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Climate Crisis brings Whiff of Danger to French Perfume Capital
Mainstream media reports on the plight of growers in the perfume industry In Grasse, droughts, heatwaves, and excessive rainfall have made growing flowers increasingly difficult... https://www.theguardian.com/wo...
If Coty had been Vegan he would Never have Made a Fortune
Before he became the famous industrialist, Coty began as a pharmacy assistant in Paris. He was set to work compounding formulae for cosmetics and colognes, and soon having got the hang of it, started making his own versions. The owner, seeing Coty had talent, advised him to go to Grasse to be trained, but Coty wasn't content to be an apprentice and struck out on his own. He made...
The Architects Club
In 1910, the architect Adolf Loos gave a lecture entitled Ornament and Crime. It wasn't a condemnation of jewel thieves but an attack on the naturalistic flourishes of Art Nouveau buildings. Loos thought 'the elimination of ornament from useful objects' was the way to go, and this lead to the Form Follows Function school - which praised grain elevators and similar industrial buildings for their straightforward design....