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10/07/2012

Re-curated futures

An interesting collaboration here from fashion retailer Banana Republic and foodie magazine Bon Appetit to launch a new collection, “Desk to Dinner”. According to the NY Times, “The clothes, as the name suggests, are intended to be versatile enough to…

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08/06/2012

Breakfast rituals

Search #breakfast on Instagram and almost 900,000 photos show up. Search #coffee and it’s a similar number. Until recently, regularly eating breakfast out of the home was something that happened on ‘the Continent’. Those elegant, accented men and women at…

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06/03/2012

Branding – hold the whipped cream!

“If your brand can be recognized by something simple and instinctive… then you’re a gateway rather than a stamp”. So said Ben Wolstenholme (Moving Brands CEO) in this post last year about Starbucks’ move to drop the wordmark from their…

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14/12/2011

The Portas Review Review

The Portas Review, commissioned by David Cameron, and written by Mary Portas, creates some interesting points about the current status of our nation’s high street, and suggests solutions to the bleak state that many are currently in. The main element…

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02/09/2011

The little Square that can

The little Square that can

Just over a year ago, MB was among the first to write about Square – Twitter creator Jack Dorsey’s smart, cashless payment system. The original post, from May 2010, was written following a visit to Sightglass Coffee in San Francisco…

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04/08/2010

Booty Reader

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about JC Penny’s virtual dressing room, comes news of Old Navy’s “Booty Reader”. It seems American retail is grasping the immersive power of interactive, digital experiences with both hands. As shoppers starting to…

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03/08/2010

JC Penny sponsor virtual dressing room

Very excited to discover that JC Penny have sponsored a not-entirely-awful augmented reality app for their fall back-to-school collection. Aimed at teenage girls and hosted on both Seventeen and Kaboodle, the app is basic but user-friendly. Simply click to start,…

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26/05/2010

Highly caffeinated retail

As part of our initiation to San Francisco life, MB Londoners Ying and I were taken to Sight Glass – the hot, new pit stop for Californian coffee addicts. Sight Glass has a pop-up feel to it, as the coffee…

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11/12/2009

Simply beautiful

San-San Chan, the latest addition to the MB team in London, spotted this beautiful Hermes window display. With Christmas now in full swing and London’s shop fronts bulging with glittering, sparkling, all-singing, all-dancing, aspirational and a-partridge-in-a-pear-tree festive inspiration, this film…

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08/06/2009

Branding outside the box

Economic and environmental change means brands really have to think, and act, outside the box if they are to enchant nervous consumers. Two new launches this past week exemplify this so-called ‘wild-sky’ thinking which draws people in emotionally. The first…

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