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The Pursuit of Happy

Pleasure-inducing innovations to alleviate depression

Implications - To counteract stress-induced health issues, more consumers are looking for ways to elevate their happiness. The economic crisis has taken its toll on health, lending appeal to positive designs, exercises and business concepts that promote joy and cater to this bliss-seeking crowd.
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Happy Face Editorials
Happy Face Editorials
Sasha Pivovarova is Liza Minnelli in September's Vogue Paris
In yet another celebrity impersonation-themed editorial, from the September edition of Vogue Paris comes this tribute to the sultry Liza Minnelli in her role as Lucille Austero from the television show… MORE
Stress-Sensing Watches
Stress-Sensing Watches
The Biofeedback StressWatch Tells You When You Need to Take a Deep Breath
I was once told that a person chooses to stress, but sometimes you need a little help knowing when this choice is being made: enter this biofeedback StressWatch. If you don’t know what I mean by ‘choosing… MORE
Bliss-Inducing Cafes
Bliss-Inducing Cafes
'Van Gogh is Bipolar' Restaurant Serves Up Happy Hormones
Imagine if you could chase away depression simply by visiting a restaurant. In the Philippines you can! The ‘Van Gogh is Bipolar’ cafe in Quezon City in the Philippines serves only foods that contain… MORE
Cloud Nine Home Design
Cloud Nine Home Design
Bengt and Lotta Make Ridiculously Happy Textiles
It’s hard to imagine any unhappiness in Sweden. Bengt and Lotta textiles are the latest examples of how Swedes are bursting at the seams with good thoughts and enthusiasm. Bengt and Lotta is a design… MORE
play_circle_filled Effortless Exercising
Effortless Exercising
Chi Machine Combines Vibrating Exercise and Inner Peace
The Chi Machine is the latest in a long line of exercise machines that claim to do all the work for you. The difference here, we think, is the combination of effortless exercise and mind-body harmony,… MORE
play_circle_filled Indie Rock Yoga
Indie Rock Yoga
The Wanderlust Festival Combines Music, Yoga and Nature in Lake Tahoe
Indie rock yoga festivals? Oh yah, I'm all about this. The Wanderlust festival in Lake Tahoe, California combined music by artists like Broken Social Scene, Andrew Bird and Girl with professionally instructed… MORE
Happy Face Furniture
Happy Face Furniture
Expressive Emo Chairs Exist to Serve Your Butt
If these chairs don’t put a smile on your face, then you don’t have a sense of whimsy. The “Face” chairs came from Bora Çakılkaya, who has become reknown as the master of the furniture species… MORE
Smiley Couture
Smiley Couture
Vintage Symbols Make A Happy Fashion Comeback
At Berlin’s Bread & Butter show I saw this Smiley collection and was really impressed by the designs. It seems to be the right time for the comeback of these vintage symbols, which are under the leadership… MORE
play_circle_filled Customized Clouds
Customized Clouds
Artist Releases Thousands of Happy Faces (UPDATE)
Almost a year ago, Trend Hunter Ayman delivered the news that logos could be made into clouds. Now an artist named Stuart Semple is using the same technology to bring art to the skies over London. He said… MORE
Breath-Focused Music
Breath-Focused Music
30+ Year Study Shows We Aren't Breathing Deeply Enough
It seems to some extent that we all take breathing for granted. It’s easy to do. After all, we do it without even having to think about it. It seems odd then that something like breathing should be the… MORE
Surreal Joyvertising
Surreal Joyvertising
Coca-Cola Promotes Sugary Fizz With ‘Open Happiness' Campaign
Coca-Cola comes back with two new spots for its “Open Happiness” ad campaign, returning to real life scenes, but not too much. The two ads are called “Library” and “Crave,” and carry on the playful Coca-Cola… MORE
Recruiting Happy People
Recruiting Happy People
'Good Mood Gig' at Nature Made Sam-E Complete Pays $5K/Month
If you’re a happy-go-lucky person by nature and can write, the ‘Good Mood Gig’ at Nature Made SAM-e Complete is for you. This six-month contract blogger position entails daily blog posts about your own… MORE

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