Shopping 3.0: The Future of Retail is Blended

Shopping 3.0: The Future of Retail is Blended

Within the blink of an eye, everything we purchase has gone to a subscription model, from the food we consume to the clothes we wear. But as few consumers shop exclusively online, in-store, or via subscriptions, we’re seeing the brands that have a hand in all three realms of shopping are proving most successful. Amazon […]

What We Saw at ICFF

What We Saw at ICFF

Every year when spring rolls around, our interior architecture team starts buzzing with excitement to visit the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), a high-end contemporary furniture fair that brings together the best designers from around the world to show what’s new in the world of luxury interior design. We saw a few surprises during this […]

Meet Gen Z: The Next Population Tsunami

Meet Gen Z: The Next Population Tsunami

Gen Z will soon outnumber Millennials — according to Bloomberg, they account for over 32% of the world’s population. This generation is on the brink of entering the workforce, the oldest are just now graduating college while the majority are still in middle and high school. Though they’re still young, they already have had an […]

The Rise of Restaurant Automation

The Rise of Restaurant Automation

Thanks to price deflation for many wholesale and farm-level goods, food is getting cheaper. While we’re seeing grocery stores pass these savings along to customers, we’re not seeing the same trend in restaurants. Due to the rising costs of construction, real estate, and labor, restaurant prices continue to rise as restaurants pass these growing costs […]

Capturing the Charm: Utilizing UGC in Travel + Tourism Web Design

Capturing the Charm: Utilizing UGC in Travel + Tourism Web Design

Streetsense was tasked with conveying the magic of travel and tourism destination Bothell, Washington — a hidden gem nestled in the lush greenery of Washington state. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, bursting with wineries, and a hop and a skip away from Seattle, we had a lot of inspiration to pull from, and a lot […]

Co-Working Meets Retail: Offices Reimagined

Co-Working Meets Retail: Offices Reimagined

Whether working the daily grind or a dream career, our jobs take up a lot of our lifetime — over 13 years on average, according to Huffington Post. Taking the form of cubicles, coffee shops, and coworking spaces, we’re spending an increasingly large amount of time at the office. Providing a change of pace for […]

Maker Culture is Mending Retail

Maker Culture is Mending Retail

The retail industry is changing rapidly, and brands are employing increasingly innovative ways to get consumers into brick-and-mortar locations. Retailers are in the process of learning the most productive usage for physical spaces. For some retailers, this means going above and beyond their typical goods offerings to give the customer unique in-store experiences that wouldn’t […]

Nuggets of Knowledge: 2019 ICSC Food for Thought Recap

Nuggets of Knowledge: 2019 ICSC Food for Thought Recap

Last week, we touched down in the land of Creole cuisine for ICSC’s Food for Thought conference to join leading industry experts eager to share what’s happening in the food and beverage industry. Jason Kastner, Director of Real Estate at Sweetgreen, and Andrew McCaughan, Vice President of Development at Shake Shack, spoke about the importance […]

The NFL’s Brand Activation Scores a Touchdown

The NFL’s Brand Activation Scores a Touchdown

Brand activations are everywhere, but what separates the good from the great? All great activations identify a unique customer need and deliver a delightful solution. Activating the NFL’s Audience The Fan Style Tour was a National Football League (NFL) activation inspired by one key data point: only five percent of NFL fans had ever attended […]

Changes in Store

Changes in Store

Each quarter, we’re picking a retail brand that’s changing the conversation, finding a new niche, or making us look twice — and sharing our insights with you. Q1 2019: Money Does Grow on Trees Dollar Tree — the retail brand that recently acquired Family Dollar — is looking strong in today’s retail jungle, squeezing margins […]

Gettin’ Giggy With It

Gettin’ Giggy With It

Real Estate’s Response to the Growing Freelance Economy We all feel it — the gig economy is growing. According to a 2017 FreshBooks study reporting that overall self-employment is likely to triple to 42 million workers by 2020, it’s more like going gangbusters. Whether by choice or necessity, millennials are leading the freelance charge, predicted […]

Jrink: The Natural Medicine Spot

Jrink: The Natural Medicine Spot

DC’s first tech-enabled cold-pressed juice brand and the creator of a new herbal “farmacy” concept called Apothékary, Jrink offers personalized, healthful solutions for busy people on the go. The company mission is to empower local residents to live their best lives with the help of nature’s secrets — sans additives or preservatives. Last month, Jrink […]

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