Cultural Subscription Services : learn about different cultures. 'Earthling Box' is a subscription service that helps consumer learn about different cultures. While many people do not have the time or money to travel around the globe, there is still a growing interest in learning about other parts of the world. This cultural subscription service parallels the travel experience by showcasing items from remote communities. Earthling Box is a subscription box service that contains curated goods from different cultures around the world.
The items featured are designed to parallel the travel experience by teaching consumers about remote cultural sects. Unlike other subscription services, Earthling Box aims to educate consumers by providing them with a unique way to learn about different cultures. The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers. Multicultural consumers are transforming the U.S. mainstream. Propelled by the twin engines of population growth and expanding buying power, they are at the leading edge of converging demographic and social trends that are reshaping how marketers and advertisers use culture to connect with increasingly diverse customers. By understanding the cultural essence that drives multicultural consumer behavior today, marketers and advertisers are getting a glimpse of future market trends and forging a long-term relationship with the most dynamic and fastest growing segment of the U.S. consumer economy.
Media-savvy and socially empowered, multicultural consumers are: The Future Numeric Majority Multicultural consumers are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Peru Announced Plans to Send an Envoy to an Uncontacted Tribe | VICE | United Kingdom. Photo courtesy of Stringer Peru/Reuters This article appears in the September Issue of VICE Peru recently announced plans for its first official contact with the Mashco-Piro people.
Local officials had long opposed interacting with the group, one of Peru's 15 uncontacted tribes, which know of the wider world but remain aloof from it. By breaking its policy of nonengagement, Peru may set a precedent with big ramifications for the world's dozens of other isolated peoples. Peru claims it's initiating contact because the tribe is already reaching out—in troubling ways. Some academics support Peru's "controlled contact" plan, provided the government offers long-term aid to protect the tribe. Even Survival International, usually an anti-contact activist group, believes that Peru needs to communicate with the Mashco-Piro in the current circumstances.
Walker agrees that tribes should have the protection to initiate contact on their terms, coercion-free. Making Friends with Desperate Eritreans in Calais's 'Jungle' Refugee Camp | VICE | United Kingdom. I'm drinking a cup of tea from an X-Factor mug, staring at a shop sign scrawled on a piece of plastic: "chicken and chips". Written like that, I could be at home in east London. But this isn't Hackney or Tower Hamlets. This, as a young man in jeans says as he walks past carrying a bucket of water, is the Jungle. The Jungle, of course, is the refugee camp on the sand dunes outside Calais, home to over 4,000 migrants, many of whom have spent months if not years getting across Europe from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Syria and Darfur. Their route is a Magna Doodle of border crossings, internments and imprisonment that ends here: a place to stare across to the white cliffs of Dover, to sleep under tarpaulin, overlooked by a motorway bridge, the smell of human shit never far away.
The day started at 4AM, in a small galley kitchen belonging to Feven, the Eritrean-born Director of Empowering African Women. WATCH: Migrant Prisons of Libya @NellFrizzell More like this on VICE: Living as a 'Digital Nomad' Is Like One Super-Long Vacation | VICE | United Kingdom. All photos courtesy of Amy Truong This article originally appeared on VICE US If you're a human, at some point, somewhere down the line, your ancestors were nomads, constantly uprooting their homes to travel to new locations in search of food. In most cases it was out of necessity rather than choice, following the migrating patterns of wildlife and the shifting weather conditions so that people wouldn't freeze or starve to death. Sounds miserable, right? Or does it sound like an opportunity to travel the world, no strings attached? That's the philosophy behind a certain breed of travelers who call themselves "digital nomads.
" They've given up permanent homes for the chance to see the world, constantly on the move, like nomads. Amy Truong is one of those people. VICE: Let's flash back to five years ago—what was going on in your life and how did you decide to become a digital nomad? But you decided to try to make it work.For me, I had a single moment of clarity. Looking for travel recs? Chalayan SS16 show report Paris Fashion Week. ©Catwalking Hussein Chalayan’s SS16 collection was about Cuba. “Though some designers go to India and get inspired and come back and do some Indian embroidery, I try to learn from the experience,” he said backstage.
