Reform + Jean Nouvel’s Dazzling Kitchen Design Tells A Story Of Life

During a time of increasing domesticity, these sublime countertops capture the quotidian in a new light

Luminous and ever-evolving, REFLECT—the kitchen design collaboration of cabinets and countertops between Scandinavian brand Reform and internationally renowned Paris-based architect Jean Nouvel—embodies a forward-thinking approach. Nouvel’s expertise in urban structures and his ethos that art is driven by utility seamlessly blends with Reform’s modern aesthetics. Together, the their dazzling kitchen collection interweaves form and function. Coming in two color variants (black and or silver metal), …

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Gender inclusive space terms, a futuristic Paris suburb, how banana trees can curb wildfires and more

Gender Inclusive Language in Space While “semantics” are oftentimes brushed off as trivial or nit-picky, the importance of meaning, reference and truth within words cannot be underestimated—and its significance exists everywhere, even in space. NASA is working to recognize and replace “inaccurate and harmful language” that abides by outdated gender biases within the American space program by continually updating their style guide. Today, it’s still …

Jean Nouvel’s “Jeuneville” Futuristic, Vertical Neighborhood in Greater Paris

Scheduled for completion in 2025, architect Jean Nouvel’s “Jeuneville” vertical neighborhood will rise along the banks of the Seine in Greater Paris (not far from the Olympic and Paralympic villages). The future-forward urban development, which is aiming for a low carbon footprint, will incorporate “more than 100,000 square meters of innovation-centric work spaces as well as 30,000 square meters of public green spaces that will …