華新兄弟讓老店的祕密

華新兄弟讓老店的祕密

二代接棒的企業,終究只會走向兄弟鬩牆、父子相爭、翁婿失和嗎?台灣有一家企業集團,在二代接棒後,不僅事業愈做愈強、市值還大增三千多億元,而且,兄弟間憶起上一回吵架,居然已經是十七年前的事了。 這個集團,就是以電線電纜起家的華新集團。 去年,華新集團迎來最好的成績單,十二家公司的總營收達四八○九億元,稅後獲利也達到五七四億元,雙雙寫下集團成立五十六年來最佳紀錄,集團總市值一度來到五五三七億元,也是歷史新高。 過去兩年,集團中成立最久的華新麗華,更前進印尼設置鎳生鐵廠、加碼投資電池材料所需的冰鎳,抓準未來電動車成長機會,成為國內第一家掌握電池上游原料的企業。 隨時有歸零打拚的覺悟焦家繳出集團56年來最佳成績…

Comment: From Russia to Ukraine

Comment: From Russia to Ukraine

President Trump and his allies nearly succeeded in consigning the Mueller report to oblivion. William Barr, Trump’s compliant Attorney General, got a jump on the process when he preëmpted the public release of the report by providing a misleading summary, which minimized the special counsel’s findings on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. Trump compounded Barr’s distortions by falsely and endlessly repeating that the report found “no collusion, no obstruction.” Congressional Democrats did little for the cause of clarity by using the report as an occasion to debate the semantics of what constitutes an impeachment investigation. And Robert Mueller himself invited a certain measure of confusion by telling his story in dense, legalistic prose. Barely six months after he delivered the report, it had already faded into the mists of…

難民告白 那一晚,慶生賀電竟成開戰警報 …

難民告白 那一晚,慶生賀電竟成開戰警報 …

我叫做安娜(Anna Mankus),家鄉在烏克蘭東南邊的札波羅熱(Zaporizhzhia),開戰之前,我的生活和工作都很完美,我是英文老師,養了兩隻鸚鵡,住在城市這區最高的那棟大樓。 我們並不排斥俄羅斯人,札波羅熱是俄語區,在學校,孩子們都會學習烏克蘭語,但平時講俄語一點都不奇怪。戰爭開打前,我們根本不覺得(俄羅斯入侵)會是真的,我媽媽、外公都是俄羅斯人,起初,我只覺得這全是媒體在渲染。 然而,二月二十三日,城市裡進行了防空演習,我忽然覺得,演習的聲音好恐怖。隔了一天,二十四日就是我生日了,這應該是我今年最美好的一天,不是嗎? 一早起來,我看到很多未接來電,我想,那應該是為我慶生的賀電。但沒多久就知道大家要告訴我:戰爭開打了。我從大樓往南邊的窗外看,就能看到那些正從克里米亞起飛的俄國軍機,不久後,我也聽到炸彈落下的轟炸聲響。我連忙帶著我的孩子和鸚鵡前往我朋友家的地窖,為了躲開轟炸,我們一路用爬的爬過去。接下來十天,我們在地窖裡,什麼地方都不去。 札波羅熱附近的核電廠,是全歐洲最大的核能電廠,三月,那裡被俄軍奪下,我知道我們終於還是要離開家鄉了。…

СВОЯ ЛИНИЯ

«АТМОСФЕРА ПОКОЯ И ТЕПЛА ВИТАЕТ В ВОЗДУХЕ. ВРЕМЯ ЗДЕСЬ СЛОВНО ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, А ВСЕ ПРОБЛЕМЫ ИСЧЕЗАЮТ» Писательница и велнес-предприни-мательница Мари-Кассандра Бюльтхил живет между Францией и Великобританией. В Лондоне она хотела иметь pied-à-terre — тайное убежище от городской суеты, где могла бы спокойно работать, медитировать и принимать друзей. Выбор пал на дом в стиле классицизма в Челси. Это была любовь с первого взгляда: двухуровневые апартаменты площадью 80 квадратных метров обладали огромным потенциалом, раскрыть который Мари попросила дизайнера Ольгу Эшби. «Пятиметровые потолки, красивый изгиб антресоли, ряд изящных окон — все намекало на блестящую перспективу, но в целом пространство было лишено гармонии, которая так важна для Мари, — вспоминает дизайнер. — В доме обнаружилось всего четыре прямые стены, темная узкая лестница и полное отсутствие мест хранения. А хозяйка просила их сделать внушительными, но незаметными глазу.…

СВОЯ ЛИНИЯ

WHATEVER IT TAKES

Arguably the most exciting young talent in Formula One today, Max Verstappen electrifies the Red Bull Racing garage every time he slides into his Hondapowered RB16B racecar. In only his first race for Red Bull, the then-18-year-old took the checkered flag in first place, quickly becoming the youngest—not to mention Holland’s first and only—driver to ever win a Formula One Grand Prix. Five seasons later it’s become clear that only the G.O.A.T. Lewis Hamilton blocks Verstappen from notching his first F1 Championship. The pressure—and glory—all rest on his shoulders. Of course the F1 field is flooded with young, hungry talent nipping at the heels of Red Bull’s premier driver, so Verstappen’s got his work cut out. But all signs point to great potential in 2021: the young Dutchman finished last season’s…

WHATEVER IT TAKES

Adena Friedman

THIS EDITED Q&A HAS BEEN CONDENSED FOR SPACE AND CLARITY. “Online trading changed everything about the industry… Today we’re in a new wave of accessibility and democratization.” THE EVOLUTION OF AN EXCHANGE You first joined Nasdaq in 1993 as an intern. How does Nasdaq today compare to the company you joined then? FRIEDMAN: Nasdaq was a for-profit subsidiary of the not-for-profit National Association of Securities Dealers, now FINRA. And it was just a stock exchange. When we separated from FINRA and turned ourselves into a shareholder-owned organization in 2000, that shaped what Nasdaq has become. Today, we’re global, we’re a technology company, and we’re a public company. In your time away from Nasdaq, you took the Carlyle Group public. 1 What did that experience teach you about how to serve the companies debuting on Nasdaq…

Adena Friedman
Ask About ’Em

Ask About ’Em

“ Seeing the fans wear them, that’s one of the best feelings ever.” Twenty years ago when Allen Iverson entered the NBA, no one really knew what to expect. He was supremely talented, but he was undersized. He was gifted, but some said he had a bad attitude. No one really knew what to expect—except Reebok. It’s hard to call signing the No. 1 pick in the Draft a risky or bold move, but given the media stigma still attached to a young, brash AI, Reebok had to make sure they packaged his first sneaker just right. And oh did they succeed. The Reebok Question, designed by Scott Hewett, was built to be flashy, to look fast, and to be recognizable all the way up in the rafters. Sure, Iverson could have played…

JOY DIVISION

Extraordinary though it is, Pitti Uomo seldom fails to bring about the sartorial equivalent of an epileptic fit. Whether it’s the long-black-cardigan-wearing, too-cool-for-fashion-school set, the unnaturally pristine peacocks courting paparazzi, or the expanse of sprezzatura-embracing aesthetes with monkstrap buckles adrift, one cannot but help feel inspired, intimidated and often somewhat perturbed by the show’s other-worldly display of sartorialism. The most recent Pitti, however, apart from offering up its usual bamboozling spectacle, also presented a glimmer of hope. Just when I feared that the sea of unending affectation and ostentation would never end (like Tantalus’s quest for a thirst-quenching drink in the underworld), my faith was restored. Said restoration took the form of the emergence of a new breed of menswear aficionado, a species so young in the tooth, finite in number…

JOY DIVISION

Perfect Running Weight

Paige Roberts knows exactly where her toxic relationship with weight began. As a high school sophomore, she qualified for the one- and two-mile races at the Colorado state track championships. Based on her performance, her coach, a math teacher with no formal training in exercise physiology or sports nutrition, decided that she was at her “optimal running weight” and cautioned her against getting heavier. He even discouraged her and other teammates from joining the swim team in the off-season, she recalls, telling them that it would make their thighs too big. Although weight gain is typically part of healthy physical development at that age, her coach’s words left her terrified of it. Over the next months, Roberts drastically restricted her food intake and was ultimately diagnosed with an eating disorder. She…

Perfect Running Weight

Rounded shapes and touchable textures are more valuable than ever

ARPER MIXU Arper’s customizable collection of chairs and stools called Mixu is developed with sustainability top of mind. Thanks to its three-part system of seat, backrest and base, the design can easily be disassembled for shipping, thus diminishing its volume and carbon footprint. To further reduce environmental impact, recyclable materials and FSC-certified woods were selected. arper.com HAWORTH POPUP Designed to facilitate impromptu interaction, collaborative brainstorms and socializing, Haworth’s light-scale table solution, PopUp, answers the call for more flexible and adaptable workspaces. Its two standing heights and legs with optional swivelling castors enable the users to create a setting that fits both their posture preferences and activities. haworth.com IRIS CERAMICA LUCE Brought to life by Guillermo Mariotto, Iris Ceramica Group’s surface collection Luce resembles the imprints left in sand by retreating waves or the softness of flowing silk.…

Rounded shapes and touchable textures are more valuable than ever
LOOK, LOCATE, THROW – HOW TO BUY A RESERVE PARACHUTE

LOOK, LOCATE, THROW – HOW TO BUY A RESERVE PARACHUTE

RESERVES have developed fast in recent years, resulting in many different types to choose from. The three main types are round reserves, squares (which aren’t always square – they can be multi-sided, like a pentagon or octagon), and Rogallo-type steerable reserves. According to Stefan Kurrle of manufacturer Independence Paragliding, square parachutes are the way to go. “Most squares excel in opening time and pendulum stability,” he explained. “Packing is different than for rounds, but not necessarily more complicated. In my view, there is no reason to buy a round anymore.” He added: “For the average pilot who doesn’t fly acro, a steerable Rogallo does not really make sense because they do not have the experience or time to activate it.” There are many different types of squares on the market with varying properties,…

