How Brazil’s Osklen Became A Research Hub For Sustainable Fabrics

May 21, 2019

ASAP: as sustainable as possible, as soon as possible. That’s the motto of Brazilian luxury label Osklen, one of the winners of this year’s CO Leadership Awards alongside brands like Raeburn and Stella McCartney. Founded in 1988 by orthopedic surgeon turned fashion designer Oskar Metsavaht, Osklen started using organic cotton in 1998. Since then, its use of environmentally-friendly fabrics (e-fabrics, in the brand’s own terminology) has grown considerably. “Our strive towards ASAP has transformed the creative process: instead of designing the collection first and then choosing the fabrics, the pieces are now designed with the fabrics in mind”, explained Metsavaht in a phone interview with FashionUnited. ... Read more …

Rexford Pays $40M For Properties In Carson, Carlsbad

May 18, 2019

Los Angeles-based Rexford Industrial Properties purchased two properties for $40.3 million using cash on hand, the company announced Nov. 12. “These transactions demonstrate Rexford’s proven ability to source attractive off-market investment opportunities across Southern California’s highly fragmented infill industrial market,” Howard Schwimmer and Michael Frankel, Co-Chief Executive Officers of the company, said in a statement. The company purchased a 55,238-square-foot, 5.41-acre property in Carson for $16.1 million. It is a sale-leaseback of a single-tenant property. ... Read more …

The Tinder-Bumble Feud: Dating Apps Fight Over Who Owns The Swipe

May 15, 2019

The popular apps Tinder and Bumble have upended dating culture, all with a swipe. But Tinder’s parent company says the similarities between the apps suggest another kind of swiping — of ideas. In dueling lawsuits, Match, which owns Tinder, alleges that Bumble stole Tinder’s intellectual property. Bumble says those claims are bogus, designed to drive down Bumble’s worth and “poison Bumble in the investment market,” according to Bumble’s lawsuit. The dispute between the two companies illustrates a recent shift in how the American legal system treats software patents. ... Read more …

Lindex Launches Sustainability Promise

May 12, 2019

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has launched a new sustainability promise to “make a difference for future generations” that will focus on three areas, to empower women, to respect the planet and to ensure human rights. The sustainability promise has been developed with the fashion brand’s vision “to empower and inspire women everywhere – as a guiding star,” stated Lindex in a statement and is closely connected to UN Sustainable Development Goals, as it wants “those who buy and wear our garments to be able to enjoy sustainable lifestyles, both today and tomorrow”. ... Read more …

Here’s What $790K Buys Around LA

May 9, 2019

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $790,000. Eagle Rock This personable bungalow was built in 1912 and was recently updated, though it retains original moldings and built-ins. The 1,241-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and one bathroom, along with a formal dining room and a sunny breakfast nook that leads out to the backyard. ... Read more …

Chandler & McGee: Torres Gemelas De La Defensa De Lakers

May 6, 2019

EL SEGUNDO – Cada pieza va encontrando su lugar. Ese ha sido quizás el mayor efecto de la llegada a los Lakers de Tyson Chandler, incluso por encima del épico tapón ante Atlanta el domingo o su veteranía en el vestuario. El pivot es el complemento ideal para JaVale McGee, y entre ambos han logrado no solo apuntalar la posición, sino que también resolverle a Luke Walton el mayor problema encontrado en este comienzo de temporada. ... Read more …

Paul George Says He Chose Thunder Because Of Comfort Level, Wanting To See “what If?”

May 3, 2019

Paul George and his camp were not subtle. When he was forcing his way out of Indiana, they told anyone and everyone he was going to the Lakers as a free agent. Everyone heard it, including the Lakers and their fans, who then saw George as a sure thing. Oklahoma City and its man with the hammer Sam Presti took a chance, traded Victor Oladipo away (which worked out well for Indiana) and trusted they and Russell Westbrook could win him over with their team, culture, and city. ... Read more …

Boxer Andre Berto Lists His Beverly Hills Home At $9 Million; It'S A Knockout

April 30, 2019

Built in 2016, the boxy two-story features 12-foot-high ceilings, wide-plank floors and an expansive terrace/patio that spans the upper level. About 4,900 square feet of interior includes an open-plan kitchen and dining area, a living room with a fireplace, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Source:

AirTalk Special: CA Dream Post-Election Statewide Call-In

April 26, 2019

About AirTalk® Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join KPCC’s AirTalk with host Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, the arts, entertainment, and more. Call-in number: 866-893-5722 In collaboration with the California Dream project, join us for a live statewide call-in show on Wednesday from 11am to noon. We’ll get reaction to the 2018 midterm election results from political reporters around the state and from listeners like you. ... Read more …

Rising LA Tech Scene Is Pushing Up Office And Resi Rents: Report

April 23, 2019

Rising LA tech scene is pushing up office and resi rents: report Tech companies have flocked to the city to take advantage of rents that are lower relative to other major tech hubs in the US Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Venice Los Angeles’ emergence as a national tech hot spot is driving up office rents while fueling employment, which is also helping to push up home prices, especially in Silicon Beach. ... Read more …