'Blue Ribbon' bus celebrates National Skincare Day
May 25 marks National Skincare Day, and a blue bus running on the roads of Shanghai is lending a splash of color to the city.
By joining forces with the Shanghai Children's Foundation, the La Roche-Posay has launched the "Blue Ribbon" project to show the little patients around the city on the unique bus and present a heart-warming performance at the Malanhua Theater, encouraging them to be confident, strong and brave.
The bus is running for a week in the city to promote the importance of skin health.
The brand and the Shanghai Children's Foundation donated 4,000 skincare product packages to the Children's Hospital of Fudan University.
"Medicine and charity are the most noble causes of mankind. As a national pediatric medical center, we always support the idea of 'doing everything for children' and persist in the vision of 'giving every child the right to health'," said Li Qian, Party secretary of the Children's Hospital of Fudan University.
Art installation themed on bees
A sustainable art installation popped up at Xintiandi to celebrate World Bee Day on May 20.
At the invitation of cosmetics brand Guerlain and the youth artist incubation program "RanRan," Shanghai artist Juju Wang created the installation in tribute to the efforts of bee conservation.
To learn more about bees, Wang went to the Tianzishan rainforest restoration area in Yunnan Province to talk with conservationists. She believes that "bees are metaphors for beautiful things. At moments in life when we feel lost, we need to find this 'bee' and follow the signals of beauty to reach the right direction and ultimately reach our desired destination."
The installation presents a "garden" in the city center and restores the hexagonal honeycomb pattern into a diverse and varied structure found in nature. The plants growing within it break through limitations and extend their boundaries through the gaps of the honeycomb structure, showcasing the countless changes and seamless coupling among diverse species in nature on a microscopic level.
The "RanRan" program, initiated by Guerlain and Xintiandi, is a crossover collaboration that combines sustainability and arts, inviting young artists to explore more sustainable possibilities.
"On the topic of sustainable development, fashion and sustainability have no boundaries. We must understand that everyone and every industry has the same responsibility, which is sustainable development," said Wu Yue, president of LVMH China and a member of the RanRan Cultural Advisory Committee.
"I believe that the world is beautiful not because there's no difficulty, but because we are still full of confidence in the future. I also believe that the world is embracing more new elements, the power of the young generation, and all of our efforts toward sustainable development."
Sustainable home designs powered by AI
Nature-inspired home design has been a new trend for the Gen-Z in China. In collaboration with Taiwan actor Jerry Yan, Shangpin Home Collection unveiled a pop-up lifestyle show at Raffles City The Bund. Themed on three of the most popular and different natural scenes – jungle, mountain and glacier, visitors can choose their favorite home decorations and furniture, the AI designer will come up with a personalized home design in 10 seconds, and all of it can be implemented in their homes.
The daily application of AI is becoming more extensive. Li Jiacong, vice president and general manager of Shangpin Home Collection, said the company had realized the importance of AI applications four years ago and began to develop AI design models. At that time, the brand's AI system learned up to 10,000 design schemes every day. To date, it has learned more than 10 million design schemes.
"Currently, our AI design assistant has the ability to match styles and functional elements for different user groups to achieve high-quality design schemes. The actual ability mastered by AI has even surpassed many designers," he said.
Living in the "nature," designed by AI, the futuristic home has come true.