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Designing for heat

Temperatures are rising. What does that mean for how we design and inhabit cities?
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On-demand pet care

A new class of on-demand services is elevating pet care.
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Mindful matchmaking

Hookup culture evolves thanks to a new class of apps helping users find deeper, lasting connections.
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Stemming the shecession

Reframing the workplace to work better for women.
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Generation Regen

Coming of age in a climate emergency has made generation Z unapologetically outspoken and impatient for change.
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New trend report: Transcendent Retail: APAC

Lessons from China's trend-setting commerce market for the rest of the world.
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NFT innovation

What's happening with NFTs? We look at who's buying them, new brand activations and what they spell for the future of retail.
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The great reskill

A new era of employment points to a future of reinvention for the workforce.
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Advertising togetherness

Reunion and reconnection are the themes for the upcoming months, and brands are toasting to optimism and human interaction.
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Social media in the Middle East

A deep dive into how social media use is evolving in the Middle East.
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The TikTok business empire

User engagement is diversifying and brand opportunities are growing. What does this mean for the social platform's future?
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Audio healing

Using soothing sounds to heal physical pain is growing louder in wellness circles.
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Hybrid sports

The sports industry embraces virtual athletics.
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Boomer digital migration

From Bumble to Instacart, the baby boomers have entered the chat.
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Building the metaverse

The meta-space race is on as competition to create, define and own the metaverse takes off.
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New trend report: Regeneration Rising: Sustainability Futures

We are poised on the brink of a regenerative future.
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Brands vs. governments

Brands get political.
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Un-bingeing content

Is this the end of binge culture?
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Audio brands

A list of the top five recent activations in sonic branding.
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Short-form content

Is snackable short-form content the next big thing in entertainment?
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Crypto art

Digital masterpieces are setting new standards for luxury.
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New gaming frontiers

Welcome to the metaverse.
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Flexiform architecture

The rise of the multispace.
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Audio social spaces

Are voice-based networking apps the future of social media?
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Office ecosystems

What does an office look like in the era of remote work?
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Social gaming

Is gaming the next social media?
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Greening the city

Cities are being redesigned around nature.
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Material innovation

A list of the top five recent innovations in material science.
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Office sanctuaries

The workplace of the future will be designed for homey comfort.
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Augmented living

A list of the top five recent advancements in augmented lifestyles.
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Back to basics branding

Brands are opting for pared-back visuals, reflecting a collective turn away from excess consumption.
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CES 2021: Automotive sanctuaries

The car is being elevated into an extension of the home.
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Super Bowl 2021

This year's Super Bowl ads projected messages of humor, hope and unity.
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Employee uprisings

Employees are holding their employers accountable, demanding they honor company values.
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Healthy inhales

Consumers are looking to brands and wellness practitioners to help them breathe a little easier.
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Micropreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs are creatively kick-starting new businesses—and the economy.
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Dating redux

Digital dating gets a mindfulness makeover.
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Transcendent shows

Meditation apps are migrating to streaming platforms, bringing a dose of mindfulness to the entertainment industry.
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Gen Z gap year

Gen Zers are repurposing the gap year, trading in travel for service work, interim jobs and internships.
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The Future 100: 2021

Trends Shaping Culture and Economies
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Suburban resurgence

The suburbs get a boost from pandemic weary masses.
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Trend Check: Best of our 2020 predictions

How did our predictions from last year fare? Highlights from culture, technology and travel.
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The new workplace

The travel and hospitality industries are shifting gears to accommodate a new type of visitor: the 9-to-5 worker.
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Outdoor redesign

Businesses and organizations are redesigning their services to prioritize outdoor space.
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Experience enablers

Luxury services are offering private format leisure activities.
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Brand academy

With education systems floundering, big brands are stepping in. Are co-branded diplomas the future of education?
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New trend report: Generation Z: Building a Better Normal

Generation Z are calling on brands, governments, and leaders to help them build a better normal.
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Zero touch spaces

Zero touch spaces offer a taste of normality whilst keeping us safe, but brands need to consider compensating for the sensory loss
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Gen Z career futures

