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First Look: DYNASTY Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

<b>[Update] DYNASTY Playing Cards are now LIVE on Kickstarter! Don't miss out!</b><br>Inspired by his culture and heritage, Brendan Hong brings his unique style …

6 Most Anticipated Playing Card Projects for 2015

It’s time to start planning your playing card purchases for 2015. With so many amazing playing cards on the horizon, these are the ones we're most …

The Type Deck: playing cards with beautiful fonts

I love marveling at good type design because I know how much effort it takes to make things look just right.<p>To me, there’s no deck of playing cards …

Typography

La Dolce Vita — wasbella102: 2CV Mobile Cafe in Tokyo La Dolce...

Auctioneer Christoph Gaertner: ‘I believe in stamps’

<b>By Matthew Healey, New York Correspondent</b><p>If there’s a secret to Christoph Gaertner’s success, it’s a simple one: He might be one of the hardest …

How the Nazis Annihilated a Jewish Businessman's Condom Empire

Julius Fromm invented the condom vending machine, then watched his business empire fall to the Nazis before dying in exile in London. Happy National Condom Week.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>You probably haven't heard of Julius Fromm, but have him to thank if you've ever desperately …

Perrault’s Fairy Tales Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Super Rare Marques

in Cars, Rides on<p>28 Shares<p>17<p>11<p><i>This is a guest post from Jetset Magazine.</i><p>Collectibles bring an exquisite quality to pieces of art. This reaches not …

Smart cities better defined by new research

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define 'smart cities'– cities like Singapore and …

Smart Cities

Custom 510 Cabin Celebrates Expansive Views and Exclusive Design

Building a cabin in a semi-arid landscape where summers can get seething hot is a task that demands much more than mere aesthetics. Nestled near Lake …

Japanese City Turns to ‘Handsome’ Gorilla to Attract Employees

By<p>Jun Hongo<p>Jun Hongo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@junhongowsj<p>jun.hongo@wsj.com<p>With Japan facing a labor shortage, the city of Nagoya has recruited a celebrity gorilla known for his good looks to help attract new city employees.<p>Shabani, a 19-year-old male silverback, began drawing a large …

Nagoya

Zappos' multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas

He's truly led by example, and that's one of the reasons why he lives in a 240-square-foot trailer with a couple of alpacas despite having a net worth of "at least $780 million," according to Wealth-X.<p>When Amazon bought Zappos for $1.2 billion in 2009, Hsieh made Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explicitly …

How IKEA creator Ingvar Kamprad built the world's largest furniture retailer — and a $39 billion fortune

With a net worth of $39.3 billion, the retailer ranks as the 10th richest person on earth and the second-richest in Europe, according to new data from Wealth-X.<p>The 89-year-old grew his flatpacking-furniture brand by maintaining a personal and professional ethos of innovation and simplicity.<p>From …

What a Group of Burmese Punks Have to Teach You about Life, Work and Entrepreneurship

If you lived under one of the most notoriously totalitarian regimes on the planet, you’d probably just want to blend in, go about your business, and …

“We’ve hit peak curtains:” Even IKEA thinks everyone’s bought enough useless stuff

Western consumers have reached their limits for “buying stuff.” That verdict comes from an unlikely place: IKEA, the Swedish furniture goliath. Speaking at The Guardian’s Sustainable Business debate, Steve Howard, IKEA’s head of sustainability, said:<p>In the West, we have probably hit peak stuff. We …

IKEA

The biggest restaurant brands are investing billions on something that isn't food

Chains including KFC, Arby's, and Panera are in the midst of major redesigns, with Subway reportedly planning a similar makeover this summer.<p>As brands try to shift customers' perceptions to see the companies as fresher, cleaner, and more modern, the chains are eager to demonstrate these attributes …

Meet Misa, The Grown-Up, Globally-Inspired Label Formerly Known as Tbags

Admittedly, Tbags Los Angeles has suffered the consequences of an Urban Dictionary-unfriendly name, but that never stopped it from scoring a starry following since its 2001 launch. Founded by Shadi Askari-Farhat, the LA-based brand began with bohemian-inspired carryalls and quickly expanded to …

Rotating walls offer alternative layouts for MJE House by PKMN Architectures

PKMN Architectures has renovated an apartment on the Spanish coast, adding modular storage walls that spin around to create extra bedrooms for guests …

Architecture

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Paul Nosa on Sewing Art, Joan Rivers & Eating Eating

Paul Nosa is a traveling sewing artist and musician. Armed with his self-made, solar-powered sewing machine he drives around the United States in his green van, asking people to conjure five-word scenarios, which he then sews. In theory Paul is based in Tucson, Arizona - in reality he moves around …

Lovely Fashion Illustrations

Laura Wesson is an illustrator, fashion lover, party lover, movie lover, chocolate lover. part-time lover, and toad kisser. Wesson's beautiful illustrations capture her passion for everything she loves. With such a vibrant personality, it's no wonder that her work is light, carefree and fun.<p>Laura …

Wearable Tech

One Tree for Every Bag

Planting the seeds for a better tomorrow, one bag of coffee at a time<p>Imagine looking out on your family’s farm – your livelihood and your legacy – …

The Many Ways Of WeChat: How Messaging Is Eating The World

Edith Yeung Contributor<p>Edith Yeung is a partner at 500 Mobile Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Uber Scaled The Great Wall, Or 5 Tips For Acquiring Mobile Users In China<p>In February 2011, I visited my friend Bill Huang who worked for Tencent in Shenzhen. Bill was telling me about their …

WeChat

4 Fintech Startups to Watch Out For

Digitization is disrupting every nook and cranny of our lifestyle. With technology evolving and ascending to higher avenues, the labour invested in …

Financial Services

NAKED

Short CG film shows everyone's life in Tokyo with a major and exciting twist【Video】

There are millions of people <b>living in Tokyo</b>, and most of them moved from somewhere else to Tokyo in order to find work in the bustling city. Among …

White out: eerie Instagram photos of London enveloped by fog

A photo posted by x (@coogsldn) on Nov 1, 2015 at 3:47am PST<p>In case you hadn't noticed, it's a real pea souper out there today. And what's the best …

Innovative Coffee Maker is a Triple Treat for Caffeine Addicts

Maybe you’re a coffee drinker and you live with one or more other coffee drinkers. Maybe no one can decide whether drip, air press, or cold brew …

Coffee

12 of the Best in Coffee Brewing Technology

Though tea may be the more civilized beverage, it’s the roasted bean of coffee which flows within the veins of many designers and non-designers …

Coffee