Richard Branson

15 Fictional Spacecrafts We’d Like to Call Home

Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s first go at sci-fi since his epic cult classic Blade Runner took a genre-defining look at the modern metropolis of the future, hits theaters this Friday, and we couldn’t be more excited. Even though we’re no closer to a world overrun by flying cars and human-like androids, we still fantasize about a day when Venus is a viable getaway option and adorable lifeforms from other planets drop by to chat over a bag of Reese’s Pieces.

To satisfy our insatiable curiosity for all things futuristic, we thought we’d take a look at the interiors of some of the most notable space stations, space hotels, and intergalactic battleships in film and television and ponder the question: could we ever really live in space? If space architecture looks anything like the stunning, luxurious, and playful production design of these decidedly livable spacecrafts, our answer is a definite yes. From the decadent, spacious interiors of The Fifth Element’s Fhloston Paradise Hotel to the well-executed mix of old and new on the creepy Solaris space station, click through to check out the best of livable design in places not on this Earth. Maybe Richard Branson has the right idea after all! … Read More

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A Big-Screen Rolling Stones Drama is in the Works

The Rolling Stones have graced the big screen (and small) more times than we can count, but never quite like this. According to Deadline, Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced has acquired the film rights to Robert Greenfield’s 2008 book Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones, and is planning… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Instead of that Zombieland sequel that everyone has been talking about, word is that Fox and Sony Pictures Television are developing a “potential half-hour comedy” that’s based on the film. We wonder how much this decision has to do with the runaway success of the second-season premiere of The Walking Dead. [via … Read More

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Daily Dose Pick: The Business Playground

Full of puzzles, games, and sage advice, branding legend Mark Simmons and music producer Dave Stewart’s The Business Playground is an invigorating handbook for creatively balancing work and play.

A companion to the pair’s online idea platform for would-be tycoons and their happy employees, the book sees former Eurythmic Stewart stepping confidently into his new role as a business guru, and includes zippy testimonials from fellow success stories like Mick Jagger and Richard Branson. … Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links that Made the Rounds in our Office

Today at Flavorpill, when we were supposed to be busy working… we saluted Virgin’s Richard Branson for actually responding to what is possibly the world’s funniest passenger complaint letter; we stumbled upon what is sure to become the favorite blog of copy editors everywhere; we scratched our heads over the upcoming Duke Spirit/Alexander… Read More

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