World News: The Demise Of Offices, Third World Land Reform, Mexico’s Jet

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, is the office finished? Land reform in poor countries (09:55), and Mexico’s unsellable presidential jet (18:10). 

New Design Books: “The Most Beautiful Rooms In The World” (AD/Rizzoli)

An unrivaled survey of the most exciting contemporary interior design across the globe, curated by the editors of ten international editions of Architectural Digest.

Since 1920, Architectural Digest has celebrated design talents, innovative homes, and products–providing endless decoration, lifestyle, and travel inspiration. With ten global editions, the magazine is an authority renowned all over the world for publishing only the very best of today’s interior design.

In this new volume–spearheaded by AD France‘s editor in chief, Marie Kalt–the editors of Architectural Digest‘s international editions have teamed up to thoughtfully curate a collection of today’s most exceptional interiors around the globe. These diverse residential spaces span from the United States and China, to France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Spain, India, Mexico, and the Middle East, presenting each country’s unique “AD style manifesto” and the work of design luminaries such as Peter Marino, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Jacques Grange, Joseph Dirand, and Bijoy Jain, to name a few. The featured projects range from Marc Jacobs’s New York townhouse to Tommy Hilfiger’s Connecticut abode and Seth Meyers’s Manhattan duplex; a sumptuous eighteenth-century Italian villa and a Moroccan palace; Pierre Bergé’s apartment and a hôtel particulier in Paris; a Majorca summer home; and a country house in Russia. Brimming with stunning images and rich international inspirations, this unparalleled compendium of global interiors is a must for every library of interior design.

World News Podcast: Women Protest In Belarus, Western Wildfires, Lesbos

D/W News reports: Thousands of women protest in Belarus, wildfires in Western U.S., migrant tents in Greek Island Lesbos and other top news.

New Aerial Travel Videos: “Iceland” By Gaëtan Piolot

Filmed and Edited by: GAËTAN PIOLOT

Enjoy unique aerial views from Iceland: glaciers, volcanoes, beaches, waterfalls… Icelandic landscapes are among the most diverse and spectacular in the world. Locations: Skógafoss, Kirkjufell, Diamond Beach, Seljalandsfoss, Jökulsárlón, Mývatn, Blue Lagoon…