Skintone Guide - 100 real skin colors chart from Pantone color for cosmetics, fashion and designers. An exciting new collection of 110 skin tone shades for inspiration and use in any application where skin tone needs to be matched to a color standard. The PANTONE SkinTone Guide was created by scientifically measuring thousands of actual skin tones across the full spectrum of human skin types. Specially formulated to be the closest physical representations of skin colors, the library is a comprehensive visual reference of human skin tones for use in any market where skin colors are relevant. It's the only internationally available color standard to accurately match skin tones. Fantastic futures? Technology and business in 2012 27 December 2011Last updated at 00:08 By Fiona Graham Technology of business reporter, BBC News Look into the ball: What does 2012 hold for business technology? Although those of us following the Mayan long calendar may be heading into 2012 with some trepidation, for those taking a longer-term view here is our annual peek into what next year holds.
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Scenario thinking (Step 1) « Divergent Ahead Introduction Ok, the boss has asked you to rally your team mates to formulate a three year fundraising strategy. What a task! Where do you start? How do you go about it? Interior Design Trends 2013 & 2014 Trend Tablet curated and inspired by the forward thinking and creative touch of Lidewij (Lee) Edelkoort Design Days Dubai 2012 brilliantly brought the world’s most renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort to the UAE for an enlightening talk about the trends in fashion, interiors, graphics, cosmetics, automobiles etc. for 2013 and 2014. Lidewij is a fantastic resource for designers in creating products and interiors that have longevity past the current year as she forecasts ahead by at least 2 years. An inspirational design leader shared some of Lidewij’s main points as they relate to the future trends in Interior Design with me.
The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011 2011 was a huge year for infographic design. Large companies embraced data renderings as a business strategy like never before, whether it was to promote their brand (GE) or bolster their bottom line (the New York Times). Nowhere was that more evident than at Facebook. Timeline, the site’s most ambitious redesign to date, brought the central tenet of data viz--organizing unwieldy bits and bobs into a compelling, visual narrative--to millions of people around the world. As infographics go mainstream, infographic designers grow bolder.
IDEO: Five Companies That Mastered Social Media's Branding Potential This is the next piece in our PATTERNS series, written by IDEO. Read more from the series here. Social networks can breathe new life into old brands by enabling companies to build collaborative relationships with consumers like never before. 12 Internet Predictions For 2012 This note is from Business Insider Intelligence, a new internet industry research service. To learn more and sign up, please click here. Yes, predictions are hard, especially about the future. But they're fun! And, sometimes, they can even be useful. They're rarely correct but, perhaps, they help clarify and hone one's thinking about the future.
68% Of Brands Struggle To Integrate Social Media Into Marketing Strategies Social media is a two way street, there has to be reasons for both marketers and consumers to engage with each other. But what either side is looking for can be two completely different things and if marketers don't realise this, then they will greatly limit the level of interaction between the two groups. A survey conducted by CMO Council looked into what results marketers and consumers expect from a brand's Facebook page. From a company point of view, they are currently struggling to integrate it fully into their marketing strategy with 34 per cent saying that while they've developed strategies which include social media, it still isn't fully integrated into their strategies. Another 44 per cent said that they either have some social media strategies brewing or have loosely connected strategies, but only 17 per cent said that they had a full and integrated strategy.
A History of Visual Merchandising in Retail Stores The rise of the department store, or grand emporium, in the 19th century brought more changes in store design and visual displays. The early department stores continued with the idea of displaying merchandise in elaborate and luxurious setting. Techniques that were previously used in small dry goods stores, expositions, and arcades were experimented with, and either used or rejected. The department stores of the 19th century transformed the concept of visual merchandising in four ways.
Why Windows 8 Tablets Will Surprise Everyone At Microsoft's Build conference, Michael Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem, displays a prototype Windows 8 tablet. Photo: Microsoft Windows-based tablets haven’t been treated kindly by the test of time. 5 Tech Trends to Watch in 2012 2012 promises to be a very busy year in all things digital, but, as with any annum, there will be just a handful of big, memorable trends. Here, I’ve collected five such movements that are likely to make a big impact in our technologically-enhanced lives. Augmented Reality It’s now in games, location apps, business cards and coffee shops and could start showing up in cars and even eyeglasses. Augmented Reality, which puts a virtual view on top of your real world, is really just a cool way of saying, “Reality with Style.”
Store Design: Omonia Bakery by Bluarch Architecture The Omonia Bakery designed by Bluarch Architecture is located at Queens, New York, USA. It is a 1,000 square foot state of the art store design featuring mainly the 1/4 inch mosaic chocolate brown Bisazza tile finish on the ceiling and walls. Thanks to this fluid space the bakery has captured the attention of many. The tiling is a retail design of Astoria’s Omonia Café with bubbles and curves that goes around mid-way down the main walls.