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Developers are facing a growing demand for one-bedroom and studio apartments. Average apartment square footage has shrunk 10%, and in larger cities like New York and San Francisco, the smallest units are only 220-square-feet. (Boston’s Back Bay area has a 216-square-foot condo that hit the market this summer!) Eighty-three percent of consumers will happily trade in square footage for communal spaces and custom amenities.
There are many trends driving this multifunctional design, including shifting demands and a desire for affordable luxury living. Multipurpose spaces in high demand include rooftop decks and green space, lobby spaces and clubrooms, and pool decks and lounges. This article discusses the design strategies and best practices for creating successful multipurpose spaces.
Read the full article at: hhendy.com
A recent National Restaurant Association survey found 83% of diners aren’t eating in person at restaurants as often as they’d like, up from 45% pre-pandemic. Many restaurants, including chains like Denny’s, Red Robin, and Texas Roadhouse, added — and plan to keep — outdoor dining. Other restaurants have developed and promoted more creative experiences for their customers including wine tastings and cooking lessons. Learn more!
Looking for an effective, cost-effective way to advertise your restaurant? Maybe it’s time to update your signage, especially if your brand sits in a high traffic area. Restaurants can use outdoor signage to create a strong impact, and this article offers tips on how to stay visible, best practices for displaying text, savvy solutions to promote your brand, and even justification for posting an (updated) outdoor menu.
Read the full article at: www.webstaurantstore.com
Attendees might not even notice effective signage at a conference. But you can bet that a lack of clear, concise signage will generate complaints and grumpy people unable to navigate the event.There are a few essential signs important for every event to include—wayfinding to restrooms and conference rooms, charging stations, will call/ ticket pickup and registration, entrance/exit and welcome signs, for example. But you don’t have to stop there. This article offers 20 clever, creative signage ideas designed to improve and enhance visitors’ experiences.
Read the full article at: www.eventbrite.com
One of the most important skills needed to thrive in the 21st century is the ability to build and cultivate strong partnerships. Today’s leaders value and can create both internal and external communication. Today’s currency is trust — and trust leads to stronger partnerships. Building a thriving, connected network requires connections, conversations, and co-creation.
Read the full article at: www.huffpost.com
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