Renovated from the ruins of a 19th century Catalan plant, the Cement Factory Conversion is a place of both work and leisure for Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. Spread throughout the former silos, smoke stacks, underground tunnels, and machine rooms, the estate is made up of four parts — the studio, La Cathedral, the gardens, and the residence. Each space has been transformed to host a new function, while its massive form and towering concrete walls were left virtually untouched to keep the structure's industrial identity intact. Externally, the cold facade of the existing volumes is softened by lush plants, climbing vines, and rooftop gardens, turning the rigid fortress into a whimsical abode.
A watch has one primary purpose: to tell time. A flask has one primary purpose: to hold booze. Urwerk has managed to craft truly exceptional examples of both. A collaboration with the storied Scottish whisky maker, The Macallan x Urwerk Flask is delightfully over-engineered. It's made up of over 150 machined aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel parts, and has dual inner tanks to let you carry two of your favorite whiskies at once. Winglets fold out to let it stand upright, and cask indicators let you track the age and type of whisky in each tank. Limited to just 500 examples.
The company's named after the Greek goddess of victory. The Nike Goddess Flyknit Racer promises to get you across the finish line in style. Like other Racers, it has a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot for cushioning, a full-length Phylon midsole for added comfort, and a lightweight Flyknit upper for a lock-down fit. But unlike other styles, this one comes in an all-white colorway — with a barely visible Swoosh — that looks as good with jeans as it does on the track.