The Vocabulary Of Fear

Force majeure Force majeure, French for “superior force,” refers to clauses in many contracts that let a party off the hook in the event of an act of God—an unexpected, external event that makes it impossible for a party to fulfill its obligations. After much of the world’s economy temporarily shut down, companies began invoking force majeure to reject unneeded supplies or get out of leases. Such moves, though, often end up in court. Many U.S. states offer similar relief even for contracts without such a clause. —Bob Van Voris Term premium A term premium is the difference between what you’re paid for locking up your money for an extended period and what you’d get for simply rolling over short-term instruments. Traditionally, it was a bonus for investors willing to accept the risk…

The conclusion: Mocking Can Help an Initiative Succeed

CHOLAKOVA: I’m interested in understanding how organizations that are trying to implement change cope with the challenges and the pushback that their efforts often provoke. In this study one of my graduate students, Marc Gijsbers, and I focused on an initiative that the Netherlands office of PwC—the accounting, tax, and advisory firm—was launching in 2015, called Vision 2020. The organization had traditionally been keenly focused on meeting its financial targets. But this new “vision” involved telling employees, among other things, that they should also “care” and “make a difference,” which had the potential to feel like a contradiction. Instead of ignoring that challenge, the leaders at PwC chose to acknowledge and even make light of it. And it worked. Vision 2020 was embraced. Of course, PwC also used traditional best…

The conclusion: Mocking Can Help an Initiative Succeed

How Direct-to-Consumer Brands Can Continue to Grow

AUTHORS The 24-year-old Condé Nast assistant considered Into the Gloss a hobby, a stage for her personal beauty recommendations for fellow Millennials. The blog, which she started in 2010, featured how-to tips, daily routines, and information typical of beauty publications. By 2014 it was attracting more than 10 million page views a month. Using Into the Gloss as a springboard, Weiss founded Glossier, a direct-to-consumer (DTC) line of beauty products. By providing both recommendations and home delivery of the products they featured, Glossier disrupted the traditional two-step distribution chain, in which a customer might receive advice from a department-store beauty consultant and then buy a product from the shelf. Endorsed by Kim Kardashian, and with product waiting lists that have been more than 10,000 customers long, Glossier has surpassed $100 million…

How Direct-to-Consumer Brands Can Continue to Grow
The Messy but Essential Pursuit of Purpose Winwin solutions are less common than we think.

The Messy but Essential Pursuit of Purpose Winwin solutions are less common than we think.

AS PURPOSE-DRIVEN start-ups go, Gotham Greens is a tremendous success story. The company uses advanced hydroponic farming techniques to grow fresh, high-quality, pesticide-free produce, which it now sells in more than 40 U.S. states. Since its launch, in 2009, it has redeveloped 500,000 square feet of out-of-use city industrial spaces and brownfield sites into modern urban greenhouses—facilities that use 95% less water and 97% less land than conventional farms do. Profitable since its first year, it’s been named one of Business Insider’s “50 Coolest New Businesses in America.” By the close of 2020 the company had attracted $130 million in investment. Gotham Greens clearly delivers social and environmental benefits, making good on its mission of finding new ways to produce local food, revitalize communities, and innovate for a sustainable future. At…

How Alessandro Nivola Got Made

How Alessandro Nivola Got Made

‘I’VE NEVER BEEN HERE. This is not a representation of my character,” says Alessandro Nivola, sliding into the broad, beige-y booth of a Park Avenue joint with a decidedly ladies-who-lunch vibe one recent Sunday morning in New York. The lighting is flattering. The prices alarm. The waitstaff scurry about as if catering to nobility. “I’ve got some photo shoot around the corner,” Nivola demurs, dimples flashing, about his request to meet here. “I’m not like, ‘This is me!’” In fact, Nivola has spent the better part of the past few decades trying to explain to Hollywood folks (casting directors, regular directors, industry bigwigs) who exactly he is — a character actor in a leading man’s body — and what exactly to do with him. It’s not that he hasn’t gotten work;…

T.V.

T.V.

The Underground Railroad NETWORK Amazon Prime Video AIR DATE Streaming now STARRING Thuso Mbedu Aaron Pierre Joel Edgerton William Jackson Harper EVIL SURFACES IN ‘UNDERGROUND’ Barry Jenkins’ new limited series about an escaped slave is a gorgeous exploration of America’s darkest impulses AGAIN AND AGAIN throughout Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad, the Oscar-winning Moonlight director will pause the story to present tableaus of his huge cast of black characters. These shots are stunning in their composition, as if Jenkins and cinematographer James Laxton are painting an entirely different vision of American history than the one you most commonly find in textbooks and on museum walls. It’s an appropriate touch for a story that weaves in agonizingly real details from our horrible past of racist injustice with Whitehead’s rewriting of yesterday — so that, for instance,…

Where Change Leads You

I BELIEVE WE experience change in four phases: panic, adaptation, new normal, and “wouldn’t go back.” The first three are about being forced to make changes we wouldn’t have previously considered. That last phase is when we realize how valuable these changes were. We start to say, “I wouldn’t want to go back to the way it was before.” As I’ve talked to entrepreneurs over the past year and a half, I’ve heard many “wouldn’t go back” stories. People found new opportunities and embraced new experiences. They reconsidered what they once believed was impossible. This is a powerful process but also a humbling one. I’m learning that for myself right now. Some background: My wife and I live with our two little boys in a small apartment in Brooklyn. But last March, as the…

Where Change Leads You

INFLUENCES

INTERIOR DESIGNER SARAH DAVISON SET UP HER PRACTICE, SARAH DAVISON INTERIORS, IN 1998 IN SYDNEY’S POTTS POINT WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF FUNCTIONALITY, QUALITY AND BEAUTY TO WHICH SHE HAS HELD FAST IN HER MISSION TO CREATE HARMONIOUS, LIFE-ENHANCING ENVIRONMENTS FOR HER CLIENTS. ALONG WITH CUSTOM AND CONTEMPORARY FORMS, SARAH HAS A PASSION FOR INCORPORATING VINTAGE FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES AND OBJECTS INTO A SCHEME, BELIEVING IN THEIR POWER TO BRING “DEPTH AND SOUL” TO A ROOM. SARAH TAILORS EVERY INTERIOR SHE AND HER TEAM TAKE ON, AIMING TO EXPRESS THE UNIQUE BLEND THAT CHARACTERISES BOTH THE CLIENT AND THE ARCHITECTURE THEY INHABIT. SARAHDAVISON.COM.AU 01 INSPIRING SPACES One of my favourite places in the world for lunch! Inside the Hôtel Costes on the renowned Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, its Italian-inspired courtyard restaurant, La Terrasse, was…

INFLUENCES

Dark Retail

Ambitious developments in the construction of the so-called ‘metaverse’ encourage the ongoing dominance of ‘immersiveness’ as a spatial design strategy that elevates and centres the participation and creative direction of the consumer to define, personalize and edit the retail experience. Partner apps, augmented reality, engaging art installations and in-store gamification facilitate this, knocking on the fourth wall of retail – promising consumers a newly empowered role as both listener and storyteller. In Dark Retail, disruptive retailers are challenging the prevailing orthodoxy, designing spaces that renew the status of the retailer as creative instigator and that affirm the phenomenological stability of the product. The structures and pathways of these spaces are built on and along linear and cold geometries. Spotlights in formations reminiscent of dotted grid paper hover squarely above, or else…

Dark Retail

THE SKIPPER GAVIN MCCLURG WHAT WE LEARNT OUT IN NEVADA

On Saturday 22 August at 14:12 James “Kiwi” Johnston’s Garmin InReach pinged for the last time at 14,500 feet (4,420m) near Ninemile Peak (10,080ft / 3,072m) in central Nevada, about 50km south of Eureka, a one-grocery, two-bar, one-sheriff mining town that is “by far the largest town in Eureka County” with a population of 480, according to Wikipedia. Kiwi was over 100km from launch flying with three friends, heading ENE across one of the most remote areas in North America, if not the world. Nevada is the most mountainous state in the US other than Alaska and outside of Las Vegas “desolate” is the only way to describe it. The wind was moderate out of the WSW and Kiwi was pushing hard, gunning for the hallowed 200-mile mark (322km), a distance…

THE SKIPPER GAVIN MCCLURG WHAT WE LEARNT OUT IN NEVADA

MENTAL COACHING ANTTI JOENSUU PREPARATION PAYS

Whether you are allowed to fly at the moment or not, all pilots look forward to the new season whatever they fly: hang gliders, paragliders or paramotors. Regardless of ambitions – competitions, XC, or just evening flying locally – a polished preparation routine will help you get the most out of getting back into the air. 1. Have a mission Write down your mission as a pilot and set goals for the season ahead, and for every flight. Writing down your long-term mission statement and then sticking rigorously to it sets boundaries for your risk tolerance. If your mission is to, “Push as hard as you can, no matter what it takes” you are likely to fly a hot wing over unlandable terrain, completely exhausted. Wise or not, the risk is calculated. My own…

MENTAL COACHING ANTTI JOENSUU PREPARATION PAYS

FLYING IN THE LEE

As you start building more experience with your mountain flying you’ll find that flying in the lee is commonplace. It’s a great skill to have in your toolbox, but if you’re new to it there are a few things you should consider before diving in. Turbulent air As soon as we embark on our cross-country careers all we do is fly in turbulence. In fact we actively seek it out: thermals cause turbulence and on an active day turbulence is everywhere. What you should learn to discern as a pilot is what level of turbulence you are comfortable with and what level matches your active piloting skills. For example, if you are happy in a 3m/s thermal then you will probably be happy with the leeside turbulence you find from up to 10km/h…

