Let There Be Light…
*Showcasing / Architecture / Art / Curated Spaces_ / Innovation / So This Just Happened / Technology / Theatre

Let There Be Light…

In its second year, the SIGNAL Festival is transforming Prague into an immersive visual art gallery with installations by teams of light designers, architects, engineers and hackers. The spectacular three-day celebration is fast becoming the Czech Republic’s most well-attended cultural event. The festival, founded by Martin Posta, aims to revive both well-known and hidden, mysterious … Continue reading

*Retailing / Curated Spaces_ / Innovation / Longread / The Word On The Street / Trendwatching

The Word On The Street_ Retail Trends [Pt_1]

We’re hearing the terms ‘Showrooming’ (shopping and comparing online whilst in-store); ‘Brand Journalism’ (driving content directly to customers, online and in-store) ; ‘Value of Values’ (the right choices in product quality and the right values in terms of provenance and ethics); these are being bandied about as current trends in retail but we’ve been watching … Continue reading

Un-Packaging The Future [Oh Please YES!]
#TheFutureIs / *Retailing / Curated Spaces_ / Sustainable

Un-Packaging The Future [Oh Please YES!]

With bright fluorescent lights, flashy colours and countless catchy slogans and broad claims, buying groceries can be pretty jarring. Even more so when we consider that those eye-catching packages are destined to end up in the landfill. Is it necessary for our foods to be so loud, or could the future of packaging be a … Continue reading

Corridors & Clicks… The New Way Of Shopping?
#TheFutureIs / *Retailing / Curated Spaces_ / Fashion / Innovation / Technology

Corridors & Clicks… The New Way Of Shopping?

Together with Klepierre, DigitasLBi Labs created “Inspiration Corridor” to illustrate the ongoing revolution and future opportunities for unique shopping experiences in shopping centres. An infra-red Kinect camera analyses individual visitors as they enter the “Inspiration Corridor”, thanks to body scanning technology. A device equipped with QUIVIDI video analysis and PigData product recommendation scans the users … Continue reading

Home Is Where The Haptic Is
#TheFutureIs / *Showcasing / Curated Spaces_ / Design / So This Just Happened

Home Is Where The Haptic Is

One of our favourite exhibitions at this year’s Milan Design Week brings together a collection of furniture and homewares designed by students from the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. Titled ‘Delirious Home’ the objects feature haptic and other integrated technologies to bring us witty interpretations on the concept of the ‘smart home’. “ With … Continue reading

Milano 2014… Qui Veniamo!
*Showcasing / Curated Spaces_ / Design / Interiors / So This Just Happened

Milano 2014… Qui Veniamo!

Next week sees the opening of a, if not *the*, design event of the year which, if a part of that world, will have most certainly been highlighted with a big red marker (metaphorical if not actual),  in whatever diary-keeping system, application or platform you might use, under the heading “NOT TO BE MISSED”. The … Continue reading