Welcome to your Friday dose of WEEK - a roundup of what's dropped in the last seven days, brought to you by the Culture & Strategy team at LOVE.
Glossier’s new store
This week, cult beauty brand Glossier opened their flagship store in New York in true millennial fashion, with the space featuring pastel-pink walls and a quartz red staircase.
The flagship offers a sensory way to shop and socialise, with features like its Wet Bar and Boy Brow Room allowing visitors to test out products with no restrictions.
The majority of floor space is dedicated to selling the brand vision, providing customers with an impactful, memorable sensory experience they will share on their social media channels.
Glenfiddich & GQ Taiwan Cocktail collaboration
In collaboration with three world-class champion bartenders from Taiwan, GQ and Glenfiddich have created a range of cocktails with supposedly impossible colours, fragrances and tastes.
Packaged in old-style medicine bottles and intricately decorated with illustrations and gold inlays, the cocktails have a range of weird and wonderful flavours, including pomelo flowers, pistachio, red beans and brown rice.
Hotel installs whisky vending machine
A London hotel has introduced a new way to buy whisky. The ‘whisky vending machine’, located in front of London’s Napoleon Hotel, is stocked with single-serve 1.7 ounce pouches of whisky at £7.95.
The vending machine is the brainchild of UK whisky subscription brand ‘Whiskey Me’, who last year launched their business shipping whisky pouches all over the world for £10 a month.
Burberry Christmas ad
Burberry has revealed its Christmas campaign, with an all-star cast including; Kristin Scott Thomas, Matt Smith, M.I.A, Naomi Campbell as well as her mother Valerie.
The advert has been shot by British artist and photographer Juno Calypso, who was keen to portray a “more realistic British Christmas, but still shot through a fantasy lens”.
From unpredictable British weather to delayed trains and family dinners, the campaign takes you through all the key seasonal rituals, both good and bad. According to Calypso “they’re what bring us together”.
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