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Four candles

Fortnum & Mason’s new candle shop, get ready for those autumn evenings. Who knew … “candles are integral to the history of Fortnum’s. Three hundred and seven years ago, William Fortnum was a footman at the Court of Queen Anne, where one of his tasks was to empty half-burnt candles. Instead of leaving the wax to go to waste, he would take the used candles home make new candles from Read more …

Department stores, Homeware, Lighting, Retail, Retail design
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John Lewis celebrates London Design week

How? With an interactive infographic of course … Brought to you by John Lewis. You can get a better/friendlier view of the whole thing here, or use your keyboard arrow keys to scroll.  Read More …

Advertising, Department stores, Homeware, Random, Trends, Web stuff
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Can you tell navy blue from black?

According to the PSFK Future of Retail Report … 67% of customers who try on items buy them. Only 10% of customers make a purchase that they haven’t tried on. That’s why stores have begun to make changing rooms more attractive to customers. Lighting is of course the key element in changing rooms, if you can tell navy blue from black you know the lighting is working. Then come the add Read more …

Changing rooms, Department stores, Lighting, Luxury, Retail, Retail design, Trends
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C&A as you’ve never seen it before

Who knew C&A could look like this. Just shows what a bit of South American pizazz can do. Of particular note are the light fittings just showing how much can be achieved with simple ideas well executed. Spotted on LSN Global.  Read More …

Department stores, Lighting, Retail