Social media. Everyone has it, everyone uses it. In the past couple of years, it has seemingly dominated the internet, with mega-platforms such as Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter getting the most attention. They are immensely popular, generating hundreds of millions of users from around the globe. The companies are worth billions and their CEOs are among the richest people in the world. Between July and September of 2016, Facebook saw $7 billion US in revenue. Since their services are free to users, you might wonder how they actually make money.
Continuing our Buzzword series, this week we are looking at the word innovation. More and more, the word gets tossed around and overused by businesses trying to seem like they’re on the forefront of something. But what does it really mean? Well, according to Merriam-Webster, it means to “introduce something new,” or “a new idea, method, or device.” […]
Today we are interviewing Julie and Charlotte of D’Un Comme Un Accord! Julie is a hair stylist, and Charlotte is a fashion designer and seamstress. Their shop, located in El Born, was designed to combine hair, art, and fashion. D’Un Comme Un Accord is an organic hairdressing salon, an artisan fashion shop and a space dedicated to the art of all kinds. There you can also find the collections of the brand D’Un Comme Un Accord, and other items to round out the collection. Their services are tailored to each customer’s needs as well, offering personalised advice, and touch-ups. Overall, their philosophy is to focus on quality and creativity.
As a direct result of the social human nature, we have always been prone to finding those who are like us. Through friendship, shared interest, or even business, we form small communities of like-minded people. You live in a physical community of houses and neighbours, you work in a professional community of business and experts, and your friends represent a social community.
This week we interviewed Kiran Maverick, founder of ‘I am Tomorrow’ and August Fest. We discussed the first edition of the ‘I am Tomorrow’ conference that took place in Barcelona. The conference is meant to bring together women from multiple fields, including science and tech, arts, sports, and others. We are looking forward to being at the next one in London on 14th September, where we will be hosting a panel discussion with some of the speakers! Future events of I am Tomorrow will take place in London, Prague, Lisbon, Istanbul, and Cluj.
In the fast-paced global era that we live in today, worldwide companies and organizations branch from one continent to the next. Odds are, if you look at any given product in your house, it was grown or made in another country, in unknown conditions, and then shipped over to you. Because of this, a counterculture movement has emerged: the slow movement.