Astrocartography, Algorithmic Couture, captionfluencers.

–Google Design Studio and Reddymade Architecture investigate how beauty and design affect the brain, reveals Fast Company.

–Horticultural therapy is being implemented in hospitals for a more holistic treatment, describes The New York Times.

–With consumers increasingly turning to astrology for guidance, as The Cut investigates, it is influencing all manner of life decisions – like where to live or where to go on vacation, says Well + Good.

–Algorithmic Couture makes clothing using digital customization as a way to reduce waste in the fashion industry, explains Dezeen.

The New York Times explores the rising popularity of long-form Instagram captions, “lending heft and credibility to a medium long sniffed at as visual froth.”

–Muji’s third hotel, described as “anti-gorgeous” and “anti-cheap” opens this month in Japan. Via Designboom.

–Fall 2019 Fashion Week was the most racially diverse in history, reports W.

–Spotify continues its push beyond music with plans to buy podcast production company Parcast, says The Verge.

–Apple is repositioning itself “at the center of next generation subscriptions,” writes Wallpaper*.

–Augmented reality is being used to immerse museum-goers in Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp at the Mauritshuis museum, offering a new way to experience art. Via Dezeen.

–Bobbi Brown is partnering with Walmart to launch a line of teas and supplements, bringing wellness to the masses, writes Business of Fashion.