5 Trends We Saw At NeoCon 2019

Held annually at The Mart in Chicago, NeoCon is the world's largest exhibition of commercial design. The highly anticipated show features the most innovative products of today that shape the build environments of today and the future, and this year more than 50,000...

PRIDE Store Displays 2019

It's PRIDE MONTH and at NELSON we believe diversity makes us stronger that every individual should feel free to express their true & authentic selves each and every day. We are proud to support the LGBTQ+ community and are happy to be celebrating equality for all! So,...

Hostel Meets Boutique Hotel Style

Today's experience-driven consumers have reshaped the hospitality landscape, bringing boutique hotels to the forefront. Built on the desire for authenticity, localization ... and yes, a unique experience, these curated environments offer a trendy...

Fluid Retail | Arts + Recreation

New York Market Week is here and as retail continues to rapidly transform, we're looking beyond the immediate industry, to environments and concepts inspiring the retail of tomorrow. Today's consumers engage with brands in a fluid manner, the traditional sectors of...

Fluid Retail | Hospitality + Wellness

New York Market Week and NYCxDESIGN are fast approaching and as retail continues to rapidly transform, we're looking beyond the immediate industry, to environments and concepts inspiring the retail of tomorrow. Today's consumers engage with brands in a fluid manner,...

Fluid Retail | Food + Beverage

New York Market Week and NYCxDESIGN are fast approaching and as retail continues to rapidly transform, we're looking beyond the immediate industry, to environments and concepts inspiring the retail of tomorrow. Today's consumers engage with brands in a fluid manner,...

Design For Good: Modular Housing

California is experiencing an affordable-housing crisis in which 97% of cities are not keeping pace with its population growth in creating housing. Only about 10% of the number of units to support inbound workers has been produced each year for nearly a decade. Cities...

2019 Macy’s Flower Show

Beyond rooftop bars and walks in the park, one event that marks the arrival of spring in NYC is the iconic Macy’s Flower Show! For decades, Macy’s Herald Square (and other major city flagships) have rung in the new season with a themed flower show that is out of this...

Cincinnati Reds Hall Of Fame Grand Opening

A Legend in Cincinnati says that the official first day of Spring has nothing to do with the Spring Equinox but rather everything to do with the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day game. This year marks a very special year for the beloved Reds Legs as the team and baseball...

See Something New | Q1

Our report for the first quarter of 2019 brings into sharp focus the rift forming between brands focused on the now and brands stretching themselves to define what the future of their industry looks like. From the evolution of the physical store, to the design trends...

A Day Trip To Neuschwanstein Castle

On a recent adventure to Munich, Germany, I asked many of the locals what to see and experience. While many suggested to eat and drink as much as possible, another response I often got was to visit Neuschwanstein Castle - a popular, yet must-see historic destination...

5 Key Takeaways from ShopTalk 2019

The fourth year of Shoptalk in Las Vegas has come and gone. Running from March 3rd-6th, this year’s event sold out at 8,400 attendees. Similar to many retail conferences today, Shoptalk is heavily rooted in e-commerce and customer experience and if you’re...

A Trip To Candytopia

According to the team behind Candytopia, a popular pop-up experience that recently made its debut in Atlanta, this wild and whimsical exhibit can be compared to the "glittering love child" of an "eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil pop star that had a whirlwind...

Bohemian Charm in an Art Deco Facade

During a recent trip to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to the stay at the newly opened Palihotel in Culver City. This 1920's-era boutique hotel is overflowing with vintage charm, from the art deco exterior, complete with the original "Hotel West End"...

Urban Oasis

Tucked within San Francisco's charming Telegraph Hill neighborhood and just below the iconic Coit Tower are a series of hidden steps that are truly worth the climb. Dating back to the 1900's, the Filbert and Greenwich Steps weave past some of the city's...

A Way To Infinity | Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit made its last touring stop in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art. The day tickets were released to the general public, people across the city waited in queues of up to 14,000 people in an attempt to grab a ticket to the acclaimed...

The 12 Days Of FRCH-MAS

FRCH-mas: Pronunciation (fir • ch • mas) | holiday Definition: Coming together as a Family through Ridiculousness, Comradery, and Holiday spirit. This year, we took holiday spirit to the next level by creating the ’12 Days of FRCH-MAS’, our take on the classic song...