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The soaring 23-story Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore was designed by WOHA Architects and resembles “a tropical Jenga tower with 7,300 sqm of foliage across four cut-out terraces” (Business Traveller)

🔼 The price of olive oil. It’s up 50% year on year »»

🔽 The cost of Ozempic in China. A monthly dose goes for US$139 online, v/ US$900 in the States »»

💬 “Whatever this business is going to be moving forward, there isn’t room for a news business.” Inside the fall of the award winning Vice News »»

🛫 The new-ish Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore is an unusual biophilic hotel that “feels like a whole ecosystem in one high-rise block” »» fv/ note: I’m in Singapore this month and can vouch for how spectacular this hotel looks

👗 Central Cee reportedly has a Nike Tech Fleece collab coming »»

💎 The Chinese Tesla rival BYD launched an electric supercar that could take on Ferrari — for US$233K »»

The Piaget Polo 79 is “immaculately finished excess” (Piaget / Wallpaper)

Restaurant brands enter their ‘co-creator’ era »»

Attention data-hungry travellers: an innovative new app called Firsty gives your phone a second e-SIM that connects to nearly every mobile phone service provider on the planet— for free »»

How to network more effectively on LinkedIn »»

A Bengaluru AI startup says they can cut road accidents by 50% by reducing distracted driving »»

London’s best sushi »»

The CEO playbook: 3 critical tips from 1,000 interviews »»

America’s SAT test is “back.” Top US colleges are reinstating the requirement to submit scores that was dropped during the pandemic »»

Meanwhile: America’s first Mercedes-Benz-branded tower is coming to Brickell »»

Also: Florida’s 10 best islands for beautiful beaches, laid-back vibes, and charming small towns »»

And: New York’s 15 best spas »»

Meet the women building a new way to deal with cancer »»

Lapse, the app turning your phone into an old-school camera, snapped up US$30m in funding »»

Russia ordered a six-month ban on gasoline exports to keep prices stable amid rising demand »»

3 wild bits of tech from Mobile World Congress »»

Destination “dupes” could help you avoid the crowds in 2024 »»

Hoka's greatest shoe looks even greater in gold »»

Piaget’s Polo 79 sets the bar high for 1980s watch revivals »»

Related: That one time Infiniti tried to sell Americans a muscle car »»

Curated by Jon Kallus. Thanks for reading.

Picasso’s $139 million sale reveals unexpected investment opportunity

Just last month, an iconic Picasso painting shattered expectations when it sold for a whopping $139 million at auction. Impressive, considering it was purchased for around $1 million in the late 1960’s. 

But there’s a surprising group of investors also celebrating this sale: 61,000 everyday users of one investment platform. 

Why? Because that platform, called Masterworks, enables anyone to invest in blue-chip paintings by artists like Picasso and Banksy for just a fraction of the cost. When Masterworks sells a painting, investors can get a return. 

This way, not only the billionaires of the world can benefit from the art market.

Past performance is not indicative of future returns; investing involves risk. See disclosures at masterworks.com/cd.

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