Whole Detroit

A sustainable, locally focused Whole Foods Market adds to the revitalization of Detroit’s Midtown district

Urban «food deserts» have been a problem in major cities, like economically hard-hit Detroit, for years. But now there is a bright light on the horizon of the Mo­tor City’s retail landscape with the June opening of a Whole Foods Market in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, a flourishing area a few miles from downtown. The new, ground-up construction opened to much fanfare, free food samples and speech-giving politicians, plus throngs of eager customers who no longer need drive to the tony suburbs of Troy or Rochester

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The Design Store

What’s in store

From coasters to couches, The Design Store by Lifestorey is one shop you shouldn’t miss if you’re looking to deck out your home in quirky furnishings. Spread across this 8,000sqf design superstore is a plethora of brands and styles ranging from the subdued designs of Danish label Muuto, to the rock and roll-infused pieces of Diesel and Barcelona-based beanbag brand Woouf.

Although The Design Store is linked to established furniture shop Lifestorey, it is rather like the letter’s younger, more extroverted sister. While Lifestorey at Great World City stocks well-known Italian brands such as Kartell and Casamania,

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Standard of Living


What’s in store

Step back into the past with Standard of Living’s mid-century modern furniture, which is mostly upholstered in deep, autumnal shades with subtle textures. The 698sqf store is dominated by customisable sofas and armchairs — choose from a stylish array of fabrics from Jim Thompson as well as Guilford of Maine from the US. «We stock mainly two-and-a-half seater sofas because we think they are the most apartment-friendly, but you can also order other sizes in the same design,» says co-owner June Huang. Among the lovely accessories (think retro tableware and

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Red Chateau

For the last ten years. Red Chateau has been constant¬ly. confidently striving to remain Oklahoma City’s finest home décor and furniture store. Much has changed in the world of interior fashion over that decade, and owner Rose Clark has guided Red Chateau through changing with it; remaining true to loyal customers while making transitions along with progressing tastes. The bold reds and gold’s and ample ornamentations of more traditional Country French and European styles have changed for the clean lines, neutral palettes and pops of color with fewer, larger decorative pieces that characterize today’s look — with the ability to

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Scherbinsky Elevator Plant sacred traditions stores

Continuity of generations — one of the fundamental properties of human society. Without it, civilization is impossible in principle. Social progress depends on how much each generation would be able to perceive, preserve, develop and pass on to their successors the accumulated material and spiritual values. Among these values ​​-Memory, respect for elders, knowledge of the history of their country.

Scherbinsk lift and hold sacred tradition, especially the celebration of the Victory Day.

4 May 2011 in the conference hall of the enterprise were honored veterans of the factory, past the Great Patriotic War, and young workers who have served

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Fashion forward Fronting up to the ostentatious excesses of retail in Dubai, Studio Toogood’s design for fashion store, Mahani, delivers visual reprieve in the form of a raw, robust and highly adaptable interior shell.

Announced by pared-back signage, exposed filament lights and a narrow entrance, the large, cool store interior is a visual respite from its over lit neighbours.

In Dubai, retail is recreation. As the city’s temperatures rise, hundreds of air-conditioned malls lure and entertain with typically kitsch, colossal, opulent and ostentatious shopping experiences. Yet in the face of ubiquitous retail bling, a brave newcomer is testing the water.

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Lisa Peters


One of INSTORE’s America’s Coolest Stores, Destin Jewelers has been serving northwest Florida for more than 25 years. Owner Lisa Peters has evolved the store into a boutique experience that is at once whimsical and high-end. — Story BY TRACE SHELTON

“Christopher Designs provides us with a branded diamond with additional faceting that gives it a superior brilliance and fire, while Rahaminov’s Kifani Collection of rough, natural diamonds — including natural black, cognac, gray and green diamonds, as well as rose cut — is unique and fashionable. Yvel is probably one of the most awarded

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What’s in store

Packed haphazardly like a treasure-filled junk store, the 1,400sqf Imhomm (pronounced «I’m home») houses a charismatic assortment of industrial-style furniture, sophisticated table lamps, and contemporary paintings. «There really isn’t one single concept,» says owner Maena Ong. The first batch of items is made up of shelves, side tables, and consoles imported from India, and incorporates materials such as recycled teak {which comes in either a raw or sanded and lacquered finish) and weathered steel. An interesting contrast is also created when elegant table lamps, and graceful glass and porcelain tableware are

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Geometric landscape Travis Walton transforms the distinctive pattern and geometry of fashion label, Gorman, into built form to create a rich, timber-wrapped store at Melbourne’s Highpoint shopping centre.

The angular form of the timber ceiling and wall has become the store’s visual marker — and is articulated in both plan and form.

Completed in early 2013 for Melbourne fashion label, Gorman, this sculptural interior crafted from warm, syrupy timber has been designed by design firm, Travis Walton. Located on the third floor of the recent extension to Maribyrnong’s Highpoint shopping centre a new $300 million addition that serves the growing

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A former cobbler’s shop has been reinstated with its original material, a rustic redbrick finish that is a nod to the street’s informal name — Red Brick Street. A bent copper demonstration sink continues the boutique’s warm tone, complemented by and contrasting with honey toned wooden shelving as well as bare concrete walls.



Particle board packaging built to protect Aesop’s produce has taken on new life as the store itself, forming storage units and a serving counter in this functional and captivating space. Look up and you will see 7,560 amber glass bottles suspended from the

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