Judi Rosen New York’s 30 Years of Beloved Denim and Slow Fashion

With a new rock-inspired collection, this cult-followed brand celebrates curves

“My goal always is to make sure your ass looks fantastic,” says Judi Rosen, founder and designer at sustainable denim brand Judi Rosen New York and owner of now-shuttered Manhattan cult-favorite apparel shop, The Good The Bad and The Ugly. Many of her loyal and high-profile clients will tell you Rosen is something of a denim butt-whisperer, having pioneered jeans that flatter all types of …

The Style-Defying, Community-Centered Ethos of NYC Showroom Love House

The eccentric vision putting a fresh take on contemporary design

On the second floor of an unassuming building in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the sun-drenched, open-concept showroom Love House presents an array of seemingly mismatched contemporary designs. Marrying muted tones, tiled tête-à-têtes, handblown lightbulbs, elegant bouclé sofas and cubed chairs of perforated steel and more, Love House boasts an aesthetic that’s neither aggressive nor wacky; instead, the room is cohesive and elicits a sense …

Concrete Made From Old Tires Proves Tougher and More Sustainable

One of the world’s most widely used materials, concrete is responsible for 8% of global carbon emissions. To find more sustainable alternatives, researchers often look to other resources and, in this case, have turned to old rubber tires. A new study from scientists at the University of South Australia and Melbourne’s RMIT University used crumb rubber concrete—concrete made by grinding used tires into crumb-like pieces—as …