible to these current issues than we think.

Why do you think your work is able to touch so many people from around the world? We can all be immigrants. Most of us already are. I think my work touches many different people because they can all relate to the message. We have all escaped something to come to the countries we currently live in. And, maybe we’re happy and peaceful right now, but no one knows what can happen in the future.

Editorial Photo: K. M. Asas - Artworks: Uğur Gallenkuş What is your opinion on the future of global issues relating to human migration and the refugee crisis? Mass migrations are likely to be growing further in the coming years, because people will need to migrate to find better conditions. Moving towards a better life is something humans have done for generations to survive, so these issues can continue for many years to come as a result of economic and political instability or mass movements to escape war.

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In your experience, how does art create a movement around the world? I think art is an important tool in awakening societies and raising awareness. Art is the master of all languages. You don’t need to understand Turkish or to speak English to understand what I want to say through my work. It’s a simple technique with a very powerful message.


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UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF WEARABLES

Fitbit Collaborates with Scripps Research and Stanford Medicine to study the role of wearables to detect, track and contain infectious diseases like COVID-19

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itbit, Inc. recently announced its partnership with The Scripps Research Institute and Stanford Medicine on groundbreaking research aimed at using Fitbit data to help detect, track and contain infectious diseases like COVID-19. This new research collaboration invites other institutions to join in this collective effort and share key learnings with the research community. Early detection is critical for effective public health response to infectious disease outbreaks. There already has been early evidence that wearables, like Fitbit devices, have the potential to help predict the onset of an infectious disease like the flu before symptoms start, and the goal of this consortium is to unlock similar potential via leading research institutions in response to COVID-19. “Fitbit is proud to work with Scripps Research and Stanford, which both have a long history of cutting-edge research in the area of wearables and infectious disease

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detection,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit. “By bringing together these and other leaders in scientific research, we hope to rapidly advance science and innovation in the fight against COVID-19 by promoting consumer participation in critical research efforts, supporting frontline healthcare workers with donated wearable devices, and sharing learnings quickly and openly across research partners.” Advancing infectious disease wearables research The lucrative consortium brings together research already underway by both Scripps and Stanford. The Scripps Research Translational Institute recently launched DETECT, an app-based research program that will analyse participants’ wearable health data—including heart rate, sleep and activity levels—to more quickly detect the emergence of influenza, coronavirus and other fastspreading viral illnesses.


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“From our previously published work, we know that data collected from consumer wearables can significantly improve the prediction of influenza-like illness,” said Dr. Eric Topol, Director and Founder, Scripps Research Translational Institute. “We see an enormous opportunity to enhance disease tracking for improved population health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are pleased to jointhis new consortium to bring value to the research community.” The Stanford Healthcare Innovation lab launched the COVID-19 wearables study, led by Michael Snyder, PhD, Chair of the Department of Genetics and Director of the Center for Genomics and Personalised Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study aims to establish whether data collected from wearables, including Fitbit devices, can be used to predict the onset of an infectious disease such as COVID-19 before the actual symptoms start. Researchers are collecting data such as heart rate, skin temperature, and blood oxygen saturation, among others. “COVID-19 has presented a daunting challenge to medical researchers around the globe,” said Snyder. “Through this consortium, we’ll coordinate efforts to improve our understanding of how technology can serve to benefit human health, and continue the pioneering work we’ve led for the past decade exploring the promise of personalised medicine to predict and prevent disease.”

Key elements of the new research consortium include: • Research studies will run independently, but information will be aggregated and broad data access supported to promote shared learning and development • Fitbit will support the research community by driving consumer awareness of this important research and providing its users with an easy onramp to join the effort • Fitbit will donate wearables to both research groups to support frontline healthcare workers • Par ticipation in the consor tium is open to additional members interested in advancing this type of research and supporting open science Fitbit users within select countries can easily access information on how to participate in these studies through the new COVID-19 Resource tab within the Fitbit mobile app, which also features tools and content to help users stay healthy, safe, and happy at home. Select users can also virtually connect with a doctor directly from the Fitbit app via telemedicine provider PlushCare and stay up to date on the latest information with easy access to real-time updates from the World Health Organization. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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A TOUCH OF MAGIC

Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance

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pple has introduced the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with the new Magic Keyboard for the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook and doubled the storage across all standard configurations, delivering even more value to the most popular MacBook Pro. The new lineup also offers 10th-generation processors for up to 80 percent faster graphics performance. With powerful quad-core processors, the brilliant 13-inch Retina display, Touch Bar and Touch ID, immersive stereo speakers, all-day battery life, and the power of macOS fit neatly into its compact design. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is highly portable and packed with performance and advanced technologies. Its sleek aluminum unibody design in space gray or silver

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weighs in at just 1.3kg. “Whether you’re a college student, a developer, or a creative pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers powerful performance, a stunning Retina display, and all-day battery life in our most portable pro notebook. Today we’re adding the new Magic Keyboard, doubling the standard storage, and boosting performance, making the 13-inch MacBook Pro an even better value for our customers,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. “With these updates, our entire notebook lineup features the Magic Keyboard for the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook, offers twice the standard storage than before, and delivers even more performance.”


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NEW MAGIC KEYBOARD The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro now features the new Magic Keyboard, first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and added to MacBook Air in March. Magic Keyboard features a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel, while the new inverted-“T� arrangement for the arrow keys makes them easier to find, whether users are navigating through spreadsheets or playing games. Magic Keyboard on the 13-inch MacBook Pro features a physical Escape key, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, and Touch Bar with dynamic and contextual controls.

DOUBLE THE STORAGE Customers love the superfast SSDs on MacBook Pro, with sequential read speeds of up to 3.0GB/s. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with double the storage of the previous generation, with standard storage starting at 256GB all the way up to 1TB, so customers can store even more photos, videos, and files. For pro users who need even more storage capacity for large photo and video libraries and general files, the 13-inch MacBook Pro now offers up to a 4TB SSD.

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BETTER PERFORMANCE With the latest 10th-generation processors, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers up to 80 percent faster graphics performance for 4K video editing, faster rendering, and smoother gameplay. The new graphics also enable users to connect to Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution.

FASTER MEMORY AND MORE MEMORY 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory is now offered as a standard configuration on select models, and for the first time on a 13-inch Mac notebook, customers can choose a 32GB memory option. With 32GB of memory, users will experience better performance while running multiple virtual machines and up to 50 percent faster performance when editing gigapixel images in Photoshop.

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PORTABLE DESIGN WITH A STUNNING RETINA DISPLAY Highly portable and packed with performance and advanced technologies, the 13-inch MacBook Pro features a brilliant Retina display with more than 4 million pixels and millions of colours, 500 nits of brightness, and support for the P3 wide colour gamut. Packed with True Tone technology, the display offers a more natural viewing experience for design and editing workflows, as well as for everyday tasks such as browsing the web and writing email. The 13-inch MacBook Pro also comes with speakers that provide incredibly immersive wide-stereo sound, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, Touch Bar with dynamic and contextual controls, and the industry-best Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and Multi-Touch navigation. BUILT-IN SECURITY AND PRIVACY Equipped with the Apple T2 Security Chip, Apple’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon, it checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD. This allows MacBook Pro and any Mac with the T2 chip to deliver the most secure boot process and storage of any computer. The T2 also protects Touch ID information, so whether customers are unlocking their Mac, entering an online password, or making online purchases, their information stays safe.

