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The Dining Club by IKEA 30" Online shopping and Americans' purchasing preferences. America has long been a nation of shoppers, and that is as true online as it is in the physical world. The earliest modern e-commerce transactions date to just 1994, but by 2015 Americans were spending nearly $350 billion annually online – or roughly 10% of all retail purchases, excluding automobiles and fuel. Pew Research Center surveys of digital commerce tell a similar tale. When the Center first asked about online shopping in a survey conducted in June 2000, just 22% of Americans indicated that they had ever made a purchase online. But in the intervening years that figure has increased nearly fourfold: Today, 79% of Americans say they make purchases online. And in an era of widespread social media use and smartphone access, many Americans are incorporating these devices and platforms into their purchasing behaviors.

A substantial majority of Americans are online shoppers, but for most this behavior is a relatively infrequent occurrence. Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less? People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research. 9 Ways Technology Is Slowly Killing Us All (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Do you answer text messages when at the dinner table?

What about checking Instagram when waiting in line for coffee? Surely you've searched Google for information relevant to a group conversation. About 92% of US adults own a cellphone, according to the Pew Research Center's American Trends Panel, and 90% of those phone-owning adults bring their phone with them wherever they go. You could say our society is as connected as ever, but smartphones add an element of disconnect, says Pew. Most adults agree on which phone-based behaviors are acceptable and which are unacceptable. "Americans of all ages generally trend in the same direction about when it is OK or not to use cells in public settings," according to the Aug. 26 report from Pew. What do you think? Second Home. Ace Hotel : A friendly place, continually new. Active In Style flagship store by Unibox, London – UK. Active In Style is a predominantly e-commerce business, sourcing and selling new and modern activewear for women.

With the recent boom in the health and fitness industry, which has subsequently influenced a ripple effect in activewear in the retail sector, Active In Style were looking to open a flagship store in London to maximise their physical presence. A lightbox was placed at the rear of the store to draw customers through the space. The Ledge 65 Magnetik lightbox is an easy, cost-effective graphic display tool that is quick to refresh with new graphics and easy to re-configure the magnetic shelves and hooks. Custom perimeter units designed to fit into recessed alcoves in the surrounding walls were made using the 25|25 modular system for a sleek, modern and monochromatic look and feel.

Designed by Unibox. The New Anthropologie + Co in Walnut Creek - The Vintage Rug Shop The Vintage Rug Shop. This past Friday was a very exciting day for all East Bay-ers. The first ever Anthropologie + Co opened up in Walnut Creek, just 10 minutes from my house! Walnut Creek is quickly becoming a shopping mecca, which makes me so happy because it’s seriously a pain in the butt going to SF – most non-SF residents avoid it as much as they can. The store is huge! They converted an old Barns and Noble into a two-story shop showcasing our favorite Anthropologie home goods, furniture, decor, and even BHLDN! There are a handful of full sized bedrooms and living rooms on the first floor.

I loved spotting some favorite local artists, from Clare Elsaesser to Meghan Shimek, and more that I need to get familiar with Everything in this gigantic store is so beautiful, so well designed and displayed. This wall of mirrors, no joke, stopped each customer in his or her tracks. Upstairs is a full shoe store, literally a dream if you’ve ever wished you could try on Anthropologie shoes before buying! UNIQLO Launches Exceptional Landmark Store in Fashionable Paris District of le Marais - Latest in Expansion Across France - | FAST RETAILING CO., LTD. UNIQLO today announces the April 2014 opening of a new location in France, an exceptional landmark store in the fashionable Paris district of le Marais.

Located in a mid-19th century former foundry, the new store will showcase this beautifully preserved historic site, amidst UNIQLO's selected line of men's and women's collections - with a particular nod to its Spring and Summer 2014 collaboration with Parisian chic fashion icon Ines de la Fressange. Commenting on today's announcement, Berndt Hauptkorn, Fast Retailing Group Officer and UNIQLO Europe CEO, said, "Our latest store epitomizes effortless Parisian style, and is a truly unique concept, steeped in the history of the chic French capital. We are very pleased to bring this exceptional store to both locals and visitors alike, as we continue our expansion across Europe and worldwide. " Top of page. Retail & Leisure Archives | Glenn Howells Architects.

Hotel Saint George · Marfa TX · Home. A Look Inside The Goodhood Store's New Shoreditch Flagship | HYPEBEAST. The Dining Club. Sensory Retail Design Report Short. MVRDV and ADEPT complete KuBe community center. Sep 02, 2016 MVRDV and ADEPT complete community center in copenhagen to encourage an active lifestyle MVRDV and ADEPT have completed ‘KuBe’, an activities hub in copenhagen that explores the themes of culture, health, and movement. facilitating both fixed and spontaneous programs, the building serves as a community space that focuses on developing a healthy lifestyle. internally, main volumes determine specific activities, while voids have been left without a defined use to let users interpret them in different ways. activity spills out into the community as a garden, which offers a variety of interactive environments. all images by adam mørk KuBe’s six primary volumes, each with their own program, take on a unique color and material. this clearly defines them within the building, while from outside these shapes are hinted at in the fragmented tile façade.

