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:

“30 of the Country’s Top new Hotel Projects of 2016” – American City Business Journals:
A roundup and slideshow of 30 of the most-buzzed-about new hotels in the US

“Form + Function: Private Dining Rooms” – restaurant development + design:
A guide to how to approach private dining spaces, and what factors make for successful ones

“Indian Flavors, Asian Noodles, Goat Top 2017 Trends” – Restaurant Hospitality:
An annual list of food and dining trends for 2017, featuring Indian cuisine, noodles, and goat at the top

Shea Ink – Fall:
A special travel edition of our newsletter, revealing what inspires us and how we put it to use in design

“What Quick Serves Should Learn from Celeb Chefs” – QSR magazine:
A handful of lessons that can be learned from quick-services spots and food halls run by celebrity and prominent chefs

“Hospitality Checks In To Hospitals (At Last)” – Metropolis:
Five hospital design projects that focus on making rooms and common areas more hotel-like and hospitable

“How to Win Over the Baby Boomer” – Nation’s Restaurant News:
An article focusing on baby boomers without kids, the highest users of full-service restaurants—where they spend their money, why, and how to draw them in

“Two-Day Towns: Twin Cities” – Shea:
A roundup of our favorite Twin Cities places to eat, play, and shop

“Retail Trend: Clicks to Bricks” – Design Retail:
How online-only retailers can adapt their brands to create compelling brick-and-mortar stores

“Design Leveraged” – IIDA:
An article from the International Interior Design Association focusing on the importance of workplace design on employees’ morale and productivity, including survey data and case studies