Architectural Photography | Aesop signature store – Hollywood Road

I had the pleasure of photographing Aesop’s new signature store on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong.

The raw finishes – reclaimed oak, oxidized copper and blackened, perforated steel – provide texture and an interesting interplay with the light…as well as difficult reflections that had to be dealt with…

Aesop signature store - Hollywood Road

Aesop signature store – Hollywood Road

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Food Photography – September 2013 (2)

A selection of canapés served by East Hong Kong’s banquet catering team. Photographed for East Hong Kong by Imagennix Director, Scott Brooks.

Coming around to appreciate the renovation of Pacific Place

Until today, I’ve been on the fence regarding the remodelling of Pacific Place Mall, which was completed in 2011. The one element that I have loved since the unveiling is the re-visioning of the bubble lifts at the heart of the mall. The innovative, curved glass panels repeat the soft forms evident throughout the design and make a striking focal point.

Pacific Place Bubble Lifts

The bubble lifts are a striking focal point

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Is crowd sourcing design ideas in an online game good business?

Swedish architecture firm, Equator, has recreated a Stockholm site in Minecraft, and invited players to submit designs for a tall building on the site in order to generate ideas of what future urban living may look like. In an interesting twist of life imitating games imitating life, this input is being sought for the firm’s own competition submission for the site in the real world. Continue reading

Booking.com reports on US traveler demands

Report on more than 800,000 US traveler reviews confirms hotel marketers’ beliefs about what guests value.

Booking.com recently released a report on the demands of US travelers, mined from over 800,000 reviews, and claim that their feedback, “will certainly surprise industry insiders.” Frankly, this claim is designed to capture media attention and drive eyeballs to the booking.com website. It isn’t going to surprise any savvy hotel marketer that I know.

That doesn’t make the findings any less interesting or valuable, and the site has produced a brilliant map of touchpoints that add to, or detract from, the guest’s experience. (click image for a larger view)

Guest experience map from booking.com

To read the press release and main conclusions of the report see the article on the booking.com website here.