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Terrifying, first-person photos show the claustrophobic conditions inside Hong Kong's 'coffin cubicles'

Hong Kong is in the midst of a housing crisis. As prices begin to rise and the city grows denser, some have resorted to living in the smallest of spaces.<p>Since 2012, photographer Benny Lam has been documenting the housing situation in Hong Kong by focusing his camera on what have become known as …

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Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem

To create anything that is truly pathbreaking, you need to look for it in new places<p>At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions changed …

The 13 best stories about Bill Gates that show off his eccentric genius

In that time, he's developed a reputation as a strict manager, a brilliant thinker, and a guy who takes simple pleasure in doing the dishes.<p>Here are the absolute best stories we've ever heard about Bill Gates, sourced from books, the web, and all the interviews with former colleagues Business …

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The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim

Graphic designer Laura Prim set up her own studio in 2014 in her hometown of St Gallen in Switzerland. Laura studied graphic design at the School of …

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W.E.B. Du Bois Was A Master Of The Hand-Drawn Infographic

The activist, historian, and prolific author was also a skilled designer of infographics depicting black life post-Civil War.<p>The prominent civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois was also a historian and sociologist—a background that led him to a firm belief in the revolutionary power of empirical …

Reference Points: The Complete History Of The F.P. Journe Tourbillon, As Told By Francois-Paul Journe Himself

There is not a more fascinating watchmaker in the world than Francois-Paul Journe. He is indisputably talented, a savant-style technical genius who …

A Dialogue with F.P. Journe — When Passion Trumps Business

A few weeks ago on Madison Avenue in New York, I had the pleasure of sitting down with watchmaking industry legend Francois-Paul Journe to discuss both the celebration of his past, and his plans for the future. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his first watch — the F.P. Journe Tourbillon. …

I tracked down the first photos of the Dalai Lama's famously elusive Patek Philippe watch

The journey to see and identify this watch started back in July 2010, when I first digitally met John Reardon, who is now my boss at Christie's (that was certainly not anticipated at the time) and who was at that time working at Betteridge in Greenwich, Connecticut. John was writing an article on …

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