BoingBoing
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DJI is the world's leading designer and producer of easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems. If you're a drone enthusiast, you want a DJI. If you know absolutely nothing about drones and think they're weird, if you win a DJI you're going to become a drone enthusiast. Enter this giveaway (for free, yes) and you'll get a shot at winning either a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, or a DJI Mavic, two of the best drones on Earth. Or, well, hovering one hundred feet above it. You get the point. The Phantom 4 Pro is equipped with a 1", 20MP sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14fps, which is drone and cinematography talk for such dang good picture that you'd be foolish not to submit to National Geographic . The Mavic, meanwhile, boasts a similar 4K stabilized camera, but is considerably more portable than the Phantom. If you're a climber or often find yourself in remote places, this one's your buddy.
Daily Express - Showbiz
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Techradar
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Mariansky has noticed people beginning to treat bots as if they were people. We recently taught our bot to recognise shut up as a command meaning stop these reminders, but when we told one user to say this to the bot she replied that she felt bad telling a chatbot to shut up when it isnt his/her fault, he says. Empathy for software may seem strange at first, but given the technology why wouldnt a designer include the powerful human emotion as part of a new products appeal? Turning Japanese While Siri and Alexa are famously faceless, a fleet of new Japanese homebots such as Kuri , Lynx, Yumi, Kiko and Pepper put the face first. Essentially these are just user interfaces for a cloud-powered digital assistant that occasionally shows a cute face or expression on a touchscreen while speakers play childish voices, chirps or digital cooing.
France 24
14 hours
"We're not into yoga and all that shit. We like drinking," he said. Just outside the festival grounds, on the public beach, a French couple took an entrepreneurial approach to the thousands of visitors, selling $5 mojito cocktails from a cool box. "It's all very Americanized, a bit like Burning Man," said Lea, a 32-year-old graphic designer from Paris who gave just her first name. The organizers however are keen to broaden the festival's appeal to Latin Americans and others, and offer steep ticket discounts to encourage Costa Ricans to come. One such local on his fourth Envision festival was Fernando Bolanes, a 37-year-old actor from the capital San Jose who slipped easily into English. "It is largely American," he said. But that was part of its appeal: "I love it because of the great music and also because of the people," he added. Americans "are more extroverted than Costa Ricans and that's a nice change," he said.
Dezeen
14 hours
Daily Mail - USA
15 hours
A row between the actress and the designer blew up after he accused her of being cheap and demanding money to wear one of his dresses to the Oscars. He subsequently admitted this was not true,
Reuters
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Daily Mail - YOU
15 hours
Runway style, high-street prices. Get the designer looks for less this season.
Forbes
15 hours
Evening Standard - Life & Style
15 hours
With business booming and a new star designer rumoured to be joining the fold at Versace, the future certainly looks bright for the house
Mashable
15 hours
21stCenturyWire
15 hours
One thing that keeps me puzzled, despite having studied finance and economics at the world’s best universities, the following question remains unanswered. Why is it that 5,000 units of our currency is worth one unit of your currency where we are the ones with the actual gold reserves? It’s quite evident that the aid is in fact not coming from the West to Africa but from Africa to the Western world. The following in an excerpt from a lecture given by Mallence Bart Williams in 2015 ( TEDxBerlin ). Mallence Bart-Williams was born in Cologne, Germany. She is a Sierra Leonean writer and filmmaker and a German fashion designer. She pursued her studies in economics and finance in Paris, Singapore, and Great Britain. She is the founder and creative director of the Freetown-based creative collective FOLORUNSHO , a ‘SHARITY’ (with no financial donations or aide) that she initiated with street kids in Sierra Leone.
Daily Mail - Health
15 hours
Scores of young women are electing themselves for cosmetic surgery down below - and it has virtually nothing to do with pornography, one London surgeon insists.
