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So Smart: New Ikea App Places Virtual Furniture in Your Home

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 08.20.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:45 pm. 12:45 pm<p>Ikea's new catalogue app allows customers …

Love This iWatch!

Many rumors, mockups and concepts later, I think I have finally found an iWatch concept that I love! Creation of the Jivaldi team, this beauty …

BoF Top Story of the Week | Did Apple Hire Former Yves Saint Laurent CEO to Work on Wearables? http://bit.ly/1a7Df4P

The 20 Best New Bars of 2013 (Photos)

Drink Up!<p>Check out the 20 hottest new bars around the world—and the tasty concoctions they’re whipping up.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

British Airways is testing an electronic luggage tag that syncs with your smartphone: http://on.mash.to/1297Ohm

The rise of Nazi Germany: Did the prevalence of hunting and singing clubs help Nazis come to power?

When Alexis de Tocqueville made his storied visit to America in the 1830s, he observed with admiration the abundance of civic associations, which he …

Moncler Said to Pick Six Firms Led by Goldman Sachs, Bank of America to Run IPO. Bloomberg Reports. http://bit.ly/124KsMZ

Forbidden artist Ai Weiwei makes massive map of China out of baby formula

BEIJING – His art may be forbidden in China and his name blocked as a search topic online, but Chinese artist and social activist Ai Weiwei still knows how to grab headlines.<p>His latest art project on display in Hong Kong is titled “Baby Formula 2013” and is an 860-square-foot map of China assembled …

Why Americans Should Worry About China’s Food Safety Problems

<i>By Stanley Lubman</i><p>If a diner in the U.S. consumes a lunch of tilapia, mushrooms and spinach, there’s a decent chance the entire meal was imported from China. And the overwhelming odds are that none of those foods were inspected by the Food and Drug Administration when they arrived in the U.S.<p>This …

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Spend Too Much Time Planning: A Case Study

We said last time a successful entrepreneur is the person who makes an idea happen, even if there are a lot of unexpected problems, and even if it’s not a very good idea in the first place.<p>And then we added that they don’t do it with one roll of the dice. The most successful entrepreneurs we know …

The Entrepreneurs Handbook: 52 Essential Resources for Startups

The thought of launching a Startup is incredibly intimidating with most failing to survive their first few years, it can often result in an …

Oversized Flamingo Skull Mural Features Incredible Detail

Artistic duo Telmo Miel create incredibly realistic and surrealistic artwork using spray paint techniques to produce their street art. The muralists and image-makers, Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann, recently developed this piece, entitled <i>Flamin'go</i>. Set up on a large canvas in the middle of Artifex …

78,000 People Apply for One-Way Trip to Mars

An ambitious project to establish a human colony on Mars has attracted applications from tens of thousands of would-be astronauts, just two weeks …

5 Tips for Designing a Company Logo That Wows

Not all entrepreneurs are crummy artists, but there are certainly those among us who could use an art lesson or two. If you are less-than-gifted in …

How Funding Works – Splitting The Equity Pie With Investors

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million …

A Former Google Exec Aims To Power A Patient Revolution

Last week I went to TedMed, the big medical innovation summit run by Priceline founder Jay Walker. The most important presentation I saw may have come from Roni Zeiger, who for six years ending in 2012 was the chief health strategist at Google.<p>The Google Health application created on Zeiger’s …

Fascinating Photos of North Korea Show Contemporary Life

The winners in the professional competition of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards were just announced and they include a photographer who took some fascinating photos of modern life in North Korea. Under the Current Affairs category, the winner was Moscow, Russia-born Ilya Pitalev, a …

These Are the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013

Analyzing numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies, Careercast.com has published its …

"Back from a whirlwind trip to Mumbai, India, BoF's editor-in-chief, Imran Amed reflects on the development of the local economy and the luxury goods and fashion market" http://bit.ly/Zlaqft

Vertical Perspective of Hong Kong's Immense Skyscrapers

This collection by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze will have your head spinning in a dizzy state of confusion. The French photographer and graphic artist created <i>Vertical Horizon</i> as a visual exploration of Hong Kong and it's rapid growth towards the sky. Using a unique perspective, Jacquet-Lagreze presents …

Creative Food Art That Will Surely Brighten Your Day

She couldn't have expected it. You see, for Ida Skivenes it started off simply. She didn't start posting photos on Instagram to gain thousands of followers or to become a widely popular food artist. Rather, in June 2012, she saw a photo on the Internet of two pieces of toast that looked like a bear …

"There’s little doubt that H&M’s glossy marketing initiatives generate significant consumer buzz. But what impact do they have on the bottom line?" http://bit.ly/XKNjKm

The debt run

INFLATE, stagnate, default. That has been the choice facing highly indebted economies ever since the crisis broke in 2007-2008. It would be nice if …

"The Basics is BoF’s recurring series on how to set up a fashion business from scratch, developed in partnership with Ari Bloom, a NYC-based strategic advisor to growth brands. Today, we examine one of the most important parts of running a fashion business: production." http://bit.ly/10v1lMq

Ultimate Hong Kong shopping guide: Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay might be the most exhilarating shopping area on earth. It can also be the most frustrating. Here's how to master the madness<p><i>This story was first published March 2013, updated January 2015.</i><p>Causeway Bay may be <i>the</i> shopping mecca in Hong Kong, but arriving for the first time, all most …

Woman Who Contracted Encephalitis on School Trip Awarded $41.7M

A Connecticut jury has awarded $41.7 million to a New York woman left brain-damaged and unable to speak properly after contracting a tick-borne …

For China's Rural Poor, Life Without Banks

New opportunities exist in a sector that has traditionally neglected China's poorest.<p>Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters<p>Hu Gaoyan, a farmer in Anshun village in Guangxi province, is thrilled that his daughter has found a husband. But he is also anxious about her wedding expenses. With limited savings and no …