Brazil's favelas, or slums, are home to a growing consumer class whose purchasing power has risen due to a jump in salaries, a decrease in unemployment, and greater access to education.
Takashi Murakami has become a global superstar since founding the Hiropon Factory collective of young artists in Japan.
As incomes rise in China, young people are more focused on beauty, and more of them are coming to South Korea on beauty tours in search of that 'get ahead' look.
I am only 22 years old, and Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt with an iron fist for my entire life. But during the protests, I saw a new Egypt emerging – my Egypt. Men didn’t deal with me as a woman but as a fellow citizen. In place of the normal class and religious divisions, I only saw acceptance.
Part museum, part Willy Wonka factory, a new exhibit in China boasts chocolate models of the Great Wall, a Louis Vuitton purse, and a basketball player in mid-dunk.
Products no longer simply appear in shows – they're becoming important parts of the plot, too.