Posts made in May 2024

QT Singapore

AUSTRALIA’S QT HOTELS & RESORTS ENTERS ASIA WITH GRAND AND GLAM QT SINGAPORE

Australian-based QT Hotels & Resorts announced today the forthcoming opening of QT Singapore, the group’s first hotel outside Australia and New Zealand. Since EVT opened the inaugural QT in 2011, the brand’s combination of luxury, chic, informality, playfulness, and eccentricity has transformed the high-end hotel scene across Australia and New Zealand, and soon to be Southeast Asia.

The new QT Singapore is housed within the former headquarters of the Cable and Wireless Eastern Extension Telegraph Company, an over-the-top example of British Empire monumental design, all columns, and verandas – originally built in 1927. It was granted landmark status in 2000 and converted into the Telegraph Hotel. The head-to-toe transformation of the landmark building into the QT Singapore is being led by renowned interior designer, Nic Graham, whose goal is to “blend inspiration from the tropical climate and historic architecture with the rich colors and bold statements that are QT’s signature style.”

Set to open in September 2024, QT Singapore will feature 134 luxury rooms and suites, a rooftop swimming pool and bar redesigned as Rooftop by QT, and a signature bar and grill, including intimate dining options. QT Singapore will sit in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown, adjacent to the Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre, thronged by visitors and locals eager to dine, snack and shop within a 130-year-old architectural marvel.

“We’re excited by the liveliness QT will bring to Singapore’s diverse tourism landscape,” says Callum Kennedy, Group General Manager of EVT Hotels and Resorts. “QT Singapore will be championed by QT’s luxurious quirk, from design to signature service, bringing the energy and vibrancy guests love from the world of QT to be discovered by locals and travelers in Southeast Asia.”

QT Singapore’s General Manager will be Doron Whaite, whose 20 years of experience with QT Hotels & Resorts and its parent company EVT, include major positions at QT Perth and QT Sydney. He led the launch of QT Auckland, winning him Hospitality New Zealand’s Hospitality Award for Excellence. “I am passionate about creating luxurious, memorable environments for guests,” says Whaite, “and QT Singapore, with its limitless potential, will enable the evolution of this iconic property into its next era, right in the heart of Asia.”

For more information about QT Singapore and the entire portfolio of QT Hotels & Resorts throughout Australasia, please visit: www.qthotels.com

Proof of Concept

Designer Brittany Pierone, alum of Fear of God, Nike and James Perse,  who unveiled her Pre Spring 2025 Collection for PROOF OF CONCEPT, with a beautiful presentation/shopping event in DTLA that was attended by the likes of Jeff Staple, Jason Mayden (Jumpman), Jamil Hardwick, Armani White and more.

The collection features unisex apparel and accessories made in Italy and furniture made in Los Angeles.

Rooted in industrial design ethos, the lifestyle concepts seek to provide clever solutions with the human experience at the center of every design decision. These forms explore effortless minimalism accented by functional elements.

Designer Brittany Pierone brings a background in both industrial design and fashion and uniquely positions the design concepts that are both human-centered and aesthetically pleasing. 

PROOF OF CONCEPT was founded on a mission to nurture and incubate talent, as access to mentorship, resources, and information is vital to its community’s success. The company seeks to empower through education with partnerships to help break industry barriers and is invested in endorsing and supporting the under-resourced yet brilliant taste makers.

Photo: Titan Studios

FUTURE GENESIS

OAKLEY® MULTIMEDIA ODYSSEY CONTINUES TO UNFOLD WITH CHAPTER ONE LAUNCHING NEW ANIMATED FICTION FILM & PREVIEW COMIC DROP WITH DARK HORSE COMICS PARTNERSHIP

Oakley®’s story began in 1975, igniting a history fueled by audacity. Now, the brand legacy unfolds with the new release “Future Genesis: Chapter One,” an animated fiction film and an adaptation in the form of an ashcan preview comic by Dark Horse. Set in the aftermath of the original 1992 Max Fearlight film and preceding the teaser films released in 2023, this next chapter heralds a new era, channeling Oakley’s disruptive DNA into an evolutionary path of unleashed possibility.   

Future Genesis is the journey to a protopian future, a world that is better today than yesterday. Oakley fuses its almost 50-year legacy with the momentum of a new generation, embracing a vision of hope and acceptance while remaining true to its DNA. This universe-building continues to reinvent the brand at every pillar —including storytelling, retail, and upcoming products. 

