Conviviality Culture

Festival Market

Markets

Festival Market

Traditional music-focused festivals, dominated by Millennials, are now exploring new formats and content to connect more deeply with consumers.
Conviviality Culture : Festival : Branding
Much ado about shopping

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Much ado about shopping

London – Selfridges is bringing new meaning to the term retail theatre to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Retail Experience : Selfridges : Destination Retail
A grande gesture

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A grande gesture

New York – Starbucks’ latest outpost looks to serve its community more than just a cup of coffee.
Conviviality Culture : Starbucks : Community
Melbourne Food and Drink Safari

Micro Trends

Melbourne Food and Drink Safari

At the centre of the Australian creative industry, Melbourne’s food and drink sector celebrates wellbeing, community and social enterprise.
Melbourne : Australia : Safari
​Design Miami/ 2015: Be and belong

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​Design Miami/ 2015: Be and belong

Miami – Airbnb was one of the big brands affiliated with Design Miami/ 2015, creating a theatre of discussion and debate.
Design Miami/ 2015 : Airbnb : Conviviality Culture
Green-fingered feast

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Green-fingered feast

Sydney – Contemporary winery Cake Wines has launched Community Feast, a series of social events offering food, wine and gardening tips.
Cake Wines : Sydney : Conviviality Culture
Rio de Janeiro Safari

Micro Trends

Rio de Janeiro Safari

Natural beauty and a colourful past have always made Rio de Janeiro an attraction, but as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games, the city is keen to...
Rio De Janeiro : Rio : Neo-Tasting Menus
Mumbai Safari

Micro Trends

Mumbai Safari

Mumbai is at the epicentre of change in India. The city is brimming with people, ideas and businesses, all of which are set to prosper in an enga...
Mumbai : Whole-system Thinking : Raising The Bar
Future Food District

Design Directions

Future Food District

A digitally enhanced supermarket of the future, blending big data and community, is being showcased at Milan Expo 2015
Food Futures : Big Data : Retail Futures
Beirut Safari

Micro Trends

Beirut Safari

Beirut is building on its status as the cultural capital of the Middle East with an explosion of new arts institutions, design happenings and hos...
Beirut : Conviviality Culture : The Convergence Economy
The smoking room

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The smoking room

Tokyo – Shopping centres can be stressful at the best of times and for those who need a quick cigarette, designers at Hiroyuki Ogawa have created a...
Japan : Hiroyuki Ogawa : Grand Tree Musashikosugi
Stylish sibling: The Ivy opens sister restaurant and bar

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Stylish sibling: The Ivy opens sister restaurant and bar

London – One of the city’s great dining institutions, The Ivy, has opened a new restaurant and bar offering affordable luxury to the next generatio...
The Ivy Market Bar And Grill : Martin Brudnizki : Conviviality Culture
Social network connects Marriott guests in hotel lobbies

Big Ideas

Social network connects Marriott guests in hotel lobbies

Six Degrees is a new social network by Marriott Hotels designed to connect guests in its lobbies.
Marriott : Hotels : Travel Tech
The FvF Apartment

Design Directions

The FvF Apartment

Digital interview magazine Freunde von Freunden’s Berlin Apartment brings the publication’s ethos to life. 
Freunden Von Freunden : Home From Home Hospitality : Berlin
Room service: The hotel with individual quirks

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Room service: The hotel with individual quirks

Canberra, Australia – Hospitality hotspot Hotel Hotel is seeping with charm, from its quirky name to its 68 individually designed bedrooms. It’s a ...
Conviviality Culture : Boutique Hotel : Hotel
DISown

Design Directions

DISown

In some respects, fine art is like designer fashion: many appreciate and desire it, but few possess it. In response, fast fashion retailers are t...
Dis Magazine : Art : Exhibtion
Breakfast bowls: Social club combines food and activities

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Breakfast bowls: Social club combines food and activities

Nashville – As multi-purpose spaces become the norm, new venues have to work hard to stand out. Pinewood Social in Nashville is not just a café and...
Nashville : US : Drink
Ryan Chetiyawardana : Cocktail bar for non-connoisseurs

Viewpoints

Ryan Chetiyawardana : Cocktail bar for non-connoisseurs

White Lyan owner Ryan Chetiyawardana talks about re-writing the cocktail bar rule book. 
London : The White Lyan : Ryan Chetiyawardana
Cybershow: An art biennale for the digital age

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Cybershow: An art biennale for the digital age

São Paulo – Any art lover worth his salt knows that the main art shows in the calendar every year include Art Basel, the Venice Biennale and Frieze...
Art : S[edition] : The Wrong
Bikes, buttons and brews: Cape Town's all-in-one space

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Bikes, buttons and brews: Cape Town's all-in-one space

Cape Town – South African bike shop, bar, café and men’s clothing retailer The House of Machines can be described as eclectic, but the word does no...
Restaurant : South Africa : Cape Town
Communal dining: Making a meal of conviviality

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Communal dining: Making a meal of conviviality

Sydney – Australian restaurant Farmhouse has only one table. But it is a long table that seats 20 people for a communal-style dinner in a wood-styl...
Interior : Conviviality Culture : Set
Home from home: Hotel suite for business in comfort

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Home from home: Hotel suite for business in comfort

London – From soulless boardrooms to the omnipresent flip chart, the business meeting can be a dull affair. London’s Hoxton Hotel hopes to cha...
Bar : Hoxton Hotel : Conviviality Culture
The 2063 Project

Design Directions

The 2063 Project

Sunday lunch is a time-honoured tradition in the UK. And today more people are making sure that the meat they buy is free-range and that their vege...
Food : The Rebel Dining Society : Insects
The Scent of Space

Design Directions

The Scent of Space

Unless you have a few hundred thousand Earth dollars, euros or pounds in the bank, you may never experience the smell of space.But Dr Marek Kukula,...
Perfume : Factional : Edu-tail
Above and Beyond

Design Directions

Above and Beyond

Luxury hotels can feel a bit stiff and hallowed. We rarely see the human side of hotels, and what is going on behind the scenes.
Experiential : Art : Immersive
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