A Space of Your Own

Could you invite your best customers around to your house? Would you still seem the same person to them? Could you be sure there were no hidden secrets they didn’t already know? Could you avoid putting on a show and just be yourself? Is it always like this at your place?…

9 Ways to pick a Good Building

Prompted by a ‘How do I get started?’ phone-call. You want to develop a permanent commercial space, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps there’s something here for you. 1 – Where does my business need to be located? This relegates all other decisions. Most of the time you just have to…

Your Roots

Here’s where Apple and Patagonia came from. The garage and the workshop. These spaces where the incubators for the next great businesses. As Stuart Brand has said about these low road buildings, nobody cares what you do in them. Implying you are much more free to create. Don’t be…

Brand Space Futures

We have witnessed a switch in power, particularly on the high street. Its all with the customer now. Customers who have split into tribes and sub-tribes, each with their own tastes and wants. All demand their experience be unique in some way. All are armed with mobile technology. And I’ll…

Behind The Scenes

Back-of-House. The stuff behind the scenes of a business. It’s where the real work happens. The prototypes, the failures, the collaborations, the culture, the determination. It’s your human side. It tells your story. Its the real you. How do make these qualities part of your customers experience of you…

The Local Bike Shop

What’s the best business model for a retail space in this climate? How do you create a destination that pulls customers back to the high street? Customers who freely admit to shopping online on price, but in the same breath bemoan the loss of a local services and culture….

Hiut Denim

Think about the difference between the factory space and the workshop. One is about production, the other is about craft. Remodel has helped design a new manufacturing facility for Hiut Denim. One particular challenge was key. Can you have a modern production space, geared to the high speed needs…