“Chapter One follows Max Fearlight, symbolizing Oakley’s legacy, as he undergoes an evolution parallel to the brand,” shared Brian Takumi, VP of Creative & Soul at Oakley. “This is more than a story and a campaign; it is a framework with a brand vision translated towards a limitless future and into the real world. From the renovation of our Foothill Ranch Lobby and global stores to product design and innovation, it is the beginning of reimagining everything for Oakley.” 

The Chapter One film and preview comic re-introduces Max, the cornerstone of Oakley’s heritage, who grows increasingly more cautious of the outside world, and a new character, his wife Sasha, whose outlook remains hopeful. Caught in between is their rebellious and spirited daughter, Maxine Fearlight, who’s set on creating her own legacy and embodies the essence of curiosity, optimism, and the promise of Oakley’s future. Looking into the storm, Max perceives danger, Sasha envisions a brighter tomorrow, and Maxine sees sparks of possibility amidst the chaos.

Carving a new multimedia path ahead, Oakley progresses its storytelling in a new form by partnering with Dark Horse, one of the largest comic publishers in the US, to unveil a preview comic depicting the Future Genesis storyline and made available in late May. 

“Partnering with Oakley for Future Genesis: Chapter One is an exciting opportunity for Dark Horse, and we are thrilled to bring the world of Future Genesis to life through this unique preview comic book,” said Cara O’Neil, Vice President of Marketing at Dark Horse Comics. 

Fantasy informs reality as Future Genesis brings new breakthroughs to be announced from Oakley through easter eggs, signaling the brand’s new wave of distinctive design and progressive technology.  

From 21 May, follow the journey as Oakley writes its future alongside Maxine, as she seeks hope in the very storm that defines her existence. Future Genesis: Chapter One will be available to view at www.oakley.com/futuregenesis.   

Oakley Future Genesis: Chapter One via 360 MAGAZINE.

On Presents “Beyond Number One”

A Short Film Featuring Tennis World No. 1 Iga Świątek

The first episode of On’s new short film series, “Dream Together,” celebrates the unwavering spirit of tennis sensation Iga Świątek and offers viewers a rare and intimate glimpse into her life.

An intimate glimpse into Iga Świątek’s life both on and off the court is portrayed in the first episode released today of the Swiss sportswear brand’s new series of short films titled “Dream Together.”


“Beyond Number One” is an eight-and-a-half-minute film produced by ‘On’ and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jason Harper, that explores the complexity of being a professional athlete. It showcases how the Polish tennis icon finds the strength and drive to believe in her dreams through the help of all those who have been supporting the 22-year-old during her rapid rise to the top of the game.


While following Iga around the world, from Palm Springs, California, to her hometown of Warsaw in Poland, viewers observe the close bond between Iga and her dedicated team, comprised of sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz, tennis coach Tomasz Wiktorowski, and strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist Maciej Ryszczuk.

The short film portrays Iga as an athlete and young woman who reflects on the triumphs, pressures, and expectations that come with being the world’s number one player.

“I’d like to inspire the younger generation to believe in themselves and in their dreams while also accepting defeats and vulnerability as part of the process. Making “Beyond Number One” offered me the chance to speak about this topic and offer fans a deeper insight into my journey to this point. It was a great experience for me and also for my entire team, who I loved having with me on this project”, Świątek says.

With stunning cinematography and heartfelt storytelling, “Beyond Number One” promises to captivate tennis enthusiasts and non-sports fans alike, offering a compelling journey from aspiration to world-class achievement with a voice of inspiration that highlights the importance of shared dreams.

Film Premiere and Surprise Visit

To celebrate the film’s launch, On hosted a community event in partnership with the Ace Club at the Centre Sportif Jean Dixmier in Paris. Tennis enthusiasts, local players, and ambassadors came together for a day of tennis on the Parisian clay courts and a surprise visit from the queen of clay and star of the film, Iga Świątek.

But Świątek was in for a surprise herself: the 22-year-old received prominent support from “Friends” actress and avid tennis player Courteney Cox. In 2022, “Friends”-fan Świątek had commented on a humorous reel showing Cox at tennis training: “If we’d play doubles together, no-one would have hit you… just saying.” 

On helped turn that idea into a reality in Paris. After presenting the short film in an exclusive preview for present tennis enthusiasts, community members, and the media, Iga and Courteney chatted about a multitude of topics during a Q&A session. Afterward, and to the delight of more than 50 guests, the iconic pairing took to the court for a short match before Świątek spent some time playing with community members as well.

With two subsequent episodes centering on running stars and On athletes Dominic Lobalu, Sintayehu Vissa, and Hellen Obiri to be released throughout the summer, the “Dream Together” series showcases the inspiring lives, struggles, and paths of these athletes on their way to the biggest stages in sport. The series explores the unifying power of ambition and unwavering support that has helped each of the athletes in different ways on their journey to becoming elite in their field.

