It’s time for your Friday dose of WEEK. A look back at what’s dropped over the last seven days.
Seesaws at the US-Mexico border bring both sides together
This week, three pink seesaws were temporarily placed on the border wall between the United States and Mexico.
For a short time, this meant children on either side could play together.
Anti-border wall campaigner and architect Ronald Rael said he installed the seesaws to allow families on each side to ‘meaningfully connect’.
He commented: “Seeing children on each side of the border playing on the seesaws was an event filled with joy, excitement and togetherness.”
Poolside FM takes us back to the good ol’ days
Nostalgia is the flavour of 2019, with another throwback this week from radio station Poolside.FM. They’ve given their website a brand new 80s retro refit.
The original website launched back in 2014, but creator Marty Bell wanted to give it a facelift and has unveiled an entirely new version. The remodel emulates a retro computer desktop, complete with clickable (double click) icons and a menu bar across the top.
Although the tracks are essentially pulled from SoundCloud, Poolside FM is more than just a playlist - it’s a vibe. One so strong you’ll wish you were sat poolside with a Pina Colada, on a hot day in the 1980s, without a care in the world.
Check it out for yourself here.
Meghan Markle x British Vogue
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has guest edited British Vogue’s prestigious September issue, focusing on women who “break barriers”.
The cover features 15 “trailblazing change-makers united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers”, including client activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern.
Speaking with Vogue, Markle commented: “Through this lens, I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light.”
Apple offers new AR art sessions
Apple has combined two long-standing marketing efforts this week. The tech giant is aiming to make AR more consumer-friendly and portray its Apple Stores as civic centres where communities can come together.
The new initiative is called [AR]T Walk: a walking tour through cities around the world in which digital art works come alive in physical spaces.
Tours are taking place in Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo this month.
WEEK. has been compiled this week by our PR & Marketing Manager, Emily.
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