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Smarter Shopping

According the the Harvard Business Review, shopping could get a lot more friendly for savvy consumers in the future – and very soon. An article poses scenarios like trying on clothes via avatars and videoconferencing; price-matching by scanning barcodes for items in close proximity; or collecting coupons via smartphones when checking out at shops.

(Image of artist Yuri Suzuki’s barcode book)

Beautiful Framing

Copenhagen-based eyewear designers Ørgreen released their 2012 collection with some beautiful color combinations, and cleverly-named frames – Vildebeest, Barbarella, Ozzy, and Warwick, to name a few.

Tod’s Shoes Have Fun

Filmmaker Marcus Gaab created a short film showing the new Tod’s collection flying, jumping, walking and dancing (with feet in them and without). Highlighted by pops of color, in and on top of boxes, the shoes have fun.

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(via Designboom)

Abandoned Republic

The evolution of a brand is always interesting to step back and take in, especially in fashion. Blogger Scott Adams has created a wonderful visual library showing Banana Republic’s former self in safari-style meets army-surplus meets archaeology professor. Adams’ posts include scans of catalogs from the 80’s, eBay finds, and his own personal collection.

(via Refinery 29)

MUJI “Living in the Form of Thinking”

Known for its streamlined business model and minimalist houseware and home goods, Japanese retailer Muji has recently undertaken the task of building a series of homes based around the concept, “Living in the form of thinking.” Placing an emphasis on the benefit of living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle and drawing attention to the importance of a happy and healthy family life, a number of these Muji homes have been built across Japan.

(via Hypebeast)

The Monsoon Club

London and Mumbai-based practice Serie Architects (Christopher Lee, Kapil Gupta) has completed ‘The Monsoon Club’ a multi-purpose performance space at the kennedy center in washington, D.C., USA. Conceived as an installation piece, the conversion project of the terrace gallery features a three-dimensional carpet which has been suspended over the main space, creating a dynamic and intimate atmosphere for the venue. the project has been designed for the Maximum India Festival and will be on display from 1 march – 20 march, 2011.

(via designboom)

Vogue on Vogue

A year’s worth of Vogue covers, Photoshopped on top of each other. Not sure who did these exactly, but they took the time to break them down by country as well (see more after the jump).

(via ObsessivelyObserved)

Typographic Textile

KnollTextile’s new Ink Collection, designed by Pentagram’s Abbott Miller.
More images here! (via Pentagram)

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