Beyond Number One presented by On can now be seen HERE.

Courteney Cox and Iga Świątek via 360 MAGAZINE.

FLEET WEEK NEW YORK

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) will host Fleet Week New York

(FWNY) 2024 Media Day, immediately following the arrival of the ship to Pier 88 South, Manhattan, May 22.

FWNY provides an opportunity for citizens of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area to meet sailors, marines, and Coast Guardsmen, as well as see firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. It is anticipated that nearly 2,300 sailors, marines, and Coast Guard personnel will participate this year.

Fleet Week NYC interview w Black Female Lieutenant on board US BATAAN via 360 MAGAZINE.
Fleet Week NYC via 360 MAGAZINE.
Fleet Week NYC via 360 MAGAZINE.
Fleet Week NYC via 360 MAGAZINE.
Fleet Week NYC via 360 MAGAZINE.

Papa Gifts

Louis Vuitton is pleased to share their Father’s Day with their roundup. Easy essentials encompass ready-to-wear, leather goods, and fashion accessories as well as the new Les Gastons Vuitton fine jewelry line, watches and connected objects, and the Maison’s iconic fragrances by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud.

The Louis Vuitton selection of Father’s Day gifts is currently available in-store and online.


Anywear Unisex Vibe Recovery Footwear

Slide into comfort and ease with the Anywear Unisex Vibe Recovery Footwear. In classic solids and fun prints, these slip-resistant sandals feature cushioning and arch support to give tired feet the relief they need. Available in an array of bright colors, they will complete your beach-y look.

Anywear Recovery Footwear via 360 MAGAZINE.

Butterfly Sleep Pillow

Butterfly Sleep Pillow With Free White 100% Cotton Pillow Case (Starting at $74.98):

  • The Patented Butterfly Sleep Pillow is versatile for various sleeping positions: back, side, or stomach
  • It can also be used as a wedge or leg pillow, or for sitting up in bed
  • Features a 100% cotton liner and hypoallergenic fill
  • Comes with a free white 100% cotton pillow case designed to fit around the four wings for movement and contouring
  • Enjoy a comfortable sleep in any position
  • Available in Standard, Queen, and King size options with a soft fill or firm fill 
Butterfly Sleep Pillow via 360 Magazine.

Reebok + Victor Solomon

Reebok and luxury sports artist Victor Solomon will unveil the next piece from their ongoing trophy-inspired collaboration, applying Solomon’s elevated design language to hoops icon Allen Iverson’s signature Reebok Answer 3 sneaker, available May 31.

Reebok’s Allen Iverson sneakers and Victor Solomon via 360 Magazine.

Marvel 85th Anni

This August, all-star creators pay tribute to 85 years of storytelling in MARVEL 85TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.

Each August, Marvel Comics commemorates its anniversary with a grand, giant-size one-shot that boldly explores the scope of the Marvel mythos in exciting ways, such as last year’s Eisner-nominated Marvel Age #1000. This year is no exception as all-star creators craft stories set in the far, far future of the Marvel Universe in MARVEL 85th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!

MARVEL 85th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL will feature stories by a wide array of talent, from legendary creators to rising stars, including Ryan North, Alan Davis, Christopher Priest, Iman Vellani, Sabir Pirzada, Steve Skroce, Josh Cassara, Stephen Byrne, Kaku Yuji, Carlo Pagulayan and more! Discover how history will remember your favorite heroes and their legendary exploits in this daring trip to the 85th century!

In the far future, exploits of the heroes of the Marvel Age are the stuff of legend, half remembered but still celebrated! Come with us now on a tour of the greatest museum in all the cosmos, in which the few surviving relics of those bygone days have been assembled. Each piece tells a unique story – about the Contest of Champions and how it wrought an end to the Age of Heroes, about the greatest triumph of Ms. Marvel, and the final, secret exploit of Excalibur! And more!

Check out Kaare Andrews’ cover and join Marvel’s greatest storytellers for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration this August! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

Marvel celebrates 85 years via 360 MAGAZINE.

Rubi Rose – Deserve To Die

Upon the recent release of her new heatseeker “Deserve To Die,” Rubi Rose (Mogul Vision/Interscope Records) returns with an accompanying video. In the official music video directed by Whipalo, Rose enlists her girls to exact revenge on her man, who was photographed cheating on her with another woman. The 26-year-old and her friends arrive at her man’s house who’s expecting to have a good time. Unfortunately, the man soon finds out that Rose and her girls are there for an entirely different reason.

