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Can Your Business Be Environmentally Friendly?

Photo above: Vetrazzo Cobalt Sky recycled glass mix countertop via vetrazzo.com If you want to create a “green” interior for your business or use sustainable products that attract more customers, you have an abundance of options. From furniture and carpets to stunning 3-D printed objects, today’s eco-friendly interior design products won’t leave you disappointed… Click HERE to see our SEPTEMBER newsletter. If you are […]

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New McDonald’s Restaurant Interior Design Is Part of a Smart Rebranding Strategy

Via dezeen.com and businessinsider.com Designer: Landini Associates All photos: Ross Honeysett via dezeen.com In the last decade and a half, McDonald’s faced a lot of scrutiny about the effect of its products on its customers’ health. However, the American icon fast food chain has proved that it can reinvent itself and survive harsh times through smart rebranding. In […]

Company Rebranding Campaigns that Worked

Via Business Insider and insightrixcommunities.com Photo above by Mike Mozart A good, well-designed rebranding strategy can change a way a company is perceived and save it from disaster or mediocrity. There are companies that have reinvented themselves and received a new breath of life due to a smart marketing campaign. Here are only three examples that used, […]

Logos, Customers and Brand Awareness – When Retail Rebranding Doesn’t Work

Via Business Insider Photo above: JCPenney – Valley View Mall, by Mike Kalasnic Working on a branding or rebranding strategy for a major retailer is a fine game of science and flair. Never is this more obvious than when a rebranding strategy fails, despite good intentions, ample experience and novel ideas. Case in point – JCPenney’s […]

Business Rebranding – New Sears Canada Logo is Simple and Contemporary

Via Financial Post Photo above: Sears – West Town Center, by Mike Kalasnik Trying to reinvent itself as a business with a stronger online presence and a smaller physical footprint, Sears Canada redesigned its logo last year. Replacing the stocky blue-and-white logo with a simpler, yet more elegant black one, Sears hopes to adapt to the fluid […]

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How to Create the Perfect Window Display

Creating window displays is not a new art. However, it has nowadays reached new levels of creativity. Good designers turn store windows into their artistic canvas and create spectacular displays regardless of budget limitations. When the budget allows it, windows can become veritable fairy tales that lure customers in. When not, ingenuity more than makes […]

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Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Store to Open in San Diego

Beauty Bakerie Store Front

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Store photos courtesy of Beauty Bakerie A San Diego store found a way to mix the fascinating worlds of cosmetics and desserts, and we are the ones behind its interior design. Opening in April this year in Westfield Mission Valley, the Beauty Bakerie cosmetics store has a mouth-watering interior reminiscent of scrumptious dessert […]

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New Olala Crepes Kiosk is coming to San Diego Liberty Public Market

Olala Crepes Branding and Kiosk Design, Liberty Public Market

Interior Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Branding Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC We have recently added a new branding and interior design project to our (already hefty) portfolio. This time, it is the Olala Crepes kiosk in the heart of San Diego Liberty Public Market. A cool concept – and an even cooler place to […]

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Using Vibrant Colors in Office Design to Emphasize Corporate Brand Identity

Colorful Furniture in Office Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: David Ho Design Studio All photos: Lou Hong Yi via retaildesignblog.net If colors are an important element in branding, bright colors are great tools when used to define the energy and dynamism of a corporate identity. This is how vivid tones are used in the design of the Reckitt Benckiser HQ office […]

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Advertising Agency Sends a Message Using Bold Colors in Office Design

Bold Color Combination in Office Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Ippolito Fleitz Group All photos: Zooey Braun via retaildesignblog.net The role of colors in interior design is not only aesthetic, but they are sometimes used to create a metaphor and suggest an idea. Designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group, the Panama office in Stuttgart, Germany, uses colors to imply a sense of adventure […]

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Colorful Design – How to Define a Space Through the Use of Bright Colors

Colorful Library Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Anagrama All photos via retaildesignblog.net While using muted colors may be a safer option in interior design, it is bright tones that give a space the chromatic wow factor. When done right, the use of such colors leads to spectacular results, such as in the case of the Niños Conarte children’s library […]

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Parisian Coffee Shop Design Takes a Minimalistic Approach to Elegance

Minimalistic Coffee Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Dessuant Bone All photos via retaildesignblog.net Located in a cozy Parisian courtyard on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Honor café bears the clean and ingenious design touch of Studio Dessuant Bone. It is a place where coffee lovers can enjoy a cup of their favorite beverage, while witnessing the coffee making […]

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Japanese Food Kiosk Design Puts Up Sunny Colors for Sydney Customers

White Food Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Morris Selvatico All photos: Andrew Eliane via retaildesignblog.net Bright, clean and youthful – this is the design formula that the Sidney-based firm Morris Selvatico used in order to attract the young local clientele to the Qsan kiosk. Located in the food court at One Central in Chippendale, Sydney’s “cool” neighborhood, Qsan is […]

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Coffee Kiosk Design Proves that Simplicity and Elegance Is a Winning Formula

White Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Cuschieri Design All photos via retaildesignblog.net All elegance is subtle, and subtlety is the path that the creators from Cuschieri Design have decided to take when planning out the construction of Crema Espresso in Brisbane, Australia. The light and airy kiosk is a far cry from the rather melancholy coffee shops that […]

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Cosmopolitan Kiosk Design Brings Together Belgian Food and New York Culture

Subway Inspired Dessert Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Estúdio Jacarandá All photos: Cezar Kirizawa via retaildesignblog.net With the CrepeTown kiosk in Sorocaba, Belgian waffles meet New York culture, and they coexist happily in a Brazilian location. This cosmopolitan blend may be the source of success for the kiosk’s owner, who is equally passionate about the Belgian signature treat and everything […]

