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:

“Hotel Foodservice Takes Approachable Turn” – FES:
A look at the relatively recent change in hotel restaurants to become flexible, all-day spaces with real restaurant concepts that can serve as revenue producers

“Shea-Designed Baldamar Steak Coming to Roseville” – Shea:
Recent news announcing the Fall 2019 arrival of a modern American steakhouse to Roseville

 “Healthcare on the Mind” – Interiors + Sources:
The shift in healthcare-design trends to be centered on wellness and patient-focused care, rather than on hospitality tendencies

“How Retail Design is Inspiring the Modern Office” – Emagispace:
How designers can look to retail to create workspaces that have a strong brand message and lifestyle-like space

“Spoon and Stable Holds a Spot on Eater’s 38 Best Restaurants List” – Shea:
Eater’s annual list of America’s 38 Essential Restaurants, featuring Spoon and Stable

“Never Stay at Crummy Airport Hotels Ever Again” – Bloomberg:
How airport hotels are upping their games, and how other high-end retreats are strategically positioning themselves close enough to airports to draw the same crowd but with luxury benefits

“New Kitchens, Old Buildings” – FES:
A breakdown of the biggest challenges of creating a modern kitchen in a historic building

“What People Want: 11 Ways Consumers and Workers are Shifting the Public Space Paradigm” – Forbes:
Details from the Forbes Real Estate Council on what people are looking for in public work spaces, and how those elements change interactions with each other and with the spaces (including sustainability, community and shared spaces, and more)

“9 Restaurant Trends to Watch for in 2019” – FSR:
Predictions for 2019 food and restaurant trends, including bitter flavors, quality food in untraditional spaces, and more vegetarian protein options

“In a Bid to Fill Office Buildings, Landlords Offer Kegs and Nap Rooms” – New York Times:
The trend of office towers offering amenities usually associated with high-end apartments, such as nap rooms, golf simulators, wine storage, better dining options, and more, in order to draw and maintain tenants