Grocery Shopping Insights

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Tap Creations surveyed 163 people to help get an understanding of how Irish Shoppers are reacting to the changes in grocery shopping through the current pandemic. We also wanted to understand how people feel the shopping experience might change in the future.

How working from home is forcing us to think in new ways

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Like many other businesses, when Covid-19 reached Ireland, we at Tap decided to set up staff to work from home. Having never worked from home before, we realised this was something that would require new systems and technologies to make work.  The first few weeks were challenging. Numerous IT issues, server connections failing, slow WiFi […]

Our Interior Trend Update September 2019

With summer coming to an end, we are reflecting on trends we’ve seen so far in 2019. Find out below what we love and what we feel could be on the way out! Biophilia : In ‘The biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of […]

2019 Trend Forecast

We at Tap are keen to get started on new projects this January. We love what we do, and the start of a new year brings new possibilities and fresh ideas. We understand the importance of taking the time to visit trade shows, read books and listen to podcasts in order to remain at the […]

Wellness, Can Design Really Make Us Feel Better?

Recently, at TAP, we have noticed that more and more designers are exploring the concept of wellness of the mind and body. In the age of digital overload, lack of sleep, sometimes unrealistic personal and professional expectations, we are asking can design really make us feel better? A healthy mind and body are at the […]

What’s Happening in Retail? A Spotlight on Pet Stores

We at TAP have noticed Pet shops are upping their game when it comes to retail design. As somewhere we used to visit out of necessity for dog or cat food, design hasn’t played a huge role in terms of driving sales. Only recently, with the rise of Instagram famous pets with pet product sponsorship deals […]

Berlin State of Mind

With its fierce creativity and ‘anything goes’ attitude towards design, Berlin has become more of a state of mind than a city. Recently our design team spent a couple of days in the hub of Germany known for its avant-garde art and delicious food! There. Is. So. Much. To. Take. In. Berlin is no joke […]

Sustainability in Retail Space

Today’s consumer is educated and can respect eco-ethical efforts in their retail experiences. Incorporating environmental sustainability into your business will not only save internal cost, but the informed customer has been shown to spend more in environments that reflect their ideologies. Here are some tips to encourage an eco themed space. “For every carbon measure […]

What’s new in Retail?

TAP Retail Picks  The retail sector is evolving very fast, it can often be difficult to keep up. We like to stay informed at TAP and we like to keep you informed too. These are some of our top picks for what is going on in retail at the moment. H&M FLAGSHIP STORE, PARIS The […]

5 Food to Go Insights from Our Trip to London

Want to know what’s trending in Food to Go retail right now? Our design team flew to London last week for a whistle-stop tour of the UK’s most innovative food retailers to find out. The tour was focused on Food to Go, a space that’s rapidly innovating and packed with potential. Read on for our […]