A single braid down the back, a light hunting jacket, a pair of sturdy leather shoes and a small golden pin; not exactly a culmination of things you would call fashionable.
Actress Isabelle Fuhrman says she's just as passionate about her role as Clove, as fans are about the series.
This month Road to Rio: A Green City journey is touching down in the United Arab Emirates. In the wake of an inconclusive United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, CNN's Rima Maktabi, Leone Lakhani and Nick Glass head to Abu Dhabi, soon-to-be host city of the World Future Energy Summit. The capital's conference center will host the likes of Ban Ki Moon from January 16-19, 2012.
The Auckland NZI Center in New Zealand uses new green technology to make the building more environmentally friendly.
It might have a meeting room named after grizzled New Zealand rugby legend Wayne "Buck" Shelford, but the NZI Centre presents a sleeker appearance on the streets of Auckland.
Architect Zaha Hadid's opera house in the Chinese city of Guangzhou hits the high notes of design.
It took more than five years to build, but since its opening last year, the Guangzhou Opera House has become the jewel among the sprawling Chinese megacity's bland urban landscape.
With all the tributes to Steve Jobs, one thing tends to get forgotten: the man helped us write. Jobs was the first to give us a real choice of fonts, and thus the ability to express ourselves digitally with emotion, clarity and variety. He made Type Gods of us all.
Friends and colleagues of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs talk about his life and the legacy he leaves behind.
In December 2003, landscape architect Peter Walker was ready for retirement, but a chance to work on the 9/11 Memorial put the brakes on that.
Many radiologists rely on specialized computer software to pinpoint suspicious areas in routine mammograms.
Candidates can only be in one place at one time, but their logos can be anywhere.
The latest version of Apple's widely-used Final Cut Pro high-end video-editing software may not be ready for its closeup.
"There are like 90 different patterns in one," he says. "It's kind of creepy"
Imagine a tiny boat afloat on a thrashing sea, water pouring through a gaping hole in the hull.
Construction giant Skanska is a leader in "green building" and now wants to move to "green" retro fit.
Apple has unveiled Final Cut Pro X, the newest version of its popular video-editing software.
CNN's Phil Han takes a look at some of the best April Fools' Day pranks.
Search giant Google on Friday debuted a "motion-controlled" e-mail system that lets users write digital messages by moving their bodies instead of typing on keyboards, which Google says are "outdated" and "inefficient."
Starbucks Corp. debuted a logo Wednesday that brings the iconic green Siren out of the circle and drops the words "Starbucks Coffee."
The drink of choice for creative types through the ages, wine is now making significant inroads into the realms of contemporary culture.
Contemporary and often abstract, Minsuk Cho's buildings can baffle, delight and dazzle.
Architect Minsuk Cho designed the South Korean pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.
Facebook is the biggest name in social networking. But overnight, it got smaller.
Social media consultant Peter Shankman talks to CNN's Richard Quest about the quick reaction to Gap's new logo.
The internet's logo snobs won this one.
The Gap is reverting to its classic logo after a new logo it debuted on its website ignited a customer backlash.
A new logo is a gamble. It can brighten up a company's image -- or enrage loyal customers.
A dress made out of recycled waste; a collection of clothes composed of fresh flowers; a synthetic outfit that looks like wave of water around the body.
Exclusive: Icon meets architect I.M Pei at the Louvre to talk about his famous pyramid.
It's 27 years since award-winning architect I.M. Pei began work on his glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The singer debuts artsy new album cover - that smells as sweet as it looks!
In an attempt to move beyond drab typography on the Web, Google on Wednesday released 18 freely usable fonts and an open-source tool designed to smooth over browser issues in displaying downloaded fonts.
Green living is a spiritual calling for a group of Christian women in the upper Midwest. Call it a heavenly approach to being good stewards of the Earth.
Lots of people, especially those trying to battle high utility bills, believe in energy-efficient homebuilding.
The practice of feng shui figured prominently in the fight over the estate of one of Asia's wealthiest women, Nina Wang.
Yahoo's Victor Tsaran knows how much time Web designers spend agonizing over color and font-width choices when laying out an application. So when he started Yahoo's accessibility push two years ago, he had a tough time arousing sympathy for engineers grousing about how much extra time was needed to create accessibility features.
IME goes inside Abu Dhabi?s iconic Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan Mosque and looks at F1 preparations at the new Yas Marina Circuit.
With all the pomp and money befitting its status as the world's richest city, Abu Dhabi will soon unveil its new Formula One track on Yas Island, a spectacular entertainment destination emerging from the turquoise waters off the coast of the Emirati capital.
Architect Kengo Kuma on how his work is dedicated to reclaiming the traditions of Japanese architecture.
"For architects, perfection is necessary," said Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
South Korea's Samsung Construction is planning to build the tallest building in the world. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
In the lodging world, green has gone mainstream. Once chided for being wasteful, the big hotel chains are now constantly trying to one-up each other with smart eco-design upgrades and stringent water and energy conservation policies.
Susan Roberts can design you a gorgeous living room or a charming kitchen, but don't call her an "interior designer" - she could be fined $500 and spend a year in jail. Why? Because the state of Connecticut hasn't licensed her to adopt that moniker.
In November we step inside the world of design as show host Becky Anderson searches for the Spirit of Architecture.
Tino Schaedler is an architect-turned-digital design artist whose groundbreaking work has been seen in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
China's tallest building, the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center, will open to the public on Saturday, 14 years after its developer began the project
A new study suggests that ultra-fancy and hard-to-read type convinces diners that the dishes are worth the high prices
The legendary 20th century architect, Frank Lloyd Wright once described his profession as the "mother art". In the 21st century, architects and designers are increasingly turning their attentions to Mother Nature as a source of inspiration for their creations.
