Would-be delivery drivers can use their car and phone to deliver parcels for Amazon Flex
Amazon has made its first serious foray into the so-called “gig economy,” advertising for part-time delivery drivers in Seattle as part of a programme called “Amazon Flex.”
Millennial marketing firm doesn't think millennial personal communication is fading, it is simply living beyond solely text forms
Social media has been on the uptick for the past decade as giants like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have the set the standard for connecting with a modern audience through digital networks. However, before we can continue to advance in this space, let’s take a look at the evolution of social media and how brands can stay on top of the ever-changing trends to capture the attention of modern consumers.
UBC-Vancouver offers an easy-to-use, fully-automated umbrella borrowing service that costs nothing if you play by the rules
UmbraCity from the University of British Columbia-Vancouver is using automated kiosks and RFID umbrellas to make sure students don’t get wet under the rain. Borrowing an umbrella from them is simple. Just swipe an ID or card, grab and go. Returning requires just putting it back in the rack. The best part is, if you return what you borrow, the service doesn’t cost a dime.
In an effort to improve harsh working circumstances in clothing factories, Fashion World created the #WhoMadeMyClothes initiative
Have you ever stopped to wonder who made your clothes and where they came from? Most people probably haven’t – it’s just not something people normally think about. But all that is changing with the Fashion Revolution. A team of fashion lovers and conservationists have utilized the magic of modern technology to bring more attention to the people behind the fashion realm.
Retailers who want to satisfy all appetites at once should remember that there can be too much of a good thing
Halloween is still a month away, but everything on the shelves has been removed and replaced with a nightmare version of itself. Why does the approach of a fixed point in the liturgical calendar mean my salad dressing turns to pumpkin syrup? In one of her more accessible locutions, Gertrude Stein asked: “Must things have something to do with everything?” I couldn’t help but think about that this week while shopping at Trader Joe’s.
Leaf is an automated device for cultivating weed that keeps an eye on the water levels, humidity, and air temperature of your crop
Back in the day, home growers of marijuana had to learn about horticulture, build greenhouses or rig sunlamps, experiment with fertilizers and feeding charts and soil acidity—all while keeping the crop hidden from prying eyes. As many areas change the laws restricting use of cannabis—a topic further discussed in our Sex, Drugs and Alcohol Debrief—however, home growers are demanding modern equipment to help them, and that’s where Leaf by Corsica Innovations comes in.
New report and two month series look at global shifts influencing how we create and experience architectural space
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us,” Winston Churchill said in the aftermath of World War II. Throughout history, the buildings in which we live, work, and play have existed for their practical purposes, but also served as a reflection of the changing world and influenced many aspects of everyday life.
Björn Borg's AW15 sports apparel collection comes with an app called Sprinter that lets users pair up with other sweat enthusiasts
In strange blend of fashion and technology, apparel company Björn Borg has launched its latest sportswear collection along with an app, Sprinter, that pairs people with workout buddies.
Sustainable clothing line Nau aims at extending the life of raw materials and has set its sights on post-consumer down
As people begin to question the ethical procurement of conventional down, sustainable clothing brand Nau is offering a solution: recycled down.
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Universal Standard creates not only fashion-forward pieces for larger sizes but styles that are durable and well-fitted
Plus-sized clothing has been notoriously “hit or miss,” typically failing to be both well made and well fitting to the customer in question. Whether in an upscale national brand to department store chains, even cheap quick-fashion outlets, plus sized fashion are not designed with their special shape and needs in mind, and are rarely anything emulating high fashion. However, a former fashion journalist and a former investment bank director have taken to the challenge of making fashionable, flattering, and functionally high quality clothes with their new brand, Universal Standard.
Gen Y and Gen Z are the U.S. retail giant's target via a new phygital concept store, where blow-dry bars and 3D printing converge.
Macy’s has a rather conventional association when it comes to US department stores and it’s been reported for its struggle to access younger generations. Now the brand aims to combat this idea by opening One Below, a retail venture focusing on millennials and teens that’s part of their four-year $400 million renovation plan.
PSFK and experts curate a menu based on the future of sex, drugs & alcohol
The PSFK mantra is to live, work and play better, but our latest exploration of emerging businesses and services within the areas of Sex, Drugs and Alcohol takes it up a notch.