This would not be an homage to Che Guevara — despite the military flavour. Chalayan had wanted the collection to examine the evolution of cultural style within a hermetically sealed society, and his looks wavered between sharp drill tailoring, deconstructed uniforms and playful prints and dresses. He had created a cartoon character, “the Plonk”, a little dancing ant motif that played on ruffled dresses and the designer’s own cotton T-shirt. The Plonk had helped fuse the themes of colonial and tropical, and the dresses were Chalayan’s celebration of the island’s sartorial signatures. “Why should a place be validated by western styles?” At the show’s centre stood two girls dressed in papery lab coats. For more reports from the shows, go to our fashion weeks page on FT.com. Chanel SS16 show report Paris Fashion Week. ©Catwalking After the supermarket, the brasserie, the demonstration and the casino, what adventure did Chanel have planned for its SS16 show?
The ticket arrived in the form of a boarding pass — Chanel Airlines would be departing at 10.30am from Grand Palais. I imagined the space transformed into a vast mall of duty-free with Chanel whisky and cigarettes — well, it’s the retail environment wherein so much Chanel merchandise is shifted, after all. In fact Terminal Chanel was white, spacious and altogether first-class: a departures board at gate No 5 announced the house’s recent outings to Salzburg, Shanghai, Dallas and Seoul (where its most recent cruise collection was hosted in May); ground attendants lined Chanel-themed check-in desks in jaunty print scarves while strapping luggage-handlers minded baggage counters dressed in Chanel Airline tees. The travel tropes were both discreet and disarming. For more reports from the shows, go to our fashion weeks page on FT.com.
Giambattista Valli SS16 show report Paris Fashion Week. ©Catwalking.com A picture of the de la Falaises — mother Maxime, daughter Loulou and her brother Alexis — was tacked to the wall backstage at Giambattista Valli’s SS16 show. The first family of Left Bank-bohemianism, this portrait of sloe-eyed, mist-tinged exoticism all dressed up in jacquard shirts, wide ties, wild hair and chiffon ruffles, had inspired Valli’s collection. The de la Falaises had “the sparkle of eccentricity in the DNA” that he was looking for.
“I didn’t want the looks to be bourgeois,” he told me. “I’m so bored of the bourgeoisie.” No Jeremy Corbyn-style political manifesto this, rather a show-note to a collection rich in woven embroideries, pattern jacquards and pretty floral Arts and Crafts-era brocades. “I wanted everything to have a three-dimensional texture and an intensity,” explained Valli of his casual use of clashing materials in a multi-panelled miniskirt. For more reports from the shows, go to our fashion weeks page on FT.com Photographs: Catwalking. Valentino SS16 show report Paris Fashion Week. ©Catwalking There was a standing ovation at the close of Valentino SS16. My fashion-editor head completely understood the reaction: Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s show was exquisite.
The pair had embarked on a journey to “wild, tribal Africa” and the collection featured fragile Masai-style beadwork, embroidery, leatherwork, batik-printed parkas, feathery adornment, Zulu mask embellishments, and primitive, white terracotta chokers created with the jeweller Alessandro Gaggio. The 89 looks were a triumph of craftsmanship and elegance, the gowns inarguably beautiful. “Now, they’re just showing off,” announced one editor as yet another immaculate tunic — this one stitched with a river of tiny silver ingots with a multi-split panel skirt — glided past.
As a celebration of savoir faire it was unsurpassed. My ethical self, though, felt less easy. One could argue that fashion is a crucible of global influences and that designers should draw from wherever they wish. Fashion collections inspired by Brazilian Indian culture - Miss Owl. The indigenous culture, as part of the Brazilian identity, inspires the fashion world in many different ways, either encouraging the use of raw materials in their natural form – such as feathers and seeds, used in accessories, and the use of natural dyes to color fabrics – or either being the main theme of many collections.