FLYING IN THE LEE
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS

WHEN THE WIND BLOWS

When I arrive early on a flyable Sunday morning at Wijk aan Zee on the Dutch coast the regular crowd is already there. Pilots are playing around, flying the low dunes with very small mini wings, so it must be windy. I start the day groundhandling a 10m2 Little Cloud prototype borrowed from local legend Max Morriën. Later the wind calms down and I switch to a medium-sized Little Cloud Kagoo 2, a 16m2. That’s better! Not nearly as nervous and perfect for hours of fun. By the end of the day at least 50 of us are floating around quietly under ‘big’ wings, regular XC and competition gliders, as the wind drops to almost below soaring level. Some fly the 15km or so to Egmond to soar the apartment buildings,…

UNTAPPED POTENTIAL

With all the big flights that went down in Europe in spring and the general tendency for just the sheer number of flights in the Alps to hog all the bandwidth on XContest, you might have missed some pretty interesting flights that have been happening on the other side of the pond in the western US and Canada. And it’s not just this year. The momentum, collective hunger and desire to go big has been growing, and there are dozens of pilots relatively new to the game from New Mexico to Alaska who are putting down some terrifically inspired and committing lines. The vaunted 300km FAI remains elusive (but definitely doable!) in these parts because of our terrain, but when you combine an early start, ear-popping climbs that double anything I’ve…

UNTAPPED POTENTIAL

Sommarfavoriter

CATARINA KÖNIG/MATPROFIL OCH BLOGGARE Partystartare ”Jag älskar verkligen smårätter och cocktails och tycker absolut att man kan bjuda på det en hel kväll.” MINA BÄSTA SMAKKOMBOS! • Ostron & tabasco• Burrata & tryffelolja med äkta arom• Kronärtskocka, smör, citron & salt• Gruyère & fikonmarmelad• Salta chips & choklad• Rödbetor & getost• Popcorn & brynt smör• Melon & salt• Lamm, vitlök & rosmarin• Salt kola & muskot JENNY NORBERG/ EDITIONSCHEF Goda genvägar ”På sommaren orkar man inte stå i köket hela dagen, men vill ändå att allt ska smaka fantastiskt. Här är mina bästa hacks!” Löjromsdipp 4 portioner Bästa och lyxigaste dippen som ingen någonsin tröttnar på är löjromsdipp. Succé varje gång! 100 g löjrom eller sikrom2 dl smetana1/2 liten rödlök2 msk gräslök1 påse lättsaltade chips Lägg smetana i botten på en skål, toppa med rom, finhackad rödlök och gräslök. Börja dippa! FRIDA LUND/…

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INSIDER’S GUIDE: ANALYSING THE X-ALPERS

INSIDER’S GUIDE: ANALYSING THE X-ALPERS

Martin Morlet runs the French website XC Analytics. No stranger to performance flying himself – he is a flatland expert and was the first to fly 400km in France – he merged his skills in statistics with his love of flying. The result is a website and app that can help any pilot analyse their flying. You upload your tracklog and your flight is analysed in four parts: prospecting (searching for a thermal), climbing, ‘floating’ (gliding with a better sink rate than your glider) and gliding (on glide with a worse sink rate than your glider). The analysis shows strong points and also where you can do better. Martin and his team analysed all the pilots in the X-Alps over the 12-day competition. Here’s what he discovered about the top five…

Save Big on a Great New Printer

THE LATEST RATINGS FROM OUR LABS IT’S EASY TO see why you might want a printer at home, even in the digital age. They’re great for seeing your work on paper, for homework, and for art projects. Certain official documents may need handwritten signatures. Or you might want to print a recipe, letter, or shipping label. But buying a printer can be oddly complicated. You’ll have to decide which basic type you want—laser or inkjet—and which features you need. And if you’ve been burned by high ink prices before, you know how important it is to find one that won’t waste your money. To streamline the decision process, start by asking yourself a few simple questions. Then refer to our ratings starting on page 22 to see the top models in…

Save Big on a Great New Printer
Hidden depth

Hidden depth

London-based architecture practice 31/44 is used to getting the most out of tight, urban spaces. Its Red House, in East Dulwich in south London, picked up a RIBA London Award and a Manser Medal, and No.49, in Lewisham, won a RIBA National Award. ‘We’re used to doing very difficult sites that have a direct relationship with perhaps 30 neighbours,’ says 31/44 director Will Burges. So designing a house in the English countryside was ‘slightly liberating’, he adds. ‘It was just about the preservation of the immediate environment.’ Burges and his team were commissioned by a London-based family to create a weekend retreat in a tiny Norfolk hamlet. Luke and Klara Hawes had spotted a disused grain store, sitting between other farm buildings and a listed parish church. The area was familiar…

In the pink

In the pink

This new extension to the Tambacounda Hospital in Senegal is ostensibly by the Switzerland-based architect Manuel Herz. Yet such is the depth of the building’s roots in the local community – from labour to process to the functions of the building – that it can only really be called a collaboration. That said, the project is a natural continuation of the 52-year-old architect’s career to date. After studying in Aachen and London, Herz taught widely, including spells at the Bartlett and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Now assistant professor of architectural and urban design at the University of Basel, he continues to combine practice with research, working between Basel and Cologne. Recent projects include a series of in-depth studies on refugee camps, and on the influence of modernism on…

L.A. CHANGED THE GAMES

L.A. CHANGED THE GAMES

SUMMER OF ’84 It had to be the least compelling competition in the history of the Olympic movement. The bid to host the Games often becomes a pitched battle, pitting one world capital against another world capital—often with significant capital changing hands. But the derby to host the 1984 Summer Games came down to two disparate municipalities: Los Angeles and…Tehran. Los Angeles was desperate to host, having submitted bids for the Summer Games in 1948, ’52, ’56, ’76 and ’80. When each of those was unsuccessful, L.A. still volunteered to serve as a “standby” if any scheduled host had to cancel unexpectedly. As for the Iranian bid, it was made when the Shah was still in power. When he was overthrown in ’79, triggering great civil unrest, the bid was withdrawn. So…

TWO MONTHS, ZERO LOSSES

IN THE summer of 1971—in the offseason before they would make history with the longest winning streak by a team in one of the four major men’s sports, a mark that remains unsurpassed 50 years later—the Lakers had a lot going on. First there was the issue of who was in charge. Six weeks after losing to the Bucks 4–1 in the Western Conference finals, Los Angeles canned coach Joe Mullaney. “I am shocked,” said point guard Jerry West, who was, at the time, ranked fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list—and third among the Lakers. The two ahead of him, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor, were nearing the end of their careers and struggling with injuries. The 37-year-old Baylor had played only two games in 1970–71, and Chamberlain, 35, had…

TWO MONTHS, ZERO LOSSES

Die Kraft des Kollektivs

Sie sind zwischen 33 und 56 Jahre alt, ausgebildet als Architektinnen, bildende Künstlerinnen, Produktdesignerinnen und Tischlerinnen. Sie kommen aus Deutschland, Südafrika, Kanada und aus der Schweiz. Was sie eint: Alle elf Designerinnen, die im Frühjahr das Kollektiv Matter of Course – Design beyond Objects gründeten, arbeiten selbstständig mit eigenem Studio in Berlin. Einige von ihnen fertigen ihre Entwürfe selbst, andere arbeiten mit Handwerkern, Manufakturen und großen Herstellern zusammen. Viele der Gestalterinnen kannten sich schon vorher, doch erst das Auf-sich-zurückgeworfen-Sein während der Coronapandemie und unzählige Zoom-Konferenzen sorgten dafür, dass die Idee eines gemeinsamen Projekts entstand – in Form eines Kollektivs, das einen vertieften und kritischen Austausch ermöglichen soll. „Im Design gibt es tolle Frauen, die nicht genug öffentlichkeit bekommen. Das ist etwas, das uns alle bewegt.“ MAREIKE LIENAU Dabei geht es um ästhetische,…

Die Kraft des Kollektivs
OVERCOMING IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

OVERCOMING IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

There it goes again: that nagging, negative feeling that you are barely getting away with it. Any minute now, they will find out that you are a fraud! You may have done a good job, but that was by fluke more than skill. You might have fooled them into giving you this promotion, but within weeks you will mess up and the truth will be out. It is obvious that you will never be the real deal–not like those grown-up people over there. But what if your brain is tricking you into believing your feelings represent reality? Do these impostor syndrome feelings stand up to scrutiny? What is impostor syndrome? You might have heard the phrase ‘impostor syndrome’ before, but what does it really mean? The term first appeared in 1978, in a…

UNDERSTANDING WEATHER MODELS

A relatively new pilot asked me, “What’s a weather model?” Unless you fly or do another outdoor activity that involves being obsessed by the weather, it is easy simply to take the weather forecast as gospel – it’s just there, written in stone. When it doesn’t match up with what happens on the day, then you shrug and move on. But understanding how a weather forecast is made can help you understand how accurate it might be, and how much trust you can put in it. Today, weather forecasters use some of the biggest supercomputers in the world to predict the weather worldwide up to 14 days in advance. International, national and regional forecasting all has a part to play. Collecting the data Meteorological information is collected by satellites, ground observation stations, aircraft,…

UNDERSTANDING WEATHER MODELS

大戶教我的投資本事

台股市場交投熱絡,去年新開戶人數創下近年來新高,三十歲以下占比更是突破四成,而隨著大盤一路向上,指數奔向萬七,股民們不分年資長幼,進出操作多半也是順風順水……。這一切,對台股億元大戶、技術派名家蕭明道來說,真的就像是歷史重演。 那是在上個世紀的八○年代後期,台股迎來史上第一波激情狂潮,當時還不到三十歲的蕭明道,很快就在股市賺到億元身價。只不過,當股市狂潮退去,他又很快地賠光財富,不只來去一場空,甚至因為先前快速致富的經驗讓他對市場失去戒心,反倒負債千萬。 或許就是這段歷程的烙印太深刻,如今,面對前來求教的年輕學生,蕭明道給出的修煉功課絕不輕鬆,他認為,所有的操作,都要有嚴謹、扎實、系統性的訓練為基礎,在基礎之上,賺錢,才知道為何能賺;賠錢,也才知道如何修正再進化。…

