–Dazed unveils the “beauty counter of the future” at Selfridges, merging digital beauty and IRL experiences. Via Dazed.
–The psychology behind ASMR’s appeal is rooted in formative memories of being cared for, suggests i-D.
–Fenty Beauty opened a TikTok house as “a platform for the next generation of creators,” announces Glamour.
–H&M plans to share its production chain with rivals as part of a new program to help mid- and large-sized brands expand, reports the Financial Times.
–Fans of the Netflix show Sex Education will be able to rent the main character’s house, reveals Teen Vogue.
–CNN explores how North Korean millennials are using beauty to express political freedom.
–Hyundai’s Prophecy car concept takes design inspiration from nature and is meant to “build an emotional connection between humans and cars,” writes Dezeen.
–Google, Adidas and EA are bridging smart clothing and gaming with a new smart insole that tracks soccer kicks and converts them into FIFA rewards. Via The Verge.
–TikTok has announced plans to open a “transparency center” in Los Angeles, California under heightened scrutiny from US lawmakers and officials, reports the Wall Street Journal.
–Dazed explores the beauty tribes of the future. For more on what the future of beauty could look like, see Transhuman beauty, trend #53 in The Future 100: 2020.
Main image courtesy of Dazed Beauty Space