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 […]

Art changes with the climate

How Does Art Change with the Climate?  Art, we all know, is a reflection of the life, people, culture, events, and practices of the place and times they belong to. It’s almost unbelievable how art captures even the slightest of these details in a subtle yet discreet manner. However, have you ever wondered how the […]

Good interior design is not only about beauty and function, but also about health. Today, we spend most of our time indoors, which makes a healthy interior more important that ever. While the aesthetics of a space does contribute to a better mood (thus better health), how else can you promote healthy living through interior […]

In a society that is becoming more and more environmentally minded, the list of eco-friendly products and materials keeps getting longer. When it comes to interior design, it’s all about reusing materials, finding green alternatives for single-use products, replacing traditional materials with better solutions – and yes, 3D printing. Below, we put together a short […]

Neptune Place. Lights by Tazz Lighting In the specialized field of lighting design and supply (including the design of lighting control systems), San Diego-based Tazz Lighting has an excellent reputation as a company that stays behind its products and for whom no project is too small. When we approached them for our Beauty Bakerie and […]

If you are the owner of an ice-cream or frozen-yogurt store whose customers eat their dessert with solid-colored spoons, you are missing out on a hot trend. We have recently interviewed Mitch Kleinman, the owner of Frozen Solutions and the creator of the MAGIC Color Changing spoons, a hot-seller product in the frozen-treat industry. His […]

Restaurant Web Design by NonStop Marketing Phelan Riessen is the driving force behind the San Diego-based NonStop Marketing design and development company. Having started in the web design industry when such an industry hardly even existed, he worked with more than 1,000 companies, among which a substantial number of restaurant businesses. According to Phelan Riessen, […]

Sugar Creek works with dessert stores all across the United States and offers a large variety of crafted soft-serve mixes with real bulky flavorings. Created in 1946, the company changed hands again in 2007, and became one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the country. Aside from its high-quality mixes, Sugar […]

Unlike restaurants, coffee shops often become part of their customers’ daily routine. Having the opportunity of acquiring such a loyal clientele, cafe owners should take advantage of it by offering their customers more than just good coffee: a great ambiance and a memorable experience. A unique interior design, an Instagram-worthy space or a place that […]

Candy Store Design

Candy store designs are amazing opportunities for creativity and originality. First, the colors of their products provide endless chromatic inspiration. Second, they generally cater to children, giving designers a sense of freedom in being playful. Third, they are meant to give joy and happiness, which makes for a wonderful designing experience.  Below, we put together […]

If ice cream or frozen yogurt stores can entice customers with vibrant colors that evoke their flavors; and if dessert stores can rely on their products’ appetizing colors and smart packaging to bring in clients – one of the challenges of creating effective bakery interior designs is making their products shine. The neutral colors and […]

Ice cream shop design

There is only one thing better than ice-cream: a well-designed ice-cream shop. Good designers know that, when entering a dessert store, clients look not only for refreshing treats, but also for entertainment. Typically small spaces, dessert stores offer endless opportunities to play with colors and materials and be bold on a small scale, thus satisfying […]

Boba Tea Store Design

An exciting drink with fruity aromas and a bottom layer of chewy tapioca pearls, bubble tea has already become the main attraction in cafes all around the world. It’s only natural that the frothy drink of Taiwanese origin inspires equally exciting tea store designs. Its flavors are the perfect inspiration for colorful decor and the […]

Small Store Design Book

After helping 300 businesses to brand and design their interiors during a 12-year very productive stretch, we are in the process of publishing an interior design book that tells some of these stories. We filled its pages with images of the completed projects, including branding materials — and with snapshots of how we got there. […]

My Yogurt frozen yogurt brand vs franchise

When deciding to enter the world of business ownership, you have two ways to go about it: first, buy an established and well-tested franchise; second, create your own brand and start from the ground up. Both are viable options that come with pros and cons. Choosing the path that is best for you depends on […]

Restaurant Interior Branding Design

In today’s business environment, with its abundance of offers and alternatives, commercial success does not depend only on great products, excellent customers service and hard work following a vision. The brand – or the way a business presents itself to the world – often makes the difference in the consumers’ decision to buy (or not) […]