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Box & Barrel New Concept Store Opens

Box & Barrel at Westfield Garden City is officially open for trade! Below are some images of the shop being stocked for the grand opening. The images that you see here are of the new concept Box & Barrel. It takes the brand from DFO Outlet discount stores to mainstream retail shopping centre experience. The brand has been given an image upgrade in order to attract a new clientele in shopping centres. Box & Barrel aim to attract a customer looking for quality kitchenware at great prices. The fittings and... Read The Rest →

Design Alchemy – transforming ideas into gold

Design Alchemy It is always an exciting moment to see what not long ago was just a mere though, an idea, be transformed into reality. What I am talking about is the magic of design. Design takes ideas and through a process commits them to paper. Then it is the network of people and their skills from leasing agents, retail design managers, operations managers, shopfitters and trades that bring thoughts to life. It is alchemy at work. Above is a 3D rendering of the proposed Box & Barrel store at... Read The Rest →

Box & Barrel Branding Retail Design Upgrade 2.0

Box & Barrel 2.0 We were approached by the owner of Box & Barrel Homewares to help take their brand into the mainstream shopping centres. The business which currently has one outlet in Victoria and one in Queensland is about to expand by opening their first shopping centre store in Westfield Garden City. This has required an upgrade for this quality homewares discount store in order to go from factory outlet to mainstream retail. Good retail design can help make the transition in any business needed to appeal to a... Read The Rest →

Womens Gym Design – Redefining Health

Womens Gym Design We were approached by owners of Samsara Womens Health Club for their womens gym design. Having never designed a gym before became more of an advantage rather than a disadvantage as we could see what a women’s gym should be like from a fresh perspective. Holistic Health Samsara Womens Health Club at Runaway Bay is redefining the womens fitness industry. Women expect more from their gym than ever before. They are looking to be able to work out feeling comfortable and confident with expert help at hand.... Read The Rest →

Jewellery Retail Design – Before & After

Jewellery Retail Design Jewellery retail design can transform a jewellery shop from drab to fab. It is always very interesting to walk into a store that looks tired and old and to get excited with the possibilities. Most store owners delay the refurbishment of their store for as long as possible. This is often left until they are up for their lease renewal. Drab and Not So Fab By this time, the shabbiness of their store has started to really affect sales. Customers want to walk into a fresh bright... Read The Rest →

Retail Design Evolution Continues

Crema Is All About The Customer Crema Espresso at Orion Springfield Central is the latest edition to the Crema Espresso story. With each new store we are part of the retail design evolution of the brand as it goes from strength to strength. In a world that is changing at an incredibly rapid pace, it is more important than ever for businesses to not sit still. Crema Espresso at Springfield introduces even more freshness and lightness. Refusing to follow the trend of dark finishes and colours that we see in... Read The Rest →

Retail Design of Malaya Corner Sets The Scene in Brisbane Food Courts

The Success of Food Businesses The success of any food business is a combination of great food, fantastic location, awesome customer service and focused retail design and branding. As we look back at two projects last year for a new client, these mantras of success ring true. Cornering The Malaysian Food Market We were approached last year to design Malaya Corner’s third shop in Brisbane. The Capalaba Central store (see image above) was opened late August last year and its success has spurred the Clients to open up their next... Read The Rest →

Designing Business Success

Design Challenges Our latest project to open at the newly redeveloped Westfield Garden City at Mt Gravatt, some 16 kilometres from Brisbane Centre, posed many challenges that we managed to work with to create a successful outcome. With a very tight deadline, working as part of a close knit team, between the Client, The Chocolate Room business owners, their new Queensland Licensors, Westfield’s RDM, and the shopfitter, we managed to get the project designed and built in record time. Other challenges included the small size of the tenancy and the... Read The Rest →

New Generation Fast Food

Happy Little Dumplings at The Barracks is part of the new revolution on fast food that is good for you. Made from fresh ingredients, the dumplings are steamed and not fried so that you can indulge and steel feel good. Chinese dumplings have been around for as long as, well,  the Chinese. Yet, as a fast food, this is a recent phenomenon. Because of this, branding has become a major consideration to ensure that customers understand the product better. From the moment you approach a Happy Little Dumplings store  the... Read The Rest →