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Beyond the Box. Boxman Studios’ Design Process

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Depending on who you are, the reasons you’re interested in shipping container architecture may vary. For environmental advocates, reusing cargo containers that might otherwise be left to rust away in a port is an exciting prospect. For those driven to realize ROI, the potential to reduce construction timelines and bring a business to market faster […]

What is a Pop Up Shop?

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Pops up shops, in short, are temporary retail stores. Pop ups are named to emphasize their unexpected arrival and departure from a location, and that’s their greatest appeal. They have the uncanny ability to invigorate the energy around a brand, a product, a retail destination, or a special date. When they’re managed well, and designed […]

Happy Holidays From David Campbell & Boxman Studios

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Wow another year – Normally when I write these (much later in December than I should) I talk about the past year, what it’s meant to us, and how it will influence our future. And it’s true – we’ve had an unbelievable year. We experienced another year of growth, not just sales growth but the […]

The 9 Hottest Shipping Container Business Ideas for 2019

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Mobile Restaurant Shipping containers give restaurants something they never had before, a building they can move. Typically, when someone wants to start a new restaurant or change locations, the owner would need to find a new location to either lease or buy the new space. Then, they invest thousands in renovating the space and customizing […]

How Mixed-Use Developers Save Money on Container Parks

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They use similar designs for different tenants. A common mistake in the construction process is that design requirements aren’t considered independently, but rather as one piece of the entire build. When we talk about costs, we break them down into fixed costs and variable costs. Fixed costs are the costs you pay regardless of how […]

Did Facebook Just Save Virtual Reality?

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If you haven’t noticed it yet, you will soon. Facebook has just released 3D image capabilities to all users. The feature adds a layer of depth to photos as you scroll through your newsfeed. The company has proposed 3D photos as a new way to share your memories with a fun, lifelike dimension. In essence, the photos change perspective in response to your movements, […]

What keeps Experiential Marketers up at night?

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Experiential Marketing is a labor of love. There’s nothing like the feeling that you have pieced together an amazing experiential event that impacts event attendees and allows your client to collect data to realize a return on their investment. But experiential marketing isn’t easy. In fact, it’s really really hard and the people who show […]

The Basics: Franchising a Restaurant

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What is (and isn’t) a Franchise Franchising is not restricted to restaurants, although that’s probably the most common use of the word, and the subject of our blog post today. Franchising is a contractual relationship that allows restaurant chains to grow their business and distribute goods through a licensing relationship. The franchisor specifies products and […]

Three Ways Shipping Containers Add Value to Commercial Real Estate

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If you’ve seen our work with Sparkman Wharf, you’ve already seen the incredible impact that shipping containers can have on a real estate developer’s portfolio. Not only are these structures delivered faster than traditional construction methods and built to be mobile, but they also help you add and build value in your portfolio. We propose […]

How to Plan a Shipping Container Pop-Up

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Let’s start with the basics: What is a pop-up?   Pop-ups may be the most versatile and approachable means for retail businesses to test their ideas and grow their following. To the world, pop-ups mean one thing: temporary. How that limited-time opportunity takes shape is a little more flexible. Some pop-up shops happen in vacant […]