Cosmetic or Major Surgery: The Case for Retail Facelifts

Retail facelifts are becoming more and more prevalent in the retail sphere. With the renewal of a lease term, rather than gutting a tenancy and starting from scratch there are major benefits for the tenant and the environment in keeping the ‘bones’, and updating or doing a ‘cosmetic’ facelift rather …

Have You Ever Been Diagnosed With ATD (Attention To Detail)?

Have You Been Diagnosed With ATD? ATD is a condition that successful business owners may have but may not be aware as it is second nature to them. Nobody may have ever told them that they have ATD as it isn’t something that they needed to cure. Attention To Detail …

The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is an important term used by artists, that as retail designers, we have re-purposed for making the most of the design of your shopfront. Above is the recently opened Crema Espresso at Westfield Garden City, that has employed some of the elements that you will read …

Designing Different

Designing Different From the very beginning Crema Espresso has always played its own tune. Rather than following trends, they decided to become trend setters. Their latest creation at the recently redeveloped Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre, 16km south of Brisbane continues this vision. Partners In Design Retail Design Lab has …

The Design Journey

      Brand Evolution One of the great things about being a designer is working with a new Client from the start of their new business, creating a unique branding identity and then watching the brand grow and evolve. Last year I was privileged to take on a new Client …

Seeing The Light – Part 2

In Part 1 of Seeing The Light, I highlighted the importance of good lighting and how this can affect your bottom line retail business profits. In Part 2, you’ll find lighting tips and tricks that can help attract customers like moths to a flame. Set The Mood Great lighting design …

Seeing The Light – Part 1

In this two-part article, I discuss the importance of proper lighting in a retail business and how it can increase your bottom-line profits if utilised correctly and valuable lighting tips and tricks to ensure that can make all the difference. Lighting in a retail environment is one, if not the …

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