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Original text came from HERE. 3-Story Mixed Use Building Remodel in Sausalito Daniel Merriam’s New Gallery One of the most incredible projects we had a chance to work on this year is the remodel of this 3-story mixed use building for the new owner, a world renowned artist Daniel Merriam. It was an exciting opportunity […]

What would you get for a friend who is in a process of renovating their new house or a business space?  Take a look at these fun and a bit corky presents I found.  Maybe one of these will fit your friend’s personality and bring a few laughs at the next party. If someone loves […]

A color of 2012 year has finally been revealed by the Pantone Color Institute! Tangerine Tango – an electric orange red color is warm, uplifting, and energizing! It’s also been noted to look great with almost every skin tone. Today I would like to point out a few simple example of how this new color […]

Article by a guest blogger: One Step Retail Solutions In the past few years we have seen hardware transform – touch screen phones, lighter than a book personal laptops, virtual changing rooms and cars that look like they belong in a Tom Cruise movie.  It is certain that the future is here and it is […]

Michael Sussna – Math Art Mage Today I would like to introduce one of the most fascinating contemporary types of art – Fractal Imagery. Fractal imagery is a relatively young yet already rich field.  Though different from traditional artmaking, this digital approach still accommodates a well-developed esthetic sense.  Mastery of this new toolset permits results […]

This restaurant design is definitely thinking “out of box” concept!  The restaurant is located inside of an old factory and needed a stylish and affordable concept to divide the spaces into a kitchen, a bar and dining rooms. The MYU restaurant is located inside of an old liquor factory in the nightlife district of Beirut. […]

If you think Gaudi‘s designs are out of this world, take a look at this amazing restaurant design in Japan! From conceptual coffee house, a sake bar, a sushi restaurant and a lounge, designed especially for the unique culture of youth in Harajuku district of Japan, this building came to life. Spectacular oceanic motifs and […]

To have a decorated tree in your house will bring lots of joy for your eyes and heart.  Today I would love to share some tree decor ideas.  Which one will you choose? Make this year’s tree as individual as you are! Forget old style decorations!  Try something new!  It can be going in one […]

Your image is your brand which also provides a glimpse of the quality of services you are offering. Tired of the same boring interiors all around you? Today let’s take a small virtual tour around the world and see how some really whimsical business interiors created fantastic brands for their businesses! If you missed our […]

Who else if not Starbucks has become a leader in using interactive displays for their storefronts. To launch My Starbucks Rewards program, the company has installed interactive storefronts at its highest traffic locations in Canada. These interactive storefronts are essentially window displays that encourage user interaction in return for rewards. Offering rewards  is definitely a […]

Living in San Diego you get to see mainly the same colors and styles in architecture.  Most of these colors remind me of our local Hotel La Quinta. This is why I would like to show you how a color can be used to brighten up any building’s exterior and to bring energy to any […]

In one of our blog posts we talked about this inspiring hotel in Singapore called The Club.  Today I would like to show you the cafe inside of this hotel.  The design of this cafe caught my eye because of the simplicity of its design and the selected colors to attract coffee and chocolate lovers. […]

This inspiring hotel named East is located in the center of Hamburg’s entertainment district – South West of central Hamburg. East is all about style, relaxation and fun. Even though the existing building is an old industrial factory, right at the entrance canopy you know that there is more inside than what you see on […]

by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Have you ever tried to start your own coffee shop?  I have!  How do you start?  It’s countless hours of research at the local library and online for any information available.  Now, after working with a few clients on their cafes, I’ve decided to share all my personal […]

by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting This Gelato Store in London clearly breaks all the traditional rules of balancing out the use of different materials. By creating a sharp contrast between raw concrete and soft furniture pieces, a new exciting brand appeared.  This London ice cream parlour called Polka Gelato was designed by branding […]

Commercial spaces are often designed with practicality in mind for business efficiency. This often leads to an interior spaces that are void of warmth and life.  A perfect fix for cold industrial spaces is to add life energy with the use of  live plants.  It has also been proven that interior plants clean and filter […]

by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting If you have not painted your home for over 6 years, it would be a good idea to freshen up the look.  Painting the exterior of your house is not only pleasing esthetically, it protects surfaces from deterioration and helps avoid more costly repairs later.  Since I was […]

AVMazzega is one of my favorite lighting design companies. It was established in 1946 by Gianni Bruno Mazzega and now one of the largest and oldest glasswork studios on the famous island of Murano in the Venice lagoon. I love the combination of traditional elements and shapes with very contemporary materials and finishes in these […]

Replay, Barcelona boutique store, is a green jungle of  bushy ferns and begonias around displayed products. Landscape architects Vertical Garden Design created this interior vertical garden and a second green wall facing a rear courtyard. The interior of this store was redesigned by an Italian architects Studio 10.  Whimsical looking mannequins and giant spiders occupy the vitrine, […]

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 […]