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Condé Nast Portfolio is worth the $60 a year

November 23, 2007/8.05

[Cross-posted] Every now and then, there’s a magazine that captures my imagination. In 1988, it was Autocar; by the early 1990s, it was Wired, then Fast Company by the end of the decade. Now, the magazine (other than any I publish!) is Condé Nast Portfolio.    I’m annoyed that, like Business Week, Portfolio is next to […]

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Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen: the next actress of note?

/4.22

I’m thinking ahead to 2008, as many folks in my shoes would. And I have had some thought about future celebs and who I wouldn’t mind securing for our pages.    When Lucire editor Laura Ming-Wong chose Bruna Tenorio as one of our faces for 2008 in issue no. 24, I noticed that models and actresses […]

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That little RSS button

/3.45

Since last year, eagle-eyed readers will have noticed an RSS link at the top right of every page at Lucire’s online edition that does not work. This was due to a company that we had charged with creating our CMS (content management system) not delivering. But if readers do not mind, I would like to change […]

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I’ve been travelling

/3.29

And I love being free. The last month has been pretty hectic, with trips around Australia and New Zealand, plus a very eye-opening humdinger of a trip to Taiwan.    I’ll give my reasons in depth in a future Lucire, but I think Taiwan is the next big vacation spot. You’d normally think of an island […]

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Tesla Roadster delayed, but not due to batteries

October 29, 2007/22.58

Darryl Siry at Tesla Motors sent out an email today advising that The New York Times got an important fact wrong about the production delay facing the Tesla Roadster. On his blog are the facts: I spoke with John Markoff, the author of the article, and he said he was apologetic for the error and […]

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A future Lucire Car to Be Seen in?

October 28, 2007/5.19

[Cross-posted] Honda’s Takeo Fukui has said that he will put the world’s ?rst hydrogen fuel-cell car on the market by next year, with a sticker price of around £50,000. The car emits water vapour as its “exhaust”.    This is fabulous thinking: rather than hold the technology back, as all the other automakers are doing, […]

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100 per cent New Zealand-designed

October 27, 2007/1.16

Yesterday, I saw this proclamation one time too many: ‘100% New Zealand Design’.    I worked for a company once, as a design assistant, that stated on its catalogue that it was 100 per cent ‘Designed in New Zealand’. Well, not only is this a wishy-washy statement trying to detract from the stigma of off-shore manufacture; in the […]

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The Tesla Roadster is ready

October 13, 2007/23.29

Here’s Lucire’s Car to be Seen in 2007, in production and available to the public. The Tesla Roadster might not sound throaty and grunty but for those of us who grew up with Knight Rider, I suspect we will not care. And the rich environmentalists and celebs who will buy one certainly won’t. […]

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Monica’s back, in a new shoot with Florin Radu

/13.17

In the last 10 years, we have broken quite a few stories: Zac Posen had his first in-depth interview with Lucire, we take credit for the first pieces on Christina Perriam and Kathryn Wilson, and over in Romania, Monica Colombeanu (née Gabor), who was famous in her own right, became a cover girl for the […]

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Supporting literacy: recycle your magazines

October 11, 2007/22.56

‘Magazine publishing powerhouses and reading advocates team to inspire schools to join global magazine recycling initiative for literacy’. The press release may have a long headline, but the cause is a worthy one.    Since 2005, Lucire has supported the initiatives of MagazineLiteracy.org, aimed at promoting literacy to children initially in the US, through the use […]

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