MACOS CATALINA Every new MacBook Pro comes with macOS Catalina, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. macOS has always been at the core of the Mac experience, and with apps such as Safari, Mail, Photos, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, customers have powerful tools to do amazing things. macOS also makes MacBook Pro the perfect companion device to iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with built-in Continuity features that allow users to make and receive phone calls without picking up their iPhone; automatically unlock their Mac with Apple Watch; copy and paste images, video, and text straight from iPhone or iPad to a nearby Mac; and in macOS Catalina, extend the workspace of their Mac using an iPad and Sidecar. Security features keep users better protected, and Voice Control lets users control their Mac entirely with their voice. APPLE SERVICES Customers can also enjoy Apple services right on their MacBook Pro, including Mac versions of the Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps, as well as Apple News. Apple Arcade is available through the Mac App Store, bringing more than 100 new and exclusive games to Mac customers. And for a limited time, customers who purchase a new MacBook Pro can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app for free. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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THE FUTURE OF FOOD

We go back in time to chart the founding story of Soylent, the ‘meal replacement’ brand from Silicon Valley

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oylent has become the ‘meal replacement' brand of choice for ‘the techies' of Silicon Valley. Since its founding in California in 2013, the brand has experienced a recordbreaking crowd-funding campaign and a steady growth; in terms of turnover, geographical reach and product offering. It has amassed a legion of loyal customers as well as a legion of detractors who ridicule and show scepticism towards the brand. The Soylent story began in 2012. Rob Rhinehart and three of his colleagues were working and living in a small apartment in San Francisco. They were working on their start-up dream - to design and build inexpensive communication towers. They had received 170,000 as seed fund. However, the desired results were not forthcoming, and their funds were dwindling. They wanted to stretch what they had left as far as they could, so they had to cut cost. The rent was fixed, leaving only food to focus on. They had been eating a repetitive diet of processed foods such as frozen corn dogs and instant Ramen noodles, supplemented by Vitamin C tablets. Even this meagre diet was draining around US $450 a month. Rhinehart, an electrical engineer, had always found the chores associated with eating – the grocery shopping, cooking, eating and cleaning – a waste of time that could be better spent on productive activities. After a failed attempt at living on a diet of McDonald's dollar meals, five-dollar pizzas and a kale diet, he decided to approach the ‘problem of eating' from an

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engineering perspective: Why drink milk when all your body needs is amino acids and lipids? Why eat fruits and vegetables when most of it is water except the essential vitamins and minerals? He began to see eating, in the traditional sense, as a very inefficient method of consuming the ingredients we needed to survive and function normally. So, he proposed instead, that it was better to consume the essential compounds directly. Rhinehart studied textbooks on nutritional biochemistry, as well as regulatory websites such as the FDA, the USDA and the Institute of Medicine. He eventually compiled a list of thirty-five nutrients required for survival, ordered them from the Internet in powder or pill form, and blended them with water. The result was a slurry liquid that he consumed for the next month. He got his reluctant colleagues to get on board. By doing so, they had reduced their monthly food bill to around US $50. Rhinehart tinkered with the formula and when he felt he had the right mix; he gave it a name – Soylent - the name of a food in Harry Harrison's 1966 science fiction novel ‘Make Room! Make Room!'. It also refers to the 1973 dystopian film' Soylent Green.' Rhinehart has said that he chose the name intentionally to pique curiosity. Rhinehart posted about his experience on a blog titled: How I Stopped Eating Food. In it, he has raved that his physique had noticeably improved, his skin, his teeth and his hair


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had all shown marked improvement. Soylent had achieved its objective, according to Rhinehart, of being the food replacement he wanted to create - one that tasted good while saving him time and money. Soon, Rhinehart's post had gone viral on Hacker News, a social media and news platform of the tech-world. The reactions were mixed with some ridiculing Rhinehart's claims and others asking for the formula. In the spirit of the opensource culture within the tech-world, Rhinehart obliged. It spawned a community that was attracted by the ability to experiment with different combinations. Realising that Soylent's potential was greater than any app idea they may have had, Rhinehart and his roommates decided to enter the meal replacement business. To raise funds, they turned to crowdfunding where subscribers would receive a week's worth of Soylent for US $65. The target was US $100,000 in a month. It was achieved in two-hours. An additional US $1 million was invested by a group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, which included Andreessen Horowitz.

In April of 2014, the first orders of Soylent were shipped to customers, in California at first, then across the whole of the USA. In June 2015, the first Soylent shipments to Canada began. However, it was stopped in October 2017, because Soylent did not “meet the compositional requirements for meal replacement products," according to Canadian authorities. Starting in July 2017, Soylent was offered in 7-Eleven stores, followed by Walmart. Today, Soylent is being offered in the original powder form, as bottled drinks, and packaged eats, all in several flavours. There is also an in-between meal alternative called Bridge. Soylent has a polarising effect on those who come across it. Some in the media have claimed Soylent to be nothing less than the future of food, while others have likened it to medical foods. Words like boring, joyless and bland have been used by some to describe its taste, while others have likened it to various flavoured drinks. Some have complained of gastrointestinal problems after consuming it. How people react to Soylent, it seems, very much depends on the dietary philosophy of the one consuming it. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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THE RETURN OF AN ICON Lacoste brings back its iconic 1980s shades with a modern twist

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acoste’s vision of modern elegance and timeless design resounds through the exclusive re-edition of an iconic sunglass style drawn from the brand’s archives, now reinvented in a new design concept for both men and women. The original L101 pilot sunglasses, launched by the brand in the 1980s, is reinterpreted with a contemporary twist designed with sleek, lightweight profiles and sophisticated colour tones. A unisex version offers a variety of sleek metal finishes combined with gradient lenses. Each frame is marked with the RenÊ Lacoste signature on the right-wearing lens and embellished with an

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embossed croc logo on both temples. The same retro feel and core product features distinguishes a special version set with mineral lenses for improved resistance, protection and optical clarity. The female version is a fresh take on a classic rectangular navigator, available in grey, silver, gold and rose gold, enhanced with fashionable gradient lens tints for an added touch of distinction. Matching temple tips complete the look. All styles come with a dedicated custom case in a vivid blue colour contrasted by the iconic green & red croc logo.


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Longchamp’s Summer 2020 metropolitan-inspired collection presents a high-tech, urban interpretation of classic style

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igh-tech materials and traditional Longchamp knowhow come together to give a decidedly urban feel to the new men’s lines. The new leather collections boast a sleek design. Accessory details give way to what is essential. Simple lines, supple leather and pure hues take center stage. Bags and small leather goods from the Essential line feature a cleancut design for a natural, effortless look. The more refined Camouflage collection is crafted in

lightweight fabric with an updated camo motif. The result is an urban-graphic look. The Camouflage design gives a high-tech silhouette to the handbags and small leather goods in the collection. For Summer 2020, the bold Longchamp 3D line features vivid colours. Leather bags and small leather goods borrow elements from the world of car racing; the aesthetics of certain details has been revamped to evoke this racing feeling. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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RISING IN HOLLYWOOD

Salvatore Ferragamo launches four short films showcasing women in Hollywood

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alvatore Ferragamo launched Rising in Hollywood — four short films dedicated to showcasing the insights, emotions and ambitions of a new wave of female creatives and entrepreneurs. The campaign is fronted by a diverse group of women: Sinead Bovell (New York City-based model and founder of WAYE organisation that revolutionises the way young people learn about technology), Bonnie Chen (Chinese supermodel who has commanded the world’s runways and magazines with her unique and modern vision of China), Cuba Tornado Scott (filmmaker and illustrator), and Gillian Zinser (American actress). They share a common attraction to the creative gravity exerted by Hollywood. Salvatore Ferragamo’s connection to Hollywood dates back to the earliest years of the movie industry: in 1923 the young Italian shoemaker opened his first ever store in Santa Barbara, California, the Hollywood Boot Shop.

He was hired by costume departments and movie stars to create shoes worn both on screen and off. His clients included Greta Garbo, Mary Pickford, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and many other trailblazing women in film. Rising in Hollywood reestablishes a relationship that spans the original golden age of cinema to the new golden age of streaming. Ferragamo’s Creative Director Paul Andrew recruited the Italian-born, US-residing filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini (BeFREE Agency) to cast and shoot this portfolio of exciting new Hollywood talent. Debuting in the campaign is the Ferragamo Pump, a reworked and modernised upgrade on a house classic, and the new Trifolio bag, a striking and versatile bag that will enhance the day-to-day experience of the modern on-thego woman.

