Jon Norton, Senior Designer, Southbank Centre:
It's funny being in front of the camera. Uncomfortable really. I'm usually happiest solving problems and directing others to do the same. Anticipating the potential suffering, I simply decided to sit somewhere I'd feel at ease.
International eXcellence Yachting
"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." Oscar Wilde
"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it." William Makepeace Thackery
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" Martin Luther King Jr.
"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." Abraham Lincoln
"We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life." Steve Jobs
Jon Norton, Senior Designer, Southbank Centre:
Justin Cooke, CEO, Fortune Cookie and Chair of British Interactive Media Association:
They say that every dog has its day. This was mine.
Marcus Mustafa and Sarah Morris, User Experience Architects, Lost Boys International:
Jackie and Frank – The Outtake (Series 1)
Andy Hunns, CD, Small Japanese Soldier:
Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive, Design Business Association:
Geoff Nicol, MD, Navy Blue Design Group:
I'm fascinated by boxing - to me it’s about confronting fear, controlling adrenalin, discipline of mind and body and total commitment. Although until now I've never had to think about it too much. I just knew I wanted to have a go.
Harry Pearce, Partner, Pentagram:
Jamie Bell, CD, CMW:
The Internet of Things is quickly becoming a reality as manufacturers are increasingly linking “things”, such as smartphones, appliances, cars and machines, to the Internet and to each other.
Yves de Contades interviews:David Murrin a leading market analyst and fund manager who lectures widely on financial markets and appears regularly as a keynote speaker on CNBC, at international conferences and on company boards and is the author of Breaking the Code of History
BBC journalist Maggie Philbin says crisis-driven thinking is breeding a generation of lost business opportunities (but technology could help to turn that around. The recession has made many British businesses depressed and inward-looking, and a leading journalist says short-term thinking is not only stifling recovery, but threatening to blight the prospects of the coming generation.
Yves de Contades interviewed Mr Lahcen Haddad, the Moroccan Tourist Minister and he has many fascinating things to say about the new developments and changes in that stunning country. Morocco has a superb balance of the old and the new. They are embracing new technological advances whislt retaining their best traditions. The aim is to create a country that remains unspoilt and build a lasting tourist industry with a focus on luxury and sutainability.
This must surely have been the most glorious Goodwood Revival Ladies day ever. The sun blazed down on the biggest collection of classic cars, planes and motorbikes in the world, keenly admired by thousands of vintage fashion coiffed and attired revellers.
The 2012 edition of Panerai British Classic Week, an annual highlight of the global regatta calendar, saw a record entry of 83 yachts.
Silver & Light Ian Ruhter takes his life and his savings on the roads of America.He converted a truck into a giant camera to photograph people and landscapes across the States.He employs an old wet plate photographic technique that is simply timeless. These are stunning unique images and each is created straight in the truck. True one off's.Beautiful.See a part of his journey in this video
Professor Ian Stewart has just released his latest book 17 Equations That Changed The World with Profile Books.
EXP 9 F all-wheel drive luxury Sport Utility Vehicle concept revealed at Geneva Motor Show. Bentley is offering a vision of the future with a dramatic new Sport Utility Vehicle concept, EXP 9 F, at the Geneva International Salon d'Auto. The Company's designers and engineers have created a compelling new take on the Grand Touring Bentley, a vehicle that feels equally at home at an opera gala performance, on the sand dunes and the overtaking lane of the autobahn.
The New Bentley Continental V8 GT was launched in Berkeley Square on Thursday with International eXcellence in attendance. The event was organised with Boujis nightclub and featured the Bentley V8 surrounded by myriad flashing and spinning lights.
Many celebrities support the Sohana Research Fund, including Jason Isaacs, Gary Kemp and Phyllida Lloyd, Johhny Vaughan and DebRA president Michael Portillo who gathered for the Silver Butterfly Dinner at Altitude Black in the Millbank Tower earlier in the year.
Bentley and David Linley have produced The Linley Limited Edition Continental Flying Spur and Yves de Contades went to interview all the designers.Interview with David Linley: Tell us about the collaboration with Bentley on the Limited Edition Continental Flying Spur?
Yves de Contades went to interview Mark Stevenson. His latest book is an inspired tour of what is going to happen next in our world and how it is happening faster than we think. An Optimists Tour of the Future manages to entertain and cover a vast range of topics with fluid ease. Erudite, fascinating, exhilarating and packed full of heroic characters. Not to mention a rich vein of possible investment sources. International Life gives it 5 stars. What inspired you to create this book An Optimists Tour of the Future?
2011 Extreme Sailing Series™
The Formula One of Sailing
I went down to Cowes to sail in the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series™ with Olympian Leigh McMillan, skipper of The Wave Muscat, who grew up in Cowes and his crew: Kyle Langford, Nick Hutton and Khamis Al Anbouri.