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Los Angeles – Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido vitalizes the spatially ‘outdated’ hair and salon industries with Starring by Ted Gibson, a tech-powered hairdressing studio.
Odessa, Ukraine – The Kult Studio in Odessa by local practice Sivak+Partners is a sleek deviation from barbershop clichés.
Vancouver – Further example of the changing face of clinical spaces, Fig – advertised as the world’s first clean skincare bar – was designed by Scott & Scott Architects.
Singapore – With nine beauty-verses, the Kingsmen-designed Sephora Playhouse showed that Insta-friendly pop-ups continue to pay off for brand engagement.
Seoul – Villa de Mûrir provides shopping and makeup services – as well as a production studio for YouTubers and a café – aimed at energising the slowing South Korean beauty …
New York City – Craft&Bloom created a Santorini-inspired pop-up store in New York’s NoLiTa for Israeli male beauty brand Maapilim.
Moscow – Broken tiles in a tanning salon may be a step too far in celebrating the spirit of exposed construction materials.
BEIJING – The delicate white-lace walls by Archstudio make getting a manicure at Lily Nails Salon feel like being inside a manicure.
ROSKILDE, DENMARK – Beauty by boozt.com offers the product range of a cosmetics store with the intimate atmosphere of a walk-in closet.
BEIJING – Spiral forms are deeply rooted in nature and architecture, and Beijing-based Arch Studio made inventive use of the concept in its design for the Lily Nails Salon.
Japanese architect Yasui Hideo turned his spiritual experiences and newfound ideas into a religious building in Kochi, Japan.
In an exhibition 'Vous avez dit bizarre?' Dutch artist Bart Hess and art historian Alexandra Jaffré investigate and expose the grotesque – the weird, absurd and uncomfortable – in both the …
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