Category Archives: Shopping

The Sniffer, Dec 20th, 2012: Trends in Shopping and Colour

This time, trendwatchers, a look at trends in shopping. Cathi Bond and Nora Young riff on some of PSFK’s fascinating retail trends. Get a look at their whole report here. Nora refers to Daniel Pink’s new book along the way, which will be featured in an upcoming episode of her show Spark. What do you think of the trend towards ‘social commerce‘ and towards consumers being rewarded for exposing their social media contacts to recommendations and ads?

Nora and Cathi also talk about the news that Pantone’s colour for 2013 is Emerald. What does it mean? Anything?

From both of us, have a wonderful holiday, and thanks so much for listening to The Sniffer. More in 2013. Woo hoo!

And now, for the holidays, please enjoy…

The Sniffer, March 18th, 2012: Trends in Retail and Books

This time, trendwatching pals, everything old is new again, at least in retail. Cathi Bond hearkens back to the tinkerer and the bookmobile with Styleliner, a mobile boutique fashioned out of an old chip truck (via PSFK). How important is in-person shopping to you? Is online OK for some things but not others?

Nora Young looks at a new experiment in the growing attempt to marry the digital and the paper book in creative ways. Between Page and Screen uses augmented reality to create a 3D experience with books (via Springwise). Is this the beginning of a more sculptural approach to text? A cool niche a la Griffin and Sabine or The Raw Shark Texts? More importantly, would you read like this, or do you prefer good ol’ linear text?