Monday, December 29, 2008

Cheers for the Holidays

Lunch on the 95th floor in Chicago's John Hancock Tower with some of the CDW team in attendance. Here's to a great 2009!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bright Colors for a Telluride Holiday

These bright colored packages really catch your attention and accentuate the clothing very well. The custom tartan ribbons match clothing patterns throughout the store to really tie the theme together with the visual presentation. The custom propping, lighting, and holiday greenery brought the background print media into the forefront of this festive set.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Natural Beauty

These garlands are made up of vines, pine cones, greens and branches. To "join" the elements, they are all sprayed silver and these photos don't do it justice. They really sparkle and the combination of the silver and the tactile nature of the components really makes you stop and notice. Lovely.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas nostalgia

This is a great window as it seems to animate a classic Christmas object by enlarging it and adding perpetual "snow flakes" raining down from over head, so the effect is an actual snow globe. Fun to stop and watch.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Words to live by...

and the word is - say something. Sometimes consumers need a little direction and in this case retailers step up to guide their customers this holiday season.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Winter Wonderland

When it comes to beautiful windows - it's all in the details - and no one does details like Bergdorf Goodman. Their sense of whimsy creates a magic that captures pedestrians attention time and again. To see it in person is worth the pilgrimage.

Making Green Go Round

This wreath was seen at a charity event. Designed and made by Front Row's Dayna Kirk and Cheryle Rome of C Rome Design.

It is proof that your overall visual aesthetic does not have to take a step back when "going green."

With the goal of consuming no new materials, this wreath was designed and fabricated using discarded items slated for recycling, including coated-paper-covered corrugated boxes, kraft paper, plotter paper, raffia, glue, and picture hangers.

A decorative like this wreath allows you to convey the environmental friendly message while still looking great.

Monday, December 8, 2008

ribbon, ribbon, everywhere

Who doesn't love ribbon? It dresses up a package, adds an elegant detail to a jacket and can be fashioned into endless bows and shapes. Here we see two examples of 'ribbons as prop' and they both do a great job of adding drama to the product - which afterall should be the focus. But, it's true what they say, "wrapping CAN make or break a gift" and that is often all in the ribbon.

Friday, December 5, 2008

more trees

A tree or two, or three

We often go window shopping to see what themes are emerging. Sometimes, stores have similar ideas but approach them differently. The Christmas season usually brings a wide variety on the tree. Here are a few variations on the iconic tree as holiday symbol.