Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good Urban Design

Interesting article that appeared in Monocle Magazine that showcases 25 examples of good urban design. One of the best is the tram that runs on grass.














Some more images here. And bike lockers to keep your favourite mode of transport warm and dry in cold, snowy cities.

You can also read more in the IHT here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Study

We've just put another study up on shopperculture. This is the result of some work we've been doing for NACS/Coca-Cola Research Council. It's been a really interesting project over the last 12 months.

The report provides a fresh perspective on some routes for C-Store operators to break through the conventions of their category. Click through to download.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

ShopperCulture on Twitter

We've started tweeting at work about stuff we feel is relevant. May not be for everyone, but if it is, do start following us here.

Another bit of Cadbury joy

Again!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Create Your Own Bike Lane

Love this.

It's not real, but someone should jump in and make it.

psfk London Event

Have been asked to put up a post about the psfk-Good Ideas Salon, taking place in London on 30th January. I am sure that the event will have no problem selling out, so if you are going to be in London on that day, sign up soon and make sure you get a place. The line up of speakers makes for a really interesting read. Only wish I could be there.

If you go, please let me know what you thought of it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2008 Observations

Started this as we turned into 2008, and then things just got away from me. Anyway, a observations and things from 2008, a most interesting of years.

1 - Financial Expert = oxymoron
2 - UK radio is disproportionately better than its US counterpart - better music selection and mix, better guests, conversation, point of view.
3 - Death is around the corner for us all, so live in the present of today
4 - UK tax system is simple - but it's all relative!
5 - Exercise is vital, so get out there and shape up
6 - Social networking - Blogs, Facebook, to Twitter, Linkedin, Plaxo et al - is either for the professional or for those with no spouse or young ones!
7 - Kids whose parents are actively involved do better academically.
8 - BitTorrent rocks.
9 - Bond was a bit disappointing.
10 - The new Doctor better be not be!