Smart museum audio guides, millennials disrupting prestige beauty, KFC nail polish.
–Chanel finally brought its much-heralded cruise 2017 collection to Havana, and Refinery 29 was on the scene to examine the show in the wider context of reform in Cuba.
–Moms are the newest coveted Instagram influencers—and Fast Company explains how brands can get their endorsement.
–Befitting a museum at the heart of tech culture, the newly renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has “crazy smart” audio guides that adjust content to visitors’ exact locations, says Wired.
–Millennials are shying away from expensive skin creams as they “change the complexion of the beauty business,” writes the Wall Street Journal.
–Facebook users spend an average of 50 minutes daily using the platform—equivalent to one-sixteenth of their waking lives. Via New York Times.
–Even Super 8 is a design hotel now (or at least trying to be). Via Skift.
–The iPhone is no longer the status symbol it once was in China, as high-quality Android phones flood the market. Via New York Times.
–The BBC reports that researchers are successfully treating paranoia with virtual reality simulations.
–The backpack company Cotopaxi is a hit with socially conscious consumers, thanks to its do-good business model, writes Bloomberg.
–As e-sports continue to catch on among teens, the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has become a back-door to online gambling, Bloomberg reports.
–Continuing a trend of tech startups becoming platforms for thought leadership, the home-cleaning app Handy releases a study examining how Americans feel about their homes.
–Story, the store that reinvents itself every few weeks, has teamed up with Pepsi for “an emoji-fueled retail experience,” writes WWD.
–Bloomberg goes inside Nestlé’s effort to move from food conglomerate to a “nutrition, health, and wellness company.”
–This summer, New York will be home to a “floating food forest” providing “free healthy food at the intersection of public art and service.” Via Wallpaper.
–The Collective Old Oak, a new co-living space in London, plans to offer so many amenities that residents will never have to leave, writes Dezeen.