A BROKE mum became a millionaire after coming up with her own baby mat idea while on maternity leave - starting a company now worth £3m (US$4m). Mum-of-two Alana Hands, 41, saw a need for nicer looking, and safer, foam play mats for her kids after spending $300 (£169/US$240) on a "very ugly" design which led to her son's injury. When her first child Chloe was born in 2013, she purchased the pricey foam mat with pull-out letters which she also used three years later for her second baby, Rupurt. But Alana, from Brisbane, Australia, said she'd turned away for a minute and in that time he'd "pulled he puzzle pieces apart", fell forward and hurt his head. That's when she got the idea to create her own, and within just 30 minutes of launching a website she'd sold her first one - which led her to rake in over $200k (£113K/US$160k) in the first year alone. Alana told her story to Kidspot: “Rupert was six months old, trying to crawl on our ABC playmat and he’d pulled the … [Read more...] about I was a broke new mum when I came up with a genius baby mat idea – now my company is worth £3m
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JEROME Boateng's ex Kasia Lenhardt is to be honoured on Germany's Next Top Model, the TV show where she first found fame aged 16. Producers are reportedly planning to broadcast a tribute to Kasia, 25, who was found dead at her Berlin apartment a week after her split from the former Man City ace. Polish-born Kasia , who started modelling aged seven, reached the final of the hit TV show hosted by Heidi Klum in 2012. She came fourth despite being only 16, and went on to appear in German TV shows Hell's Kitchen and Models in Babyglück. It is thought some form of tribute will be included in the next episode of the 2021, which was due to be shown tonight. TV channel ProSieben is now planning to commemorate Kasia's life, reports T-Online . The station also tweeted yesterday: "We are sad. Very sad. And our thoughts are with your family, friends and you, dear Kasia Lenhardt." Kasia was found dead on Tuesday, her son's sixth birthday , after worried family members … [Read more...] about Jerome Boateng’s ex Kasia Lenhardt will be honoured on Germany’s Next Top Model show after her tragic death
A Paris court of appeals has found pop artist Jeff Koons guilty of copyright infringement. Koons' 1988 Fait d'hiver sculpture copies a photo for a French clothing manufacturer's ad campaign, and Koons is to pay damages to the advertising designer for the unauthorized imitation, according to the court. The accusation is not new, and shouldn't come as a surprise even to Koons. It is not the superstar's first conviction for copyright infringement . He regularly has to defend himself against accusations of plagiarism — and just as regularly, he loses the lawsuits. It is however safe to assume that Koons can afford the best lawyers, being one of the world's best-known contemporary artists as well as the most expensive. Jeff Koons Koons' Rabbit sculpture was sold for a record $91.1 million (at the time, that was about €81 million) at an auction in New York in 2019, allowing him to reclaim the title of the world's most expensive living artist at auction from Britain's David … [Read more...] about Jeff Koons and ‘Fait d’hiver’: When is plagiarism art?