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Cosmetics Kiosk Design Turns Local Newspapers into Counters

Local Inspiration for Cosmetics Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Tacklebox All photos: Juliana Sohn via retaildesignblog.net While local culture is a safe, rich and much-used field of inspiration for designers, the Aesop kiosk at Grand Central finds new ways to make even the local element surprising. Determined to connect with New York commuters on a familiar level, the designers use the […]

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Iconic Chocolate Jar Inspires Nutella Kiosk Design

Branding-and Identity in Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Estúdio Jacarandá All photos: Cezar Kirizawa via retaildesignblog.net In the world of chocolate lovers, eating chocolate by the spoon must be item number one on the guilty pleasure list. To help chocolate aficionados cross that off the list, in 2015, Nutella opened its first official kiosk, located on Paulista Avenue in Sao […]

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Chocolate Kiosk Design Finds Inspiration in the Familiar Look of Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Cinque All photos: Marcelo Donadussi via retaildesignblog.net For many, chocolate and good design are the two fine pleasures of life. Created by Studio Cinque, an architecture and design studio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Chocólatras kiosk built in the city’s largest mall, Shopping Iguatemi, offers both. While the designers acknowledge that […]

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Branding and Identity in the Design of Emoticon-themed Pop-up Store

Via trendhunter.com All photos: trendhunter.com When emoticons become inspiration for real-life objects, the connection between reality and the virtual world has come full circle. The Kakao Talk pop-up store in Seoul closes this circle of influence and offers its young customers the opportunity to meet with familiar emoticon characters in the flesh. Kakao Talk is […]

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Shoelaces Serve as Inspiration for Sneaker Store Design

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: mode:lina architekci All photos: Marcin Ratajczak via worldarchitecturenews.com Anything can become a source of artistic inspiration to a creative mind – including shoelaces. Taking the Run Colors sneakers’ shoelaces as a starting point, the mode:lina designers created a store interior that brings traditional and modern elements together into a unique mix. The beneficiary of these […]

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2016 Retail Trends That Will Bring More Business

2016 Retail Trends

Businesses must periodically update themselves to keep up with the market and changes in customers’ expectations.  Today we will share a few new trends that you will see showing up this year in retail and the restaurant industry. There are ideas for every type of business here, from combining different functions into one space, adding […]

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Trendy Desserts that Bring Customers to Your Door

Chocolate kiwi popsicle photo source: ShowFood Chef The world of desserts is no exception when it comes to the need to change with the times. While in the eyes of some sweet-toothed customers everything filled with sugar qualifies as a major attraction, dessert shops need to be inventive in order to attract new clients. As […]

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Winn Dixie’s New-Concept Store Emphasizes Excellent Customer Service

Via grocerants.blogspot.com All photos (c)Steven Johnson via grocerants.blogspot.com and linkedin.com To keep up with the times and changes in customers’ tastes and expectations, businesses must periodically reinvent themselves. This is what Winn Dixie tries to do by opening its first new-concept store in Baymeadows (Jacksonville, Florida), with 50 more stores to follow with a similar remodel all across the […]

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Food Kiosk Exterior Design Uses Paper Tubes and Light to Steal Attention

Via contemporist.com Designer: YOD design Studio and Ilya Nepravda All photos: Andrey Avdeenko  There are interior design projects that amaze with their ingenuity and uniqueness. The WOKA fast food kiosk in Poltava, Ukraine, offers one of those teachable moments that makes one see construction materials in a whole new way. The result of a fruitful […]

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Before and After Images of 2015 Interior Design and Branding Projects

Before and After Images of 2015 Interior Design and Branding Projects

Another year has ended and by our tradition we are sharing a small selection of exciting projects we had the pleasure to work on in 2015! As you may have noticed Mindful Design Consulting brand also had a complete makeover this year.  We’ve had the same look since 2008 and it became outdated and stagnant […]

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Dutch Restaurant Flaunts Industrial Design with Rails – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers: Framework Studios All photos courtesy of Peter Tijhuis Large spaces are always a challenge when trying to design a restaurant interior with an intimate atmosphere. Add to this the need to balance an industrial environment, and you face a real test of creativity. A test that the designers of Framework Studio, an Amsterdam-based […]

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Why Pop-Up Bars Are a Good Idea – Commercial Interior Design News

pop up tea bar design

Via trendhunter.com All photos courtesy of trendhunter.com If location is a critical part in the success of a pub or restaurant, committing to a specific operating place is a hard decision to make. However, there is a way to test a certain location before making it permanent, and that is the idea behind the pop-up bar […]

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The Interior Design of Fletcher Hotel, Amsterdam – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Robert Kolenik All photos courtesy of retaildesignblog   Fletcher Hotels’ newest location in Amsterdam resembles an upright cylinder on stilts. The roundness of the hotel building posed several interesting challenges for the interior designer, Robert Kolenik. Due to the circular shape of the building, he was faced with many difficult spaces to […]

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Precision and Art in Baccarat’s Store Façade – Commercial Interior Design News

Via architecturaldigest.com Designer: Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd./Architecture at Large A façade that sets the mood and tells a story is an important part in building brand awareness. Before entering the Baccarat crystal flagship store in Manhattan, customers get a sense of the luxury and craftsmanship inside with a single glance at the exquisite store front.   […]

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Design and Interior of an Iconic Atomium in Brussels – Commercial Interior Design News

Photo of the interior – courtesy of www.dwell.com Built for the World Fair that took place in Brussels in 1958, the Atomium in Brussels has become the city’s most iconic building and an extraordinary example of international brand image. A large metal reproduction of an iron crystal, the structure is 165 billion times larger than […]