retail

TODAY’S SPECIAL it’s where design, shopping + food lovers meet.

I cannot deny that I love food, shopping and design. So when the three come together in the form of a design store made to look like a grocery store I get very excited. Japan’s Schemata Architects is responsible for this melding of wonderfulness, named TODAY’S SPECIAL Jiyugoaka. Just glancing at the pictures shows what I can only imagine is a design-lovers dream. Using a...

the Living room

Moving away from traditional retail concepts interior designer Flávia Gerab drew inspiration from every day life when creating the decor for chocolatier Brigaderia. In this store there are no traditional counters which confine the sales people nor rows of cabinets and shelves. The homely store is packed with colour, bold patterns and the sweet aroma of chocolates. The Living Room inspired store echos the warmth...

VINTRY FINE WINES New York

Inspired by the parallel rows and rolling contours of a hilly vineyard, Vintry Fine Wines located at Goldman Sachs NY establishes a new typology of wine store. With most product stored…. well in the storeroom for display purposes allowing for the curved fluid custom shelving to remain uncluttered whist also make more floor space available for wine tastings. Technology is integrated throughout the merchandising units...

Diptyque… English patterning and French luxury

London based Christopher Jenner has built a well earned reputation of detail and skill commissioned to work with leading luxury global brands developing their flagship stores implementing a process whereby a challenge is deconstructed into multiple elements representing the inherent values (heritage, product, strategy) of a project. Once deconstructed the assets are reassembled, guiding the design process towards layered solutions. Applying this process to Diptyque...

meat, blood stains & the sent of fresh flowers

Situated in the still active meat packing district of New York where the smell of rancid meat and blood stains line the street lives a little flower shop. De-Spec design studio set out to convert an old storage space into a flower shop creating a strong juxtaposition from the neighbouring businesses. The space is laid out to provide a surprize destination escaping the street whist the...

melting chocolate and beautiful people by Wonderwall hong kong

Godiva’s concept flagship store is based around “treat thyself”. Wonderwall’s intention was to add a breath of fresh air to the more traditional image Godiva instill. The shop features delicious design details such as the “melting chocolate” ceiling combined with classical interior design. Set in the popular fashionable location of Harajuku passers-by gain a clear view of the chocolate society indulging in my favorite food...

campaign design …. R all over the world

London based design legends campaign design say, " we create engaging consumer experiences for discerning client's" . And all I can say to that is .... yes they do!  I have so much love for this innovative design studio that challenges the way we look and interact with stores, exhibition spaces and pop up spaces. [caption id="attachment_4222" align="aligncenter" width="501"] No Comments Read more

white nest on the stunning Mornington Peninsula

Capturing the coastal spirit is retailer White Nest located on the stunning Mornington Peninsula opposite the clear waters of Blairgowrie beach. The store design is well thought keeping the shopper in total relaxed beach mode with many organic elements, antique displays, worn tables, distressed timber change room doors and beautiful birch tree hanging rails. White nest creator Lee Harris takes her customers on a global...

floating luxury

Montreal based Sid Lee Architecture designed Bota Bota a first class day spa across 5 floors of a retired 1950'5 passenger ferry permanently docked at Montreal's Old Port offering up a cohesive package, complete with branding, logo and font concepts, and signage. [caption id="attachment_2487" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Bota Bota floating day spa designed by Sid Lee Architecture"] No Comments Read more

Colour my world ! The Super Store Malibu

I don't know about you but I am quite partial to a bit of colour blocking, I love the calm and order it brings to a retail space whether it be clothing or objects. Interior designer Janis Bell used the retailers colorful packaging labels as the basis of the store design and the result is playful fresh and fun. I just love it! [caption id="attachment_2343" align="aligncenter" width="500"...