Welcome to the latest edition of The Briefing, sharing innovations, news, and insights that have caught our eye. Thanks to Michelle, Rich M, David W, Al, and Paul for these contributions.
The always interesting John Lewis & Partners annual ‘Shop, Live, Look’ report is out, looking at the products and trends that shaped 2021, and a view on 2022, revealing that work-life balance has shifted towards life with tents, trampolines, Speedos and Crocs. https://bit.ly/3aYdDLb
Mytheresa and Moncler collaborate to create a virtual pop-up shopping experience, taking customers on a virtual tour of Austria's Timmelsjoch Museum, allowing them to see inside and discover the new Moncler collection, which is hanging inside virtually. More here: https://bit.ly/3ng6Sdq or visit the pop-up here https://bit.ly/3m5nC7z
An impressive new (SO) What store at Jingronghui with an ‘unapologetically modern interior’ inspired by Sichuan opera, a genre named after the region and also one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera - via Superfuture https://bit.ly/3E5xcNX
Frame looks at the idea of train stations being revitalised as a space for retailers, leading to new innovations and ideas that are no longer just for the ‘pure’ commuter. https://bit.ly/3jrhMMb
Following findings by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender, Lego pledges to remove all gender bias and stereotypes from its products and marketing. Lego are quoted as saying the survey revealed “unequal and restrictive” ideas when it came to children’s play. https://bit.ly/3vyALJq l
Dickies champion the dignity of work in their short film ‘United By Good Work’. It celebrates communities coming together again and what they achieve, and spotlights The Grove DIY, who turned a vacant pub car park into a skatepark throughout lockdown. https://bit.ly/3E0oaSg
Let us know below what you think and any others you’ve seen this week that are worth sharing - get in touch.