The Briefing

Issue 49

Welcome to the latest edition of The Briefing, a little inspiration highlighting innovations, news, and insights that have caught our eye. Thanks to Paul, Emma C and Isobel for these contributions.

Dalziel & Pow
By Dalziel & Pow
Posted 31. 08. 2022

The new eye-catching Gentle Monster Beijing flagship in Shanghai is more like a modern art museum than a store. The brand continues to dive into its unique brand DNA to innovate and propel experiential-led retail.

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©Gentle Monster

To celebrate Serena Williams's tennis career, Nike used AI and machine learning to pit Serena against her younger self. A compilation of archive footage created 130,000 games, marking a big step forward in human readable data visualisations.

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Siam Discovery has created their latest edition of the Future Lab, with a ‘phygital’ installation aiming to demonstrate how the metaverse can benefit physical stores by enabling guests to tailor their individual shopping experiences.

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©Siam Discovery

The Barbican’s latest exhibition ‘Our Time on Earth’ aims to create a conversation around the climate emergency whilst exploring the role of design and technology.

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Lastly, HeyFiets is converting normal existing bikes into e-bikes. Their purpose is to make electric bicycles more accessible and encourage a more sustainable and circular approach to design.

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© HeyFiets

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