The New $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman, the leading abolitionist and suffragist, will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The new design is expected to be made public in 2020, just in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed all American women the right to vote. Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill, thanks to Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and the legions of Hamilton fans. Instead, images of women are expected to grace the back of the new $10 bill. More women and civil rights leaders are also expected to be part of the new currency designs, which may not reach circulation for another decade. The Treasury Department is expected to make an announcement this afternoon.


Via The New York Times.

GROWTH: Expanding Origami Pot

Studio Ayaskan, a London-based design firm, has created an expanding origami pot that grows with the plant. Featuring origami-based geometry, this pot transforms and grows with the plant throughout time. With the simultaneous expansion of the pot and the plant, this eliminates the need for repotting. Hit the jump for more images.


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SpaceX’s First Stage Landing On Droneship

After four unsuccessful attempts, SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 reusable rocket on their droneship, nicknamed “Of Course I Still Love You.” This smooth landing happened right after the launch of their Dragon spacecraft on Friday. Check out pictures of the launch and landing on SpaceX’s Flickr page here and watch the clean landing below.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Today

There is a liftoff scheduled today at 4:43 p.m. EDT for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This rocket will launch a Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. In preparation, various teams across the U.S. are conducting and monitoring the countdown and liftoff, from SpaceX’s Florida Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to NASA’s Mission Control in Houston. The Dragon spacecraft has about 7,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies, and hardware sealed to support the Expedition 47 and 48 crew members. This will be the company’s eight mission to deliver cargo.

Click here to read the latest updates on NASA’s Blog and watch the stream on NASA TV live as the crews prep for liftoff.



Billionaire Boys Club x Happy Socks

We are proud to present our second collaboration with Happy Socks. Exclusive to Neiman Marcus, the collaboration consists of 11 classic designs from our archive featuring patterns from Diamonds and Dollars to our Space Robot. Created on Happy Socks’ athletic sock silhouette, the socks are active-friendly and specially crafted to handle more movement. With light compression, a cushioned sole and arch support, the new silhouette is a cut above the rest.



OTHERtone Episode 18

Justin Timberlake, Tyler the Creator, and Chad Hugo were the special guests on the latest episode of OTHERtone. They joined Pharrell and Scott Vener to discuss various topics from the Neptunes to A Tribe Called Quest, and more. Watch a clip from the episode below and click here to listen to the full episode.

A Preview of OTHERtone Episode 18

A preview of this upcoming Sunday’s OTHERtone episode… Hit play below.

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We are proud to announce that we are now stocking NEIGHBORHOOD Technical Apparel at our NYC Flagship and Webstore. Conceived in 1994 by designer Shinsuke Takizawa, the brand was created with the concept of “basic clothing created by digesting unique interpretations of elements from motorcycles, military, outdoor, trad, etc. and also suggesting this lifestyle.” The brand was created in Harajuku, Tokyo, when Takizawa was involved in motorcycles and the surrounding counter culture. The collections offered consist of jackets, damage-modification processed denim, graphic tees and various accessories from incense sticks to small leather goods.

We also stock LUKER BY NEIGHBORHOOD, a sub-brand created in 2009 that features designs with a British influence. NEIGHBORHOOD and LUKER are both available now, in-store and online. Hit the jump for more images.

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Pharrell’s Masterclass at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute

Two weeks ago, Pharrell hosted a masterclass at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Hosted alongside legendary producer and longtime collaborator Bob Powers, two student artists, and one duo, all had the opportunity to have one of their songs listened to, and critiqued by Pharrell himself. Hit the jump for the full video and more photos from the event.

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