In the News 22.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 22.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets compiled by P.F.M.

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets



1. Inside Hermès: Luxury’s Secret Empire

“The creation of one of the world’s great wealth machines, built within the kind of sprawling family structure that tends to stifle innovation rather than spawn it, boils down to three dates.”

Read the rest of this article at Forbes



2. Generation Nice

“The generation that gave us Occupy Wall Street has embraced its own modes of entrepreneurship, found across the broad spectrum of ‘creatives,’ from stylists to techies, who reject the presumed security of the corporate job and riskily pursue their own ventures, even if it means working out of their parents’ basement.”

Read more & view the time line at The New York Times



3. Unfilled Rana Plaza Fund Exposes Fashion’s Lack of Accountability

“The unfilled Rana Plaza compensation fund exposes the fashion industry’s inability to hold brands accountable for their actions, even when those actions have disastrous consequences.”

Read the rest of this article at The Business of Fashion



4. Tony Judt’s Life with ALS: A Reading List

“The Ice Bucket challenge has raised millions for ALS research, not to mention awareness about the disease: the motor neuron disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects thousands of Americans. It’s also served as a reminder about the work that Tony Judt did to convey what it was like to live with ALS, in his diary entries for the New York Review of Books. Judt died in August 2010. Here is a short collection of stories …”

Read the rest of this article at Long Reads



5. The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

“For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest.”

Read the rest of this article at GQ



6. Forbes Releases 2014 Highest-Paid Models List

“Forbes has released its annual ranking of The World’s Highest-Paid Models and we see some familiar faces as well as new faces on the list. Gisele Bundchen tops the list with over $47 million estimated in income while Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima tie for second at $8 million. Newcomers to the list include Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Anja Rubik and Cara Delevingne.”

Read the rest of this article at Fashion Gone Rogue



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[image : the office of ines de la fressange, painted in sèvres pink; photography by pascal chevallier; published in domino magazine march 2009]

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