‘Retro’ defines the care free attitude of the neo-hippy on the classic American road trip. Nostalgic journeys take in kitsch beach scenes and compelling coastlines. Design is inspired by vintage postcards, poolside images, Hawaiian beaches and Californian motels.
A return to old world values and ethics, the conscientious traveller embraces relaxation with Riviera style cruising, fantastical airships and classic train journeys. Design realizes an essence of calm sophistication and elegance.
Design is inspired by ideals and alternatives; indigenous cultures of Oceania and Africa are all interpreted within a modern context. Coastal extremes, Aboriginal art and African aesthetics present a pleasing clash of values and blend of cultural unity.
"Given the current economic climate (and the grim predictions concerning consumer spending freezes), it seems pretty risky for any new retail venture..." Here are several, who are catering to a targeted niche or melding concepts to brave the new realities at retail.