[The Benson-designed wine bar and café at specialty retailer Reid's Fine Foods in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Chris Edwards.]
From designer extraordinaire Barrie Benson's commercial projects including Reid's Fine Foods and Capitol to sociologist Jan Whitaker's exhaustive (and lavishly-illustrated!) study, The World of Department Stores, later this week we'll explore some shops. In the meantime, if you haven't seen it yet, Charlotte-based Benson has a new site beautifully created by multi-talented Atlantan John Lineweaver (he's a graphic designer, art director and product developer). BTW, Lineweaver did all the graphics for Reid's too.
[Detail of turquoise doors at 310 Rosemont boutique on North Highland Ave. in Atlanta. Photo snapped by a seven-year-old and tweaked by me.]
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