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Holiday Cooking Events
Holiday Cooking Events
Chef Clodagh McKenna and Guinness Hosted an Interactive Cooking Event
As we dive into the holiday season, Guinness Canada has partnered with cookbook author, lifestyle specialist and celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna to share her expert tips on how to host a warm,... MORE
Millennial-Inspired Media Re-Brands
Millennial-Inspired Media Re-Brands
Heineken Releases Its New Millennial-Inspired Brand Strategy
It comes as no surprise that many consumer-facing brands have had to reassess their brand strategy when it comes to communication with socially-aware Millennials. After realizing that their brand... MORE
Customizable Mystic Phone Cases
Customizable Mystic Phone Cases
Google Has Partnered With the Broadbent Sisters for its Live Cases
Toronto-based artist duo, The Broadbent Sisters, have collaborated with Google to release a collection of 12 Live Cases featuring some of what is sure to be the pair’s most iconic works.... MORE
Contactless Ice Cream Trucks
Contactless Ice Cream Trucks
Barclaycard's 'Contactless Cones' Pay & Pour in 60 Seconds
Barclaycard has unveiled its ‘Contactless Cones’ promotion in celebration of ten years of contactless payment. Barclaycard has teamed up with ‘One Coronetto’ ice cream... MORE
Stockholm-Inspired Luggage
Stockholm-Inspired Luggage
The Away x Rashida Jones Collection is Inspired by Scandinavian Design
Hard-case luggage company ‘Away’ has teamed up with Rashida Jones to create a collection of Stockholm-inspired luggage. The collection features three new hues of the business-ready... MORE
Revived Victorian Interiors
Revived Victorian Interiors
The Cast Iron House by Shigeru Ban Seamlessly Blends Old and New
Tribeca’s ‘Cast Iron House’ comes to life with its revived Victorian interiors. Cast Iron House contains 11 duplex apartments and two penthouse suites. Designed by the Japanese... MORE
Vlogger-Created Fashion Lines
Vlogger-Created Fashion Lines
YouTuber Jenn Im Launched an Affordable Clothing Collection
YouTuber Jenn Im has officially launched her clothing collection, ‘Eggie.’ Im’s fans know and love the vlogger for her eclectic style and thrift store shopping hacks. After years... MORE
Inclusive Breastfeeding Apparel
Inclusive Breastfeeding Apparel
Leche Libre Creates Inclusive and Functional Clothes for Mothers
‘Leche Libre’ has launched a ‘Kickstarter’ campaign to fund its new inclusive breastfeeding apparel line. This body positive brand is known for working to empower women by... MORE
First Apartment Decor Collections
First Apartment Decor Collections
'apt by Dormify' Makes Decorating for Small Spaces Easy
‘apt by Dormify’ is the latest homewear collection from Dormify. Dormify is known for delivering affordable and hip decor pieces for college-bound young adults. In an effort to grow... MORE
Shabby Chic Home Collections
Shabby Chic Home Collections
The Pottery Barn Emily & Meritt Collection is Timeless and Versatile
The ‘Pottery Barn Emily & Meritt Collection’ is the latest homewear collaboration between the best friend/ stylist duo and Pottery Barn. Emily Current and Meritt Elliott are... MORE
Digital Airport Retailers
Digital Airport Retailers
Auckland Airport Unveiled Plans to Open a Multi-Retailer Digital Mall
Auckland Airport has unveiled plans for it to open a multi-retailer digital mall. This omni-channel commercial platform will launch in 2018 and will allow passengers to purchase goods from... MORE
Immersive IFE Headsets
Immersive IFE Headsets
Air France is Trialing Immersive In-Flight Entertainment Headsets
Air France partnered with tech start-up ‘SkyLights’ to bring passengers immersive in-flight entertainment headsets. SkyLights provided Air France with four immersive headsets that will... MORE
Clever Young Driver Apps
Clever Young Driver Apps
