March 1, 2019

Shea Links: March

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:
“Spaces That Resonate: How to Craft Your Brand’s Identity” – QSR:
Using a handful of small chains as examples, a look at how using physical space to extend a brand helps connect with consumers and create a unique experience and identity
“Shea Signs Light Up Twin Cities Restaurants” – Shea:
A WCCO report on the neon-sign trend, featuring Shea clients Grand Catch, Edwards Dessert Kitchen, and Lat 14 Asian Eatery
 “2019 Trends Forecast: Information, Please” – VMSD:
Retail trends for the upcoming year, focusing on data collection for retailers, expansion of malls beyond traditional retail stores, and more
“Gavin Kaysen’s Demi Delights Food & Wine” – Shea:
A recent Food & Wine piece highlighting Chef Gavin Kaysen’s career and the opening of Demi, his latest Minneapolis venture
“How Workplaces are Building Community Hubs from the Inside Out” – Work Design:
How community spaces and those merging work/life in offices help to create a happier, more productive, and more community-oriented staff
“Tasting Menus are Shedding Their Elite Reputation” – Restaurant Hospitality:
A look at tasting menus nationwide that embrace a more informal atmosphere, becoming more of an everyday experience
“Technology and Convenience: The Restaurant of the Future” – Restaurant Development + Design:
How labor shortages, demands for convenience, and high real-estate costs are driving the push for innovation and automation in restaurant kitchens
“The Perplexing Challenge of Rethinking Tips” – Restaurant Hospitality:
An update on the fair-wage debate, with new details on the “hospitality included,” service charge, and other experiments that have been attempted as solutions
“Amenities with Meaning: What the Modern Marketplace Demands” – Work Design:
Top amenities that offices must have in order to compete in the modern market, including outdoor/green space, wellness facilities, cool collaborative/community spaces that are also functional, and more
“Shea Clients Named James Beard Semifinalists” – Shea:
A full list of the James Beard semifinalists, including Shea clients Diane Moua of Spoon and Stable, Popol Vuh, and Jamie Malone at Grand Café