Photo: Eat Gallery
Located in the historic downtown of Maysville, Kentucky Eat Gallery strives to bring the beauty of nature to it’s customers. From unique hand crafted, to hand carved gemstones, mineral specimens, butterflies, and fossils Eat Gallery presents the customer with a one of kind experience not unlike one might have at a museum. Customers range from people wanting custom jewelry made by one of the craftsmen the Gallery works with, to children who stare in wonder and never leave without getting a free mineral or crystal.
The owners, Simon and Laurie Watt, are gem dealers and started the business to help revitalize the downtown district and to spread the passion they have for all things naturally beautiful. The building was a diner for fifty years and to keep the flavor of the downtown the neonsign „EAT“ was renovated and used to name the gallery, representing Exquiste Art Treasures.
The gallery was created to Continue Reading »
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The Slowretail movement is a topic of “You & Yours“, broadcasted at BBC-Radio 4 on Thursday July 14th, 2011 at 12.00 a.m. (UK time). A stream should be available.
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Imagined by the Melbourne-based architect studio Edwards Moore, the Arnsdorf temporary store in Fitzroy, a Melbourne suburb, created a brand new shopping experience inspired by the elegance of the Arnsdorf collection. Pieces of stretched pastel-colored materials transformed the store into a nest-like environment, Continue Reading »
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Spending a few days in NYC doing store research and stumbled upon a gem today: Le Labo, on the corner of Elizabeth and Prince. Unique by its extremely interactive concept, Le Labo is a fragrance store that aims to disrupt the traditional fragrance market by proposing only exclusif and hand-made fragrances. The store carries no inventory; instead, the floor staff will mix up the perfumes in front of you once you’ve chosen your scents from a selection made by famous “noses”.
Le Labo presents itself as a “playground for your nose”; in reality, Le Labo is really more of a playground for your senses. Continue Reading »
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The innovative retail concept LN-CC opened their stunning new store in East London. It’s 5,000 sq ft and, in their own words, “more of an installation piece than a traditional shop fit”. Comprised of three concept rooms stocked with their latest collections from both high-end and avantgarde designers, a book and record store, a club space and a photographic studio, the store, designed by Gary Card, is one of the most original concepts that we’ve seen. Most impressive? The indoor tunnels Continue Reading »
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The Blackmarket Group is a collective of designers for media and art. They develop “unexpected concepts from ordinary ideas” in the fields of broadcast, illustration, branding, fine art, fashion, literature, interactive media and music. They also run The Blackmarket Concept Store that promotes local and regional designers, helping them to market their creations both domestically and globally.
Blackmarket, 19 Jalan Pisang/Victoria Street, 199084 Singapore
all photos: Blackmarket
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You can’t call him slow: Christian Rach, star cook from Hamburg, toured in recent years relentlessly in the German province of the country and helped restaurant owners to flavor their daily business again. With new recipes for food and marketing, often á la (last) minute before the business-soufflé fell apart. With his new initiative he seems to slow down at least geographically: Yesterday his new, weekly TV soap “Rachs Restaurant School” started on RTL Germany, the set is located in the Continue Reading »
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