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ART & CULTURE

25 Mar 2017

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A monument to the world’s ‘impending collapse’ will appear on the Fourth Plinth

Heather Phillipson’s The End, which features a drone and a dollop of whipped cream, will appear in Trafalgar Square from 2020.

Via The Independent

BEAUTY

23 Mar 2017

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Formen: The ‘globe’s first professional male cosmetic house’

The Canadian male-grooming brand has designed a range of make-up – inclusive of eyeliner and blusher – that’s designed to enhance, not transform, the face.

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FASHION

22 Mar 2017

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Target has ditched Photoshop in its new swimwear line

The company made the decision to empower women and make them feel confident, according to a spokesperson.

Via Mashable

FOOD & DRINK

23 Mar 2017

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Pepsi has launched the UK’s first cola-ginger drink

The new variant, which comes in black and golden bronze packaging, is called Pepsi Max Ginger – and it comes in six different formats.

Via Foodbev

HOSPITALITY

22 Mar 2017

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Airbnb has big plans to win China

The home-sharing service will re-brand as ‘Aibiying’ in the country, where its number of listings are far lower than its biggest competitor, Tujia.

Via CNBC

PRODUCT DESIGN

22 Mar 2017

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This ‘smart lamp’ turns flat surfaces into interactive displays

US start-up Lampix’s creation may look like a regular lamp, but it comes with a 400-lumen projector and an 8-megapixel camera.

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TRANSPORT & TRAVEL

24 Mar 2017

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BMW has imagined what vehicles will look like in 100 years

They’re profiled in a new video by the luxury vehicle maker called ‘A new era has begun’, and they all do something beyond “simply transporting”.

Via Designboom

TOPICS

COLOUR & MATERIALS

22 Mar 2017

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These designers are using bacteria to dye textiles

Laura Luchtman and Ilfa Siebenhaar’s bacteria-and-sound experiment – and the results it generated – could revolutionise industrial textile dyeing.

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CONSUMER INSIGHT

26 Mar 2017

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Consumer insight has given rise to the ‘the most comfortable bra’

Start-up ThirdLove used tens of thousands of measurements to launch a range of comfortable bras for women of different shapes and sizes.

Via Business Insider

DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY

24 Mar 2017

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Amazon has successfully completed its first US drone delivery

The Prime Air drone delivery, which took place without any human intervention, was showcased during an invite-only event at Amazon’s Mars Conference.

Via The Next Web

FAST CONSUMPTION

20 Mar 2017

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Starbucks has plans to deliver coffee to doorsteps in Hong Kong

Norbert Tan, the chain’s local executive director, told the South China Morning Post that it’s a case of “when” and not “if”.

Via South China Morning Post

HEALTH & WELLNESS

25 Mar 2017

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This AI-driven network could help prevent heart disease

A new artificially intelligent network for doctors is able to build personal heart profiles, which means signs of heart disease and stroke could be detected much earlier.

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LUXURY

24 Mar 2017

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Jewellery houses and independent brands are embracing timepieces

Items that conceal small quartz movements have been widely introduced this season, with the change having caught a few people by surprise.

Via The New York Times

MEDIA & ADVERTISING

24 Mar 2017

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YouTube will now indicate laughter, music and applause in its subtitles

The video-sharing website has updated its speech-to-text software with new algorithms, and more sounds – like barks and sighs – could follow.

Via Business Insider

RETAIL

24 Mar 2017

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Supermarkets can control how fast you walk down aisles

This is according to a new study, which revealed that altering lines and patterns can influence how fast shoppers walk past the shelves.

Via Retail Bulletin

SUSTAINABILITY

26 Mar 2017

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Tesla is launching solar roof tiles next month

They may look just like regular roof tiles, but they have approximately the same efficiency as standard solar-power-gathering cells.

Via TechCrunch