Back To The Future…
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Back To The Future…

Dear Reader After a ‘bit’ of a hiatus, Curated Futures is back, and readying for some big things over the next few months! We have been spending the last little while out, about and around, pursuing ideas, observing happenings and collating the word on the street. Synonymous with seeking, and translating, inspiration—our reporting highlights the … Continue reading

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#TheFutureIs / Apparel / Design / Fashion / Film / Garment Technology / Innovation / Sport & Fitness / Take 5_ / Wearable Tech

#TheFutureIs… Fashion: The Next Step… The Next Black

When Coco Chanel spoke the words “Fashion passes, style remains” she couldn’t have known how relevant it would be 50 years on. With every season, we see more colours, collections and styles than ever before. As fashion moves faster and faster, the concept of clothing hasn’t changed much in over 100 years. Textiles still cover … Continue reading

Un-Packaging The Future [Oh Please YES!]
#TheFutureIs / *Retailing / Curated Spaces_ / Sustainable

Un-Packaging The Future [Oh Please YES!]

With bright fluorescent lights, flashy colours and countless catchy slogans and broad claims, buying groceries can be pretty jarring. Even more so when we consider that those eye-catching packages are destined to end up in the landfill. Is it necessary for our foods to be so loud, or could the future of packaging be a … Continue reading

Wearing Your Haptic On Your Sleeve
#TheFutureIs / Apparel / Fashion / Garment Technology / Take 5_ / Video / Wearable Tech

Wearing Your Haptic On Your Sleeve

Wearable tech designer Billie Whitehouse, who is also co-founder of Wearable Experiments, spoke at PSFK CONFERENCE 2014 about her goal to give what we wear intelligence and more purpose. Her first major project was Fundawear, vibrating underwear that transmits touch over the Internet for couples who are apart from each other. A awkwardly fun product, … Continue reading

Corridors & Clicks… The New Way Of Shopping?
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Corridors & Clicks… The New Way Of Shopping?

Together with Klepierre, DigitasLBi Labs created “Inspiration Corridor” to illustrate the ongoing revolution and future opportunities for unique shopping experiences in shopping centres. An infra-red Kinect camera analyses individual visitors as they enter the “Inspiration Corridor”, thanks to body scanning technology. A device equipped with QUIVIDI video analysis and PigData product recommendation scans the users … Continue reading

Nike Puts The Boot In With Magista
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Nike Puts The Boot In With Magista

After months of viral video teasing, this is the week when Nike finally unveils the Magista. If you hadn’t already heard, the Magista is Nike’s radical new football boot which is set to disrupt and redefine the concept of how  performance footwear looks and feels. Building on Nike’s history of groundbreaking innovation and born from … Continue reading

#TheFutureIs… The Post-PC Era [Pt_1]
#TheFutureIs / Brands / Innovation / Technology

#TheFutureIs… The Post-PC Era [Pt_1]

A revolution’s brewing in branded content! In the ‘post-pc’ era, mobile becomes the channel for brand engagement. How can your brand pioneer and what must you avoid?! Today, tablets already outsell laptops, smartphones are ubiquitous, and in closing months of 2013 mobile devices finally became the dominant species on planet earth, outnumbering us humans. Yet … Continue reading