CHINA: Brands Adopt Names To Project Foreign Flair

Chrisdien Deny, a retail chain with more than 500 locations across China, sells belts, shoes and clothing with an “Italian style” — and a logo with the same font as Christian Dior’s. Helen Keller, named for the deaf-blind American humanitarian,…

LIMITED EDITION “CHOCOLATEXTURE” SET BY NENDO

French design show Maison et Objet named Oki Sato, head of design at Nendo, the designer of the year. Asked by Maison et Objet to create a set of chocolate for the occasion, Sato looked to playful textures, leading him…

WHY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WEAR THE SAME THINK EVERY DAY ?

Aside from their tremendous impact on the world, their creative genius and their cult following, what do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Albert Einstein all have in common ? Yes, you guessed correctly: They all have their own signature style…

WHAT LANGUAGE WILL SPEAK THE WORLD IN THE FUTURE ?

In 1880 a Bavarian priest created a language that he hoped the whole world could use. He mixed words from French, German and English and gave his creation the name Volapük, which didn’t do it any favors. Worse, Volapük was…

HANAYUSHI TAKAYA: Innovative Flower Headpieces

Born in 1975, Takaya started out in the world of culinary and in 2004, he started his work as a Flower Artist in Kyoto. Using only fresh flowers, he invented an original technique of art in the field of hair…

THE VIPP SHELTER

Two walls of Danish brand Vipp's new two-story Vipp Shelter feature large sliding windows, specifically the PanoramAH! sliding windows manufactured by Malmö, Sweden's Architectural Solutions. The 55-square-meter (590-square-foot) Vipp Shelter joins Philippe Starck and Riko's recently unveiled P.A.T.H. design in…

HOW HEADLINES CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK ?

Everyone knows that a headline determines how many people will read a piece, particularly in this era of social media. But, more interesting, a headline changes the way people read an article and the way they remember it. The headline…

FARMAGEDDON: The True Cost Of Cheap Meat

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat…

MONOM: Perfume Oils & Palindromes

I was struck by the unusual name of a new Italian perfume house that reached out to me in late December: MONOM. A palindrome, to be sure. Not a complete word in and of itself (at least, not in English)…

EINSTEIN’S CREDO: Here’s What Einstein Believed In

Did you know that Einstein fancied himself something of a loner, and didn't believe in free will? Read Einstein's Credo, written during his last years in Berlin. In August 1932, Albert Einstein wrote “My Credo” in Caputh, Germany, outlining his…

FOODS THAT KILL CANCER

In order to defeat cancer and ensure there is no recurrence, the body must be brought into balance and the immune system rebuilt and fine tuned. So how is this feat accomplished? Detox, detox, detox and achieve a slightly alkaline…

D.HEDRAL: The Made-To-Measure-Like Underwear

D.Hedral has literally invented the wonderbra for the male booty. Custom designs for each body type in awesome and comfortable designs. The collections, features the brand’s patented Anglefit and Seamless technology. Founded in Bologna, Italy in 2011, D.Hedral provides new…

WHAT’S THE SECRET TO STAYING MADLY IN LOVE ?

Is it even possible to feel madly in love with someone after five, ten, twenty years together? Due to recent neurological research, we are a bit closer to answering these perplexing questions and demystifying the secrets behind achieving intense, lasting,…

HOW WE DIE: Reflections On Life’s Final Chapter

In 1994, Sherwin Nuland (1930–2014) – a remarkable surgeon and Yale clinical professor who in his nearly four decades of practice cared, truly cared, for more than 10,000 patients – received the National Book Award for his humanistic masterwork “How…