As of late I’ve been having grand ideas of redesigning my spaces in my home. Which means in my free time or at any given moment you can find me searching the internets for furniture, sheets, frames, and color schemes. I love scanning flipbooks for interesting design ideas and uncommon color palettes.
While browsing I’ve realized that many stores out there that have begun curating their merchandise for their consumers. As coined by Trend Watching “Curated Consumption”.
Actually it’s quite lovely.
As the editor of Design Bureau Magazine Chris Force so beautifully put it in his editor letter this month:
“I’m drawn to retail environments that I feel understand me.”
“I want to understand and clearly navigate a store. I don’t want to be told who I am. I know who I am. And better yet I want the store to listen to me- I’ve got the sales pitch, not you.”
“Here is who I am. What perfect items have you collected and presented that are a seamless extension of me? A good store will do just that. They provide those missing pieces that you never knew were missing.”