The song was produced by Bankroll Got It, 88nck and Fuelz and has the rap star reflecting on how she plans on dealing with her boyfriend who’s been living another life outside of their relationship and cheating with other women. In her bars, Rose gets right to business on how her man messed with the wrong one. 

“This n***a cheating on his bitch he deserve to die / Before you lick your lips and get between these thighs / You be acting like you tuff can’t look me in my eyes / This nigga tryna slit his wrist cause he can’t get wit it,” Rose raps.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, the Eritrean hyphenate had many musical influences growing up, ranging from Prince, Michael Jackson, Future, Cardi B, and more. Recently, Rose was direct support for Sexyy Red’s cross-country Hood Hottest Princess tour. Since breaking out in 2019 with her viral hit single, “Big Mouth,” Rose has been giving fans a fiery catalog of music powered by songs such as “He In His Feelings,” “I Like,” and “HBA.”                                    

Rubi Rose – Deserve to Die (eSingle)

Retail: https://RubiRose.lnk.to/DeservetoDie

Video: https://rubirose.lnk.to/DeservetoDieVideo

AmLactin® × Kerasal®

Launch Bold #UnsexyDesignChallenge Contest: 

Calling on Fans to Give Their Products a Makeover 

Get ready to turn heads because AmLactin and Kerasal are flipping the script with their #UnsexyDesignChallenge! These powerhouse, albeit underrated, brands are embracing their “unsexy” status and inviting you to join the party with a playful packaging design contest. Recognizing their products might not look Insta-worthy but are hailed as must-have holy grail products for those in the know, AmLactin and Kerasal are calling on fans to showcase their creativity by giving their award-winning, expert-loved products a fresh new look. 

AmLactin and Kerasal have garnered a cult following for their efficacy in addressing various personal skin and nail concerns. From dry, rough skin to cracked heels to fungal nail damage, these products have been quietly transforming skin and nails for years, winning over the hearts (and skin) of doctors and beauty enthusiasts everywhere. 

“Our products might not make your ‘shelfie,’ but trust us, they’ll give you soft, smooth, radiant skin, helping you feel more confident in your own true skin,” said Heather Choe, Head of Marketing at AmLactin. “The prettiest, most aesthetic packaging doesn’t necessarily mean the most effective formula. Our products deliver real results, and that’s what matters most. This contest is about celebrating the effectiveness and having some fun with our fans in the process.”

AmLactin and Kerasal are teaming up to throw the ultimate #UnsexyDesignChallenge contest, and artistic geniuses, amateur doodlers, and brand enthusiasts alike are invited to join! The contest encourages participants to unleash their creativity by redesigning AmLactin and Kerasal packaging. Whether its intricate renderings, whimsical doodles, or quick sketches, all submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

“Our foot and nail care products may not be super sexy to use, but let me tell you, they work miracles even on the gnarliest-looking feet,” said Whitney Kopp, Head of Marketing at Kerasal. “The #unsexyproducts trend is all about celebrating products that don’t need to follow the latest design trends to get the job done. We’re excited to see how our fans can turn our ‘unsexy’ packaging into something they want to have on their shelf.”

Three winners will be selected and will see their designs come to life in a limited product drop and receive a $500 Visa gift card. Additionally, winning designs will be featured prominently across both brands’ social media channels, providing exposure to a wide audience of skin and foot care enthusiasts.

To enter, participants must: 1) follow @AmLactin and @Kerasal on Instagram, 2) create an original packaging design for AmLactin Daily Nourish 12% Lotion or Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair Ointment and post a pic or story of it on Instagram, and 3) use the hashtag #UnsexyDesignChallenge and tag @AmLactin or @Kerasal.

The contest is open from May 21 to June 21, 2024. Three winners will be selected and announced on June 25, 2024. For more information, see their launch post here.

About AmLactin 

AmLactin® is the #1 Dermatologist Recommended moisturizer brand with lactic acid and has been a trusted skin solution for more than 25 years. The AmLactin line of body lotions and creams contain clinically proven concentrations of lactic acid to gently exfoliate and deeply hydrate skin, whether you’re looking to maintain healthy-looking skin from head-to-toe or target tricky concerns like Keratosis Pilaris. 

About Kerasal  

Kerasal®, the leading brand providing transformative results for nail and foot repair, has studied keratin for over 30 years and formulates products specifically to nourish, renew, and rejuvenate keratin. Whether your goal is to repair nail damage or your feet are simply craving a little pampering, stride confidentially with Kerasal.