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Merkel and Putin view exhibition of disputed art

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/988000/988716_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534484128_6b531441f62bff952a65eb26c4546fc2<p><b>Germany's Angela Merkel and Russia's Vladimir Putin have visited an exhibition featuring art looted from Germany by the USSR in World War II.</b><p>Reports …

Germany-Turkey diplomatic row erupts over EU bid

<b>Germany has summoned the Turkish ambassador in a row over Turkey's bid for membership of the European Union.</b><p>Turkey's EU Minister, Egemen Bagis, has accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of using the Turkey issue in her campaign for re-election.<p>Berlin earlier blocked a plan to resume EU-Turkey …

Obama to meet Friday with Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

President Obama will on Friday meet with a newly reconstituted panel tasked with overseeing the executive branch's efforts to fight terrorism while protecting civil liberties, a senior administration official said.<p>For the first time since taking office and amid heightened public scrutiny of the …

Rohingya refugees exodus to Bangladesh and south-east Asia – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2013/jun/20/rohingya-refugees-bangladesh-asia-in-pictures<p>720<p>Many Rohingya Muslim people are …

Lako Book Holder

If you maintain the belief that physical books shall always hold a place in your heart, and thus in your living room, you’ll need a proper place to …

Articles about attic studio stockholm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Natalie and Alan Papier had lived in their Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic home in Oak Park, IL with their two kids for a few years...<p>Greetings from Sweden! I'm traveling in Stockholm to cover the 2012 Furniture and Light Fair and my home away from home for the...<p>The problem with loving all things …

Articles about 10 perfect pieces small space living on Dwell.com - Dwell

Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed …

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Articles about 8 small space bath wardrobe solutions on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Splitback Sofa series from Innovation USA expertly pairs design and functionality.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, inviting young …

Hide and Eat

In Manhattan, where space is the ultimate luxury, a clever design workaround makes a dining table disappear after supper.<p>Budgets beget compromise when it comes to design, and Jon Handley of Pulltab Design is an architect adept at navigating the balance between splurge and steal. When he was …

Articles about 10 tiny houses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep...<p>Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm …

Articles about lets get small on Dwell.com - Dwell

A five-step program for those suffering from too much stuff and not enough space.<p>This week I'm staying in Sebastopol, California, home of the Tiny Tumbleweed House Co, recently featured in a New York Times...<p>One of the best booths at ICFF this year (see a bunch more roundups onsite and offsite …

Articles about tiny house small house blogs sites on Dwell.com - Dwell

People blog about just about everything, so why not the massive undertaking of building your house? More and more, we're coming...<p>As we finish planning our Small Spaces issue for next year, I was interested to find coverage [via Dezeen] of an exhibition...<p>Small is the new big, and people …

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A Garage Converted into a Compact Guest Cottage, Courtesy of Mark Lewis<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>The Perfect English Townhouse, Courtesy of a UK Design …

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Inspiration Board Images: Organic Modern Dining Rooms

Organic modern dining rooms have a lived-in elegance that comes from balancing hard and soft elements. They are cool, calm, and collected, while …

Manfrotto Befree Tripod

No longer does traveling fast and light also have to mean leaving your camera gear behind. Case in point: the Befree Tripod from Manfrotto. Weighing just over three pounds and standing under 16 inches when folded, we found the portable tripod to be more than manageable on a few recent excursions. …

18” Alienware Ivy Bridge, solar power kit, and Apple TV discount

The new 4th generation “Haswell” Core i7 processor became standard in 18-inch Alienware laptops last week. A great piece of technology, but the thing …

Every Home Bar Needs The Bombay Sapphire East Gin Wheel

Stock up your home bar with the Bombay Sapphire East Gin Wheel that not only makes drink making easy, but is a great style accessory that is a …

H2Flow Jacket Controls Your Body Temperature

If you live somewhere that “enjoys” cold temperatures, you’re probably aware of the relative crudeness of the standard jacket when it comes to …

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Sheer by GATTO CUCINE- Camerano, Ancona- designer team "Dragdesign Studio". Sheer appare come una leggera sfera in fibra di carbonio metacrilato con diametro di 148 centimetri; basta premere un pulsante che la semisfera superiore si solleva, posizionandosi da sola sul soffitto e diventando una potente cappa aspirante. La cucina comprende piani di cottura intelligenti in vetroceramica, refrigera-bottiglie, pietra ollare removibile, lavelli e dispositivo volumetrico anti-batterico. Completa la struttura il mobile a parete, dove, oltre agli elettrodomestici si trovano mensole, cestelli estraibili, porta-bicchieri, portabottiglie e capaci cassettoni estraibili ad alto contenimento per pentole, utensili e dispense. (o)

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Casey Lin's 'Timbre Speaker' Mixes Music with Materials for a New Audio Experience

Although vinyl acolytes swear by the unmistakable warmth of analog media, there's no denying the advantages of the mp3 or its cousins: Between the …

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Africa: commodity exchanges catch on | Financial Times

When Ethiopia set up its commodity exchange in 2008, few observers foresaw the demand it would generate. But five years on, the ECX has shown that a …

Why Lululemon’s “CEO Wanted” Ad Is Bad For The Brand

Know your audience. Know your platforms. Know when to joke about tequila shots and when not to. Inside the ongoing unraveling of a once powerful retailing juggernaut.<p>Recently, Lululemon’s home page featured–in big block letters that took up my entire computer screen–a message that read: “CEO …

Fedex is betting that people won’t be sending more stuff by air anytime soon

Slow global growth and high energy prices have hit demand for Fedex’s most expensive international shipping services, the company said today after reporting quarterly earnings. Though air cargo is now a $98 billion industry, the company is still scrambling to adjust to what it calls a “sea change” …

IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses, senator says

Business News<p>The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.<p>Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says his office has …

Swiss Politicians Would Rather Have The US Sue The Heck Out Of Swiss Banks Than Sell Out Wealthy American Tax Evaders

Until now, that process was going pretty smoothly — it looked like the U.S. would strike a deal that would allow banks to bend some Swiss bank secrecy laws for American clients.<p>That would mean the Justice Department wouldn't have to sue banks into oblivion for information. That's what killed old, …