Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world, which makes it an especially hard place to live if you’re poor: Even a cramped, rundown slum apartment can cost $11 per square foot, nearly three times the average in a city like New York. Hundreds of thousands of people live in inadequate housing. Some of those live in even worse conditions: “cage homes,” apartments that are only big enough for a bunk bed surrounded by a wire walls. advertisement advertisement The photos in this series, taken by a volunteer for a Hong Kong nonprofit called the Society for Community Organization (SoCO), show a little of what it’s like to live in a space the size of a storage unit. One of the apartments shown here is only 28 square feet. Each picture was taken with a camera mounted to the ceiling, since the rooms were too small for the photographer to fit inside. Residents are people living on the fringes of Hong Kong society–low-skilled workers, the … [Read more...] about Think Your Apartment Is Small? Check Out These Super-Tiny Hong Kong Houses
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Have you ever wondered why Pharrell Williams is so damn happy all the time? It might be because he has so many toys. Not just regular millionaire toys, like cars and yachts, but colorful, plastic toys, too: his vast collection includes inflatable magic wizards, Spongebob paraphernalia, and Daft Punk action figures. advertisement So Pharrell was a natural pick for guest curator of Design Exchange‘s new candy-colored exhibition, This Is Not A Toy, which resembles a hipster man-child’s paradise. Many of the 700 pieces here are borrowed from Pharrell’s personal collection of what the museum calls “conceptual toys” or “urban vinyl”–they’re part merchandise, part art. Designed by rockstar artists like Takashi Murakami, KAWS, and Misaki Kawai, the value of these toys range from $2 to $2 million. Pharrell discovered the world of designer toys during a trip to Japan in the late ’90s, where Nigo, a music producer and creator of … [Read more...] about Pharrell Has A Crapload Of Toys, And He Wants You To Look At Them (But Don’t Touch!)
With advertisers pulling out all the stops for the year’s largest and most engaged audience, the Super Bowl is the perfect stage to make a statement. For H&M, this year’s big game will be an opportunity to showcase the potential of television commerce, as well as David Beckham’s oft-adored body, with an interactive, shoppable commercial. advertisement advertisement In the second quarter of Sunday’s big game, H&M’s ad will be powered by Delivery Agent’s technology that lets viewers make purchases from television shows and ads. Back when the company started in 2005, the execution was much clunkier. When viewers watched NBC’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Delivery Agent’s first client, they had to go online to make purchases. Eventually the proliferation of mobile devices–and the rise of the second screen–changed that experience, allowing viewers to browse and make purchases on an app while watching TV. For … [Read more...] about Can H&M’s Interactive Super Bowl Ad, David Beckham’s Body Make TV Shopping Click?
We are comfortable with BFSI (including life insurance, AMC), Consumption stocks though the entry timing needs to be fine-tuned, and PSUs that can also provide good returns in case the Govt gathers the courage to conduct one big strategic divestment at a fast speed, Deepak Jasani, Head - retail research, HDFC Securities, said in an interview with Moneycontrol’s Kshitij Anand.Q) A big bailout package unveiled by the Cabinet on the real estate sector is something which was the need of the hour. Do you think the amount is enough, or the government may have to put in more money to move the needle? Any stocks which are likely to benefit the most from the package?A) The package announced could boost sentiments, kick-start liquidity flow and provide relief to homebuyers, developers and real estate financiers.However, the successful implementation will require close coordination between all stakeholders. There could be a significant challenge in its implementation, considering the … [Read more...] about Life insurers, AMC, Consumption, PSU among 4 themes likely to create wealth
The car, it’s been said, is king in America. In most places, life is impossible without one. Even in most dense cities, presumably the places where it would be easiest to live without a car, municipal codes often include requirements for a certain number of parking spots per person for any new building. But a new neighborhood in Tempe, Arizona, will be an outlier, by fully prioritizing people over vehicles. If you want to live there, you have to agree to not have your own personal automobile. advertisement advertisement Culdesac Tempe, a 1,000-person development set to open fall 2020, bills itself as the “world’s first post-car real estate developer.” Founders Ryan Johnson and Jeff Berens say they want to provide people the option of living a car-free lifestyle. The mixed-use Culdesac Tempe neighborhood is a $140 million project, capitalized by traditional real estate investors, and will include a dog park, restaurants, market hall, grocery … [Read more...] about If you want to live in this new Arizona neighborhood, you can’t own a car