Amanda Carye, founder of Idoni, was frustrated about having to switch shoes throughout the day. She would wear sneakers on her long commute by foot, then switch into more stylish shoes when she reached the office. On a visit to Northern Italy, where there are still many family-owned shoe factories, she decided to work with a local craftsman to prototype and create her ideal shoe. The result, which just launched, is a product inspired by a traditional Venetian shoe called the furlane: It has a rubber sole to provide traction, a comfortable insole, and an exterior made of velvet or shimmery lurex. The shoes are made in Italy and are sold directly to consumers online for $135 a pair. Idoni is part of a trend, as brands like Everlane and M.Gemi create shoes in Italian factories, but are able to sell the products at reasonable prices because they are cutting out the middleman markup. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Idoni is reinventing a classic Italian shoe for the busy American woman
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Robert Rodriguez’s career has jumped all over the place: From indie darling behind El Mariachi, to Quentin Tarantino collaborator (on Four Rooms, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Grindhouse), to Spy Kids franchise builder, to the boss at his own cable network, Rodriguez has built his identity on continually finding ways to do more and more with what he has–which is a diligent work ethic, a full studio of his own in Austin, and an unceasing drive to keep creating. advertisement The latest arm of Rodriguez’s empire is El Rey Digital, where he’s creating branded content in the El Rey style–exemplified by shows like From Dusk Till Dawn and–for companies who want access to his aesthetic (and audience). And one of the first brands to take advantage of the resources that Rodriguez can bring to bear on a project is Swedish sock purveyor Happy Socks. The company, which is famous for collaborations with everyone from Snoop Dogg to David LaChapelle to Minecraft, … [Read more...] about Experience The Terror Of Happy Socks In A Very Meta Short Film From Robert Rodriguez
The BSE IT pack was trading in the negative on December 12 afternoon, as index majors such as Infosys, HCL Technologies and Wipro saw a drop in share prices. However, gains in the shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mphasis and Tech Mahindra capped the losses for the index.Experts said the rupee's rise against the US dollar could be the reason for the weakness in the IT pack. The Indian currency traded at a month-high of 70.63 after opening higher by 15 paise at 70.69 per dollar against December 11 close of 70.84.Brokerages, however, are mostly positive on the IT pack for the long term.Close "Record deal-wins, sustained deal pipeline momentum and upbeat management commentaries on the demand side strengthen our conviction in the Indian IT’s solid earnings trajectory," said Edelweiss Securities. related news BPCL share price jumps 2% despite rating revision by Moody's, CRISIL Cadila Healthcare gains 4% on launch of … [Read more...] about Rising rupee pulls IT pack down, Infosys, HCL top drags
Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests, was placed under indefinite curfew on December 11.The Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura on December 11 as the two Northeast states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Bill, reports suggest.Army PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said that two Army columns have been deployed in Guwahati and were carrying out flag marches. The Army has also been deployed in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Jorhat districts, news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.Close Also read: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 passes muster in Rajya Sabha related news India's strength is secular democracy; protecting rights of minority communities: Congressman Bera India needs to demonstrate willingness to become part of global supply chain: US Fomer US Prez Dwight Eisenhower wanted to support India for its own right as a democracy: Richard Verma Protesters target Assam CM’s houseCurfew was … [Read more...] about Assam witnesses massive protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Army deployed, curfew imposed
Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson in Mumbai? The founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic surely hopes so. In October, the carrier for the third time in its 20-year history in India, launched services between Mumbai and London.Virgin Atlantic first pulled back from Mumbai in 2008. Four years later, it relaunched with much fanfare only to pull back in 2015. All the while, Virgin Atlantic continued with its Delhi-London flights. The British capital is the busiest long haul destination from India. While giving out hope that there won't be a fourth time, Branson underlined that it was an opportune time for his airline to come back to Mumbai. His colleague Juha Jarvinen, EVP, Commercial, explained: "In the last five years, the market in Mumbai has grown by 25 percent. And, despite Virgin Atlantic launching services, the capacity in the Mumbai-London route is still down 35-40 percent (compared to 2018)." The opportunity has come up after Jet Airways, which … [Read more...] about Mumbai calling for Virgin Atlantic: Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson?