The Goop Lab has, unsurprisingly, received some scathing reviews from at least two medical doctors. One called it “a platform for junk science, gibberish, and unproven health claims,” and another charged it with pushing “potentially harmful therapies for attention, with the disclaimer of ‘We’re only having conversations!'” The trailer for the show currently has 17,000 dislikes, compared to only 1,600 likes, on YouTube. And Twitter naturally had a field day with the poster image for the unsubtle but humorously self-aware poster for the show, which someone described as “Georgia O’Keeffe meets Looney Tunes.” … [Read more...] about Goop claims Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show offers ‘tons of scientific proof’
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At first blush, it seems counterintuitive for brands to be asking for more regulations in their own sectors. After all, this means jumping through more hoops during the product-development process, then paying for third parties to certify their products. But there are many reasons why brands would do this. For instance, in the case of Knix, Griffiths believes all period underwear brands could be affected by concerns about unsafe materials and, by the same token, brands will thrive if there is better oversight across the whole sector. Also, it can be beneficial for brands like Beautycounter and Knix to be well-versed in product safety, and self-regulate their products. After all, if stronger safety laws are passed, their brands will be ahead of the curve. “It’s the Wild West in our industry,” says Griffiths. “But the period underwear industry is expected to keep growing over the next few years. It’s the right time for us to ensure that the products … [Read more...] about Period underwear could be toxic. Should it be regulated?
EC: In general, the projects that I am most proud of are the ones where we’ve been able to bridge theory and practice and concept and execution. BioBus is one that stands out in my mind for a number of reasons. They were our first real client, and their mission is so simple, and that is to bring the thrill of scientific discovery to kids. The way they do that is by creating buses equipped with high-tech powerful microscopes that travel around to New York City public school systems that don’t have that kind of equipment in their labs, so the students are exposed to an experience they typically wouldn’t get in any classroom. The BioBus is about discovery, about finding things that you can’t see with the naked eye, and these kids were just absolutely thrilled about it. … [Read more...] about The best way to convey a design idea? Merge the digital and the physical