Pronounce RTW Spring 2021

Emilee Geist

Yushan Li and Jun Zhou of Pronounce are continuing their cultural trip. After visiting the Ganges in India, and the terracotta army in Xi’an, China, the duo this season drew inspiration from Lhasa, the capital of the Tibetan plateau.

“It was such an unforgettable memory in Lhasa. We wanted to design a collection to remember the strong feelings we had there. The flags, ropes, pleats and expressions in Tibet gave us a new perspective on developing a contemporary language rooted in Chinese culture history,” Li told WWD on WeChat.

Tibetan butter tea, made with yak butter, in particular symbolizes the idea of harmony, as water and oil compliment each other in the regional drink. The new collection aims to echo that theme, achieving a balance between the functional and decorative, restriction and freedom, the real and artificial.

New takes on Chinese classics, such as the Mao suit, Qibao and Tangzhuang,

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AAN, JELD, BJ, GPK and HOME

Emilee Geist

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 21, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Aarons, Inc. AAN, JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. JELD, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. BJ, Graphic Packaging Holding Co. GPK and At Home Group Inc. HOME.

Here are highlights from Friday’s Analyst Blog:

5 Super-Safe Growth Stocks Ripe for the Picking

With Mr. Market moving up, down and sideways over the last few days, there’s a growing feeling of uncertainty about investing in stocks. Things look even more uncertain when you consider that the elections are right around the corner. And the elections have always added to the uncertainty.

News has also started trickling in about retail sales that won’t track historical patterns. Black Friday

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German space agency’s modular self-driving truck is just a life-size children’s toy from the ’70s

Emilee Geist

Swiss Army Knives are brilliant. Why have one knife when you can have six in one handy, pocket-sized package? They are the epitome of multi-purpose, functional fashion. Sadly, for the motoring world, there are few vehicles that are as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife.

However, with electric drivetrains set to become the norm, designers are being given far more opportunity to play around with vehicle configurations than ever before. This is leading some parts of the industry to explore flexible platforms that can be adapted for specific uses.

One of the latest concepts to make its way from blueprint to prototype was presented at the Interim Conference of the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector (sorry, we don’t make these up) in Stuttgart last week. It’s called the U-Shift, and is a multipurpose commercial vehicle created by the same people responsible for Germany‘s space research and exploration efforts,

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Petcube Cam hands-on | Engadget

Emilee Geist

The Cam shares the same modern design aesthetic of its larger siblings, but only measures 2.1 inches across (for comparison, the Play 2 is 4.6 inches across). The cube-like camera sits in an adjustable stand and has mounts that should allow you to place it somewhere convenient. The caveat is that it has to be within reach of an outlet but you will find a suitably long, flat USB type C cable in the box.

Petcube Cam hands-on

James Trew / Engadget

The camera part is similar to the bigger models, shooting in 1080p/FHD just with a slightly narrower field of view (110-degrees compared to 160 on Bites 2/Play 2). If you want to get even more specific, it’s using a 1/2.7-inch sensor with a 2.8mm focal length, but that’s more information than you likely need. Just know that these are better than many off the shelf cameras I’ve tried at this price

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Restaurants Are Now Having You Dine in These Surprising Places

Emilee Geist

If you’ve been to a restaurant this summer, there is a high chance you sat outside. But as the weather gets colder during fall and winter, restaurants are having to think outside the box to make sure they are following COVID-19 safety rules for outdoor dining. This might mean you could eat your next restaurant meal in a school bus, shipping container, plastic igloo, or another creative place!

While Cracker Barrel is setting up tents in the parking lot and using the front porch at its restaurants, some Chicago eateries may have some pretty quirky outside dining setups soon. In August, the mayor announced the Winter Design Challenge. It encouraged people to come up with outdoor dining quick fixes for the Windy City that is also known for its brutally cold winter. Over 640 submissions detailed lots of ideas — and some could be crazy enough to work!

Related: Sign

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Bolt adds zero emission, no cost travel option: Walking

Emilee Geist

If you didn’t know, it’s Zero Emissions Day today. ZeDay is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the impact we have on the world in terms of burning fossil fuels, creating emissions, and contributing to the climate crisis.

As part of an attempt to drive awareness of the cause among its users, Estonian ride-hailing app Bolt has added an emission free, no cost option to its service. It’s called walking.

The app’s co-founder Martin Villig took to Twitter earlier today to tout the news.

It seems that users are able to select the option to walk, instead of taking a conventional Bolt taxi, when booking a ride on the app.

Of course, it’s all a bit of fun and games designed to raise awareness of ZeDay, and yes, it’s debatable how much impact this will have, and yes, Bolt’s business is inherently emission creating, but it does make

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Car Recall Guide: Your Questions Answered

Emilee Geist

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Maybe you received a car recall notice in the mail, or you got a notification from the Consumer Reports recall tracker. Or maybe you checked a car you’re interested in purchasing on the new SaferCar app and found out it still requires recall work. Can you still drive the car? Is it dangerous? Will it cost you money to fix it? How will you get to work tomorrow?

“Every safety defect puts people at risk and recalls should be taken seriously,” says William Wallace, manager of safety policy at CR.

Tens of millions of cars get recalled each year to correct faults ranging from software problems that can cause a car to stall unexpectedly to leaks that can cause a fire. Some recalls include millions of vehicles, while others only include a dozen or so. But every recall is

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The UK might bring its ban on gas-powered cars forward to 2030

Emilee Geist

Rumors and speculation have been mounting for a while now, but it looks like the UK is set to bring its proposed ban on the sale of new gasoline vehicles forward again.

According to The Guardian, the country’s government will bring the ban forward to 2030, which means you won’t be able to buy a new petrol or diesel car after that date. An official announcement was expected this week, however, as the UK government deals with a rise in coronavirus cases it’s now expected to come in autumn.

It seems that the move is coming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a goal of kick-starting the economy, but pointing it in a greener, more sustainable direction.

[Read: 5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle]

The UK government originally planned to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. However, earlier this

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Here’s how you measure the success of a UX design project

Emilee Geist

As designers, we want the products we build to be satisfying and easy to use, but how can we know that’s the case? We start by measuring the user experience with evidence rather than opinions. But can UX really be measured? Absolutely. By evaluating products with qualitative and quantitative methods, we gain access to a host of illuminating UX metrics.

There’s nothing like completing a UX project. It takes an incredible amount of time, effort, and skill to travel from design problem to solution. Crossing the finish line is a great feeling, but seasoned UX designers know that there’s always more to be done…

A C-level executive calls with a question. “Now that the project is over, how do we track the results we’re trying to achieve?”

It’s a fair concern — one that leads to a bigger topic. How can UX designers measure success and prove that their work

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Cartier Comes to San Diego

Emilee Geist

Cartier has put down roots in “America’s finest city” — the iconic French house has opened a 4,348-square-foot boutique in San Diego’s Fashion Valley mall.

“Set against the backdrop of this year’s many challenges, the successful opening of our San Diego boutique can only be attributed to the dedication and hard work of our teams,” explained Mercedes Abramo, president and chief executive officer of Cartier North America, who said the new location had been in the pipeline before COVID-19 took hold of the globe. “Their agility, flexibility and resilience in the face of ever-changing circumstances make this boutique feel all the more special.”

Designed by the architecture firm Bidard & Raissi, the San Diego boutique — which brings the Compagnie Financière Richemont-owned jeweler’s retail footprint to eight locations in the Golden State — is the most recent boutique to incorporate a new, expansive design concept, debuted first in California in

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