–The New York Times reports on “private space travel — with cocktails, retro-futuristic Philippe Starck designs and Wi-Fi” for those seeking the next-level luxury adventure. The price tag? $55 million a trip.
–Glossy explores how companies are using AI to offer blend-it-yourself beauty solutions that are tailored to the consumer.
–Hong Kong’s newest lifestyle hub – The Artist House, brings the microbrewery experience to retail by allowing visitors to customize beer infusions with spices and herbs. Plus there’s an edible perfume bar to pair fragrances with beers, shares Retail in Asia.
–Instagram Stories is becoming the new e-commerce platform, now allowing brands to add shopping tags for in-app purchases. Via Fortune.
–Uber just patented an algorithm that can tell whether a potential passenger is drunk by using artificial intelligence to identify “unusual behaviors” through phone interactions, reports The Telegraph.
–Domino’s Pizza takes to the streets fixing pot holes across the United States, bypassing government and repairing damaged city infrastructure, writes The Washington Post.
–Cannes Lions 2018 moves the spotlight from advertising to beauty and fashion brands, writes DigiDay.
–Flydubai offers passenger baggage collection from the comfort of their homes, reports Gulf Business.
–The rise of male grooming has paved the way for London’s first men-only nail bar. Via BBC News.
–A restaurant in the Netherlands puts food waste on the menu in an effort to create a sustainable food chain, writes the Huffington Post.
–Vale Architects created the Instagram Design Guide – a “how-to” on maximizing Instagram’s visual influence and boost the company’s profile by making an irresistibly picture-worthy surrounding. Via Dezeen. For more on Instagram’s influence on design read Insta-Interiors.