The pandemic has thrown gen Z dreams and ambitions up in the air as economies shrink and the world becomes a more dangerous place.
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Mobilizing fandoms

Technology is fuelling fandoms into a force beyond entertainment.
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The new workday

The traditional 9-to-5 work format is evolving.
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New trend report: Back in the Game

The future of sports promises a new era of opportunity for brands.
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Next gen entertainment

Borderless and mixed reality projects are pushing the boundaries of entertainment.
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Virtual activists

Passionate Gen Zers are finding ways to host protests in the digital world.
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Experimental beauty

Beauty enthusiasts are throwing caution to the wind, embracing a playful aesthetic full of vivid hues and glittering adornments.
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Sanitary cities

Designers and urban planners are rethinking city living.
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The drive-in experience

Live experiences are returning—along with audiences who can spectate from the safety and comfort of their cars.
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Virtual venues

From local bars to music festivals, cultural locales are being recreated in the virtual world for next-level digital socializing.
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New creatives

Creativity is flourishing under quarantine.
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The new influencers

In a time of crisis, the easy gloss of celebrity is taking a backseat as we witness the rise of the everyday hero.
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New trend report: The Future 100: 2.0.20

A special edition update of our annual "The Future 100" report.
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Renewed faith

Finding solace in spirituality.
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Gen Z: Coming of age in a pandemic

A generation just starting to spread its wings is finding those wings clipped.
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The new language of advertising

The pandemic is upending the language of advertising.
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Combatting loneliness

Finding connection in a distanced world.
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Natural resilience

As the pandemic continues, the connections between human and planetary resilience are becoming more evident.
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Digital lives

Lifestyle, tourism and wellbeing offerings set up shop in the digital realm.
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Gaming Champions

Emma Chiu, Global Director of Wunderman Thompson Intelligence, shares how the outbreak of Covid-19 has impacted large gaming events
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Purified design

From UV lamps to self-cleaning water bottles, the future of design has hygiene at its heart.
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Prescribing positivity

In a world rife with uncertainty, fear and anxiety, people are looking to offset panic with positivity.
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Virtual gatherings

What does social distancing portend for the future of cultural experiences?
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At-home empires

As daily life turns inward, the home now encompasses entire worlds, from the office to the gym and everything in between.
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Gen Z brand advisors

Brands are working with Gen Z to build a better future.
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The Future 100: 2020 vocabulary

A glossary of the words that will define 2020.
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Super Bowl 2020

The ads from Super Bowl LIV echo a cultural desire to reflect on our progress at the turn of the new decade.
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Docu-tainment rising

Across industries, documentaries are being elevated as premier content for a class of truth-seeking consumers.
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Carless cities

Plagued by congestion and pollution, urban hubs are banning cars to make the city of the future more livable and human-centric.
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Biocontributive brands

Brands are contributing to a carbon-positive future.
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Big screen revival

Unlikely heroes are reviving the classic cinema experience.
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The Future 100: 2020

Wunderman Thompson Intelligence’s annual report of 100 trends to watch in 2020.
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Trend check: Best of our 2019 predictions

How did our predictions from last year fare? Highlights from culture, technology and travel.
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2020's color of confidence

Calming, confident and classic: Pantone unveils the Color of the Year 2020.
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Analog marketing

Creators are turning back to analog formats to cut through the digital noise.
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The new singles lexicon

Dubbed the "single positivity" movement, the value proposition and cultural understanding of single lifestyles is expanding. 
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Streaming wars 2.0

New services are saturating the market and jostling for position as the next battle of the streaming wars heats up.
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Funerals reframed

By integrating health and wellbeing, a wave of funeral services is breathing new life into the taboos surrounding death.
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Anti-bullying gaming

The gaming industry tackles toxicity.
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New trend report: Beauty Tech Futures

The future of beauty tech is upon us.
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Generation Alpha

Who is generation Alpha?
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Citizen scientists

The latest wave of elite expeditions is shifting luxury travel standards from sumptuous to scientific.
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Wellness architects

