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Tuesday
Apr212015

Is the Future of Retail Ready, Willing, and Wearable?

Image © Gensler

Ok, ok I'll admit it: I was one of those crazy people who bought the Apple Watch at midnight PST (8 am GMT) on April 10th and was absolutely horrified to learn that due to high demand, I’d have to wait until June to receive the object I've coveted for months. I have dreamed about having it; about the future of wearable tech, about relearning morse code...

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Friday
Apr172015

Hybrid Thinking and the Future of Hospitality

The Powerlong Huaxing Radisson Hotel in Shanghai. Image © Gensler

We recently spoke with Tomás Contreras, a regional practice area leader for Hospitality based in Gensler’s Shanghai office, who talked about hybrid design thinking and the role local cultures play in Asia’s burgeoning hospitality market.

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Friday
Apr102015

Iconic Hollywood Hotel Gets an All-Star Makeover

The Loews Hollywood Hotel lobby, a modern, elegant space that attracts Hollywood starlets and star-struck guests. Image © Gregory Pierce.

While America was buzzing over the wins and the designer gowns that graced the red carpet during award season, Gensler celebrated the renovation of Loews Hollywood Hotel, located on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, also home to the Academy Awards. This 628-room hotel is the quintessential Hollywood property, with the Panorama Suite offering 270-degree views of Hollywood and Los Angeles. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel attracts a range of starlets and star-struck guests.

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Friday
Apr102015

Sharing Leisure in São Paulo

The Havaianas Global Retail rollout. Image © Marcos Cimardi.

We recently spoke with Maureen Boyer, leader of Gensler’s global Retail Centers Practice and Director of the firm’s São Paulo office and Thais Rosa, who heads that region’s retail practice, about leisure, São Paulo-style.

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Friday
Apr032015

The Lost and Re-Found Art of Blacksmithing

Doug Wittnebel recently experienced his first foray into blacksmithing and learned a few things along the way. Image © Douglas Wittnebel

The first time I put on the heavy leather apron and thick, fireproof insulated gloves worn as protection by all blacksmiths, I felt invincible from heat. The sheer amount of wide, cushiony layers these items contain made me feel like I could walk through fire and not feel a thing. It was like becoming a puffy but updated version of a Ghostbuster. I felt more than ready to partake in my very first blacksmithing class.

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