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Amazon made a small change to its app icon after the design reminded some people of Hitler's mustache

An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters Amazon changed its app icon after users flagged a resemblance to Adolf Hitler's mustache. The icon was overhauled earlier this year. The updated icon has avoided comparisons to the Nazi war criminal, but been compared to "Avatar" character Aang.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The recently redesigned Amazon app icon has been changed yet again by the tech company after some customers saw ...
Tags: Amazon, Icons, Apps, Design, News, Trends, Tech, Retail, Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Tech Insider, Annabelle Williams


Are novelists already writing about the Covid era? An author investigates

People wear face mask in New York, Feb. 25, 2021. John Smith/VIEWpress via Getty Images The novelist Julia Dahl asked fellow writers how they are taking on, or steering clear of, the coronavirus.  "We need to chronicle this," said Jodi Picoult, who has multiple projects related to Covid.  Others said they weren't ready to process the pandemic, or they're waiting to see what comes next. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Last month, I turned in the copy edits for my fou...
Tags: Health, Art, Books, Death, New York, News, Writing, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Cosby, Literature, Albert Camus, Jodi Picoult, Nyu


The 9 best Airbnbs in Orlando, from a family home with its own arcade to a condo right by Disney Springs

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Thanks to its world-class theme parks, Orlando is a popular year-round destination.The city can be expensive during peak times, but we found top-rated Airbnbs under $300 per night.Experts and the CDC also say Airbnbs are safer than hotels due to minimized contact with others. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Orlando remains one of the most-visited cities in the United States. The proliferation of wor...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Disney, Trends, United States, Airbnb, Interior Design, Orlando, Disney World, Ritz, Disney Springs, Winter Park, Airbnbs, Lake Buena Vista, Paul Oswell, Downtown Orlando


29 small gifts and gestures for friends or family members who are having a hard time self-isolating or social distancing

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Appreciating loved ones can become much more challenging when you can't physically be together.Sending someone you love a small gift during this time can be a meaningful expression of kindness. Many of the products and services below are entirely contact-free, as noted throughout. Staying connected to those you love, but cannot physically be with, is a lofty task. It's often difficult to replicate the joy ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Art, Games, Etsy, Disney, Digital, Trends, Walmart, Features, Gifts, Puzzles, David, Broadway, Streaming, Airbnb


Digital Art

My friend Seth is an entrepreneur and an artist. I have two of his paintings hanging in my office in NYC. His latest work is taking photographs of the sunset every day at Venice Beach and then training an AI model to turn it into a 30 second video. The work is published in a MP4 video. Therein lies the challenge. Anyone can copy an MP4 video so how does he make this work unique? He turns it into a “non fungible token” or NFT. I have written about NFTs a lot here at AVC over the years, mos...
Tags: Art, Trends, Crypto, Venice Beach, NFT, Seth, AVC, Rebecca Kaden


An artist created a satirical 'blue-check homes' website for influencers to 'verify' their houses. Hundreds of people signed up.

Sattalat phukkum/Shutterstock A San Francisco-area artist created a fake site advertising 'blue checks' for homeowners. The site satirizes Twitter's verification process and the accompanying social status.  Danielle Baskin's satirical website received nearly 500 responses, SFGate reported.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitter verification is a status symbol in its own right, and one that inevitably engenders strong reactions: envy, disdain, or desperation to na...
Tags: Art, Twitter, News, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Zillow, Bay Area, SFGATE, Baskin, Tech Insider, San Francisco Real Estate, Twitter Verification, Danielle Baskin, Annabelle Williams, Adam Scheuring


How buying art went digital and why it won't go back, from the CEO of digital platform Artsy

Mike Steib. Courtesy of Artsy Artsy CEO Mike Steib says he steered the art marketplace to record sales — a 170% increase — in 2020. Steib sees this as just the start of the industry's digitization. More people wanted to add art to their lives in 2020, and he says Artsy helped them discover it.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Artsy had a pretty good pandemic year. In data shared with Insider, the online art marketplace revealed it saw e-commerce sales skyrocket 170% las...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Digital, US, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Wealth, Culture, Luxury, Artsy, XO Group, Arts & Culture, WEDDINGWIRE, Luxury Art


White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that Biden 'has not spent a moment thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One'

Air Force One. w_p_o/Shutterstock.com Jen Psaki said that President Biden has not spent time thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One. Newer VC-25B planes will replace the current VC-25A planes that operate as Air Force One. The current light blue color scheme was designed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that President Joe Biden has not spent time thinking about the c...
Tags: Politics, Design, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, John F Kennedy, Aviation, Jfk, Air Force, Biden, Donald Trump, Jackie Kennedy, White House Press, Jacqueline Kennedy, Air Force One, Jen Psaki