Architects are designing a healthier living environment for wellness-minded consumers.
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Experiential cannabis

From film festivals to museums, cannabis evolves from an experience-enhancing ingredient to a full-on experience.
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The new community

Architects and designers are reimagining the community of the future.
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Ecotherapy

The prescription for a healthier lifestyle may be as simple as a stroll in the park.
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New entertainment formats

Newly emerging avenues for entertainment invite audiences to be a part of the story.
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New brand narratives

Brands are looking beyond traditional channels and developing new formats to engage audiences.
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Game-fluencers

Esports streamers with millions of generation Z fans are the next frontier for brands.
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London Design Festival 2019

The London Design Festival is a platform for designers to illustrate the emotional impact and power of design to drive change.
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Social media safe havens

Platforms are fostering more comfortable opportunities for sharing in the name of authenticity and mental health.
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Petrenthood

New outlets are emerging to satisfy millennials' caregiving impulses.
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Think Sustainably

Cities are increasingly answering the call to combat climate change.
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China Vs. Brands

Another day, another apology.
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Biocontributing packaging

No more excuses—brands champion solutions that actively benefit the environment.
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Ride-hailing goes global

Global contenders in the ride-hailing space take on Silicon Valley.
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Transportational interiors

When grabbing a coffee takes patrons to another planet.
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The digital renaissance

Classic art and digital creation merge to redefine modern artistry.
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The Single Age: On lifestyle

How are the lives of singles evolving?
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The New Social Media

In a mature social media landscape, a wave of new platforms is emerging to offer multidimensional engagement.
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The Single Age: On family and relationships

Family structures are changing. Do brands need to keep up?
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The Single Age: On finances

Do singles have more spending power?
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New trend report: The Single Age

Make way for The Single Age: a paradigm shift in adulthood uncoupled.
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Politi-tainment

High-profile politicians are taking their global influence to the silver screen and beyond.
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New trend report: Into Z Future

Meet generation Z, the next generation of Super Creatives.
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The women's revolution in sports

Modern heroes, big brands, new rules.
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China's new creatives

A new generation of talent is armed with digital-native culture, Western influence and Chinese pride.
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High-art airports

Is the future of luxury travel in the journey, not the destination?
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AI: More than human

The Barbican's latest exhibition questions the concepts of humanity and creativity in a digitally steeped world.
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Floriculture

Floristry's new guard is elevating the botanical medium into an acclaimed métiers d'art.
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New Trend Report: Cool China: From Superpower to Global Superbrand

Not so long ago, the words "brand" and "China" would have looked odd together. No longer.
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Camp: Notes on fashion

The gleeful absurdity of 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' offsets a climate of cultural discontent and consumer anxiety.
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The Future 100: video recap

The Innovation Group presents a video recap of Future 100, our forecast of trends to watch in 2019.
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Tribeca Immersive 2019: VR and beyond

Storytelling moves from passive entertainment to active participation with the help of digital innovation and alternative formats.
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Masstige astrology

Astrology goes mainstream.
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Vegan lifestyles

No longer simply a diet, veganism is growing into a fully-fledged lifestyle that informs everything vegans touch.
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Third spaces

A new breed of hybrid spaces is reimagining city life for modern urbanites.
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Inclusive wellness

Wellness is no longer an exclusive, top-shelf luxury reserved for those who can afford it.
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Mediavolution 2.0

Publishing platforms are expanding from URL to IRL with programming and activities to enhance content and attract new audiences.
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Milan Design Week 2019: Healing by design

Google doubles down on design, mining neuroscience to reveal how sensory design elements affect mental and emotional states.
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New trend report: The Anxiety Economy

Worry, worry everywhere. From concerns over privacy and wellbeing to an impending environmental crisis, anxiety is abundant.
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Stressless tech

Cutting-edge responsive systems are tailoring travelers' environments to their emotional states.
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SXSW 2019: Key trends

Blood banks, smashing rooms and political fire were all present at a heated SXSW this year.
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SXSW 2019: Virtual Cinema

