• Project: Inside TechnoGym's first fully interactive concept store
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  • Project: La Perla's new Milan boutique displays exquisite Italian craftsmanship


In the balance: Bank branches

Today's bank branches are redefining the in-branch experience and adapting to today's tech-savvy customer, and aiming to build deeper relationships with customers.

Advances in technology mean that the way people now do their banking and make financial decisions has shifted dramatically. With a large chunk of banking now done on smartphones, the banking industry is trying to define the purpose and value of retail branches.


Opinion: Future of in-store beauty retail

Mixed reality is poised to change the game of in-store beauty retail, says Sian James-Royle, director of The Yard Creative.

No longer constrained, the world of beauty is more accessible than ever before. According to Euromonitor International, the online channel for global cosmetics increased in value by 14.4 per cent year over year as of 2015.


In & Around: Chinatown London

Chinatown London is evolving, creating an exciting mix of tradition and modernism.

Chinatown London is perfectly positioned to access central London’s cultural highlights. A tourism hotspot in the heart of Theatreland, it’s popular with show-goers seeking dinner and drinks, whilst bordering Seven Dials and Carnaby Street. Chinatown London is also bordered by lively Soho, Piccadilly Circus Station being only a stone’s throw away, and Leicester Square located right on Chinatown’s southeast corner.


Review: CDW 2017

Sarah Hopkinson
, senior designer, interiors at Dalziel and Pow, shares her highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week.

Now in it’s eighth year, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) 2017 brought colour, pattern, style (and tipsy designers) onto the streets of this creative neighbourhood.


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