Category: Health & Beauty
So Bad, It’s Good: Repositioning Treats
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Brands struggle to meet consumer’s desires for healthy and indulgent

The continued obesity crisis in the US perfectly illustrates consumers’ desires to have their cake and eat it too—literally. Americans are increasingly aware of Read More »

Mandalah’s Antonia Mann Featured in GCI Magazine
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Antonia Mann supports and explains the new trend of innovation being connected to a consumer driven and holistic approach.

Mandalah’s very own Antonia Mann was featured in a GCI Magazine’s article, The Evolution of Innovation. Mann describes the need for products and packaging Read More »

Gaming for a Better Life and Environment
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New devices challenge users to improve their daily lives

The growing popularity of phones, tablets, and new technologies are developing an increasing trend in a gaming mentality amongst many consumers. But who says Read More »

Luxury Pet Purchases Reflect Changes in the “Family”
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People are increasingly treating dogs like family

A recent video on “bark” mitzvahs—in which owners throw their canine a party for the second birthday—has attracted the attention (and scorn) of viewers Read More »

Panasonic’s Female-Only Consumer Trial House
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Panasonic designs the ultimate consumer trial house in Tokyo to exhibit the latest health and beauty products

Earlier this year, the ultimate female consumer trial space opened up in Tokyo: a whole house designed solely for ladies ages 20 to 35 Read More »

Uncovering The Real Cool Japan- Part 3
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From Bowie's Ziggy Stardust costumes to Yohji Yamomoto's influential designs, Japanese fashion is the real "Cool Japan"

In the last few weeks, we have been exploring different topics that are aimed at revealing the true uniqueness that is Japan. While currently Read More »

Fashion Meets Function with Wipe T-Shirt
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An intuitive response to using your clothes to help keep your devices clean

We’re all guilty of it — the furtive wipe of your smartphone on a t-shirt. Needless to say a sweaty, dirty item of clothing Read More »

Aging Populations and the Need for New Technology
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Japanese consumers turn to digital devices to help keep seniors safe
Japanese consumers turn to digital devices to help keep seniors safe

Japanese cellphones and mobile devices for seniors are nothing new; in fact it’s a key market among a population that is rapidly aging. Major Read More »

Panasonic Digital Mirror For Patient Training and Rehab
Panasonic Digital Mirror
Better levels of interaction and feedback in new technology that goes beyond being a mere "tool"

Panasonic has developed an interactive rehabilitation device to help patients train by themselves. The Digital Mirror has been showcased at expos in both September Read More »

Augmented Reality Fashion Show For Interactive Seasonal Lineup
Japanese AR fashion show
An upcoming collection of clothing products is introduced digitally, not via the traditional catwalk show
An upcoming collection of clothing products is introduced digitally, not via the traditional catwalk show

An independent fashion brand has promoted its new 2011 autumn/winter collection using an augmented reality fashion show, said to be the first label in Read More »