Issue #026

Galaxy's chocolately world, A message from the Guerrilla Girls, A survey-game to save the world & The rise of rental
By Laura Galdi, on 9th March 2020

Welcome to your weekly dose of TOO x TOO – our round-up of the four most exciting, unusual or interesting things to drop in the last seven days, brought to you by the insights team here at The One Off.

Galaxy’s world of chocolatey pleasure  

Last weekend saw the chocolate brand Galaxy launching Enchanted Eggs, an egg-hunt solely for adults. 

Inspired by Galaxy sub-brand Enchanted Eggs, the event took place at Grays & Feather wine bar, where participants were transported into “a world of enchanted discovery and chocolately pleasure”, a mystical rose-gold garden, covered in blooms and foliage. 

Guests were welcomed with a rose-gold cocktail upon their arrival, engaged in chocolate tasting over the course of the hunt, and offered an edible gift at the end of their experience. 

A message from the Guerrilla Girls  

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Art on Postcard – charity auction and exhibition – have launched their first all-female edition. 

For this occasion, the Art on Postcard selected artists who have used their art to trigger societal changes, commenting on contemporary culture or challenging stereotypes – these include Guerrilla Girls, Clelia Hempton, Caroline Coon, and Harmony Hammond. 

The artists were given freedom of choosing a topic to create postcard-sized artworks. Usually, Art on a Postcard auction works without prior revealing the author of the artwork, but this time the bids were done openly disclosing the artists’ name. Gemma Peppé, founder of Art on a Postcard said  

We are known for our Secret Auctions; however, we want to shout about all the fantastic women taking part in this iteration of Art on a Postcard and show off their wonderful work, so this time you will know who you are bidding on.

Take-a-survey-save-the-world-game 

The United Nations Development Programme has recently launched a worldwide campaign meant to represent the biggest survey ever on climate change.  

Mission 1.5 is an internet, mobile-based video game where players are educated on climate policy and are given the possibility to vote on key climate actions that they would like adopted by governments.  

In fact, after being compiled and analysed by researchers from the University of Oxford, the data will be presented to governmental leaders and climate policymakers, allowing them to access information that is often hard for them to reach. In this way, the game might help governments to take bold actions necessary to tackle the crisis and help to keep the global temperature below 1.5 Celsius. 

At the moment, Mission 1.5 can be played in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish and it’ll be released in more languages over the year. The game is available on mission1poin5.org.  

The rise of rental  

The fashion rental platform HURR have collaborated with Selfridges to open its first in-store pop-up in the department store for the next six months. 

HURR-a peer-to-peer London based platform- will curate a 200-piece range from their website, including brands such as Gucci, Ganni, RIXO and Mara Hoffman, that will be available to rent for four to eight days. 

During the six months at Selfridges, HURR will use their space to host a series of workshops, such as styling sessions or on how to build an online brand, and sustainable fashion panel discussions. 

Galaxy's chocolately world, A message from the Guerrilla Girls, A survey-game to save the world & The rise of rental

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