A trip to the optician was once up there with a visit to the dentist or doctor. But brands are rewriting the rules.
Fashion brands are embracing the growing prestige of technology to give their products an innovation makeover.
The beauty world was out in force seeking the new and the next at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2014.
Let’s think about the category of spice marketing for a second. It is either Marco Pierre White, or a mum in a kitchen, contentedly stirring a pot.
The sun was shining and the pavilions were resplendent as thousands of design industry moguls explored the many districts that comprised Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan 2014.

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A comprehensive, coherent and global breakdown of the key consumer trends for the coming year

Something exciting is in the air. Forget everything you thought about being old, or age, even. In the society of the future, age isn’t just a number – it’s flat.
In our busy, networked and choice-rich lives, people are finding a new model for self-restraint by fleeing the middle ground and living in temporary extremes.
Welcome to the Convergence Economy, where your brand can be anything and walls are for tearing down.
Conductive make-up, programmable fragrance, digitally fabricated nails. Are beauty products the next frontier for wearable technology? Meet the female innovators who are using the body as an interactive platform.
A swathe of new eco-parks are being planned in a public park renaissance that is comparable to Queen Victoria’s bid to improve the health of Londoners by filling the city with green spaces.

In-depth and visually driven case studies of the brands, products and services making waves around the world

The Sound of Taste

The Sound of Taste

Let’s think about the category of spice marketing for a second. It is either Marco Pierre White, or a mum in a kitchen, contentedly...

Analysis and opinion on the issues that matter from the global lifestyle industries

Lindsey Mosby: Ageing well with the Internet of Things

Lindsey Mosby: Ageing well with the Internet of Things

Lindsey Mosby, executive director at Innovation Strategy Group, on flat age devices.

A visually rich look at the design directions and creators that are shaping the lifestyle industries in the coming decade

Feral Grace

Feral Grace

Beauty is going back to basics and embracing nature in its purest form. Think all things wild, feral and unkempt.

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Created by The Future Laboratory, LS:N Global is a trends and insight network that plugs you into what is new, next and innovative in consumer needs and lifestyle behaviour.

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