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Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: Stratford 2031
"A 1.5km circle; over 10km of shops. 1500 in fact – including 4 “compass” Starbucks (not including roaming franchised coffeebots). Infinite mall." Chris channels his inner bizarro-world JG Ballard to predict the Mall Event Horizon.
malls  shopping  retail  consumer  malleventhorizon 
november 2011 by infovore
chewing pixels » Second Hand Memories
"Unknown games are always the best ones... They are always stronger, funnier, cleverer and better-executed than their realities and so that walk home from the store, when the game is tangible in your hands but still imagined in your mind, is oftentimes the most potent moment in the videogame experience." A lovely piece from Simon on what the end of a certain kind of retail experience will really mean.
games  simonparkin  writing  retail  shops  purchasing  anticipation 
november 2008 by infovore
BookRabbit - BookRabbit social platform and online bookstore - be surprised by books, with free UK delivery
Interesting looking socially-oriented, UK-based, second-hand book sales. Probably need to poke this a bit more.
books  secondhand  social  software  sharing  bookshop  retail  shopping 
may 2008 by infovore

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