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...

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...