“Rising in Hollywood focuses on a group of strong and diverse women who are film industry insiders and who take us to their places around the city as they share their experiences of being professionally raised in this unique place. These are all women who have accomplished their dream of working in film and who strive constantly to improve themselves: but what is their next step?” - Francesco Carrozzini, filmmaker

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The major fashion houses continue to reinterpret modern history and are blending this into the prevailing chic colours and modern tailoring. We bring you the prevalent trends and deconstructed looks from the runways of Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020

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FROM COPENHAGEN TO THE WORLD Ganni, a Danish brand, has been making waves in women’s fashion and is set to go global

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rans Truelsen, a Copenhagen based art connoisseur and gallery owner, wanted “to create the perfect cashmere knit,” so he founded Ganni. A year later, he was struggling to keep the brand alive. He turned to his friends - Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup for help. The husband-and-wife team took over the management of the brand and expanded its product line. A decade later, Ganni has achieved something of a cult status among its band of loyal customers, often selling out their pieces. Its revenue is expected to cross $75 million this year. It is offered by more than 400 retailers worldwide and is among the top 20 bestselling brands on Net-A-Porter. It is one of the pioneers of social-media-based marketing and in the push for sustainable fashion. It has attracted investment from LVHM backed L Catterton and is on the verge of global expansion. The growth of the Ganni brand can be credited to the coincidental occurrence of several favourable factors. To begin with, there are the unique and complementary skill sets of Ditte and Nicolaj which form the foundation of the creative and functional aspects of the brand. To this was added the increasing global appeal for Scandinavian aesthetics, in particular the “Copenhagen Girl” phenomenon in women’s fashion; the company’s appeal to the millennials thanks to its social media-savvy marketing and sustainability-driven innovation; along with staying loyal to its existing customer base by keeping the brand within its mid-range price point. When Truelsen needed help with the brand, he approached Ditte because of her chic sense of aesthetics. She was at the time working as a buyer for a women’s fashion retailer. She took charge of the creative aspects of the business and implemented her take on the “Copenhagen Girl” aesthetics, which she called “Scandi 2.0.” Elaborating on it, she says: “With Ganni, we wanted to do something different than the typical stereotypes of Scandinavian fashion, which when we started were either high-concept Scandistyle or girly-boho. Aiming to create a third alternative, we sought 58 MAY / JUNE 2020

after a more playful and effortless approach to design, that represents how I want to dress and look. Without strict dogmas or rules, but with room for personality, contrasts and experimentation.” Ditte’s experiences as a buyer helped her develop a keen sense for what women want to wear. Furthermore, Ditte and her design team are the first to wear the products they create to experience first-hand how they feel to live in on a daily basis. They then make the necessary changes before offering it to the customers. Ditte’s very first design, an experimental printed cotton dress with smock and ruffles sold out quickly. She has been producing bestsellers regularly ever since. Ditte’s designs have been unconventional, yet distinctly feminine and very wearable. While Ditte’s experience as a buyer helped her formulate Ganni’s distinctive aesthetics, Nicolaj’s experience in the tech industry helped form the technical framework of the company. From the outset, it was not structured like a typical company in the fashion industry but more like a tech start-up company. It was designed to have a flexible structure, an entrepreneurial mentality with a strong focus on product development. For example, to overcome unforeseen hurdles, Nicolaj assembles a team to focus on and expeditiously resolve the issue at hand; as it is done in the tech industry. Another feature borrowed from the tech industry is a willingness to adopt new technologies and innovative business models. Nicolaj employed data analytics early on to extract useful information from sales data, thus enabling the company to better understand market trends and risks. This September, the brand launched its own rental service called Ganni Repeat in Denmark on a trial basis. If successful, it will be introduced in other markets. The rental stream is part of the brand’s “mission to become more circular.” Ganni was an early adopter of Instagram as a marketing tool; a strategy that has proved to be highly effective and has been a key instrument in the brand’s success story. The brand currently has around 700,000 followers on Instagram, which may not seem like much, especially when compared to major brands.


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However, among its early band of loyal followers were regional fashion models, industry insiders, and influencers such as Thora Valdimars, Jeanette Madsen and Pernille Teisbaek - co-founder of influencer marketing agency Social Zoo. Their significant followership reached beyond Scandinavia, and therefore, collectively had a multiplier effect that reached far beyond Ganni’s Scandinavian base. Ditte is adamant that the brand has never done paid partnerships, but only gifts its clothes to influencers and then sits back and watches what happens. As a result, the brand’s social media growth had been largely organic. However, in 2015, it received a massive boost. Actress Kate Bosworth posted a picture of herself and Danish supermodel Helena Christensen on Instagram. They were wearing Ganni’s winter outerwear with the hashtag #GanniGirls. Four years later, there are nearly 30,000 posts under the hashtag which has evolved into a “tribe” of diverse individuals which includes influencers such as Susie Lau and Camille Charrière, buyers Tiffany Hsu and Net-A-Porter’s Elizabeth von der Goltz, Moda Operandi’s fashion director Lisa Aiken and artist Phoebe Collings-James. This platform helped boost Ganni’s profile and introduced it to international buyers. Not surprisingly, the brand’s social media marketing strategy was perfectly complemented by the brand’s early adoption of online distribution channels. In addition to Ganni’s own online portal and the aforementioned Net-A-Porter, Ganni is also available on Nordstrom and Farfetch among several others. The online channel, which contributes around 15 per cent of the overall sales – the second biggest for the company after its home market of

Scandinavia – enabled the brand to sell in markets even before it was physically present there. Ganni presents its creations at the Copenhagen Fashion Week but has in the past few years presented itself at the catwalk of New York, London and Paris. However, it has not been unrestrained growth and expansion. Given Ditte’s experiences as a buyer, the brand has intentionally dropped some distributors to prevent overexposure and resisted the temptation to move to higher price points, as several other up-and-coming brands have done in the past to their own detriment. Another aspect of Ganni that resembles a tech start-up is the fact that Ditte and Nicolaj always had the intention to take the brand global, and therefore, were aware that at some point would have to bring in fresh talent and funding to manage the brand. In 2017, Nicolaj began his search for an investor who would not only inject funds into the brand but also provide its expertise and experience to take the brand to the next level. He chose to partner with L Catterton, the private equity firm, whose shareholders include LVMH and Groupe Arnault, the family holding company of LVMH chairman and chief executive Bernard Arnault. L Catterton now controls a 51 per cent stake in Ganni. In October 2018, Ganni announced that Andrea Baldo - who had held management positions at Coccinelle, Marni, Maison Margiela and Diesel - would be the new CEO of the brand. These changes seem to be paying dividends. Ganni’s revenue has experienced an average growth of 50 per cent in the last three years, while its wholesale accounts have spiked by 86 per cent since 2017. The brand now plans to open stores in the major fashion centres of the world. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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HERALDING A NEW ERA OF DRIVING PLEASURE The BMW Concept i4 electrifies the future of sedans

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MW’s i4 Concept all-electric vehicle is not the company’s first foray into electric cars. In fact, it will be third car (after the imminent iX3 and iNext SUV) to utilise BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology, which also includes the latest innovations in the field of battery cells, the BMW i4 sets new standards in sporty performance, achieving a range of some 600 kilometres. The BMW Group’s first purely electrically powered model for the premium mid-range combines driving dynamics, sporty and elegant design, premium quality and the spacious comfort and functionality of a four-door Gran Coupé with locally emissionsfree mobility. This heralds a new era of driving pleasure. The development of the BMW i4 is part of a comprehensive

product offensive by the BMW Group in the field of models with electrified drive. The company currently has the biggest range of all-electric and plug-in hybrid models within the competitive field. By 2023, the BMW Group will have 25 models with electrified drive in its program. With a model portfolio that includes efficient combustion engines as well as modern plug-in hybrid and purely electric drive, the BMW Group as a globally operating company is taking into account the varying requirements and preferences of its customers in different regions of the world. Irrespective of the type of drive selected, all current and future models feature BMW’s hallmark driving pleasure as part of their specific characteristics. The drive technology of the BMW i4 sets new standards in

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terms of power density, efficiency and range in locally emissionsfree driving. The electric motor, power electronics, charging unit and high-voltage battery have been entirely newly developed. Together they form the BMW eDrive technology of the fifth generation, with which the BMW Group has made further significant advancements in the field of electrified drive. From 2020 onwards, fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology will be introduced first in the BMW iX3 and then in the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4. The electric motor developed for the BMW i4 delivers a maximum output of around 390 kW/530 hp, reaching the level of a V8 engine in current BMW models fitted with a combustion engine. Its spontaneous power delivery gives the BMW i4 outstanding performance characteristics and exceptionally high efficiency. The all-electric BMW i4 will be produced from 2021 onwards and subsequently launched on the global automotive markets. The new model will be manufactured at the company’s main plant in Munich, where other vehicles produced include the BMW 3 Series Sedan with conventional combustion engine and plug-in hybrid drive, the BMW 3 Series Touring with conventional drive and from summer 2020 also with plug-in hybrid drive, the BMW 4 Series Coupé and the BMW M4 Coupé. In addition to the

