A story featuring how Lego has evolved from a toy to an artistic medium.
Herbst Architects designed this organic beach house, not far from Auckland, New Zealand.
Pizza deliverance for a Japanese trawler stranded on Clifton beach in Cape Town.
The Facebook is the most important IPO to EVER hit the StockMarkets - But not for the reasons you think17 May
The Facebook IPO is the most important IPO to hit the stock market in .....forever. Not because of its size in dollars. Not because of the gap up it may experience in its first day of trading. Nope. Its the most important IPO ever because:
1. It could lead to individual retail investors coming back into the market.
For the first time in a long time I had someone ask me what I thought about an IPO.
The Oracle of Omaha acquired his hometown newspaper in January and just snapped up dozens more in a $142 million deal. This is supposed to be the fastest declining industry in America. What is Warren Buffett up to?
Here's why the deal makes a lot more sense than it appears:
A "three corner pool shot"
This week's deal makes Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, the proud owner of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and 62 other daily and weekly papers in Virginia and the South.
Creating and publishing content-rich, interactive ebooks without programming skills or distribution power: that's the problem New York- and Seoul-based startup Moglue is trying to solve. The TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist offers two products: MoglueBuilder (a desktop app that makes it dead simple for authors and artists to create and publish interactive ebooks) and MoglueBooks (an ebook store on iOS for users who just want to browse and consume content).
ATHENS — Greece's surging leftist leader predicted on Thursday his party would sweep next month's election and refused to stop demanding an end to "barbaric" austerity policies he said were bankrupting the nation.
Increasingly worried about Greece's future in the euro zone, foreign lenders and mainstream parties have stepped up warnings that the country risks being cut off from aid if it fails to stick to spending cuts included in its latest bailout package.
Elliot Loney is working his way around numerous Asians and hostile cabdrivers while exploring a vast metropolis.
Whose talk keeps you glued to your chair? Your hairdresser's. Which makes these talented folks a perfect vector for spreading big ideas. TEDxBuenosAires invited 60 hairdressers and stylists to their latest TEDx event -- and filmed what happened next. Watch the charming results ... and watch to the end for a sneak preview of the next big idea-spreading idea.
NoMad, Andrew Zobler's newest lifestyle hotel is the new addition to the neighbourhood of the same name - short for North of Madison Square Park, in New York . Zobler, who is also responsible for the Ace Hotel across the street, was initially drawn to the distinct architecture along that section of Broadway. Zobler set his sights on the preserved facade of the NoMad to create something entirely new.
I went to see the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Tate Modern over the weekend. For those who haven't seen it yet, you must check it out before it ends on the 5th of June! I realised I actually wasn't familiar with the whole spectrum of her themes. Her artworks relating to her obsession with spots are there (including an amazing immersive room where you walk through a narrow dark room filled with mirrors and small hanging multi-coloured lightbulbs...it gives a sense of infinity and claustrophobia all at the same time) as well as a series of "Accumulation Sculptures" (see below the sculptures in white), her early works, collages influenced by her close relationship with the artist Joseph Cornell and her recent paintings.
Famous short-seller David Einhorn attacked Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) in a presentation recently. The company’s business model will not lead to consistent profits, he said. Therefore, the stock is overvalued. It is not hard to figure out Einhorn’s real reason for skepticism. He believes Amazon shares are a short seller’s dream -- and, therefore, his dream.
Einhorn’s reasons for beating up on Amazon’s stock are not compelling.
Sao Paulo, Brazil -- Compared to Mexico, the web and mobile startup ecosystem in Brazil is hot -- probably too hot.
There seem to be almost as many foreign entrepreneurs and investors -- Americans, Germans, Spanish -- looking for opportunities to make money in Brazil as there are Brazilians building companies and investing.
Brazil's booming economy and its population's interest in new web and mobile services (hello, e-commerce) make it a market that's already exploding.
Where: At Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy
When: until may 25th, 2012
Chinese conceptual artist, architect, activist, antiques collector, and designer ai weiwei's first solo exhibition in italy has opened at lisson gallery in milan. Each work has been developed by the artist in either ceramic or marble, calling upon the traditional techniques typical to either medium.
marble plate' by ai weiwei, 2010…