大戶教我的投資本事
選對好公司 安心賺長線

選對好公司 安心賺長線

從二○一四年啟動的公司治理評鑑,已成為台灣證券市場的年度大事;在歷經連續八屆評鑑後,公司治理議題日益受到重視,治理觀念也從企業擴大至環境與社會的領域。這種從被動轉為主動的治理思維改變,也讓台灣在亞洲的公司治理排名於二○年躍升至第四名,而二一年十一月公布的道瓊永續指數(DJSI)評選,台灣企業已有三十家入選,較二○年又增加四家。 品牌大廠帶頭衝 台灣企業 愈來愈重視永續發展議題 全球科技巨擘蘋果的環境、政策暨社會事務副總裁傑克森(Lisa Jackson)曾說:「我們做每件事都會考慮對地球的影響,我們不斷自問,如何透過我們的種種努力,為世界帶來一股更強大的力量。」這句話似乎也指引出全球企業未來在追求營運成長過程中,應該具備更宏觀的思維。…

HOW TO BECOME A MASTER AT TALKING TO STRANGERS

A couple of years ago, I started to talk to strangers. That’s not to say that, because I had. I’m the son and brother of highly social small-business owners, and I’m a journalist, so talking to strangers has been both a way of life and a livelihood for me. And yet, a few years ago I noticed I wasn’t doing it much anymore—if at all. Between balancing a demanding job and a really demanding small child, I was often tired, distracted, and overscheduled. The prospect of striking up conversations with random strangers in coffee shops, or bars, or on the bus started to feel daunting. Eventually, I just stopped doing it. This was a coping strategy, of course. I was overwhelmed, so something had to go. And talking to strangers can,…

HOW TO BECOME A MASTER AT TALKING TO STRANGERS
CURRENTS

CURRENTS

THE WORKS AND DAYS (OF TAYOKO SHIOJIRI IN THE SHIOTANI BASIN) C.W. WINTER AND ANDERS EDSTRÖM ELEVEN YEARS AFTER their modest, award-winning feature debut The Anchorage, C.W. Winter and Anders Edström return with an opus several times more ambitious. In The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), the two filmmakers depict the life of a farmer and his family in a remote valley in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture. Shot over a period of 14 months, the film adopts the form of an eight-hour workday, complete with three intermissions (one 45-minute break, bookended by a pair of 15-minute interludes) meant to replicate a typical schedule. But where such daunting length might suggest something tedious or one-note, The Works and Days is constantly shape-shifting, mixing ravishing landscape imagery and scenes of…

THE HIGHLANDERS

SNOW IS FALLING ON Jaszczurówka Chapel, which sits alone on a hill road a little way outside the resort town of Zakopane. Fat flakes bank on the wooden roof and refill a flight of steps just recently swept by the caretaker. The boughs of surrounding coniferous trees grow heavy with snow and occasionally, with a soft ‘wumph’, add a contribution to the seven or so inches already piled on the ground. Visitors flock to Podhale, Poland’s southernmost region, for this snow - but this turn-of-the-20th-century chapel is full of reminders that, historically, locals couldn’t wait to see the back of it. Decorations hinting at a longing for winter’s end include rays of sunlight carved above a doorway and a recurring motif of crocuses and violets; for when these flowers bloom,…

THE HIGHLANDERS

Icono en la historia del diseño

“Con arquitectos y diseñadores hemos creado nuestra historia de diseño atemporal. En sí, hemos vivido grandes momentos como empresa, aunque también nos dimos cuenta que teníamos que ampliar nuestra oferta de piezas creadas para el exterior, lo cual nos ha dado otra dimensión”.–LUCA FUSO, CEO DE CASSINA.“En lo que respecta a nuestros puntos de venta, con Patricia Urquiola hemos logrado crear espacios y no sólo showrooms, lugares en donde te sientes como en casa; ella es una gran curadora y selecciona las piezas, materiales y texturas que cabrían muy bien en casa”. LUCA FUSO, CEO de Cassina desde 2018, relata el futuro de una de las marcas más célebres del ‘milagro’ económico italiano, la cual está dispuesta a afrontar los retos de los nuevos tiempos con estrategia, entusiasmo y visión. ¿Cómo afectó…

Icono en la historia del diseño
Cordless Nail Guns for Fastening and Carpentry

Cordless Nail Guns for Fastening and Carpentry

WHEN IT COMES TO SPEED, PRECIsion, and workmanship while fastening, nail guns are hard to beat. The cordless finish nailers (as they’re known) that we tested here are for securing hardwood and softwood trim around doors and windows. But they’re also useful for building furniture. Powered by a battery, not compressed air, they’re so remarkably speedy, nimble and light that they outclass traditional compressed-air nail guns for many jobs. Pull the trigger, and these guns drive and sink a slender finish nail without fuss. And without being encumbered by an air hose and a compressor plugged into an outlet, you can move about easily. No wonder professional finish carpenters love these things. We gathered a group of cordless nail guns and set to work firing hundreds of nails to see which…

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NYE VARIANTER At designe til mennesker og aldrig til en specifik funktion eller et specifikt formål er den italienske designer Piero Lissonis grundprincip. Som sagt så gjort fx med hans ’Lissoni Sofa’ for Fritz Hansen, der nu lanceres i to nye størrelser. Når størrelsen er på plads, er der et væld af polstringer at vælge imellem. Og hvorfor ikke gå efter den gule, der med garanti vil sprede glæde? ’Lissoni’, sofa, Piero Lissoni for Fritz Hansen, fra 29.000 kr. I ORIGINALE RAMMER Sidste sommer fik Fredericia Furniture, der står bag produktionen af en lang række møbler af den danske arkitekt Børge Mogensen, mulighed for at genskabe et komplet Mogensen-univers i hans gamle hus i Nordsjælland, tegnet af arkitekten selv i 1958. Med enkelte samtidsværker og en hel stribe originale møbler fik de skabt en…

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WUTOPIA WHAT I’VE LEARNED

YU TING: As designers, we often see the world from the perspective of a healthy person: after all, we assume that we’re going to be strong in mind and body to do our work. But in recent years, because of illness in my family, I’ve started to see that so many of the spaces that we traverse every day are not suited to the needs of people who aren’t able-bodied. It’s critical to imagine the world from the vantage point of the audience I’m designing for. When I started designing spaces for children, I realized that my daughter, who was young at the time, saw her surroundings very differently from me, as an adult who’s 1.78 m tall. I’ve become more concerned with the human body and how it interacts and…

WUTOPIA WHAT I’VE LEARNED
HOW DOES THE TESTING SYSTEM WORK?

HOW DOES THE TESTING SYSTEM WORK?

ALMOST every piece of equipment we use, from glider to harness, helmet and reserve, is tested, rated and certified. Having a certification system means you can rely on the quality of the equipment you are using. It also helps you choose which class of glider to fly. But how did your equipment get the classification it has? What is tested? It doesn’t matter where you buy your paraglider, before most mass-market wings are released commercially a pre-production model of the glider is sent to a testing centre in Europe, where it goes through a shock test, load test and flight test. The shock test and the load test are done with the help of a car. In the shock test the glider is attached to a tow truck by a long line of…

WHAT’S NEW

REIMAGINE THE WORLD Decorex Africa is the design authority for the décor, interior design and lifestyle industries, with a long history of bringing world-class exhibitors to the public while showcasing lifestyle trends and design highlights that are not to be missed. This year, Decorex Africa is being reimagined with a refreshed brand identity and enhanced virtual features, combining the digital and the physical. One-day summits, functioning as platforms for sharing and connection to serve the local design community, will be held as part of the main Decorex event. Decorex Africa and 100% Design South Africa are on at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 19 June 2022 and at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 28 to 31 July 2022. Go to decorex.co.za for details. RESURFACE YOUR SKIN Few…

WHAT’S NEW

“It will need to be the most amazing thing humankind has ever done.”

A conversation with Bill Gates The Columbia Glacier in southeastern Alaska is one of the most rapidly receding ice floes in the world. Having built up a net worth of well over $100 billion, Bill Gates has committed his energy and dollars to trying to solve some of the most vexing problems of our time: HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria, Covid-19. He is also focused on climate change and has just published a new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. In it he argues persuasively that the world needs to get to zero carbon emissions by 2050. He wants readers to know that achieving that goal won’t be easy but it can be done, particularly if we find ways to spur green innovation. Gates recently spoke with HBR’s editor in chief, Adi…

“It will need to be the most amazing thing humankind has ever done.”

the telehealth era is just beginning

Contrary to what many people think, virtual health care, also known as telemedicine or telehealth, is much more than a cheap digital knockoff of in-person care. When used appropriately, it improves patient health and reduces costs. It also makes care more equitable and accessible to the 89% of U.S. adults and 78% of adults globally who own a smartphone, including those in medically underserved communities. And yet telemedicine usage in the United States has plunged from its peak in April 2020, during the first surge of Covid-19 cases, when it accounted for 69% of doctor-patient visits. Similar patterns have been seen across Europe and Asia over the past two years, prompting some governments to take actions in support of telehealth. The European Parliament and the European Council recently announced the EU4Health program…

the telehealth era is just beginning

Maximum Capacity

On one level, architect Aya Maceda’s mission was simple. A couple with four children and a weekend house in Sharon, Connecticut, wanted a modern barn to replace the crumbling garage on their property. In addition to sheltering cars, it would store a variety of sports equipment. But what a collection of gear! There were bicycles, tennis racquets, and snowmobiles, bundles of skis and piles of ski boots, all of which needed to be organized and kept handy for a family that redefines the word “active.” The clients, Rakesh Wilson, who works in finance, and Amanda Wilson, a psychiatrist, also wanted the new building to offer what their century-old white clapboard farmhouse across the wide lawn could not: private quarters for guests and a retreat for their children. As closet modernists in a…

