Facebook Reactions, podcast advertising, China's neglected domestic travelers.
–The new Hong Kong restaurant Mak Mak is equally inspired by Thai grocery stores and a hyper-curated, cinematic approach to design, writes Dezeen.
–The New York Times Magazine looks at the future of work this week, starting with Google’s quest to identify the dynamics behind successful teams.
–Are we ready for genetically modified poultry? The Financial Times looks at the “chicken of the future.”
–Facebook’s new Reactions will be a data-mining bonanza for advertisers, writes Wired.
–In other Facebook news, the company is creating a “social VR” team to explore the potential for social interaction on virtual reality devices. Via The Guardian.
–Podcasts are (finally) cool. But are they good advertising vehicles? The Wall Street Journal asks.
–Are China’s domestic travelers a “neglected” opportunity for fashion? Business of Fashion investigates.
–A new members’ club developed with Gwyneth Paltrow is bringing a London concept to Los Angeles, along with a “Japanese–Latin restaurant,” writes Dezeen.
–Has a former Nasa designer created the sustainable “shower of the future?” The Guardian investigates.
–Miu Miu has developed a new co-creation app, Miu Miusic, that allows users to input their music preferences and create a short film. Via Luxury Daily.
–For her recent fashion show, Anya Hindmarch was inspired by the iconic arcade games of the 1980s, writes The Daily Mail.
–Fast Company explains interviews the CEO of Google’s urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs on the future of innovation in cities.
–“Society New York, Lark & Ro, Scout + Ro, Franklin & Freeman, Franklin Tailored, James & Erin, and North Eleven”—these aren’t law firms, but Amazon’s new fashion labels, which the company has “quietly launched,” according to Quartz.
–Refinery29 has released virtual reality coverage of New York fashion week shows, including for VFiles, Rebecca Minkoff, Derek Lam, 3.1 Phillip Lim and more, writes WWD.
–A new “50+ fashion week” show in London is “designed to prove that it’s about style, not age,” says The Telegraph.
–Pew Social Trends unveils new findings that show a declining proportion of older women living alone.
–Is America ready for “Rust Belt romance”? Fashion publications like Vogue are flocking to Pittsburgh as the Ace Hotel opens its latest branch there.
–“Playboy trades nipples for good design, and it works “—according to Wired, at least.
–“Can technology help us improve upon reality?” The BBC looks at advances in the field of augmented reality.
–“A new generation of artists is rethinking the meaning of masculinity in Russia,” writes The Calvert Journal.
–UPS has made a big investment in understanding the dynamics of same-day delivery services. Via Reuters.