Shea Links: December

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:

Shea Ink: Winter 2019 – Shea:
The newest edition of Shea Ink, featuring Bat & Barrel, Centro, Popol Vuh, and more recent projects

“Design for Wellness—Evoking Beauty, Nature, and Welcome” – Interiors + Sources:
A look at healthcare design and how Integrative Medicine is serving as design inspiration for new healthcare facilities

“Cooking Up a Backstory” – Restaurant Hospitality:
How the creation of a narrative can affect a restaurant, from menu to décor to architecture to tabletop decisions

“With Augmented Virtual Reality, Tour Your Office Before It’s Built” – New York Times:
How virtual and augmented reality is playing into the commercial real estate world, allowing tenants and builders to see and adjust design

“Work It Out: How Shea Incorporates Coworking Elements into Company Workplaces” – Shea:
The latest How We Create from Shea, featuring the offices at Normandale Lakes, Marvin, Little, and Fifth Street Towers, discussing how our team incorporates the most functional elements of coworking design for our clients

“10 Predictions for the Restaurant Industry in 2019” – Restaurant Hospitality:
Predictions for the next year in food service, including redesigning to accommodate to-go and delivery orders, communal tables with dividers, and a rise in West African cuisine

“Top Stories of 2018” – VMSD:
The most prevalent retail stories of 2018, including boosts in sales overall, the death of Toys R Us, and more

“Office of the Future: What to Expect from the Workplace in 2019” – Interiors + Sources:
What 2019 holds in store for office design, including focuses on wellness, warmth, mobility, and more

“The Star Tribune Showcases Centro/Popol Vuh’s Rising Chef” – Shea:
The 3.5-star review of Centro and Popol Vuh, with special mentions of the excellent Shea restoration of the space

“Checking In? No Thanks, I’m Just Here to Use the Wi-Fi” – New York Times:
A dive into the idea of the hotel lobby as a public square, encouraging remote workers and collaboration in order to keep the energy buzzy and the lobby bars/restaurants busy

“Social Media Predictions for 2019: A Return to Personal Authenticity” – Fast Company:
A handful of social-media trends for the upcoming year, including more substantial content, more social ads, and a LinkedIn resurgence