Of the latter, we listed some of the most interesting below. Hector Albertazzi, accessory designer, got inspired by Marajoara Tribe’s culture to create a 12-piece collection, made of pink jasper stone, quartz, sodalite and green amazonite crafted with aged silver, graphite and aged gold. Other great artwork inspired by indigenous cultures comes from the designer Beth Araruna, who researched and studied the theme, especially the art of weaving and lace-making, which were her major influence to design the pieces.
In the 2012 summer collection, the brand Tufi Duek filled the runway with structured dresses and ethnic motifs, inspired by the tribal indigenous art. The Afrofuturist affair. THE FUTURE IS NOW: Afrofuturism and Ori Inu Film Written by Film Producer and Co-Writer Emann Odufu, guest post for The AfroFuturist Affair For years, the field of futurism has been pushing for a colorblind world where race does not matter and where efforts could be spent on more important things, such as the global climate crisis or finding another planet to colonize, should some cataclysmic event happen on Earth. While those ideas are fine and dandy in theory, and efforts should be made on both behalves, the idea of a color blind society is problematic because it renders the African vision obsolete.
The problem arises when text books, religious doctrines, films, and the like. have literally been whitewashed by removing the accomplishments and contributions of Black and brown peoples to the modern world. Our textbooks don’t speak of King Mansa Musa, the richest man ever, or that the Moors controlled much of Spain for hundreds of years. Okay Africa Trailer Release. Sa pa vietnam. Sa pa vietnam Photo Stephanie van Vliet As philologist J.R.R. Tolkien once said, “not all those who wander are lost”. More than that, in a world where we seek for our own identity it is the drifting that makes us find who we really are. One of those breathtaking places, were you can wander around endlessly is Sa Pa region, a hidden pearl in the highlands of Northern Vietnam.
The City of Sa Pa is not different from any other city. As soon as tourists found this pearl and infrastructure improved, it became crowded. The stunning views are endless. Sa Pa region is the embodiment of nowadays dematerialization trend as it offers its visitors all the tools they need to turn back to basic and truly find themselves. Photos by Stephanie van Vliet Extremely curious and always searching for little weak signals that tell us things are changing.
Www.wanderingthefuture.com Photos Stephanie van Vliet. How Snapchat Built its Most Addictive Feature. We are already living in the Third Era of Snapchat. The red-hot mobile app started in 2011 as a humble photo messaging service, where teens traded spontaneous selfies of their everyday lives. Later, the messaging app also became a social network thanks to a feature called My Story, which let users post photos and videos for large groups of friends to see for up to 24 hours.
Now Snapchat’s aims are no smaller than taking on the media ecosystem’s 1,000-pound gorilla: television. Live Stories, the company’s most unusual and compelling feature, has turned Snapchat into a broadcast platform like NBC or YouTube. But instead of being powered by Hollywood actors or up-and-coming online video stars, Live Stories are a kind of real-time, crowdsourced documentary made up on the fly by the app’s 100 million daily users. Every day, Snapchat users send thousands of images and videos taken with the app directly to the company in hopes that they might appear in a Live Story. Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics. Image copyright Getty Images More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people. The vast majority arrived by sea but some migrants have made their way over land, principally via Turkey and Albania.
Winter has not stemmed the flow of people - with 135,711 people reaching Europe by sea since the start of 2016, according to the UNHCR. 1. Which countries are migrants from? The conflict in Syria continues to be by far the biggest driver of migration. But the ongoing violence in Afghanistan and Iraq, abuses in Eritrea, as well as poverty in Kosovo, are also leading people to look for new lives elsewhere. 2.
Although not all of those arriving in Europe choose to claim asylum, many do. Hungary moved into second place for asylum applications, as more migrants made the journey overland through Greece and the Western Balkans. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. History of Day of the Dead & the Mexican Sugar Skull Tradition. Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.
They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. In most Indian villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. Day of the Dead is a very expensive holiday for these self-sufficient, rural based, indigenous families. On the afternoon of Nov. 2, the festivities are taken to the cemetery. The Catholic World Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and the Catholic world...