Design

Lego launches Braille Bricks for blind and partially sighted children
Direct-to-consumer bridal brand Floravere is introducing a first-of-its-kind bridal concept store to New York City
H&M’s brand new Home concept store on London’s Regent Street features in-store florist and cafe
Providing too many product options prevents 46% of transactions from taking place
59% of respondents think visual information is more important than textual information across categories
JD.com will open its first futuristic, tech-driven offline electronics shopping mall at Chongqing Putai Square before the end of this year
96% of shoppers have left stores empty handed because they couldn’t find what they needed — or lines were too long
Grey Goose is launching a global rebranding to reconnect emotionally with consumers by making its premium brand more accessible
H&M Group is investing in virtual reality to enable its design team to design more sustainably
With many millennials delaying parenthood, plants have become the new pets, fulfilling a desire to connect to nature and the blossoming “wellness” movement
The Wing’s women-focused co-working club in Chicago takes design cues from Frank Lloyd Wright
Ikea is opening its first small-format planning studio in Manhattan
“Dispersed hotels,” where rooms and amenities are scattered throughout a destination, encourage travelers to live and discover like locals 
In a survey released by wedding website the Knot last year, respondents reported a total average order for their wedding registries of $4,853, and containing 125 items