Accessibility emojis, selfie medicine, vegan makeup.
–i-D introduces Phluid Project, the world’s first gender-neutral store, which is based in Manhattan and also serves as a community center and online platform.
–Caudalie has opened a Vinotherapy Spa in Bordeaux where guests can experience spa treatments while looking out onto a vineyard, writes Harpers Bazaar.
–As inclusivity continues to be a conversation in tech, Apple has proposed 13 new accessibility emojis, reports The Next Web.
–”Selfie medicine” describes the new phone apps that encourage people to take their medication by videotaping themselves swallowing pills, explains The Verge.
–With sustainability becoming increasingly important to beauty, Milk Makeup has announced that they are going 100% vegan, says NYLON.
–A new “emotional vending machine” in Sydney dispenses packets labeled “connection”, “spontaneity”, “belonging” and “purpose” containing maps, pencils, and prompts to improve emotional health. Mashable investigates.
–WIRED explores how cannabis labs are applying their technology to harvest coffee.
–Kineticards have created AR greeting cards which become interactive once viewed through a phone, writes Designboom.
–Adobe is updating its stock photos to include imagery of the UK trans community, shares Dazed.
–Hush is applying the “instant gratification of makeup to hair care” with a line of DIY hair colors, explains WWD.
–Reese Witherspoon has released a plus-sized clothing line with Eloquii, says InStyle.
Cover image: Phluid Project. Photography by Alberto Vasari.