iPad Menu at Mundo Restaurant
Beyond an evolving decentralized shopping experience, retailers must begin to contemplate the impact of digital media and the effects it is having on purchase decisions. Connected devices, whether a mobile phone or a web-enabled in-store kiosk, are making what was once a solitary trip to the store a socially connected event.
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.
Posted in Art, Culture, Design, Furniture, Interiors
Tagged 80's design, Art, chintzy, contemporary, crafts, crochet, Ernesto Neto, folk art, installation, Joana Vasconcelos, Josh Blackwell, macramé, nouveau, plastic bag art, Soho House Berlin, Tomas Sareceno, your studio design
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.
Posted in Art, Branding, Culture, Design, Interiors
Tagged Climpson and Sons, coffee, dis-loyalty card, London Fields, menswear, Neals Yard, Penny University, Prufrock, reclaimed wood, retail, Rough Trade, Square Mile Coffee, William Curley, Wilton's
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
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
Posted in Branding, Culture, Design, Interiors
Tagged Aesop, beauty retail, boutique, brand design, Cowshed, decorated, display, high-end brand, lighting, Malin and Goetz, natural materials, premium, product, recycled, skincare, sustainable
'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.
'Electric Hotel' Image courtesy of Sadler's Wells.
Electric Hotel is a bizarre and beautiful outdoor spectacle; a uniquely designed, fly-by-night residence brought to life through dance and sound.
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As we approach S/S 2010, we thought we’d take a look through some of the most innovative fashion show and retail spaces of the past 12 months. Intelligent retailers such as Anthropologie (see our review here) have embraced the potential of offering more than merely a ‘backdrop’ to their wares, by creating stores that engage all the senses. Fashion on the catwalk has always worked on charging the emotion and the senses to create the most drama around the product, here we look at some of the recent venues used to showcase some of the most creative global designers work.