The Virtual Cinema at SXSW explored new storytelling mediums through the lens of VR, AR and mixed reality.
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SXSW 2019: Bleed for the Throne

Winter is coming. But before the final season of Game of Thrones airs on April 14, fans gather at SXSW to "bleed for the throne."
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Dry lifestyle

Alcohol is falling out of favor with tastemakers and health-conscious gen Z consumers.
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Super Bowl 2019

Brands play it safe for Super Bowl LIII.
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Heritage rediscovered

As brands in Asia rush to make emotional connections with hyper-digital savvy millennials, some embrace a return to cultural roots
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Trend check: Best of our 2018 predictions

How did our predictions from last year fare? Highlights from health, lifestyle, and luxury
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Employer Brandstanding

Brands are evolving into more mindful and civic entities as they introduce new measures that prioritize employees.
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Mutating beauty

The term "looking good" is up for debate as a subculture of experimental artists redefine what is considered beautiful.
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The new commute

Peak Uber has arrived.
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The architecture of aging

With aging generations set to outnumber their younger counterparts, designers are turning their attention to old age.
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Petcare everywhere

With millennials increasingly opting for petrenthood over parenthood, brands across categories are prioritizing pets.
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Redesigning parenthood

Coworking spaces that have revolutionized the traditional 9-to-5 are turning their attention to the full-time job of parenting.
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Home futures

Ikea is predicting the future of homes with their newest ventures.
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Social hotels

Hotels are moving beyond their transient roots in an effort to create meaningful, lasting impact.
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The Future 100: 2019
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Heritage hospitality

Asia's bling era is giving way to a new wave of luxury hotels embracing historic architecture and local heritage.
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Silicon Valleywood

With Netflix's Roma tapped for a Best Picture Oscar in 2019, Silicon Valley is cementing its Hollywood takeover.
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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018: design as provocateur

Our world is in flux, but good design can help create a better future.
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New trend report: The New Sustainability: Regeneration

The future of sustainability will focus on regeneration, with pioneering brands at the heart of the effort.
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Healing cafés

Urban healing spaces are turning selfcare into the newest daily indulgence.
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The future museum

Tokyo-based art collective Teamlab propels digital art into a new era: one that is interactive, imaginative and a lot of fun.
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Brands: the new life coaches

Brands are getting up close and personal with their consumers, offering new opportunities to open up about intimate topics.
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Waterless beauty

As we look to a future where water could become a luxury, beauty brands are squeezing it out of their products for a green future.
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Organic: the new basic

Major brands are rendering natural and organic attributes the norm as these products are given more shelf space and bargain prices
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From here to maternity

Motherhood is being rebranded, eschewing the soft and passive in favor of the candid and bold.
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Reframing masculinity

What does it mean to be a man in 2018?
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Immersive art

Chinese creatives are bringing the "Instagram Experience" to Weibo and WeChat, with their own cultural spin and motivations.
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The Color Factory

Instagram Experiences 2.0—creativity and sharing, with meaning.
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Activist dining experiences

From refugee-hosted meals to political dinners, the culinary industry is using food to raise awareness about hot-button topics.
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New content platforms

A host of new streaming platforms and creative partnerships usher in the next age of content.
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Muslimah Speak in our latest films

Young women in Kuala Lumpur tell the Innovation Group what it means to be young, Muslim and female today.
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Cannes Lions 2018: Trends and themes

In a quieter, more consolidated year, big tech dominance, diversity and influencer scrutiny were among the key themes at Cannes.
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Brand Japan

Following a wave of Korean retail and beauty trends, Brand Japan is now also seeking growth abroad.
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Muslim lifestyle brands rising

The observance of Ramadan brings a seasonal uptick in spending by British Muslims, who are growing in influence as consumers.
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The art of entertainment

Publishers are creating new entertainment channels as a compelling new content - and revenue - stream.
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Social media wellbeing

The good, the bad and the ugly sides of social media are unpacked as research questions whether social media is healthy.
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Tribeca Immersive: Virtual storyscapes

Virtual reality pushes the format of storytelling and finds its place in the entertainment industry at Tribeca Film Festival.
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Fashioned from Nature