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sporty, elegant design that is typical of a 4-door coupé of the brand, the BMW i4 is characterised by impressive performance features. The BMW i brand’s first Gran Coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in around 4.0 seconds, achieving a top speed of more than 200 km/h. A flexible vehicle architecture, the flat, low-positioned highvoltage battery and the compact drive technology create a high degree of freedom in realising a model-specific design. The BMW i4 combines the characteristic proportions of a 4-door coupé with the typical design features of a BMW i model. Dynamically stretched lines and a precise surface design go hand in hand with aerodynamically optimised exterior features as well as sustainability accentuations that are specific to BMW i. High entry and exit comfort for the rear passengers and a spacious, variable interior ensure high suitability for both day-to-day trips and long-distance travel. As such, the BMW i4 can be clearly identified as a BMW Gran Coupé – and equally clearly as an electrically powered vehicle. The electric drive component of the BMW i4, its charging unit and high-voltage battery are all developed in-house by the BMW Group. Production is carried out in-house or according


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to BMW Group specifications. Here, the experience gained from development of the previous generations of BMW eDrive technology is consistently tapped into with the aim of optimising all components on an ongoing basis. The BMW Group’s comprehensive expertise in the field of electrified drive systems forms the basis for a scalable modular system whose components can be integrated into different vehicle concepts with great flexibility. Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology comprises a highly integrated drive system in which the electric motor, transmission and power electronics are accommodated in a single housing. This drive system is compatible with all vehicle concepts and will be available for different models in a range of output levels. The highly integrated design of the system allows a significant increase in power density as well as a reduction in weight and manufacturing effort. Production of future-generation electric motors will no longer require materials categorised as rare earths. The next generation charging unit is characterised by a uniform package suitable for all future vehicle architectures. It can be used in plug-in hybrid models as well as in purely electrically powered vehicles and is designed to allow the high-voltage battery of the

BMW i4 to be charged to around 80 per cent of its full energy content in around 35 minutes. This results in a charging time of around six minutes for a range of 100 kilometres. The company’s ongoing development work is dedicated to optimising the basic characteristics of the battery cells as well as the structure of the modules and their arrangement in the respective model-specific storage unit. For example, the batteries used in the BMW i4 and other future electric vehicles have a higher number of cells per module, a reduced number of components, a more compact design and increased flexibility with regard to their geometry. It is clear that BMW Group’s focus is on fundamental research in areas where there is an impact on customer-related factors such as energy density, accessible peak output, service life, safety, charging characteristics, response at different temperatures and manufacturing costs. While Tesla’s ahead-of-the-curve launch of the Model S and Model 3 have proven a leader in the rule-bending electric vehicle space, Porsche’s Taycan took its time to create a refined and satisfying driving machine. We can only wait to see if BMW can live up to the task with the i4. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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THE PINNACLE OF LUXURY MARQUES TAKES ON THE SUV MARKET Rolls-Royce pioneers the world’s first super-luxury all-terrain SUV

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he legendary maker of some of the best luxury cars you can buy penetrated the sea of faceless crossovers with arguably the fanciest SUV on the planet. The 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan boldly goes where no Rolls has gone before. The Cullinan, named after—appropriately enough—the largest diamond ever found, is powered by an effortless twinturbo V12 engine and floats on an adjustable air suspension. The cabin is pure bliss, with supremely comfortable seats and generous passenger space. The environment can be enhanced even further with myriad custom options. Its twin-turbo 6.7-litre V12 provides 563 effortless horsepower and runs as whisper-quiet as you would expect, 66 MAY / JUNE 2020

lest it disturb the VIPs in its cabin. In our testing, we recorded a zero-to-96-kmph time of just 4.5 seconds—impressive for a large SUV that weighs as much as the Cullinan does (around three tonnes). An electrified powertrain is rumoured to join the line-up later, but for now Rolls-Royce’s V12 engine is the sole offering. All-wheel drive is standard, although we suspect buyers will never venture off the tarmac. The Cullinan rides on an air suspension that automatically adjusts its height using a road-scanning camera; ride comfort is beyond the standards of regular luxury vehicles, and it wafts down the road transmitting nothing unpleasant to the interior. Such all-terrain capability matters in Russia, China and the Middle East, all key markets for the Cullinan.


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The spacious cabin is lined in box-grain leather, lambswool carpeting, beautiful wood trim, and milled-aluminium accents. For an even higher level of luxury, Rolls-Royce will customise almost every part of the Cullinan’s already lavish interior with whatever delights the buyer can imagine. The exterior is classic Rolls-Royce, but its liftgate configuration allows for the addition of a pair of leather-wrapped seats and a picnic table that pop out of the Cullinan’s tailgate— this is by far the most luxurious way to take in a polo match at the country estate. Even though building an SUV is a clear break from tradition for the storied British brand, it’s still an uncompromised Rolls-Royce in every way. Every Cullinan has a large touchscreen infotainment

system that also can be operated via a controller on the centre console. The available rear-seat entertainment system adds dual 12-inch screens mounted on the back of the front seats. Along with a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Cullinan has a bespoke audio system that features 18 speakers and 1300 watts. The latest model can be ordered with leather to match its optional Viewing Suite and all-new Sanctuary Seats. These upgraded rear thrones add extra padding and a power-adjustable calf rest on the right rear seat. To top off this ultimate SUV experience, buyers can also add to the indulgence with the newly available leather floormats and piano-white veneer. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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NEED FOR SPEED

SSC’s latest production hypercar alters reality on several automotive design and engineering fronts

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SC unveiled the first of 100 Tuatara production hypercars at the 2020 Philadelphia Auto Show this past February and left tongues wagging. Development of the Tuatara project, code named “Exceed”, began in 2009, when SSC North America Founder and CEO Jerod Shelby began to look to the future for a successor to the company’s record-breaking SSC Ultimate Aero, which held the Guinness World Record for Fastest Production Car in the World from 2007 to 2010. Building on a legacy, he assembled a collaboration of industry-leading individuals and firms to enhance the SSC engineering team. The carbon-fibre–bodied Tuatara is on a mission to dethrone the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ as the fastest production car in the world—it clocked 490 kmph around VW’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany in 2019—SSC will have its work cut out. It won’t be easy. Also chasing the production-car speed record is Houston-based Hennessey Performance Engineering with its Venom F5. The latter’s CEO, John

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Hennessey, has his sights set on 500 kmph. Another contender is Swedish marque Koenigsegg, believed to be prepping an accelerated version of its latest 1,578 hp Jesko. The body and aerodynamics of the Tuatara were designed in collaboration with world-renowned automotive designer Jason Castriota. Penning the design of legacy brand automobiles such as Maserati and Ferrari, his insight into timeless and striking form would help move the SSC brand forward with a hypercar design that would embody unprecedented power, speed and versatility. While it did take time for the Tuatara to become a reality, the performance specs boast a twin-turbocharged 5.9-litre flat-plane-crank V8. It produces 1,750 hp (1,305 kW on E85 and 1,350 hp (1007 kW) on 91 octane. Power routes through a robotised CIMA seven-speed transmission, capable of shifting gears in less than 100 milliseconds. With a dry weight of 1,247 kg and a drag coefficient of 0.279, it is impressively fast. The button-operated and hydraulically actuated dihedral doors are as wild in design as the rest of the car.


