Shea Links: August

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:

 “The 25 Food and Drink Trends Taking Over Restaurants in 2018” – Bon Appétit:
A roundup of restaurant trends that have emerged throughout the year, including neon signs, shingle-style plating, wine decanting, and more

“In the Hospitality Game, New Players with Familiar Names” – New York Times:
The rise of “non-hotelier” hoteliers and “non-restaurateur” restaurateurs, brands that are building hospitality venues without that being their main focus (such as West Elm, Equinox, and Restoration Hardware)

“Latitude 14 to Take the Twin Cities to New Places” – Shea:
The Star Tribune piece on Lat 14’s upcoming opening in Golden Valley, and its transformation from a former Perkins

 “Come for the Tasting Menu, Come Back for the Bar” – Eater:
A look at the evolution of the fine-dining bar, now destinations in themselves as restaurateurs strive to create a totally different dining experience there

 “2018 and a Half Workplace Trends” – Work Design:
A checkin from Work Design magazine on predicted workplace trends for 2018, and how they’re playing out (including wellbeing, flexibility, community, and more)

“Shea to Reimagine Historic 510 Groveland Space with Jester Concepts” – Shea:
A media roundup on the new of Shea’s renovation of the iconic restaurant space at 510 Groveland

“How Brooklyn Changed the Neighborhood Restaurant” – Bloomberg:
How Brooklyn pioneered the evolution of the “neighborhood restaurant” to be more sophisticated, more daring, and just as beloved

“Meet the New Convenience Store” – Nation’s Restaurant News:
How a handful of new-wave convenience stores across the country are redefining the category, focusing on coffee, fresh foods, and design

 “Shea Ranks on Interior Design Magazine’s Rising Giants List” – Shea:
Interior Design magazine’s Rising Giants list of industry up-and-comers