‘we designed KuBe to encourage the unexpected,’ explains MVRDV co-founder jacob van rijs. Image by adam mørk project info: Save. Coworking, Office Space - All Locations | WeWork. - Erneste Neto - There is Nothing Else to Be Seen, but the World - Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris. Erneste Neto There is Nothing Else to Be Seen, but the World Não há nada para ser visto, a não ser o mundo Click for English text Yvon Lambert est heureux de présenter la seconde exposition personnelle de l'artiste brésilien Ernesto Neto. Ernesto Neto a spécialement conçu et imaginé de nouvelles installations à l'occasion de cette grande exposition. Il explore à nouveau les opportunités sculpturales d'un lieu: celui de la galerie entièrement consacré à cet événement. Présentes depuis plusieurs années dans les plus grandes expositions internationales, les sculptures d'Ernesto Neto, fragiles et imposantes, semblant se maintenir dans un équilibre précaire, convient le spectateur à un voyage intérieur.

Leurs formes étranges s'apparentent à des corps à l'enveloppe délicate, parfois remplis d'épices, de sable ou de riz. Défiant la loi de la gravité par une construction complexe, une sculpture monumentale prendra corps dans la plus grande salle de la galerie. Tutorial 9. Utopia Now: Life Off the Grid at a Modern-Day Commune. When I told a colleague at a dinner party about my summer travel plans, he replied, “Utopian communities? Are there any still around?” Actually, there are, though these days they prefer to call themselves “egalitarian” or “intended” communities. The Fellowship for Intentional Community lists more than 300 such examples of communal living in the United States and thousands worldwide. Only seven of those American sites qualify for recognition by the Federation of Egalitarian Communities (FEC). To achieve that rarefied status, a commune must hold land, labor, and income in common, advocate nonviolence and ecological sustainability, and practice some form of direct decision making.

Of the FEC’s seven member communities, three reside in Louisa County, Virginia. The reason for their choosing Louisa County is simple: lax zoning laws and modest real-estate prices. That’s where I’ve decided to visit. Adder, a pale young man with long blond hair, meets me in the garden. Communal living: Meet the millennials living and networking in modern communes | The Independent. When the residents of The Collective communal living space in west London push open their front door they are greeted by a sign emblazoned with the words “Welcome Home!” But don’t be fooled: the notice isn’t hand-carved out of wood by hemp-wearing hippies. It’s a glowing, old-school cinema-style sign, hanging in front of a wall of white neon lights.

This is Generation Rent’s slick take on the commune. The first purpose-built co-living space of its kind in the UK, The Collective Old Oak is at the vanguard of a new housing model also being tested out in New York and other metropolitan US cities. Like similar US set-ups Pure House and WeLive – by the hugely successful WeWork workspace firm – the residents at The Collective stay in student-housing-style rooms with shared communal spaces. Opened last month, the smell of fresh paint still clings to the walls in the building, which can house up to 546 people. “It's a graduate scheme for life. Reuse content. Anthropologie: On Our Way. The Dining Club by IKEA 60" About - The Modern Society. Modern Society is a London based general store, dedicated to bringing a selection of luxury products from around the globe. The store is a destination, unveiling emerging and established brands. Whether you are in need of creative inspiration, a diverse shopping experience or even a quality coffee break, look no further.

ADDRESS33 Redchurch Street, London. E2 7DJ Contact: OPENING HOURSMon-Sat: 10am – 7pm Sun: 12pm – 6pm. Clerkenwell London | Concept Store, Venue Hire, Urban Spa, Restaurant. The Store. About The Shop at Bluebird | The Shop at Bluebird. Soho House | Home. Goodhood. SUPER concept space - Shop, Eat, Meet in BIKINI Berlin. Der Store-Bereich des SUPER bietet aktuelle Design-Items jenseits des Status Quo - regional geprägt, kreativ umgesetzt und liebevoll produziert. Das Produktportfolio des SUPER besticht durch eine feine Auswahl an limitierten Produkten der Berliner Kreativ-Szene, ergänzt durch internationale Designelemente.

