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Hubble, bubble, boil and trouble

Hubble bubble 1

Organic produce. Health food. Juice bars. What images come to mind? Rustic wholesomeness, raw wood and chirpy chalkboards, most probably. Time for a change? Just what Chicago’s rather rebellious Owen+Alchemy thought too.

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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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Cut the mustard

Cut the mustard 1

Nope, there’s not a blockage in your beer pump. That thick, yellow liquid flowing from the tap is actually mustard. And very nice mustard at that.

French brand Maille has just opened its first stand-alone boutique in the US, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side (tasty spot, Tet).

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Fragrance free

Fragrance free

The sweeping, classical logotype. The restrained application of spot varnish. The stoppered glass bottle, frosted or faceted. Think about it. Isn’t it strange that perfume brands rely so heavily on visual elements to seduce consumers? Surely it would make more sense if consumers were encouraged to follow their noses instead.

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Health watch

Health watch

Need to know how healthy you are? Just check your wrist. No, not your pulse – your cool digital health monitor.

Walgreens, America’s largest drugstore chain is embracing digital technology in a bid to become a one-stop shop, not only for pharmaceuticals but also for lifestyle and preventative healthcare products.

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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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Away in a mango

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Santa will be here very soon.

Away in a mango

Swap the baubles for a banana. The paper chains for a papaya. And the fake snow for, erm, a fuzzy peach.

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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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A Lidl surprise

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. 

A Lidl surprise

Bare neon bulbs. Simple wooden furniture. And a menu featuring tagliatelle with lobster and truffle oil, smoked reindeer and pickled blackberry, and a panettone bread pudding.

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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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