Kids Winshare 2.0 in Chengdu, China, is not your typical children’s bookstore. While it comes with shelves and books, this is a spectacular multi-functional space that brings kids and parents together in learning, playing, dining and shopping. The dining and amusement areas have recently been entered into the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2021 competition […]

Via interiordesign.net Restaurant interior designer: Llamazares Pomés Arquitectura All photos: José Hevia One of the entries to the Restaurant & Bar Design Award 2021 competition is a throwback to the popular Flash Flash restaurant in Barcelona, designed by Federico Correa and Alfonso Milá in 1971. Keeping the “Flash” girl theme but putting a new a […]

Office design: Mindful Design Consulting Lighting: Tazz Lighting We have recently completed the WestPac Wealth Partners office design for the company’s new San Diego location. This was a major project, consisting of multiple conference rooms, office and executive office, cubicle areas, theatre, break room, lobby and restrooms. While we brought all these areas together under […]

Today more than ever, keeping up with the times in the restaurant and retail business is a job in itself. Tastes change from one year to another, generational divides make it harder to appeal to a vague audience, and neighboring businesses are always up to something new that keeps you on your toes. In this […]

One of the easiest ways to entirely changed the look of your restaurant, bar or dessert shop is to update your seating. While this change creates the most impact for the cost of one or two decisions you have to make, the investment is substantial. That is why you should carefully choose your chairs to […]

Making a good impression even before customers have a chance to enter your restaurant or store may help redirect their steps from your competitor’s door to yours. Your storefront design is as important as your interior, and keeping it fresh and appealing is a must. As part of this exterior look, your signage should reflect […]

If you are a business owner who painfully felt the economic strain of 2020, coming up with cheaper options for your interior design may be more important than ever. An attractive interior is as essential as ever, but how can you do it on a small budget? To answer this question, we put together a […]

Operating a food truck business have always been a common dream of cooking aficionados who yearn for the freedom of working for themselves. When they are part of an established businesses, food trucks also help in reaching more people, marketing services and increasing brand recognition. Photo above via made-in-china.com In 2020, however, adding a food […]

Among a myriad other decision you have to make when opening your ice-cream parlor, choosing between an open and a closed ice-cream case is going to make a difference in the look of your interior and even in the way you conduct your business. If you are undecided and need some help in evaluating the […]

Maybe it’s the fast approaching Valentine’s Day that makes our sweet tooth act up again, or maybe it’s just our old hobby of looking for new desserts to try. Either way, we collected here a few of the latest dessert trends both for our own satisfaction and to remind you that a new take on […]

Looking for fun furniture and finding ways to incorporate it into residential or commercial spaces is one of the joys of interior design. We have recently discovered a few more pieces that grabbed our attention and fired up our imagination. The ones below are just a few examples of furniture that can make a space […]

It’s been said many times that painting your walls is one of the easiest and surest ways to completely change the look of your residential or commercial space. While color is the most important decision you’ll make when choosing from the many types of paint available, this is only one question you’ll face when contemplating […]

One of our favorite things to do is to keep an eye on new design products and get inspired by the ingenuity of their creators. Among these, accent pieces are a fun category, since they are simple to install, but have a high visual impact in the final interior design. Light fixtures are a great […]

One of the best part of designing commercial spaces is discovering new and exciting interior design products. Some of them use new manufacturing techniques, boast new shapes or offer new functionalities. Others are simply awesome for their aesthetics. Here are a few products whose looks (and functionality) stole our hearts in recent years. Photo above: […]

If these last months have been anything but typical, Pantone seemed to have followed the trend and broken with the way they usually designate their Color of the Year. First, they chose two colors to wear the coveted crown, as opposed to one, as they generally do. Second, their choice for the 2021 Pantone Colors […]

