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Georgia on our Mind: Atlanta Market
28
Jul

Georgia on our Mind: Atlanta Market

Three of our display artists and visual merchandisers flew south for a week of showroom hopping and trend spotting at Atlanta Market, one of the retail and design industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle markets. It featured more than 8,000 brands across multiple categories including home décor, gift, and hand-made as well as holiday decorations. ...
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tile trends
11
Jun

2021 Tile Trends

Tiles—whether they are ceramic, porcelain or terracotta, on the walls, on the floors or in the bathroom—can provide a tremendous impact on the look and feel of a space. Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, shared the following tile trends: Flecked effect. This is the terrazzo look. With...
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Slatwall kitchen store
12
May

Display Versatility: Slatwall

With customers starting to make their way back into bricks and mortar stores, it’s a good idea to change displays on a monthly basis in order to keep things fresh and enticing. With its versatility and wide assortment of styles, Slatwall is an excellent product to use to help you accomplish this. Slatwall panels are...
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LED neon
28
Apr

Lighting Up with LED “neon”

When you think of a neon light, you think of a light that has a bright, colorful glow. Developed in the early 1900s, these electric signs are produced with neon gases, but did you know that neon signs can also be created from LEDs? The rise in popularity of LED “neon” is due to its...
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acrylic check out
29
May

Time to Buy Stock in Acrylic

In my 35 years of being in the retail/design industries, I’ve never seen so much acrylic. Acrylic face shields, sneeze guards and space separators, on countertops, showcases and checkouts. Of course, they are important and necessary, but please think carefully before you swiftly click, “buy and ship”. What will these do to your brand and...
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Biophilic Design
27
Apr

Biophilic Design

With the COVID-19 pandemic casting a shadow on all of us, our appreciation for the sun, nature and the outdoors has increased. It’s said that human beings have an innate attraction to nature. That biological affinity is called biophilia. The term was coined by American biologist, Edward O. Wilson, in the 1980s when he observed...
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19
Dec

Space Illumination

Image Source: Stephen Young Space Illumination will make or break your selling environment. The correct lighting will create an atmosphere that reflects your brand, showcases your products, and appeals to your target market – all helping to increase sales.  Here are the top five things to think about when illuminating your business: 1) Natural Light –...
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popup shop
24
May

Pop-ups Keep Pop’in Up!

What’s an effective way for a retailer to expand their brand exposure exponentially, increase store locations and customer base, test out new designs and products, and engage shoppers in a fun way? If you said pop-up stores, you’re correct! More than ever, consumers are looking for a personalized shopping experiences and pop-ups provide just that....
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26
Feb

Touch it!

How does your business interior feel? Not feel as in good or bad, but by way of our sense of touch? Think about the many ways your visitors/clients/customers touch your business. It starts with the door handle – we’ve all entered a restaurant that might have an oversized fork or antler for the pull, and...
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Visual Merchandising and Store Design winner for window displays
22
Feb

Accomplishments: Retailworks Inc. Looking Back and Planning Ahead

Top five Accomplishments in 2018  1. We won an International Design Award for a window display we created with paper dresses for Kessler’s Diamonds in downtown Milwaukee 2. We hit our sales goal for 2018 well before year end 3. Lyn received highest marks from attendees for her presentation at the  International Shopper Brain Conference in NYC. 4. We completed...
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