Posts tagged: mv

Design Talk by MV no. 016 - When the Concept of Supply and Demand Fails: Exploring Commercial Rent Increases Amidst a Struggling Brick and Mortar Sector Pt. 01

Design Talk by MV no. 016 - When the Concept of Supply and Demand Fails: Exploring Commercial Rent Increases Amidst a Struggling Brick and Mortar Sector Pt. 01
To kick 2018 off strong, I really GOTTA KNOW why retail rents are increasing so gravely at the same time that retail, as we know it, is becoming less profitable. What gives? In the first of a three-part Design Talk, I’ll address the paradox, how it’s in total defiance of traditional supply and demand economics, and nail down a few of the reasons I see supporting the screwy trajectory.

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Design Talk by MV - article no. 02

Design Talk by MV - article no. 02

“This Wild Child’s Wildest Dreams – And the Risks I’ve Taken to Follow Them.” Not too long after graduating Parsons and working in the fashion industry for several years, I decided to take a leap of faith: I cashed in my 401K, twenty grand, and put all of my money...

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Design Talk by MV - article no. 01

Design Talk by MV - article no. 01

So first of all – spoiler alert – I’m a real person! For those of you who already know me, this is of course no surprise. However, at least once a day someone walks into the store and is surprised to hear that Michele Varian is a real person, responsible...

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