Retail closings, marijuana ads, the year in visual culture.
–OkCupid’s new outdoor campaign is “the latest attack on dating culture,” focusing on making substantial connections. Via Adweek.
–CES attendees can preview Nissan’s “brain-to-vehicle” technology, which “anticipates your driving reactions before you can even translate them into a turn of the wheel.” Via TechCrunch.
–Business Insider predicts a “tsunami of store closings” for 2018, eclipsing an already bad year for retail.
–Artsy counts down the top 25 people who defined visual culture in 2017.
–With the kickoff of recreational marijuana sales in California, Adweek rounds up the industry’s early ads.
–Fast Company profiles the “shroom boom,” the newest health trend where medicinal mushrooms are being used in drinks and beauty products.
–Iceland has just made it illegal to pay women less than men. Via CNNMoney.
–H&M’s latest offshoot is Nyden, an “affordable luxury” brand aimed at millennials. Via Harper’s Bazaar.
–Vogue runs down how Australian coffee took over the market.
–UC Berkeley’s new CRISPR research centers around saving crops from the effects of climate change—starting with chocolate. Via Grubstreet.