A $52,000 tiny smart home looks like a space ship and can sleep a family of 4 - see inside

Nestron Cube Two. Nestron Singapore's Nestron is selling its newest prefabricated tiny home, the Cube Two.The tiny home is furnished and totally move-in ready on arrival.It's also a smart home with an AI assistant connected to all devices.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The tiny home of the future is here. Singapore's Nestron released information and photos of its newest prototype for the Cube Two, a smart tiny home with an artificial-intelligence assistant.The Cube Two, ...
Tags: Home, Design, Life, Singapore, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Tiny Home, Tech Insider, Mary Meisenzahl, Nestron, CT Visual Features, Nestron Nestron, Nestron Cube Two Nestron Singapore, Nestron Cube Two Nestron Inside


San Francisco startup Bumblebee Spaces can make small apartments livable for remote work by turning studios into offices and storing furniture in the ceiling - see how it works

Bumblebee 2177 San Francisco. Bumblebee Smart-home robotics company Bumblebee was started by an Apple and Tesla veteran. The company's robot technology stores furniture in the ceiling when not in use. Bumblebee can convert bedrooms into offices, exercise studios, and more. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders have made the case for Bumblebee Spaces, a modular smart-home robotics startup staffed by Apple and Tesla alums. The compa...
Tags: Apple, Real Estate, Design, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Features, Architecture, Smart Home, Robotics, Modular, Murphy, Murthy, Bumblebee, Tech Insider


The sneaker resale market exploded in 2020. These were the most expensive sneakers that sold on The RealReal this year, where some pairs went for up to $20,000.

The sneaker resale industry has continued to thrive amid a pandemic. The RealReal The sneaker industry thrived in 2020. Hyped collaborations and a surge in demand for the Air Jordan brand helped keep the sneaker resale market hot. Luxury consignment platform The RealReal shared a roundup of the most expensive sneakers to sell on the platform in 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 2020 was a fantastic year for sneakers, pandemic notwithstanding. While lockdowns and sto...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Jay Z, New York City, Trends, Nike, Nasa, Features, Luxury, Amsterdam, Michael Jordan, Basketball, Nba, Retail, Stores, Espn


A workshop in Spain is using 3D-printing tech to make 'fake' versions of ancient masterpieces

A workshop in Spain uses 3D-printing technology to recreate priceless works of art.The digital techniques are giving new life to old masterpieces by repairing damage, rejuvenating long-lost color, and even piecing back together broken fragments.Some critics have accused the workshop, Factum Arte, of forgery, but the founder maintains the works are simply highly faithful facsimiles of the originals.View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. Adam Lowe saunters between the works of c...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Video, News, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Spain, 3d Printing, Paris, Brazil, Finland, Art Restoration, Venice, Madrid, Arctic Circle, Palermo


Home startup Parachute sells more than sheets and towels - you can buy its handwoven, responsibly made rugs starting at $89

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Parachute Online home startup Parachute has expanded past its roots as a luxury sheets company with products ranging from bath to baby care, and now, to rugs.They're handwoven in Panipat, India, renowned for its mastery of textiles and craftsmanship. Each rug takes a few weeks to make and is made without chemicals or synthetic materials, resulting in an eco-friendly piece you can keep in your home ...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Trends, Startup, Bedroom, Home Office, Interior Design, Connie Chen, Insider Picks 2020, Home (Reviews, IP Roundup, Panipat India


This home paint startup is a millennial haven - it offers highly curated colors and bundles supplies for easy shopping

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Backdrop Backdrop is a paint startup that wants to make it less of a chore to paint your home.It sells paint ($59) in a small selection of colors, samples ($3) that ship for free, and supplies, plus it has an online calculator that helps you determine how much of everything you'll need. The shopping experience and products feel more reminiscent of a design-studio than a hardware store - an exciting...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Trends, CMO, Bedroom, Home Office, International Rescue Committee, Warby Parker, Bathroom, Interior Design, Marrakesh, Home And Kitchen, Skywalker, Natalie, Clare


Backdrop vs. Clare - how the two home paint startups compare

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Clare vs. Backdrop Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Backdrop and are two direct-to-consumer paint startups that want to make shopping for paint less painful, more convenient, and even fun. Both sell durable, low-VOC paint, available in a curated selection of colors, for $59/gallon at Backdrop and $54/gallon at Clare. Backdrop offers a larger selection of supplies and tools, while offers more color...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Trends, Bedroom, Home Office, Warby Parker, Bathroom, Interior Design, Hgtv, Home And Kitchen, Clare, Caleb, Rachael Ray Show, Leesa, Connie Chen


Pentagon pauses meetings with Biden team as officials complain transition tasks are making them feel 'overwhelmed'

