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Our New Boba Tea and Frozen Yogurt Store Interior Design Plays with Colors and Shapes

Commercial Interior and Branding Designer: Mindful Design Consulting A new boba tea and frozen yogurt store interior design came to life, courtesy of Mindful Design Consulting, together with the necessary collection of marketing and brand essentials, from the store’s logo to the design of its loyalty cards. Playing with the idea of sweet and fresh […]

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3-D Printed Furniture Continues to Evolve

Photo: Sofa So Good by Janne Kyttanen via contemporist.com Via 3ders.org Across industries, 3-D printing has stopped being a novelty a while ago. The technique has developed dramatically in the last years, with tremendous improvements in both quality and speed. In the world of interior design, 3-D printed furniture accommodates the designers’ creativity by avoiding the limits […]

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Minimalist Furniture Design for Contemporary Spaces

Chair from Michael Wolk Design Every good designer knows that simplicity in design is hard to achieve. Getting rid of the superfluous and retaining the essential without sacrificing character and style is an art in itself. When it comes to furniture, achieving simplicity is even more difficult, since the objects must also serve a functional […]

Cosmetic Product Branding and Packaging Mixes Geometry and Color

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Katarzyna Wieteska All photos via retaildesignblog.net Another experiment in product branding and packaging, this time designed by Katarzyna Wieteska, brings to the forefront the beauty of natural cosmetics ingredients. A collection that includes products such as soap, face cream and fragrance is housed in boxes that flaunt a geometric construction and a modern appeal. […]

Perfume Brand Concept Turns to Nature for Inspiration

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: GOOD All photos via retaildesignblog.net A new brand concept experiment embraces the beauty of natural elements in perfume package design. Created by Igor Mitin from GOOD, a PR and design agency from Kazakhstan, the Zen perfume containers combine the transparency of glass with the visual appeal of natural shapes. The Zen brand […]

Cosmetic Package Design Plays with the Colors of the Beach

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Tanya Farba All photos via retaildesignblog.net An interesting approach in package design drops imagery and uses only color in an attempt to create a certain response in the consumer. The packages created by Tanya Farba for the Seam Foam cosmetic series take the colors of the beach at different times of the […]

Branding and Package Design with a Twist

Via retaildesignblog.net All images via retaildesignblog.net Stepping away from the typical uniformity of snack packaging, Ayala Tal, a Visual Communication student from Shenkar, Israel, came up with a little twist in the design of nuts and peanuts pouches. For those interested in branding and package design, this unique idea is worth considering. As part of […]

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5 Trends you Shouldn’t Ignore if Opening a Coffee Shop in 2018

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Guest Post by McDonald Paper Restaurant Supplies Company Description: Popular trends in coffee shop interior design and restaurant supplies for 2018 will help you create a unique business among the most competitive type of establishments. All current coffee making trends and helpful recommendations in one article. The first two coffee houses in the world were opened […]

New Packaging and Branding Design Promises to Make Cooking Easy

Via dexigner.com All photos via dexigner.com Making the transition from a subscription-based service to retail, the recipe kit service Simply Cook has dressed up its products in new and pretty clothes. B&B Studio and Path worked on this branding design project and came up with an attractive and efficient way to present the company’s range […]

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Using Metal Mesh in Interior Design

Trama metal mesh from Materials Inc. When designing a commercial interior, do not miss on the great opportunity to use metal mesh. While the concept does not initially call to mind images of artistic interiors, the designing world has been slowly woken up to the wonders of this underrated material. It turns out that using […]

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New Bamboo Wall Coverings for Interior Design

Bloom and Diamond 3-D Wall Decor by J.W. Leeuwenburg. Photos via interiordesign.net Bamboo wall coverings usually call to mind images of rooms dressed in neutral colors and reminiscent of spas. However, bamboo is more than just that. You can enjoy the benefits of this natural and sustainable material without defaulting to any type of overused decorative […]

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Revitalizing Your Interior Design with Hand-Painted and 3-D Tiles

Via dexiner.com and interiordesign.net  Photos via dexiner.com and interiordesign.net  There are many ways tiles can stand out in an interior design, from color and texture to sheen and pattern. Two companies, however, decided that this can be achieved by other means – one, by turning them into 3-D tiles; the other, by hand-painting them. The Monterrey-based company SHIFT, […]

Metal Finishes that Glam Up Your Interior Design

All photos: specifiedmetals.com While metal finishes in interior design call to mind images of industrial spaces, they are more versatile than they appear. Metal finishes can give a space an unexpected glamour through their light-reflective qualities and sleek appearance. Furthermore, when metal meets creativity, the results can be spectacular. The North Carolina-based company Specified Metals […]

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Dessert Kiosk Design Makes Excellent Use of Small Space

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Atelier TAO + C All photos: Guan Li via retaildesignblog.net When trying to fit a kitchen, a bar and a seating area into a small 215-square foot area, the solution seems to be a combination of simple lines, minimalist design and glass. Atelier TAO + C has achieved this impressive feat with the […]

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Coffee Shop Design Uses Chocolate Bars and Cocoa Beans as Inspiration

