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Bright old things

Bright old things

Fully on-trend with this Flat Age Society showcase, Selfridges has put a twist on its annual Bright Young Things talent scheme by featuring work from a somewhat more mature creative scene. (Thanks to fellow Flat Ager, David Whitbread.)

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Arm yourself with information

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Is your forearm ready for the future? It could be your new interface, if French tech start-up Cicret bring their ‘working prototype’ to market.

A game-changer in functionality, if not wearable aesthetics, the Circet Bracelet projects a touchscreen directly onto your skin. So you can flick through emails, play (one-handed?) games, and navigate calls or city streets all with a click of the wrist.

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Festive throwback

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. This one’s No.12 – hope you’ve enjoyed them.

Festive throwback

There’s no doubt that any charity idea is a good idea. But what with ice buckets, selfies and viral videos, the stakes have been raised massively this year. Which is why General Pants’ Christmas campaign feels like it’s just stumbled out of the ‘80s.

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Hint hint

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. What do you want to unwrap?

Hint hint

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT_CyUhRe1Y

Remember Harvey Nichols’ award-winning Christmas campaign ‘I Spent It On Myself’? Well this year they’ve extended the refreshingly selfish spirit with a campaign that sees people dropping unsubtle hints about what they really want to unwrap. (Cheers, Andy.)

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Window shopping

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. This one’s a Black Friday cracker.

Window shopping

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeU4rlgmV8M 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s a mannequin drone. Obviously.

Instead of just splashing SALE signs across stores for Black Friday, fashion brand Camisaria of Colombo took to the skies of Sao Paulo to show busy office workers what was on offer.

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A break from the norm

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Look out for more in the coming weeks.

A break from the norm

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJhB2lPLcmU

This comfy Fairisle sweater. It’s not just a sweater. No. It’s a work of art. It shouldn’t simply be slung over the back of a chair. It deserves to be displayed in a Chelsea art gallery.

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A twist of lime

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What do Paul Smith, Issey Miyake and Diane von Furstenberg have in common? Aside from being top fashion designers (duhhh), they’ve all collaborated with Evian to create limited-edition water bottles.

Latest to join the watery ranks is French fashion brand KENZO. Inspired by the brand’s new collection, the bottle features a bright geometric design. And it’s not just there for show, either. The purple lines apparently symbolise the French Alps, while the lime pattern stands for the mountain spring water.

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The germinator

The Germinator

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZD8B7hd9X8

*ATCHOO!*

Ever feel like you’re sitting in a doctor’s waiting room instead of a train carriage? If your morning commute is an everyday battle to avoid catching something horrific, you need the Germinator Transit jacket.

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Off the page

Off the page

Ever found yourself tapping an image in a newspaper to try and make it bigger? Or sliding your thumb and finger apart over the small print in an ad? Or trying to flick through real pages with just a swipe of your forefinger?

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Equal steaks

Equal steaks

What happens to the feathers of chickens killed to make nuggets? To the wool of lambs slaughtered for Sunday roasts? Or the hide of cows used for meat?

Hang on, we can answer that last one. At least, we can if you live in New York. Husband and wife team Andrew Tarlow and Kate Huling are a restaurateur and leather goods specialist respectively. They both require one common ingredient – cattle – so they use the same cows.

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