A new exhibition at the V&A explores the complex relationship between fashion and nature.
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Milan Design Week 2018: Guilt-free futures

The growing concern over material waste's effect on the environment has prompted designers to tackle ethical consumption.
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Power to the Dolla

Who runs the world? Girls who are financially literate. A new project aims to help young women close the gender pay gap.
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The mental marathon

A new brain-training running track immerses athletes in complete darkness for a mindful workout.
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Gamification for social good

A Chinese mobile payments leader is making it fun to donate to charity.
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Mothers of ambition

Influencers and high-profile female execs are leading a new positive dialogue about what it means to have a career, and be a mom.
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Clean-conscience cosmetics

Milk Makeup, the innovative beauty brand, is tapping into a desire for more earth-friendly products by becoming 100% vegan.
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The game of (adult) life

The gaming experience is being reinvented to explore the complicated emotions of childhood and adolescence.
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New trend report: China Outbound

Understanding the world's fastest-growing group of travelers and what it means for your brand.
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Nap York

The latest routine to muscle its way into your wellness plan is not sound healing or meditation, but simply catching some shut-eye
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Retail residences

Japanese retailer Muji has announced a venture into the hotel industry in China and Japan.
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Irreverent scents

From wet concrete to baby powder, the latest additions to the fragrance markets are tapping an altogether more playful spirit.
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New trend report: Amazon everything

From our homes to our healthcare, Amazon is seeping into every aspect of consumer lives. What's next?
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SXSW 2018: Key trends

As the sun sets on the SXSW conference for another year, we round up some of the themes that emerged.
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Virtual influencers

Is the next wave of influencers digital?
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A new generation of (s)heroes

Brands compete to highlight female achievement by marking International Women's Day.
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SXSW 2018: Google Assistant Fun House

Google continued its big push into the realm of voice technology in 2018, taking over an entire house at SXSW.
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SXSW 2018: Startups tackle social missions

Promising startups are on a mission to save the world at SXSW.
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Insta-interiors

Instagram is changing how restaurant design spaces, making them irresistibly picture-worthy.
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Menopause goes mainstream

Women speak candidly about hot flashes, sleep deprivation, and reduced libido—untabooing the inevitable menopause life stage.
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Fast food innovation

From Bitcoin Buckets to delivery drones, fast food moves into fast innovation.
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New trend report: High times

From joints to a lifestyle movement: the rise of the cannabis economy
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Super Bowl 2018

A roundup of key ads from this year's Super Bowl.
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Super-charged cinema

Enhancing the cinematic experience—with food as the protagonist.
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Mei Fong, Author, One Child

Every relaxation of the one-child policy in the past has not had much impact.
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New trend report: Elastic Generation – The Female Edit

A new report from the Innovation Group London explores the lifestyles and attitudes of British women aged between 53 and 72.
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Trend check: Best of our 2017 predictions

How did our predictions from last year fare? Highlights from marketing, food & drink, beauty and retail.
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The female gaze

In today's climate, representation in media goes beyond the screen.
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Dad-vertising

Brands are closing the gap between how fathers are portrayed, and how they want to be seen.
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Entertainment democracies

Streaming platforms are becoming increasingly niche, responding to viewer pressure in a decentralized media landscape.
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The Future 100: 2018

Our annual forecast of 100 trends to watch in the coming year.
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Web Summit 2017

The annual conference promised a brave new world—though not without its perils.
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Creative voice tech

New programs from Google and the BBC use voice to steer storytelling with digital assistants.
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New trend report: The New Adulthood

Xennials: the in-between generation redefining growing up.
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Slow TV

Entertainment is slowing down in a bid to combat the stresses of daily life and help people relax.
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Female empowerment: Pakistan

Women's issues are getting a creative spin as they're brought to the forefront.
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Items: Is Fashion Modern?

