NUMI TOILET PROMISES VOICE-CONTROLLED CAPABILITIES
Smart appliances, devices and assistants seem to be in just about every household room these days with one exception, the bathroom. That will change later this year with the introduction of the Numi, Kohler’s “intelligent toilet.” While it will do some basics like flushing and closing itself, it can also play music and be connected to smart assistants like Alexa and Siri. Additionally, users will be able to personalize a variety of settings to ensure the perfect experience each time they use the Numi.
CONVERSE BRINGS A NEW HOTEL EXPERIENCE TO LONDON
In London, Converse recently opened a two-day, pop-up hotel that featured five floors of tastemaster-curated rooms, bringing together sneakers, fashion, skate and music cultures. Called the One Star Hotel, it was more of a nightclub than a hotel, featuring DJs, workshops and access to exclusive sneaker drops only available at the hotel. Guests were promised a taste of London street culture including loud neighbors, zero sleep and staff with an attitude.
MICHELOB ULTRA GOES ORGANIC WITH NEW BEER
As big beer continues to lose Millennial drinkers, Michelob Ultra is testing their brand limits with Pure Gold—a new organic version of their flagship beer—aimed squarely at this generation. Organic is a growing trend with Millennials as they seek a solid balance of health and wellness in their lives, and no mainstream brewer is currently offering them an organic product. It will be interesting to see if this generation embraces an organic beer from a big brewer since their tendency is to seek libations from smaller craft brewers.