Beauty trends

Reading Time: 4 minutes Beauty trends is a bit tricky – there are generational and cultural aspects to beauty and standards. I’ve tried to tease out elements that will ripple around the world. Digital Beauty Chinese women use Meitu and other beauty apps to present the best versions of themselves with a virtual makeover. This goes from skin quality, … Read moreBeauty trends

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toxic masculinity P&G exec behind viral Gillette ad interview — Quartzy – I’d argue that some of this work shows poor judgement in the way its executed that damaged rather than helped Reputation Inflation | National Bureau of Economic Research – A solution to marketplace information asymmetries is to have trading partners publicly rate each … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes Swatch and Brexit – Swatch have been doing some interesting things around personalisation of watch design. They’ve got a really nice user experience in the web interface, which makes this a disappointing post to make. What other fashion or luxury brand has looked to exploit Brexit like a tawdry souvenir seller? Cathay Pacific – Move … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes Officials in unprecedented move to protect Hong Kong’s heritage by creating new system to save modern buildings from developers’ wrecking ball | South China Morning Post – potentially big move, it would be interesting to see how this goes down with the developers Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club upended the shaving industry — then conglomerates … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Immediacy as a problem

Reading Time: 7 minutes Immediacy is a relatively recent phenomena for consumers. It has changed the work and personal lives of consumers. It has eroded the barrier between work life and home life. It has redefined our support networks and friendships. Before I wrote this post, I had conversation with a friend working on a project in Singapore who’d … Read moreImmediacy as a problem