Text description provided by the architects. The Brief: A Novelty Flagship. Bean Buro was tasked with

Text description provided by the architects. The Brief: A Novelty Flagship. Bean Buro was tasked with designing a flagship store for the organic skincare beauty brand Beautysaur Organics. The space is a 450sqft (42sqm) unit space in the new K11 MUSEA shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui of Hong Kong, by the developer New World Development. The brand has been highly successful with their online store, and the vision is to create a flagship store as a robust physical presence and attract a broader array of customers. The physical store would also allow the brand to organise events and workshops to introduce the latest skincare products to the general public. The Process: Research by Creative Exploration. Our design process involved an initial immersion period to analyse the brand’s existing online and in-store customer experience. We analysed the current and future demographics of targeted customer, as well as the peer to peer research of other competitor brands’s store presence in Hong Kong Asia. Together with the client, we produced various studies to explore the ideal customer experience. These resulted in new strategies for improved shopfront clarity, visual merchandisin...

IMC’s Market Snapshot Program Highlights Top Products at High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (February 25, 2020) – After successful January 2020 launches at Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market, IMC will expand its Market Snapshot program beyond a weekly online showcase of new product introductions to include an at-Market display of featured products at Spring 2020 High Point Market, running April 25 – April 29, 2020. “After a strong debut in Atlanta and Las Vegas, we’re excited to introduce and expand this initiative in High Point,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief marketing and digital officer. “Through this program, we’re able to give buyers and designers an early look at some of the best new products showing at our Market.” Market Snapshot presents exciting, new, innovative and trendsetting furniture and home décor products at High Point Market on social media, in buyer communications and through the IMC High Point Market website. For each of the eight weeks leading up to Spring Market, six furniture and home décor products from IMC exhibitors will be selected as finalists for the “People’s Choice” awards. The final six “People’s Choice” winners – two each from the furniture upholstery, furniture case goods and home décor categories – are awarded b...

4Front’s Pure Ratios Business Showing Significant Growth; Product Featured at Super Bowl Event in Miami for The Dan Marino Foundation

Pure Ratios’ therapeutic transdermal patch and a strategic decision to focus on a direct-to-consumer online sales channel is driving sales acceleration VANCOUVER and PHOENIX, AZ , Feb. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - 4Front Ventures Corp. (FFNT.CN) (FFNTF) (“4Front” or the “Company”) is pleased to highlight the rapidly improving performance of its Pure Ratios wellness brand, which gained valuable visibility over the weekend during Super Bowl Week in Miami . Led by Founder Chad Conner , San Diego -based Pure Ratios has a long history in wellness-oriented product development, including the integrated use of cannabinoids for therapeutic benefits. Since joining the 4Front Family as a result of the merger with Cannex in July 2019 , Pure Ratios has seen its sales grow exponentially. “Joining the 4Front Family has allowed us to focus our attention on the most accessible and differentiated products within our portfolio and pipeline, and also enhance our manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities,” Conner said. “The recent acceleration in sales is a direct result of 4Front’s investment and strategic planning, layered on top of our product development...

It was one morning when Kim McBrayer couldn’t find her son’s field trip shirt for school

It was one morning when Kim McBrayer couldn’t find her son’s field trip shirt for school that she first realized the effect being unorganized had on her life, and knew she needed to make a change. “It hit me so hard when I saw the impact my messiness had on somebody else,” McBrayer said. “I knew I had to do something.” In 2001, organizing wasn’t the phenomenon that it is now. McBrayer only found two books in the library about how to organize your home and felt like she was the only person who didn’t know how to do it. “I knew I wanted to own my own business one day, but didn’t know what it would look like at that point in time. I never expected it to turn into what it is.” What it has turned into is a thriving organizing business. She recently relocated her store, Space Cadets, from Valleydale Road to a new showroom in Brook Highland Plaza that opened in November 2019. McBrayer said she was approached by the owners of Brook Highland Shopping Plaza to see if she would move her business there. They were looking to change the theme of the stores and target customers who were fixing up their homes. The space, which was the former Radio Shack location, had been empty for nine years....

Vistra Energy Chief Executive Officer, Curt Morgan, to be Featured in Upcoming Podcast Interview on “The Stock Podcast”