Dessert Store Design: Mindful Design Consulting We have recently completed another project – Frosted LUV, a dessert store that serves frozen treats from traditional ice cream to frozen yogurt, and more. In keeping with the idea that dessert shops must use colors to celebrate their products, attract clients and open their appetite, we generously did […]

Water guide in business

Water Quality Guide for Your Business.  Water is one of the essential commodities that exist in every society. It’s also a critical factor in the survival of living organisms. Since water is a crucial commodity, it falls under fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). This means that it sells fast and at a low price. In recent […]

Boba Tea Shop Design: Mindful Design Consulting Kung Fu Tea, the largest bubble tea brand in America, is opening a new franchise in National City, California. Having already designed their Carmel Mountain shop in San Diego, we were happy to work on this project and use the company’s brand elements to create a new, yet […]

Gelateria interior design: Mindful Design Consulting A gelato café in San Diego, California, recently received the Mindful Design Consulting treatment. With a name whose Latin vibes intrigues and fascinates, Cor di Gelato is what happens when a Brazilian with Italian roots and a history in gelato making decides to share her passion with others. Alexandra, […]

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting High-end design goes a long way in making cannabis dispensary clients confortable in patronizing this types of businesses. This was the idea behind the design of the HPC dispensary in Port Hueneme, California. To present HPC’s top-grade products in the best light, we created a high-end interior able to support a […]

What is a Chimney Cake? With its satisfying texture and unique taste all packed in an unusual circular shape, the once regional Kurtoskalacs seems to have international ambitions. Those who have tasted it would probably readily acknowledge that this bakery product is well-derserving of global acclaim. Passionate dessert lovers that we are, we had to […]

Frozen Yogurt Shop and Ice-cream Store Design

Nothing is more important when you open a business than choosing the right name for it. A name can make or break your chances to be memorable and convincing. It is your face to the world, your most important element of branding and the expression of what sets you apart in your own industry. So […]

Via archdaily.com Designer: SK Arquitetura Photos: Marcelo Donadussi via archdaily.com Passers-by through a mall in Igara, Brazil, have no choice but notice the oversized image of an ice-cream cone on the brick wall of one of the mall’s stores. It is a great way to invite them to test the Italian gelato that Gianluca Zaffari […]

Ice cream store designs are wonderful opportunities for creativity. The inspiration can be found in the colors, shape, even the crystalline structure of this delicious frozen dessert. It is no wonder that such shops offer some of the best visual treats in the commercial design world. Here are some with plenty of character.   Photo above […]

If you can’t decide between a drink and a dessert, it’s good to know you can have them both when you choose a freakshake. The freakshake concept is a dream come true for those blessed with a sweet tooth – a milkshake topped with candy, pretzels, chocolate, cookies and a myriad other sweet treats stacked […]

“You eat with your eyes first” never sounds truer than when you step into a colorful dessert shop. When colors, textures and details suggests as many flavors, half the work of convincing customers to linger, buy and come back is done. If the store sells cupcakes, the most versatile dessert out there when it comes […]

While all sweets may have their armies of lovers and followers, it’s chocolate only that can cause the kind of passion and obsession that turn into a cultural reference. This can be both an advantage and a disadvantage for the interior designer. While chocolate references reflected in elements of design are always appealing, falling into […]

The season is upon us, so it’s time to talk Halloween decor. Defined as the holiday that brings together the best two things in the world – fun decor and candy – Halloween is a great opportunity to warm up for the upcoming decorating season. To get you started, we rounded up a few Halloween […]

While great sales are in large part the result of a good quality product, this is never the whole story. When it comes to retail stores, even your best products may just go unnoticed if not backed by excellent presentation. Fortunately, if your brick-and-mortar store is not yet the success you dreamed of, there are […]

Cleaning a Restaurant

If you want to survive in the restaurant business, cleanliness is a must. It is not only that subpar restaurant hygiene will turn your clients away in an instant, but dirty premises will sooner or later attract the attention of the local public health department and threaten the very existence of your business. As a […]