A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art takes stock of a century of fashion design.
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Beauty mag retail

With readership on the decline, beauty magazines try a new foray: retail.
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New Scientist Live 2017

A celebration of today's most cutting-edge scientific ideas and discoveries.
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The New Muslimah: Southeast Asia focus

Exploring the changing face of young Muslim women in Southeast Asia's dynamic, connected economy.
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Future fueling

In the UK, auto brands are beginning to contend with an electric future.
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London Design Festival

Brands and designers were on hand to showcase cutting-edge design thinking.
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New trend report: Transcendent Retail

The future of shopping in an immersive, mixed-reality era.
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29Rooms

With brand museums on the rise, 29Rooms is the latest pop-up for the Instagram generation.
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Immersive dinner theater

Dinner theatre is undergoing a modern revival with a host of immersive, multisensory dining experiences.
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Rebranding sexual health

No longer a taboo topic, sex-related brands are seeking to reinvent the retail experience.
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Sonic experiences

With advanced audio technologies becoming more accessible, sound is offering new sensory experiences.
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The FordHub

Ford reinvents the showroom to sell "mobility," rather than cars.
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Mood food

Companies are exploring innovative ways to package food as a "mood enhancer" for the wellness era.
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Merged millennial finances

Merged finance apps are the latest development as financial services try to catch up with millennials.
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The Spotted Cheetah

The West Village will soon get its newest resident: a pop-up restaurant from Cheetos.
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AI gastronomy

MIT uses artificial intelligence to turn images of food into recipes.
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Digital detox design

Can tech products with fewer features help consumers log off?
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“Pink tax” parody

Cards Against Humanity is offering a satirical "For Her" version of the company's popular card game.
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Khajak Keledjian, founder and CEO, Inscape

I wanted to create an urban space where people could go to reboot.
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Next-gen ‘Snaplications’

How will employers reach generation Z job applicants?
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Dating apps IRL

Dating app Bumble has created a physical space, bringing its digital brand to life.
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Festivals of sport

A host of events are emerging that combine a group experience with a drive toward health and wellbeing.
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Luxe Pack New York 2017: Packaging trends

Trends in luxury packaging can indicate broader cultural shifts that brands should be attuned to.
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New natural birth

Doula culture is having a moment among millennial moms rejecting the traditional norms of motherhood.
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The new Muslim consumer landscape

The world's fastest-growing religious group is making its influence felt across consumer categories.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Key trends

Interactive experiences dominated this year at the 56th edition of Milan's Salone Del Mobile.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Ikea Festival

At a festival exploring urbanization, Ikea positioned itself as a leader in urban space.
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New trend report: The Well Economy

The future of wellbeing, from the consumer to the business of health.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Waste no more

"Reclaim, recycle, renew" was a mantra for many brands at Salone Del Mobile this year.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Invisible tech

These days, technology is looking less like itself—instead, it's beginning to resemble everyday furniture.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Preview

Our preview of what's in store for Milan's upcoming design week.
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SXSW 2017: Key trends

Brands took a critical look at technology's role in the future at a slightly subdued SXSW.
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Millennial money media

Media adapts to a generation that is, in some ways, finding its financial footing.
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Athlete activists

A generation of athletes is leveraging its star power and building its own platforms to call for change.
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Global athletic empowerment

Campaigns around the world are tapping into female empowerment through sports.
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Essential arts

From re-opened museums to street corners, the arts are becoming a kind of therapy.
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New condoms

Women-led brands challenge the notion that condoms should be branded exclusively with male buyers in mind.
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Neurodiverse TV

The entertainment industry is becoming more inclusive in its portrayals of neurodivergent characters.
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Vitamins get a makeover

New lifestyle branding for vitamin supplements reinvigorates a staid consumer category.
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Toy Fair 2017: Key trends

The New York Toy Fair offered a microcosm of trends in children's products.
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Upcycling for the masses

From kitchens to footwear, recycled plastic is showing up in more mass-market products.
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New trend report: The Privacy Era

Welcome to The Privacy Era.
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A/D/O

An auto brand boosts its creative bona fides with a new space dedicated to innovative design.
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Primetime game-tainment

Is gaming the new Hollywood?
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Sportspitality

From experiences to interiors, high-end hotels are infusing hospitality with wellness in an effort to stand out.
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Universal basic income

