Monthly Archives: July 2010

Folk Futures: A Stitch In Time

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Joana Vasconcelos, Crochet Bull

With an exhibition by one of our favourite artists Joana Vasconcelos now open at the Haunch of Venison in London, we have taken a look at some recent art and design that embrace the vintage art of Macramé, crafts and folk art. Looking at vintage crafts from a low-fi aesthetic with make do and mend connotations to them now being seen in some of the most innovative premier interiors, design shows and galleries.

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Coffee Coalition: Coffee Retail

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Courtesy of Penny University

Coffee bars are popping up in retail environments and creating new experiences surrounding coffee. Companies are looking for new ways to create consumer focused retail experiences which live up to and go beyond the expectations of todays informed customer. This new focus on the in-store experience brings about the collaboration of like-minded brands into one store by combining with complementary services to enhance the customer experience.

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Coffee Coalition: Cycling Cafés

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Image courtesy of Lock 7


For those who love coffee you would know that the best coffee you’re going to find is at one of many independent cafe’s around London, and they would probably be on your daily agenda.  A while ago we saw larger coffee corporations starting to look to the independent’s for design and coffee-making tips in an attempt to reach back out to those choosing independent coffee shops over larger corporations.

With a selection of independent coffee shops achieving what many corporations can only hope to achieve with regards to coffee and design, people are now looking for the next new and exciting offer when it comes to coffee. With the new bike sharing scheme starting this month London’s Cycle Cafe’s are becoming even more popular as the hangout of choice for café and coffee lovers with two wheels. Continue reading

The Changing Faces of Beauty Retail

 

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Aesop Mayfair, London. Image courtesy of ‘Aesop and Studio Ilse’

We have noticed a transformation in the nature of Beauty Retail.  Beauty stores are creating environments that both represent the brand and incorporate lifestyle aspects. Consumers who look to high-end beauty retailers for high quality beauty products are now looking for more. Continue reading

Inspired by Iceland

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'Inspired by Iceland' Image courtesy of Islenska Auglysingastofan

Icelandic tourist council recently launched a national campaign promoting the the country as a safe travel destination following a significant drop in tourists after the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull.

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