Posts Tagged: US

Ace surprise

Ace surprise

On entering your hotel room, you might expect to see a lovely little chocolate placed on your pillow. Or a liberal scattering of local flora. Or a towel, tormented into the damply wilting shape of a swan. Much as they’d love you to get a great night’s sleep, the stifled yawns these hackneyed housekeeping ‘surprises’ generate is unlikely to have been the hotelier’s intent.

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New life cycle

New life cycle

The vogue to build the most individual bike shows no sign of bonking yet, with this latest collaboration between Levi’s and cult bike-bits craftsmen, Brooks England. These two heritage brands have come together to pimp your ride in a commendably modern way.

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Bitter, us?

Bitter us

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They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. But one brand has adopted it lock, stock and two leaking barrels to elevate itself to satirical new heights in the eyes of its appreciators.

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Robo-blinkers

Robo-blinkers

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Gigs. Bins. Specs. Whatever you call them, it’s no longer uncool to be called four-eyes. Especially when they’re beautifully designed, and embedded with blue-tooth technology that keeps a watchful eye on your health too.

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Spray some zzzs

Spray some zzzs

Was it that triple espresso? Tax return terror? Or all that bedtime tablet time you overindulged in? Many things can stop us sleeping, but the blue light of the latter is scientifically proven to mess with your melatonin, or the brain juice you need to nod off.

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The society of grownups

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Skinny cappuccino? A cinnamon bun perhaps? And would you like life insurance with that? In a bid to gain business from Millennials facing life decisions, insurance group MassMutual is inviting its customers to cosy up with them over a decent cup of coffee.

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Beauty is in the eye of the trolleyholder

Beauty

Jumbo bag of bog roll: tick. Discounted deep fat fryer: tick. Megatub of tangy twizzlers: tick. Oooh, eight-pack of Jenna Hipp nail polishes: tick, tick, tick, tick, tick!

If you had the power to read Costco shoppers’ minds, this might well be what you’d hear. The superstore giant has teamed up with those world-worshipped experts at Beauty’s Most Wanted to give premium products the multipack treatment in store.

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Beer taste on a champagne budget

Beer taste

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#Heineken100 continues its campaign to establish a more metropolitan brand image, now inviting three up-and-coming luxury labels to create one-of-a-kind items in honour of the beer.

These three, homegrown Californian ateliers have been selected for their coolness by 100 tastemakers from across the States, a group representing Heineken’s ideal, urbane consumer. And they are currently frothing like a dropped beer over Parabellum, Garret Leight California Optical and RTH. Each label has been commissioned to “create products that utilize their signature silhouettes, but are unlike anything within their current portfolio,” by #Heineken100 Creative Director Chris Gibbs.

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The shape of calls to come

The shape of calls to come

If the fetishism surrounding certain popular smartphones leaves you a little iFatigued, then here’s an opportunity to take matters into your own hands. Google is collaborating with design and technology firm Lapka to create their own modular smartphone, Project Ara.

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Chips with everything

Chips with everything

Belgian bacon pudding? Or would you prefer an Austrian chocolate burrito? Released this April, recipe book ‘Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson’ certainly suggests a few challenging ingredient pairings. However these appear less surprising when you discover they’ve been created by a computer.

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