The smell of chocolate wafts from the door of an artisanal shop that would not be out of place in Brooklyn. Founder Dana Mroueh takes in the sun while riding her stationary bicycle-turned-cocoa grinder on an ambitious journey that began just four months ago.
The Golden Pin Design Award, the longest-running award of its kind, is an annual award that celebrates innovative designs of products and projects that are expressly created or inspired by "Huaren" (華人) -- those from Chinese-speaking cultures and societies.
Despite being the first year of the "Practical Group," judges still set their criteria high for the four standards of marketability, theme, practicality and technical aspects, and decided to let the gold medal remain vacant.
In celebration of its fourth year, the Yilan Chair Design Competition (宜蘭椅設計大賞) announced this year's winning chairs on Sept. 3 at the Loudong Cultural Working House (羅東文化工場).
Online review site Yelp's star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based on user input, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, dismissing a libel lawsuit filed against Yelp by a Washington state locksmith company owner.
Officials say the name of Roger Ailes will be removed from a newsroom at Ohio University and a gift to the school will be returned as a result of the sexual harassment allegations against the former Fox News chairman. Ailes has denied the allegations.
Actor Alec Baldwin is suing a Manhattan art dealer, saying she sold him a version of a painting for US$190,000 that was not the original.
There was a time when Bryan Akipa knew nothing of flutes. But that was long ago, before the budding artist stumbled across a wooden mallard-head flute in the studio of his mentor, sparking a fascination that led to a career in both making and playing the distinctive Dakota flutes.
Austrians love their sausages and are fiercely proud of their homegrown "wurst." But this hasn't daunted Englishman Richard Holmes in his quest to get locals to love his bangers too.
A man plays the guitar while riding on a New York subway, Friday, Sept. 9.