Your Birkin bag, your Chanel flats, your Alaïa bandage dress, your Rick Owens leather leggings—all your

Your Birkin bag, your Chanel flats, your Alaïa bandage dress, your Rick Owens leather leggings—all your expensive so-called investment clothing was, in the olden days, an investment in name only. If you went up a size or down a size or just experienced a fashion rethink, there was no recourse; your wardrobe was largely illiquid. Other terrible things could happen. You might be an influencer and your followers could get tired of seeing you drag around the same Gucci clutch, but it cost so damn much that you had to wring all the value out of it. Or you might realize that you weren’t giving every Cathy Waterman stud in your collection sufficient ear time and yet were hankering for an Anita Ko climber. One recent Wednesday morning, a young woman named Chasity Saunders was addressing a situation like this. She had a pair of bedazzled multicolored Christian Louboutin booties that she loved but no longer love-loved, and she had mixed feelings about a pair of Fendi pumps and a Tom Ford foldover tote, and was concerned that a gold ring from an ex-boyfriend might be blocking her energy in such a way as to inhibit her from starting a new relationship. She was meeting with Sarah Ro, who wor...

Why Fashion Brands Need to Look Beyond New York and LA for Inspiration

For decades, the West and East Coasts of the United States have been sources of inspiration for designers. New York has comfortably settled into its role as the de facto purveyor of cool with its punk and hip-hop subcultures and trend-setting street style, while California’s laid-back attitude and a heavy hand of Hollywood glamour spark such fashion contradictions like premium denim and designer sneakers. The fashion senses of both regions resonate with the aspirational lifestyles of Gen X, perhaps the last generation to measure success by their possessions. But as millennials and Gen Z show how they value experiences over traditional markers of success and adulthood like home ownership, marriage and children, it might be high time for fashion to look to other regions of the country for inspiration. New tendencies like nomadic lifestyles, wellness, spirituality and even psychedelia are all drivers in millennials’ quest to connect with the “Great Outdoors” and new cultures. “Consumers have been craving for the hippy life—for meditation, adventure travel and global exploration,” said Dhruva Tripathi, CEO of F-Trend, a fashion trend forecasting company in New Delhi, India. The effe...

Buy Auto Parts’ WMS increases its picking efficiency

As one of the nation’s leading e-commerce and wholesale auto parts companies, Buy Auto Parts understands the need to bring order to its warehouse, so it can keep up with customers’ ever-increasing delivery demands. With aggressive offers like free shipping on orders of more than $99 and matching competitor prices, the San Diego, Calif.-based auto parts supplier and distributor has little room for error. It knows the importance of shipping the right part quickly—the first time, on time. That’s why Buy Auto Parts invested in a Cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) to optimize inventory, space and resources within its fulfillment center. And the ROI has been well worth it. In fact, efficiency-driving picks per hour have increased more than 50% since its implementation. “One of the biggest areas it helped improve is our pick, pack and ship operational efficiencies and the ability to wave orders,” says John Salvatore, vice president of operations. “Being able to wave an order by its due-out date is a huge advantage if, for example, I want to wave my next-day air, international, urgent orders or Amazon orders. I can prioritize them any way I want.” Unlike traditional retailers...

11 Things We Can’t Wait to Order from the New IKEA Catalog

The IKEA catalog drop is sorta like when Vogue’s September issue hits newsstands: It’s the big, important, once-a-year release of printed glory for the beloved Swedish home furnishings brand. Full of new products, ideas, and materials, the IKEA catalog makes dreams happen! The 2020 version is full of so many great finds from watercolored duvets to multifunctional chairs to compact speakers. Plus, as always, the prices are hard to beat. So sit back, relax, pull up a footstool, and let’s browse the pages upon pages of goods. P.S. If you want the full experience, you can browse the catalog for yourself right here. Here are just a handful of our favorite finds from the 2020 IKEA catalog. Our website, archdigest.com, offers constant original coverage of the interior design and architecture worlds, new shops and products, travel destinations, art and cultural events, celebrity style, and high-end real estate as well as access to print features and images from the AD archives. © 2019 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 5/25/18) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 5/25/18) and Your Califor...

