A quick poll on Facebook revealed that our readers want more do-it-yourself display ideas. We are happy to oblige. Pinwheels are one of my favorite DIY display items. They represent whimsy, fun and a party atmosphere. Typically, we think of them for Spring or Summer, but pinwheels are fun display components for Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Back-To-School and December Holidays, too. Interesting paper choices make all the difference.
Just Be is a store in North Carolina that celebrates things handmade, fair trade and American made gifts in two locations, Burlington and Greensboro. Stocking jewelry, journals, candles and clothing, the gift stores truly have something unique for everyone on a gift-givers list. The shops are beautifully merchandised and they have fun windows. Here are a few pictures of their recent pinwheel displays and a couple of bonus store shots just for fun. Enjoy!
And in the store window…
We owe a shout-out of thanks to our friends at Crystal Media for telling us about the lovely Just Be shops and the fun displays!
Just Be’s sign for a “window in progress” is cute and serves as a teaser to bring customers back to see the results.
Want to make some pinwheels for displays in your store? Do an internet search for “pinwheel tutorial” and you will find many templates, videos and step-by-step instructions. We’d love to see your results and consider your displays for inclusion in this blog or our social media (links in the sidebar). Thanks and, as always…
Stay Display Inspired!
Fresh from the visual merchandising and store display trade shows in the USA and Europe, several trends were evident. Two of our favorites were textures and paper.
The paper trend in visual merchandising is not new, but is trending up as more designers and visual stylists learn the technique and embrace laser cutting as an art tool. You have probably already noticed supersized flowers in store windows this spring! We will feature flowers in a blog post soon, but today we’d like to share one of our favorite paper-themed store windows: Zoe Bradley for Louboutin.
Intricately cut paper swimsuit designed by Zoe Bradley for Louboutin.
Louboutin Cabana Window
At the forefront of the paper trend has been the amazingly talented paper sculptor Zoe Bradley. Known for her retail windows installations, she creates paper sculptures and clothes with intricate tailoring techniques and the type of craftsmanship you might expect at a couture design fashion house.
- Paper window by Zoe Bradley for Louboutin
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GlobalShop is the largest annual visual merchandising and retail design trade show in the U.S.
Here’s a pictorial review of this week’s event in Las Vegas:
Benjamin Moore Sign at Globalshop 2015, Las Vegas
Theme: Printing on anything and everything!
Amazing graphics at GlobalShop!
VISUAL MERCHANDISING TREND: Paper Flowers – Judith Von Hopf, GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015
Created by students – PAVE The educational foundation for the retail environments industry, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) helps to grow a future talent pool and foster professional development in retail design and planning and visual merchandising.
Larger than life LEDs at GlobalShop
Amuneal patina brass text panels – GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015
Chroma Wood panels at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015
Amuneal architectural screen panels at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015
Shantell Martin draws in the B N Industries booth at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015
Shantell Martin “after” shot, GlobalShop
Trend: Selfie Mannequins
Tree shelves from Judith Von Hopf at GlobalShop
PolArt Chairs – always fun colors!
Magnetic Shelves at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015
Retail Design Trend: FELT at GlobalShop
Felt dividers at GlobalShop, Las Vegas, March 2015
Stay display inspired!
A little road construction won’t get them down at Simplicity ABC! Open during construction on Park Lane in Kirkland WA, the retail staff decided to have some fun with a new themed window.
The business is located on Park Lane, currently undergoing a massive expansion project to increase the walkability of Downtown Kirkland, making it difficult for customers to reach the businesses, even though they are open during construction. A Suraphong Liengboonlertchai, owner of Simplicity ABC, thought it would be fun to create a window display that matched the street outside.
The pictures were posted on social media and linked to detour customers to the website, too.
A is very involved in the community and also owns Simplicity Décor. a home decor store on the same street.
Thanks to the staff at Crystal Media for sharing these fun store windows. Stay display inspired!