Bates Smart’s proposal would create a transfer scheme, allowing developers to buy up parking garages for conversion into new kinds of public spaces, and transfer the additional development rights to their projects in other parts of the city, adding more floors to a new office or residential tower, for example. … [Read more...] about A brilliant plan to turn parking garages into rooftop gardens
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The jewellery business witnessed a mid-teens growth (around 15%) for the 30-day festive season starting from Dussehra till Diwali over the corresponding period last year, with a decent recovery in studded jewellery sales. … [Read more...] about Titan Company share price hits 52-week high after festive cheer boosts business
The obvious beneficiary from the lockdown (the closure of retail and a fear of leaving the house) is—surprise!—the company that’s in the business of bringing retail to your house. And though it gets less general media attention, Amazon is also a huge beneficiary of people spending more time online, thanks to Amazon’s $40 billion Amazon Web Services division. Indeed, the federal government’s $1,200 stimulus check program should have been called the Amazon Shareholder Support Act (ASSa). Not in their wildest dreams could Amazon shareholders devise this scenario: the government closes down the competition, restricts everyone to their homes, and then sends consumers trillions in cash. How do they not come out of this with so much momentum that competitors never catch up? Investors will ask themselves, why shouldn’t I just buy Amazon? … [Read more...] about Big Tech was already dominant. Has coronavirus made it unstoppable?
Artist Harry Stayt started collecting Ikea products five years ago, sourcing from all over, including markets, auctions, and “strange corners of the internet I never knew existed before.” On Thursday, he’s putting that collection up for sale, in an online event aptly named Billy (yes, after that bookshelf). Stayt’s collection of over 50 pieces of furniture and more than 50 Ikea catalogs will be available to purchase. Prices range from about $65 to $900. (While Stayt is based in the U.K., he can ship internationally.) … [Read more...] about 8 stunning designs you’ll never believe are from Ikea