Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Chinese netizens on Zara model controversy. I love Asian Boss’ qualitative interviews Anand Giridharadas on the modern gilded age and how we should be skeptical of plutocrat philanthropy. New Balance China tends to march to the beat of its own drum. But even I was surprised by these sweatshirts with new romantic type detailing. Samsung’s […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 1 minute Stone Island morphing, evolving print for its new collection | Dazed – why Stone Island isn’t cited more often as innovators is beyond me. It’s more than a football casual brand Elizabeth Warren plan to break up Amazon, Facebook, Google, big tech – Business Insider – this could get interesting How Makimoto’s Wave Explains the […]

The insiders guide to smartphone launches

Reading Time: 2 minutes MWC is one of the key dates in the diary for smartphone launches by manufacturers. Apple marches to the beat of its own drum, but Android manufacturers try and go close to MWC: Samsung has gone out the week before with its foldable smartphones Huawei starts off at MWC as one of a series of […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Kraft Heinz experiment in radical cost-cutting has failed. | LinkedIn – imagine if 3G Capital had succeeded in their hostile bid Unilever as well? Number of ‘McRefugees’ increasing, study finds | HKEJ Insight – a seven fold increase over 6 years. More on the background on McRefugees Luxury Brands Learn How to Speak Streetwear […]

Is there a luxury smartphone segment?

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are luxury smartphones, but is there a meaningful luxury smartphone segment? From Apple’s iPhone price inflation to Huawei and Blackberry’s Porsche Design devices, manufacturers have looked to cater to a ‘luxury’ consumer. Prior to this is you had the Vertu phone with its concierge service and niche players like Goldvish catering for the the […]