👜 The Birkin is 4-0

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The “Elle Decor Penthouse’s” formal dining room. The 4 bedroom Manhattan apartment has been sitting on the market for a year plus (Douglas Elliman Real Estate / Mansion Global)

🔼 Stock trading in Britain. The Robinhood app is now available to UK investors, offering thousands of American stocks —and no fees »»

🔽 Gucci. The label’s owner Kering said 1Q sales are likely to drop by around 20% amidst soft demand in China. Kering shares dropped 14% on the news »»

💬 “Spoiler alert, it isn't worth a penny.” Redditors aren’t feeling the platform's up-to-US$748m IPO »»

🛫 15 underrated places to travel this summer, from Kosovo to Quebec »»

👗 The Birkin is 40 »»

💎 The top two floors of 53 West 53rd Street aka the “Elle Decor Penthouse” have been on the market for over a year. Just under US$64m will get you 4 beds and 3 baths, 76 stories above MoMA in midtown Manhattan »»

Situated between the Montparnasse train station and Saint Germain’s galleries, the Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs “embodies the rich cultural tapestry of its surroundings” (Kate Devine / Wallpaper)

The new Banksy in north London has already been defaced »»

Scotland has become the ‘worst country in Europe’ for unqualified beauticians injecting customers with cosmetic treatments »»

US architects Pelli Clarke & Partners completed Japan's tallest skyscraper, the Mori JP Tower. It’s part of Tokyo’s new Azabudai Hills development »»

American Airlines is going to offer free Wi-Fi on most of its domestic flights »»

Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs is a Parisian pied-à-terre for modern travellers »»

And: Peek inside London’s new Peninsula hotel. Basic rooms start at £1,300 per night »»

Inside Suno, the ChatGPT-for-music that’s changing everything »»

Wonder, a New York-based food delivery platform, completed a US$700m funding round, nearly doubling its equity investment »»

Infosys’s tremendous AI regret »»

Glassdoor wants to know your real name »»

Saudi Arabia is reportedly in talks with VC firms like a16z to create a mammoth US$40b AI fund »»

Google and Fitbit are building an AI personal trainer »»

Did you know Amazon changes the price of the average product on the site every 10 minutes? »»

Why you should add “nothing” to your work-life schedule »»

OpenAI's “materially better” GPT-5 release could be as early as this summer »»

The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe “is the crossover to end all crossovers” »»

Finland was named the world's happiest country (again) in 2024 —but young people in Europe are struggling »»

Zapier's new features will be a hit with automation nerds »»

Japan raised interest rates for first time in 17 years »»

This New York couple started a side hustle ‘to pay rent and survive’—now their business brings in US$2.2m a month »»

Curated by Jon Kallus. Thanks for reading.

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