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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 […]

  See original text HERE, by Ekaterina Kohlwes. Why would you want to hire a professional interior designer instead of decorating your store or your business yourself in your own style? Today I will give you some examples of what a professional designer can do for you. Everything we create around ourselves will affect us […]

Yesterday I visited an excellent showroom in Miramar area, San Diego, called Fixtures Living and I would love to share some of my findings in the latest kitchen design trends.  I snapped these photos with my Iphone, so please excuse the quality. The latest trend in kitchen design is combining two different tones of wood […]

  I was never a big fan of using green color for a restaurant from a psychological perspective.  Even design experts never considered green to be an “appetizing” color. But looking at this restaurant’s refreshing green color pallet I am convinced it can work. Weinerwald restaurant in Munich was designed by Appolito Fleitz Group, a […]

The Opera Garnier’s first restaurant Phantom has opened in July 2011 and already has becoming one of Paris’ hottest spots. It took 6 million Euro and three years to construct this slick place. After a competition, the design of the project was assigned to  Odile DECQ Benoit CORNETTE – Architectes Urbanistes. The striking contrast of […]

FontanaArte is an Italian lighting design company founded in 1932. The company was started by an architect and maybe that’s why the quality of the design is strong. FontanaArte company has always retained a strong link with some of the best Italian and international architects and lighting designers. The result of this collaboration was the […]

Last week I had a great pleasure meeting Serguei Iourov – a renown Russian artist living and working here in San Diego.  Serguei Iourov graduated from one of the most prestigious art schools in the world (the Academy of Fine Arts in St.Petersburg) and was invited to live in the US because of his incredible […]

  How would you like your outdoor chairs to act and to looks as something else while not in use? Take a look at the Bounce chair by Véronique Baer. These chairs are foam sculptures which transforms into soft and comfortable seating with one move. When a person stands up, it gets restored to it’s […]

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Are you mindful looking for a designer to get a good quality set of drawings for your new business space?  After all you probably want a space that is created perfectly for your business: an office, a restaurant or a salon.  It will be a space that […]

  Today’s blog post is all about designing railing for your stairs.  These ideas can be used at home or at your business interior design.  I hope these images will inspire you to be more creative when providing something as functional as a stair rail. Let’s start with these beautiful glass stair rails.  Glass is […]

  Going into a restaurant what would be the most desirable view for you?  Inspired by the latest Yahoo news on  restaurants with the best views I want to introduce you one of the restaurants from that list. This world famous restaurant is located in Dubai – Pierchic. Unfortunately I was not able to find […]

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting There are different symptoms of poor indoor air quality inside of our buildings, from temporary, minor irritations to serious, life-threatening illnesses. They’ve been grouped into three classifications: sick building syndrome, building-related illnesses, and multiple chemical sensitivities.  Just for the note: problems with asbestos, lead, and radon are […]

  The amazing artist Katrin Olina creates not only fascinating images,  she recently finished designing the interior of the Cristal Bar in a middle of concrete jungle of Hong Kong. One of the main goals in designing this bar interior was using only one finish material, but to improvise on using whimsical imagery by the […]

  This sophisticated jewelry store was opened in Paris by the Podium Fashion Group from Moscow. (at 334, rue St.-Honore, Paris 1er, right across from Colette.) The 538 s.f. of Podium 1 Jewelry Store project glamor and luxury. Designers from Artbureau 1/1 recreated neogothic interior by using aged textured wallpaper, antique wood furniture and aged […]

  Half of our lives we spend inside of our business space walls.  It is hard to argue that the space should probably be a pleasant place to be in. No wonder elevating our mood has become a new trend on the market of commercial interior design.  Take a look at all the new trendy […]

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Designing commercial interiors that improve our mood and health has always been my goal.  But how do you design something to correct violent behavior in children? Take a look at this fascinating project by Ricci Greene Associates.  It’s a Union County Juvenile Detention Centre in New […]

  Tumi Store Photo Credit. This information would be interesting if you own a retail business and are looking for a more manageable, easy to use, and almost intuitive point of sale system.  One Step Retail Solutions is a world leader of POS systems and have been around for over 25 years.  The providers of […]

  Selecting colors for your interior can be a difficult task and that is why I see some of my clients being stuck with the same old colors (or white) of their interior spaces for years! They just feel safe.  But with modern technology it’s actually becoming much easier and even fun!  Today I will […]

  When we go shopping and get emerged into stunning commercial interiors of famous designer stores, we never get to hear the names of architects or designers behind them. One of my goals with this blog is to uncover these names and to show you the incredible work they produce. One of such designers is […]

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting In my last article about Target I was pointing out how the local Mission Valley Target store was completely overpowering Sears Essentials with creative branding techniques. Today I found an interesting article about how Target manages its $35 billion brand. The article reveals the enormous number […]

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting When you enter a high-end jewelry store you expect perfection… and that is exactly what this store in Milan emanates. Even the name of the store radiates luxury – Faraone. Calming natural colors complement edgy contemporary straight lines. Dark steel wall cladding created a great back […]

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting This colorful interactive wall mapping caught my attention because of the possibilities of its application.  This is the latest product from Strukt Design Studio, an Austrian company. The main idea is to map the architecture of walls in a space by lighting them up with  projected images […]

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting With the appearance of touch screens, IPhones and IPads what else can we get excited about?  I am always fascinated by futuristic movies showing holographic projections of control screens in a thin air floating over work stations.  Today I want to talk about similar interactive technology – […]

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Are you tired of your same old interior of your business?  Does your cafe, restaurant, hotel, or an office need some excitement in its decor? How about changing it up with new lighting effects?  It’s one of the quickest and most effective solutions there is! These […]

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Another famous yogurt store has done something right and succeeded within a few short years.  UC Berkley School of Business graduate Daniel J. Kim (former investment banker) opened his first Red Mango yogurt store in LA in 2007.  The company grew to over 100 stores over […]

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Interactive architecture has always been my passion.  Today I’d love to introduce a new interactive surface material created by B.Lab, an Italian company. Imagine the ability to leave your footprints on a floor surface as you walk across a room, which will fade away in a few […]

The original text of the interview came from HERE. I found The Franchise Maker company when I was trying to learn more about Franchising. Dave Waldman and I became good friends and referral partners as I started learning more about what it really takes to franchise a business. Now I help Dave’s clients to brand […]

  PinkBerry‘s success is not an overnight success story. Over 100 frozen yogurt shops around the world in just 5 years! A perfect match between a restaurant owner and an architect created a unique concept which really took off.  So what did really lift the business off the ground so fast? Here are 5 main […]

  Did you read the news on how a few fake Apple stores were busted in China recently? What fascinated me the most that the fist sign of a fake store was their poorly done interior! Yes, everything looked almost identical, the name tags on employees’ necks, Apple’ s classic look was even in place, […]