World’s First 360-Degree Rooftop Infinity Pool Designed for London


World’s First 360-Degree Rooftop Infinity Pool Designed for London

Manufacturer Compass Pools has unveiled a new concept for the world’s first 360-degree infinity pool. Designed for a skyscraper rooftop in London, the 600,000-liter pool would offer views of the city’s skyline from all sides. Called Infinity London, the project would be made from cast acrylic and feature transparent sides and floors, allowing visitors to…

Why HK is a distribution center for property projects worldwide


Why HK is a distribution center for property projects worldwide

According to a recent study by Citibank, Hong Kong has 511,000 residents with at least HK$10 million (US$1.28 million) in assets. These ten-millionaires hold, on average, 1.9 properties in Hong Kong, 0.6 property in mainland China, and 0.7 property overseas. The asset allocation of these ten-millionaires is roughly 70 percent in real estate. We suspect…

A.T. Kearney: New York top city for global business, but shakeups on the horizon


A.T. Kearney: New York top city for global business, but shakeups on the horizon

New York City retained the top spot in an annual Global Cities Index from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney that measures current city performance, but the report says there is the “potential of a transformative shift.” London, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong rounded out the top five. Big moves, bright futures A few cities…

Discover the transformation of Manchester from England’s old industrial age


Discover the transformation of Manchester from England’s old industrial age

“Most young people in London have never been able to afford to buy their own place. So if you want to own your own property, and if you have a reasonable income and a reasonable job, you can do it in Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool,” UK economist Jim O’Neill said. O’Neill believes that by attracting young…

More Asia-Pacific cities top global innovation rankings


More Asia-Pacific cities top global innovation rankings

Asia-Pacific cities show an increased presence in the world’s most innovative city rankings, compared to a few years ago, highlights JLL in the report, “Innovation Geographies 2019”. Singapore has emerged as the third most innovative city after San Francisco and Tokyo. As the second most innovative city, Tokyo has generated the largest number of patents…

Sushi Singularity makes a bespoke dinner based on your bodily fluids


Sushi Singularity makes a bespoke dinner based on your bodily fluids

Japanese conceptual design studio Open Meals has announced a restaurant concept that will use a customer’s saliva, faeces and urine to create 3D-printed sushi tailored to their nutritional needs. Even food has made it into the realm of 3D printing. Next year, Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics 2020, the most anticipated sporting event in…

S&P 500 companies’ highest and lowest paid CEOs of 2018


S&P 500 companies’ highest and lowest paid CEOs of 2018

The stats are finally in for how much the heads of S&P 500 Opens a New Window. companies made in 2018. David M. Zaslav Opens a New Window. , the president and chief executive officer of media company Discovery, Inc., came in at No. 1 with compensation of $129.4 million, according to the Wall Street…

Alternative HS2 route tabled for the North


Alternative HS2 route tabled for the North

A new scheme which combines parts of High Speed 2 (HS2) and Northern Powerhouse Rail proposals has been tabled by engineering consultants Expedition Engineering. Led by former HS2 independent design panel member Alistair Lenczner, the proposal – dubbed HS2 North – uses existing rail infrastructure to better connect Leeds via Manchester with Birmingham, replacing the need to build…

StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2019


StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2019

In the StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2019 report, the top four countries remain unchanged, with the US taking the top spot, followed by the UK, Canada and then Israel.These four countries are referred as “Big4” in the report. Australia is fifth, jumping a massive six places from 11th last year. In sixth place, the Netherlands…