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced that Curt Morgan, Vistra’s president and chief executive officer, will be featured in an upcoming podcast interview on “The Stock Podcast,” hosted by Nate Abercrombie.  The podcast interview will be available beginning at 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT) today, Dec. 12, 2019, from a link in the investor relations section of Vistra’s website, www.vistraenergy.com, and at www.thestockpodcast.com. About Vistra Energy Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is a premier, integrated, Fortune 350 energy company based in Irving, Texas, providing essential resources for customers, commerce, and communities. Vistra combines an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with safe, reliable, diverse, and efficient power generation. The company brings its products and services to market in 20 states and the District of Columbia, including six of the seven competitive retail markets in the U.S. and markets in Canada and Japan, as well. Serving nearly 5 million residential, commercial, and industrial retail customers with electricity and gas, Vistra is the largest competitive residential electricit...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Whether you’re new to cooking or a seasoned pro, Dutch ovens are a versatile kitchen essential that will serve you for years to come. These thick-walled cooking vessels date back hundreds of years, which is a testament to its simple, yet effective, design. Dutch ovens are traditionally made with cast iron (given its durability, heat distribution and heat retention properties), but you’ll also see cast aluminum and ceramic pots on the market. If you do decide on getting cast-iron Dutch ovens, they are easy to care for. But don’t put them away when they’re moist—they’ll rust—and, like any other kitchen tool, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions for care and cleaning. From a classic Le Creuset signature Dutch oven to a pumpkin-shaped cocotte that would make a stunning addition to a fall potluck, these Dutch ovens get the job done in style. Le Creuset’s Dutch ovens are iconi...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love.

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Leather jackets have been a symbol of masculinity since the 1940s and have remained trendy throughout the years, thanks to endorsement by just about everyone from rock legends to celebrities. Name any famous Hollywood actor, and I’m willing to bet you can find a photo of them sporting a badass leather jacket. Despite the strong sex appeal, men aren’t wearing leather jackets just to be fashionable. They’re durable, versatile and guaranteed to never go out of style. And you never have to be afraid of just paying for the brand when choosing a leather jacket. The price usually is justified in the quality and craftsmanship. If you don’t already own at least one dependable leather jacket, it’s time to pick one from the list below. Here are some of the best leather jackets ranging from $50 to $5,000.  If you’re a biker, then you already have a collection of leather jackets. But I bet you don’t have the fu...

Shoppers can save £10 on a LEGO Advent Calendar with this huge deal

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. CHRISTMAS is fast approaching, and if there’s one thing you can’t do with out if you’re counting down to the big day is an Advent Calendar. Luckily for shoppers this winter, we’ve found a way to save a tenner on a LEGO Advent Calendar from I Want One Of Those. This article contains links which are ads, and if you click a link and buy a product we will earn revenue. There’s four calendar to choose from too including the incredibly popular Harry Potter, and Star Wars Advent Calendar, and the City Town and Friends sets. Prices range from £22.99 to £24.99, so with the £10 cashback you’ll be able to grab one for just over half price. Claiming is simple, all you have to do is buy your Advent Calender through Quidco, and you’ll be rewarded with a £10 cashback bonus. This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The S...

ISS Store: Kliebenstein Guides to Making Money in Self-Storage

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Though there are many nuances to running a self-storage operation, the key to profitability is to maximize revenue, decrease expenses and create property value. This is the central focus of How to Make Money in Self-Storage and How to Make MORE Money in Self-Storage, authored by RK Kliebenstein and Jennifer LeClaire. The first book in the series offers concrete, actionable strategies and programs facility operators can use to boost their bottom line. It includes sections on how to generate more income and manage expenses. The sequel offers additional guidance on revenue management and adds insight to equity generation. Kliebenstein, vice president of acquisitions for Metro Storage LLC, is an industry pioneer with more than 30 years of experience financing, developing, acquiring and managing self-storage properties. LeClaire is president and creative director of marketing firm Self Storage Promotions. The books are available for purchase separately as w...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. After reading some of my earlier posts in this VPN series, I’m sure many are still asking: “What is the cheapest VPN service out there?” Since inexpensive for many people clearly means free, let me say that cheap is relative. The complaint I hear about VPN services most often is its speed, notably slower internet access speeds, as I have pointed out after trying to gain some privacy with the free Tor Browser. No matter the price, always look for a no-logs policy as it protects you even if the government or law enforcement come looking for your records. If you are contemplating the most inexpensive VPN option available, a Do-It-Yourself VPN might be the least expensive. That is arguable, however, because the best setups require a cloud server. As I point out in How To Get A VPN, there is free, DIY software available to create and configure your own VPN. However, I am a big fan of services that offer...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: Target, Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson and Hub

Chicago, IL – May 24, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are Target Corp. TGT, Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson ERIC and Hub Group, Inc. HUBG. Selecting stocks from the vast investment universe is not an easy task. For this, one needs to understand the fundamentals of every company and try to place them against the present economic background to figure out how it may fare as an investment. One way to cut this task out is to follow broker recommendation. Brokers have more insight into what’s happening in a particular company as they directly communicate with company management. Further, they have a deeper understanding of the overall industry. Specifically, brokers research on a company’s publicly available financial statements, listen to conference calls and engage in talks directly with top management. At times, they even talk with customers to gauge what they like or dislike about the products and services offered by the company. So, after thorough research, brokers decide to rate that company’s stock. Naturally, when a broker upgrades a stock, one can easily rely on it. However, solely depending on analysts’ upgrades is not the right way to build investment portfolio....