Mary Sargent © 2010 ………….… ………………….. click to enlarge
I ask you, does this store belong on a Manhattan street? Right you are, it most certainly does not. It's big and bright and clunky and has no design sense - just look at the name on the metal thing over the door. It's just wrong. And the colors aren't bad, but they aren't used well. It's a store that wants to make an impact but doesn't want to pay for it. It belongs out on a highway far, far away.
I admit I was a little excited the first time I walked into one of their stores. A whole giant store devoted to containers! I thought I would see interesting, clever and beautiful containers. Containers that surprised. Adorable containers. Containers I couldn't live without. Instead, what I saw was rows of metal shelving filled with very ordinary plastic boxes.
This is a big box store.