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Retail Showstopper: Silvercar

Two words: luxury & convenience.  Silvercar ‘s unique approach to customer service utilizes mobile technology to benefit customers-on-the-go.  The retail space takes cues from silver Audi A4, the sole vehicle in its fleet. Interiors feature silver metal contrasting with illuminated components and varying textures.  Black leather walls and burl wood veneer enhance the luxury rental experience.  The aesthetic is sharp, evoking movement while keeping a striking sophistication. The customer path is carefully crafted, with features such as the fast lane to usher users to their car – efficiently – similar to highway traffic culture.  Self-kiosks with illuminated resin reflect light into the space like headlights, the space evokes movement while reflecting the client’s luxury car inspiration. And as we all know, the devil is in the details.  Silver walls flanking the iPad kiosk are custom etched with designs representing aerial view of cars on the road. And let’s not overlook the floor – On the Edge carpet tile complements the aesthetic injecting additional dimension into the sleek, refined interior.

PGAL (& Red Earth Designs) Silvercar Space

PGAL (& Red Earth Designs) Silvercar Retail Space

The design community is getting a glimpse of the latest and greatest in retail trends at GlobalShop 2015, happening now in Las Vegas.  Attendees will experience how to create an immersive, innovative retail experience for their clients.  Visit the GlobalShop website for more information on the 2015 speaker and exhibitor line-up.  #weloveretail.

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What’s Trending in Retail

Spring is approaching, and with it brings new trends and fresh palettes.  In terms of color, we will see more cool, soft shades. According to the Pantone Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report, a mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals will take center stage this season. Patterns range from floral to tropical with a mix of cool and warm tones (think ice blue and lemon yellow).

http://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2015&pid=11

Pantone Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report

In the realm of merchandising,  GlobalShop 2015 attendees will glimpse current and upcoming trends in retail as they pertain to an immersive, innovative shopping experience.  With breakout sessions focusing on store design and visual merchandising, consumer insights and the path to purchase, participants will learn about the technologies shaping retail and how to best leverage opportunities and engage consumeres.  Held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the show begins today and runs through March 26.

Color plays a significant role in our lives and in our surroundings – whether at home, work or play. As consumers, it shapes our retail  experience.  As designers, it motivates and inspires new ways of thinking about interior spaces.

Color at Work

Color at Work

Shaw Contract Group’s Color at Work collection merges fields of colors and pixelated patterns for brilliant installation options.  Creative installtion options abound with ColorFrame/ColorForm‘s 24×24 and 9×26 tile products to make either a monochromatic or progressive color statement.

Visit GlobalShop’s website for more information on the 2015 event’s speaker and exhibitor line-up.  #weloveretail.

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Building made of Recycled Beer Bottles

The Morrow Royal Pavilion in Las Vegas just claimed the title of the world’s largest building made from recycled bottles. Created by Las Vegas entrepreneur and founder of Realm of Design, Scott McCombs, the company’s 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is made from more than 500,000 beer bottles that were crushed and formed into a composite material called GreenStone. The project diverted thousands of pounds of material from the junk yard, saving an estimated 400,000 cubic yards of landfill space – that’s enough to fill 8 football fields, piled to the top of the goal post.

Almost everything in the new facility has some element of glass in it. The building is made largely of GreenStone, a sturdy concrete substitute that’s made from a recycled glass aggregate and fly ash, a byproduct from coal-fired power plants. To produce the material, Realm of Design collects beer bottles from Las Vegas Strip hotels. The glass is crushed into tiny grains, mixed with fly ash, and poured into molds, where it dries and hardens. GreenStone can be used to make anything from fireplaces and mantles to balustrades and columns.

The building was inspired by the Swarkestone Hall Pavilion in England, which is featured on the cover of the Rolling Stones’ Hot Rocks album. The company has even launched a Facebook campaign to try to get the band to visit the new building.

Morrow Royal Pavilion

Photo: inhabitat

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