Day: February 17, 2021

A Minimalist Urban Cottage in Central Guangzhou

LUKSTUDIO designed a minimalist, calming refuge in central Guangzhou, China, eliminating the need to escape to the countryside on the weekends. The appropriately named Urban Cottage was completed at the perfect time – in the middle of the pandemic – offering the owners a peaceful and safe place to call home. In addition to the scaled back design, the use of natural materials and neutral colors results in a clean, relaxing environment that feels like a permanent vacation.

The original layout was chopped up into many rooms along the exterior, resulting in dark interior spaces. Now, natural light carries through into the center from the living room and dining room that are connected via the kitchen in the middle.

A cube-like structure is situated by the front door providing much needed storage, as well as three carved out niches designed for different purposes. The lower one in the foyer acts as a bench for putting on and taking off shoes; the corner display one helps heighten the apartment’s visual connection; and lastly, the elongated niche is there to highlight an important piece of art or something special to the family.

Solid planks of Douglas fir are used throughout due to

Macy’s hires SVP for data & analytics

Xingchu Liu

New York – Macy’s Inc. continues to modernize its technology platforms.

The company has hired Xingchu Liu as senior vice president, enterprise data & analytics. Liu is responsible for building and leading the company’s enterprise data & analytics team, which will focus on analytics governance, data management and activation. The team will partner closely with business units to support analytics execution and drive efficiency and improved decision making throughout the business. He will report to Matt Baer, chief digital officer of Macy’s, Inc.

“Enterprise data & analytics is a critical part of Macy’s vision to build profitable lifetime customer relationships by embedding data and analytics at the heart of everything we do,” said Baer. “We know that modern retail is built on a balance of art and science, and I am confident Xingchu will hold that balance and help Macy’s stand up a best-in-class data and analytics center of excellence and enable us to move faster, drive innovation and stay competitive.”

Prior to joining Macy’s, Inc., Liu was the president of BlackLocus, an innovative subsidiary within The Home Depot, where he led corporate-level strategies for data, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). Prior to The Home Depot, Xingchu was

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