When it comes to retail, appealing to a single gender seems like a daunting task enough. Although there is a ton of truth to the saying “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” there are nonetheless a select group of stores who seem to have mastered the art of pleasing both sexes.
Combine one part applied art, one part applied science, two parts aesthetics and ergonomics with a pinch of improved marketability and production and you’ve got the recipe for the fundamentals of industrial design.
Sick of plain and mundane home accessories? So are we. As design junkies, we sought out to find the most eclectic selection of design objects and accessories in Toronto. If you’ve got an eye for style and refined design, you’ll surely appreciate the quirky aesthetic found in each item and discover the unique utility in every object.
In a consumer centric world, every company is vying for the attention of every customer. The use of design, marketing and advertising allows companies to differentiate themselves from their competitors and assists in establishing a successful brand.
Born in the 1980’s, boutique hotels gained popularity throughout North America and the United Kingdom with their intimate settings and luxurious facilities. Often referred to as design or lifestyle hotels and as “love hotels” in Japan, they offer exactly that- unique design and lifestyle elements that won’t be found in large hotel chains.
Vintage shopping is a resurfacing art and definitely not something enjoyed by everyone. Typically requiring big time commitments and an eye for the tasteful among the tacky, browsing past fashion trends and designer pieces can either be hugely rewarding or simply a huge waste of time.
The late Steve Jobs once said, “Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works”.