–Condé Nast Traveler explores Aprilli Design Studio’s Autonomous Travel Suite, a self-driving car that doubles as a hotel room, taking guests from house to hotel in comfort and locking into a larger ‘Parent Suite’ at the destination.
–A new perspective on masculinity is emerging in South Korea with ‘flowerboy’ culture, which embraces and encourages male beauty and is “having a huge impact on male consumers in Asia.” Via BBC.
–A new design concept, Brasserie 2050, has created ‘the barn of the future’ with no ecological footprint, which imagines how closed loop architecture can be used to feed the predicted population of 10 billion in 2050, explains Dezeen.
–How does design influence emotion? This year’s London Design Biennale explored Emotional States and “the relationship among design, social needs and our emotional responses.” The New York Times investigates.
–Bloomberg shares Nestle’s new superfood candidate, the goldenberry, which is an antioxidant-rich fruit from the Andes that the company may add to baby food and chocolate.
–Livio AI is rethinking the hearing aid with a real-time translator function and embedded fitness tracker, reports WIRED.
–Instagram is exploring its potential as a retailer, reportedly building a new app that lets “customers shop from brands they already follow.” Via AdWeek.
–Dazed is the latest youth publisher to cross over into beauty – the media brand is launching a new website and print supplement dedicated to beauty, describes Business of Fashion.
–Amazon is setting its sights on India, with a goal to become the first large e-commerce retailer to offer a local version of their website and app in Hindi, announces The New York Times.
–Snapchat has unveiled a stylish new version of their connected Spectacles, which aims to make the wearable camera more fashion-forward, discusses WWD.