We've gone from a world in which Starbucks set a cutting-edge standard for mass-market design to a w

We've gone from a world in which Starbucks set a …

We've gone from a world in which Starbucks set a cutting-edge standard for mass-market design to a world in which Starbucks establishes the bare minimum. If your establishment can't come up with an original look, customers expect at least some sleek wood fixtures, nicely upholstered chairs, and faux-Murano glass pendant lights.

Virginia Postrel