This time, trendwatching pals, everything old is new again, at least in retail. A travelling tinker used to come to the village I grew up in (I know – how Rose Nylund), and so I was thrilled to find the Styleliner, a mobile boutique fashioned out of an old chip truck (via PSFK). How important is in-person shopping to you? Is online OK for some things but not others?
And Nora Young’s looking at a new experiment in the growing attempt to marry the digital and the paper book in creative ways. Between Page and Screen uses augmented reality to create a 3D experience with books (via Springwise.) Is this the beginning of a more sculptural approach to text? A cool niche a la Griffin and Sabine or The Raw Shark Texts? More importantly, would you read like this, or do you prefer good ol’ linear text?
Cruise on over and give us a listen. It’s short, but sweet, funny and dare I say, even a tad smart?