Chinese consumers splash out on luxury experiences, Nike moves into fashion, ancient beauty treatment revived.
– Fast Company looks at Cubetto, a new wooden robot from San Francisco that teaches children from 3+ how to code with an offline programming language.
– Worldwide director of J. Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group, Lucie Greene, reports on the trending singles scene, for Campaign.
– The latest launch from Wheely’s is a closed-loop solar-powered mobile bike café that transforms coffee ground into plant fertilizer and polluted air into clean air, reports Inhabitat.
– China’s affluent are spending more on experiences and luxury travel is expected to rise by 50% this year, writes Jing Daily.
– The “uberization” of on-demand massage therapists via massage apps are thriving, reports Bloomberg.
– W speaks to the founder of newly launched biannual magazine, Beauty Papers, on “liberating the beauty world”.
– Nike transform the running track into a runway and move its upcoming collection from sportswear to fashion, reports The New York Times.
– Out reports on the Innovation Group’s Generation Z and Gender study, highlighting that less than 50% of teens identify as straight.
– Earlier this year Dolce & Gabbana debut their hijab collection. On March 18, Uniqlo launch a line of hijab head scarves and tunics in the UK, writes the Independent.
– The ancient tradition of ingesting rose water for beauty benefits is being revived, reports Well + Good.