From North to South, to West, random experiences: genius loci, retail and tales of people.

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The ease of Copenhagen versus the heaviness of Florence – there is something of the future coming from the past / Looking back to what history provided at its best – take it as inspiration.

  • Copenhagen February 2017 – retail spaces stimulate the 5 senses.

Clothes are featured in window shops and indoors like art pieces in a museum. Very well curated styles, clear vision and taste.

 

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Retail Space in Copenhagen  / / / Centre Pompidou Paris

” At the MUSEUM store you can make precious finds from previous collections from Wood Wood and other brands. The artifacts in Wood Wood MUSEUM are collected from our locations in Berlin, Aarhus and Copenhagen, hence you can discover items new to the city in the store.” 

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  • Florence June 2017 – Mona Lisa, Madonna!

Florence also has an interesting art and retail (sort of) mix. I was impressed by the coherence of the message and the way it was delivered all over the city.IMG_3578Florence – library window display / / / Florence – Louis Vuitton window display

[…] I took 2 photos that day. While I was out rushing to get to Pitti Uomo Fair, a Mona Lisa cover book popped out in a library window and I felt like taking a picture. After the expo I visited the Bill Viola mostra – Rinascimento Elettronico, which was all about Renaissance (same artistic period Mona Lisa was painted) and the digital era. I was impressed by Viola’s works and their message and coming out of the Palazzo Strozzi I found myself sitting in front of a Louis Vuitton window shop with a couple of Renaissance visual elements and… a huge Mona Lisa background!

 

Miroslaw Balka

CROSSOVER/S Milano June 2017 – Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Art Center

  • Trend spotting – Common Grounds (Common Grounds Art Installation).  “An installation of 178 doormats given through an exchange to the artist by some Krakow’s inhabitants that compose a unique walkable surface”, a SINGULAR multicultural doormat.