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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

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So This Just Happened_ 2014 & Beyond Event [11.12.13], Amsterdam
#TheFutureIs / Anti- / Fashion / So This Just Happened / Socio-Cultural

So This Just Happened_ 2014 & Beyond Event [11.12.13], Amsterdam

The auspicious date of 11.12.13 saw the staging in Amsterdam of this year’s Second Sight ‘2014 & BEYOND Event‘. Ten speakers came from all over to present ideas and findings on the steps being taken towards the future – from giants leaps to changes in pace – and that we may soon be experiencing in our day … Continue reading

Would Like To Meet_ UXUS, Amsterdam
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Would Like To Meet_ UXUS, Amsterdam

A long-time admirer of their transcendent mindset, UXUS the multidisciplinary design company first caught my eye across a crowded London high street whilst on a retail recce, happening upon their store design for House of Kipling the label which designs chic, feminine and fashionable bags for women.  A girl whose head is easily turned by quirky detailing and razor-sharp visual merchandising, I was hooked by the fun … Continue reading

So This Just Happened_ The Opening Of The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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So This Just Happened_ The Opening Of The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

  After queuing in the rain on this cold April night,  we made our way inside the Rijksmuseum just before midnight, along with several hundred or so other art lovers. Celebrating the opening of this national monument after it had been closed for 10 years for renovation, we were happy to be part of this … Continue reading