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The New Hunter Gatherers

The New Hunter Gatherers

The food industry is quickly evolving, which means innovations and investment opportunities are evolving too. There are many factors at play but three major trends are steering market growth. In the face of global food shortages, resources must be channeled into sustainable alternatives, a scenario that brings about some interesting possibilities. At the same time

The Noodle Boom

Noodles are a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture; they are as much a part of a Chinese birthday celebration as a birthday cake with lit candles is in many countries. Since noodles do symbolise long life, it’s considered very unlucky to cut up a strand. Now, for Wall Street, noodles will also symbolise good

Bright Ideas: Aragoma

Why the rise in popularity of internet auction sites is taking the art world by storm. Fuelled by a seemingly insatiable demand for art, dealers and buyers are seeing a new trend being established in the sector. That is, the rise in popularity of internet art auctions. Innovative ideas and investment are being channeled into

Global Giving

In 1997, World Bank executives Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle were asked to develop an innovative way to combat poverty. They put their heads together and created the World Bank’s Development Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind event where people from around the world competed for World Bank funds. The event’s success revealed the enormous potential of a

Frank M. Ahearn Interview: How To Disappear Without Trace

If we wanted to is it possible to disappear without a trace? We interviewed Frank M. Ahearn, master in the art of extreme privacy. If you’re still reading this you are either curious about how to disappear or searching for a remedy to a difficult situation. So how do we realistically achieve anonymity and remove

The Elevator Jets 2014

Owning a private jet comes with many perks, one of them being the ability to touch down closer to your destination than even the most frequent flyer. We introduce this years aviation breakthroughs that are inspiring a new age of air transport. Dassault 5X Dassault are cutting metal on the latest Falcon. It hasn’t flown

The Glass World

We’ve never been so dependent on Smartphones and laptops; they’re intricately woven into our daily lives. As we edge closer to George Orwell’s fable of an ever-watching state, what protection is out there for us? Mobile technologies have altered the way we communicate and the way in which communications travel. The pace of it has

People Profiles: Nicholas Woodman

When Felix Baumgartner threw himself from a 24-mile-high platform in 2012, he broke both the sound barrier and multiple world records. He also had five cameras strapped to his body – all of them made by GoPro. The lightweight and wearable cameras have become essential kit for adrenaline junkies, capturing dare-devil footage the world over.

Travel: Luxury African Experiences

Working hard means playing equally hard. Elevator brings you some of the world’s most action-packed safari locations, to take you well off the beaten track. 5 night Luxury Botswana Mobile Safari This luxury mobile safari takes you into some of the most game rich areas of the Okavango Delta, all with a private luxury fully

Hassleblad Stellar

Swedish camera firm, Hassleblad, known for it’s collaboration with NASA (twelve of their cameras are still on the moon’s surface dating back to the 1960’s lunar explorations), has released a consumer-aimed model, the Stellar, a compact point-and-shoot for people who don’t want to bother with all the complex aperture settings and shutter speeds of an