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Some of our favourite places in the world

Catering to ones customers!

Fortnum and Mason have struck upon a neat idea to increase sales in their Heathrow Terminal 5 boutique store.

They have just started selling mini hampers to take onto flights, quite clever as airlines don’t have the best reputation for their in flight cuisine.


They are using the tagline “Upgrade your In – Flight dinning”


Offering a lovely mini hamper which can be used again


Customers can choose from 5 menus, all stored in a fridge just inside the entrance.


Although i knew the quality would be good i thought the portions may be light, but having looked i was quite surprised by the amount of food they give you.


This is a great example of coming up with an idea for their captured shopper.



Retail makeover for Paddington station – Retail Design World

New Look Paddington Station Retail Space

Retail makeover for Paddington station – Retail Design World.

Street art Westbourne Grove 

This is a great example of how to beautify blank spaces on buildings to help attract people. Our high streets need more of this kind of thing. 


Jamie Beriestain concept store Barcelona

Jaime Beriestain Concept Store

167, Calle Pau Claris  


The Concept Store and Café Jaime Beriestain is the kind of the place that the Chilean designer would hang out himself – a combination of a cosmopolitan environment with the feel of a stylish home where he would entertain his own guests. The space is 500 square meters and the café-restaurant offers up a selection of traditional and market items. Beriestain personally created the menu with the chef, and it offers up traditional childhood fare, such as grandma Sofia’s onion soup or a tasty banoffee cake.

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Photos by Phill Hill 

Bay Harbour Market – Hout Bay -Cape Town 


Bay Harbour market is situated on the water’s edge in the old authentic part of the Hout Bay Harbour and comprises more than 100 stalls in an old fish factory, including external tented alleys and courtyards.

The story of Bay Harbour Market starts with two friends, Paul Rutzen and Anthony Stroebel, and their trip to visit the old fish factory in Hangberg. Say’s Anthony Stroebel, “We discovered the building….and realised that it served as a perfect platform from which to begin to uplift the area, uplift the community…and in the process celebrate the vibrancy and creativity that is so unique to SA, Cape Town and, indeed, Hout Bay”.

Take a look

To find out more visit their website

greige: interior design ideas : Alchemy Works Los Angeles


Click the link below to read and see more about this store.

greige: interior design ideas and inspiration for the transitional home : Shop Design: Alchemy Works Los Angeles.

Carnaby Street 3D Union Jack Flag



Loving the new Union Jack instillation on Carnaby Street, London.






Budapest – Snapshots

Ive just come back from a city break to Budapest, its koan for its thermal spas but I was also amazed how things can change so quickly, i was there exactly a year ago and so many new businesses have sprung up.

There are two streets i would like to share with you one is called Dob Ucta and the other Kiraly Ucta, both have  a strong feel of Shoreditch and Brick Lane in London.

Forgotten Paris Metro stations transformed – BT

A Parisian mayoral candidate has re-imagined the city’s ghost Metro stations as swimming pools, restaurants and discos.


Can you imagine swimming in a tube station or watching theatre deep underground?

In Paris it could become a reality. The woman campaigning to be the first female mayor of the French capital has released her ideas for the city’s forgotten Metro stations.



Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has commissioned artist impressions of potential uses of the ghost stations, using the defunct Arsenal stop in the 4th arrondissement as a template to image theatres, swimming pools, restaurants and nightclubs.



If the 40-year-old wins the election in March, the woman known as NKM will invite Parisians to come up with ideas for the abandoned underground spaces.



There are 16 disused stations on Paris’s underground transport system. The majority closed when France joined the Second World War in 1939.


Five have never opened to the public: two were constructed but never used and the other three designed and built but never even connected to a Metro line.

Last updated: 07 February 2014, 16:16 GMT

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Forgotten Paris Metro stations transformed – BT.

Umbrella visual feature

I went wandering down a few side streets at Borough market and discovered a new square which has been created from the backyard of a few stores. It’s a bi of a hidden gem and can be found wandering down the road past Neil’s Yard Deli, it’s on the right hand side opposite Paul Smith accessories store, it has a few nice stores and a great coffee shop, and this great visual feature.



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