Text-to-pay stores, Uber's visual rebrand, anxiety consumerism.
–Well+Good introduces Mirror, an interactive screen with a virtual personal trainer that leads users through tailored workouts from the comfort of their home.
–Can scent be a storytelling medium? Quartz explores how the design collective Polymorf uses smell to create multi-sensory experiences.
–In Dirty Lemon’s new retail store, payment is unmonitored, with a format that allows customers to grab a drink and pay later by texting the company, reports The New York Times.
–”What does it mean when viral products exist to calm us down?” Vox investigates the rise of anxiety consumerism.
–Chinese airports are becoming experiential destinations, with luxury retailers designing installations to entertain travelers while they wait, writes Jing Daily.
–The Wall Street Journal explains how food manufacturers are turning to robots to improve factory production and quality of products.
–VR ads are moving past the screen, with Cosmopolitan adding a virtual try-on capability to their print issues that will allow readers to scan cosmetics from the magazine and try them on through an app, describes The Current Daily.
–Eating out is at a 28-year low; Bloomberg explores how fast food brands are adapting.
–Under Armour is releasing a clothing collection designed to prevent injuries and help customers perform exercises correctly, announces WWD.