Heidelberg Debuts New Technology, Gives Back at PRINTING United

Thousands of attendees of PRINTING United, a brand-new trade show displaying the convergence of multiple print technologies, visited Heidelberg North America’s booth to see the new offerings from the company. Focused on scalable solutions, the show resulted in many profitable sales across Heidelberg’s scalable solutions portfolio. Making its U.S. debut, the Diana Go was a show favorite amongst attendees – leading to its first two North American purchases, while also influencing the purchase of several other folder-gluers in the Diana portfolio. The cost-effective, flexible folder-gluer handles a variety of carton styles such as straight-line and lock-bottom cartons, as well as special styles with attachments. On the other side of the booth, customers were fascinated with Heidelberg’s digital solution, the Versafire EP, with its short-run capabilities and ability to fulfill variable commercial, packaging or label work – resulting in multiple EP sales across the United States. In the center of the booth, several US and Canadian customers signed for Prinect Production Manager with Business Manager – a unique software subscription, designed to help take printers’ efficiency to the n...

Global Tungsten Carbide Band Saw Blade Market Professional Survey Report 2019

The global Tungsten Carbide Band Saw Blade market was valued at million US$ in 2018 and will reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2019-2025. This report focuses on Tungsten Carbide Band Saw Blade volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Tungsten Carbide Band Saw Blade market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect. Regionally, this report categorizes the production, apparent consumption, export and import of Tungsten Carbide Band Saw Blade in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India. For each manufacturer covered, this report analyzes their Tungsten Carbide Band Saw Blade manufacturing sites, capacity, production, ex-factory price, revenue and market share in global market. The following manufacturers are covered: AMADA WIKUS LENOX Starrett BAHCO Benxi Tool M. K. Morse EBERLE DOALL Bichamp Simonds International Robert Rontgen SMG TCJY Bipico Dalian Bi-Metal Dsspc-sanda Who we areResearch Trades has a team of experts who is working on a comprehensive analysis of market research. This estimate is based on a comprehensive study of the...

Textiles assume greater role in ‘soft robots’Next year marks the centenary of the word ‘robot’ in

Textiles assume greater role in ‘soft robots’Next year marks the centenary of the word ‘robot’ in Karel Capek’s play R.U.R., where the intelligent machin According to CO2 Nexus, the producer of CO2-based textile and garment cleaning solutions, traditional cleanroom laundries and other service centres that launder textiles and garments worn in controlled environments are faced with high capital and operating costs, and create significant sustainability impacts. The company believes these costs are in large part driven by the water-based infrastructure and processing steps needed to meet cleanroom garment standards. By replacing water-based methods with liquid carbon dioxide (CO2)-based cleaning methods, operational costs, capital infrastructure, and sustainability impact can all be significantly reduced, according to the company. Worldwide demand of water is forecast to double in the near future, driven by population increase, industrialisation of developing countries and other factors, the company says, adding that   in the US alone water prices increased by an average of 6.7% over the past year in 30 metropolitan areas, and by over 25% since 2010. For many cleanroom...

Interview: Euclideon prepares to storm the arcade world with 3D hologram games

Remarkable Australian company Euclideon has invested the proceeds of its geospatial graphics software into a new hologram arcade game business that seems set to go gangbusters. But it’s also built a new hyper-speed video game development process that it hopes will rejuvenate the Australian games industry. There are CEOs that talk big, and then there is Bruce Dell, Chief Executive and supreme commander at Euclideon. Everything about this growing company is a reflection of Dell’s personality – Euclideon is a wildly creative, fiercely independent and nakedly ambitious entity that outsources almost nothing to maintain complete control over its own destiny. When we first spoke to Dell last year, we learned about the multi-user hologram tables he was beginning to roll out as high-end executive boardroom toys and ultra-fast geospatial presentation tools for city-scale infrastructure projects. Things have moved on in the last 12 months, and at breakneck speed. The hologram tables, geospatial mapping business and Holoverse experience rooms are still happening, but the company has pivoted hard toward hologram arcade gaming to drive its next growth spurt. With sales locked in ...

