Previewing Expo 2020 Dubai

We get an early tour of the UAE's new, designed-for-Expo district

The first World’s Fair took place in 1851 under the title Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, at London’s Crystal Palace. Telescopes, the world’s biggest diamond, daguerreotypes, and pay toilets were some of main attractions. The event has been the reason for many impressive feats, perhaps the most famous being the Eiffel Tower, which was constructed for the 1889 fair in …

Photo Essay: A Night at Maserati’s Modena Factory

Celebrating the end of an era to make way for a new beginning

This week Maserati shuttered their 80-year-old factory in Modena, ending production of the iconic GranTurismo family of cars. It’s not a permanent closure; the space will be refurbished and retooled to prepare for their newest—yet to be named or shown—super-sports car. But before closing the modest production line where 12 cars are hand built each day, the brand decided to throw a dinner party. On …

Interview: Rizon Parein, Founder of Us By Night

We speak with the designer about the dynamic three-day event in Antwerp

Antwerp’s Us By Night proved to be just what it promised, and more. While there are plenty of creative conferences the world over, and countless inspiring speakers at each one, UBN is especially stimulating because it feels like a party. That’s thanks to a perfect storm of programming, young and lively attendees, a strong community focus, and the pragmatic after-hours timeframe. The city itself also …