Maximum Capacity
The Classic-Rock Gold Rush

The Classic-Rock Gold Rush

JEFF JAMPOL has managed the estates of everyone from the Doors and Janis Joplin to Kurt Cobain and Tupac Shakur. “None of my clients tour,” he says. “They’re all dead.” But that hasn’t stopped him from generating big money on their behalf, whether it’s organizing a touring exhibition of Cobain’s artwork, setting up Oliver Stone’s 1991 Doors biopic (which tripled the band’s catalog sales), or producing the 2015 Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue. Jampol compares an artist’s legacy to a dark, cold fireplace with five or six matches on the mantelpiece. Each represents a tool that can spark new interest in the brand — from a book to a docuseries, Broadway musical, or biopic. “If you light the fire incorrectly with one of those matches, it glows for 15 seconds,” he…

Why We Ended Our 401(k) Match

How do we take action? We asked ourselves that question all last year, as the pandemic triggered painful layoffs and worldwide protests against racial injustice got us thinking deeper about who we were as a company. As we dug into our own decisions at our business, looking for ways to improve our employees’ lives, we never expected the process would end where it did—by eliminating a 401(k) matching program we were always so proud of. But once we crunched the numbers, it made sense. More of our employees would benefit if we did something different. We’re the husband-and-wife owners of Heath Ceramics, a Bay Area business that designs and manufactures home goods, primarily ceramic dinnerware and tile. Our 160 employees serve as a microcosm of society: Although we have many executives and managers,…

Why We Ended Our 401(k) Match

CREATING EDENS

Forget those hoary myths about China building a coal-fired power station every week, says Sir Tim Smit, the man behind the Eden Project in Cornwall. In fact, he predicts, the country will soon lead the global environmental movement. “China is the most extraordinary example of development in the history of humankind. Their achievements are shockingly underplayed in the West. In my view, the repair of the environment is seen as one of the cornerstones of China’s self-confidence and its emergence into its next phase – being the dominant civilisation in the world.” For the past two decades, Smit has been best known for the Eden Project. Born in the Netherlands, he studied at Durham University intending to become an archaeologist, but instead made his fortune as a composer/producer for the likes…

CREATING EDENS

New wave

THE ARTIST WHO HAS BEEN AN ENDURING INFLUENCE? Alvar Aalto [1+2]. As a young architecture journalist, I had the opportunity to travel to Finland on a tour of Aalto’s seminal projects, including his lakeside summer house and studio he shared with his wife and collaborator Aino Marsio-Aalto. Aalto’s unique interpretation of modernism, which was humanist while remaining in dialogue with nature, offered a set of values that made sense to me. I recall being fascinated by his capacity to shift in scale – from vase to chair, house to hospital. That trip began an ongoing conversation for me about design being rooted in place, respectful of the local, a balancing act between technology and craft. CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS WHO YOU ADMIRE? I believe situations with emotional intensity are what defines memory and…

New wave

REEM AL-KUTHAIRI

I’m a sports coach from Doha, Qatar and flying is my passion. I’m the first woman from Qatar to register and own a microlight aircraft. As well as the microlight I fly a paramotor and a paraglider. I am learning to fly a fixed-wing ultralight and I plan to obtain my gyrocopter licence. Before flying I was on the national handball team. I studied physical education and sports science. Now I work with the Aspetar sports medicine hospital in Doha, which provides medical services for many top athletes in Qatar, including the FIFA World Cup later this year. My first tandem paraglider flight was in Corsica, France in 2008. I got hooked on the feeling of being airborne, the different perspective and being in the air. I wanted to do this again!…

REEM AL-KUTHAIRI
SUPERFLY GUY

SUPERFLY GUY

It’s 4.40am. I’ve woken before the scheduled alarm at 5am and am reviewing our options. Our camp is ideally placed for Damien to cross this damn pass on foot and then be able to glide. I turn to Solène, who is still sleeping. Oh gosh, my boyfriend has taken her place! Plus, I am not in a “two-seconds” tent but in my bedroom. I still believe I’m at the Dolomiti Superfly 2020. It’s been a week since the race ended, but each night I’m back there again. Let’s just say the competition was intense! Here’s my look back at what was an extraordinary experience. The pilot When Damien Lacaze asked me to be his assistant for the 2020 Dolomiti SuperFly, I was taken aback. Was it thanks to my organisational skills or my…

BRAZIL WINS PAN-AMS 2020

BRAZIL WINS PAN-AMS 2020

The fourth FAI Pan-American Paragliding Championships took place 7-14 March in Baixo Guandú, Brazil. Despite the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, the virus hadn’t hit the American continent that badly at the time, so 105 pilots from the Americas as well as Europe and Asia met in this beautiful site in the state of Espirito Santo to fly. Heavy rain meant no flying for those who got there early, and the training task and first day got cancelled. The first two tasks pilots flew in light conditions, avoiding scattered showers, with very few pilots in goal. Task 3 however saw great conditions and the first decent distance of the week at 65km, as well as nearly half of the field in goal. The next day, when almost all pilots were in the air,…

INSIDER’S GUIDE: BORDAIRRACE 2021

INSIDER’S GUIDE: BORDAIRRACE 2021

The concept of the Bordairrace in Austria is simple: travel out-and-back as far as you can by foot and paraglider in 33 hours. There are three weekend events scheduled for this year, April, June and July. Simon Oberrauner has won the overall season three times in the event’s 14-year history. Simon, how many times have you done the Bordairrace now? The Bordairrace was my gateway into hike-and-fly comps. I did it in 2013, after flying about two years. I just gave it a try with a normal wing and way too much gear – I wasn’t ready for hike-and-fly races! I guess I’ve done it about 15 to 20 times now. How was the first time? I didn’t prepare physically so much, although I did a lot of research. But I didn’t have a…

FIRST TIME TWO-LINE?

There is still a stigma attached to two-liners from the reputation they gained when they were first created over a decade ago. These first prototypes, flown by test pilots in high-level competitions, were unrefined “true two-liners”. They had two attachment points at the wing, As and Bs, and, unlike today’s wings that have the As and Bs split chord-wise in the upper cascade to form four attachment points, they could produce some undesirable results if and when they departed from flight. These were the golden days of Open Class, with trimmers and no speed-bar limiter. Fast forward to 2020 and you will see that the manufacturers have not been mucking around. After 12 or so years of refinement two-liners have never been so accessible and, more importantly, have never been so nice…

FIRST TIME TWO-LINE?

DOWNWIND DRIFTERS

“THE VIEW IS SENSATIONAL. THE CORAL SEA AHEAD, RAIN FOREST MOUNTAINS NORTH AND EMERALD CANE PADDOCKS BELOW” I blink and peer down at the instruments to read the numbers. Less than two-and-a-half thousand feet. Can’t be right. Resisting the temptation to tap the screen on my trusty old Flymaster, I look around at the warm soft cloudscape. Late autumn in the north. Thirty degrees celsius, abundant cumuli but only a hand’s width between the greenfield chequerboard and base. Numbers at odds with the feeling of space I’m getting from flying a flatter earth. I’m displaced to the north, searching my old turf for travel adventures in a Covid-locked world. Into the wispies, then I turn tail and head off over the back towards the highway and the hope of the next…

DOWNWIND DRIFTERS
STARTING OUT IN HIKE-AND-FLY

STARTING OUT IN HIKE-AND-FLY

Aimilios Apostolopoulos is a Greek paraglider pilot with a love for hike-and-fly that almost rivals his passion for cross-country. An IT professional, he lives, hikes and flies in the mountains of Greece. In June he self-published a book, The Beginner’s Guide to Hike & Fly. In this extract he explains how as pilots we should approach hiking and moving in the mountains. One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of a hike is time management. We want to be at take-off during the launchable window, with spare time to evaluate the conditions and prepare the equipment without any rush. We must also consider the possibility of abandoning the launch due to dangerous conditions and hiking down instead, preferably before sundown. Time management If we ask a group of 10 hikers how…

Thought Experiment

THE DEVICE FIRST appeared on March 9 in an Andrew Bosworth tweet. Bosworth, the head of Facebook’s augmented and virtual-reality research labs, had just shared a blog post outlining his group’s vision for the future of human-computer interaction. Then he tweeted a photo of a wearable—something that looks like an iPod Mini mounted on a thick wristband. Facebook already owns our social experience and some of the world’s most popular messaging apps. So anytime the company dips into hardware, whether that’s a VR headset or a video-chat device with a camera that follows you around the room, it inevitably sparks questions about Facebook’s intentions. In this case, the questions are less about the hardware and more about whether the interactions the wearable is designed to enable will only deepen our ties…

Thought Experiment

Family Meal

PUT SOME RESPECT on radicchio. Despite the visual similarity, this red wine–hued roughage isn’t actually a cousin of cabbage, but rather a member of the chicory family. Radicchio is sturdier and more bitter than other leafy veggies and has long been lauded for its antioxidant benefits—Pliny the Elder celebrated radicchio as a “blood purifier” in his A.D. 77 tome, Naturalis Historia. Use it raw to bring a balancing bitterness to citrusy salads (like the white bean salad on p. 18), or sear it on the stovetop or braise to mellow out its bite. Radicchio, Bean, and Feta Salad A gently infused olive oil and lemon mixture does double duty as a marinade for the white beans and a dressing for the salad RECIPE BY KENDRA VACULIN 4 SERVINGS 1 lemon4 garlic cloves, smashed¼ tsp. crushed…

