Rio's favelas

Are Rio’s favelas inspiring fashion and design?

The Favelas of Rio are known world wide for their vibrant patchwork of colours, materials and designs. The ad-hoc builds and shelters which are built out of scraps of wood, mud, sand, bricks and stones in the hills and on the fringes of urban expansion are trickling through as inspiration for designers across the board. Continue reading

Fitbit Tory burch

How can Fitbit reduce the number of their device drop off rates by building on key areas missed following their recent collaboration with Tory Burch?

From a longevity point of view, figures from a study carried out by Endeavour Partners show the alarming rate at which current consumers of Fitbit’s wearable devices drop off in the first 6 months with over third of individuals choosing to no longer use it. These people who were once motivated spend their money on Fitbit’s devises have found the product to be lacking in on-going considerations, in effect, the novelty wore off. Fitbit’s consumers are failing to find the value in such designs which could be resolved by focusing on 2 key areas more extensively;

  • Integrated their device in to their consumer’s daily routine.
  • Using the right materials so the device is fashionable, allows for the technology and is perceived to be worth its cost.

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Judging a book by its cover

This year has seen some fantastic pieces of graphic design gracing the covers of many books, here are my top 5 picks Continue reading

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Little Print Shop of Horrors returns

Fabulous news for all horror lovers, Creative Spark is back with its Little Print Shop of Horrors just in time for for Halloween. Continue reading

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Will.i.am dips his toes in the wearable water

Will.i.am is set to launch his first piece of wearable technology that could be a strong competitor for Apple’s watch. The Puls smart watch is due to go on sale later this year and features special edition designs created by award winning architect Zaha Hadid. Continue reading

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Amazon venture offline

When most retail companies today are shifting most of their focus from offline to online Amazon have done the complete opposite. I believe that the two areas need to come together more fluidly so that the full shopping experience is a mixture of the two rather than being treated as separate entities so it will be interesting to see how Amazon deals with this. Continue reading

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Great design for a great cause

Modern furniture retailer Regency Shop have created a range of one-of-a-kind custom designed chairs for breast cancer awareness month. They encourage everyone to show their support and offer the opportunity to win their fabulous chairs which will brighten up any room. Continue reading