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Category: Lifestyle

Hey World, Watch Out for China's 'Middleweight' Cities

East Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China. (Peter Garnhum/Flickr)
Lifestyle

According to a study by McKinsey Global Institute, in just a little over a decade one-third of all Chinese cities will contribute to almost 30 percent of total global growth.

Interview: James Law Creates Innovative 'Cybertecture' for the 21st Century

James Law's Cybertecture Mirror in action. (cybertecturemirror.com)
Lifestyle

The Hong Kong-based designer behind the Cybertecture Mirror shares his thoughts on innovative product solutions, architecture, and technology.

Hong Kong Designer Tells New York Apartment Dwellers to 'Blur the Boundaries'

Hong Kong designer Gary Chang demonstrates his
Lifestyle

In an interview with Asia Blog, Gary Chang, inventor of the remarkable "Domestic Transformer" apartment, shares some secrets for adapting to a small living space.

Interview: Pakistani Motorcyclist Moin Khan on His Epic Journey

Lifestyle

Tired of negative media portrayals of his native Pakistan, Moin Khan decided to redefine his country's image through a 25,000-mile motorcycle ride across three continents.

Explainer: How Iranians Will Welcome the Year 1391

A traditional Nowruz display known as the Seven S’s, or Haft Seen. (Ehsan Khakbaz/Flickr)
Lifestyle

While the world plays with the possibility of war with Iran, Iranians worldwide are preparing to celebrate their New Year’s festival, Nowruz, with flowers, food, family — and a goldfish, too.

Book Excerpt: 'India Becoming' by Akash Kapur

Lifestyle

Indian-American writer Akash Kapur rediscovers a sense of the new when he returns to India, in an excerpt from his new book.

Paula Scher, Designer of Asia Society Logo, Opens New Windows for Microsoft

Lifestyle

Scher, responsible for the graphic identities of many well known New York institutions, has given the Windows logo a minimalist polish ahead of its upcoming OS upgrade.

Gallup: Americans Like China Less Now Than They Did a Year Ago

(Flickr/Brent Finnegan)
Lifestyle

Several Asian nations held up the rear of a Gallup poll released yesterday measuring Americans' favorability toward foreign countries.

'Linsanity' on TIME Magazine's Cover (But Only in Asia)

February 27, 2012 edition covers of TIME magazine from (clockwise from top left) the United States, Europe, South Pacific and Asia.
Lifestyle

While the cover of TIME's new Asia edition features New York Knicks shooting star Jeremy Lin, the magazine's other editions focus on Kim Jong Un.

Interview: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the First Pakistani Oscar Nominee

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (C) filming 'Saving Face' in the south of Punjab, Pakistan. (Sharmeen Obaid Films)
Lifestyle

The Asia Society Associate Fellow says winning an Academy Award would allow "people to see a different side of Pakistan, even if it is just for one night."