In ongoing competition with all the new yogurt shops, ice-cream parlours are having hard time keeping up their appearances. Possi ice-cream makers, family run business on the market for the past 40 years, has figured out a way to stand out from the crowd and to make ice-cream as desirable as yogurt. Possi caters fresh […]

In spite of having a contemporary exposed concrete counter, this bakery shop in Osaka, Japan, kept its rustic feel and look.  The bread is being displayed on a wooden railroad sleeper. The two stools on the terrace are also made from sleepers. This unique shop was redesigned by a Japanese firm Ninkipen!. The architect added […]

Contemporary shoppers have seen everything, but have you seen shoes being displayed on a conveyor belt? At this store in Barcelona designed by a Spanish firm Bailo+Rull ADD Arquitectura you will find just that! This shoe store was designed for a shoe brand Munich.  Most of the interior walls are covered with reflective material. The rest […]

Business plan for new business

Exclusive interview about Business Plan for Your New Business with Tyler Jensen, by Katerina Kohlwes. Because having a business plan is a must in any business, I decided to interview a Business Plan specialist and my old friend Tyler Jensen.  Please enjoy some of the insides on writing a business plan from an expert in […]

Feeling overwhelmed this year and have no time to decorate? No problem, I picked these ideas specifically for such busy people as us: entrepreneurs and business owners. If you missed our last newsletter on Suggestive Selling in Retail Environment, look HERE. Photo Credit. Interior Decor One of the fastest, simplest and cheapest ways to decorate […]

Today I’d love to introduce these slick small light fixtures which will add that extra character to any interior. This Small Lights Collection was created by Neo Design, a design studio established in 2005 by the Portuguese Industrial Designer Rodrigo Vairinhos in Witten, Germany.  The former design studio has produced an exceptional brand called NEO. […]

Have you ever felt unsafe leaving your purse just hanging behind you on your chair in a restaurant?  I have.  This unique furniture designed by recent Eindhoven graduate Kaman Tung addresses the safety and comfort at the same time. This furniture’s original use is a public space: restaurants, cafes or anywhere you would want keep […]

If you are running out of ideas for this Halloween, take a look at this wicked elevator design in New York!  Unsuspecting visitors of the building have no idea when they look at these innocent white doors before entering. Every wall and the ceiling are covered with old salvaged pieces of metal, painted in bright […]

Since it’s getting closer to Halloween I would like to introduce some whimsical design elements to get you into the spirit. How would you like to have a tail this fall?  It’s not a joke!  This creative stool design called Tail does offer a generous tail which can be utilized. The Tail Stool is a […]

Review by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting During his last days, in August 2011, Steve Jobs was at the Cupertino City Council proposing a new campus building for Apple’s headquarters.  The new building attracted a great deal of attention because of its shape (‘spaceship’ from the future) and the advanced technology involved in the […]

Lzf lamps started as a small company making creative lights practically in their garage. The company was founded at the end of 1994 and ever since it has grown to a well known brand. All lights are handmade exclusively out of wood veneer right from the start. The unusual material for lamps creates spectacular lighting […]

Wall Finishes rends

Today I would like to share some of my favorite Latest Design Trends which came from the 2011 design award by Interior Design Magazine. Now you can vote for your favorite design products on the market as well, simply go HERE. Text and Photos are from Interior Design Magazine. Creative Rock Vases Kathryn Scott Design […]

The Club hotel by Harry’s hospitality is designed by using two primarily colors: black and white! This 22-room luxury boutique hotel is located at Ann Siang road, one of Singapore’s most fashionable districts. The shell building of the hotel was constructed in 1900’s.  The very classic exterior is being blended with contemporary minimalism and some […]