Family Meal

Heaven’s gate

At our Wellness + Wonder-themed Handmade exhibition during Salone del Mobile this year, Milan’s Mediateca Santa Teresa turned temple to body and mind. Relax, reboot and rediscover your boing with selected highlights on these pages, and find out more about each project throughout the issue ‘Forever Young’ playground Maarten Baas and Henge Restoring bounce and primal spirit, see page 078 and overleaf ‘Forever Young’ playground Maarten Baas and Henge Ascend the hand-moulded bronze stair to embark on a rejuvenating, if improbable, loop-the-loop 01 ‘Infinite’ wallbars Charles Kalpakian and Gebrüder Thonet Vienna The home gym goes from strength to strength as apparatus takes a sculptural turn, see page 190 These ‘Infinite’ wallbars focus on the unification of mind and body to improve wellbeing. Inspired by the work of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna and Charles Kalpakian worked together to…

Heaven’s gate
EXTRAORDINARY BOATS

EXTRAORDINARY BOATS

The custom-made Dyneema headstay strop has a breaking strength of 22,680kg (50,000lb) Enterprise was a trial yacht for the French Kiss Challenge in 1985-87, but was seized when the syndicate went bankrupt. ENTERPRISE is a 1977 S&S-designed 12 Metre, originally built to defend the America’s Cup, and fully restored in time for this year’s 12 Metre World Championships in Rhode Island Among the 21 elegant Twelves lining the docks at Rhode Island’s Fort Adams for this summer’s 12 Metre World Championship, sat a yacht that for many was a huge disappointment. Enterprise, built for the 1977 America’s Cup, had everything going for her, but never got the invitation to the Cup she seemed destined to receive. Today, she’s arguably the best set-up 12 Metre in the world. Designed by Olin Stephens and David Pedrick…

DIMES AND PEARLS

SUMMER OF ’84 YOU CAN keep your ticker-tape parades, your detours for Vegas debauchery, your drunken laterals of the Lombardi Trophy. If there were championships awarded for celebrating championships, the Minnesota Lynx wouldn’t just win—they’d retire the trophy. In the fall of 2015, the Lynx played in the WNBA Finals for the fourth time in five years, with the decisive Game 5 against the Indiana Fever at Minneapolis’s Target Center, before 18,933 fans. Among them: a prominent local man, then 57, who used his considerable pipes to cheer vocally. This particular superfan had been attending Lynx games for years, sometimes sitting courtside, other times seated inconspicuously in the crowd. But there was something about the cohesion and synchronicity of this particular squad—“the ladies move the ball,” he enthused to a friend—that held…

DIMES AND PEARLS
THE OHTANI RULES

THE OHTANI RULES

“THE FROG IN THE WELL KNOWS NOTHING OF THE SEA.”—Japanese proverb“GREATEST SHOHEI ON EARTH.”—American T-shirt THE PHONE of Ippei Mizuhara, friend and translator to Shohei Ohtani, buzzed with a text from Angels manager Joe Maddon late on the night of Aug. 18. This is what passes for the determinative daily diagnostics of whether Ohtani can physically withstand the rigors of pitching and hitting in the same season unlike anyone before him. “How does he feel?” Maddon texted. This diagnostic check carried more than the usual curiosity about whether Ohtani could DH the next day or required a day off. Ohtani had just played the most Ohtani game of all Ohtani games: eight innings of pitching with eight strikeouts while hitting his 40th home run in a 3–1 road win over the Tigers. Ohtani hit…

Trooping the COLOUR

Trooping the COLOUR

Pashley Manor’s Tulip Festival is now in its 27th year and, for the sheer brilliance of its massed plantings, it is hard to beat. Among the cast are tulips in myriad hues, masterfully blended to line pathways, fill box-hedged beds or simply bloom for the sheer joy of it. It is a breathtaking sight and one of which James and Angela Sellick, the garden’s owners, never tire. “Planning for next year’s display starts in September when we choose the tulips and colour schemes,” Angela explains. This starts with a leisurely tour of the garden, accompanied by head and assistant head gardeners, Greg Ovenden and Fiona Gilman, with Chris Blom, of supplier Bloms Bulbs. “We discuss what has worked well in previous years, and ideas for new colour schemes,” explains Angela. “Chris…

THE GLORIOUS ORDEAL OF PITCHERS HITTING IS NEARING ITS END, SO LET’S REMEMBER THE SPORT’S FEARLESS ‘ SLUGGERS’

THE GLORIOUS ORDEAL OF PITCHERS HITTING IS NEARING ITS END, SO LET’S REMEMBER THE SPORT’S FEARLESS ‘ SLUGGERS’

In the grillroom of McArthur Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., this winter, two retired pitchers were talking baseball. Jim Kaat pitched 25 seasons in the big leagues, in four decades, for six teams, while one-time Phillies prospect Bill Parcells topped out as a teenager in New Jersey, only to become a football coach of some renown. Still, both men fondly recalled the oversize sweats—some were feed bags fashioned into baseball pants—they wore to practice sliding in the 1950s should they ever have to leg out a double. “We wanted to be baseball players, not pitchers,” says Kaat, 82. “We wanted to learn to bunt, slide, run the bases and help ourselves out with the bat.” BASEBALL PREVIEW Major league pitchers have been batting for 150 years now. Their walk-up music, in…

Sensemaking for Sales

The amount of product and service information available to B2B customers has become overwhelming. Analyst reports, corporate blogs, display advertising, email marketing, infographics, podcasts, white papers, word-of-mouth recommendations: All are competing for the opportunity to influence buyers. So much accurate and trustworthy information exists online that B2B customers dedicate only 17% of their purchase process to talks with potential suppliers. They spend most of their time independently researching vendors and the industry at large. The trove of easily accessible information has proved valuable, but it has complicated the purchase process. Too much information exists for buyers to make sense of it on their own. The best sales reps have turned this conundrum into a prime selling opportunity. They’ve figured out how to optimize their limited customer contact to make the conversations…

Sensemaking for Sales

Fun and Games

While 2020’s Summer Games were a year late, the 2022 Winter Games are right on schedule. But not missing a beat means surprises—especially for the athletes. (Surprise number one: Their events are already complicated by politics, with the U.S. staging a diplomatic boycott—athletes will still attend; dignitaries will not—in protest of China’s human rights record.) Ski slopes that are being groomed at this moment on Xiaohaituo Mountain, in Yanqing National Park, about 60 miles north of Beijing, were originally scheduled to host a 2021 trial run. That was canceled, due to the pandemic. This month, skiers will be meeting the mountain for the first time. “None of us know it,” says Mikaela Shiffrin, 26, the alpine ski racer who has won two Olympic golds, “but what I’ve seen from the videos,…

Fun and Games
13位追夢者的人生紀實、條讓願望實現的關鍵法則 做個行動派夢想家

13位追夢者的人生紀實、條讓願望實現的關鍵法則 做個行動派夢想家

一九八九年華特迪士尼改編的《小美人魚》動畫裡,美人魚愛麗兒沒有雙腳,但夢想著雙腳,最後她擊敗了章魚魔女烏蘇拉,得到了雙腿,和王子過著幸福快樂的人生。 但一八三七年安徒生版本裡的美人魚,雖然得到了雙腿,最後自己卻化身為泡沫,在晨光中逝去……。兩個版本,同樣的夢想,哪一個跟現實比較接近呢?胸部以下全癱 投身「健力」逾23年 四十五歲的林亞璇,用愛麗兒高歌的圖片當做LINE的背景,她笑笑地指著自己的雙腿,腿已經萎縮了,兩隻腳掌向外張,「這是不是好像魚鰭?」三歲時,她從家裡五金行五樓的卸貨區摔到一樓,從此,這個女孩的胸部以下全部癱瘓了。 「我要像小美人魚一樣,為喜歡的事情奮不顧身!」林亞璇坐在和美實驗學校的健力訓練場裡,訓練場很破舊了,但她眼睛炯炯有神。她是台灣現在已經很稀有的身障健力國手,另一位金牌女將林資惠就坐在旁邊的輪椅上。 林亞璇在「健力」這塊已投注二十三年光陰,六度代表台灣出賽帕運,從沒奪牌,最好的成績是第六名。她和林資惠對望一笑,「資惠負責奪牌,我則是那個走最久的人,金馬獎都會頒終生成就獎,我告訴自己,堅持下去也是很了不起的事!」 Profile 林亞璇 出生:1976年…

FOR JOHANSSON FANS, ‘BLACK WIDOW’ IS A DECADE IN THE MAKING

FOR JOHANSSON FANS, ‘BLACK WIDOW’ IS A DECADE IN THE MAKING

Scarlett Johansson has had quite a bit of time to think about a “ Black Widow ” movie. After all, she’s played the character in seven movies spanning 10 years. Yet unlike many of her fellow Avengers who got grand introductions in movies and sequels bearing their names on the marquee, she built the enigmatic Natasha Romanoff as a sideline scene stealer beginning with her introduction in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” through her exit in “Avengers: Endgame.” By the time her name was called for a coveted standalone, she knew that, above all, she wanted Black Widow’s film to be unexpected. And as the first lead actor to serve as a producer on a Marvel film, she actually had a say. The character, introduced in the comics in 1964, is inextricably tied…

WORLD OF FORBES

BULGARIA Ivan Dimov was a successful investment banker turned startup exec in New York when a chance encounter with a runaway gay Bulgarian teen convinced him to return to his home country and focus on offering help and resources to the LGBTQ community. EGYPT Having raised $23.5 million, the three cofounders of Halan front the 50 Most-Funded Startups list from Forbes Middle East. Halan, a Cairo-based ride-hailing app with 895,000 active users, specializes in motorbikes in both villages and densely populated cities. CHINA Two days before the listing, regulators paused highly anticipated plans for history’s biggest IPO. Ant Group, the fintech arm of billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba, was set to raise at least $34.4 billion on the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges in early November. FRANCE Parisian meal-delivery service Nestor is launching an “immersive” category to simulate…

