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Designer, researcher, trend forecaster, living trends not just writing about them.

Here I share insights and advice on making decisions and in a world full of so many different opportunities.

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January 17, 2018

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May 11, 2018

The experience economy is upon us and where there's money to be made from something it usually gets over manufactured. 

But just like fast fashion went out of fashion, I wonder what is next for experience as it becomes commoditised?

Own less, experience less...feel...

January 17, 2018

I rarely shop at H&M anymore but the Flax & Kale a Porter cafe in the Barcelona Flagship store is a good reason to go back. These days I'd rather spend €10 on a smoothie and some gluten free cake, than a poor quality polyester shirt.

Back in February 2017 the H&M Ba...

January 11, 2018

Located in Pobleneu, the upcoming industrial district of Barcelona, Leka is a restaurant founded on the idea of decentralisation of product; all knowledge within it is shared. 

Leka was developed by FAB Lab Barcelona; a huge ‘lab’ or maker-space and hub for innovation,...

January 3, 2018

In my last blog post, I talked about the reinvention of the shopping mall and shared insights from Ponce City Market in Atlanta, a mall that I think has pretty much nailed it.

In this post, I look at Bikinihaus Berlin. 

I recently visited Berlin and after seeing an exhib...

November 30, 2017

Here’s one I visited early this year.

As traditional department stores suffer from declining sales there are many new ideas and concepts emerging around how traditional department stores need to evolve from being places that people make purchases to engaging experiences...

October 10, 2017

I recently went to ‘Bjork Digital’ at the Centre for Contemporary Culture Barcelona. An immersive virtual reality experience. No phones, no pictures, no videos, no speaking. The first part of the experience involved a dark room filled with speakers and two big screens,...

July 26, 2017

As a trend forecaster I’m familiar with reading, and writing about co-living, it’s definitely a ‘trend’, there are more people doing it, but I’d like to challenge much of the narrative that describes it. 

Such as....

In Los Angeles, about a dozen young adults live togeth...

June 10, 2017

If you want something in your life to change you’ll need to make some decisions about what.
 
Lots of people I speak to say that they want something in their life to change, but they can’t decide what or figure out how to make it happen. Often it’s a career change or r...

June 1, 2017

I’m offering mentoring sessions to 5 graduates who need help figuring out what to do next. 

The first 6 months after graduating from University is one of the biggest periods of change you’ve probably ever experienced so far, it will involve making what feels like, big l...

May 27, 2017

Writing this blog has been a great way to reflect on the experiences I’ve had in life so far, and how I’ve managed to make them happen. 
 
I’m often being asked for advice on how to do some of the things, that I’ve done (see more on this below!).
 
Over the years I’ve...

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