Weekend reading list – week of May 16, 2016

May 20, 2016

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of May 16th 2016.

To ad or not to ad? That is the question.
Advertisers, the media and creators of content are now engaged in a symbiotic relationship. For example, NBC last month announced that the network will broadcast 30% less advertising during Saturday Night Live, but that advertisers are invited to create original content that can be integrated into the show. Media outlets have never been so creative, surprising us at every turn, but the question now stands: What is an ad? And what isn’t?
Read it on The New York Times Pocket
Whether you’re looking for luxury items at bargain prices or need to clean out your wardrobe, re-commerce websites for luxury clothes and accessories are all over the Internet. In Quebec, and across the U.S., these online resale shops are increasingly attractive to consumers. Is the thrift shop concept simply evolving? Or do these sites threaten traditional online boutiques?
Read it on Business of Fashion Pocket

Pink is for girls, blue is for boys
Is it possible to find a pink dinosaur lunchbox for girls? Or a tshirt promoting sweetness for boys? When it comes to buying toys, clothing and other products for kids, are there truly non-stereotypical options?
Read it on The Atlantic Pocket

Piknic explosion
In the last year, Piknic Électronik has gotten people dancing in Barcelona, Lisbon, Melbourne, Santiago and Dubai, with other cities, such as Sydney and Paris, waiting for their first events. It’s official: this concept, developed in Quebec in 2003, is a worldwide sensation! Learn more about how the Montreal-based Piknik was adapted for the rest of the world.
Read it on Voir (French only) Pocket

A world tour in 365 days
Imagine spending a year travelling all over the globe, while working remotely with 74 other digital nomads. Remote Year wants you to apply!
Read it on Atlas Obscura Pocket

This week’s favourite thing
Coldplay‘s latest album cover was designed by visual artist Pilar Zeta. The image is an extraordinary collage of canvasses painted by the musicians and their children, as well as photos of the group when they were young. The artist has given an interview in which she talks about the creative collaboration that led to this unique work of art.