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LU-Tables by Bao-Nghi Droste Design

LU-Tables is a minimalist design created by German-based firm Bao-Nghi Droste Design. The principle designer, Bao-Nghi Droste, was originally born in …

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

Ikea's Strategy For Becoming The World's Most Successful Retailer

It also changed retail forever, analyst Warren Shoulberg writes on industry website The Robin Report.<p>"There is perhaps no other retailer on the planet that has moved its basic model into so many places with so much success," Shoulberg writes.<p>The furniture store has an impressive 298 stores in 26 …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Get Texas Beta Test

Elon Musk wants to sell you an electric car today and build the way you get around without one in the future. The Tesla Motors CEO told an audience in Texas on Thursday that the state was the leading candidate to be the initial testing grounds for Musk’s “Hyperloop” concept that would transport …

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Valentino's Space Inspired Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli pulled out all the stops for Valentino's Pre-Fall 2015 collection by including dresses, skirts, and a cape that were all space-inspired. Moons, planets and constellations adorned the clothes and accessories, which made the Internet swoon.<p>As …

Airports of the future: 16 weird and wonderful terminals under construction

Britain's economy is 'leading the way', head of IMF says

Christine Lagarde says that 'from a global perspective' the UK's growth is 'exactly the sort of result that we would like to see'<p>Britain's economy is "leading the way" and driving growth across the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund has said.<p>In a positive assessment of the UK's …

This CEO Quit His Job To Create A New Kind Of Bicycle And People Are Loving It

Which is why so many people were shocked earlier this year when Weiner quit the gig at age 34. But this is what happens when you have a childhood dream that just won't die.<p>Now the newly minted entrepreneur is the owner and CEO of Priority Bicycles, a startup that he founded with recreational riders …

Cheap oil won't save the world economy, says IMF

Christine Lagarde says growth remains ‘too low, too fragile, and too lopsided’ despite crash in energy prices<p>The global economy remains "on its knees" and will not be bolstered by the collapse in oil prices, according to Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund.<p>Although …

Civil Servants spent extra £1billion in eight weeks to hit aid target

MPs said the fact that the taxpayer funds were spent so quickly raised serious questions about whether value for money was achieved<p>Civil servants went on a £1billion spending spree in just eight weeks to hit the Government’s target of spending 0.7 per cent of the nation’s income on overseas aid.<p>The …

UK weather: Britain braces for winter onslaught

Britain is on standby for a cold weather front as health authorities caution that the elderly are particularly at risk from the latest freeze<p>The elderly have been warned to be on their guard against plunging temperatures as Public Health England issues a blunt warning that 'cold does kill'.<p>Already …