Ideenreichtum, Kreativität und Qualität stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt der Produktauswahl, egal ob bei kleinen Geschenken, Einrichtungsgegenständen oder modischen Accessoires. Es wird ein besonderer Wert auf persönliche Formate, besondere Charaktere und starke Profile gelegt, egal ob in der Auswahl der Produkte, der Events und Kooperationen oder der kulinarischen Ausrichtung. Alle Inhalte werden daher sorgfältig geprüft und entsprechend des Selbstverständnisses des SUPER ausgewählt und kuratiert. SUPER verfolgt ein offenes, unfassbares Erlebnis-Konzept.

Der Leitsatz „Enjoy the space and shop what you see! “ wird konsequent umgesetzt. Homepage | Deus Ex Machina |Deus Ex Machina. Ziferblat. You can pay for your lunch at this Covent Garden cafe with a 10 minute work out. If you’re carrying more pounds round your waist than in your wallet, you might want to head down for lunch in Covent Garden.

Because a pop-up cafe is launching this week where you don’t have to spend a penny and they’ll help you get fit. This 'gin and tonic' is perfect for Dry January Rather than splashing your cash on lunch, you pay for food by exercising. The Run For Your Bun Cafe claims to be ‘the first cafe that takes exercise for payment’.

This means all the cash tills and contactless payment docks have been replaced with tread mills, spin bikes and rowing machines. Upon arrival, customers will be invited to choose a lunch item from the menu before embarking on a 10 minute HIIT session. Only once you’ve completed that burst of high intensity activity can you then take a pew and tuck into your hard-earned lunch. So what can you get for your sweat? It sounds pretty exhausting and yet…surely that’s not enough to actually do anything to your body? What's on the menu? And 26% of us eat al desco. Wapping Wharf. Get ready: London's giant gin hotel will open next month.

Furnished, Flexible Apartments | WeLive. What is the circular economy? | I amsterdam. Minimising waste In a circular economy, products and materials are reused and production chains are redesigned to minimise waste and maximise the value of resources. The idea of a circular economy has many different aspects, all looking towards being more careful with raw materials and natural resources. This includes more and new ways of recycling, but also a change in designing, manufacturing and using products to limit the use of raw materials. Beyond recycling Reorganising supply chains and changing processes of manufacturing and maintenance are just as much a part of the circular economy as sharing, rather than buying, rarely used products. Why a circular economy In the face of diminishing raw materials and resources, moving towards a circular economy is not only important for the environment, but also for business. Industries and companies The ways to a circular economy vary wildly.

Circular economy in the Netherlands The Netherlands is positioning itself as a pioneer in the field. Circulair Buiksloterham Community. General Information – De Ceuvel. De Ceuvel is one of the most sustainable and unique urban developments in Europe De Ceuvel is an award-winning, sustainable planned workplace for creative and social enterprises on a former shipyard adjacent to the Johan van Hasselt kanaal off the river IJ in Amsterdam North. In 2012, the land was secured for a 10-year lease from the Municipality of Amsterdam after a group of architects won a tender to turn the site into a regenerative urban oasis. The former industrial plot is a thriving community of entrepreneurs and artists, where all involved have lent a hand to build Amsterdam’s first circular office park. The plot hosts creative workspaces, a podium, a sustainable café, spaces to rent, and in the near future - a floating bed & breakfast. On the former shipyard we have realized one of the most unique urban experiments in Europe.

Learn more: > Entrepreneurs on De Ceuvel > Sustainable technologies > In the press Architecture Development Vision & Mission History Awards. Roll for the Soul: Bristol's community bike cafe and workshop. Westberlin. About — Espresso Library. Breezy Bagel bar and LOFT clothing open new Loughborough store - Loughborough Echo. A trendy new bagel bar, coffee shop and quirky vintage clothing store, that has its roots in Loughborough’s homeless charity the Falcon Centre is set to open this week.

The Breezy Bagel bar and LOFT clothing are both ran by Eclectic, a business enterprise company that originated from The Falcon Centre. The new store is on High Street, Loughborough on the site that was previously JIM, and the night club Vice Versa before it. It is set to open on Thursday, November 3 and will be open from 7am until 6pm. The shop and bagel bar will employ 15 members of staff, and will also look in the future to employ homeless people from the area, offering a “cool and trendy place to work” according to managing director Sonya Watson. Furnished with copper pipe detailing, cosy sofas, vintage lighting and a retro gaming corner the new coffee bar will serve coffee from independent Nottingham based company 200 degrees.

The new store has been funded by grants, local businesses and community donations. BrewDog to open beer-themed hotel after crowdfunding £19m. Want To Escape The Modern World? 9 'Utopias' That Really Exist (PHOTOS) | The Huffington Post. This Dutch town will grow its own food, live off-grid, and handle its own waste. The Edge Is the Greenest, Most Intelligent Building in the World. Coworking in Berlin | Mindspace. Unicorn.BerlinMitte •