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Heritage Heresy

The majority of people worldwide wouldn’t care if 73% of brands disappeared tomorrow. Is that all? Read the full thing on trendwatching  Read More …

Branding, Marketing, Random, Retail, Trends
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Beautiful Plumage

Paul Smith talks about Paul Smith, look at that shopfront, retail is detail … (and passion) …  Read More …

Fashion, Luxury, Retail, Retail design
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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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Borough Market

For your delectation a little gallery of Borough Market, just because. Click an image to see larger version and cycle through the gallery. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 20%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: Read more …

Colour, F&B, Leisure, Mobile, Pop up retail, POS, Retail, Retail design, Signs, Trends
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Lina Stores

In a very occasional series on superior shopfronts, here’s Lina Stores in Soho, established in 1944. Especially like is the awning and the green and black colour scheme. Back in the black and white days it looked like this … More info on their website here.  Read More …

Colour, F&B, Retail, Retail design, Signs
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History of Retail in 100 Objects

Perhaps we all think of retail as a fairly modern phenomenon, sometimes it’s worth understanding the context of things. This website History of Retail in 100 Objects does exactly that with lots of inspiration and understanding along the way as well as a look at the future of retail. You can also download the ebook for free, excellent stuff.  Read More …

Retail, Retail design, Trends
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Ikea pop up – the making

And now the making of video … More summery garden and outdoorsy stuff from Ikea here with some nice Pinterest worthy images further down the page and an easy garden planning tool too.  Read More …

Colour, Homeware, Ikea, Leisure, Pop up retail, Retail, Retail design
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Pop Up Ikea

To tie in with Ikea’s ‘Make more of your Garden’ their new pop up at Liverpool Street Station. Apparently 800,000 commuters pass through the station every day. Ikea on facebook  Read More …

Homeware, Leisure, Lighting, Marketing, Pop up retail, Retail, Retail design, Trends

Doing things differently

In Dresden VW build (and sell) cars … but rather differently to how you might think.  Read More …

Random, Retail, Retail design
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A Food Truck Compendium

Spring is in the air and festival season not long around the corner. Here’s a few food trucks to whet the appetite. All brands whatever their purpose could follow this model for some pop up retail. Wahaca Food Truck, Southbank London Shuck Truck, the obligatory converted Airstream, but this time selling oysters. Originally from Coolhunting, more on their website The Marination Read more …

F&B, Marketing, Mobile, Pop up retail, POS, Retail, Retail design, Signs