Strange days of today's technology

| Jul 16, 2017

Strange days of today's technology

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Hang in there, the stinky summer could soon be over Summer always seems to come with an increased level of bad odors. Whether it's from sweat, smoke or food, smells seem to get more powerful in the heat and humidity. Panasonic, however, has come up with ...

Germany celebrates royal wedding despite groom's father's disapproval

Jul 9, 2017

Germany celebrates royal wedding despite groom's father's disapproval

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, a descendant of one of Europe's storied noble families, married a Russian fashion designer Saturday — despite the public disapproval of the match by the groom's father. Borne in a horse-drawn carriage, Ernst August Jr., 33, and Ekaterina Malysheva, 30, ...

'Most wanted' in Japanese design

| Jul 2, 2017

'Most wanted' in Japanese design

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The Interior Lifestyle Tokyo trade fair, an annual event held in June at Tokyo Big Sight, always showcases an impressive number of Japanese participants. This year, On Design picks its favorites from the fair's "Wanted" special exhibition of designers looking for collaborators or ...

Jun 28, 2017

China frees three activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands. The three activists walked out of a police station in Ganzhou, a city in southeastern Jiangxi province, ...

Court says Ivanka Trump must testify in suit over knock-off shoes

Jun 25, 2017

Court says Ivanka Trump must testify in suit over knock-off shoes

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka must give testimony later this year in a lawsuit against her apparel company, which is accused of lifting designs from a celebrated Italian shoemaker, a U.S. judge ruled. In a court order issued on Friday, New York District Judge Katherine ...

A Leiter shade of New York

May 30, 2017

A Leiter shade of New York

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Mix up Miles Davis, some French post-impressionism, Max Ernst, haiku by Matsuo Basho, experimental scores of Morton Feldman, Cubism, Utamaro shunga (erotic art) and Hokusai ukiyo-e, plus some Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline. Steep for 60-odd years. Saul Leiter's work is all ...

Tokyo-based website offers 'genderless' clothing alterations

/ May 15, 2017

Tokyo-based website offers 'genderless' clothing alterations

A clothing repair company has launched an online service aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers who might be reluctant to use brick-and-mortar stores for alterations. Tokyo-based En Coton set up the website Madam M in September, proclaiming to be Japan's first "genderless" clothing repair ...