Shea Links: October

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:

“Experiencing the Everyday: How design and branding raise grocery shopping to new heights” – Shea:
A How We Create post from us detailing our design and branding partnership with the Lunds & Byerlys collection of grocery stores, and how it serves to elevate the grocery-shopping experience

“West Elm Might Soon Be Serving You Dinner” – Eater:
The scoop on West Elm’s new line of boutique hotels, with the first five opening in 2018

“Why Can’t a Store be More Like a Website?” – The Wall Street Journal:
A piece (focusing on Saks in Manhattan) discussing the merging of online shopping and in-store experience, and how the merits of each can benefit the other

“Restaurants Moving Into Condos, Apartment Complexes” – Restaurant Hospitality:
Details on the trend and pros of restaurants as ground-floor anchors for apartments/condos

“A Sneak Peek of Soon-to-Be-Completed Washington Square” – Shea:
The latest info on the Washington Square office complex in downtown Minneapolis, and what can features and amenities can be expected

“Where You Should Eat in the U.S.” – Conde Nast Traveler:
The US edition of Conde Nast Traveler’s list of restaurants that must be experienced. Many of these places have been highlighted on Shea’s We Travel blog as well.

“How Fast-Casual Chains Drive Traffic” – Restaurant Hospitality:
A look at how the most successful and innovative fast-casual chains draw people in and get them to come back

“The Staying Power of Great Hotel Restaurants” – FSR magazine:
How hotel restaurants have become destination dining spots for locals and tourists alike