NYC’s Cannabis Design Shop Alcove Launches eCommerce

Weed accessories and CBD goods crafted with the utmost care, now online

When Alcove opened its doors in NYC’s Lower East Side, partners (and married couple) Allie Pisarro-Grant and Alex Smith presented an oasis of high-design accessories for an industry in flux. They stocked their store with carefully selected vessels, tinctures and tools for use with cannabis. And ultimately, a destination was born where conversations around the benefits of the whole hemp plant—long a taboo subject—are encouraged. …

2019 Webby Award Winners Include Fortnite, LEGO, Hulu + More

From Factcheck.org’s victory to Disney’s 32 trophies, the Webby Awards once again honored the best of the internet. This year saw many unexpected (Deadpool The Musical 2) nods even more household names—including The Lego Foundation, NASA and Google Creative Lab. Categories ranged from shopping (where Hublot and Wayfair collected the awards) to best launch (for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Carnegie Deli Pop-Up by Tool) and …

Instagram’s In-App Checkout Feature

Some 23 brands—including Nike, Adidas and Warby Parker—are testing a closed beta version of Instagram with an in-app point of sale. A big, blue “Checkout on Instagram” button will indicate when a product is available. Pre-stored payment information, done through Facebook, will then allow for much quicker purchasing. It’s the latest shopping feature rolling out from the app, and more developments are expected. Read more …