- Wrapp brings social mobile gifting service to the U.S. via Tech Crunch.
- The iPad revolutionizes iconic Hotel Bel-Air's room service via USA Today.
- Hue-tastic: Big Apple's new taxis are 'apple green' via New York Post.
- Smart Commerce: Microsoft's Kinect could replace your tailor (No Pins Required) via Fast Company.
- Burberry vs. Aquascutum: Leveraging heritage w/ new, relevant & contemporary branding via Millward Brown.
- The luxury pricing problem via Financial Times.
- Feast your eyes on the Pretzelnator, the first crowdsourced burger at McDonald's via Ad Week.
- What's hot on food trucks: Portable, customizable, and innovative dishes via Nation's Restaurant News.
- Email rules social media, even for fans via Restaurant Hospitality.
We love that this new model makes food more affordable, because customers aren't paying for name brands and "in-house" private label packaging. It also trends nicely with shoppers increasing desire to connect locally at farmers markets while minimizing precious time.
All we want now is a visual merchandising supplier to revamp the standard bulk displays to meet customers savvy and stylish shopping habits.
Shed all preconceived notions when you approach the SugarPill door because the design is sure to change your perception of an herbal specialty store. The boutique combines a modern aesthetic with an old-word apothecary feel to evoke an alterna-balance that is void of shrines, the pungent smell of incense or prayer flags.
The product assortment and merchandising is impressive with medicinal & culinary herbs intermixed with spices, artisan chocolates, cocktail bitters & pantry essentials. Seattle resident homeopath and owner, Karyn Schwartz, concocts made-to-order potions from bulk canisters of locally and ethically sourced materials. Each hand-mixed creation is packaged as if it was a fragile pastry.
Gourmet salt serves as an anchor piece with two large displays for at least 15 varieties of bulk and pre-packaged private label seasonings. The crystalline solid, white, pale pink or light gray are a perfect backdrop for the modern packaging.
We love how Schwartz clearly differentiates SugarPill with an authentic twist, unique product assortment, and thoughtful merchandising that feel more similar to Kiehls or Neals Yard Remedies than your local health store.
Alternative medicine never looked so luxury.
- Hong Kong developer sees a future for more 'art malls' in China. Could the concept, dubbed K11, translate globally?
- London studio of Solve Sundsbo, known for a style of digitally manipulated imagery that could be described as a modern mannerism, captures the McQueen Exhibit and the mannequins are actually models.
- Bergdorf Goodman invites consumers to design and crownsource a Fendi 2Bag on Facebook.
- Pop Pub, a spinoff from NYC latenight favorite Pop Burger, launches this Friday and Grub Street has the details on new menu items that target three distinct dayparts.
- Karl Lagerfeld and Rachel Bison premiere their film shorts for Magnum Ice Cream at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Finally, shoppers can buy their chosen footwear via a tablet based checkout as well as from the cash desk and have them delivered to their home.
Anya Hindmarch Bespoke, a new 100-piece luxury collection's of customizable clutch bags, leather wallets, notebooks and silk-lined trinket boxes celebrates a decade since the first Anya Hindmarch shop opened in London. For those of us who have yet to purchase the real-deal handbag, it feels like the stars are aligning.
The foremost piece of of the collection, the The Bespoke Ebury, is made to order, you can choose from box calf or matte crocodile, in a range of seven colors and two sizes. A secret message in the giver's own handwriting is embossed onto the interior leather in either silver or gold. Also embossed inside is the name of the person for whom it has been individually created, along with her own unique number.
Another example of meaningful luxury targeting emotional practicality. Touché.
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