London articles

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How Adidas is keeping its flagships relevant as retail goes phygital

London – The sportswear retailer’s digitally outfitted, hyperlocal flagship on Oxford Street in London is the result of a collaboration with Brinkworth.

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Openings: Hospitality spaces from France's wine country to the West Coast

Airbnb takes to a small Italian village, Starbucks opens its largest roastery yet, branded hotels spring up and more in hospitality interior news.

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Openings: Retail destinations from Louis Vuitton, Celine, The Conran Shop, among others

Retail Openings is back with new store spaces from luxury fashion houses, furniture companies and lifestyle labels.

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Tech sells: here’s why Harrods is investing in its electronics department in a big way

London – The British retailer worked with Gensler to build an experiential, immersive electronics department that expands its previous one by nearly 80 per cent.

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Kerry James Marshall explains how he explores perfect blackness through painting

London – London-based writer Francesca Gavin sits down with American painter Kerry J. Marshall to talk about his exploration of the concept of blackness in his three decade-spanning …

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How the department store can embrace digital apparel

Selfridges is taking advantage of consumer enthusiasm for the intangible by working with digital artists for everything from visual merchandising to social media campaigns.

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Openings: Hospitality hotspots in Santa Monica, Shenzhen, South Africa and beyond

Our latest Openings list includes a variety of hospitality spaces designed with cross-cultural references in mind.

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An English artist uses modernist furniture as a medium for abstract sculpture

London – London-based artist Michael Samuels makes monumental abstract sculptures out of piled-high modernist furniture.

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How Sir Ken Adams designed Stanley Kubrick's most popular movies

London – Sir Ken Adams and Shumon Basar talk about his work for the James Bond movies, working with Stanley Kubrick, and the power of imagination.

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After a move to the seaside, a lifelong Londoner finds new creative energy

St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom – Settling in the quiet seaside town of St Leonards-on-Sea, Toby Warren experienced a renewed sense of creative freedom to explore new ways of …

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Openings: Stores from Acne, Dover Street Market, Normann Copenhagen and more

Whether seeking inspiration for your next retail design project or looking to add new global destinations to your must-visit list, this month's collection of Openings has you covered.

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Best of: S/S 2020 sets from fashion month in NYC, London, Milan and Paris

During the recent shows, brands such as Balenciaga, Versace and Chanel commanded the attention of omnichannel audiences via fashion – and spatial – design.