Learn all about the future of luxury retail with our resident Web3 and new and emerging technology expert, Ashley Mangtani.
Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web (Web 1.0) in 1989 so academics and organisations could post and share data. However, users could only view this information; they couldn't interact with it or change it in any way.
Web 2.0 is the term we now use for what was created to improve upon the original iteration with user-generated content that people can consume and interact with. It's a platform...
Fashion companies were slow to start selling their clothes online, and bloggers had difficulty getting invited to major runway shows because they were seen as part of "new media." Technology has often been seen as a threat to luxury brands, who fear it will erode their exclusivity and unique connection with consumers. However, those who have resisted change have generally been left behind, and luxury brands had to play catch up when they finally got on board with the first waves of online commerce and culture. With emerging technologies like Web3, blockchain, and the metaverse presenting new verticals for businesses to reach customers and drive organisational growth, some luxury brands have quickly embraced the value of contemporary technologies.
Situated on the historical Dover Street famed for its parade of London clubs, hotels and contemporary art galleries, The NFT Gallery is Mayfair’s first physical NFT Gallery to open. One of the first of its kind in Europe, the female-founded and female-first gallery is an exciting new physical space for art collectors and creators alike to purchase, produce and learn about NFTs and digital art. Existing to make NFTs more tangible, from the moment you step inside the gallery you are thrust into an immersive experience. The mirrored floor functions analogously: refracting and reframing its digital and colourful surroundings, where one can enjoy the curated selection of NFTs in a physical space, as well as online.
Why invest in this? It’s for someone that wants the benefits of light therapy without committing to a consistent salon visit and paying for it each time. This is for someone that wants a medical-grade professional product and is serious about it. For me, it’s more than a treatment, it’s a support system for my skin. This has become a beauty tool that is part of my religious skincare routine and I feel that pairing it with active skincare creams and serums really has helped my skin improve in terms of sag, texture and complexion.
The consumption of media is changing around us at an unbelievable rate. Podcasting is a phenomenon, and Sam Harris is one of its juggernauts. The beauty of the format to its makers, is that they can't be de-platformed, they control their own production, and distribution is de-centralised, effectively granting them complete autonomy over their content. And with no scheduling windows, or network timeslots to fit into, they can spend hours giving complex subjects the time and air they deserve. As listeners, we've embraced the flexibility of the content; it can be consumed in pieces, or wholesale, in often otherwise "dead-time," commutes & gym sessions for example, as well as on the sofa.
In actual fact, my computer is thoroughly backed up, both on site and in the cloud, but metaphorically, the answer goes to the fact that my lifetime of photos is functionally my most valued possession. I've always loved the process and technology, as well as the art of photography and videography. But as my collection grows, cataloguing the events of my life, it's become more and more about a treasury of memories, and to put it succinctly, better photos make for better memories. So here are my picks of the best items for 2022 to help you make better memories. So go buy this stuff now, your future self will thank you profusely for it.
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