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SKETCHUP. Unnamedx. Playing with technology a good way to learn. Last updated 19:23, August 5 2015 Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.

Playing with technology a good way to learn

5 Ways Technology Has Changed How We Treat Website Redesign. There are very few industries that have not gone through significant changes in the past 10 years thanks to technological advancements.

5 Ways Technology Has Changed How We Treat Website Redesign

Cutting-edge fields like medicine are always advancing, of course. But thanks to new technologies, now so are traditional and industrial fields like home builders and manufacturing. How Champagne changed the global economy - Fortune. Money, taste, and wine come together in an explosive combination when we consider Champagne.

How Champagne changed the global economy - Fortune

There are many reasons to love Champagne, and some to dislike it, and it is natural that different people will come down on different sides. Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you. Second Life—the online world once considered the hottest destination on the internet—never got much past a million users.

Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

But its creators think virtual-reality headsets could help give it a new lease of life. Linden Lab, the San Francisco company behind the 12-year-old role-playing game, is planning to release a similar title that will work with virtual-reality (VR) goggles like the Oculus Rift. Codenamed Project Sansar, it will begin testing with a handful of players in the coming days. Homeless Model Mark Reay Shares His Story with PEOPLE. By Gabrielle Olya @GabyOlya From the outside, Mark Reay seemed to be living a glamorous life – he modeled for Versace, nabbed small roles in Sex and the City and a Woody Allen film, and was always immaculately dressed.

Homeless Model Mark Reay Shares His Story with PEOPLE

But for several years, he was secretly homeless. London Preps for Fall Full of Art and Culture. From Paris to Berlin, Madrid to Rome, Europe’s great cities must be grinding teeth and quietly grumbling in different languages because it’s becoming more apparent with every passing year: London is Europe’s epicenter for art, culture and sophisticated tourism.

London Preps for Fall Full of Art and Culture

When you toss in the ever-present blend of history and modern aesthetics running through the city, it’s not a fair fight. The British capital is prepping an autumn that promises to keep it on top as a preferred destination for the rest of the Continent and the United Stares. According to London & Partners, the official promotional arm for London government, there were 2.4 million American visits to London’s leading museums and galleries, up 9% on the previous year.

Google reports London and its museums make up the most Googled city in the world for art galleries, performances, art and design. When artists become estranged from art history. Some of the portraits are literally effaced – almost anti-portraits – such as Brian D Cohen’s obscured ‘Man with Eyes Closed (Walter White)’, Cecilia Mandrile’s blurry ‘ID-Intensively Displaced’ and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s etching ‘Siskin’, of a non-existent black man named after a bird.

When artists become estranged from art history

Since the late twentieth century, art history in art schools has taken a back seat to ‘critical studies’ with courses such as ‘Postcolonial Identities and Representation’ or ‘Art and the Everyday’. While contemporary artists may plunder the works of great artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, as a resource for their own work, they are keen to distance themselves from the historic role of art in reflecting and promoting the elite and Western culture.

This is a pity, because it seems to have a dampening effect on new art. These prints and photographs lack exuberance or excitement. Wendy Earle is convenor of the Institute of Ideas Arts and Society Forum. Andy Burnham, Armani and the politics of men's suits. Ed Miliband reportedly wore Spencer Hart suits (Photo: Reuters) In an interview with GQ, the Shadow Health Secretary was asked whether his wife buys his suits for him (presumably a reference to the fact that David Cameron has admitted Samantha helps him with his clothes choices), and responded: "She doesn't.

Andy Burnham, Armani and the politics of men's suits

I generally go off and buy them myself. I get them from a mix of places, but recently Jaeger. " Labour leadership race: Jeremy Corbyn could be the next Prime Minister, says Ken Clarke - UK Politics - UK - The Independent. The minister without portfolio said that Mr Corbyn’s populist left-wing policies could prove difficult to beat, and argued that the Islington North MP is closer to the centre than former Labour leader Michael Foot, who suffered a humiliating defeat in 1983.

Labour leadership race: Jeremy Corbyn could be the next Prime Minister, says Ken Clarke - UK Politics - UK - The Independent

Sustainable fashion reporting, organic beauty tips, DIY projects + tutorials, + natural product reviews. The Birkin bag is quite possibly the most well-known bag in the world.

Sustainable fashion reporting, organic beauty tips, DIY projects + tutorials, + natural product reviews.

But last week, British singer Jane Birkin, the bag’s namesake, asked Hermes to dissociate her name from the crocodile versions of the bag after the results of a PETA investigation revealed the cruel slaughtering of reptiles used to make them. For its part, Hermes claimed the crocodiles in question were never used for its Birkin bags, but rather for watch straps and other handbags it carries. Either way, they respected Birkin’s request and said they were looking into it. Even though crocodiles aren’t cute and cuddly like angora bunnies or other furry animals, the PETA investigation revealed some pretty deplorable practices that no creature should have to endure. What’s important to keep in mind is that there are good-quality (not to mention cheaper!) But Birkin’s statement brings a lot of attention to the treatment of animals used in luxury fashion. Pics: Sustainable eco-fashion - IOL Lifestyle. July 9 2015 at 01:32pm Cape Town - As one of the biggest contributors to the global economy, the fashion industry has a responsibility to help protect the environment.

But with fast fashion – a term used to describe the “out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new” whirlwind being the norm – consumers are buying as many garments as quickly as possible and it’s costing the planet dearly. Sustainable fashion, or eco-fashion, is one of the latest buzzwords. It speaks to a design philosophy that aims to help support a system of environmentalism. Through the years, industry powerhouses have dedicated millions to massive campaigns showcasing their conscious collections. Fashion retailer H&M’s global head of sustainable fashion, Catarina Midby, says sustainable fashion should start at home by educating yourself about ethically-produced products and by buying less. Balenciaga Break-Up: "It Was Mutual" LONDON, United Kingdom — Perhaps the most notable thing about the week's biggest news in fashion — Alexander Wang's now confirmed departure from Balenciaga — wasn't that he was leaving.

It was how amicable the break-up seems to have been. The fit between Balenciaga and Wang was tenuous from the start and the commercial and creative impact that parent company Kering expected has clearly not materialised since Wang took the creative reins of the storied French brand in December 2012. Too often, when designers leave fashion houses, their departures are surrounded by drama and controversy. When Christophe Decarnin left Balmain, it was under a cloak of secrecy as the designer had reportedly had a nervous breakdown. Raf Simons was turfed out of Jil Sander so publicly that the fashion world was up in arms, indignant that he had been treated so disrespectfully.