RFID collar tag helps dog owners meet new friends
Lifestyle & leisure
The SNIF Tag is a small RFID device that attaches to a dog's collar
and records his or her daily movements and social encounters, and
emits a signal that's sensed by the tags worn by other dogs.
More design-your-own fabric
Style & design
Spoonflower lets customers design and print their own fabrics for
USD 18 per yard with no minimum order, offering crafters yet another
level of creative expression.
Personalized in-flight magazines at London Heathrow
Travel & tourism / Media & publishing
Starting early next month, banking giant HSBC will give passengers a
chance to select magazine articles and have them bound into a
hardback form they can take on their flight.
Austrian billboards give away free love
Marketing & advertising
Doling out generous amounts of free love, outdoor apparel brand
Northland has been affixing samples of its caps, gloves and scarves
to roughly 50 billboards throughout the city of Graz.
Pop-up store for teens doesn't sell a thing
Marketing & advertising / Media & publishing / Retail
Launching later this week, Teen Vogue's new Haute Spots will
provide teens with a space to hang out, try on new clothes, sample
new products and get advice from Teen Vogue staff members.
Professional feedback, instant & peer-to-peer
Rypple is a web-based peer review tool that enables colleagues to
give each other feedback on how they're doing, encouraging open and
honest responses that might not be given face to face.
Mapping the 24/7 economy
Media & publishing
There are many reasons consumers seek businesses that are open
round the clock. Whatever the motivation, 2itch can help, offering a
map-based way to find establishments that are still open.
Free accommodation for visiting creatives
Travel & tourism / Marketing & advertising
Swedish jeans brand Elvine has equipped a suite for hosting artists
and creatives visiting Gothenburg. No charge, and no strings attached.
One worth emulating for creative brands around the globe?
Tryvertising store comes to Shanghai
Marketing & advertising / Retail
Last year we wrote about Tokyo's Sample Lab, where Japanese
consumers can sample and test new products. A similar concept has
now come to China with the launch of Shanghai-based Sampleplaza.
More cash for used gadgets
Gazelle buys a wide range of used gadgets, for resale or proper
recycling. Since launching this summer, the company claims to have
kept nearly 5 tons of e-waste out of landfills.