If you love the nostalgic feeling that comes with 8-bit anything, then you must check out the Anrealage store in Harajuku, Tokyo. Not only will you find some fierce pixelated fashion by emerging Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga, you'll also be able to check out a whole store decked out in 8-bit including the chairs, table, light bulbs and more.… Continue
Japanese designer Chikara Ohno of Sinato has installed coils of aluminium sheeting at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Tokyo.
The characteristic of aluminium, the material used fro the installation, is its softness and thinness, yet harder than cloth or paper.…
"Shopping turned on its head" isn't just a meaningless tagline for GAP. They literally mean it. To promote their new loyalty program, Sprize, the GAP in Vancouver, BC turned its entire store upside-down. All of the mannequins, displays and even the sign were flipped, as well as some cars and a hotdog stand outside of the store.
Here's a cool little video that furniture company Blu Dot recently put together. On November 4-5, they put a couple dozen of its ultra-modern chairs out in the streets of New York, free for the taking. The only catch? GPS was hidden on the chairs, and a film crew would videotape the swipe and monitor where the chairs ended up.
"When we opened our SoHo store in 2008, we were introduced to the resourceful culture… Continue
If only everyone could be this honest! If your store is closed (or even open), just tell me the real reason why. Let's not beat around the bush. We're tighter than that. These humorous signs can be found at… Continue
The first Microsoft retail store opened last week in the Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona and boy does it look familiar. If you've ever spent some quality time in an Apple store you'll definitely see the similarities. There's even an "Answer Bar" at the back of the store where you can ask questions!
Head on over to the LA Times to read an interesting article on why people from Beijing love Ikea. Do they go there to shop for their modern day needs? Well, not quite. They go there for the experience.
Though Pottery Barn, Crate + Barrel and Ikea will always stock reliable, well-priced furniture, sometimes you want to add a little more charm to your home. Restoration Hardware and Anthropologie speak more to your design sensibility - clean, modern, with a bit of personality. Enter, Pale and Interesting, an online boutique homeware store run by husband and wife…
Yet another reason to visit NY! The newly redesigned Kate Spade boutique on 5th Avenue is amazing! This June, to celebrate their Summer collection, they reimagined their 5th Avenue flagship shop to create a unique experience for their guests. Like a wonderful, whimsical apartment designed by your super chic friend, you'll see fanciful wallpaper, vintage furniture and…
Today, Banana Republic opens a new accessories store in the Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre. The boutique, Edition, is a test store and an opportunity to explore merchandising and design ideas for the accessories sold in Banana Republic stores. Offering limited edition luxury accessories, all jewelry and handbags will carry an affordable price of less than $400… Continue
First off, we have to thank My Modern Metropolis for inspiring us to look into bigcartel.com for our new online store! We were inspired by Alice's blog post on BYROGLYPHICS. We were completely blown away and decided to get off our butts and finally do something about our remaining inventory of first edition Barkada(ko) shirts. So far, we're LOVING… Continue
One of my friends passed me along this video. I think it does a good job at shedding some light on our current economic crisis. It's done tastefully and it feels raw and gritty, much like the times that lay before us. let me know what you think.
Also if you can I'd watch it in HD at this link. The image quality is a whole lot… Continue
Added by Jason Chen on March 31, 2009 at 7:11pm —
Paper+Cup is a stationary store that was started by a few old friends in New York. What I love most about their products is that they're simple yet elegant. Their silhouette labels, cards and journals have that modern vintage feel to them. Sam and I ordered up this line for our rehearsal dinner gifts and we couldn't have been more happy. So, if you're looking for… Continue
There's something I love about walking into a retail store. Online shopping rules but when the sights are as visually appealing as these - it makes me want to plop down the Am Ex and make my husband cry.
Swaokvski, Tokyo opened in March 2008 to rave reviews. This retail haven was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka. Both exterior and interior are lined with… Continue
Four New York transplants opened a full-service accessories shop in Hollywood - a shoe designer, a stylist, a designer and a filmmaker. With over 70 accessories designers in this shop, they hope to bring vintage, limited-edition, and up-and-coming designer add-ons together in one place.…