Shea Links: November

At Shea, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what’s happening in design news. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and happening in the world—and we make a few headlines of our own, too. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community:

“Small Spaces, Big Impact” – Shea:
One of our “How We Create” pieces, discussing how we brought high design to small spaces at Sprout, Milkjam, and Black Sheep Pizza

“Brand Loyalty is Far from Dead” – QSR magazine:
Why consumers are choosing to stick with certain brands despite the depth of choices, and how to draw new devotees

“Hospitality’s Wake-Up Call” – Metropolis:
How hotels are becoming cultural hubs and embracing hospitality to draw travelers

“Butcher-to-table, Plant-based Menus Juxtaposed in 2017 Trends Forecast” – Restaurant Hospitality:
Projected 2017 restaurant trends, including veggie-centric menus, more fast-casual, and more emphasis on breakfast

“Hostels and Shared Hotel Rooms Take Root in America” – New York Times:
A look at how hostels and shared rooms are becoming more popular and the new way to travel in America

“Craft Coffee Hits its Stride” – FSR magazine:
How craft coffee is expanding beyond roasters and coffeehouses and into restaurant beverage programs

“How to Engage Workers Through a Dynamic Office” – MSP Business Journal:
How different office elements, like work cafés, islands, and eliminating walls, can help build culture and inspire worker creativity

“Beyond the Glass” – VMSD:
Examining how store windows are merchandising to today’s customers, including touchscreens and modern arrangements

“Trend: Walk This Way” – restaurant development + design:
The rise of walk-up windows at full-service restaurants

“These Bars Want to Be in the Movies” – New York Times:
The rise of cinematic-themed bars and how their films inspire their décor

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