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Wally Pfister’s Transcendence.

While many science-fiction movies have tackled the subject of artificial intelligence and the threat it could pose to humankind in a typical “us versus them” conflict, Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, Transcendence, raises a different question.

The Heffel Fine Art Auction House spring auction.

Brothers David and Robert Heffel have followed in the footsteps of their father, Kenneth Heffel, transforming the Canadian art business. Here, they selected eight key pieces to watch for when the gavel falls at their spring auction next month.

Brand builder.

Fashion industry heavyweight Marie Holman Rao is responsible for the construction of some of the retail world’s biggest names. The creation of private label 424 Fifth for Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor is the most recent addition.

Rethinking the dividing line between mankind and machine.

The first time you see Google Glass in real life, sitting astride some stranger’s nose, it’s hard not to be taken aback by the idea that the future—some form of it, at least—has indeed arrived.

No small feat.

It’s possible you’ve never heard of Simon Beck. But after this, you won’t be able to forget him or his wintery creations. Beck makes snow art—intricate and precise drawings—in virgin snow with nothing but an expedition compass and a pair of snowshoes.

The 2014 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection.

The annual Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection arrives in step with the spring season. Vibrant and rare gems provide a full palette of colours and capture the delicacy of flowers, reminiscent of a Georges Seurat painting.

A hidden gem at Gare de Lyon.

To enter this restaurant is to step back in time and in all probability you’ve never—ever—seen a railway station restaurant as extravagant as this belle époque showpiece.

A Caesarstone and Raw-Edges collaboration.

Quartz surface manufacturer Caesarstone will present its latest collaboration at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair in Milan tomorrow: a conceptual installation with award-winning London design studio Raw-Edges.

An exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

It’s a rare fashionista who has not rubbed shoulders with Italian style.