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Beneath the carbon fibre skin of the Tuatara is a robust carbon fibre monocoque, engineered with safety, durability, performance, and aesthetics in mind. There are creature comforts such as premium audio, a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, power windows, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The touchscreen also allows access to the driving modes, vehicle diagnostics, entertainment, and more. Paddle shifters hide behind the steering wheel that features a shift light indicator. SSC claims a driver as tall as 6-feet, 5-inches can sit comfortably inside even while wearing a racing helmet. For over a century, Washington State has been a global leader in aerospace innovation. SSC North America tapped into this extraordinary potential by collaborating with aerospace design firms and suppliers based in Washington that could provide carbon fibre components that meet the strict aerospace standards. After two decades of achieving top-tier performance,

one of the most underestimated goals and achievements of SSC North America is the diversity of drivability that SSC hypercars deliver. The aggressive capabilities of the Tuatara may be apparent through the astonishing aerodynamics and power it boasts, but the vision of the car was to achieve the rare ability for the car to transform its capabilities at the touch of a button. With only 100 units in production at SSC company headquarters in Richland, Washington, USA, the car a worthy successor to the SSC Ultimate Aero, which held the Guinness World Record top speed title until the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport dethroned it. SSC believes the Tuatara can reach 483 kmph, and hypercar enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to find out. “I am extremely proud of our team. We have created the full package - looks, performance, and artwork all rolled into one. The last 10 years have been a journey to excellence making this debut even sweeter and more rewarding. And it is only the beginning!� - Jerod Shelby.

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REINVENTING A ROYAL Breguet introduces the Reine de Naples 8918 ‘Grand Feu’ Enamel

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reguet presented a new variation of its Reine De Naples wristwatch for ladies. For the first time, the famous egg-shaped watch made for the Queen of Naples in 1810, is enriched by a bright white grand feu enamel and sky-blue numerals.

A ROYAL HISTORY As the leading watchmaker of his day, Abraham-Louis Breguet enjoyed the custom of France’s royalty and aristocracy. Far from being limited to creating timepieces for men, his celebrity client list included Queen MarieAntoinette, Empress Josephine and Caroline Murat, Napoleon Bonaparte’s youngest sister and Queen of Naples. The Reine de Naples— named after Napoleon’s sister Caroline Bonaparte, who ordered the long-lost watch while she was Queen of Naples—has gone down in history as one of the first purpose-built examples of a wristwatch. Relying on historical descriptions of the original stored in the Breguet Museum on Place Vendôme, Breguet launched the highly successful Reine de Naples collection back in 2002. DIAMONDS AND ENAMEL Against an immaculate background, the stylised Breguet Arabic numerals appear in blue enamel, as does the signature of the House and the words “émaillé Grand Feu” (grand feu enamel).

The Grand Feu enamel technique takes its name from the particular creation process during which the dial is heated at a temperature above 800°C and placed in the kiln several times in order to create a natural sheen to the surface. The result is a dial with immutable colours. Fine Breguet hands in blued steel sweep around the offcenter hours chapter featuring dots, diamond-shaped markers and fleurs-de-lis, punctuated by a pear-shaped diamond at 6 o’clock (0.08 carats). At 3 o’clock, in some light conditions, it is possible to discover the Breguet’s secret signature. Surrounding this refined composition, the bezel and the dial flange are set with 117 diamonds weighing approximately 0.99 carats. A white-gold case with finely fluted sides houses the selfwinding manufacture caliber 537/3 whose 191 components decorated by hand are revealed through the sapphire-crystal caseback. Beating at a frequency of 3.5 Hz and offering a power reserve of 45 hours, this movement features a lever escapement in silicon and a silicon spiral for improved reliability. A briolette-cut diamond (0.26 carats) enriches the crown at 4 o’clock. The alligator leather strap, fitted with a folding buckle set with 28 diamonds, perfectly matches the celestial hues of the dial. If the owner so wishes, the House of Breguet will also record his/her name and the individual number of the watch in its archives, just like Caroline Murat. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL’S LATEST TIMEPIECE IS INSPIRED BY NATURE The classic German watchmaker’s new PanoMaticLunar features a striking deep green dial

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lashütte Original often takes inspiration for the colour of its dials from the natural beauty of the Ore Mountains. This time, the tall fir trees surrounding the manufactory inspired the designers to capture the intense shades of green and to immortalise them on the dial of the new PanoMaticLunar. Working closely with their colleagues in the watchmaker’s in-house dial manufactory in Pforzheim, they transformed the brass dial blanks into green masterpieces. COLOUR-PLAY IN GREEN The dial of the new Pano model brings a rush of excitement with its deep, rich green hues recalling the coniferous forests surrounding the manufactory. The colour gradient on the hand- crafted dial is particularly eye-catching: starting from an intense dark green in the centre, the colour changes gradually to black at the edges. The experts responsible for this impressive range of different shades work in Glashütte Original’s in-house dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany. After they have first given the dial a coat of galvanic nickel, the outer edge is carefully sprayed with black lacquer to produce the special dégradé effect. The entire surface is then coated with transparent green lacquer. The result of this hand-crafted, highly detailed work is a special colour gradient that renders each dial unique. The silver-coloured moon of the moon phase display is reminiscent of a shimmering lake surrounded by the fascinating green of the dial. The complex crafting of the moon disc is also undertaken in Pforzheim. As a first step, a milling tool is used to cut out two moons,

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giving them their wonderful convex form. Their surfaces are then polished with a diamond milling tool, which lends them a unique brilliance. The silver of the star-studded night sky, on the other hand, is the result of an elaborate galvanic procedure. IMPRESSIVE DESIGN WITH THE GOLDEN RATIO Thanks to its unmistakable classic design, the most recent edition in the Pano Collection proves convincing at a glance: framed within a polished and satin-brushed stainless steel case, the dial, with the characteristic off-centre positioning of the displays, is an expression of the Golden Ratio, the legendary law of aesthetic harmony. The auxiliary dials for hours and minutes and for the small seconds are placed along a vertical axis within the left half of the dial, while the Panorama Date appears at 4 o‘clock. The white gold hands with Super-LumiNova inlays form a sparkling contrast to the intense green of the dial. The sapphire crystal case back offers a clear view into the heart of the watch, the exquisitely finished Calibre 9002 manufactory movement. Glashütte Original’s signature duplex swan-neck fine adjustment along with numerous other elements of traditional Glashütte watchmaking, such as the three- quarter plate, blued screws, screw-mounted gold chatons and the characteristic Glashütte decorative finishes, provide additional, incontrovertible evidence of their origin. The movement, with an oscillating frequency of 4 Hz, features a 42-hour power reserve. Set to launch in stores in June 2020, the new timepiece is equipped with a matching brown nubuck leather strap with pin buckle or foldover clasp.


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A COLLECTION OF MODERN THROWBACKS In a salute to the 60s, meet Breitling’s newest Superocean, Chronomat and Navitimer models

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ith the coronavirus thwarting the watch industry’s spring show schedule, Breitling embraced an increasingly popular approach to the unveiling of its 2020 novelties: The Swiss brand held its first-ever webcast, an 18-minute digital press conference hosted by CEO Georges Kern and featuring highlights from the brand’s three newest collections interspersed with videos of the brand’s marked crew of celebrity and sport ambassadors - a new Navitimer in 35mm, a complete new Chronomat collection with B01 movement and the Superocean Heritage ‘57 Capsule Collection.

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THE NEW BREITLING CHRONOMAT COLLECTION The All-Purpose Sports Watch for Your Every Pursuit While the Chronomat has long been established as the watch of choice for aviators, it also found a passionate following among people whose adventures took place not only in the air, but also on land and at sea—above and below the surface. In fact, its versatility added to its allure in the late 1980s and early 1990s as its tachymeter attracted the interest of Formula 1 teams, while its reversible rider tabs made it ideally suited to regattas.


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Today’s passionate and fashionable adventurers will certainly be equally drawn to the new Chronomat Collection, whose watches perfectly reflect Breitling’s commitment to creating authentic, everyday luxury for men and women of purpose, action, and style. The new Chronomat, redesigned in 2020 with some updated twists on the original, capitalizes on the watch’s signature design elements and spirit. THE BREITLING NAVITIMER AUTOMATIC 35 A Legendary Timepiece for the Cosmopolitan Woman The Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 is the ultimate statement of elegance and the perfect accessory for any occasion, whether it’s a meeting in the boardroom or a weekend getaway. With a choice of colourful dials, a mother-of-pearl dial set with diamonds, and alligator leather straps, these stunning new models have been designed for the cosmopolitan, stylish woman on the go. With a high-performance mechanical movement at its heart and iconic design elements, the Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 writes a new chapter in the history of this collection. The Navitimer Automatic 35 takes the design inspira- tion for its striking, sophisticated beaded bezel from the Navitimer Ref. 806. The clean three-hand dial is an affectionate nod to the Ref. 66, which was launched in the 1950s, and its iconic circular slide rule holds a special place in the hearts of Breitling enthusiasts everywhere. The red-tipped second hand contributes to the watch’s excellent legibility.