We may soon find out what people would do if their incomes were taken care of. What would this mean for companies?
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Mobile eSports

The field of competitive video gaming is turning toward mobile as its platform of choice.
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CES 2017: Key trends

Fifty years since the inception of CES, "consumer electronics" doesn't begin to describe the full scope of the event.
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CES 2017: Intel’s VR visions

The company showed off advances in volumetric capture, VR live streaming, and "merged reality."
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CES 2017: Customized cruises

Carnival has announced a wearable device to enhance the customer experience on its cruise ships.
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Trend Tracker: 2016 in lifestyle, food+drink, health

A look back at our top lifestyle, food+drink and health predictions for 2016.
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Trend Tracker: 2016 in culture, travel

A look back at our top culture and travel predictions for 2016.
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Design Miami 2016: Key trends

This year's edition explored urbanization, comfort and 4D design.
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Emotional tech retail, Black Friday and more

Instant Games, India's gaming market, where "consumers" came from.
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Comfort consumerism

With mental health issues on the rise, consumers are turning to products that offer a sense of comfort.
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Airbnb and experience culture

Airbnb goes beyond lodging to position itself as a 360-degree experience brand.
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The Future 100: Trends and Change in 2017

The Innovation Group has launched our annual forecast of consumer trends to watch in the coming year.
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No-boys clubs

Women-only networking and event spaces are emerging around the world as hubs for entrepreneurship.
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Doomocracy

An immersive political house of horrors arrives in Brooklyn.
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The Innovation Group launches Women, Next

Our double-length report offers a road map for brands that want to connect with the future female consumer.
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The luxury of less

Emerging luxury brands are launching pared-down collections for customers tired of excess.
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NYFW: Fashion and social good

September's New York Fashion Week reflected growing industry attention to diversity and social issues.
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Spotlight: Hangzhou

Hangzhou, China is rapidly emerging as a new center for technology and tourism.
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Platonic dating apps

Dating apps are betting that users are ready to swipe right on their new BFF.
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Chatbot tourism

Chatbots are revolutionizing the travel industry and simplifying life for travelers.
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The Lab at Panorama

A new music festival makes space for the emerging stars of experiential tech.
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Rio 2016: Tech preview

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will push new limits of innovation for the world's biggest sporting event.
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Luxury's Brexit boon?

Brexit is said to be driving bargain-hunting luxury shoppers to Britain, but for how long?
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The New Nude

Retailers are updating their definition of 'nude' to include women of color.
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Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Roundup

The 15th Venice Architecture Biennale explores the future of domestic environments and the politics of architecture.
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Crystal revelations

Crystals have gotten a hip makeover and are showing up throughout wellness culture.
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Luxe Pack New York 2016: Packaging trends

Packaging innovations across beauty, fragrance, food and beverage, fashion and more.
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Sleep awakening

Entrepreneurs and artists are responding to our culture's chronic devaluation of sleep.
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Milan Design Week: Key trends

Our take on the essential trends emerging at Salone del Mobile this year in Milan.
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Milan Design Week: Home brands

This year in Milan, fashion brands moved further into furniture and homewares.
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Milan Design Week: Kidult designs

In Milan, high-end design companies are turning their attention to the youngest market.
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Milan Design Week: The Restaurant

In Milan this year, brands are partnering across sectors to create multisensory experiences.
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Salone del Mobile Milano 2016: Preview

The Innovation Group will be in Milan at Salone del Mobile, a highlight of the global design calendar.
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The Promise of Cuba

The Promise of Cuba
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The Innovation Group at SXSW Interactive 2016

We're headed to Austin to present on the future for brands in Cuba, Gen Z and gender, and food trends.
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CES 2016: Sustainability nudging

Hydrao is a new smart shower head that gently helps consumers conserve water.
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Regeneration Rising

Emerging Trends Unlock Opportunities for a Sustainable Future
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The Future 100: 2021

Trends Shaping Culture and Economies
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Generation Z

Building a Better Normal
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Back in the Game

Post-Pandemic Trends & Futures
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