The psychology of sound, startup bootcamps, curated towns.
–Choose your room to match your mood at the new Angad Arts Hotel, which offers guests tranquility, happiness, passion or rejuvenation, Well + Good reports.
–Dezeen describes a new technology that “turns air into drinking water by creating artificial clouds” as an alternative water source.
–Wired explores how luxury brands are using sound to create emotional connections with consumers.
–Ikea moves into professional development with their startup bootcamp, which will incubate twenty startups in Sweden next year. Via Fast Company.
–A “town curator” is working to revive Main Street America by turning an upstate New York town into a living magazine, New York Times shares.
–BBC examines why FIRE (financial independence, retire early), a movement to “live frugally and retire decades early,” is gaining traction in the UK.
–Glossier moves offline with their NYC flagship; the DTC darling’s first and only permanent store is designed to be a community center, offering opportunities to connect with editors and experiential rooms, says WWD.
–Yahoo Lifestyle and eBay have teamed up to launch a new shoppable video series as the lines between retail and content continue to blur, Glossy reveals.
–The Guardian investigates the security implications of a new mass facial coding surveillance system in Australia.
–Men’s grooming disruptor Hims has launched Hers, a sister brand offering judgment-free access to sexual wellness, hair loss and skin care products in the hopes of “filling the gaps that exist for women in the health-care market today,” writes Adweek.
–Gucci is taking a new approach to luxury retail with their flagship store, which recently opened in New York City, as the latest bid to attract millennial shoppers. Via Business of Fashion.
–Jing Daily explores China’s “billionaire boom” and what it means for the economy.