Category Archives: Global

Consumer Trend: Simplicity

For the past seven years, the annual Global Brand Simplicity Index study has been tracking the impact of brand and industry simplicity on consumer behaviour and business performance. The study is the work of Siegel+Gale, a global brand strategy and experience firm, and the results point to simplicity being the ultimate driver of brand loyalty […]

Report: Global Kitchen, a study about the kitchen of the future

Kitchen of the Future

A fascinating report by the The Silestone Institute, which looks at the characteristics of the kitchen of the future through the eyes of kitchen professionals, designers and anthropologists The report, entitled ‘Global Kitchen: the home kitchen in the era of globalisation’ is the result of a collaboration with 17 distinguished experts from the worlds of […]

Global Retail Trends to think about for 2017


“Trends are global, they travel across every sector.  No market or territory is immune” Matthew Brown, Echochamber If you want to understand how the retail landscape is responding to global megatrends, have a look at this inspirational publication by Echochamber, which showcases the latest trends in retail from across the globe. Featuring:- Samsung, New York […]

Experiential Retailing

Experiential retailing adds elements such as augmented reality and interactive technology into the shopping experience,  blurring  the line between what’s real and what’s computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell. Already used by clothing retailers to enhance the process of trying on clothing and accessories, experiential retailing is moving into new areas. […]

Pantone Colour of the Year 2017

Greenery Pantone Colour of the Year 2017

Pantone has chosen Greenery  – PANTONE 15-0343 – as it’s colour of the year. A refreshing and revitalizing shade and symbolic of new beginnings. According to Pantone “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.  Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the […]

Dulux Colour of the Year 2017

Dulux Colour of the Year 2017

Dulux has chosen Denim Drift as their colour of the year for 2017. According to Dulux, blue is the colour of our every day. The sky above us. The clothes we wear. And as of this year, the colour to paint on our walls, as we reflect on our new perspective for 2017. “ Our […]

Sustainability Nudging

sustainability nudging

Nudges attempt to subtly change the environment in which people make decisions to help them make better choices — better for themselves and for society.  People all over the world are becoming increasingly concerned about the health of the natural environment. For over 40 years, the phrase “think globally, act locally” has urged people to […]

Ikea Explores the Future of Urban Living

Ikea Space10

Swedish retail giant, Ikea, has set up Space10, a future-living lab in the heart of Copenhagen. Their mission is to assess the future of urban living and the challenges this creates, then to explore solutions for a smarter and more sustainable way of living via a series of labs involving workshops, pitch nights, design residencies, […]

Social Good Hotels

Good Hotel, Amsterdam

A new wave of hotels are starting to spring up as travelers demand that a stay in a hotel is not just comfortable but also meaningful.  These forward-thinking hotels are taking an innovative approach to social good and incorporating authentic local activities, community outreach and charity into their business models. Good Hotel, Amsterdam Previously a […]