useful industry and educational links

  • Shop! Association

    Shop! is the global, non-profit association dedicated to enhancing the total shopper experience. A merger of two venerable industry associations, A.R.E. | POPAI now represents more than 2,000 member companies worldwide...

  • VMSD

    VMSD showcases the latest designs and visual presentations, present merchandising strategies and new products, and reports on industry news and events.

  • design:retail

    Design:retail (formerly DDI Magazine) is the industry's leading resource for covering tomorrow's most innovative retail environments.

  • NRF

    The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association, with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution.

  • IIDA

    IIDA, With respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators.

  • RDI

    The Retail Design Institute promotes the advancement and collaborative practice of creating selling environments.


  • e-architect 

    e-architect is one of the world’s largest architecture websites with around 20,000 pages.The site offers news, events and an architecture resource: buildings can be searched by country, city or by type. e-architect is run by Adrian Welch and Isabelle Lomholt who both trained as architects. The site offers architecture tours in 76 cities around the world, offering guided walks for architects offices.


  • "torso" by Greg Lobinski

    Used under CC BY / color tint overlay added from original

  • "New York - Macy's" by Pete Bellis

    Used under CC BY

  • "Las Vegas! Golden Nugget" by Les Haines

    Used under CC BY

  • "Westgate Las Vegast" by Travis Wise

    Used under CC BY

  • "welcome-to-lasvegas" by Demis Gallisto

    Used under CC BY