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Chinese tech exec of NetDragon creates £100m Star Trek-style offices

State-of-the-art offices for Chinese game developer NetDragon Websoft is shaped like Star Trek's USS Enterprise. The company's founder Liu Dejian has spent around 600 million yuan (£100m) constructing the 260-metre sci-fi building. The company made …

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British legend John Whitaker is still the master at Hong Kong Masters …

British legend John Whitaker stole the show at the 2015 Longines Hong Kong Masters on Sunday when he won the two big prizes, adding the main event, the US$700,000 Longines Grand Prix, to the Gucci Gold Cup he pocketed the day before at AsiaWorld …

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Bad Canoes: live in Philadelphialive in Philadelphia (2015)

Famed art collector Christina Centaur was sighted brandishing a trendy pair of bright colored, plastic glasses that flirted with the classic and art-nouveau. Screaming Females' Jarrett (who just released the AMAZING Rose Mountain LP) recently cut down …

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Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Masters final

Novak Djokovic moved into position for a fourth trophy this season as he reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal. Djokovic, the world number one and form player this season with titles from the Australian …

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Bag yourself a portfolio: Is it better to buy a 'classic' fashion item … or …

The world of fashion may appear to some as a fluffy, vacuous domain populated by models and fashionistas draped in the latest bizarre creations, but it is a valuable sector – demonstrated this week by the £2.3billion mega-merger of luxury fashion …

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Art Nouveau Interior Design With Its Style, Decor And Colors

Taking in a multitude of influences from Celtic art to Japonism, art nouveau could be applied to many artistic aspects including architecture, decoration and fine art as well as jewelry, glassware and illustrations. The movement spread …

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China's Huang Wenyi, ranked 1189, leads by one stroke at Shenzhen International

Huang Wenyi, a former labourer from China who did not start playing golf until he was 22, shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Shenzhen International. The 34-year-old Huang had eight birdies to go along …

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Freddie Roach on a mission to make defeated Zou Shiming a world champion

Amnat's co-trainer, Aljoe Jaro, who with his brother Francisco helped mastermind the upset victory, said his fighter was always confident of winning and kept his promise by returning to Thailand with the belt. "Amnat was very pleased that we helped him …

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So much for compromise: Hong Kong electoral reform will only benefit one-party …

Anyone familiar with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, will know that the story is about one man with two entirely different personalities; one is benign while the other is literally murderous. Jekyll …

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Longtime Vintage Poster Gallery Bidding Adieu To Jackson Square

After 18 years in business in Jackson Square, Sarah Stocking Antique Posters is bidding the area "adieu." Known for a prized collection of French turn-of-the-century Belle Epoque as well as Art Nouveau posters, the gallery is one of several to shutter …

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Court officer's pop-up egg cream shop is city's latest sweet sensation

Nouveau soda shop Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain serves six different types of egg cream, including Maple, Caramel, and one made without dairy, for about $3 to $4 a pop. The tony Eleven Madison Park restaurant occasionally includes a version of the …

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A moment that changed me – discovering Chaka Khan and rejecting cock rock

I was a working-class girl from a monocultural northern town, doing my best to like AC/DC. Then came Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and, above all, Chaka. Chaka Khan performing at the Sydney Festival 2014. 'Today my music taste remains pretty much the …

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Flushed with success, Sevens a hard act to follow

It's a large part of the reason organisers here are now bringing in live music acts and why the Village People are down in the middle of the pitch belting out You Can't Stop The Music, from the movie of the same name, which they co-starred in with …

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Art Deco: Delhi's Unsung Archi

If you take the Metro from Rajiv Chowk to Rajouri Garden, it's easy to spot the veritable treasure trove of Art Deco heritage structures en route – built in the period of global economic resurgence between the First and the Second World Wars. The …

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Swiss go 'smart' to rein in Apple

“Our products should have very long life cycles,” Schmiedt said at Montblanc's watch factory in an Art Nouveau villa in the rural Swiss town of Le Locle. “In modern technologies, the life cycle is exactly the opposite. It may be the hottest thing today …

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Freddie Roach eager to get to work on Hong Kong's Rex Tso's skills

Legendary American trainer Freddie Roach says he wants to work with Hong Kong star Rex Tso Sing-yu and is surprised it hasn't happened yet. The Hall of Fame trainer, best known as Manny Pacquiao's coach, said he wants to coach the unbeaten Tso at …

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Art Deco: Delhi's Unsung Archi

If you take the Metro from Rajiv Chowk to Rajouri Garden, it's easy to spot the veritable treasure trove of Art Deco heritage structures en route – built in the period of global economic resurgence between the First and the Second World Wars. The …

