It’s London Design Festival this week and CultureLabel are working with the team there to scour the festival to find the best design talent in the city and come up with the definitive list of the Top 25 London design icons. Each of the winning entries will be given a prestigious Kitemark created by global design agency Pentagram and will sold on a special online shop we are creating for London Design Festival which will be a first for the organisation.
We are super excited that this year’s REMIX London event is going to take place at the Town Hall space in the recently opened UK Head Office of Google at Tottenham Court Road. 50 amazing speakers from the likes of Spotify, VICE, V&A, Unilever, BBC, Absolute, the Dubai Design District (d3) and Trip Advisor and will be lighting up the stage as we look at the big ideas and trends shaping the future of the cultural sector.
The Town Hall at Google HQ, London. Even the chairs are on brand.
The Library at Google (I wish more libraries were like this).
The patriotic Reception area with inbuilt exhibition in partnership with the Science Museum and others. All workplaces should clearly be like this.
We love festivals but sometimes the merch is a little predictable after you have bought the T-shirt. CultureLabel has collaborated with Josie da Bank, Creative Director at Bestival to develop a new Limited Edition Picnic Hamper. Launched on the rooftop of Selfridges and taking pride of place in a best of Britain store in the Wonder Room for the London 2012 Olympics. Buy it now on CultureLabel and also keep an eye out for their recent collaboration with Tatty Devine.
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“Not only does ‘Intelligent Naivety’ recognise that there can be a fruitful marriage between culture and commerce but it provides excellent marriage guidance.”
Marcel Knobil, Founder of Superbrands
We found this at Colette in Paris.
20-years ago, international retailers made 95% of their sales through brick-and-mortar outlets. Today many successful businesses make 30% or more of their turnover online. Technology has changed how we do business and how we maintain relationships. Yet, with the exception of a few global museums and galleries, the culture industry has not fully leveraged technological development and entrepreneurial practices into its business models.
Meanwhile, on the ground, ongoing global economic turmoil that has curtailed public funding sources has left numerous high profile arts organizations around the world with an unprecedented financial challenge. American institutions were particularly hard hit and many were also unfortunately exposed to investment losses and the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme disaster. Like any other industry, the culture industry relies on numerous economic factors and partners to sustain its position or even growth. With public funding drying up, cultural entrepreneurs are needed to sustain the rising appetite for cultural experiences by mainstream consumers and spotting opportunities or challenges ahead of time is more crucial than ever. For these reasons cultural organizations are starting to think about how their business can become more self sustainable and policy makers are pushing for more economic responsibility within the arts.
We are about to witness a major shift in cultural consumption and how the cultural industry conducts its business. The next few years will transform the cultural landscape through the use and development of new technologies and how culture is embedded into our lifestyle.
Remix offers insights and inspiration, ideas and opportunities from an industry that is on the brink of change.
Great inspirations for brands on how to engage with consumers in physical spaces.