Text commerce, pop-up gyms, cosmic humming.
–AccorHotel’s new “Flying Nest” hospitality concept travels the world, offering a rotating roster of unique and immersive experiences. Via Wallpaper.
–Experiential consumerism branches into toy stores with Camp, a new summer camp-themed family-friendly retail concept that merges shopping, dining and play, announces WWD.
–Speaking of new ways to shop, the Wall Street Journal explains how retailers are turning to texting as a way to personalize and simplify the shopping experience. For more on text commerce, see trend #66 in the Future 100: 2019 report.
–Orangetheory is looking to capture a share of the growing wellness travel industry with their new pop-up gyms, which will offer high-quality fitness classes to hotel guests, reports Digiday.
–Childish Gambino hosted an immersive wellness installation at his Pharos music festival in New Zealand that “encourages festival-goers to relax and reconnect with one another” through activities like sound baths, cosmic humming and “truth connection booths,” writes Dezeen.
–FastCompany describes how Pop Up For Good is leveraging the saturated pop-up industry for social good.
–The New York Times explores how dating apps are attempting to shed their negative stigmas and rebrand online dating.
–Apple recently announced plans to build a new campus in Austin, solidifying the city’s transformation into the newest high-tech hub. Via the Wall Street Journal.
–WWD investigates whether dollar stores could be the next major channel to drive growth for mass market beauty brands.
–Bose is merging audio and augmented reality with their new Frame sunglasses for a new kind of listening experience, says Dezeen.