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editor's note 010 And the Horn Goes Toot ALISON EMBREY MEDINA EXECUTIVE EDITOR @dretaileditor A near a close, I find myself reflecting on what a chaotic and magical year it has been. You all may only see the final product of this staff's blood, sweat and tears, but let me tell you-the work has been put in. A LOT of work. This year alone, my staff has endured a sale, a company name change, an acquisition, and not one but TWO pregnant and hormonal editors (myself included), and subsequent maternity leaves. Obviously, we did not plan accordingly. Oh, and let's not forget the small task of completely rethinking, rebranding and redesigning the magazine in your hands (or on your tablet) right now. The hours and hours of discussion and layouts and brainstorming that went in to creating this new book for you were more than any of our paychecks would delegate. But, we did it, because we love it. We love the madness, and we love creating it for you. In a nutshell, it's been quite the year. Looking back through my archived emails, I came across some of the kind words from our readers that have kept myself and our staff motivated throughout the year (and throughout those pesky hormone swings). I share them now with you, not to toot our own horn (okay, maybe a little), but really to thank you for keeping us on our toes, this and every year. Whether negative or positive, your feedback always gives us a new NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 010_drm_1214_Ednote.indd 10 with a trade publication! The quality of the writing, the photography and the overall content is so refreshing. Keep up the excellent work. I'm looking forward to more great issues from design:retail." S 2014 DRAWS DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM "Your magazine has been a major influence to the industry in ways that I find hard to express. I look forward to every issue, as it keeps me abreast of my peers' work and creative thinking." "Congratulations and great job with the rebranding. This is my favorite magazine and so top of mind in the retail design world we live in." "I notice and appreciate all the new communication and design styles you have implemented. Thanks for the evolution and keeping all touchpoints for our industry looking so new." target to hit and a new goal to reach. Thanks for making us even better with each and every issue. "[design:retail] truly is a creative force in our industry." "I. LOVE. IT. The visual style is fabulous. [design:retail] looks nothing like the other trade magazines in my mailbox and provides an opportunity to highlight the details." Here's to another chaotic year. The best is yet to come. "Absolutely LOVE the new format. You guys get better and better..." "I can't remember the last time I was so impressed Illustration by MATTHEW HOLLISTER 11/12/14 2:36 PM http://www.DESIGNRETAILONLINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of design:retail - November/December 2014

design:retail - November/December 2014
Editor’s Note
Show Talk
On Trend
We Love This!
Designer Picks
How’d They Do That?
Have You Heard?
Shopper Insights
Shopping with Paco
Buyers’ Guide
Company Listing
Product Category Index
Product Category Listing

design:retail - November/December 2014