Blogs & Perspectives

Between tunable white products and LED dimming,...
Most people I meet assume I have previous retail industry job experience, but that isn’t the case. Before joining VMSD...
Though attention to the finer points is critical...
If there is one characteristic that designers, retailers and writers tend to share, it’s a (sometimes excruciating)...
Travel retail's a beast that goes its own...
One of the things that a European (and particularly a Brit) tends to remark upon when visiting the U.S. is how little retail...
Tomorrow’s retail can’t be built with yesterday’s...
As designers, we’re taught to take information and break it down into basic building blocks. We then carefully rebuild...
How to navigate the one shopping experience...
I recently embarked on a journey that I’ve been dreading for easily the last five years: purchasing a new car. I don...
The design world loses a giant presence
Inspiration is everywhere, just look and you will see. What differentiates the great visionaries from all the others,...
Heritage Irish textile brand Avoca conveys its...
On this unusually chilly spring evening in Ohio, I sit in my Hans Wegner Shell Chair, wrapped in the warm hug I receive from...
Independent retailers are changing the landscape...
Independent retailers are emerging with the purpose of building a neighborhood – without waiting for it to evolve on...
Guess who really understands the challenge of...
You may have heard that social media has turned retailing on its head. There are too many reasons not to go to the store,...
Introducing this year’s Designer Dozen winners
Identifying and developing talent is a challenge that crosses all boundaries. No matter your industry or specialization,...

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