WORLD OF FORBES
ALL TOGETHER NOW

ALL TOGETHER NOW

When school officials and community members in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden studied the old two-storey brick building on Willem Sprengerstraat, they didn’t see a lot to love. Originally built in 1929 and occupied by the Prins Constantijn primary school and Sinne daycare centre, it had been cut up and reconfigured so many times over the decades that its original appeal had been obscured by a series of cramped, disjointed spaces. As the need for an expansion became clear, many advocated for total demolition. City planners, however, hesitated. So when authorities organized a design competition, five teams of architects were instructed to develop two concepts each — one based on razing what was there and starting fresh; the other based on adding onto the old building. It didn’t take long for the…

Comfortable Passagemaking

Comfortable Passagemaking

A weather forecast—like an old-school dead-reckoning plot—will decrease in certainty with the passage of time. Over the past five years of arranging off shore charters aboard our Swan 48, Isbjørn, and our Swan 59, Icebear, we’ve tempted the gods by consistently breaking the cardinal rule of cruising—sailing to a schedule. However, thanks to a fundamental understanding of big-picture weather patterns and a willingness to be flexible once underway, we’ve learned that even the toughest passages can be made comfortably. In this article, we’ll look at how we plan our passage calendar and the tools we use to forecast the weather. We’ll also analyze three difficult passages—Iceland to Ireland; a Bermuda-Azores Atlantic crossing; and a southbound migration from the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Caribbean—to see how these things all work…

The Helping Hormone

The Helping Hormone

EVEN IF IT’S BEEN a while since health class, you likely know how estrogen impacts reproductive health. Its levels rise as we reach puberty; then each month it surges, causing the uterine lining to prep for a potential fertilized egg, and drops, kick-starting menstruation. As the years go on, levels ricochet up and down in perimenopause and drop at menopause. And along the way, estrogen gets blamed for breakouts and breakups, mood dips and weight gains. But what else does the hormone do? The better question may be “What doesn’t it do?” “Estrogen touches basically every cell,” says Jen Gunter, MD, a gynecologist and author of The Menopause Manifesto (Citadel, 2021). “Until recently, we didn’t recognize its importance beyond reproduction,” adds Elizabeth Poynor, MD, a gynecologic surgeon and founder of the…

TESTER NOTES

TESTER NOTES

The Latest Tech to Measure Running Power Back in the spring of 2020, we had our first look at Nurvv’s technology. The British biomechanics startup was designing $300 smart insoles that used a network of 32 pressure sensors to track a runner’s footstrike, pronation, gait symmetry, and more. Each insole had 16 sensors that recorded data 1,000 times per second from key areas of the heel, midfoot, and forefoot, and stored it inside two rechargeable tracker units. Once synced with a mobile app, Nurvv generated an assessment of the runner’s gait pattern. Since then, Nurvv has added even more features to its platform, like the ability to measure running power. Given the company’s claim that its insoles tracked power more accurately than the current running watches on the market, we were…

BUYER’S GUIDE

Brazen Sports Military Tactical Chronograph MOVEMENT Swiss ETA 251.274 CASE 44mm stainless steel GLASS Anti-reflective sapphire BAND 24mm vulcanized nitrile NBR rubber WEIGHT 4.6 ounces PRICE $850 URL brazensports.com Notes: The triple chrono features a 60-second, 30-minute, and one-hour dashboard. Also handy is a tachymeter with which you can estimate speed, distance, and other metrics. The “non-luminous for black ops” specification was a bit amusing. It has great, large hands with a contrasting background, plus you can use the large face as a mini data board to write on. Water-resistant to 100 meters, with a two-year limited warranty. The design of the watch body is inspired by a centerfire cartridge, with its underside mimicking the look of brass with a primer. The bullet-case design on the backplate is a nice tribute to shooting sports and 2nd Amendment rights. The details in the markings and jewels are…

BUYER’S GUIDE
Sino Children’s Retail

Sino Children’s Retail

The business of families is a contentious one in China. Since the one-child rule was abolished in 2013, the government has been on a mission to encourage Chinese citizens to have more children – it even established a three-child rule in 2021 – in a bid to reverse its position as one of the world’s oldest nations. According to China’s latest census, 18.7 per cent of its population is now over 60 years old. And with birth rates falling for a fourth consecutive year, experts speculate that the country could experience the lowest fertility rate in the world in the coming decade. However, with the economic burden of raising multiple children at the top of their minds, young adults are not necessarily looking to take advantage of the three-child rule anytime…

Find Your Patrons

At the beginning of my career, at an art opening one night, I was talking to a critic about an artist we both knew when the critic confided in me, saying, “You know, I made that guy.” It was one of those moments you hear about but never imagine you’ll actually experience. Before the critic’s jealousy and bitterness could infect me, I backed away and quickly came to two conclusions. First, the critic might very well have a claim on that artist’s success. Second, I didn’t want anyone to ever be able to say that about me. More than a decade later, I’m pleased to report that I’m successful and that no single individual can claim my success. But I’m also delighted for just about anyone to say they made me —…

Find Your Patrons

How to Shift from Selling Products to Selling Services

AUTHOR WHEN SATYA NADELLA became CEO of Microsoft, in 2014, the company relied on a tried-and-true sales model that had helped make it one of the world’s most valuable companies. The amount of money Microsoft charged organizations for its products was based primarily on head count. Every computer-using employee needed a seat license, and Microsoft’s salespeople wrote up contracts (typically for three years) that multiplied the number of seats by the annual cost of the software. Once a deal was signed, the salesperson collected the commission and moved on to the next customer. Many B2B tech firms use a similar model, which some describe as “thank you and see you in three years,” since salespeople have little reason to call on a client again until the account is up for renewal. As…

How to Shift from Selling Products to Selling Services

For an Agile Transformation, Choose the Right People

AUTHORS CREATED BY A group of software developers in 2001, the agile methodology, which helps project teams achieve objectives quickly in rapidly changing or unpredictable environments, is now being used broadly throughout organizations. But wanting to be agile and being it are two different things. Our research, which looked at the agile initiatives of scores of companies over several years, reveals that many large-scale ones not only fail to meet their goals but also cause disruption within an organization. A poorly managed initiative can miss critical deadlines, slow product development, and lead to staff burnout, the loss of key talent, and infighting among teams. In one survey of 112 companies that we conducted, nearly 90% reported that they had struggled with rolling out organization-wide agile transformations, even after succeeding with initial…

For an Agile Transformation, Choose the Right People

Can Big Tech Be Disrupted?

OVER THE PAST decade leading tech companies—notably Meta (Facebook), Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft—have come to dominate their respective segments in most parts of the world. Some stats: Meta, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, has 3.5 billion users across its networks. More than 50% of global online ad spending goes through Meta or Alphabet. In search, Google has more than a 60% share in the United States and more than 90% in Europe, Brazil, and India. Apple earns more in annual profit than Starbucks makes in revenue. Microsoft is a top-three vendor to 84% of businesses. And Amazon takes in more than 40% of online spending in the United States and runs nearly one-third of the internet through Amazon Web Services. Collectively, the Big Five earned income of…

Can Big Tech Be Disrupted?

modern market

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modern market
Magical Mystery Tours

Magical Mystery Tours

SHAUN CLAIR HAS seen the future of rock & roll, and it’s a 3D pig. Starting in the Sixties, Clair Global, the company co-founded by Clair’s grandfather, has provided sound systems for major rock tours, from Elton John’s and the Stones’ up through more recent ones like Roger Waters’ The Wall extravaganza. But with advances in AI, lighting tricks, robots, lasers, and other new technologies in the offing, what could the Wall of the future look like? For one, Clair says, the music would be piped into your ears by way of AirPods or similar in-ear tech — so when that plane smashes into the brick wall at the show’s end, “it will sound authentic,” no matter where you’re sitting. Then, picture everyone sporting Google Glass or similar headgear as the…

His Worst Five Years Were His Life’s Best Gift

His Worst Five Years Were His Life’s Best Gift

For chocolate lovers, the name Max Brenner conjures the image of a bald man. But few may know who that bald man is—or how much this brand hurt and taught him. Here’s the short of it: Max Brenner is a restaurant and retail shop with 50-plus locations worldwide that sells delights like a fondue tower or a chocolate pizza. Its tagline is “Chocolate by the bald man,” and its logo is an illustration of…a bald man. Is it Max Brenner? Not quite. The founder is a bald Israeli man named Oded Brenner (Max was his original business partner), who created his first shop in the small town of Ra’anana 25 years ago, and eventually sold it to the Israeli food conglomerate Strauss Group. But when Brenner started a separate café…

INSIDE MAXIM’S 2021 HALLOWEEN PARTIES

INSIDE MAXIM’S 2021 HALLOWEEN PARTIES

MAKING THE SCENE IN MIAMI Maxim, in partnership withVIP Nightlife and Capture Studios, hosted an epic Halloween Party in Miami, featuring rap superstar Future live in concert. More than 2,500 attendees comprised of models, musicians, athletes, and celebrities including Flo Rida, Joey Fatone, and the Nelk Boys took over the poolscape at the Fontainebleau hotel for the unforgettable event. The party featured headliner DJs, surprise musical acts, Cirque performances, go-go dancers, mermaids and an exclusive Maxim Model Lounge packed with world’s hottest cover models. The event was sponsored by Animal Concerts and Segi TV, who showcased their elite model team in full body paint. Reign Total Body Fuel brought the heat with a sexy installation by the Black Tape Project and the Nelk Boys powered by Happy Dad Seltzer came out in…

out of the humidor

Dear Marvin, When I saw Governor Arnold on your December issue I just had to buy Cigar Aficionado. While reading about the governor and his feeling of responsibility to help America, his new home, I thought, why doesn’t he run for U.S. Senate from California? Though he can’t be president, with his Republican centrist politics he could get Washington moving for the people. Plus, a bit of cigar smoke wouldn’t hurt, either. Bob BlauveltTappan, New York Dear Marvin, Great photos and article about The Terminator [“The Terminator Is Back,” November/December 2019], but I was perplexed with Arnold’s comments, “California is an extraordinary place. Always has been.” In my personal opinion I think that it used to be all that, but it’s changed dramatically for the worse and that’s why so many residents are moving out,…

out of the humidor
SKY KUDOS 2

SKY KUDOS 2

Sky brought the Kudos 2 out last summer, three years after the original. It’s a low-B, suitable as a first wing after training and with safety and comfort top of the priorities list. Sky intend it to be a glider pilots will be able to grow with and do their first XCs on, so its performance and handling are honed for that. They explain that their philosophy is not to squeeze the last drop of performance out of a wing, but to make a glider that is right for the target pilot, and that feels good. To this end, they say they’ve calmed the original down a little, and made it more stable in both pitch and roll to increase the comfort for new pilots who have enough to think about…

