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Booth Lounging: Tangerine Tango in the Year of the Dragon!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 26, 2012 3:16:00 PM

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Topics: Graphic Design, Trade Show Graphics, Tradeshow booth design, Art of Business, Art of Presentation, Color, Picturescape, Trade Show Tonic, Modular Booth Design, Tangerine Tango, Envoy, Year of the Black Dragon, PMS color matching system, Fire and water, Linear Booth Design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Skyline Bay Area, Art of Creation, Trade show design 2012, Inspiration 2012

Trade Show Booth Design: The Diversification Dividend!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 13, 2012 5:48:00 PM



In the summer of 2007, the US stock market plummeted by 5%. In the same week FTSE lost about 5.6%, Israeli TA 25 Index dripped 7% and Australia exchange shed 3%. This was mirrored across the global stock markets. Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, India and China all followed suit. As the financial instruments of the developing and the developed countries have started to look alike "we have voluntarily narrowed our options to the point of jeopardizing our ability to survive."

Nature, does not condone singularity. It leads to extinction.

Rebecca Costa in her book, The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction, says, in evolutionary terms, diversity acts like a genetic insurance policy—to guard against the complete eradication of species. This is reason why there are  17,500 species of butterflies in the world, and around 750 species in the United States (Encyclopedia Smithsonian). A species that develops a broad range of characteristics and behaviors—wide diversity—increases its odds of surviving a broad range of environmental challenges. In December 2004, when the great Tsunami claimed more than 150,000 lives, the stone age tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar islands escaped unscathed because they took to the forests and higher ground well in time.

Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam of Harvard University exposes the critical role diversity plays as complexity in business grows: "A system performs well in facing complex challenges when it has high variety. We can understand this in the case of the modern economy and technological and corporate innovation." The greater the diversity of ideas, products and services, the more effectively businesses can respond to dramatic shifts and changes. For that reason, Apple has products that ranges from defining nano life style to the dream machines of the 3D designers and artists. For that very same reason, the latitude of Skyline products range from extreme portability to custom modularity and not to mention more than 30 elastic product lines in-between. For that very same reason, exhibit designers of our times should incorporate the essence of the brand in the visuals, architecture and of course, need-less to say in the interactivity that is the hallmark of face-face-marketing.

Socio-biologists confirm that some 5 million years ago, with the development of two-legged locomotion, our brains experienced intricate adaptation to an "avalanche of new sensory complexity". If that is true, we are yet again undergoing paramount  changes in the frontal cortex, the area that processes complexity. We are on for an interesting ride!

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Topics: Graphic Design, Trade Show Graphics, Art and nature Inspiration, Art of Business, Art of Marketing, Hanging Sign, Booth Design Lounge, Trade Show Tonic, Modular Booth Design, Rebecca D. Costa: The Watchman's Rattle, Modern Booth, Extreme Portable Displays, Sarmistha Tarafder, Island Booth Design, Art of Thinking

Art of the Season: In the Flow of Flower and Flakes.

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Dec 15, 2011 10:49:00 AM


It is a fierce, foamy world of 'what ifs', 'what can be' and 'what might be' that we live in. I say fierce, because competition to stand out and stay ahead was never this acute in the written history of mankind. I say foamy, because never before we were aware of our own potential. We are immersed in the froth of promises and possibilities that constantly appear each moment, only to disappear the very next moment. We experience magic in every single breath. We indulge in the process of continuous creativity consciously and sub-consciously. We are on an enhanced evolutionary path. This means mankind as a whole is rigorously pursing the 80-20 rule. [Eradicate 80% of things that yield only 20% of the value in any undertaking. Then re-direct and refocus the freed up resources to leverage radical levels of change.] Nature does it. A single snowflake holds wisdom of the eternity.

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Topics: Trade Show Exhibits, Tradeshow booth design, Two side open booth design, Picturescape, Trade Show Tonic, Seasons Greetingss, Sarmistha Tarafder, Angled Island Booth, Trade show exhibit design

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