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Thursday
Sep152016

Honoring Television’s Legacy, and Looking to Its Future

The Television Academy’s Saban Media Center. Image © Gensler.

This weekend, television honors the best in U.S. primetime programming in one of the industry’s biggest nights: the 2106 Emmy Awards on Sept. 20. The event also commemorates the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary, highlighted by a new, modernized campus with a state-of-the-art theater and media center.

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Friday
Aug262016

The New Era of Food Halls

City Point Brooklyn - Food Hall Study images.

In 2010, an unused basement space at the Plaza Hotel in New York City was converted into a diverse specialty food center with engaging counter seats. With its popularity and success, the food hall began to take off. Today, there are hundreds of food halls across the United States with about 15 more planned or in construction as of this year.

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Tuesday
Aug232016

The New Automotive Model

Citroën C42 showroom, Paris.

On a recent visit to Paris, while strolling down the Champs-Élysées checking out the latest retail shops, the last thing on my mind was cars. But, when I stumbled across the Citroën C42 showroom, I was intrigued. With all the retailers vying for customers’ attention along the prestigious avenue, this building certainly stood out. Right off the bat, the faceted glass façade with light bouncing off the multi-colored panes commands one’s attention. It brings to mind movement, as in driving. (Duh.)

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Monday
Aug222016

The New Home of the Dallas Cowboys Opens Its Doors 

Image © Gensler

This past weekend was a big one for the NFL and Texas high school football. It marked the unveiling of The Star, the new home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Ford Center and The Omni Frisco Hotel, a 16-story hotel which will be the tallest building in Frisco at the time of its completion. The Star, which is located just 30 minutes north of Dallas city limits, is a culmination of a partnership between the Dallas Cowboys, the City of Frisco and Frisco Independent School District.

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Monday
Aug222016

Retail Revival: From High Street to Online

Zara, a successful store in the bricks-and-mortar store in the digital age?

Some (notably me) love the idea of shopping. I often head to Oxford Street with hope in my heart that I’ll find exactly what I am looking for, in the right size, the right colour and the right style. Is that too much to ask? But reality slowly starts to set in as I fight through the crowds, and eventually I leave disappointed as I fail to find that perfect item.

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