Pigalle Basketball Court’s 2020 Makeover

The beloved Pigalle basketball court (located on Rue Duperré in Paris’ 9th Arrondissement) has received a makeover, the first since its bright gradient look from three years ago. The Pigalle brand (founded and helmed by Stéphane Ashpool) joined forces again with creative agency ILL-Studio and Nike for the gaming-inspired refresh, which features only recycled materials and”blocks of color intertwined with graphic icons, including arrows, plus …

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5,700-year-old chewing gum, pertinent plant discoveries, 2019's biggest innovations and more inspiration from the web

2019 Plant Discoveries Include a Cancer-Fighting Fungus and More 102 plants and eight fungi were officially named by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2019 (roughly 2,000 new species are named worldwide every year). Among the roster of the recently identified are a few additions with remarkable attributes, including a bamboo fungus from Yunnan that can fight cancer; a “miracle” berry, from the …

Sneakersnstuff Enlists NBA Rising Star Rui Hachimura For Collaborative Campaign

Sneakersnstuff uses three Jordan Brand silhouettes to represent their 20-year history, as well as the story of Rui Hachimura, the first Japan-born player drafted into the NBA. Though the 21-year-old Washington Wizards power forward doesn’t have a signature shoe of his own, he inked a deal with the sneaker giant just before the start of his rookie season. With nods to Japan’s red rising sun, …