Mi&Mall is an online shopping destination and resource that brings together and supports small to medium designer brands for people interested in fashion, trends and exclusive collections. Based around a simple logo-type, ampersand, a pale colour palette and a tactile print and material choice, Mi&Mall’s visual identity, created by Spanish multidisciplinary design studio Atipo, mixes high fashion and boutique craft cues to express style and exclusivity with a sense of handmade quality and individuality.
Minke is a Tokyo homeware store that stocks hard to find designer objects and furniture. The store’s identity, created by New York based design firm Studio Lin, neatly resolves the classic and the contemporary, the structured and the anarchic, creativity and practicality through a union of bold serif, modernistic structure, random geometric detail and a bright but restrained primary colour palette.
Quarterly Co. describes itself as ‘a new way to connect with the people you follow and find interesting’ and is an on-line subscription based service that delivers, on a quarterly basis, curated products selected by influential bloggers, designers and artists. Each package is built around a unique concept or story reflective of the philosophies of each contributor providing the subscriber with a tangible link to the people they follow in the digital world. Contributors include, among others, Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, Josh Rubin & Evan Orensten (from Cool Hunting) and Tina Roth Eisenberg. Quarterly’s visual identity, created by web, app and brand design studio Oak (who also developed the service), is an interesting combination of a utilitarian postal aesthetic, retro illustrative details, badge and san serif logo-type.