pop art phone store and a farmers’ market in LA airport

It was a hectic month, I just became father so priorities shifted for a moment. I still felt the urge to share but made it myself easy by twittering the links of the things I found worthy of note. If you are a regular reader it is actually the best way to be up to date of this blog and I share more too. So if you want to follow me and my thoughts  just click ‘my tweets’ and make you a follower.

And now the real news…

I was stunned when I visited the first 4010 community focused store of Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile) in Berlin. It was so much different than the normal white t-mobile store. The second one that recently opened it’s doors in Cologne is exceptional too. The first store was heavily influenced by Berlin’s famous street art scene. This one has a connection with the city’s Ludwig Museum that has the biggest pop art collection outside the US. The space designed by Hamburg’s PARAT has a relaxed vibe that is often hard to find in hard-core sales environment of many other telecom stores and above all it really tells a story…

Love card sounds a little bit like a love toy but it is actually a digital card that helps the elderly and people with poor sight to shop independently. The device uses RFID technology to “read aloud” the prices of groceries. Although you can question its execution and appearance I think you have to take the idea very seriously. In a nation that, more than any other developed country, has to deal with a rapidly growing group of elderly people this invention understands the broad possibilities of RFID.

Via Yanko design

You might be able to shop at a farmers’ market in the airport very soon. If the bid goes through, the Original Farmers Market at LAX will give a new spin to the traditional airport food court as well as provide some much-needed healthy, fresh noshing options. The idea is to replicate LA’s cultural and culinary experience in the airport.

The Vinyl Factory, a shop for limited edition vinyl music and art packages. In a time where music is digital and almost disposable, combining art with limited editions is maybe the formula for the record shop that is going back to the future.

Via creative review

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