THE BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE ’57 CAPSULE COLLECTION A Tribute to the Laid-Back Lifestyle of the Surfers of the 1950s and 1960s The Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection is available with two dial options. One has a classic black dial and is presented on a black vintage-inspired leather strap with a pin or folding buckle, while the other has a blue dial and is equipped with a brown vin- tage-inspired leather strap with a pin or folding buck- le. Of course, both are also available with an integrated Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet with a butterfly clasp. There is also a two-tone version featuring a bi- directional rotating bezel in 18 k red gold with a black ceramic ring. This striking watch has a black dial and is available with either a gold-brown vintage-inspired leather strap or an Ocean Classic stainless-steel bracelet with a butterfly clasp. One of the standout design features of this model is its bidirectional concave stainless-steel bezel with an ultrahard scratch- and shock-resistant ceramic bezel ring, whose luminescent dot at the 12 o’clock position is an ideal feature for a dive watch. The timepieces in the Superocean Heritage ’57 Capsule Collection are powered by the Breitling Caliber 10, which offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Like all Breitling watches, they are COSC-certified chronometers, an independent confirmation of their precision and performance. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN BLACK AND WHITE

Only 100 pieces of the Hublot Big Bang One Click Marc Ferraro will be created

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or its second artistic collaboration with the master of Storytelling Art, Hublot features Marc Ferrero’s emblematic ‘Lipstick’ work on the dial of its Big Bang One-Click 39mm. Available in white or black, the two watches symbolise the

inseparable notion that day without night is not day, and that night without day is not night. The universal duality of day and night are illustrated in white that is subtle and minimalist, and deep black that is audacious and magnetic.

“I love the power of black and white. Shade and light. Yin and Yang. One is profound, unclassifiable, eternal. The other is subtle, ethereal, timeless. They symbolise antitheses and complementarity. Choosing black and white means getting straight to the point without an excess of tonalities. The black and white make ‘Lipstick’ even more graphic and its red lipstick more magnetic.” - Marc Ferrero, Artist FROM COLOUR TO BLACK AND WHITE This time, the artist of colours tells a story in black and white in the form of two limited-edition numbered models in a run of 100 pieces. One, in satin-finish polished steel and resin, lacquered dial and calf and rubber strap, all in white. The other, in black ceramic with a lacquered dial and calf and rubber strap, in a pairing of black and white. Two opposites that attract and complement each other. An iconic duo in which the work of Marc Ferrero conveys the

message of a free woman, by affixing his work from the dial to the strap. PLAYING WITH CONTRASTS The lipstick asserts itself in colour, in a flashy red, a reminder that, underneath the large black glasses, ‘Lipstick’ is paying tribute to the woman of the 21st century. A heroine of modern times, multifaceted, assured and enigmatic. A woman who dares to do anything, directly, and without subterfuge. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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TIGER&ROSE TWS EARBUDS

These wireless earbuds are a premium audio solution for mobile users that will provide them with a way to enjoy their favourite music or content from anywhere in a style-conscious manner. Characterised by their ergonomic design and tiger-inspired aesthetic, onlookers will only see a geometric feline figure upon first glance. This brings an inherent sense of style to the experience of using earphones and make them more appealing to consumers of all kinds. The Tiger&Rose TWS Earbuds come in four colour options, boast a lightweight design and also have an IPX5 water resistance rating to ensure they can be easily worn during sports or everyday routines without worry.


GINGKO ELECTRONICS MINI HALO ONE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

A style-conscious technology solution for the modern living or working space that will provide access to immersive, high-quality audio. The speaker has an ultra-modern design that’s slightly conical and achieved with a blend of different materials to help the sound resonate in a crisp manner, while also adding visual intrigue. The speaker comes in Matte Black, Beech Wood, Walnut Wood and White colour options. The Gingko Electronics Mini Halo One Bluetooth speaker stands a mere 16cm in height yet will provide high-quality audio thanks to its wireless connectivity. The unit also features TWS technology that will allow users to pair additional units together for an immersive surround sound experience.

THE MUJJO LEATHER IPHONE 11 WALLET CASE

The Mujjo Leather iPhone 11 Wallet Case is an aftermarket accessory for the next-generation Apple smartphones that will enable users to keep their essential items stored together and protected. The case is designed for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro devices, and wraps them in premium leather to offer just the right level of protection without skimping on a premium user experience. The built-in wallet section will keep cards and cash securely stowed at all times, which will eliminate the need to carry around a conventional wallet. This speaks to the increased focus being placed on everyday carry (EDC) accessories as consumers seek to minimise the items they need to keep on hand.

IGLOOHOME SMART KEYBOX 3

A secure, connected lockbox that’s designed with streamlining the process of key handovers for individuals or professionals alike. The unit can be easily and securely locked onto a doorknob or any other stationary object, and will provide a dedicated space for keys or fobs to be stowed for easy transfers between users. The unit features a deep storage section within for items and can be accessed with a PIN to allow users to easily share it with those who need to gain entry. The igloohome Smart Keybox 3 is perfect for real estate and even short-term rentals to help streamline key handovers without requiring users to download an app in order to use the connected lockbox.

AUKEY WIRELESS POWER BANK

Wireless charging is commonplace for many consumers in their living space or at the office but hasn’t really transitioned outside of these spaces, which is something the Aukey Wireless Power Bank aims to change. The power bank is packed with a 10,000mAh battery within that will provide ample charging power for users who connect with it physically through a wired connection or via the Qi-enabled wireless charging pad. The unit will deliver up to 18W of charging power via a wired connection and 10W through the Qi-enabled charging section, and is suited for powering two devices simultaneously. The Aukey Wireless Power Bank has a non-slip design that will keep a smartphone in place at all times during charging to prevent it from shifting.


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A SYMPHONY AT SEA Icona Design presents Fibonacci Concerto, a unique concept yacht modelled on a grand piano

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culptural design and unique storytelling bring to life the Fibonacci Concerto. The avant-garde concept yacht design was created with a vision to immerse travellers in a musical setting while sailing on the open sea. In a creative effort to imagine a new way of experiencing the sea, the Fibonacci Concerto reveals an asymmetrical shape that is reminiscent of a seashell when in its compact form. the roof, covered with solar panels, lifts off like the lid of a grand piano to reveal a large deck to sunbathe and relax. To access this flying upper deck and its control panel, a pair of spiralling staircases – one on either side and end of the boat – climb up from the lower deck. Apart from its unique grand piano-inspired exterior, the yacht boasts soft lines that contribute to its futuristic appearance. It offers a luxurious cocktail lounge, perfect for hosting guests and parties. Large screens can be seen at the helm of the yacht, while soft LED strip lighting lines the stairs and deck. The company behind the Fibonacci Concerto is Turin, Italybased automotive design company, Icona Design, whose latest venture have officially propelled them into the yacht design space. Teresio Gigi Gaudio, ICONA Chairman and CEO, says: “ICONA has gained a reputation as a visionary in the area of new mobility, from autonomous vehicles to delivery robots. Now that ‘mobility on the ground,’ has become a reference for the market, it is time to explore new ‘mobility on water,’ by launching a new field of activity for the ICONA group and celebrating our first decade in 2020.” The 16.7-meter (55 feet) catamaran is powered by a pair of 200 kw (270 hp) motors, each running from two 340 kWh battery packs. This electrical energy ensures it offers at least 12 hours of cruising—as well as 12 hours of stationary time—and an anticipated range of 150 miles (240 km) when moving at 10 knots.

