–A healthy convenience mart aims to make organic and GMO-free options more accessible with Kombucha slushies and upcycled fruits and vegetables. Via Fast Company.
–A VR headset for cats lets them interact with swimming koi fish and low-flying birds while measuring their interest in different stimuli, explains Designboom.
–Google is preserving historical sites through creating “VR representations of world wonders,” which users can explore through a mobile device or VR headset. The Verge investigates.
–As undersea tourism becomes more popular, The Maldives will soon be home to the “world’s first underwater villa,” writes Condé Nast Traveler.
–A bar in London has designed a cocktail menu for dogs, from the Bubbly Bow Wow to the Poochie Colada. Via Food and Wine.
–Circles is a new cryptocurrency which aims to build a new model for basic income at a Berlin co-op through giving participants “a weekly payout through the blockchain,” explains Fast Company.
–Brandless has created a “Pop Up with a Purpose” which, instead of selling products, will function as an event space to further its brand image through panels, workshops, and events around food and wellness. Via Business Insider.
–What’s next for the Chinese consumer? Jing Daily explores the standout tech and e-commerce trends from WPP and Kantar Millward Brown’s new report.
–Harrods has launched a pop-up charity shop to sell designer clothing to raise funds for children’s charity NSPCC, reports Campaign UK.
–Scientists are developing beer that can be consumed in space, says Grub Street.
–Quartz discusses why young consumers are flocking to streetwear over luxury, and how brands are faring.
–Vice has relaunched their luxury travel publication Amuse, with a new focus on affluent and adventurous male consumers, writes Business of Fashion.