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New LEED-certified Starbucks a hidden gem in Yosemite National Park

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Now, there’s a one-of-a-kind Starbucks café tucked away in California’s Yosemite National Park, which attracts visitors from around the world. There is no sign on the store's exterior, just the warm glow from floor-to-ceiling windows that beckon visitors like a campfire amongst the towering ponderosa pines and sequoias. The café is part of the new Base Camp Eatery, a remodeled space that occupies the lodge’s old food court in one its original mid-century buildings. The project is a collaboration between the U.S. National Park Service and Ara... Read More »

MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI exhibits visionary living concept at the Salone del Mobile 2018

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Architecture encouraging participation. MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL extends the underlying themes of MINI LIVING (e.g. making creative use of a small living area) to include the principle of participation. I.e. people, their individual needs and ideas now play a more centre role. “Today’s standardised housing market is limited in its ability to meet the requirements of the individual,” says Oke Hauser, Creative Lead MINI LIVING, explaining the approach behind the installation. “So our MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL installation turns people into ... Read More »

ARKET to open first store in hometown of Stockholm

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A modern-day market offering essential products for men, women, children and the home, the new ARKET store and café will be housed in a corner two-story building at the city’s main pedestrian street. The broad but curated collections are complemented by selected items from approximately 50 other brands, as well as an assortment of pantry staples. The ARKET café will be located at the ground floor facing the cross-street of Mäster Samuelsgatan. Based on the New Nordic Food Manifesto and its vision of quality ingredients and healthy living, th... Read More »

H&M Foundation invites you to split 1 million euro between five innovations reinventing the fashion industry and protecting the planet

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Cast your vote on any of the five winning innovations: Crop-A-Porter: Making sustainable bio-textiles by using left-overs from food crop harvests. Algae Apparel: Turning algae into bio-fiber and eco-friendly dye that is also good for the skin. Smart Stitch: A dissolvable thread that makes repairing and recycling a breeze. The Regenerator: Recirculating fashion into new textile fiber by separating cotton and polyester blends. Fungi Fashion: Custom-made clothes made from decomposable mushroom roots. The Global Change Award is desig... Read More »

Madeleine Persson appointed as Sweden’s most powerful female director

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The award for Sweden´s most powerful directors is a prestigious award that focuses on lifting women in business. As Managing Director for H&M, Madeleine´s main responsibilities are design, assortment and buying, store development and marketing. “Everything starts with the customer and my competence lies within creating a great customer offering. I am confident that we can turn these setbacks around since retail is easy to change and our prime goal is to make our customers happy” Madeleine Persson, Managing Director H&M. ... Read More »

Pretty in Pink: New Teavana Tea Lattes Debut in Canada and Europe

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In Canada, customers can enjoy four new Teavana tea lattes, including the Canadian exclusive Teavana™ Blossoming Rose Tea Latte, with a sprinkle of pink floral crystals. In select stores in Europe, customers can enjoy three new Teavana tea lattes, including the market exclusive Teavana™ Red Apple Rooibos Tea Latte, topped with apple blossom dust. The new tea lattes join Starbucks portfolio of tea beverages in stores around the world, including shaken iced teas and brewed teas. Customers in the United States can enjoy a variety of tea lattes ... Read More »

The new MINI Folding Bike. Riding pleasure with a twist

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Spring is just around the corner and with it the start of the cycling season; the first warm rays of sun beckon you to explore the great outdoors by pedal power. The new version of the MINI Folding Bike presented by the brand in time for the new season is a true all-rounder that is sure to appeal to design fans and MINI enthusiasts alike. The collapsible two-wheeler can be quickly loaded into any car boot with ease, and provides a flexible, comfortable and contemporary means of getting around. Whether it’s a short ride through town or an excurs... Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3 now tracks skiing and snowboarding activity

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Developers are taking advantage of the built-in GPS and altimeter in Apple Watch Series 3 as well as custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2 to enable tracking of specialized metrics. App updates for snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru and Ski Tracks now track new metrics on the slopes including: Total vertical descent and horizontal distance Number of runs Average and maximum speeds Total time spent Calories burned Apps can auto pause and resume and users will get credit towards their Activity rings; workout inform... Read More »

Inside the new Starbucks Reserve SODO store

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On Tuesday, these doors has opened for the first time, inviting visitors to take a journey of discovery with small-lot Starbucks Reserve™ coffees and Princi food. This location is the first of the company’s new Reserve store concept, introducing a marketplace-style environment to showcase its premium Starbucks Reserve brand. The café, located on street level of Starbucks corporate headquarters in Seattle, was created to offer a mingling of public and private. A place where Starbucks partners and visitors can relax in a leather lounge chair n... Read More »

Old Navy named one of the 2018 best workplaces for Giving Back by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

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The ranking considered more than 385,000 employee surveys from companies across the U.S. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. The ranking also accounted for how women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBT individuals experience giving back in the workplace. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for our e... Read More »

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