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Using gold in a space? It can still be elegantly minimalistic – here's how

Beijing – Atelier Tree designed a metal cloud for Poppee, a Chinese jewellery store, that made the use of gold look still elegant and minimalistic.

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How can you get visitors to stay for the full length of your video installation?

Venice – Swinguerra, featured in the Brazilian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, has an  unusually high for a video installation. Here’s what you can learn from it.

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For retailers that go global first, what should their eventual home flagship look like?

Beirut – Architect Rabih Geha designed the first flagship store for Images d’Orient, a Lebanese manufacturer that was already present in more than 50 countries.

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Technology is the tool of choice for these five Jerusalem Design Week exhibitors

Jerusalem – During this edition of the Jerusalem Design Week, exhibitors used technology to update traditional ways of working, and to question its implications.

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In the capital of skincare, beauty stores clean more than faces

Seoul – Betwin Space Design conceived cosmetics store Dr. Jart+ as an oversize cleansing filter... not for faces, but for the city of Seoul.

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Can uncomfortable seating change the way we consume fast-casual food?

Hangzhou – An Design used austere interiors for Mr. Maimai to keep the customers only focused on the baked goods. 

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'We do not believe in architectural preservation as taxidermy'

Jerusalem – At the recent Jerusalem Design Week, HQ Architects used a scaffolding system to provide visitors a more intimate perspective of a listed building. 

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This Shanghai boutique shows more retailers need to be inspired by public spaces

Shanghai – For concept store In the Park, Kooo Architects took spatial cues from the recreation areas in the name of creating a more welcoming shopping experience.

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What can a beauty e-tailer offer when it goes brick-and-mortar? Serendipity shopping

Hong Kong – AIM Architecture designed a store for cosmetics retailer Harmay, where products are hidden inside drawers to turn shopping into treasure hunt.

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Here’s what works – and what doesn’t – at the new Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysées

Paris – Three months after its opening, how is the Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysées faring when it comes to the overall in-store experience? 

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Designers pulled out all the (tech) stops for the biggest multimedia production in Latvian history

Riga – Masterful feats in stage design and direction gave weight to Both Sides (Abas Malas), a dance-and-multimedia show that celebrated Latvia's centenary.

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An art installation in the Californian desert turns into a man-made mirage

Palm Springs – In 2017, Doug Aitken designed a house entirely covered by mirrors, an art installation part of the Desert X exhibition, in the middle of the Californian desert.