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TIMELESS GROOMING CUSTOMS The Art of Shaving shares with us some essential self-grooming techniques that have made the brand a world leader

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n 1996, The Art of Shaving, then a single male grooming outlet in New York, elevated the male grooming experience by introducing high-quality grooming products rich in essential oils and botanical ingredients that were sourced from around the world. Today, with stores located around the globe, The Art of Shaving is considered one of the world’s leading premium grooming brands thanks to its trademarked “The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave” – Prepare, Lather Up!, Shave, and Moisturise. The Art of Shaving stores and Barber Spa offers guests an experience of the brand’s diverse variety of products for head to toe grooming. The shaving consultants at the store help clients navigate through the signature “4 Elements” collections as well as facial care, skincare, body care, fragrances, and the newly introduced hair styling products. Additionally, the store boasts an array of finely crafted grooming instruments and accessories such as soft-hair shaving brushes, different types of razors – straight, safety, five-blade and three-blade - manual shavers and beautiful stands made with luxury materials such as rose gold and anodised aluminium. The Barber Spa, located within every retail outlet, offers men an indulgent grooming experience in a luxurious and masculine

environment. Master Barbers are expertly trained to provide a range of services using the brand’s curated products and essential oils to leave clients well-groomed and refreshed. At the spa, guests can treat themselves to the brand’s signature Royal Shave or traditional barber services such as a shave, haircut, head shave, or facial hair shaping and styling. The Art of Shaving’s range of premium grooming products and the premium barber experience at the spa are both curated around its “4 elements” concept. The first of which is the Pre-Shave Oils that help improve razor glide and prevents the shaver from applying too much pressure when shaving. The increased razor glide provides more control to ‘arch’ the desired shape of the beard without compromising on the results. In terms of how much to use, a little goes a long way. A dime-sized amount is usually enough. For dry skin or a very thick beard, a bit more can be used. Then comes the lathering using a badger brush. One must wet the brush with warm water, put a dime-sized amount of shaving cream on the brush and use a circular motion to apply an even coat before lathering up. If the cream is found to be too thick and not lathering easily, simply use more warm water in the brush. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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There should be enough shaving cream left on the brush for a second pass of the razor. The third element is the actual shaving. Short, light strokes with a razor are always the recommendation. This is called a ‘chiselling’ or shaping method and is especially suitable for grooming the beard because it allows one to shave without going too deep into the beard line and ruining the shape. To prevent irritation, follow the grain for the first pass, then shave against or across the grain after lathering up for a second pass. The fourth, and often overlooked step, is to protect the skin post-shaving. One must apply a quality after-shave to help return moisture and soothe the skin. Not using an after-shave balm

may leave the face feeling dry and itchy, and one is more likely to scratch and bring bacteria to the skin from the fingernails. This can lead to irritation and redness, and is especially true in the colder months when the skin can easily over-dry. Using a little bit more balm during the winter months can prevent itchy, dry, or flaking skin. The Art of Shaving range of products are available online at www.theartofshaving.ae. However, for those who prefer a personalised concierge service or want the Barber Spa experience, the brand has stores in The Dubai Mall, City Walk and Festival City Mall, and another is slated to open in The Dubai Mall Level Shoes this year. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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AUTHENTIC. ELEGANT. MODERN.

Cartier’s Pasha boasts an aromatic freshness encased in a bottle inspired by the famous Cartier pen for the classically modern man

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aunched in 1992, the Pasha de Cartier Eau de Toilette became the symbol of an era, with a hedonistic trail that explores all the facets of lavender: aromatic, mineral, ozonic. A sophisticated, sensual fougère accord, this new edition of the Pasha de Cartier fragrance features depth and warmth from the addition of amber. The fullness emerges and the heat spreads, woody like a crackling fire, smooth with sandalwood notes. Pasha is a fresh and classical scent for men with a passion for beautiful things. A masculine perfume that expresses irresistible virility and elegance. Pasha boasts an aromatic freshness encased in a bottle inspired by the famous Cartier pen with a metal cap circled by the three Cartier rings.

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THE BIRTH OF A NEW URBAN ATHLETIC CIVILISATION

MAD Architects have designed this futuristic sporting complex for Quzhou, China

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ompetitive sports has a history that is practically as old as human civilisation. Born from humanity being faced with the great unknown, brought on by physical nature, it became a means for one to reflect on their own existence and cognition of function, proving their physical capabilities and striving to explore and further push one’s limits. To some extent, the competitive spirit it represents catalysed modern society – between people, between enterprises, between cities and between countries – becoming a catalyst for progress and positive growth, but it has also brought on some disadvantages. MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, is building a vanishing stadium as part of its larger “Quzhou Sports Campus” project. Located in Quzhou, in China’s Zhejiang province, the park covers an area of 570,000 sqm, of which the total building area of the stadium complex and supporting facilities is 390,000 sqm. The park includes a 30,000-person capacity stadium, a 10,000-person capacity gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor auxiliary training grounds, athlete service and experience center, as well as a science and technology museum and children’s place. The project’s overall design has been finalised and is now under construction, with the first phase, the stadium, to be completed in 2021. Upon its entire completion, Quzhou Sports Campus will become the world’s largest earth shelter building complex. Quzhou is a well-known cultural city with a long history and beautiful natural scenery, with 71.5% of its land covered in forest. The site of the project itself has natural slopes and lush vegetation. MAD’s scheme for the sports park takes into consideration the plot’s existing characteristics by respecting them to the fullest, regarding the culture of the city, the relationship between its buildings, and the relationship between the buildings and the city boundaries. The buildings are embedded into the ground, whereby the

façade disappears into the terrain, covered by greenery so that it becomes the landscape itself. While contours engrave curves into the surface, some function as pedestrian walkways. Thus, the sloping façade naturally serves as a new place for citizens to engage in exercise, and offers the opportunity to ‘climb’ the architecture. The lawn also provides a place where people can relax after their sports, introducing a new public green space in the city. The colossal sports venues and expansive park have been imagined as a cohesive scene, whereby the winding trails compliment the sloping land. Envisioned as an earth landscape, the three dimensionality of the design is scattered and softly layered. Throughout the campus, there are multiple platforms integrated for people to enjoy the park’s beauty from different perspectives. At the same time, the skylights of the various athletic facilities not only introduce natural light into the interior spaces of the buildings, but also serve to function as alternative lookout points for citizens once they have traversed the buildings to their peak, breaking the boundaries between indoor and outdoor. 30,000-SEAT STADIUM The enormity of the 30,000-seat capacity stadium is hidden. The volume of the grandstand structure recedes into the landscape so that its function disappears. Hovering above is a rain cover, that with outstanding visual effect, abandons the stereotypical design it would typically adopt. This is achieved through the material selection and the actual design of the structural nodes themselves, that while satisfying the practical functions of a rain cover, also achieves a new aesthetic purpose. It becomes an installation, such as clouds appear light and floating above the grandstand, that forms a reflection of the neighbouring lake. For citizens jogging or walking the grounds, it creates a perfect transcendental harmony with its surroundings. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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A MOUNTAINOUS 10,000-SEAT GYMNASIUM The internal dome of the gymnasium hides the design details inside the structure. The smooth roof encompasses a concrete shell that spans 130 m. The sports lighting is integrated and embedded into the ceiling structure, ensuring simple but complete expression of the building’s structural beauty a n d p e r f o r m a n c e . I n a d d i t i o n , t h e rigorous design of the gymnasium has taken on special considerations in regards to its acoustics. SWIMMING POOL The design of the indoor swimming pool sees each key function of the space conceived as a separate bubble. Three bubbles are combined and aligned on an the axis that runs through their center, forming the overall space and structure of the building, creating a sense of sequence and feeling of continuous space. The perfect circular shape of the sphere, while referencing the building’s function—echoing the elements of water—has been applied for economic reasons, minimising the cost of the structure. The lighting details of the facility have also been carefully taken into account. The arc-curve arrangement has been determined on the basis of ensuring the lighting function. Echoing the simple and pure interior design concept, it emphasises a sense of sequence, tracing the lines of the domed roof. Simultaneously, natural light

is introduced into the interior through circular apertures in the ceiling. BUILDING AN EARTH LANDSCAPE In planning the expansive sports campus, MAD has integrated many pedestrian walkways that interlace with one another, inviting citizens to leisurely explore the park. A large number of bicycle paths have also been introduced, acting as an extension of the urban roads through an express lane that allows daily commuters to pass through the park and its forested areas, and experience the beauty of nature. A fitness bike path surrounds the perimeter of the park, providing exercise areas and different pedestrian and bike routes that encourage low-carbon travel. The idea is to create a sports park that is not an enclosed theme park, but rather a place that is truly integrated into the city and the daily lives of its citizens. Eventually, all complicated technical details and challenges will disappear into human behaviour and its appeals for aesthetics. Using imagination as a driving force, the complex, while dedicated to competitive sports and training, will also become a place for leisure activities for the public. The buildings are integrated into the terrain, transcending practicality, functionality and expressing aesthetic appeal. They are a statement of competition and everyday life, and also an expression of art. 2020 MAY / JUNE

