Posts tagged: retail news

Featured In: Business of Home

Featured In: Business of Home

This is the second in a series of retail-focused columns from designer and retail entrepreneur Michele Varian, who has operated her own shop in New York’s SoHo neighborhood since 2001. The world changes and paradigms shift—that’s an inevitable part of life. How we act and interact, how our private and...

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FEATURED IN : Detroit News

FEATURED IN : Detroit News

New York designer Michele Varian is drawn to natural materials, so she says that unlike other lighting designers, all the metal components are solid (not plated or finished) brass, copper or steel. The sculptural Mala "bead" pendants were inspired by Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi and modern primitive design elements, created with simple geometric shapes and solid spun metal shades. The unfinished metal will gently patina with time. Michele Varian 

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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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