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2018: A Year to Begin New Shifts

Great companies don't adapt, they prepare<p>A century ago, most Americans lived much like people in ancient times. As Robert Gordon explains in <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, few had indoor plumbing, electricity or an automobile. Everyday chores, such as cooking a meal or washing yourself could …

Fast Fashion Slow to E-Commerce

Can fast fashion disrupters Zara and H&M save themselves from digital disruption?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> “Fast pace is vital,” Hennes & Mauritz …

Social Goods | What it Means to Shop Ethically, How Neo-Nazis Are Using Fashion

This week, understanding the ethical supply chain in brands, while white nationalists use fashion as a weapon to normalise.<p><b>What Does it Actually Mean</b> …

Why South Korea Is the Home of Counterfeit Culture

The inability to buy hyped streetwear brands in South Korea has fuelled one of the world's most sophisticated markets for counterfeit goods, …

Streetwear

Have We Reached Peak 'Merch'?

From Vetements’ 'DHL' tee to Zoe Church’s Bieber-approved hoodies, heavily logo-ed promotional apparel has never been more fashionable. But is …

T-shirts

Street Style During Paris Couture Week is Overflowing with Iconoclasts

Couture is thought of as the apex of fashion, when craft becomes art and designers let their imaginations run wilder than they ever dare during their ready-to-wear presentations. The new season that started in Paris on Sunday and lasts through Thursday has already delivered some news, from the …

Beauty got so basic that the only place for fashion to go was ugly

One misconception about fashion designers is that they’re all in the business of making beautiful clothes. But beauty, in the sense of design that is graceful and harmonious, that seeks to please the eye and strives toward the exalted and sublime—is not always the goal.<p>“Nothing is so boring as …

Framing

Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.<p>It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with <i>doing</i>–with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in …

The 5 Biggest User Interface Trends to Look for in 2017

We already know marketers in 2017 will be dealing with a focus-shift from sheer numbers to strong engagement in a variety of ways. They’ll be relying …

Design experts say these will be the biggest trends in American homes in 2017

Houzz, the home-decorating and renovation site and social network for homeowners and designers, put together a list of what they think will be the biggest design trends of 2017. The site's editorial team talked to industry leaders and drew conclusions from user behavior to determine what elements …

Home Depot

Medium’s Best Design Writing of 2016

Creative, insightful, helpful, and actionable; we’ve curated and categorized 75 of Medium’s best design posts from the past year. Enjoy!<p>See Medium’s …

5 Design Tips for Your Most Beautiful Emails Yet

It’s silly how competitive an email inbox is. Brands of all kinds are fighting for a precious few seconds of their subscribers’ attention. And …

9 top design trends of 2016

Design trends arise for many reasons. They can be driven by popular culture, emerging technologies, new business models or just the random whims of …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Petition Demands Starbucks Leave Trump Tower

A petition calling for Starbucks (sbux) to stop doing business in Trump Tower and other real estate owned by the Republican nominee for president has …