South Korean Women Destroying Cosmetics in Protest

As part of a movement called “escape the corset,” many South Korean women are destroying their make-up—and sharing the glittery, colorful results on social media. The act is a rebellion against “the strict beauty standards that have become their country’s norm,” but further, the unpaid labor of that beauty. While this is a theme across countless countries, South Korea is the eighth largest cosmetics market in …

Holland Heineken House at the Winter Olympics

Viewing the Games through a uniquely orange lens

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are coming to a close and we’ve seen heartwrenching disappointment but also records broken, comebacks from injuries, commentator bloops and dismissals, multiple wardrobe malfunctions, and new faces to cheer on—regardless of nationality. The spotlight has been on the world’s best athletes, creating a sense of community in a time when when it’s most needed. For Dutch Olympians, …

“The Darkest Building on Earth,” Asif Khan’s Winter Olympics Pavilion

Anyone obsessed with Vantablack VBx2, a color which absorbs 99.9% of light, should make their way to PyeongChang for a glimpse at architect Asif Khan’s new pavilion. The astonishingly dark facade has been populated with thousands of tiny white light rods, lending it a cosmos-like experience. As part of Hyundai’s global mobility initiative, the interior of the space exists in stark contrast: a brightly lit, …