“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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