AR journalism, wellness cruises, bucket list tattoos.
–Architecture company Snøhetta is designing the world’s first energy positive hotel in the Arctic circle, which reduces its energy consumption by 85% and produces its own energy. Via Designboom.
–Sugar Factory is launching a Museum of Candy in New York this summer, writes Eater.
–For the Winter Olympics, the New York Times developed “the first ad campaign with AR inside a news story,” explains Adweek.
–Blue World Voyages has created the first wellness cruise, with sports facilities, a health center, and educational programming, describes the Skift.
–Coca-Cola’s latest pop-up offers free “bucket list” tattoos to visitors over 70, says Campaign UK.
–Amazon aims to compete directly with FedEx and UPS by launching its own delivery service, announces Fortune.
–Bloomberg has designed a video game that comments on America’s retail apocalypse, explains AdWeek.
–Norwegian Airlines’ “no frills” model has encouraged other companies to pursue budget air travel, but is it financially sustainable? BBC investigates.
–In the UK, police are using mobile fingerprint scanners to identify unknown people in less than a minute, reports Wired UK.
–PepsiCo has released a line of sparkling water geared towards health-conscious millennials, writes Bon Appetit.
–Campaign US explores how Google is “poised for a huge overhaul of how consumers experience online shopping.”
–Bloomberg discusses how America’s home-care infrastructure isn’t prepared for the 80 million people who will be seniors in 2050.
–Facebook’s social VR platform Spaces now allows users to connect with members of their Facebook groups in VR, explains Fast Company.