Larry Asmann

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It's Going to Be -100 Degrees on Mount Washington Tonight. Here's What That Feels Like

If you think it’s cold where you live today, just be glad you’re not at the summit of Mount Washington.<p>Temperatures atop the New Hampshire mountain, …


Dubai Is Building Beautiful Underwater Homes with Exceptional Aquatic Views

In the last few years, underwater hotels have taken the travel industry by storm. Offering spectacular views of life below the surface, these under-the-sea abodes are a lavish and luxurious way to get away from it all. But what if instead of simply <i>staying</i> in one of these lodgings, you could <i>live</i> in …

One Way to Fix Uber: Think Twice Before Using It

You gasp with each new report on Uber’s toxicity. On Tuesday, there was the harassment and discrimination documented in an endless list of internal recommendations by Eric H. Holder Jr., the former attorney general, who was hired to peer into Uber’s ugly depths. Then, while presenting the report to …


Ether Thief Remains Mystery Year After $55 Million Digital Heist


Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city

In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves<p>The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into …


257- Reversing the Grid

Out of the box: Sustainable lighting system made out of its own packaging

A Dutch designer created a nearly zero-waste lamp that cannibalizes its own cardboard tubing.<p>Cardboard has become a versatile material for contemporary designers, showing up again and again in the form of furniture, housing, and the buildings of Shigeru Ban. Now, the R16 lamp designed by …