Millennials outnumber boomers, the anti-anti-wrinkle agenda, Airbnb for cars.
–Teen editors and content creators have teamed up to launch School of Doodle, a virtual education platform that aims to empower teen girls. Via Dazed.
–Is the clergy the next profession to be replaced by an automated workforce? No, but a Buddhist monk robot is turning heads in China, writes the New York Times.
–Millennials have surpassed boomers to become the largest generation in the US, according to a Pew Research analysis of new census data. Gen X will pass the boomers in 2028.
–Meanwhile, millennials are showing early signs of indifference to the beauty industry’s age-erasing, “anti-wrinkle agenda,” writes WWD.
–BMW is equipping new vehicles with features that allow owners to rent them out while not being used, sharing economy-style, writes Bloomberg.
–The latest pop-culture bar to pop up in Manhattan is inspired by the macabre works of filmmaker Tim Burton. Via Condé Nast Traveler.
–The Beyhive is buzzing overtime, with the Washington Post explaining how Beyoncé gets the visual album right, Dazed analyzing the singer’s politics, and many, many, more outlets publishing think-pieces.
–Travel is adjusting to a “velvet rope economy” where the very rich are much more lucrative than the merely wealthy. The New York Times looks at a ship-within-a-ship for the superrich, while travel industry site TTG charts the rise of private jet tours.
–Consumers accustomed to monitoring the whereabouts of their Uber drivers and Seamless orders can now track their dog-walkers, per the New York Times.
–“Co-living” spaces are moving upmarket and adding amenities in New York and London, writes the Financial Times.
–Also per the Financial Times, big brands are establishing outposts in co-working spaces, seeking a piece of the cultural clout they appear to offer.
–Topshop becomes the latest mass-market retailer to position itself as a tech brand, launching a talent program for wearable tech innovators. Via Forbes.
–In the era of mobile commerce, can returns actually drive additional business? Brands should embrace a “buy online, return in store” model, writes one WWD columnist.
–The Guardian mulls over what Uber’s success in London means for the future of transportation.
–An NYC government initiative is rebranding local manufacturing with a handcrafted touch, writes the New York Times.