Welcome to our weekly edition of The Briefing, sharing innovations, news, and insights that have caught our eye. Thanks to Mick, Tiff, Michelle, Luke, and David W for this week’s contributions.
A new SPACE10 x IKEA collaboration explores the ways technology will redefine how we live at home, including an AR app that reveals the secret lives of the devices in our homes – https://bit.ly/3w8WuqT
Need a 'better place to think’? This concept for tablet brand reMarkable, inspired by library design, encourages contemplation and concentration in today's 'fast-paced and digitised society’ – https://bit.ly/3cwgE6m
The Forest for Change in London’s Somerset House is the centrepiece of this year’s London Design Biennale aiming to inspire change and bring to life the solutions needed to achieve the United Nations' Global Goals for Sustainable Development – https://bit.ly/3istpmh
Etsy buys Depop for $1.6bn. The resale, made-to-order, and second-hand markets continue to grow, and this ‘category’ should be a key pillar of most brands' future retail strategies. More on this from Vogue Business – https://bit.ly/3cMdbB5
Finally, a bold but thought-provoking claim from Ralph Lauren’s chief innovation officer, that stores will soon not hold any merchandise – https://bit.ly/3whwEBm
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