The Morning Briefing: New beginnings

Summary:"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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This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation

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Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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