European industry retools to fight coronavirus
A multitude of 3D printers hum nonstop at Spanish firm BCN3D, which like dozens of others across Europe has switched gears to supply hospitals with equipment to fight the coronavirus.A few days ago the company still was printing parts for other printers, but now it is churning out black frames for face shields needed by doctors and nurses."We want to tell the healthcare sector that we are here, they can count on us... to use all our technology in the fight against this serious pandemic," communications director David Martinez said.From Castelldefels, 10 kilometres (six miles) down the coast fr...
Philly museums and med students band together to donate protective gear to front-line health-care providers
PHILADELPHIA — In the scramble to find PPE — personal protective equipment, an acronym unknown to most just a month ago — some unexpected groups have stepped up with donations to help out the area’s hard-pressed hospitals, all of which say they are running critically short of protective gear.Museums and art schools, it turns out, use PPE virtually daily in their conservation departments and to care for and create artworks.Take Moore College of Art and Design, the venerable school just off Logan Square. When officials at the school heard about hospital shortages of such things as N95 respirator...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mom who gloated in college cheating wants home detention over fears of COVID-19
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California mother who prosecutors say gloated over cheating to get her daughters into elite universities has offered up a novel argument why she shouldn’t go to prison: Time behind bars would needlessly expose her to the potentially deadly coronavirus.Prosecutors in the college admissions cheating scandal that gripped the country a year ago have argued that Elizabeth Henriquez, wife of an Atherton financier, stands out as the most egregious of parents who have pleaded guilty and deserves 26 months in prison, the longest they have sought so far.But in a sentencing memorandu...
The Mercury News
Feeling Like A Queen: A Mother-Daughter Day Out In Kimono
Spring is the perfect time to dress up in an authentic Japanese kimono! My princess and I felt like royalty during our recent day out.I love kimono at any time of the year, but especially in the spring when the cherry blossoms are popping. My daughter, Rei, is away at university overseas most of the year, but she was recently back in Japan for a short break. I wanted to do something special together on her last day at home, and so what could be better than a mother-daughter outing wearing kimono?Our morning began at the Kimono Queensalon, located on the fourth floor of the Imperial Hotel Plaza...
Thrift Like a Local: The Tokyo West Edition
Ethical and sustainable fashion often comes with a big price tag and it’s time to stop we weigh our ethics against our wallet. Follow us for a shopping guide that will fill your wardrobe with affordable clothes to make you, the planet and your bank feel good.It is hard to believe that our purchase decisions matter when we consider the enormity of the fashion industry. The rise of fast fashion clothing has altered clothes from being valuable possessions to disposable items, drawing us in tons of clothes we sometimes never use.Fortunately over the past years we, as consumers, have become increas...
Met Gala postponed
Fashion's biggest night, which this year was to be guest-hosted by Meryl Streep and Nicolas Ghesquiere, alongside regular host and Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wintour, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in May, will be rescheduled.Vogue bosses joined museum officials, who have already shuttered the venue, in announcing the cancellation on Monday (16Mar20).The news follows the Center for Disease Control's recommendation that all gatherings of more than 50 people be suspended for the immediate future.The gala is the latest in a long line of fashion events that have been scrapped...
Sustainable Fashion Doesn’t Always Mean New Apparel
Sustainable Fashion Doesn’t Always Mean New ApparelMomento Uomo reimagines vintage fashion with a current take on the industry that’s on the heels of a freshly developed sustainable fashion market.While several brands are taking strides to make new apparel, ethically, from organic textiles to dyeing and redefining standards in the workplace and practices in factories; Momento Uomo is dropping weekly collections in the most sustainable fashion possible – all of its apparel and jewelry is second hand. We sat with its Founder, John James Muller to chat about the new brand and how shoppers can sta...
Kim Kardashian Launches New Fashion Shapewear Line ‘SKIMS’ For Women Of All Body Types
Kim Kardashian launched Skims on February 5, an undergarment and shapewear line. The line is made to promote women of all shapes and sizes. The entrepreneur wore a nude colored ensemble to the event to match her undergarment line. On its opening day, West posted to Instagram thanking fans and onlookers for showing up to […]
Allett Leather ID Wallet: Stylish, Slim & Safe
Looking to slim down your morbidly obese wallet? Allett has just the answer with its super-slim Leather ID Wallet. Made with Nappa leather, this wallet holds 12 cards comfortably (who really needs more?) and still feels like air in your pocket. Weighing in at a tiny 1-oz, the wallet features RFID blocking fibers, which prevents […]