IKEA Creates 72 Regional Versions Of Its Iconic Catalog … ...

From zooming in on kitchen photos (because Chinese kitchens are smaller than American ones) to changing the food that appears on tables to match regional palates, the catalog …

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Chinese Mall Installs “Husband Pods” For Bored Spouses

The bored husband at a shopping mall is one of the most common stereotypes of suburbia and now a Chinese gaming company has a solution that is rapidly going viral.

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Louis Vuitton Creates New Luxury Watch To Connect World Trav ...

The intersection of luxury products and personalization will continue to bring interesting new ideas and this new watch from Louis Vuitton called the Tambour Horizon is a perfect example. The watch “is built to be a companion to the traveler. A feature within the watch allows users to view recommendations in big cities from Louis

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Fender Uses eLearning To Help Guitarists Not Give Up So Easi ...

For anyone who has ever aspired to play the guitar, taken a few lessons and then given up … Fender has a new solution to try and keep your passion for the guitar alive.

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Etihad Airlines Lets Passengers Bid To Sit Beside An Empty S ...

Anyone who has ever boarded a long haul flight sitting in the economy cabin knows that moment of fleeting hope where you imagine reclining to a full bed position in several empty seats that just happened to be located right next to you. Now Etihad is helping some travelers try to make that dream closer

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London’s “Smart Street” Aims To Reinvent R ...

While the bold claims of changing retail from smart tile maker Pavegen may feel a bit overblown, this one small side street in London is taking an interesting approach to combining what is essentially an energy recycling idea (tiles which can convert the kinetic energy of footsteps into usable electricity) with new retail incentives like

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The Brave and Slightly Scary Future Of Retail Surge Pricing

What if every retailer could implement surge pricing for products on their physical shelves or online stores based on who you are, what you like and the other data they have collected (or purchased) about you? It is a new world where every interaction you have as a brand could be tailored not only from

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Best Buy Launches Try-Before-You-Buy Service To Fight Back A ...

With the number of new gadgets constantly coming out, it can be paralyzing to have to sort through all the reviews, unboxings and online analysis. Best Buy has a bold solution: to let consumers try gadgets before they buy them. Clearly consumers need help figuring out the best product for them … and if this

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Love IKEA? Now Your House Can Smell Like It

What do cinnamon buns, lingonberries and assemble-yourself-bookcases smell like? IKEA … and soon you can bring that smell home in a fragrance developed by independent Swedish fragrance creator Byredo. The idea is an interesting exploration of how broadly a brand experience could go. Given the power of smell to evoke memory, something like this could

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An Inside Look At the Bullshit Of Hollywood Wellness

In a world that seems filled with bullshit, it is a voyeuristic thrill to see those all too rare moments when it all comes tumbling down. The article linked below from New York Post is one of those moments, as writer Maureen Callahan goes behind the scenes at the GOOP Health and Wellness Summit hosted

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