Mobil Listrik Murah Tesla Model 3 Siap Diluncurkan

Oleh: Gandi Faisal Awal pekan ini (9/7), Elon Musk mengumumkan melalui akun Tweeter-nya peluncuran mobil listrik Tesla Model 3. Mobil yang digadang-gadang oleh produsennya sebagai low cost EV dan merupakan mobil listrik produksi massal Tesla ini sudah dinantikan kehadirannya oleh banyak peminat. Tesla Model 3 pertama di dunia menjadi milik chief executive Tesla Ic., Elon Musk. Elon Musk tidak membeli mobil pertama tersebut; dia mendapatkannya sebagai hadiah dari Ira Ehrenpreis, salah satu … [Read more...]

Museum Basoeki Abdullah

Oleh: Ratih Poeradisastra Artikel ini diambil dari sini Sebulan setelah pelukis Basoeki Abdullah dibunuh oleh perampok di rumahnya, saya datang ke Thailand pada Desember 1993. Beberapa orang Thailand yang saya temui bertanya dengan rasa ingin tau yang besar. “Benarkah ia dibunuh? Kenapa tidak ada sekuriti? Apakah perampoknya sudah ditangkap?” Basoeki Abdullah sangat terkenal di sana. Ia pernah menjadi pelukis untuk kalangan bangsawan istana di Thailand. Ada sekitar 70 karyanya disimpan di i … [Read more...]

Galaxy S8: More screen and elegance, but a hefty price tag

By Anick Jesdanun /The Associated Press Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone is stunning. But its $100 price hike is hard to swallow. That’s how much extra you’ll shell out for the S8, which starts shipping Friday for about $750 — $100 more than the iPhone 7 and last year’s Galaxy S7 when it launched. A larger sibling, the S8 Plus, goes for about $850. True, the S8 phones come with several refinements that, totaled up, are indeed worth more than $100. But it’s hard to recommend an all-frill … [Read more...]

Camino Island: A Novel

Author: John Grisham Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Doubleday (June 6, 2017) Language: English Another masterpiece from the American bestselling legal thriller writer is taking us across the eastern coast, from a staged heist in Princeton library to the rare books black market down in Florida. The five stolen handwritten F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts is believed to arrive on the hands of Bruce Cable, a bookstore owner in sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island. As FBI … [Read more...]

Lima Kamera Mirrorless 2017 Berkualitas Tinggi

Originally published hitsss.com Kamera mirrorless saat kini populer di kalangan pencinta fotografi. Pasalnya, selain mampu memberikan kualitas gambar bagus, kamu pun tak terbebani ukuran dan bobot kamera DSLR yang besar dan cukup berat. Di tahun 2017, banyak produsen kamera ternama meluncurkan produk kamera mirrorless terbaiknya. Kalau kamu tertarik menjadikan kamera mirrorless sebagai kamera andalan sehari-hari, berikut lima kamera mirrorless yang dapat dijadikan pertimbangan. Apa saja? … [Read more...]

Boosting multi-language proficiency for educators

Words: Gandi Faisal Originally published in The Jakarta Post Language proficiency is seen as what makes or breaks Indonesian lecturers in the global education and research industry. Even though Indonesia has made achievements in terms of English writing skills in Southeast Asia, the country still faces problems when it comes to producing scientific papers of international standard. So far, 5,421 scientific papers from Indonesia have been published in international journals in … [Read more...]

Audemars Piguet’s CEO: “We Didn’t Cancel Our Creativity”

Originally was published in DA MAN Caliber 2016 TIME TO PLAY. François-Henry Bennahmias injects his witty and sharp personality into the business side of Audemars Piguet. The passionate CEO speaks of the company’s past and present to Chris Andre Business with attitude is what separates the winners from the rest of the players on the field. Such is the case with Audemars Piguet, a leading Swiss watchmaker that has been around since 1875. The last four years signaled what is perhaps the i … [Read more...]

Why Do We Work?

By Chris Andre Originally published here I once stumbled upon a theory of positive psychology called the flow, which basically tells that when we do the things we love, we feel like “in the zone.” It’s like when a baker loses track of time as he bakes a dozen of cakes, or when a wildlife photographer snapping images among predators, ignoring their own safety. There is that selfish pleasure that, unintentionally, shuts ourselves from the rest, yet it also motivates us to keep doing the thi … [Read more...]

The High Life: Alila Solo’s Agra Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Photos: Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in Indonesia Design Magazine, Sept-Oct. 2016 issue Solo is known for its culinary treats, including the city’s plethora of F&B establishments that are open until the wee hours. Going up to the 29th floor of Alila Solo is Agra Rooftop Bar & Lounge, the highest entertainment venue in Central Java that has attracted a hip crowd since its opening in March. Clad in contemporary design, this Solo’s only rooftop han … [Read more...]

In A Blink – hotel design as art

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally published in JPlus of The Jakarta Post on August 13, 2016     Entering its second decade, Blink Design Group has reached great heights in the world of hospitality design, working with luxury hotel brands such as Alila, Conrad, Jumeirah, Kempinski, Mandarin Oriental, Regent, Rosewood and Six Senses. Hotel designer and creative director Clint Nagata founded the firm in 2006 in Bangkok with a staff of 20. Flash-forward to today, and … [Read more...]