Another great find from the RDE [Retail Design Exhibition] in London, this time this company sells a liquid that when set looks exactly like concrete, it can be painted on to almost any type of surface and comes in lots of colours. It mainly been marketed to the house design industry but it could be used in so many ways in retail design and for visual merchandising design.
Design concrete is not well known in the UK, but is very popular in France, where it is known as béton ciré. It was first created for the US navy about 30 years ago. Since then, it has been developed to provide a wide range of colours for domestic and industrial uses.
Design concrete is a mixture of Portland cement, silica sand, polymer resins, with natural pigment added to provide colour. It is different to polished concrete, which is a traditional concrete that is merely polished. Design concrete, on the other hand, is applied in the same way as plaster and is only 2mm thick.
The finished product is hard-wearing, flexible, seamless, versatile, with a tactile finish and is resistant to abrasion and staining. It is waterproof and can be applied to interiors (floors, walls, worktops, kitchens, bathrooms etc) as well as exteriors – even for swimming pools.
Colours and the finish can be tailored to suit any designs.
Source: Design Concrete
20 Chepstow Corner
London W2 4XE
Tel : 0207 727 4083
Sonia Rykiel has refitted her London store in a library theme and using a very bold red which contrasts brilliantly against the black store facade.
SONIA RYKIEL LONDON
27-29 Brook Street, W1K 4 HE
+44 (0) 207 493 52 55
Monday to Saturday from 10AM to 7PM
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Stylist explores the paint decorations trend, including colour, texture and accents.
Haas is a creative collective which just happens to also have a fabulous coffee shop on the ground floor of their building.
It not only seems coffee but is a showcase for some of their designers work which can also be bought.
The interior design is on trend with a mix of upcylced furniture in a pared back building with hints of retro and steam punk all rolled into one.
The haas collective,
19 Buitenkant St
Hello, Richmond! We’ve arrived in the heart of beautiful Richmond upon Thames today, with the opening of our sixth UK store! Nestled inside a listed building in the centre of town, we think our carefully curated wares complement our backdrop of historic architecture and botanical parks perfectly.
Photos & Words by Anthropologie
To see the fully story and video click the link below
Shot by: Jason Rodricks, PJ Lee & Evan Bellam
Edited by: PJ Lee, Evan Bellam, & Dan Wallace
As usual when it comes to visual inspiration Anthropologie dosnt disappoint.
We popped in last week to see what they were up to and the store was packed full of visual theatre and great ideas and we will be bringing you some of our favourites over the next few posts.
Firstly on the second floor they have created a jeans area, the introduction to which has a voluminous cotton ceiling feature.
Then using existing fixture they had hung the jeans and above attached dip dyed cotton paper with each brand and style printed on it.
Lastly on the tables they had simply uses lumps of pine with again with the brand and style printed on tracing paper and nailed to the block.
This is the Westport Cafe based in Anthropologies garden centre called Terrain, in true Anthro style every detail has been suitably curated to tie in with the vintage look of the garden centre. its details that count and this cafe is packed with them take a closer look at the gallery below.
In Germany, the beer hall is a communal gathering place where people can enjoy friends and family. Lowbrau is a newly opened beirhalle that embraces this experience. Here, you can taste the finest traditional, gourmet and exotic sausages from across the region and get to know your neighbor over a half-litre of beer or cocktail featuring authentic schnapps.
The crew at Lowbrau doesn’t take themselves too seriously & love to have fun, so when the forming company found Band across the west coast, we packed our bags and headed south to join in.
After a successful launch this winter, Lowbrau is now one of the most popular bars in town. We’re excited to have the chance to venture back down to their sunny side of town and prost over a few pints again soon!