Christmas Cocktail Pop-up

We know the pop-up trend has permeated the retail industry ... but now even cocktails have their own pop-up. Meet Miracle, an immersive Christmas-themed pop-up bar that serves holiday cocktails in a kitschy, yet festive, setting. Born back in 2014, the...

Nike’s New App-Fueled Flagship

Nike’s newest flagship store has opened its doors on Fifth Avenue NYC. The 68,000 square foot, six-story flagship paves the way for future retail and transforms the way people shop for their favorite Nike sneakers and apparel. Fueled by Nike’s mobile app, the “House...

Color Factory

Back in 2017 one of my favorite blogs, Oh Happy Day, announced a new project called ‘Color Factory’. It was described as a ’12,000 square feet of color experiences’, a collaboration between their favorite artists, designers & chefs to celebrate color, design, and...

The Assemblage = Hotel + Co-working

During our recent trip to New York for the BDNY and HX conferences, our team decided to try out the latest trend in industry blending ... a co-working space that offers hotel accommodations. The Assemblage which opened its first location in New York's...

FRCH 50 | Monica Lowry

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate – unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We’ve transformed our...

See Something New | Q4

The 4th and final quarter of the year brings us an exciting bundle of trends that are changing the way we design spaces for retail, food, hospitality, and workspaces. (Did you miss our 3rd quarter trends? Check them out here) Here are the latest trends and must-see...

FRCH 50 | Scott Rink

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate – unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We’ve transformed our...

IRDC 2018 Recap

Did you miss this year's International Retail Design Conference? You're in luck ... our team of FRCH-attendees are here to share highlights, takeaways, and recommendations from this year's conference. Presented annually by VMSD, the conference includes three days of...

A New Kind Of Amazon Store

All your favorite, top-rated Amazon products in one store?? Yes, it's now a thing in Amazon's latest brick-and-mortar concept store. This week, FRCH's Barb Beeghly explored the brand’s newest venture into physical retail, Amazon 4-Star and gave us the scoop! Located...

Eileen Fisher Renew

Having been a fan of the Eileen Fisher brand for a few years, I was excited to discover one of their Renew stores in downtown Columbia City, a suburb of Seattle.  According to the website, Eileen Fisher Renew is the brand "taking responsibility for the...

Icelandic Graphics for the Win

International travel is always exciting – a new and different culture, cuisine, and dialect. But that last one becomes a bit of a challenge for some destination hot spots when they are welcoming travelers from around the world. Iceland is one of those hot...

Fashion Meets Technology

For NYC Fashion week, FashionHub organized an event and panel discussion to explore the quickly expanding role of technology in fashion, apparel and retail. The evening was structured around two themes; “Fashion Tech and Sustainability” and “Can Retail...

FRCH 50 | James Stapleton

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate – unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We’ve transformed our...

See Something New | Q3

The 3rd quarter brings us seven more cross-industry trends that are changing the design landscape of consumer-facing environments from restaurant to workplace design (Did you miss our 2nd quarter trends? Check them out here). Colorful Workspaces with Untraditional...

The Phluid Project

The latest Retail Design Institute event in New York was hosted at The Phluid Project in SoHo, a new retail space that claims to be the first gender free apparel store in the world. The overall space had a cheerful ambiance, with pops of color and fun visuals. The...

Top 10 Takeaways from the GDSS

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. Here are my Top 10 List of...

FRCH 50 | Mike Otto

What is FRCH 50?  Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate – unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We’ve transformed our...

Atelier des Lumieres

Just before I left for my recent tour in France, a good friend and lighting designer posted about the Atelier des Lumieres exhibit on Facebook. Once I realized it was in Paris, I quickly bought my ticket online. So late one Saturday afternoon I hopped the Metro and...