• For those who have everything: A designer handbag for dog lovers

    For those who have everything: A designer handbag for dog lovers

    theweek.com 20 May '16, 8pm

    It's hard not to love the Hector Bag ($2,930). Modeled after Thom Browne's own dog and due to appear in the designer's men's and women's collections, the furry accessory bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a real wirehaired dachshund — "same rough coat, short legs, adorable expression o...

  • This man will trade you his limited-edition Kanye sneakers for a working kidney:

    This man will trade you his limited-edition Kanye sneakers for a working kidney

    theweek.com 30 Aug '15, 4pm

    Ann Arbor resident and big-time sneakerhead Matt Neal never expected a hobby could end up saving his life. But with two failing kidneys, the 26-year-old stumbled upon a solution: He could trade his limited-edition Yeezy Boost 350s for a new kidney. Neal's offer, which he posted to a F...

  • Our Stonegate Manor #luxury home was featured as a #Miami Classic. What's your take?

    House hunting: 6 classic Florida houses

    theweek.com 17 Dec '14, 12pm

    Miami. Stonegate Manor is a six-bedroom estate that was built in 1923. The 11,754-square-foot home features five fireplaces, a chef's kitchen, a gym, a wine cellar, and a living room with a three-story-high ceiling. The property includes a patio kitchen, a pool, and access to a commun...

  • RebeccaKKatz: I love Harry Reid.

    Harry Reid on becoming a lobbyist: 'I would rather be taken to Singapore and caned'

    theweek.com 22 May '15, 2pm

    The original Poltergeist is famous for traumatizing children who grew up in the early 1980s, and today's Poltergeist remake seems primed to do the same for children in 2015. But over the years, 1982's Poltergeist (and its two sequels) have grown legendary for another reason: the whisp...

  • How a Louis Vuitton bag can explain the higher education bubble

    theweek.com 26 Feb '14, 5pm

    f you happen to have $31,500 lying around, you could buy a Louis Vuitton PM Showgirl handbag . Or you could spend almost exactly the same sum to pay for one year's worth of tuition (not including room and board) at an average American four-year private college . The handbag and the co...

  • How a Louis Vuitton bag can explain the higher education bubble

    theweek.com 26 Feb '14, 7pm

    f you happen to have $31,500 lying around, you could buy a Louis Vuitton PM Showgirl handbag . Or you could spend almost exactly the same sum to pay for one year's worth of tuition (not including room and board) at an average American four-year private college . The handbag and the co...

  • Can you 3D print an Hermes handbag?

    theweek.com 05 Dec '13, 7pm

    cientific American published an interesting article this morning that takes a look at 3D printing and how its rise could affect the luxury goods economy. Additive manufacturing, as the process is sometimes called, "prints" three-dimensional objects layer by layer, using anything from ...

  • The #Chinese #military has a new secret #weapon: Lightning-fast trains

    The Chinese military has a new secret weapon: Lightning-fast trains

    theweek.com 04 Jul '15, 3pm

    On most days, China's high-speed rail network is for hauling millions — yes, millions — of commuters, vacationers, and tourists around the country. But on May 14, one section of the growing network served a very different purpose. A People's Liberation Army brigade from the Lanzhou mi...

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