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: party/space/design All photos: FarHed & party/space/design via retaildesignblog.net For the interior designer who also happens to be a passionate chocolate lover, there are few things more inspiring than the texture, color and aroma of this fabulous sweet treat. These combined passions can lead to beautiful results, as in the case of this coffee […]

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Mixing Old and New in Frozen Yogurt Shop Interior Design

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting We completed another project in Liberty Station, this time a frozen yogurt shop interior design that we seasoned with a pinch of mid-century nostalgia. The store name, Besties Cool Treats, evokes images of lasting friendships and stories shared across the dessert table. We kept the design of the store in step […]

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Ice Cream Store Design Makes Chemistry Fun

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Nir Portal Architects All images: Shai Ben-Efraim via retaildesignblog.net If you are an ice cream lover with a secret passion for chemistry, the Glidium ice cream store design in Haifa, Israel, may be just the thing for you. Created (with a sense of humor) by Nir Portal Architects, this unique store is a sweet […]

Yogurt Store Interior Design Recreates Mountainous Landscape

Via dexigner.com Designer: Triad China All photos via dexigner.com A unique yogurt store interior design in Mainland China proves that this healthy treat can successfully serve as muse for interior design work. Inspired by the shape of cupped yogurt, the Shanghai-based design company Triad created the branding and interior space for Stone Fresh, an American […]

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How to Attract Customers to Your New Business

Counsin’s Candy Shop design and branding by Mindful Design Consulting When opening a new business, you have to prove not only what you can do, but, most importantly, what you can do better than your competitors. Getting ahead of the competition is a monumental and never-ending task that requires you to employ every available tool. […]

How to Choose your Next Restaurant Location

Sheesha Lounge Interior Design by Mindful Design Consulting Location, location, location… You know the old adage, chanted by both real estate professional and business owners with an eye on profits. They preach it because it’s true. No matter how fabulous your menu or how unique your interior design, if the location is poorly selected, your […]

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How to Use Decorative Screens in Commercial Interior Design

All photos via interlam-design.com Have you ever seen decorative screens in a restaurant interior? As one of the most versatile elements of decor, decorative screens can answer many interior design problems in restaurants or any other commercial space. From serving as space dividers to simple decorative solutions for interiors that need some spark, they can […]

Restaurant Designs That Tell a Story

Photo via thecoolhunter.net Via thecoolhunter.net and restaurantandbardesignawards.com One way to create an unforgettable dining experience is telling a story through a restaurant’s interior design. Stories create memories, and good memories bring customers back. When it comes to a space that targets both kids and adults, the story become even more important. The Neobio restaurant in […]

Theme and Repetition in Restaurant Design

Photo via restaurantandbardesignawards.com Via restaurantandbardesignawards.com and thecoolhunter.net Nothing gives a restaurant design a more cohesive look than a clearly defined theme. Sometimes, the theme can be as simple as choosing a shape and use it repeatedly across the interior space. Whether this shape appears in the structural details of the interior or in accent pieces such […]

How to Make a Monochromatic Restaurant Design Work

Via thecoolhunter.net All photos via thecoolhunter.net Designing a restaurant interior around one color does not necessarily take much courage. When the color is pink, however, the decision may be risky. An interior designed in hues that are typically associated with babies, bubble gum and cotton candy may be too much for a considerable segment of your […]

How to Use Lighting as the Main Element in Restaurant Design

Via goodfood.com.au Designer: Fabio Ongarato Design All photos via restaurantandbardesignawards.com One bold, unique and eye-catching element of design may be just enough to define the interior of a commercial space and turn it into a veritable public attraction. Melbourne’s Doot Doot Doot restaurant located in the trendy Willow Creek Vineyard development on Mornington Peninsula finds its […]

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What Does the Health Department Want to See on Your Plans?

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How does Health Department review a restaurant design?  If you are opening a restaurant, a café, a yogurt or ice-cream shop or any other food-related facility, there are a few things you need to know about Health Department requirements. In order to put your building plans into motion, you need, among other things, the approval […]

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Does My Small Food-related Business Need a Grease Trap?

Above: Beary Bliss frozen yogurt shop design in Big Bear Lake, California, by Mindful Design Consulting Another one of the most common questions we hear from potential clients is: does my small food-related business need a grease trap?  In San Diego, as in many other cities, there are strict regulations regarding how much grease can […]

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How Many Restrooms Does My Business Need?

Photo: Hiroshi Endo via officesnapshots.com How many restrooms does my business need?  It is a question that all business owners have to face when planning the layout of their stores or restaurants. Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as we’d like. In California, the number of required restrooms is dictated by the California Plumbing Code, […]

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What Mindful Design Consulting Can Do for Your Business – And a Word about Our Prices

Coffee Icon interior branding by Mindful Design Consulting

Photo above: Coffee Icon interior branding by Mindful Design Consulting team We are often asked for more details regarding our work and how we can help business owners. Even though our Services page offers you a great summary of what we are all about, here are a few more answers to some of the most […]

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How to Create the Perfect Open Ceiling Interior Design

Photo via retaildesignblog.net The open ceiling space concept in interior design responds to people’s natural need for space and freedom. When this concept is also extended on a vertical plane, the effect is greatly amplified. In fact, high ceilings are on the wish list of many house hunters and store owners. When these are not […]