How to Survive an Economic Downturn and Alienate People

“I didn’t lose any work in the first recession I experienced because I didn’t have any work. I was drawing with freezing cold hands in rooms lit by candles. It seems almost unbelievable now. If I learned something, it was that anything can happen. We’re doing well today, but this is partly because so many of our projects are in places like Dubai, which seem immune from recession. But you never know.” – starchitect Zaha Hadid, who beat the tough times before in ’70s Great Britain, swears on Chanel that the 2,297 square meter handbags will go on [Guardian]