The Pritzker Prize goes to a man whose signature is buildings that grow out of their surroundings
Architects and remodeling contractors are the folks to call for structural planning, while interior designers work out optimal room size, traffic flow and lighting. When it comes to choosing and coordinating the color schemes, paint finishes, cabinet styles and light fixtures that go into that room, that's where an interior decorator comes in.
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Before following his father into the property business, Minoru Mori dreamed of becoming a novelist. So when he returned from an October 1993 visit to Shanghai talking excitedly of a plan to construct the world's tallest building on the impoverished east side of the city's Huangpu River, rivals in Tokyo snickered that Mori had rekindled his interest in fiction.
When she hears people express a reluctance to paint their rooms in vivid hues because they believe it is inappropriate to the age or architectural style of their house, designer Susan Sargent waves away their concerns as though swatting flies.
Slumping clothing retailer Gap Inc. said Friday it has hired interior designer and television personality Todd Oldham to bring his sense of style to its Old Navy discount chain.
Ty Pennington makes Halle Berry cry, the Oscar winner tells PEOPLE.
This month on Quest... the architects! In the words of the great architect Sir Christopher Wren, "architecture aims at eternity". With this in mind, host Richard Quest tracks down some of the gifted designers who shape our world and visualize the future. It's a Quest to Build!
AR: Anjali Rao TA: Tadao Ando
The latest trends in home decorating are all about bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out. So whether you prefer soaking up the sun or kicking back on the sofa, this spring you can get the best of both worlds, no matter where you are.
Make your home more appealing to buyers (and yourself) with these easy indoor upgrades you can do on your own.
Over the past three decades, Santiago Calatrava has built more than 40 structures, ranging from bridges to train stations to museums. His best work has an emotional resonance rarely found in modern...
Paris was spurned in its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, but you wouldn't know it amid the bustle of construction along the Seine. This spring, the city is positively abloom with museum openings and renovated architectural treasures.
Driving through nearly any area east of the Mississippi, travelers wouldn't have to go far before they came upon a house that could be plucked up, carried thousands of miles away to a limestone bluff overlooking the Aegean Sea and look like it belonged there.
The Scene meets Santiago Calatrava to hear how the Spanish architect is putting his ideas into practice in his hometown of Valencia.
One of an elite group of architects whose work is an almost instantly recognizable global brand, Santiago Calatrava has been described as a "poet of glass and steel."
Home fashion trends turn just as relentlessly as clothing fashions -- they just cycle at a slower pace.
It must be pretty cool to be able to say that you live in a saltbox. It sounds something like living in a shoe. But just what the heck is a saltbox house anyhow?
It's good to be king in the enterprise software business. Once a given platform becomes an industry standard, switching costs and network effects make it tough for competitors to dethrone the champ...
CNN talks to architectural luminary Will Alsop about modern architecture's expanding horizons.
Thanks to an onslaught of home design magazines, TV shows and coffee-table books, real estate buyers these days are not only savvier about architecture, they'll pay a premium for a house designed b...
Web usability expert Jakob Nielsen talks to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about what makes a good Web site stand out, and what he believes is the future of the Internet.
When the Guggenheim Foundation opened a museum here in 1997, it knew the building would be a landmark. But even the project's biggest boosters could not have foreseen how it would transform Bilbao itself.
BEND, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Durable, functional and austerely beautiful are three characteristics that may come to mind when you see a Craftsman-style house.
Even if you're not a design snob, you can look around and see other people in the country leaning that way. Target sells housewares by Michael Graves and Philippe Starck. The new Disney Concert Hal...
Every year top interior designers declare what's hot and what's not at New York City's Kips Bay Decorator Show House (April 25 to May 21, $20; 212-987-5400). Joining in the fun this time around is ...
My friend Jennifer lives in Oak Park, Ill., a town that happens to have a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright houses. So every time I visit, she sticks me in the car and takes me on a little tour, saying, "L...
I've always hated voice mail. That's a dislike that baffled me for years, given that I am someone who has always embraced cutting-edge technologies. Recently, however, I figured out the reason--voi...
If you're a small business owner, you've got some big clout--and plenty of new software designed to meet your needs. After years of trotting their wares to FORTUNE 500 firms, software companies are...
In the tiny republic of Slovenija, a single Microsoft employee keeps his country's Internet surfers abreast of developments at the giant software company. He is just one of 400 editors, speaking 24...
Not long ago my 16-year-old polished off a chemistry lab report complete with diagrams, graphs, charts, and tables, then walked into the office and declared, "Dad, we need a new printer."
All of them looked like long shots in the beginning -- prime candidates to join the 52% of small businesses that fail in their first four years. Pat Whitaker, recently divorced, was setting up her ...
ACTOR DON JOHNSON WAS the perfect expression of mid-'80s cool when he played detective Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice. But in real life, Johnson can get hot. Just ask him about building contractors. ...
Actor Don Johnson was the perfect expression of mid-'80s cool when he played detective Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice. But in real life, Johnson can get hot. Just ask him about building contractors. ...
''Desktop publishing.'' What an ambitious locution! Like ''table tennis'' or ''thumb wrestling,'' it promises great activity in a very small space. Rather than legions of writers, designers, typogr...
Your friends' living room looks as if they had just casually tossed it together but everything landed in the perfect place in the perfect color and in perfect taste. Don't envy their decorating gen...
A newcomer to Atlanta last year, clinical psychologist David Adams, 41, needed an effective yet discreet way to hang out his shingle. ''I'd wanted to put out a newsletter for some time, and this se...
''This is the generation of American architects,'' proclaims Philip Johnson, at 80 the nation's foremost master builder. Now in their 30s and 40s, all have made their names young in a field where t...