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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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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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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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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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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
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2013 is Emerald!

This year’s colour is Emerald, or Pantone® 17-5641 if you prefer. a lively, radiant, lush green The brights always come to the fore when money is tight and talk of recession filters through the airwaves. More detail, mood boards and colour trend history on the Pantone site    Read More …

Colour, Trends
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Cupcakes in Abu Dhabi

Via a submission, London based carbon, have recently completed a project in Abu Dhabi for Bloomsbury’s. A free standing cupcake kiosk in Al Wahda Mall. The architecture and components were designed as a ‘kit of parts’ so the design can work for roll out locations across the Middle East and India.  Read More …

F&B, Pop up retail, Retail, Retail design, Trends
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Shopper-Centric Design eBook

Here’s a nice little eBook, courtesy of Elateral. Just the right thing to get those juices going for your New Year’s to do list. Of particular interest is the four principles and seven imperatives and some good links at the back of the book. Happy reading. Here’s the download link. (You’ll need to give up your email address).  Read More …

Books, Marketing, Random, Retail, Social Media, Trends
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Happy 2012 with energy boost

Next year’s colour will be (says Pantone) Tangerine Tango. I used to have a bike this colour!  Read More …

Colour, Trends
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Vintage Tesco

Even Tesco is getting in on the vintage act. Their store at Goodwood Revival harks back to the 60’s complete with retro packaging and hairdo’s. Many more photos on Tasteologie and the Daily Mail Online  Read More …

Pop up retail, Retail, Retail design, Supermarkets, Tesco, Trends