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The Morning Briefing: New beginnings

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about fresh starts for established businesses.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about fresh starts for established businesses.

Charlie has the day off.

1.) The rebirth of interior designer Christian Liaigre comes from a new appreciation for the minimalist master.

2.) How do you restore the glory of a celebrated but faded American restaurant? Take business risks.

3.) A visit to Seoul reveals a budding design scene in the South Korean capital.

4.) IKEA, the Swedish low-cost furniture retailer, plants a blue-and-yellow flag in India. It may be the start of an economic sea change.

5.) Kiva, the microlender, turns its attention from the developing world to...Los Angeles' hardscrabble neighborhoods.

Photo: Luc Boegly/Christian Liaigre

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Andrew Nusca is editor of SmartPlanet and an associate editor for ZDNet. Previously, he worked at Money, Men's Vogue and Popular Mechanics magazines. He holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and New York University. He is based in New York but resides in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure