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Exploring Premium Brand Extension Regular readers of Branding Strategy Insider know we welcome and answer marketing questions of all types. Today, Eugene, a marketer in London, England writes… "Dear Derrick and Brad, I really enjoy Branding Strategy Insider, thanks for the resource. My question is how to measure the Halo effect a premium brand extension can have on the rest of the range, and the Halo effect mechanics." EffettoBeaubourg Typology of a social aesthetic: Minus K House arises from the intersection of the residences of two separate families: a table shared between the two kitchens connects the internal spaces of the two houses, linking the two families. Antartic Research Station Halley VI by Hugh Broughton Architects. Photography by James Morris

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson This is a time in which belief is often overwhelmed by exponential change. Even in the most serious architectural circles, intellectual games and superficial dogma can take the place of affirmation, and the mediocrity and deadness of much of our environment continue to spread. Yet, in all of our surroundings there is great richness and power. Belief in the sensuality of place, the emotive qualities of materials, and the ability to give pleasure and insight, to comfort, and to transport, can produce humane and spirited architecture.

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Thermoelectric Ambient Energy Harvester - Available Technologies - PNNL Battelle Number(s): 12398-E, 13664-B Patent(s) Pending Available for licensing in some fields Summary A novel thermoelectric generator (TEG) design by PNNL allows the conversion of ambient thermal energy into electric power for a variety of low-power uses. massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall first image 'tbilisi public service hall' by massimiliano + doriana fuksas, tbilisi, georgia image © moreno maggi all images courtesy of fuksas architects after two years of planning and construction, the 'tbilisi public service hall' designed by italian architects massimiliano and doriana fuksas of fuksas architects has been recently inaugurated in tbilisi, georgia. eleven diversely-shaped petals rise 35 meters above neighboring buildings of the urban and centrally located site to overlook the kura river. beneath the overlapping canopy, seven stacked volumes contain four levels of office space. their positioning envelopes a centralized public square, offering employees upward views to the underside of the roof and tree-columns. the branching pillars are positioned inside and outside the building to majestically support the roof entity, lifting it to be entirely separate from the building beneath. internal footbridges connect each of the levels for ease of circulation. project info:

Personal Branding Expert JW Dicks: Premiumize Your Product or Service While the news talks about falling consumer confidence, there is one area of the economy that is going strong, and that is the affluent end of the market. People in this class have money and they are willing to spend it to get the “best” and to show that they have the money to afford the best. To take advantage of this growing trend and growing number of people in the affluent class, you should consider adding or developing a premium product or service to your business.

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