You may have heard about many different types of ports and cables already. Today we want

You may have heard about many different types of ports and cables already. Today we want to talk about the USB-C connector. There are lightning cables by Apple, made specifically for charging iPhones and iPads. There’s also thunderbolt, made by itel, specifically for connecting peripherals.  Now we have the USB-C. The future of cable technology. The U in USB stands for universal. This suggests that it can be used by anyone, anywhere and for a variety of things. That’s why many android phones and laptops have a USB port of some kind. 0430451600 Electronic Components The normal ports on laptops are normally the USB 2.0 versions. Most devices have now upgraded to the USB 3.0 version, depicted by blue linings inside the port. The USB-C is now the third version, the connector. All the above-named companies believe that USB-C is the future. It will replace many cables. For example now for your laptop you might need a separate charging cable, HDMI cable and Data transfer cable. Type C aims to fix that by implementing all those features into one. We are of course headed into a wireless era, with wireless charging and earphones. However, there are those who still trust the features a cab...

QOTD: What’s the Most Unreliable Car You’ve Ever Owned?

Ah, a lack of reliability. No, we’re not talking about your friends or employees, but cars. Whether it’s a reliable Toyota or something German, if you’ve been driving for any extended period over a number of different vehicles, you’ve likely got a story about unreliability. Today you get a chance to let it all out — tell us the tale of the most unreliable vehicle you’ve ever owned. We’ve got the tissues handy. My tale of unreliability comes from a car I’ve mentioned before on these hallowed pages. Though I suspect I’m not unique in experiencing a first car which was unreliable, perhaps mine had different problems than yours (unless yours was also an Audi 5000 — I know you’re out there). My minimum wage job as a cashier at Kroger netted me the light blue rectangle from 1987 which graced my parent’s driveway and the street in front of their house in 2002. The very special 5000 was bestowed with excellent rustproofing, dark blue velour seats, and a myriad of issues. Straight away after purchase my dad and I discovered a coolant leak due to a bad water pump. The prior owner (original owner, mind you) surely knew about it, and in a case of BHPH-at-home, failed to disclose. The r...

Nissan Presents Hot Makeovers of Popular Models at SEMA 2019

Nissan is presenting there several developments of the Motorsports team: the Global Time Attack TT 370Z, the Frontier Desert Runner, the Kicks Street Sport and a new Titan with Genuine Nissan Accessories. It is designed for the 2020 Time Attack racing season. Developers shaved the unibody of unneeded pieces, added a full cage inside for safety and structural rigidity. The exterior carbon fiber aerodynamic package includes a 3D front splitter, a rear diffuser and sideboards. A 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with additional turbochargers produces over 750 hp in combination with a HGT Precision 6-speed sequential transmission. The car has race-specific features like an exhaust system, differential, suspension and steering, as well as NISMO racing components and a custom Brembo brake system, 18×11-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and high performance tires. The Nissan Frontier Desert Runner familiar to motorists offers a special off-road package in a 4×2 configuration. This Desert Runner at SEMA 2019 is a different vehicle. The factory 4.0-liter V6 engine is replaced by a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 from the Nissan Titan. The V8 underwent a full race-spec rebuild and produces more than 600 hp and 70...

Reinforced Stretch Film Market 2019 Business Scenario – Megaplast, Tallpack, Bryan S Ryan

A new market research report from Stats & Reports, the Global Reinforced Stretch Film Market 2019-25, is expected to show tremendous growth in the coming years. Analysts also analyzed the ongoing trends in Reinforced Stretch Film and the opportunities for growth in the industries. These shareholders include the following manufacturers of Reinforced Stretch Film: Megaplast, Tallpack, Bryan S Ryan, Packaging Innovations, Doxa Plast. The Worldwide Reinforced Stretch Film Market Research Report provides a picture of the competitive landscape of the international market. The report conveys the details resulting from the analysis of the focused market. Initially, the Reinforced Stretch Film Market report shares key aspects of the industry with the details of the impact and Reinforced Stretch Film industry experts maintain a consistent survey with innovative trends, Market share and cost. This Report covers the manufacturers’ data, including: price, revenue, gross profit, interview record, business distribution etc., these data will help the consumers know about the competitors better. This report also covers all the regions and countries of the world, which shows a regional develo...