Daily Express - Style
15 hours
Sky News
16 hours
Meryl Streep has accused designer Karl Lagerfeld of attempting to spoil her appearance at the Oscars, after he claimed she was being paid to wear a gown on the red carpet.
Forbes
16 hours
With free gifts, the Academy Awards and tax time always go together. But this year, there are extra tax issues for Oscar celebs paid to wear designer clothes.
Apartment Therapy
16 hours
Name: Adela Location: Valencia, Spain. Size: 6,458 square feet Years lived in: 16 years, owned Adela is an interior designer and the owner of a beautiful furniture store named Vilmupa in Valencia. You can choose your own fabulous furnishings or let her advise you how to design and decorate your own home. And seeing how beautifully she's created her own home, it's clear she'd give great advice. READ MORE »
Apartment Therapy
16 hours
If you'd expect all-American designer Tommy Hilfiger's home to be a preppy paradise, you'd be wrong. The Golden Beach, Florida mansion just came on the market this week, and you have got to see the inside. READ MORE »
Dezeen
16 hours
Design Milk - Home
16 hours
Reference is minimal bookend created by Brooklyn-based industrial designer Henry Julier . His work is guided by a strong belief in design as a problem-solving tool, as a way of recognizing and forming relationships between ideas and reality, and as a method for improving the connections between people and the products they use. The design was initiated by a couple whose exhibit within the LA Art Book Fair is called In Support of Books . He was interested in sheet steel bookends as a starting point for their economy of material as well as their overall durability. While most bookends do a fine job with normal paperback books, heavier books, or even the designer's ever-expanding collection of vinyl, caused the normal sheet steel bookends to flex. Julier was also finding lighter bookends difficult to adjust under heavy loads. The need for a heavy, stiff sheet steel bookend that didn't rely on downward pressure from books to stay put, as well as being sympathetic to being picked up and plopped down at will, led to this design.
The Sun Daily - Style
16 hours
EMERGING Georgian label Situationist, which counts American model Bella Hadid among its fans, landed its first catwalk show at Milan's prestigious fashion week late Friday. Designer Irakli Rusadze, 25, is part of a group of Eastern European designers now grabbing the fashion spotlight – in his case thanks to cult items like a T-shirt with a Georgian flag print that went viral last year. Hadid's decision to sport two Situationist outfits during Paris fashion week in January got style bibles like Vogue talking. Most fashion gurus who think of Georgia will think Demna Gvasalia, who rose through the ranks at Louis Vuitton to found Vetements and is now the creative director at Parisian label Balenciaga. Rusadze, who began his label in 2015, has a lot to compete with – but stands out for his subversion of classic silhouettes and his riffs on staples of the post-Soviet uniform such as ill-fitting jackets.
The Sun Daily - Style
16 hours
ANTONIO Marras sent Milan fashion week into a spin Saturday in a show climaxing with both the Italian designer and models dancing down the catwalk, a peppy dog at their heels. The Sardinian designer unveiled an autumn-winter 2017 collection strong on floral patterns – a theme taken to the zenith by models carrying potted plants down the runway with them. The star face on the runway was Italian model Benedetta Barzini, 73, who was a radical feminist in her youth. Marras's message was clear: now is the time for free expression and rule-breaking. Dresses were long-sleeved with a discreet side-bow, cashmere jumpers in soft pink featured roses, while oversized jackets in embroidered gold were cinched in at the waist with wide leather belts. A cape in black silk was matched with a transparent skirt with horizontal black stripes, but for the most part the collection sported autumn colours, from earthy browns to cold blues.
Sky News
16 hours
So she didn't just want to wear a free one, she wanted to be paid, and her people have absolutely got furious over this today and that actually said this simply isn't the case and to say that is completely untrue because Meryl said it would be against her ethics, they said, to be paid to wear designer gown.
Sky News
16 hours
Across town, really, everyone is making those final preparations. The stars of course will be having those last-minute fittings on all of their couture, designer gowns, and actually, Meryl Streep as well as being embroiled in all of the politics gown.