'Safe & Sound' Plays Embarrassing Music When a Teen Drives too Quickly
Toyota has unveiled a clever young driver app that plays embarrassing music when a teen drives poorly. ‘Safe & Sound’ is available on Android devices across Europe. To use it,... MORE
Anecdotal Gambling Commercials
Anecdotal Gambling Commercials
This Commercial for 'Kwiff' is Equal Parts Dark and Comical
The sports betting app ‘Kwiff’ has just unveiled a series of anecdotal gambling commercials that use dark humor to describe the feeling of being ‘Kwiffed.’ Kwiff has a... MORE
Gesture-Controlled VR Suits
Gesture-Controlled VR Suits
e-skin is a Flexible & Camera-Free Shirt for Mixed Reality Experiences
The ‘e-skin’ is a gesture-controlled VR suit that provides an immersive VR experience. Newly launched on Kickstarter, the e-skin shirt doesn’t require the use of a camera or... MORE
Vibrant Cast Editorials
Vibrant Cast Editorials
This Game of Thrones Photoshoot Shows the Cast in a Vivid New Light
Time Magazine has released images of this vibrant cast editorial shoot. These images depict the Game of Thrones cast in vibrant, baroque-inspired scenes. The photographs were shot by the British... MORE
Androgynous Celebrity Fragrances
Androgynous Celebrity Fragrances
Katy Perry's New Fragrance 'INDI' Embraces Individuality
This new androgynous celebrity fragrance from pop star Katy Perry aims to send a message of inclusivity and diversity. Lately, Perry has been experimenting with her public image by seeking out... MORE
Jukebox Juice Makers
Jukebox Juice Makers
Squeeze Box Lets Users Taste Music by Converting A Songs Mood into Taste
Japanese company ‘Nomura,’ has created the world’s first jukebox juice maker. This fancy device tracks the mood of a song and produces a juice with a flavor based on the mood of... MORE
Wedding Day Blowouts
Wedding Day Blowouts
Drybar & Zola Teamed Up to Bring Hairstyles to Wedding Registries
Drybar & Zola have teamed up to bring brides the option to register for a wedding day blowout. Drybar is known for its quick, affordable and consistent blowdry styling services. By partnering... MORE
3-in-1 Utility Hammocks
3-in-1 Utility Hammocks
'The Treeo' Can Convert Between a Hammock, Ground Blanket and Rain Tarp
The Treeo is a three-in-one utility hammock that easily converts from a hammock to a ground blanket and a rain tarp in minutes. Inspired by the drawstring backpacks of the early 2000s, the Treeo... MORE
Expressive Beauty Campaigns
Expressive Beauty Campaigns
Milk Makeup's 'Shades of Femininity' Campaign Promotes Self-Expression
Milk Makeup has unveiled ‘Shades of Femininity,’ a video campaign with Elle magazine that entourages women to be experimental and authentic with their makeup. Milk Makeup is known for... MORE
Built-In Smart Ovens
Built-In Smart Ovens
The June Oven Pro is a Built-In Version of the Intelligent Convection Oven
The ‘June Oven Pro’ is a built-in smart oven that intuitively cooks food. The June Oven Pro is able to identify 25 different kinds of foods and cook them to perfection. It also features... MORE
Film-Inspired STEM Programs
Film-Inspired STEM Programs
'Hidden Figures' Inspired #HiddenNoMore to Promote STEM Diversity
The United States State Department unveiled its plans to launch a film-inspired STEM program. The Fox 2000 film ‘Hidden Figures’ is an Oscar-nominated movie that highlights the heroic... MORE
Flamingo-Shaped Cocktail Cups
Flamingo-Shaped Cocktail Cups
NYC's Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar Serves Punch in a Giant Flamingo
New York City’s ‘Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar’ is well-known for its fun and flirty cocktails. To elevate the experience, the NYC hot spot has unveiled the newest addition to its... MORE
Rocket-Shaped Bath Bombs
Rocket-Shaped Bath Bombs
The LUSH Rocket Science Bomb Shoots Stars & Conditioner from Its Tail
