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KriskaDecor:  Decorative chain curtains for architecture and interior design, retail design.

We saw this innovative company at the recent RDE show  [Retail Design exhibition] at Olympia and loved what they were doing with this simple chain system.

It can be used in so many ways in so many places, shops, bars, restaurants, homes.

It can be used in its simplest form.

Or it can be printed on to create amazing art installationsdsc8476web

Take a look at their new video.

About the company

KriskaDECOR is a leading design brand, achieving international acclaim as a representative of Spanish design. Quick to anticipate trends in interior design of restaurants, hotels bars and the home. KriskaDECOR has collaborated with some of the worlds most renowned designers and architects all over the world. A mix of creativity, innovation and production results in products that are modern, chic and luxurious.

We create cool spaces with our metal chains and curtains, that creates environments in hotels, bars, restaurants, shops, events. Customizable with design

 

Source: KriskaDecor: Cool Curtains for hot places- Decorative chain curtains for architecture and interior design in Hospitality design, retail design.

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Knight Frank scales up

I love it when companies dare to be different and this is a great example of how to stand out from the crowd. Estate agent  Knight Frank has used giant post code letters and numbers of their Portabello store to grab people’s attention.

 

JLP Cushion Sculpture

You can always rely on John Lewis  to create some great homwares visual features using products.

  

This huge cushion wheel is featured in their flagship store atrium on Oxford St in London. 

 

Weylandt’s Furniture Store – Cape Town

When Edgar Weylandt opened his furniture store in 1964 in Windhoek, Namibia, he could not have foreseen that his brainchild would grow into a national retailer with branches in South Africa and Namibia.

Edgar’s son, Chris Weylandt, was the catalyst for this phenomenal growth. After qualifying as a CA, Chris worked in the family business in Namibia during the early nineties. He then relocated to South Africa to set up a manufacturing plant in Cape Town. In 1999 he opened the first Weylandts Homestore in Durbanville.

The store was an instant success, and in the new millennium more Weylandts stores opened in Green Point, Knysna, Fourways, Swakopmund, Windhoek, Menlyn and Umhlanga Ridge. The Weylandts name rapidly became synonymous with quality contemporary furniture and innovative designs. was invited to furnish the prestigious opening of CNBC in South Africa and sponsored the reality TV show Big Brother, as well as the much-anticipated House of the Year Awards.

Today, Weylandts is firmly established as the leading furniture and décor retailer in southern Africa, offering clients contemporary quality designs sourced from around the world and showcased in a beautiful environment where space and natural light enhance the inspirational merchandising.

 

 

www.weylandts.co.za

Fortnum and Mason – Heathrow Terminal 5

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Colour Trends 2015 – Farrow & Ball

The colours we will want to use over the next year reflect a desire to create spaces offering escapism from our increasingly nomadic working lives, where smart devices keep us connected wherever we are. Our key colours for 2015; Pink Ground, Light Blue, Breakfast Room Green and Tanner’s Brown promote relaxation and reflection in interiors. Paler in appearance they help to create spaces that live and breathe as we look to our homes as places of sanctuary from the stresses of modern day living

Breakfast Room Green®

Breakfast Room Green feels lively at any time of day. Taken straight from nature it makes us feel safe and calm in our home environment. Its slightly botanical feel creates a fresh room when paired with complementary James White on the ceiling. It’s best contrasted with stronger Calke Green on the woodwork to recreate the colours derived from the irregular staining and tinting found in plants and vegetables. Complete this leafy look, with Light Gray as an accent colour in the back of shelves, on the floor, or as random stripes on the wall to create a really exciting, fashionable interior. This trend reflects a shift away from hard, graphic interiors to a softer more natural feel with a modern twist.

Light Blue®

The use of Light Blue in the home is intended to create an interior where colours shift and change like the landscape. We instinctively gravitate towards colours that remind us of the softer side of life to make our homes into an oasis of calm away from the brashness of modern life. To create an almost transparent interior, contrast the colour’s silvery, smoky qualities with the unexpectedly cool grey Dimpse, a colour inspired by the tones of twilight. Create a feeling of relaxed movement by adding an accent of Lamp Room Gray on the floor, feature wall or furniture, and Blackened on the ceiling.

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Pink Ground®

Pink Ground creates a humble beauty in the home, making rooms feel pretty, soft edged and accessible. Although certainly warm, this pink is not sugary or infantile, rather it feels more like a diluted plaster colour where walls look almost nude. Use with a slightly stronger colour on the woodwork, like Setting Plaster, to create a lighter room; because the tones are close the feel is almost of camouflaged beauty with no strong contrasts or hard lines. Similarly accent colours should stay cloudy and soft. Pale Powder sits perfectly alongside Pink Ground; use it on either furniture for a more relaxed feel, or on the floor to complement the whimsical pastel palette on the walls and woodwork.

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Tanner’s Brown®

Although we are craving lighter, paler tones in 2015, darker tones remain best where natural light is lacking. Create darker, dramatic spaces with Tanner’s Brown, and at the same time make other areas feel lighter in comparison. This earth brown feels totally timeless and has an artisan feel to it. It is best used on the skirting boards as well as the walls, to keep it grounded and to prevent a light line around the bottom of the room, which can look hard. For a smudge effect use Dead Salmon on other woodwork and Joa’s White on ceilings. Muted Oval Room Blue looks magical when used as an accent colour.

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Click the link below to read the full article

Decorating Trends 2015 – Farrow & Ball.

Type Mural + Video on Behance

The visual story of the creative process that goes into creating a mural. Made over two days, Ben Johnston designs a custom lettered design & painted mural for Project Owl, a co-working space in Toronto.
The mural embodies what start-up life is all about–some people just want to “drink coffee, create stuff & sleep”.
The video was

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To see the fully story and video click the link below

Type Mural + Video on Behance.

Directed by: PJ Lee
Shot by: Jason Rodricks, PJ Lee & Evan Bellam
Edited by: PJ Lee, Evan Bellam, & Dan Wallace
Companies: Asterisk Media & Pure Percent

Graven – Ideas for Bars, restaurants, cafés on Pinterest

 

Check out this Pinterest folder by Graven, it has some great ideas for Bars, restaurants & Coffee shops.

Bars, restaurants, cafés & nightclubs on Pinterest.

Vintage Retail Display at Modemakers

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.

To see and read more click the link below

Vintage Retail Display at Modemakers.

Aesop Marylebone High Street London

 

 

 

 

Aesop have opened in Marylebone High Street in London with a simple and inventive interior and window scheme.

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I love the simple wooden ladder system they have used both for shopfitting and in the window, it really is simple but very effective and ajustable. It lets the product be the hero.

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I also like the way the interact with and entice the customer in by putting a sample bottle of their various hand lotions in a dispenser on the door frame.IMG_0555

The first thing that greets you on entering the store is an amazing array of fresh flowers which look and smell fabulous, its lovely to see a retailer doing this rather than instantly hitting you with special offers or buy me messages.IMG_0556

As usual their team members are very friendly and have superb product knowledge.

For more information visit their website by clicking here

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