01. ‘Lulu Bright’ pop-up furniture boutique, London
“The latest pop-up venture to appear on the London design scene is a new boutique dedicated to midcentury Scandinavian furniture and accessories. Lulu Bright’s fleeting, ten-day opening on Clerkenwell Road marks the launch of the furniture company’s permanent online store, Lulubright.co.uk.” (Wallpaper*).
02. NFL player Troy Polamalu gets $1m hair insurance
“The long curly hair that sticks out of NFL football player Troy Polamalu’s helmet has been insured by a shampoo company for $1m (£650,000).” (Even the BBC cares about this news).
03. Preview Bob Dylan’s Major New Art Show (Above)
“Bob Dylan, who has been painting since the 1960s (he created the cover of the Band’s Music From Big Pink) will have new paintings and drawings on display at Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst September 4th through January 30th. “It was an honor to be asked and a thrilling challenge,” Dylan said in a statement about the collection, called “Brazil Series,” which he created exclusively for the museum. “I chose Brazil as a subject because I have been there many times and I like the atmosphere.” Inspired by early 20th century American realism and painters like Matisse, Dylan depicts politicians, gamblers, wine growers, and other denizens of Brazil.” (Rolling Stone).
04. Best in Show: Pleasant Ridge Reserve
“Every August, the American Cheese Society lures cheesemongers and makers from all over the U.S. and Canada to one city for a weekend of hot-headed cheese talk, judging, and fun. This year the conference was held in Seattle, the temperate home of many beautiful public markets and nearby dairies. American cheesemakers can submit their products to be assessed and graded by a panel of cheese-industry professionals who evaluate the cheeses within their categories and also on the whole. This year’s winner of the much-coveted Best in Show title: Extra Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve, a cheese from Uplands Cheese Company in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.” (Serious Eats).