Heads-UP #10: From green mirrors to Guan-xi

Hey guys, it’s the 10th edition of Heads-UP and we know you’ve all got that #factfriday #fridayfeeling. Too many hashtags? We don’t care! Sit back and find out the most interesting things the RE-UP team have learnt this week, hopefully over a cold beer or a glass of rose (because of the sun, yanno):

“It’s my 10th birthday” – Heads-UP

Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele was actually their accessories designer before he was appointed. – Bill

Alessandro Michele
Gucci HQ, Via Broletto 20 (new office space)

Mirrors are slightly green in colour. – Marco

If you need the loo in the middle of the night, you’re eating too much salt – Krish

All bananas are radioactive. – Laura

The original “marinière” had 21 stripes, in reference to the 21 victory of Napoléon. Laurent

If Twitter was a country, it’d be the 12th largest in the world. – Andrea

Scientists discover the brain “doubles up” by simultaneously making two memories of events. – Myriam

From Laura’s Monday presentation: it’s essential for marketers to understand and assimilate the Chinese culture to make a local impact. I’ve learned that the “Guan-xi”, stemming from Confucianism, is a central idea in the Chinese society, based on mutual obligations, reciprocity, and trust. How we represent them in advertising is another interesting question – Lucile


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