photo cred | inhabitat
In Seattle, you will never run into the problem of not being able to find a Starbucks. It’s everywhere just like it is in every other city! Even when you’re not in Seattle, you can’t escape the coffee shop because they have branded themselves so well that even before you become a coffee drinker you already know everything about the company or at least the most important facts anyways. What I love about Starbucks is that they never stop surprising their customers and are continually taking their appearances to the next level. The newer logo is a little bit on the minimalistic side, sure, but in the Capitol Hill neighborhood the aesthetic of the shops differ from each other pretty drastically.
The Starbucks shop across the street from Seattle University recently went through a makeover in the last year or two and has adopted a more industrialized feel. For some time, one Starbucks shop was a shop in disguise with the same menu items under a different name instead of Starbucks. Another Starbucks location on the hill serves wine! It’s a little different, but that is what sets them apart from everyone else.
Now, if you find yourself in Tukwila, Washington, you must stop by the newest Starbucks location constructed entirely out of four recycled shipping containers. Not only is it resourceful and up to LEED green building standards, but check out those angles! I am digging the sharpness of it.
Check out more pictures and how this design came about here.