video | November 21, 2014

Analysis: Zappos goes brick-and-mortar

The news that Zappos opened its first freestanding store caught by the industry by surprise. Here are two expert views. 


slideshow | November 14, 2014

Store of the Week: Starbucks, Seattle

There are more than 20,000 Starbucks around the globe, but only one of those stores—specifically the one in the artsy Fremont section of Seattle— has a five-foot tall neon letter “f” inside it.

slideshow | October 31, 2014

Store of the Week: Ben & Jerry's, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Design elements throughout the shop, such as Great Moo-ments in Ben & Jerry’s History, featured in the art pack, tell the story of Ben & Jerry’s in a graphic timeline that dates back to 1978. 

slideshow | October 24, 2014

Store of the Week: Bond No. 9, New York City

Bond No. 9 raises the bar for fragrance retailers with its redesigned flagship in downtown Manhattan.

slideshow | October 20, 2014

Store of the Week: The White Company, Norwich, United Kingdom

British home goods retailer The White Company evokes a feeling of accessible luxury at its new store in Norwich. The 4,000-sq.-ft. space offers an oasis from the hustle and bustle outside its doors. Read more
Design: Dalzel and Pow, London
video | October 16, 2014

Transforming a vacant building into a LEED-certified office space

Mitsubishi Electric VRF zoning systems help transform vacant building into a LEED-certified office space.

slideshow | October 10, 2014

Bloomingdale's, Palo Alto, Calif.

Bloomingdale's new store in Palo Alto, California, is the retailer's most digitally-sophisticated to date. From smart fitting rooms equipped with wall-mounted tablets to a digital-wallet system, the 125,000-sq.-ft. department store blends high-tech elements with a sleek, modern aesthetic. 

slideshow | October 2, 2014

Rubio’s Coastal Grill, San Diego

Rubio’s Restaurants is rolling out a new design and brand identity to 60 of its locations in California. More modern and contemporary looking, the redesign draws inspiration from the sea. Read more.


Design: The Formation Group (United Kingdom)


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slideshow | September 26, 2014

Woolrich, New York City

Woolrich celebrates its heritage and expanded merchandise offerings at its first  U.S. freestanding store. The two-level SoHo flagship is designed as a contemporary retrospective of the company’s 184-year history, showcasing vintage items from the company’s original Pennsylvania mill.  Read more.

Design:  WP Lavori, Corso, Italy

slideshow | September 12, 2014

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Mount Prospect, Ill.

There’s a new, farmers market-styled specialty grocer taking root in the Midwest: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. With former Sunflower Farmers Market CEO Chris Sherrell at the helm, Fresh Thyme emphasizes organic foods and produce at value prices in a convenient neighborhood-store format. Read More.

Branding designer, concept designer, architect of record: api(+), Tampa, Florida