Into The Blue…
#TheFutureIs / The Word On The Street / Trendwatching

Into The Blue…

Dear Reader after a summer hiatus, Curated Futures is back. We have been out, about and around, pursuing ideas, observing happenings and collating the word on the street… Synonymous with seeking, and translating, inspiration—our reporting highlights the emergent and disruptive edges in creativity, innovation, design thinking and beyond. With a growing team of editors and … 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

Shopping Till The Penny Drops… Then What?
*Community / Curated Spaces_ / Socio-Economic / The Word On The Street

Shopping Till The Penny Drops… Then What?

Having worked for some years as a design and retail consultant, I have been dismayed by the over-saturation of faceless, spirit-less high streets and shopping centres throughout the UK, as a shopper as well as a professional. Where visiting large towns or city centres such as Reading, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London or even farther, cities … Continue reading