Pentagon Charles Dharapak/AP Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller ordered the Pentagon to cancel meetings with the Biden transition team, , revealing that a Pentagon official said that staff involved in the transition felt "overwhelmed." The start of the transition was delayed by election disputes, limiting the time to complete necessary tasks. A defense official clarified parts of the Axios report, explaining that the Pentagon and the Biden transition team agreed to a break and that ...
Tags: Art, Politics, News, Washington Post, Defense, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Transition, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Biden, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Dod


How to add new paint brushes to Photoshop on a Mac or PC

It's easy to add new brushes to Photoshop once you've downloaded them. Sharaf Maksumov/Shutterstock You can add new brushes to Photoshop by downloading them from the internet to your computer and then using the "Import Brushes" menu. When you download a new Photoshop brush, make sure to remember where you save the .ABR file — you'll need it to add the brush. You can find the "Import Brushes" option in Photoshop's "Brushes" panel. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for ...
Tags: Art, Adobe, Photoshop, Painting, Trends, ABR, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Sharaf Maksumov Shutterstock


White Remains Top Vehicle Color Globally According to Axalta

  Axalta released its 68th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report today, and it said 81 percent of vehicles are white, black, gray or silver. White at 38 percent is the most frequently purchased automotive color worldwide and has been for 10 years consecutively. Black remains at 19 percent year-over-year and is a luxury vehicle favorite. Gray, […] The post White Remains Top Vehicle Color Globally According to Axalta appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, Global, Color, Trends, Paint, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Black, Cosmetics, News Blog, Axalta, Consumer Preferences, Vehicle Colors


Grafomaps' custom map posters and T-shirts make great personalized gifts - here's what it's like to design them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is a website that lets you design custom map posters and T-shirts of any place in the world.We went through an easy design process and created posters and a T-shirt of our favorite vacation spots - the finished products are really cool.  Custom map posters start at $49 without a frame and can go up to $119 for metal frames, while T-shirt prints cost just $35.Right now, you can save $15 on everything exce...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Home, Art, Trends, Features, Gifts, Van Gogh, Gift Ideas, Sint Maarten, Home Decorating, Wheatpaste, Ellen Hoffman, Grafomap, Malarie Gokey, Insider Picks 2020


Late Kleiner Perkins cofounder Frank Caufield's 12-acre California estate just sold for more than $32 million to a mystery buyer - see inside

Frank J. Caufield's Montecito estate. Gavin Carter Frank Caufield's California mansion was bought by an anonymous buyer for $32 million. Caufield was a VC and founded Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The house had an unusually high amount of interest, according to realtors. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Montecito, California estate of late venture capitalist Frank J. Caufield sold for $32.25 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.The property was on the ma...
Tags: Home, Design, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Architecture, Venture Capital, Wall Street Journal, Baker, WSJ, Kleiner Perkins, Montecito, Sotheby, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers


Alpaca carpets, Saint Laurent surfboards, and Basquiat paintings: Meet the interior designer who worked with Kylie Jenner on her lavish mansion in one of LA's ritziest suburbs

Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Lu Tapp Martyn Lawrence Bullard is one of the most prolific interior designers in the world. His clients include Kylie Jenner, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Cher, Tommy Hilfiger, and even Kid Rock. In an interview with Business Insider, Bullard talked about his design principles and his famous work on Jenner's Hidden Hills home, Cher's LA condo, and Tommy Hilfiger's Miami escape pad.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2018, Martyn Lawrence Bu...
Tags: Feature, Design, London, Entertainment, La, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Wealth, Switzerland, James Bond, Miami, Warhol, Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Cher


How a 28-year-old sold his first jewelry design for $25,000 and within 3 years built an exclusive client roster including Rihanna

Emmanuel Tarpin. Emmanuel Tarpin At just 28 years old, Emmanuel Tarpin is one of high-end jewelry's rising stars.  Tarpin has amassed an elite list of clients over the last five years, winning the Rising Star prize from Fashion Group International and Designer of the Year at the 2019 Town and Country Jewelry Awards along the way. Today, Tarpin's client roster is so exclusive that he works only by private appointment — he's not sold in stores or online, at least not yet.  Tarpin opened up t...
Tags: Jewelry, Feature, Fashion, New York, Design, Beyonce, Small Business, Rihanna, Jay Z, France, Trends, Watches, Luxury, Paris, Retail, Christie's


Keep it secret, keep it safe: 8 homes with hidden rooms and passages

Whether behind a bookcase or beneath a trapdoor, these eight regal dwellings each contain one or more secret rooms, hidden passageways, or covert architecture.
Tags: Trends, Architecture, Smart Home, Interior Design, Emerging Tech, Cool Tech, Photo Galleries, Wine Cellars, Tier 4


The racial wealth gap in real estate is growing. Here are 3 ways housing has been harder for Black Americans in 2020.

