Biometric banking, toxic beauty, escapist consumerism.

–A new project in Tokyo offers a shared rental kitchen that “encourages a new way of dining,” writes Designboom.

–Samsung has launched a dating app that matches people based on the contents of their fridge, explains The New York Times.

–British bank NatWest is trialing a credit card that uses fingerprints in place of PINs and signatures, reveals The Verge.

–A newly proposed Senate bill could “completely change the way we regulate cosmetics,” says Vogue.

WWD explores how millennials are making “escapist purchases,” seeking out nostalgic, childlike clothing and accessories in an attempt to prolong their youth.

–The residents of a picturesque street in Paris are asking the city to regulate the Instagram hordes who come in search of a pretty backdrop. Via Conde Nast Traveler.

Vice investigates the socioeconomic divide of data privacy and how digital protection is becoming a modern luxury.

–Food scientists are asking the FDA to regulate misleading labeling, with a petition to stop unhealthy products from hiding behind their one healthy ingredient, reports Fast Company.

–L’Oreal announced a new partnership with biotech startup uBiome, doubling down on “the science of skincare,” shares WWD.

–Moleskin is launching co-working retreats for freelancers, reports Conde Nast Traveler. For more on freelancer-first services, see trend #36 in The Future 100: 2019.

–Barneys is opening a new store billed as “a creative venue with a variety of entertainment features” at the new American Dream shopping destination in New Jersey. Via WWD.

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