The all-new LUSH Rocket Science Bath Bomb delivers an out-of-this-world relaxation experience. This stress-relieving bath bomb features an uplifting mix of bergamot and lemon for an aromatic... MORE
Customizable Denim Designs
Customizable Denim Designs
Noble Denim is Bringing Custom Denim to the Masses with 'DYO Jeans'
‘Noble Denim’ is launching a feature that lets users create their own custom pair of jeans called ‘DYO Jeans.’ This initiative is based on the custom denim service its... MORE
Plumping Lip Primers
Plumping Lip Primers
The New Sara Happ Plump & Prime Lip Treatment Makes Lips Look Airbrushed
‘Sara Happ’ is the brand behind Hollywood’s softest lips and it has just released a new plumping lip primer so fans can achieve an airbrushed lip look at home. The all new ‘... MORE
Cannabis-Infused Waters
Cannabis-Infused Waters
'Pearl2o Creative Water' is a Liquid Edible with No Distinct Flavor
‘Pearl2o Creative Water’ is a cannabis-infused water that is one of the most versatile and marketable edibles on the market today. Pearl2o Creative Water has zero calories,  zero... MORE
Stark Windowless Facades
Stark Windowless Facades
This Seaside House Blocks the View of the Ocean With Concrete Walls
This seaside house in Kanagawa, Japan has been designed with a windowless facade. Its street facing facade consists of three concrete blocks with an a palm tree acting as the focal point. Parking... MORE
Ancient Relic-Inspired Chocolates
Ancient Relic-Inspired Chocolates
Salvatore Spataro's Line of Chocolate Replicates Ancient Tools
Italian architect Salvatore Spataro has created a line of relic-inspired chocolate to celebrate Sicilian culture. As a part of his ‘Design Meets Sicily’ collection, the chocolates have... MORE
Pop Star-Designed Handbags
Pop Star-Designed Handbags
The Easy to Wear Selena Grace Handbag Reflects Easy and Authentic Style
The star of the new Coach x Selena Gomez collection is the Selena Grace handbag. This limited edition collection is the first product release following last year’s announcement of Gomez’... MORE
Virtual Rock Concert Concepts
Virtual Rock Concert Concepts
T-Mobile Has Unveiled Its Plans on How It Will Use 5G Technology
T-Mobile has released a commercial laying out how it plans to use 5G technology in a virtual rock concert concept. The incredible speeds that 5G technology can bring means that mobile carriers... MORE
Living Cost Calculators
Living Cost Calculators
The Cheddar Counter Determines Discretionary Income for Developers
Many cost-of-living calculators can’t act as determinants of discretionary income for those in the tech industry. News headlines can describe inflated silicon valley salaries, but they... MORE
Graffiti-Painted Cars
Graffiti-Painted Cars
Graffiti Artist Rene Turrek Painted This BMW With a 'Joker' Motif
German graffiti artist, Rene Turrek, has reinterpreted this BMW i8 with a ‘Suicide Squad’ twist. Inspired by Jard Leto’s ‘Joker’ character in the blockbuster hit... MORE
Diversity-Promoting Football Iniatives
Diversity-Promoting Football Iniatives
The CFL Has Launched a 'Diversity is Strength' Campagin
These diversity-promoting football t-shirts from the ‘Canadian Football League’ aim to celebrate the contribution of players from different cultures and races. The CFL had plans to... MORE
Left-Handed Soaps
Left-Handed Soaps
'Soap for Lefties' Markets Itself to Excluded Left-Handed People
Whiskey River Soap Co. created a range of specialized soaps and one of those products is a ‘Soap for Lefties.’ This targeted product claims to “smell like the weird scissors”... MORE

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Activist Card Games
Activist Card Games
'Cards Against Humanity for Her' Was Made as a Protest to the Tampon Tax
‘Cards Against Humanity For Her’ is an activist card game, developed to speak out against the tampon tax. This parody card game costs $5 more than the original, comes in hot pink... MORE
Tonal Leather Sneakers
Tonal Leather Sneakers
