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If it’s Amazon or Google, store designers had...
It was a pop-up on a pop-up – you know how that goes. You’re surfing, it looks interesting, you click on it,...
E-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers find...
The hits keep coming. Just last month, e-commerce behemoth Amazon introduced its Fire Phone, complete with the showrooming-...
McDonalds’ director of retail interiors for U.S....
Describe your job in a nutshell. My team does everything from developing new decor packages to designing solutions for the...
Is retail heading back to city centers?
Some of you in the U.S. may have heard of an outfit called Best Buy. It’s a retailer with quite a few outposts,...
Be locally relevant and other truisms
Along with quite a few retailers, I’ve been doing a lot of pondering over the last few years following the recession...
There’s inspiration at every turn in The City of...
I was overwhelmed by the astonishing sights and sounds of Venice, as the water taxi moored at San Zaccaria, just steps away...
Want proof? Dubai is building The Mall of the...
When I was in Dubai in 2007, the sky was the limit. Literally! The Burj Khalifa, proposed as the world’s tallest...
This San Diego architect’s personal challenge is...
What drew you to architecture? My father was a builder in Seattle and I used to accompany him to job sites. He put me to...
A visual pied piper creates community
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in late May, I stood in the entrance to the recently refreshed Hickey Freeman store on Madison...
When contemplating what to do next, why not seek...
Invention creates strange bedfellows if the current crop of retail alliances are anything to go by. Take a look at London...

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