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Friends of Historic Saugerties holds lectures on June 6

including a brief history of the major historical and cultural influences of the 1850-1900s and how they affected the Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, and Victorian styles of furniture. Historically important designers including Gustav Stickley, William …

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A couple of issues

An ordinary middle class family with its characteristic aspirations located anywhere in the world would identify with Connie, the artist mother, Douglas Peterson, the biochemist father, and Albie, their only son who is trying his best to come to terms …

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Marc Metrick In, Marigay McKee Out at Saks

Metrick was executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Hudson's Bay Co. McKee was president of Saks Fifth Avenue … Among the departures were Jennifer De Winter, the retailer's chief merchant, who joined Tiffany earlier this year …

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Lalique – French sublime design

Rene Lalique initially began creating flamboyant Art Nouveau jewelry, believing the quality of the design was just as influential to the success of a piece as the quality of the precious stones. From 1896 there was an ongoing …

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Eurovision 2015: The running order – when will UK and, er, Australia perform?

27 countries are competing to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna tonight. To make sure you don't miss your favourite, here is the order in which every act will appear. The UK entry Electro Velvet is on fifth: …

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Google doodles eggs for Peter Carl Faberge's 166th …

Born on May 30, 1846 in St. Petersburg, Peter Carl Fabergé is most famous for his trademark Fabergé eggs. Having honed his jewellery skills in Germany, France and England, he joined his father's business in 1870.

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Arizona Storytellers: Celine Rille

Celine Rille is the founder of the Nouveau chapter of the Arizona Costume Institute at the Phoenix Art Music. KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their …

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Your Travel Expert On: Classic Cuba

With a guide in the driver's seat, cruise by sun brightened colonial buildings and Gaudi inspired facades with their breezy central courtyards. Art Nouveau embellishments and high arched doorways. At Finca La Vigia, Ernest Hemingway's home for over …

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Arts and culture listings, May 22-29, 2015

“Body Awareness”: The Flying H Group Theatre Company presents Annie Baker's play about art, Asperger's and arousal. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 30, 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura. $10-$15. 901-0005; flyinghgroup.com.

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Hotel Casa Fuster, once Barcelona's most luxurious residence

Well spotted; it's certainly not. Confusingly, " modernisme" is the Catalan word for art nouveau and has nothing to do with modernism. Barcelona was one of the leading sites of the art nouveau movement, its great name being Antoni Gaudi. Ring a few bells?

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Penny Stock Journal: Fabulous Fabergé – Jeweller to the …

She was so delighted the tradition of the Tsar giving his Empress a surprise Easter egg by Carl Fabergé would continue until 1917. According to tradition, not even the Tsar knew what egg form they would take: the only …

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ART DECO: DELHI'S UNSUNG ARCHI

If you take the Metro from Rajiv Chowk to Rajouri Garden, it's easy to spot the veritable treasure trove of Art Deco heritage structures en route – built in the period of global economic resurgence between the First and the Second World Wars. The …

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Norris Green hit-and-run death driver hunted

The victim was found seriously injured in Gable View, Norris Green, on Saturday afternoon and died of his injuries in hospital. Police are hunting for the driver of a 4×4 vehicle which officers say would have sustained damage to its front. Det Ch Insp …

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Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott remained determined to fight his cancer right until …

Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott was as comfortable with Hollywood royalty as he was with his high-rise council flat roots. The former world poker … After his second stint in jail he decided to go straight, and he set up a pawnbroker's shop and jewelry with …

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Fake Tiffany Jewelry – for decoration industry into natural …

1970 Paris World's Fair, Fake Tiffany jewelry wholesale will be awarded for the first time emerging global attention, followed by the active participation of its second-generation successor Louis · Comfort · Tiffany (Louis Comfort …

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A Day With Louis Comfort Tiffany – Emanu-El | Calendar

Louis C. Tiffany was born in New York City on Feb. 18, 1848, the son of Charles Tiffany, founder and director of the jewelry retailers Tiffany & Co. Tiffany was interested in painting as a young man; he studied with George Inness and traveled in …

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Luxury Jewelry: Lalique Jewelry

Lalique was an artist Jewelry From Art Nouveau to Now,” features 300 designs by world renowned jewelry designers including works from René Lalique, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleff & Arpel, as well as works by four Vermont …

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Saturday Diary: Mrs. Simpson's garden blooms

White petunias planted by a friend ring an Art Nouveau-style statue of a woman that the Simpsons found in their garage when they moved in. “Kathleen liked all white flowers around it,” Mr. Simpson says. Even the tiny blue forget-me-nots are thriving …

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