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“I love red; it is the color of life,” the late French fashion legend Christian Dior once said. It’s also the color of blood, the Badge of Courage, rubies, and danger, not to mention Dior’s boldest lipcolor, Rouge Dior #9. To celebrate six decades of the Rouge Dior lipstick collection, the label has revived the classic shade as part of its Fall 2013 wardrobe, along with 32 new shades.

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Only four days left to enter our INNOVATION BY DESIGN contest. Winners will be featured in the October design issue! 

“We want to give innovators and businesses a record of the year’s most intriguing design ideas—and a catalogue of designers to hire. And we want to celebrate those designers whose influence rarely goes appreciated on a large, mainstream platform.”

If you have friends who are designers, spread the word! Here’s how to enter.

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A new app called Moves could be the simplest fitness app ever.

It lives in your iPhone and tracks your activity in the background, so there’s no separate device to learn how to use or remember to carry (you already have your phone on you at all times). 
There’s no setup: You install it, turn it on, and that’s it. 
And there’s no management, syncing, or any other “interactive” bullshit to forget to do or get bored of and stop doing altogether. You don’t even have to launch it—Moves will simply ding a little summary of your physical activity into your Notifications Center every day, where you’ll end up seeing it regardless of what you’re doing with your phone.
Essentially, Moves gives you no more excuses.

fastcodesign:

A new app called Moves could be the simplest fitness app ever.
  • It lives in your iPhone and tracks your activity in the background, so there’s no separate device to learn how to use or remember to carry (you already have your phone on you at all times).
  • There’s no setup: You install it, turn it on, and that’s it.
  • And there’s no management, syncing, or any other “interactive” bullshit to forget to do or get bored of and stop doing altogether. You don’t even have to launch it—Moves will simply ding a little summary of your physical activity into your Notifications Center every day, where you’ll end up seeing it regardless of what you’re doing with your phone.
Essentially, Moves gives you no more excuses.

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Forensic Artist Proves That Women Literally Don’t Know Their Own Beauty

A new addition to Dove’s Real Beauty campaign asks a forensic artist to draw two sketches of women—one based on their own description, and one from a stranger—with shocking results.

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder. Studies have shown, though that when the beauty in question is a woman’s own, and the beholder’s eye is theirs as well, only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Dove has long been working toward shifting that paradigm with the alternately lauded and derided Real Beauty campaign. The brand’s latest effort at changing self-perception attempts to do so through eyewitness testimony.

Recently, Dove hired former police forensic artist Gil Zamora to illustrate some psychologically revealing sketches. In a campaign created by Ogilvy Toronto, a series of women described themselves to Zamora in minute detail, from behind a curtain. The artist in turn created composites as though trying to identify a criminal. Next, each participant was asked to describe another woman present. The results are dramatic and sort of moving.

Here’s the full story.