Black Americans pay higher mortgage interest rates on lower-value homes than white Americans, new studies find. Prostock-Studio/Getty Images The racial wealth gap in real estate between Black and white Americans seems to be worsening, according to two new studies and a recently filed lawsuit. On average, Black families pay over $60,000 more in lifetime homeownership costs than white families, according to MIT researchers. Meanwhile, their homes don't receive valuations as high as white hom...
Tags: Real Estate, Design, News, Washington Post, Housing, US, Trends, Wealth, Economy, Mit, Green, Chicago, Hud, Newark, Cnbc, Black


The English manor where billionaire Richard Branson grew up just hit the market for $5 million — take a look inside

United Kingdom Sotheby's International Realty Sir Richard Branson, 70, a tycoon with a net worth of about $4.5 billion, dreamed up his first business venture in a red-brick home in a quiet English village called Shamley Green. The house, located about 30 miles southwest of London, just hit the market for $5.2 million. Take a look inside the four-bedroom, three-bathroom property, which Branson described in his autobiography as a "rambling building with many barns and sheds and some lan...
Tags: Real Estate, UK, Design, London, Finance, Trends, Features, United Kingdom, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Surrey, Branson, Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, Forbes, Luxury Real Estate


A look inside Jeffrey Epstein's real-estate portfolio, from the Palm Beach mansion set to be demolished to the NYC townhouse on the market for $88 million

Epstein's massive real estate portfolio played an essential role in his alleged sex trafficking ring. Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images Jeffrey Epstein owned an expansive real-estate portfolio that played a major role in the sexual-abuse allegations against him. The Wall Street Journal previously reported that his New York City and Palm Beach homes were hitting the market for a combined $110 million. On Nov. 2, the Journal reported that a real-estate developer signed a contract to ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Design, Finance, New York City, Trends, Nes, Features, Getty Images, Fbi, New York Times, Paris, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, Upper East Side, New Mexico


US home prices just keep going up. They shot up this August at the greatest speed in 2 years.

Homeownership is becoming the most popular — and the most newly unattainable — pandemic trend. Dennis Lane/Getty Images The national median home price has been spiking amid the pandemic, as people scramble to take advantage of surprisingly low mortgage rates. Because housing inventory has hit a record low, even moderate demand from home-buyers has pushed prices up. The August edition of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index was released on Tuesday, showing home prices ri...
Tags: Real Estate, Design, News, Housing, US, Trends, Wealth, Economy, San Diego, Housing Affordability, National Association of Realtors, Oxford Economics, CoreLogic, Arts & Culture, Case-shiller, ATTOM Data Solutions


The PlayStation 5 has a tiny detail that pays homage to the console's roots

The PlayStation 5 and its gamepad, the DualSense. Sony The PlayStation 5 was first revealed back in June, and is scheduled to launch on November 12. The console's design is a major departure from the last several generations of Sony's PlayStation consoles, and has become an inspiration for memes. Aside from the unique new look, the PS5 also features a tiny detail that pays homage to PlayStation's roots: The classic triangle/circle/cross/square logo is all over the console and its gamepad. ...
Tags: Gaming, Design, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Playstation, Sony, Detail, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Gamepad, PlayStation 5, PS5, DualSense, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Sony to Business Insider Kevin Webb Business


Grafomaps' custom map posters and T-shirts make great personalized gifts — here's what it's like to design them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is a website that lets you design custom map posters and T-shirts of any place in the world.We went through an easy design process and created posters and a T-shirt of our favorite vacation spots — the finished products are really cool.  Custom map posters start at $49 without a frame and can go up to $119 for metal frames, while T-shirt prints cost just $35.Right now, you can save $15 on everything exce...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Home, Art, Trends, Features, Gifts, Van Gogh, Gift Ideas, Sint Maarten, Home Decorating, Wheatpaste, Ellen Hoffman, Grafomap, Malarie Gokey, Insider Picks 2020


A jewelry designer created earrings that hold Apple's AirPods in place because she kept losing them while working from home

Misho AirPod earrings. Misho Designs A jewelry designer created earrings to keep AirPods in place while under stay at home orders. Suhani Parekh of Misho Designs was inspired by her own AirPod mishaps. The earrings come in three designs, and retail for between $60 and $125. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Suhani Parekh had Apple AirPods for a while, but she didn't find herself using them much."They would always slip out of my ears - I was often afraid that the AirPod wo...
Tags: Apple, Art, Jewelry, Design, Trends, Tech, Features, Parekh, Tech Insider, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Mary Meisenzahl, Misho, Suhani Parekh, Misho Designs, Pebble Pods



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