A dreamlike Shenzhen Zhongshuge bookstore

Designed by Li Xiang of Shanghai-based X+Living studios, Zhongshuge is a new bookstore in China, which opened this autumn and is renowned for its imaginative interior. Zhongshuge’s central feature is its huge spiral staircase, which serves as both a bookshelf and a huge artistic installation. Located in Qianhai OCT, Shenzhen, the bookstore is functionally divided into a concept area, a forum area,

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Sruli Recht’s new breed of footwear

Award-winning Icelandic designer Sruli Recht who has made a career of blurring the lines between fine art, runway fashion, and industrial design, has came up with the idea to design futuristic footwear. “The DAMAGE capsule collection of post-prosthetics speculates footwear for an oncoming world, employing passive, bio, non-electric technology.” The first shoe, is called “The Phase Change” and is designed with a built-in

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Pâté en croûte by Chef Vincent Thierry

Chef Vincent Thierry, the Frenchman behind two Michelin starred Chef’s Table at Le Bua, in Bangkok, has updated the menu at the fine-dining restaurant on the 61st floor of the State Tower, in Thailand’s capital. “An ideal meal could begin with his unbeatable pâté en croûte, followed by flashed scallop with black truffle tapenade and rice-smoked Challans duck with pumpkin, chestnuts, and

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Supersonic flights to return to the skies

Chicago-based United Airlines has agreed to purchase 15 of Boom Supersonic in-development faster-than-sound airliner Overture which can hit speeds of 1,300mph and slash the time it takes to fly from New York to London to 3.5 hours. “We’re the first U.S. airline to sign an agreement for @boomaero’s ‘Overture’ airliners which are expected to be net-zero carbon and connect 500+ cities in

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Germany to repatriate Benin Bronzes

Germany plans to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria in 2022, after museum experts and political leaders struck an agreement on Thursday. Most of the priceless artefacts were looted by British forces from the Kingdom of Benin, in present-day Nigeria, in 1897 as part of a colonial conquest. Following auctions, some of the brass, bronze and ivory sculptures and carvings ended up in museums

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Cool Coach fragrances for Men and Women

American luxury design house Coach has been handcrafting its goods from the heart of New York City since 1941. As cultural historian Joel Dinerstein succinctly outlines: “The French have chic… But Americans invented cool”. Coach for Men by Coach, is a perfume that is inspired by the energy of New York City. Launched in 2017, it was created by Anne Flipo and Bruno Jovanovic. The woody perfume’s

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Casa Odyssia an impressive holiday home

Casa Odyssia,  a Doric residence in the Ionian Sea, is a project of the architectural office Konstantinos Stathopoulos KRAK. Architects. Located in the northeastern part of the island of Corfu, Casa Odyssia aims to host it’s user, the modern Odysseus. “In a verdant landscape and at an altitude of 250 meters, the dwelling as a seed on the ground; it grows by

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