High-tech children’s books, Miami’s art-commerce fusion, Hispanic smartphone stats.
– “A Very Murray Christmas” signals that Netflix “defines how TV works now,” says Wired.
–Pity the naked millennial: the New York Times looks at how gym design is adapting to younger men. “It’s funny, they’re more socially open with everything — Facebook, social media — yet more private in their personal space,” says a source.
–The 2016 feminist Pirelli calendar “showed how quickly a brand can modernize its image,” writes Adweek.
–Is The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home “the most technologically advanced book ever published”? Fast Company investigates.
–“The death of print media has been greatly exaggerated,” writes Adweek, rounding up the hottest magazines of 2015.
–Digiday shows why Burberry is winning the digital luxury race.
–The Washington Post breaks down the key takeaways from Amazon’s just-released prototype design for a future delivery drone.
–Blouin Artinfo has the design highlights from this week’s Design Miami/ exhibition, “where art meets commerce.”
–Business of Fashion details key brand collaborations happening at Art Basel Miami Beach, which “reflect the value fashion puts on art and vice versa.”
–New stats from eMarketer show Hispanics spending an outsize portion of their digital day on smartphones.
–Using DNA to store data, all the information in the world would fit into “about the amount of liquid in a case of wine,” says the New York Times.
–San Francisco’s hottest new restaurant is “staffed mostly by ex-cons,” says San Francisco Magazine.
–A new initiative from the Google Cultural Institute is delivering 360-degree views of performances at Carnegie Hall, the Palais Garnier and more. Via Wall Street Journal.
–In London, The Crystal Maze, a kitsch 1990s gameshow, has been reborn as a “live immersive experience.” Via Mirror.
–Uber’s new fundraising drive would give the startup a valuation of $62bn, “higher than General Motors,” writes The Guardian.