August 8, 2019

News ⚡ — Thursday, August 8

Kanye West building 50-foot-high domes as affordable housing. Why womenswear brands getting into menswear. Gin Lane pivots from agency to Pattern, a d-to-c retailer.

1. 🧥 Why womenswear brands are getting into menswear — and whether it’s a good thing
The demand is up, and the supply seems to be following suit — that’s all good news, right? It depends on how you look at it.

2. 🔜 Gin Lane pivots from agency to d-to-c retailer
Gin Lane, the 11-year-old agency best known for the branding behind retailers such as Harry’s, Sweetgreen and AYR, is phasing out all of its clients with the exception of one: itself. The new brand’s name? Pattern.

3. 📱 How Hong Kong protesters are using Tinder and Pokémon Go
Among other novel tactics, protesters are turning to apps beyond their mainstay Telegram to organize.

4. 🤖 Seven very simple steps to design more ethical AI
Users must be empowered, not overpowered, by technology. The only way to stop questionable AI from collecting and using personal data is to design it with the end-user in mind.

5. 🤝 Partners in crime: the power of finding your creative collaborator
Strong creative collaborators make you more creative, more confident in your ideas, and faster at arriving at those ideas.

See all our recent News ⚡ updates here.

Update Log
v8 (current): Added an intro paragraph, not that it needed it but it makes it easier for us to share quickly to social media (which we were slacking on). Added an OptaJoe-inspired one-word conclusion. Inspired.
v7: <h2> gone, that was real quick (one flash). We’re testing <strong> instead for headlines
v6: Highlighted the titles as <h2> headers. Not sure we like it…
v5: Changed the order of the update entries (recent to oldest). A photo now accompanies the News ⚡ as prior there were issues with not having an image preview on social media.
v4: Went from 5 links to somewhere under 10.
v3: changed the URL slug from the emoji to flash.
v2: added a short one-liner to add a bit more context.
v1: numbered list, with emojis and a headline. Decided on five links for brevity and focus.

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