The Art of Themed Entertainment and The Lincoln Museum

IMG_1566The Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois is filled with high-end historical dioramas. Designed by friends at BRC Imagination Arts, the displays help to bring history to a more personal level by placing the audience in the middle of the action. Read more of this post

EuroShop 2017: Unconventional Textures

2017 EuroShop, Textures

Foreword: Every 3 years, 100,000+ visitors flock to an international destination to experience all things retail. Hailed as the “Global Retail Trade Fair,” EuroShop covers all things retail related, from store design to visual merchandising. Located in Dusseldorf, Germany, the event offers 17 exhibition halls within 19 different buildings.  A group of lucky FRCH-ers made the trip this year and will be sharing global trends and inspiration from the conference all week!

The EuroShop Retail Design Conference offers products and services for all things retail, but unlike the typical conference, vendors here go above and beyond when creating their exhibit space. One design trend I’ve noticed popping up on the expo floor this year is all about textures. Vendors are using everyday items in new and innovative ways to create impactful, textural experiences. Read more of this post

Museu Do Futebol

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The Museu Do Futebol in Sao Paulo, Brazil beautifully celebrates the history of Brazilian soccer, with special focus on the five FIFA World Cup wins. Housed in the grand old Pacaembu Stadium, there is a great deal of simple storytelling that goes beyond just the statistics of scores and teams. Visiting the museum really helps one to understand Brazil’s passion and pride for their sport. Read more of this post

Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel is the one store that makes me wish I could remove everything in my house and start over. (Except for my family, of course.) They are known for great merchandise displays, always presented as a story. Even ordinary goods, like white plates, can be assembled and coordinated in an eye-catching manner.These photos are from the Madison Avenue store in New York. They were shot in January, I’m sure the spring displays are even more appealing.

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