Tag Archives: Christmas

Snow gimmick

Everyone remembers cutting and folding paper to make snowflakes at Christmas. But now Milanese boutique La Rinascente has brought the simplest of yuletide decorations into the 21st century.

Collaborating with designer Moritz Waldemeyer, the store has installed a phygital window display with some 1,300 flakes. Shoppers can download an app called WinterWonder, then bring the display to life with just a few taps.
 

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DD printing

Flowers, polka dots, leopard, men’s magazines – lingerie is no stranger to print. Now, couture pioneer Victoria’s Secret has boldly gone where no bra has gone before, venturing into the world of 3D printing.

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Winning in a winter wonderland

Real athletes aren’t put off by rain. Or hail. Or even four foot of slushy snow. Making the rest of us feel like wimps, Nike’s latest campaign pits leading US athletes against their toughest competition yet: the weather.

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Brighter laundry

Thanks to designers Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka, you no longer need to feel embarrassed about airing your laundry in public. The duo has come up with the ‘Lightly’ clothes peg, which turns a chore into urban art.

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World’s first video stamp

It’s no big secret that the rise of email is responsible for the decline of letters. Except, that is, at Christmas, when a round robin email simply won’t cut the mustard. So it’s interesting to see the Australian postal service stepping back on the toes of digital by incorporating video into their stamps. (First class spot, Phil CG)

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Wrap up warm for Christmas

It’s Christmas Day (not today – we’re just imagining here). Aunty’s asleep in the chair next to a glass of sherry; Dad’s considering tackling the mountain of washing up; the kids have lost interest in their toys and are being brain-washed by Mary Poppins; and (if you’ve got around to it) next to the front door will be two or three bin bags of ripped up wrapping paper.
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Pin early for Christmas

He used to make a list. He used to check it twice. He used to find out who’s naughty and nice. Not so these days, as Santa (2.0) can now hop onto Topshop’s new Pinterest site and find out what everyone’s after for Christmas.

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Wrap up warm for Christmas

It’s Christmas Day (not today – we’re just imagining here). Aunty’s asleep in the chair next to a glass of sherry; Dad’s considering tackling the mountain of washing up; the kids have lost interest in their toys and are being brain-washed by Mary Poppins; and (if you’ve got around to it) next to the front door will be two or three bin bags of ripped up wrapping paper.
 

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Give better

TOMS have always been great at giving – donating one pair of their shoes to a person in need for every pair purchased. Now, they’ve launched their first GIVE Shop – an experiential event held at The Old Truuman Brewery, where you’re taken on a journey of giving. This involves six major activities, including a craft space for making Christmas cards, a book exchange and ‘Give SMILES’ – a place to relive and cherish happy memories.

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New year, new you

If you’re worried about looking a little porky after your Christmas binge then stress no longer – we have a solution. These Japanese beauty gadgets promise to tone your face and give you a nicer profile – whilst providing your family and friends with endless amusement in the process.

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