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Arnaud Valois and Daniel Brühl playing rivals Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld facing off in the new Disney+ series “Becoming Karl Lagerfeld” (Disney+ / Wallpaper)

🔼 Quiet quitting in Japan. A shocking 6% of workers in the country felt engaged in their work in 2023 »»

🔽 Olive oil prices. They’re down from a peak in January (but still historically high). Olive trees are ‘exceedingly’ vulnerable to climate change »»

💬 “It felt like Apple at its best.” Did Apple just outthink everyone in AI? »»

🛫 Check out the coastal city people call the 'Venice of Portugal', complete with picturesque canals and colorful boats »»

👗 Becoming Karl Lagerfeld, a new six-part scripted series from Disney+, dramatizes the fashion designer’s ascendance »»

🤖 Spotify announced an in-house creative agency —and that they’re going to test generative AI voiceover ads »»

Flying private may be cheaper than you think. Click through and scroll down to browse a continually updated list of discounted, empty leg routes across Europe and North America

This July, fly private from Ibiza to London with 7 of your friends for just over £1,100 per person »» (scroll down to “Empty Legs”)

Once you land: check out London's best martinis »»

Brooklyn’s Lise & Vito winebar opened in 2023. Late at night, “the low-key hangout transitions into an after-hours dance party where you can double-fist a pét-nat and a draft Paloma” (Lise & Vito / Punch)

Norway discovers Europe’s largest deposit of rare earth metals »»

Florence is Earth’s most walkable city »»

Honda invented noise cancelling… tires? »»

A new app called Namify is a free, AI-powered business name generator »»

The Swifties are coming to Europe: Even after factoring in flights and hotels, “attending Eras across the pond is cheaper than securing one of the highly coveted US tour tickets” »»

What is a modern American wine bar? »»

Prosecutors in Milan are investigating the supply chain of many top fashion brands »»

YouTube is experimenting with a way to kill ad blockers for good »»

IKEA has been accused of contributing to the rapid deterioration of Romania’s forests »»

BA is spending US$9b to improve itself. Here are 8 things coming to the British Airways experience, including a new first class, a new business class, and new lounges »»

Vietnam’s made-to-measure fashion brands are thriving in the TikTok era as some buyers sour on Chinese fast fashion »»

Check out the official images of that Air Jordan 4 skate shoe, officially called the Air Jordan 4 RM "Oxidized Green" »» And: The “Black/Light Bone” »»

Speaking of: the Air Jordan 11 Low “Bred” is set to return in 2025 »»

Ford’s CEO says he mortgaged his house to buy a vintage sports car »»

Blackstone’s high-class problem: too many rich dentists »»

The best Photoshop alternatives if you want to avoid Adobe »»

The 5 “Apple Intelligence” (AI) features you’ll actually use »»

And: all the new travel-friendly features coming to Apple Pay, iPhone, AirPods »»

Meanwhile: Here are all the apps that Apple “Sherlocked” with the new features it debuted this week »»

Also: Even the flashlight got a glow up (sorry) »»

Finally: The 13-inch M3 MacBook Air is down to an all-time low of US$899 »» 

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