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Rockefeller auction sells $646M in first night

Written by Stephy Chung, CNN Contributors Stella Ko, CNN Christie’s sale of a Picasso nude for $115 million kick-started what some experts have been calling “the sale of the century” — over 1,000 works of art and fine objects from the storied collection of the late David and Peggy Rockefeller. …

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10 of the best installations at Milan Design Week

This article was originally published by The Spaces, a digital publication exploring new ways to live and work. Every April, the creative world flocks to Milan Design Week to see the best new furniture and living concepts from the globe’s most talented designers. The annual event (aka the Salone del …

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Shigetaka Kurita: The man who invented emoji

When Shigetaka Kurita created the first emoji in 1999, he had to work within a grid measuring 12 by 12 pixels. That’s a total of 144 dots, or 18 bytes of data, meaning that the Japanese designer’s complete set of 176 pictograms took up just over 3 kilobytes. A minuscule …

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11 radical ads that captured the spirit of the ’90s

If “Hasta la vista, baby,” “You had me at hello,” and “Yada, yada, yada” mean nothing to you, chances are you were not around in the 1990s, a decade whose legacy has yet to fully crystallize in our collective imagination. (These are popular catchphrases from “Terminator,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Seinfeld.”) …

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