The New Nike Air Max 95 in Pale Grey is an Everyday Wardrobe Powerhouse
These tonal leather sneakers are Nike’s newest colorway for the Air Max 95. With the warm weather in full effect, Nike has been releasing a number of summer-ready sneakers including new... MORE
B2B Experience Zones
B2B Experience Zones
Legrand's 'Innoval' Experience Center in Mumbai Showcases its B2B Products
‘Legrand’s’ new ‘Innoval experience center’ is India’s first space for B2B product showcasing. India-based Legrand is the global leader in digital and... MORE
Convertible Work Bags
Convertible Work Bags
This CEO-Designed Bag from Tara & Co is the Ultimate Handbag for Work
For a woman on the go, finding the perfect handbag for work can be harder than it sounds. Former CEO Julia Lam of Tara & Co identified this as an issue and worked to produce the ultimate work-... MORE
Donut-Topped Milkshakes
Donut-Topped Milkshakes
This Peace Collective Drink Celebrates National Donut Day
‘Peace Collective’ in Toronto is offering a donut-topped milkshake that looks almost too good to drink. Peace Collective has named this sweet treat the D.R.E.A.M (Donuts Rule... MORE
Diversity-Promoting Football Iniatives
Diversity-Promoting Football Iniatives
The CFL Has Launched a 'Diversity is Strength' Campagin
These diversity-promoting football t-shirts from the ‘Canadian Football League’ aim to celebrate the contribution of players from different cultures and races. The CFL had plans to... MORE
Living Cost Calculators
Living Cost Calculators
The Cheddar Counter Determines Discretionary Income for Developers
Many cost-of-living calculators can’t act as determinants of discretionary income for those in the tech industry. News headlines can describe inflated silicon valley salaries, but they... MORE
Retail Vending Machines
Retail Vending Machines
Uniqlo Unveiled its Plans to Roll Out Clothing Vending Machines
Japanese fashion giant ‘Uniqlo’ has revealed its plans to roll out clothing vending machines. In an effort to position itself as the ultimate convenience brand, Uniqlo and its vending... MORE
Expressive Colombian Fashion
Expressive Colombian Fashion
SHOCK Magazine's Bold Fashion Editorial Spotlights Cultural Talent
South American style has always been known for its audacity, however this range of Colombian fashion is making waves with its unapologetic approach to color and detail. In celebration of its... MORE
Movie-Themed Smartphones
Movie-Themed Smartphones
This Special-Edition Samsung Galaxy S8 is Pirates of The Caribbean-Themed
In honor of the newest addition to the ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’ film franchise, Samsung and Disney are releasing a special-edition Samsung Galaxy S8. Usually with themed releases,... MORE
Science-Inspired Beers
Science-Inspired Beers
Good Chemistry's Solar Impulse is Easy-Drinking and Hop-Focused
Bristol-based brewery Good Chemistry’s Solar Impulse beer is a refreshing, hop-focused brew. While the craft beer industry in the US has been thriving for quite some time, independent brewers... MORE
Laceless Pastel Sneakers
Laceless Pastel Sneakers
Nike's Pastel LeBron 14 Lows Fuse Style With Comfort
These laceless pastel sneakers are the latest offering from the ‘Soldier’ line-up by LeBron James. As LeBron’s latest signature model, the ‘LeBron 14 Low’ sneakers in... MORE
Spicy Sandwich Promos
Spicy Sandwich Promos
Shake Shack Will Now Serve a Limited-Edition Hot Chick’n Sandwich
New York-based burger chain, ‘Shake Shack,’ has announced it will serve a limited-edition ‘Hot Chick’n’ sandwich. Based on the wildly popular Chik’n Shack, this... MORE
Comprehensive Coding Courses
Comprehensive Coding Courses
This Coding Bundle from Boing Boing Teaches Java, HTML and More
For anyone with interest in learning more about the basics of computer programming for work or personal use, Boing Boing released The Ultimate Coding Bundle. It is becoming increasingly important... MORE