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Try before you buy
Paint brand Histor have 1250 different colours to offer. To help consumers find the right colour for a particular job, they developed the Colours Studio app. So you can see your photographs in a different colour.
Why it matters
The most difficult part of a decorating painting job is the search for the perfect colour. Paint brands have acknowledged this with customised paint colours but this new app Histor allows you to actually see it. How can other brands where wide choice is a necessity offer a tailored choice through multimedia applications?
Ikea has created a pop-up hotel on the French highway’s most crowded rest area. During the month of July (most of the French summer holidays), travellers will be able to stop in the middle of their journey and get 20 minutes of sleep on an IKEA mattress while their kids are watched by coordinators. They can then have a look at a collection of IKEA mattresses on display.
Many American senior citizens detest the thought of moving into a nursing home. But their children aren’t quite ready to have them move in with them either. The Rev. Kenneth Dupin has solved this dilemma with “Granny Pods” or “MEDCottages” – mini mobile homes you can park in your backyard and hook up to your utilities.