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FOR RADIANT EYES

Dr. Jacqueline Hill of Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie takes us deep into the science of ageing skin and ways to achieve timeless beauty

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r. Jacqueline Hill is the Director of Strategic Innovation and Science at La Prairie, a global leader in luxury skincare. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Organic Chemistry from Oxford University, and has over 20 years of experience in formulation, research and development, as well as product and active ingredient marketing. At La Prairie, Dr. Hill manages new product development and testing, including safety and efficacy. “It is said that the eyes are the mirror of the soul, and unfortunately, they are also the mirror of age. The eye area is women’s main concern when it comes to ageing,” says Dr. Jacqueline Hill. “The skin around the eye is thinner and more fragile than that of other areas of the face and is thus much more sensitive to ageing factors and therefore concentrates most of the signs of ageing, including gravity’s noticeable effects on both the upper and lower lids and brows, loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles.” Known for using exotic and rare ingredients such as Swiss ice crystals, platinum, gold, caviar and white Caviar, La Prairie has been on a quest for timeless beauty. Elevating science to an art form, La Prairie takes great pride in its savoir-faire. A new film ‘A Glimpse of Craftsmanship,’ produced in-house, takes the viewer behind La Prairie’s closed doors to reveal how its exotic raw materials - through exquisite alchemy and pure artistry - are brought to life by its craftsmanship, and presented in jewel-like vessels. The film not only underscores the brand’s heritage of craftsmanship but also its place in the world of luxury. Caviar, one of La Prairie’s signature ingredients, is a rich

source of marine DNA, omega-3 fatty acids, nourishing vitamins and proteins. It has been sought-after for its power to enrich and regenerate skin. Almost 30 years ago, La Prairie formulated its Skin Caviar Collection for lifting and firming the skin. At the heart of the collection, along with its exclusive Cellular Complex, is the La Prairie’s own Caviar Water, which captures the most delicate components of caviar in a pure and highly concentrated infusion. The Skin Caviar collection comprises: Essence-in-Lotion which prepares the skin, Liquid Lift provides long-lasting lifting and firming sensation, Luxe Eye Lift Cream targets the seven most prominent eye area agers, Luxe Cream nourishes, lifts and firms the skin, and the Concealer · Foundation SPF 15 delivers a fresh, firm, glowing complexion. The brand’s latest addition to the Skin Caviar collection is the Eye Lift, a serum designed to lift and firm the whole eye area, including brows. The serum is a combination of two formulas, each housed in separate chambers to maintain their purity. One is the Caviar Premier encapsulated in La Prairie’s signature golden pellets. The other is La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex in a tourmaline-pink gel-cream emulsion. With a press of the activating pump, the two formulas are drawn up to a patent-pending mechanism that freshly blends them into a delightfully textured serum for each use. The resulting serum “melts into the skin with a refreshing touch and an immediate tensing sensation. It has been designed to redefine the eyebrows, lift and firm the complete eye area, including the upper lids, reduce crow’s feet and smooth lower lids whilst diminishing under-eye bags and the appearance of puffiness, explains Dr Hill.

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Neyk by Ocean Submarine

A REVOLUTIONARY DUTCH DIVER A review of Ocean Submarine’s latest underwater accessory for superyacht owners

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eyk, the latest from Dutch specialist Ocean Submarine, was developed to satisfy the stringent construction and performance requirements of the Royal Netherlands Navy while being the first luxury submarine to feature an interior from the private jet industry. Built in collaboration with industry leaders such as Rolls Royce, MTU and Bosch, Neyk has a modular construction in high-yield steel to a design optimised by NASA. The submarine offers an exceptional degree of customisation, can carry as many as 20 passengers, reach speeds of up to 15 knots and dive to depths of 150 metres. The Neyk was conceptualised by Martin van Eijk, the founder of Ocean Submarine, eight years ago. His career has involved working for several reputed companies, including ASML,

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Phillips and EASTEC, covering everything from testing satellites in space to some of the most complex diving boats. “My experiences convinced me that we could develop a unique new submarine in partnership with experts from every branch of aviation and underwater vessels,” says Van Eijk. “The project began in 2009 based on a hull that would be suitable for the Navy and coastguard services as well as the luxury market. Having built up considerable expertise in aircraft, spaceships and underwater vessels, my goal was to combine this with the wealth of know-how available in the world today. The result is a new generation of submarines featuring a single multipurpose hull, offering a unique level of luxury and experience in a submarine.”


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The fact that Neyk was developed for the Dutch Navy means exceptionally high-quality design and construction, robust systems and the best parts suppliers, each with their own testing facilities. The Navy has also invested in a number of sophisticated applications which have been transferred to the civilian version. Neyk’s fully pressurised and spacious interior overlaps with a private jet interior because it has the same hull diameter as private jets. Therefore, the interior components can be installed in a similar manner as a private jet, including air conditioning systems, furniture, ceiling panels and various types of approved paint. Neyk’s modular construction adds another layer of customisation, including the option to have the same look and feel of the motheryacht or its tenders. Structural customisation options include fitting landing gear so that the sub can come to rest on a beach, adding a dedicated diver lockout chamber, and transforming the nose area into a 270-degree underwater observation room. The teardrop shaped design of the submarine not only adds to its aesthetics, it also enables it to achieve speeds of up to three times that of conventional private subs, as well as a better range. For example, it can travel underwater from Monaco or St Tropez to Nice. Its compact and lightweight structure offers

flexibility in terms of finding the right location on a superyacht. The pilot’s cabin has large panoramic windows and circular acrylic windows on either side in the passenger cabin. Neyk, having been engineered to Navy specifications, has a revolutionary propulsion design. The virtually silent electric engines are placed in pods outside of the pressurised hull, on either side. This layout gives the propellers up to five percent additional efficiency, enables extra cooling at low speed, generates low drag and a very low underwater noise signature. It also enables the submarine to turn on its axis within a few seconds when the engines are running in opposite directions. As the engines are positioned forward of the diving rudders, Neyk can dive ten times more rapidly than the conventional cruciform design. “It’s all about the experience,” says Van Eijk. “Now, when you cruise along the coastline in your yacht and see a beautiful geographical feature, you can head underwater to see them from an entirely different angle and perspective on the way back. Or you might go diving to look at wrecks from the Second World War or other treasures hidden in the sea. The Neyk Submarine allows people to explore the ocean world in comfort and in style. Or you could just put up the periscope and go spying!” 2020 MAY / JUNE

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THE SHIRT OF SUMMER

One of the 20th century's most iconic pieces of clothing is making a huge comeback

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hether you’re on vacation or heading to lunch with friends, feel the summer breeze in a stylish Cuban collar shirt— also referred to as a camp, cabana, or revere collar. With a distinctive collar and short sleeves, they’re an easy way to style up an outfit and make a real statement. Wear them with a bold print or keep it plain in a solid colour. These shirts add the cool factor in bright shades like green, blue or yellow. The history of the Cuban collar shirt dates back to the 18th century in South America, and it entered the mainstream market by the early 1900s. Initially serving as a uniform to the working-class men, it took the world by storm in the ’50s, becoming a staple of every gent’s wardrobe. From a suburban dad to Elvis Presley, the Cuban collar is one of the most versatile shirts in the contemporary history of menswear. For a more casual take on the look, tuck the Cuban collar shirt into a pair of chinos or shorts, and complete finish the laidback theme with sneakers or sandals, and you’ll be comfortable and stylish throughout the day. A traditional suit can be funked up by adding a Cuban collar shirt. Choose a suit in earth tones like beige or stone and pair it with a contrasting shirt. Keep the jacket unbuttoned for a relaxed vibe.

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