New Uniqlo UK

Today Uniqlo launched their new UK ecommerce website. Of particular note is the immensely long home page, scroll all the way down to read a huge amount of information. We’re still getting comments regularly about designing ‘above the fold’ so it’s refreshing to see a client that understands that scrolling is probably easier than clicking through and keeps customers on the home Read more …

Ecommerce, Marketing, Retail, Retail design, Social Media, Twitter

Rapha Cycle Club

A good piece about the Rapha Cycle Club café from Noisy Decent Graphics. Also worth looking at his flickr group of the café. The Rapha website’s not too shabby either and a nice video on Monocle. These days there’s no reason not to have a shop, a pop up shop, a twitter, a facebook page, a van, go to festivals, write a book, a photo essay, a magazine, have a loyalty card, a website, a Read more …

Advertising, Branding, Ecommerce, Marketing, Retail, Retail design, Twitter, Web stuff
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Brands on Twitter

Doesn’t seem much real life interaction between customers and brands via Twitter over here (UK). Over there (US) of course it’s done better. More on The Escape Pod’s blog. Originally spotted on Brandflakes for Breakfast  Read More …

Advertising, Marketing, Random, Social Media, Twitter
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New New York Subway Map

From the New York Times a look at a new version of the NY Subway map. Interesting to look at the older versions although I have to agree with  Erik Spiekermann, “Maps that use diagonal type are designed by amateurs”. The full thing on the NY Times. As always there’s an alternative, the Kick Map  Read More …

Random, Signs, Twitter, Wayfinding
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Square away

A new way of accepting payments for retailers of all sizes devised by a team including Jack Dorsey of Twitter fame. An interesting use of the audio jack makes me wonder how soon before you can ‘bump’ your cash from phone to phone? More on the Square website and follow them on twitter @Square could be interesting.  Read More …

Ecommerce, Retail, Trends, Twitter
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Twitter etc as video

If you don’t really get Twitter or crowdsourcing or facebook any of that social media malarky here’s a video that shows how it works … Originally from Seth  Read More …

Random, Social Media, Trends, Twitter