4 -min. read Get stuck into Instagram’s best online visual archives – accounts cum personal moodboards that document everything from fashion to film to push their own aesthetic agenda. Find out why hotel brands should be swapping conventional hotel photography for historical visuals to Insta-paint their own story.
8 -min. read From plastic cactus coat stands to inflatable swans, kitschness is enjoying a renaissance. James Davidson investigates what, to us, is so beautiful about bad taste, and how hospitality brands could harness this to their advantage.
5 -min. read The unstoppable rise of the humble GIF has placed it firmly in the cultural zeitgeist, with brands from Airbnb to Apple getting in on the (moving) action. Lisa Davidson explores how the travel industry can capitalise on the wordless revolution.
5 -min. read Learn how social media influencers are getting their cameras involved in their most private and intimate moments, and how this online transparency is guiding the social behaviours, pleasures and inclinations of the social-media-savvy public.
4 -min. read Blurring the lines between selfie culture and reality, Cindy Sherman’s recent reappearance on Instagram has caused a stir in the art world. Lisa Davidson examines the relationship between surreality and our IRL personas.
4 -min. read Botanical is the new black for a growing generation of cacti-crazed influencers and entrepreneurs. Lisa Davidson digs a little deeper into our global obsession with greenery.
5 -min. read Come on, everyone – for nostalgia’s sake! Lisa Davidson delves deeper into the emergence of nostalgia in our everyday. Sure, it can go down a treat with both the oldies and young ‘uns, but don’t serve it neat. Always mix it up with something new…