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The Socialization of Real Estate

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New York Wrap: Prada vs. Apple

by: Alain Thys

In Soho (NY) two icons of contemporary cool can be found at less than 2 minutes walking distance from each other.  As I happened to be in the neighbourhood and had an hour to spare, I decided to visit both.

While I'm a die-hard Prada fan from both a design as a branding perspective, I have to say that in spite of the millions they had world-class architect Rem Koolhaas spend on their flagship, it disappointed.

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Ikea to Move into Speciality Grocery Market

by: David Polinchock

I showed this article to Mitali and she had one question -- will you have to put the food together yourself?

Following Wal-Mart's announcement it plans to expand operations into the rest of Europe, furniture retailer Ikea said it will move into the grocery market with its own-label products next year.

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Epicenter Reconfigures the 'Mall' Concept

by: Alain Thys

Luxury Mall Developer Gordon Group is definitely credited by pushing the edges of mall retailing, with the development of its new Epicenters which it plans to open in Columbus Ohio, near the end of 2006.

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Project FOX - A Volkswagen Experience

by: Sebastian Campion

In collaboration with MTV, Volkswagen is about to launch a 3 week-long lifestyle event in Copenhagen to promote the newest and youngest member of its family - the VW Fox.

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