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...

See Something New | Q2

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)....

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman

While visiting New York last week, I was lucky enough to take an afternoon to gather inspiration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A colleague had explicitly recommended that I NOT miss the Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer exhibit – a once in a lifetime...

FRCH 50 | Kelli Fellers

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...

FRCH 50 | Amy 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...

Delivering Personality at Coppola

Over the Holiday break, my family and I took a trip out to Napa Valley to experience Wine Country. We visited a number of fantastic wineries, but one of the places that most inspired me was the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. It wasn’t even the beautiful grounds...

Big Apple Air

You’re not exactly sure what you’re seeing when you walk down Spring Street in Soho and stumble upon a series of windows filled with shelves of white milk jugs, spray bottles and skateboard decks…all with small black, old-school Nike logos printed on each one. It’s...

See Something New | Q1

2018 Trend Predictions: “Millennial Pink” gives way to Matte Black as consumers are starting to seek less feminine tones Hiking and other outdoor pursuits that encourage mindfulness and embrace nature, will replace trends like yoga The lines between casual and formal...

FRCH 50 | Jim Lazzari

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...

“Experience” NYC Retail

  I had the (rare) fortune last week of having a few moments to check out some of the latest retail concepts in New York. And knowing in the back of my mind that “experience” might be the most overused word in retail in 2017, I went in expecting to “experience...

San Francisco Holiday Cheer

This time of year NYC gets lauded so much praise for its holiday grandeur – from the big tree at Rockefeller, to the holiday parades – even the storefront windows become something of visual merchandising legend. That being said, sometimes it’s the smaller gestures...

Everlane Opens Physical Store

The recently opened Everlane store, in New York’s NoLita neighborhood, is another interesting chapter in the evolution of retail.  Everlane, one of the most successful and innovative, digitally native brands, has brought their unique POV to their first...

FRCH 50 | Barb Beeghly

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...

BLINK Cincinnati

It's rare that art events visibly transform an entire city, but on October 12th-15th Cincinnati did just that via “BLINK” - a four day event featuring large-scale projection mapping, installations, murals, urban artscapes, media light and interactive art spanning 20...