This week it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – we’ve got Carlsberg’s newest experiential offering, packaging for a liquid advent calendar and a beautiful light installation in NYC.

Wish there was a more fun and intuitive way to shop online? In the news this week we talk about a new online store where you can browse clothes that match your mood. We also share our favourite Christmas packaging so far and look at an app that promotes mindfulness!

This week’s news talks about shopping for the mind, Graze’s new e-commerce site, personalised rum and The British Museum’s digital exhibition ‘Museum of the world’.

Personalised Oreos, the rise of vegan foods, packaging that provides an ego boost and music composed from brain waves – it’s the news!

It’s officially the festive season! This week we take a look at the John Lewis Christmas ad, Amazon’s (real) bookshop, packaging for the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit and sculpture made from scrap food.

This week’s news talks about gamification, explores Starbucks new store design and looks at some very pretty craft spirits packaging to celebrate our up coming webinar on the subject!

A car made specifically for Gen Z, Tom Dixon’s immersive retail experience in London, socially responsible energy bars and paying for items online by selfie – it’s the news!

This week we continue the theme of a recent blog post on sensorial storytelling by taking a look at how Foyles has designed their store to appeal to the senses. Also included is personalised packaging from Snickers, craft beer-flavoured chocolate and a look at what contactless payment might be like in the future!

Are blog-based online platforms the future for brands targeting the Millennial consumer? We discuss Nescafé’s move to sharing site Tumblr, talk about wirelessly connected cosmetics, rainbow-coloured tortilla chips and join in with all the Rugby World Cup excitement!