See Something New | Q3

See Something New. Blue Apron "Unboxed"

The third quarter of 2018 brings us seven more cross-industry trends that are changing the design landscape of everything from restaurant to workplace design (Missed our second quarter trends? Check them out here).  Read more of this post

Top 10 Takeaways from the Global Department Store Summit

Global Department Store Summit

With the theme of “The Power of Luxury Redefined”, this year’s Global Department Store Summit in London covered many topics that are impacting both the department store sector and luxury category – but also the retail industry in general. Drum roll… here are my Top 10 List of key takeaways from the two-day event. Read more of this post

See Something New | Q2

The Foundation Hotel, Detroit

The Foundation Hotel, Detroit

The second quarter of 2018 brings us four more cross-industry trends that are changing the landscape of everything from retail to workspace design … as well as a continued exploration of the food hall trend. (Missed our first quarter trends? Check them out here). Read more of this post

See Something New | Q1

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Just Keep Learning…

Just keep learning

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, right? Well I’d like to bury that bone with all of the others. I don’t ever want to be considered an old dog who is too stubborn to learn new tricks. As a matter of pretty unfortunate fact, I have a larger sweet tooth for learning right now than I ever while did in school. Ever since I have become more accepting to broadening my horizons, I am finding that my plate is already full and the figurative dim sum cart keeps passing with more delicious opportunities. Read more of this post

Architecture and Fashion Collide with United Nude Footwear

The architecturally-inspired footwear of United Nude proves that artists and designers who seek inspiration from sources outside of their disciplines can yield captivating results. UN’s shoe designs stand out through unique concepts and details that push the boundaries of footwear in terms of form, structure, and materiality. Read more of this post

California Retail: Trends and Details

On a recent journey to the west coast I saw some interesting trends in retail developments and some well thought out details. Above is Blends at The Lab in Costa Mesa where their stunning collection of limited edition sneakers is displayed “on ice” behind glass cooler doors.

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