Will the Dubai Super Sale Succeed as a Retail Promotion?

Posted By admin May 18, 2017

Gulf News asked me for a few comments on the announcement of the “super sale” scheduled to happen twice a year. It’s an interesting idea that will primarily benefit local residents, it’s very difficult to promote a 3-day sale internationally unlike the other two major sale periods which occur over a period of weeks or […]

The Wave of Innovation for EXPO2020 is Beginning

Posted By admin May 2, 2017

Let the innovation begin! This is the first of many unique and dynamic architectural concepts for national pavilions at EXPO2020: the winning concept for Luxembourg. Having been in several meetings with the EXPO2020 team I am certain this will be the best EXPO in decades. Start making your travel plans now.   http://www.designmena.com/insight/metaform-and-the-space-factory-win-competition-to-design-luxembourg-pavilion-for-expo-dubai-2020

Hermes Marketing Installation a Rare Miss

Posted By admin May 2, 2017

This is a very unusual installation by Hermes. If you own a Hermes scarf you can bring it to this temporary wooden building/kiosk and they will dye it new color for you using a basic residential washing machine. Is this actually popular with women? Do you take your luxury scarf and change the color on […]

The Tragic Decline of Olympic Venues

Posted By admin February 19, 2017

  An issue that never seems to be resolved despite an abundance of promises, charts, strategies and consultants. London appears to have gotten it right, but few other host cities have. I have personally witnessed the sad state of Olympic facilities in both Barcelona and Beijing, it’s depressing to see it first hand. It’s the […]

Excellence in Chocolate Merchandising

Posted By admin February 15, 2017

One of the most exclusive chocolate displays I have seen, nearly 30 very exclusive brands, mostly European (Swiss, French, Belgian, etc) not surprisingly. As seen at the new extension to CityWalk in Dubai, if you have a taste for the best chocolate money can buy this place is for you.  

Now this is my kind of design

Posted By admin February 15, 2017

We really like this kind of architecture:  the unique use of textured, perforated and translucent materials and forms in a contemporary and innovative way for both the interior and exterior, with an industrial twist. The exterior metal cladding captures artificial and natural light very nicely (always changing) and the character of the interior lighting is […]