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India and Singapore unite their digital payment systems

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India and Singapore unite their digital payment systems

The two Asian countries are linking up their digital payments systems in a bid to improve cross-border transactions.
Fintech : Society : Blockchain
Japan publisher Kodansha brings manga to the masses

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Japan publisher Kodansha brings manga to the masses

Literary and manga magazine publisher Kodansha has undergone its first rebranding in 112 years.
Branding : New Bricolage Living : Japan
The premium spirits defying world borders

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The premium spirits defying world borders

With consumers unable to travel and discover local tipples, distillers are creating elevated spirits that can transport drinkers to unexpected terr...
Luxury : Drinks : Spirits
Oxford Dictionary embraces Nigerian English words

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Oxford Dictionary embraces Nigerian English words

The Oxford English Dictionary is adding Nigerian English colloquialisms to the dictionary’s latest updates.
Society : Language : New Bricolage Living
Togetherness Travel

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Togetherness Travel

With modern families and friends dispersed across the world, people are turning to travel as a way to stay physically connected.
Travel : Tourism : Hospitality
KLM builds a hologram bar to connect air travellers

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KLM builds a hologram bar to connect air travellers

The airline is using technology to allow travellers to exchange local tips, making use of dead airport time.
Travel : Technology : Culture
Google’s assistant becomes multilingual

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Google’s assistant becomes multilingual

At the 2018 IFA consumer electronics show, the company announced that its virtual assistant will now include multilingual support, enabling devices...
Technology : Language : Voice Devices
A home for Japanese culture opens in London

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A home for Japanese culture opens in London

London – The government of Japan has taken over an art deco building in Kensington as the site of its latest soft diplomacy initiative, Japan House.
Hospitality : Travel : Culture
Connecting Clubs

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Connecting Clubs

In an age of peripatetic living, digital nomads are seeking meaningful experiences and co-living spaces that foster real-life connection...
Travel : Hospitality : Luxury
Dafe Oboro on changing attitudes among Nigeria’s youth

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Dafe Oboro on changing attitudes among Nigeria’s youth

Lagos-based film-maker and photojournalist Dafe Oboro discusses his generation’s new-found sense of national pride and changing notions of masculin...
Youth : New Masculinity : Marketing
Publicis plans AI-powered professional assistant

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Publicis plans AI-powered professional assistant

Global – The platform has been devised to help the advertising and communications company’s 80,000 employees work more collaboratively.
Workplace : Artificial Intelligence : Technology
 Mini unveils clothing line inspired by global cultures

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Mini unveils clothing line inspired by global cultures

Florence – Launched at Pitti Immagine Uomo, the collection was designed to highlight the cultural and creative diversity in the modern world.
Auto : Fashion : Retail
Airbnb includes whole of Sweden in its listings

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Airbnb includes whole of Sweden in its listings

Sweden ­– The project is part of a collaboration with communications company Visit Sweden.
Branding : Digital : Travel
A new Level

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A new Level

Barcelona – Level is a new geographically neutral budget airline.
Travel : Millennials : New Bricolage Living
Riding a new wave

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Riding a new wave

Cape Town – Surf brand Mami Wata has created a campaign that explores the African mythology around surfing.
New Bricolage Living : South Africa : Sports
Finnishing touch

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Finnishing touch

Finland – Design agency Kokoro & Moi has created a new visual identity for Finland in the country’s centenary year.
Finland : New Bricolage Living : Branding
Maker’s mark

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Maker’s mark

Global – Made in Germany is the world’s favourite label, according to a new report by Statista.
Civic Brands : Germany : The Dislocated World
Breaking the language barrier

Big Ideas

Breaking the language barrier

Global – Netflix is using the power of its user base to solve its biggest obstacle to worldwide domination.
Netflix : New Bricolage Living : Workplace Futures
Rosemary Reed: Infinfity House

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Rosemary Reed: Infinfity House

Democratising wellness through virtual reality (VR).
Wellness : Virtual Reality : 360 VR
Free speech

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Free speech

New York – Waverly Labs is launching an earpiece that translates languages in real time.
Waverly Labs : Wearable : New Bricolage Living
Rooster celebration

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Rooster celebration

China – Jimi Jimi is a new lifestyle collection designed as a celebration of the Year of the Rooster.
Jimi Jimi : Sinofuturism : Made In China
Ripple

Design Directions

Ripple

A wearable support network for people living far away from friends and family.
Ripple : New Bricolage Living : Parenting
International identity

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International identity

Dubai – Design agency BrightHead Studio has created an international visual identity for Downtown Toko Japanese food eateries in Du...
Toko : New Bricolage Living : Packaging
Preview: Made in China

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Preview: Made in China

Global – The children of Chinese migrants, as well as those in mainland China, are beginning to re-assess their transnational identity, and giving ...
​Third Culture Kids : Made In China : Mindset
Made in China

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Made in China

In the era of third-stage globalisation, the children of Chinese migrants across the world are beginning to re-assess their transnational identity.
​Third Culture Kids : Made In China : Mindset
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