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Enter service workers. Through service workers, all framework and application code to output the HTML view can be precached in the browser, thus speeding up both the first meaningful paint and the time to interact. In this article, I will share my experience with implementing service workers for PoP, an SPA website that runs on WordPress, with the goal of speeding up the loading time and providing offline-first capabilities.
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It used to be that fine jewellery houses preferred an identikit boutique design of dark, intimate interiors lined with dusty museum-like showcases – all the better, they reckoned, to let quality gemstones shine. Since Peter Marino was invited to apply his golden touch to watch and jewellery boutiques across the globe for the likes of Chanel, Graff and Bulgari, the industry has been persuaded that jewels sparkle all the more if the environment reflects their patrons’ modern aspirations.
Hence, the arrival of Jaime Hayon’s contemporary grand salon for Nirav Modi’s New Delhi flagship, Patricia Urquiola’s pared-back luxury for Panerai and David Collins Studio’s sumptuous modernism for De Grisogono. Adding to that prestigious list is the London jeweller David Morris, which has worked with the former sculptor and furniture designer Eugene Brunelle to design its first boutique beyond the UK – in Paris.
While the exterior is an innocuous addition to the Rue Saint-Honoré’s Eastern string of n..
East New York is not known for its draw as a gallery hotspot, but if Fernando Mastrangelo has anything to do with it, the art-world masses may feel compelled to visit more often. The artist and designer, known for his serene sculptural works made from commonplace materials such as sand, glass and cement, recently opened a 10,000 sq ft workshop and studio, with 1,000 sq ft devoted to a gallery space.
‘In my old studio in Bushwick, I had a lot of success with people coming to see the pieces in this beautiful, all-white showroom gallery and then also being able to see those same pieces being made in the same building – it was a double experience,’ says Mastrangelo. However, his work area was cramped and he wanted an opportunity to expand not only his studio, but show how this showroom-studio concept could work for others in the artistic community.
Installation view of ‘In Good Company’ at Fernando Mastrangelo’s new studio space
Looking to inaugurate his new showroom-studio, Mastrangel..
As web design focuses more and more on good user experience, designers need to create the most usable and attractive websites possible. Carefully applied minimalist principles can help designers make attractive and effective websites with fewer elements, simplifying and improving users’ interactions.
In this article, I will discuss some examples of minimalism in web design, things to consider when designing minimalist interfaces, and explain why sometimes "less is more". If you’d like to get more creative with your own designs, you can download and test Adobe XD, and get started right away.
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Unveiled in Cannes at this year’s boat show, Princess’ new 62 model is here to prove that when it comes to luxury yachts, size isn’t always everything. At a more modest 19.34m long, the 62 bobs comfortably at the company’s mid-size category of their famous Flybridge range, a design that casts a benevolent appearance in comparison to the somewhat aggressive, generously proportioned silhouettes on offer elsewhere.
The focus here is on a quiet luxury rather than opulence: you won’t find Swarovski bling or fur trims aboard a Princess (unless demanded by the buyer, perhaps). According to its head of design, Sarah Verey, the challenge with yacht interiors these days is meeting an ever-increasing demand for a minutely personalised experience amongst a sea of rapidly shifting trends. Nowadays, many Princess customers use their yacht to work on while spending time with family as a sort of itinerant holiday home.
In order to create that homely floating environment, there’s a muted palette of h..
Scene setting: It was back to the Hôtel de Ville for showgoers, for the second time in the week after the Dries Van Noten show. This time, though, the gilded, frescoed baroque salons of the Paris Mayor’s office were not the backdrop of some louche, decadently living Dries girl, but what could have been the palace of a prince charming in a fairy tale. One that was complete with fairy godfathers, male models dressed in the unmistakeable Thom Browne tiny-proportioned pleated skirt suits (this time realised entirely in white organza), floating around and brandishing glimmering fairy wands. The room's crystal chandeliers had an adding to them, giant balls of organza shaped to look like planets. We didn’t know it then, but we were being prepared for a unique experience.
Mood board: This was the first time the American designer – a fixture in the Parisian men’s schedule – was showing his women’s collection in the French capital. A designer as epically-minded as Thom Browne was never goi..
Scene setting: ‘Saving the best for last’ is an apt expression for Paris Fashion Week, at least when it comes to show settings. Over the last few years, the legendary French maison has become just as known (if not more) for its otherworldly show scenographies as it is for its quilted 2.55 bags or its petites robes noires. As a matter of fact, the brand has spoiled us so much that guests hardly batted an eyelash upon witnessing a life-size waterfall – complete with stones, moss and all – in the middle of the Grand Palais. It was something between an Amazonian forest landscape and Peter Pan's Neverland. The catwalk was a zigzagging, wooden bridge, elevated over a pool of water (disclaimer: no influencers fell in the pool while taking selfies). Looked at from the fresh point of view of a fashion newcomer and not from the blasé, exhausted eyes of regular showgoers, it certainly was a once in a lifetime experience.
Mood board: As usual, it was Michel Gaubert’s music which fully set th..
Two heads are better than one – and six legs are better than two, or at least, that’s what art collective Superflex think.
The Danish trio have filled the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern – and beyond – with rows of three-seater swings, the latest Hyundai Commission unveiled at the London gallery this week. The interactive, giant playground, which also features a monumental pendulum, will have more than 3 million visitors swinging at the Tate Modern until April.
The ambitious interactive work engages not only with the industrial past of the Turbine Hall, but with the current socio-political crisis. ‘Given the enormous challenges of our times it’s difficult to see how we can make an impact as individuals,’ says Superflex co-founder Bjørnstjerne Christiansen on the concept for the commission.
About 5,000 sq m of an innovative cork composite has been applied by Amorim to the floor of the Turbine Hall
‘When you swing alone, you feel gravity, you feel freedom — but when you swing in thr..
When guests arrived at the Akris S/S18 show in the basement of the Palais de Tokyo on Sunday, they didn’t expect to see an installation of colourful, life-size wooden toys with naïf faces staring back at them. The space resembled a Gulliver-esque children’s playroom in the land of Brobdingnag – except the crèche had been invaded by the works of the New York-born, Florence-raised artist Alexander Girard.
From the Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera to the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, Akris creative director Albert Kriemler often suffuses his collections with design references and collaborations. Indeed, Girard, who excelled at architecture as well as interior, furniture and textile design, inspired not just the Swiss fashion house’s recent runway set, but the whole collection.
‘Last year, I saw the exhibition “Alexander Girard: a Designer’s Universe” at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein,’ explained Kriemler backstage, adding that he was instantly obsessed with his ..
For a few days every September, a former railway station in Florence becomes the centre of the fragrance world, as perfumers, distributors and buyers from as far afield as Australia and Japan converge on the Stazione Leopolda for the annual Pitti Fragranze fair.
With 200 brands – mainly smaller independents – in attendance, this year’s fair attracted around 2,200 buyers from more than 50 countries. There were some startling jumps in attendance, with a 50 per cent increase in Russian and a 20 per cent increase in British buyers, perhaps reflecting how niche perfume brands are attracting an ever-more international audience.
In a departure from previous editions of Pitti Fragranze, this year the fair was a trade-only event, without the usual days open to the general public. Apparently this was a request from the exhibitors themselves, but if anything it seemed busier than ever, which must be reassuring for the organisers.
Spending a day or two talking to brand owners and distributors i..
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