On the Corner

A new McDonalds (McCafé) concept in Sydney, proof that big brands can get with the times and be more creative.

The Corner by McCafe is a “future Lab” for McDonalds, a place to test, experiment and meet their public face to face as they evolve in the new millennium.



More (and bigger) images on the very fine and recently updated Echochamber website.

Branding, F&B, McDonalds, Retail design, Trends
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The Studio Roller

A nice idea for menus and instore signs etc. from George & Willy.


Originally from Design Milk and others.


F&B, Pop up retail, Retail design, Signs
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Heritage Heresy


The majority of people worldwide wouldn’t care if 73% of brands disappeared tomorrow.

Is that all?

Read the full thing on trendwatching

Branding, Marketing, Random, Retail, Trends

Lampshade Heaven

Simple and gorgeous.

An illuminated archway upholstered in European linen by way of European Linen and Hemp Community.




Homeware, Lighting, Pop up retail
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Beautiful Plumage

Paul Smith talks about Paul Smith, look at that shopfront, retail is detail … (and passion) …

Fashion, Luxury, Retail, Retail design
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Four candles

Fortnum & Mason’s new candle shop, get ready for those autumn evenings.

Who knew …

“candles are integral to the history of Fortnum’s. Three hundred and seven years ago, William Fortnum was a footman at the Court of Queen Anne, where one of his tasks was to empty half-burnt candles. Instead of leaving the wax to go to waste, he would take the used candles home make new candles from them to sell to the ladies of the court.  Following his success, Mr Fortnum joined forces with his landlord, Hugh Mason, and they went on to open Fortnum & Mason in 1707.”













More on the Fortnum & Mason candle history here

Via gpstudio

And four candles

Department stores, Homeware, Lighting, Retail, Retail design
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John Lewis celebrates London Design week

How? With an interactive infographic of course …

Brought to you by John Lewis.

You can get a better/friendlier view of the whole thing here, or use your keyboard arrow keys to scroll.

Advertising, Department stores, Homeware, Random, Trends, Web stuff
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Borough Market

For your delectation a little gallery of Borough Market, just because.

Click an image to see larger version and cycle through the gallery.

Colour, F&B, Leisure, Mobile, Pop up retail, POS, Retail, Retail design, Signs, Trends
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Lina Stores

lina stores shopfront

In a very occasional series on superior shopfronts, here’s Lina Stores in Soho, established in 1944.

Especially like is the awning and the green and black colour scheme.

Back in the black and white days it looked like this …

lina stores old shopfront

More info on their website here.

Colour, F&B, Retail, Retail design, Signs
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History of Retail in 100 Objects

Perhaps we all think of retail as a fairly modern phenomenon, sometimes it’s worth understanding the context of things.

This website History of Retail in 100 Objects does exactly that with lots of inspiration and understanding along the way as well as a look at the future of retail.

You can also download the ebook for free, excellent stuff.


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Retail, Retail design, Trends