advertisement advertisement advertisement When the acclaimed British designer Tom Dixon was five, he was left alone, parked in a tiny French car, a Citroën 2CV. Since this was the 1960s, there were no child safety seats or laws against the practice. No doubt, Dixon was bored and curious, so he pulled on a lever, which happened to be the hand brake. advertisement advertisement Parked on a hill, the car began to roll, and it didn’t stop until it crashed into something. Dixon tells me this story now, quickly shrugging it off as a story within a story—”It was different times,” he says—before reaching his point. The Citroën 2CV has stuck with him since. It was a clever, low-budget car , which used a light tubed frame as its base (more like planes of the era than cars), covered in a thin veneer of stamped steel panels. Its hood in particular is ridged with curves that distinguish it from the VW Bug. dubbed the Hydro . It, too, … [Read more...] about This gorgeous chair was made by one of Tesla’s manufacturers
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What is the perfect TV viewing distance? If you're sizing up a new television, it's well worth measuring how far you should be sitting for the optimum viewing experience – especially since you may not realize what TV size is best suited for your current furniture setup. So if you’re planning on squeezing in as many inches as you can afford rather than the number of inches your room can handle, you may want to rethink. As TV sizes continue to get bigger, the real key to a good viewing experience is all down to how far away from the screen you sit. So having a good idea of how big your space is and where you’re likely to arrange your furniture is the first step in buying a new TV. And don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because your old screen fitted perfectly in a certain spot, your new one will also blend in the same way. Check out our best TV guide TV placement is about way more than just making sure that you keep your space insta-worthy. Sitting too close … [Read more...] about TV viewing distance: how far away should you sit?
A team of Egyptian archaeologists has unearthed what some describe as an industrial royal metropolis just north of modern-day Luxor , which incorporates what was once the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (aka Waset). The archaeologists dubbed the site "the lost golden city of Luxor," and they believe it may have been devoted to manufacturing decorative artifacts, furniture, and pottery, among other items. Hieroglyphic inscriptions found on clay caps of wine vessels at the site date the city to the reign of the 18th-dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1353 BCE), whose generally peaceful tenure was marked by an especially prosperous era, with Egypt at the peak of its international power. (Mud bricks at the site were also marked with Amenhotep III's cartouche.) There are more surviving statues of Amenhotep III than any other pharaoh. He was buried in the Valley of the Kings, and his mummy was discovered in 1889. Analysis revealed that Amenhotep III died between 40 and 50 … [Read more...] about Archaeologists find “lost golden city” buried under sand for 3,400 years
Ex-leaders of State-owned steel firms stand trial The defedants at the first-instance trial that opened on April 12 The first-instance trial, held by the Hanoi People’s Court, is expected to last 10 days. Fourteen defendants were charged with “violating regulations on the management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness” under Clause 3 of Article 360 in the 2015 Penal Code. They included Tran Trong Mung (born in 1949, former General Director of TISCO), Tran Van Kham (born in 1961, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Director of TISCO), Mai Van Tinh (born in 1952, former Chairman of the VNS Board of Directors), and Dau Van Hung (born in 1951, former General Director of VNS). Two former members of the VNS Board of Directors and three former members of the TISCO Board of Directors were accused of “lacking sense of responsibility, causing serious consequences” under Clause 3 of Article 360 in the 2015 Penal Code. According to … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 12
Britain's daily Covid deaths have halved in a week — while infections have risen slightly, official figures revealed today. Department of Health chiefs posted 13 more lab-confirmed victims after recording just seven yesterday — which was the first time the daily fatality count was in single figures since September. For comparison, 26 deaths were registered on Easter Monday. Government statisticians today also added another 3,568 positive tests to the official tally, up 29 per cent on last week's figure of 2,762. The rise may be explained by the fact last week was Easter Sunday. Experts have previously noted testing numbers dip on public holidays due to the way swabs are recorded and because fewer people come forward for them. There is also a chance the uptick has been caused by No10's easing of restrictions on March 29. Academics have warned cases will inevitably rise when restrictions are eased but because millions of people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the … [Read more...] about Britain’s daily Covid deaths HALVE in a week with 13 more victims – while cases go up by 29% to 3,568