ADVANCED FLYING BRUCE GOLDSMITH HOW TO PUMP

Flying techniques need to evolve as paraglider designs develop, and a quick pump on the brakes is becoming an increasingly important tool for advanced pilots. Pumping on the brakes is not a new thing, but has a bit of a shady past. Top-landing Originally, pumping the brakes (also known as flapping) was a questionable technique used to reduce performance for top landing. Pilots are often advised against it as the possibility of accidental stall made the technique a little risky. More experienced pilots continue to use it though, as it is effective. It is relatively easy to avoid the stall for good pilots and the technique remains useful. SIV More recently, pumps are used as a useful recovery technique during SIV. Deep brake is particularly useful for getting out cravats, and holding a lot…

ADVANCED FLYING BRUCE GOLDSMITH HOW TO PUMP
LE GRAND TOUR DU LAC

LE GRAND TOUR DU LAC

Located in the Northern Alps, Lake Annecy is one of the most famous flying areas in France. Away from the main chain of the Alps, the north of the lake is bordered by a rolling plain that extends north to the Jura while the Bornes massif rises to the east and the Bauges massif to the west. The main Annecy valley stretches for about 30km in a south-easterly direction towards the Beaufortain and the high massifs. This geography allows cross-country pilots to fly routes in many directions to suit the conditions of the day. Over the years a large free-flight infrastructure has developed, particularly the main take-off at Col de la Forclaz and the landing in the town of Doussard. Paragliding is an important part of the economic fabric of the…

HOW TO SEE AND BE SEEN

HOW TO SEE AND BE SEEN

“Sorry mate, I didn’t see you…” It’s been a promising day but you’ve been struggling. The clouds looked fantastic overhead but finding that first climb was difficult. But find it you did and eventually, in that sweet spot of tension climb, you corkscrewed your way all the way to cloudbase. Now you’re looking at that cloud street ahead. Time to catch up with others on the way to the first turnpoint in your fun XC competition. As you put your hands up, feel for the speed bar and start to push suddenly there’s a noise like a giant lightsaber whipping past you. What?! You’re startled and confused, you look all around to find out what it was and then you see it. It’s a sailplane disappearing off into the distance at 150km/h…

Livets LOTT

DET VAR FÖR TIO ÅR SEDAN som Elin Lannsjö och hennes fästman Victor kunde köpa kolonilotten av Göteborgs stad i Slottsskogskolonin mitt i Majorna. Hit cyklar hon på ett kick från lägenheten. Tomten arrenderas men husen är deras. – Det går inte att känna igen stället från tiden när vi köpte det. Det var så himla igenvuxet och buskarna tryckte mot fönstren. Vi har sparat de tre äppelträden, annars rök mycket. Jag försökte spara alla gamla blomsorter som jag inte trodde var ogräs. Du kan tro att det stör mig att jag råkade gräva upp bolltistlarna. Men jag var en sådan nybörjare i trädgården då! SKÖRDESALLAD FRÅN TRÄDGÅRDEN 4 portioner Fruktig och fräsch sensommarfavorit. 200 g plocksallad¼ kruka basilikablad3 dl skivade jordgubbar100 g sockerärter2 skivade nektariner1 dl kalamataoliver2 burrata friterad kapris olivolja1 burk (150 g) kapris vinägrett 1 msk…

Livets LOTT

JAMIES nya FAVORITRÄTTER

BERÄTTA OM KONCEPTET för din nya bok, 7 sätt. – Det här är första gången som jag tittat på data kring vad människor i allmänhet faktiskt handlar mest av. Jag har valt 18 av de hjälteråvarorna och förvandlat var och en av dem på sju spännande sätt. Tanken med boken är att om du nu redan köper dessa råvaror och jag ger dig nya recept på dem är det troligt att du kommer fortsätta att ge dem en chans. Det kändes som ett givet tillfälle att få hjälpa människor att ha kul och att prova nya saker i köket. Jag tycker att det här är den mest användarvänliga kokboken jag någonsin gjort. Varför är den här boken extra viktig under Covid-19 och de lockdowns i samhället som det medfört? – Under lockdowns så…

JAMIES nya FAVORITRÄTTER

‘IT JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE’

Have you seen the video showing a pilot doing badly-timed wingovers on the cliffs in a sea breeze? The air is smooth and all appears well, until he has a massive asymmetric collapse. This happened because during the wingover the airflow became negative in one part of the wing. This example neatly demonstrates how a collapse can be caused directly by the actions of the pilot. Collapses don’t simply come out of nowhere. What causes a collapse? When the air flows downwards onto the top of a glider over a significant part of the wing the lines will go slack and the sail will deform, leading to a collapse. This is because the lines cannot take any compression, so as soon as there is a downward force on them, they go slack and…

‘IT JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE’
HOW TO FORGE IN THE SUMMER

HOW TO FORGE IN THE SUMMER

Like most forgers, I try to build a stockpile of damascus and differentsized blades in the winter months when the temperature is below 50 degrees F. Sometimes, because of where you live, it might not drop below 70 degrees F. Hot is hot no matter where you forge, and there will be a time when you have to forge no matter how high the temperature is. Here are some helpful hints to get you through the hot times. HYDRATE “Pre-hydrate” the day before you are going to forge. Also, drink plenty of water during forging and aft erward. I use a squirt bottle to spray myself during forging to add extra cooling. Staying hydrated should keep those nasty headaches away. LIMIT HEAT EXPOSURE If you are lucky enough to have a second person that knows…

INSIDER’S GUIDE: CANUNGRA

INSIDER’S GUIDE: CANUNGRA

Canungra is a small town nestled in the foothills of the Scenic Rim area, southeast Queensland. One pub, a campground, supermarket and a dozen cafes serve 1,200 locals and thousands of tourists every year. It is also home to the Canungra Hang Gliding Club and is arguably the best and most consistent flying arena in Australia. In the sub-tropical climate flying takes place all year round. XContest has 21 flights over 50km from a Canungra site one day in July this year (the middle of our winter). In spring and summer it goes off – think taking off at 7.30am and landing 300km later at sunset. The sites There are two main sites, plus a couple of lessvisited sites. Beechmont faces southeast into the prevailing easterly flow which blows for the warm two-thirds of…

Second sight

Espresso cups tinkle on a marble table as Franck Bonnet and Pierre Bonnefille talk animatedly on the first floor of bespoke eyewear brand Maison Bonnet’s Paris atelier. Situated near Place des Victoires, the space – a welcoming, polished salon in velvety dark tones – opened in 2009 and was designed by Bonnefille, one of France’s leading interior architects. Now, the loquacious duo are working together again on a new atelier on London’s Stafford Street, set to open in late June. ‘Around 60 per cent of my clients are foreigners, and they come to Paris once a year on holiday – but they find themselves in London almost monthly for work, so it made sense,’ explains Bonnet, the CEO and fourth-generation owner of the family business. ‘It also made sense to…

Second sight
Designers

Designers

Sizar Alexis, Lahmu Eskilstuna, Sweden Woods: cherry and scorched red oak Having lived through the Iraq war in the 1980s, Alexis imagined his home as a bunker, protecting his family and newborn son during the pandemic. Drawing from the similarities between his own childhood experience and his young son’s, his sculptural pieces are defined by stark monolithic forms and stillness, representing the emotional connection to his thoughts in the pandemic. The chunky volumes serve as side tables or stools, and together as a bench or low sideboard, inspired by bunker architecture. Alexis chose two contrasting woods: one half of his piece is in American cherry, for its warmth, and one half is in red oak, its surface burned with a scorching technique. @sizaralexis Isabelle Baudraz, Presences Lausanne, Switzerland / Athens, Greece Wood: cherry Fighting a feeling of isolation,…

QUICK PITCH

QUICK PITCH

POSTSEASON PREDICTIONS AL WILD CARD TWINS over BLUE JAYS AL DIVISION SERIES WHITE SOX over ANGELS YANKEES over TWINS AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES YANKEES over WHITE SOX NL WILD CARD METS over PADRES NL DIVISION SERIES BRAVES over CARDINALS DODGERS over METS NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BRAVES over DODGERS WORLD SERIES BRAVES Over YANKEES HOW THEY’LL FINISH MVP PREDICTIONS MIKE TROUT | ANGELS | As chalk as chalk gets. In his “worst” season last year, Trout posted an OPS+ of 168, giving him nine straight qualified seasons at 168 or better. Only Ty Cobb has had a run like that. RONALD ACUÑA JR. | BRAVES | Before his 23rd birthday last December, Acuña already had 81 homers, 61 stolen bases and two Silver Sluggers. Trout is the only other player to reach those marks. CY YOUNG PREDICTIONS GERRIT COLE | YANKEES | Over the past six years Cole ranks third in wins, fourth…