Made in North Korea- a unique glimpse of life inside a closed society

Everyday objects, such as sweet wrappers and posters, will be exhibited for the first time outside the communist republic at a new London show, writes Vanessa Thorpe North Korea The Observer Made in North Korea- a unique glimpse of life inside a closed society Sweet wrappers and posters are among graphic art to be shown […]

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Super rich buying up Italy’s manors under new tax regime

You get the same sort of tax savings you get in Jersey but you get to live somewhere you actually want to live Luxury Tuscan estate agent Ian Heath is developing a taste for private planes.” It’s not that unusual anymore ,” Heath says of hitching a ride on a billionaire’s plane to the Italian […]

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Just chill: the museum of rebels that took Iceland by storm

Housed in an old herring factory, Reykjavks Living Art Museum was once treated with disdain and tottered on the verge of bankruptcy. Now its lauded for revitalising the entire countrys art scene In a corner of Reykjavík’s Living Art Museum, a small stone tied in a net hangs precariously from the ceiling. The piece, likely […]

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Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm- and hints at spectacular carry of statues

Arm points to existence of at the least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting ancient cargo ever found Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remains of at the least seven more priceless statues from the […]

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Folding bike helmet wins James Dyson design award

International prize goes to US designer who was worried about use bike-hire strategies without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28 -year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with […]

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International prize goes to US designer who was worried about using bike-hire schemes without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28-year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with the […]

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2016 brings a show by Citizenfour director Laura Poitras, a film by sketch show master Jordan Peele, two new museums in San Francisco and much more Its nice to win an Oscar, sure. But Laura Poitras a contributor to this newspapers Pulitzer-winning investigation of the NSA, and director of the groundbreaking surveillance documentary Citizenfour gets […]

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Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm- and hints at spectacular haul of statues

Arm points to existence of at the least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting ancient cargo ever found Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remaining at least seven more priceless statues from the classical world […]

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Stimulated in North Korea- a unique glimpse of life inside a closed society

Everyday objects, such as sweet wrappers and posters, will be exhibited for the first time outside the socialist republic at a new London show, writes Vanessa Thorpe North Korea The Observer Made in North Korea- a unique glimpse of life inside a closed society Sweet wrappers and posters are among graphic art to be shown […]

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Serge Attukwei Clottey: the artist urging African men to dress as women

Serge Attukwei Clottey strolled through Ghanas capital city in his dead moms clothes to honour her memory and to highlight injustice against women. It is the latest step in his art collectives mission to create social change A muscle-heavy man sits, gazing unsmiling at the camera, on a throne of yellow plastic water cans. His […]

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