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21. Juni 2019

Find out more about the N7 collection, and old Chevy Apache 10 and the Future of travel

Canadian Hockey star Jordan Nolan inspires new Nike N7 collection

Born and raised in Garden River First Nations, right on Lake Superior, professional hockey player Jordan Nolan is a member of the Ojibwe tribe. Within the small community, the thunderbird is omnipresent, and is symbolically painted on buildings as “a protector for our people,” says Nolan. For him, the thunderbird not only inspires through its sheer strength, but also influences his style of play. “The thunderbird’s power inspires me. It also forms beautiful artwork,” says Nolan. “And much like the thunderbird, I think of myself as a protector on the ice and take pride in my teammates.” Nolan and the inspired graphic drives the aesthetic of Nike’s latest N7 collection, which launches June 21 to align with and honor Canada’s National Aboriginal Day. Designed for men and women, the collection comprises footwear and apparel featuring a pattern formed by abstracting the thunderbird and a distinct color scheme drawn from an exploded color bursts of red and yellow — referencing long hours of training and sport in the summertime. Image: PR. nike.com

1961 Chevy Apache 10 pickups were used to deliver motorcycles to dealers in early 1960s

Shortly after American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) first opened for business in 1959, the company purchased a small fleet of Chevy pickups to deliver motorcycles to its fledgling dealers across Southern California. One of these trucks is depicted in an iconic photo circa 1961 in front of AHM’s original office at 4077 Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. Underscoring their importance during those early days, American Honda restored a truck to authentically match the one in the old photo, helping celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary. Image: Honda. honda.com

Moon-walking Mini-breaks, 3D-printed Room Service and Hyper-personalised Spaces: Welcome to the Hotel of 2119

Intergalactic getaways, fast-food nutrient pills, 2- to 3-hour working days and adaptable, personalised rooms that can transport guests everywhere from jungles to mountain ranges; in celebration of its 100th anniversary, today Hilton predicts the future trends set to dominate the travel and hospitality industry in the next 100 years. In a report supported by expert insight from the fields of sustainability, innovation, design, human relations and nutrition, findings reveal how the growing sophistication of technology and climate change will impact the hotel industry in the future. Futurologist Gerd Leonhard said: “In 2119 we will still be searching for unique experiences, but they will be more personalised than ever. As technology shapes our lives we will seek out moments of offline connection with others, including hotel team members who will help us truly get what we need from our stays. One hundred years from now hotels will have to create opportunities to converse, collaborate and connect, delivering moments that matter, individually, to each and every guest.” Image: Hilton; hilton.com

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