Love that Puma have been brave enough to paint the outside of their building to make a visual statement.
Great supplier of vintage themed props.
The impressive new designer fashion store Modemakers has just opened in Bornem, near Antwerp. The ultra-modern, flagship store features ground-breaking visual merchandising, eye-catching window displays and impressive changing room facilities.
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Im a sucker for crisp white bedlinen, so i was drawn to this summer linens window that The White Company had put in their Marylebone Hight Street store.
Showing bedlinen in windows is notoriously hard, if you have seen one rolled up duvet you have seen a thousand!
Their window is simple yet effective, layering the bedlinen over poles in a photo shoot style and spotlighting it using a beautiful vintage cinema style lamp.
But what i also like is that they are telling you a story, not a long one but just enough to let you know that their bedlinen is superb quality and that they have attention to detail.
Sometimes its blatantly obvious what a window is trying to do but other times i look and wonder what does this company want me to know, it may be obvious to them but not always to the customer, so think about your windows and what stories you could tell your customers.
Check out this fab post by Web Designer Depot, its a list of some of the best paper art designers, together with examples of their work and contact details.
Here are a few examples of the great work on show.
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Perimeter shelving in retail can so often be really boring, and if i see another piece of slat line ill cry, so i have been gathering lots of great ideas for retail shelving and merchandising and have popped them into a folder on our Pinterest site.
Here are a few examples
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Every April, the windows of our stores become more than a showcase for artful installations—they become a platform for our Earth Day efforts, a means to raise awareness of causes near and dear to our hearts. This year is no different, as we pay tribute to the monarch butterfly, whose annual migration—one of nature’s greatest spectacles—is at risk of disappearing due to vanishing habitats, extreme weather and increased use of herbicides.
In honor of these small but mighty creatures, we’re transforming our storefronts into fluttering exhibits, crafted of paper, fabric, wood, screens and more. “Every window we work on is special, but our Earth Day ones are even more so because they educate,” says our display director Erika S. “The monarchs have such an inspiring story, and that we get to help pass it on through beautiful displays, well that is truly humbling.”
From basic materials to winged wonders, the creative metamorphosis is happening now—stop by your local store over the next two weeks to see the windows being made, but first, here’s a peek at a few already-finished designs.
Words and photos form their website.
Again whilst in London the other week I popped into The Garden Cafe which is run by Benugo the fabulous cafe chain owned and named after two brothers Ben and Hugo. I love their cafes they serve really great coffee and food but they also have great style fusing together old and new design which works so well together. Also their food presentation is fabulous and i urge independent cafe owners to get out and about to see what the big boys are doing you may pick up some great ideas.
Here are a selection of photo from their other cafes and stores.
If you enjoy our blog why not take a look at our pinterest site, there are thousands of great ideas.
I popped into the Conran store the other week on one of my whistle stop visits to London, their merchandising standards are superb, i know i have probably gone on about them before but they are.
These are great examples of how to merchandise a table using blocking, height and story telling. Notice the pricing and graphic blocks neatly tucked into the corner of the table.
Heres another more relaxed example, baking and eating.