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Top 7 Shipping Container Business Ideas for 2018

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Coffee Shop: With business opportunities from roasting all the way through serving drinks, the coffee and tea industry is an ideal environment for entrepreneurs to get their start. Containers are particularly useful to house coffee shops for their easy-customization and speed to market. However, we find that our clients are most enamored by their easy mobility. With […]

The Holiday Magic of Third Placemaking

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. The grand time when it’s socially acceptable to stuff our faces with pie, hang lights everywhere, sing Christmas carols at the top of our lungs and most importantly, be around the ones we love. As family rolls into town we scramble to entertain, thinking of places to take […]

An Appetite for Lighting

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Imagine walking into your favorite restaurant for the first time.   What was your first impression? What did you see? A majority of our first impressions are largely based on sight and visual elements. Elements as simple as lighting can greatly factor into how we view and judge a company’s brand personality.   The goal of creating a brand personality is to connect with your customers. It’s about turning a company that can often come […]

Why Use A Shipping Container Restaurant?

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Shipping container restaurants are blowing up this year. Thanks to the industry’s evolving climate, elevated food quality, improved dining experiences, and increased consideration for convenience, restaurant groups are ripe for big innovations not only in the cuisine, but the location and venues themselves. We’ve seen a major influx in proprietors wishing to update their model, […]

How Social Media is Changing our Visual Landscape

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North Davidson Street, fondly called ‘Noda’ by Charlotte residents has long enticed tourists and locals to its small shops, local brews, and vibrant streets. The neighborhood’s website warmly greets visitors with this message, “Welcome to NoDa.org. NoDa is Charlotte’s historic arts and entertainment district – a neighborhood where the people are as diverse as the […]

How Porsche Used Containers to Take Fans on an Emotional Journey

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Experiences are difficult to quantify and replicate because they are, by nature, so singular. An experience only happens once, between one person and (in this case) one brand. That’s why experts and bloggers are forced to speak in generalities and platitudes. Boxman Studios sees remarkable experiences brought together through intentional use of design and space […]

Trade-Up Trade Shows

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We just returned from SGIA 2017 with our awesome client, Piedmont Plastics! While the trade show was a hit and we walked away with new connections and stellar ideas, we couldn’t help but notice the divided feelings in the room. On one side you have the sales team, freshly flown in from their respective homes […]

The Business Case for Containers in Temporary Retail

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Retail is undergoing a transformation. Containers offer unprecedented value in the industry! Speed to Market Fast is our comfort zone. Permanent, stick-built construction can’t even touch our times. Their pace is no surprise when you consider the time wasted for change orders, weather, theft, and sluggish workplace. But even in the event world, where quick […]

Shipping Containers at CLT Race for the Cure

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Next week, Boxman Studios will partner with Print Path, Hunter Towing, and Clif Bar to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to be held October 7, 2017.   For the first time, Race for the Cure will be held in uptown Charlotte, winding through closed streets and past our city’s historic monuments and art installations. Located at the corner […]

Are You Really a “Pop-Up” Kind of Brand?

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Pop-up shops are going to be flooding our streets, malls, and recently vacated retail spaces in the next few weeks. Small boutiques and online establishments are traditionally the proprietors of these mobile vendor booths. This year, however, larger brands with bigger goals are taking notice. But there’s one problem. What does your mind conjure up […]