The Dessert Kitchen, Chengdu, China, by Towodesign. Photo via worldarchitecture.org Combining the appeal of sweet treats with the advantages of a usually small space, dessert stores are excellent opportunities for interior designers to use their creativity and bold ideas. Some dream up and bring to life interiors that turn these stores into veritable places of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interior Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC When designing a new space for Olala Crepes in San Diego, we had the chance to develop even further the concept of a crafty hipster-style dessert store infused with Parisian flair. Mindful Design Consulting has already worked on the Olala Crepes kiosk located in the heart of the Liberty […]

Jojos Creamery Ice-Cream Shop Interior Design

Ice-Cream Shop Design.  A mother-and-daughter team of dessert aficionadas from Encinitas, California, has opened a homemade ice cream store whose interior design bears our signature. Jami and Emily, the owners of JoJo’s Creamery, make their ice cream, sauces and waffle cones from scratch using only simple ingredients, such as organic milk, sugar, flour and eggs. […]

Via dezeen.com Designer: Matt Woods All photos via dezeen.com While the use of vibrant colors and daring chromatic combinations works in raising the appeal of desserts stores, so does a minimalist approach or a drastically reduced color palette. A great example is The Dessert Kitchen store in Sydney, the creation of Australian designer Matt Woods. […]

Via chuknum.com Designer: Savvy Studio All photos via chuknum.com A pastry boutique in Monterrey, Mexico, is proving that good interior design can go a long way to opening an appetite. Designed by Savvy Studio, Cioccolato is a veritable place of culinary temptation for those with a sweet tooth – and a store difficult to leave empty-handed. […]

Olala Crepes Branding and Kiosk Design, Liberty Public Market

Interior Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Branding Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Photos by Olala Crepes, graphics by Mindful design Consulting We have recently added a new branding and interior design project to our (already hefty) portfolio. This time, it is the Olala Crepes kiosk in the heart of San Diego Liberty Public Market. A […]

Minimalistic Coffee Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Dessuant Bone All photos via retaildesignblog.net Located in a cozy Parisian courtyard on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Honor café bears the clean and ingenious design touch of Studio Dessuant Bone. It is a place where coffee lovers can enjoy a cup of their favorite beverage, while witnessing the coffee making […]

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designers: atelie*r + Bereal All photos © JULIEN FERNANDEZ – Courtesy of atelie*r + bereal via worldarchitecturenews.com Excellent design turns challenges into opportunities. In order to deal with the irregular geometry of the space, the designers of Pâtisserie Antoine in Bordeaux, France, created an interior whose lines not only mask the inconvenient structural and mechanical elements, but are […]

2016 Retail Trends

Businesses must periodically update themselves to keep up with the market and changes in customers’ expectations.  Today we will share a few new trends that you will see showing up this year in retail and the restaurant industry. There are ideas for every type of business here, from combining different functions into one space, adding […]

Dessert trends

Trendy Desserts – Chocolate kiwi popsicle photo source: ShowFood Chef The world of desserts is no exception when it comes to the need to change with the times. While in the eyes of some sweet-toothed customers everything filled with sugar qualifies as a major attraction, dessert shops need to be inventive in order to attract […]

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Stone Design All photos: www.stone-dsgns.com When it comes to commercial venues, small spaces are a challenge. However, the right design decisions may turn this space shortage into an opportunity to create a warm and intimate place. This is the case of Maxibread, a bakery that doubles as a café, located in St. Petersburg, […]

bakery interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Allison Burke Interior Design All photos: Hannah Berryhill As sweet and fresh as the treats served at its counters, Austin-based Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop is a lovely display of white and pastels. The bakery is well-known for its cakes and cupcakes, tested in battles during a televised Cupcake War, which it won. It […]

Airy Restaurant Interior Design at Spring Via remodelista.com Designer: Briony Fitzgerald Photos via remodelista.com Spring is a London establishment that boasts fine restaurant design, complete with historic flair. The eatery is part of the arts facility Somerset House, which was constructed all the way back in 1856. Founded by prominent Australian foodie Skye Gyngell, the […]

Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors — the Most Beautiful Echo-friendly Choice! Recycled glass collection from Glass Recycled Surfaces (http://glassrecycled.com/) are an elegant element of green design that easily blends with virtually any business’s aesthetic and design plan. Crafted from sustainable material, such as readily-available recycled glass and porcelain that would otherwise end up in a […]

Oceanside Glass Tile Made From Your Recycled Bottles. Oceanside Glass Tiles are a beautiful way to add sustainable material into your commercial interior design. Oceanside Glass Tiles are handcrafted using recycled post-consumer glass bottles and silica sand, an abundant natural resource, making for a true green design. The results of this mix are amazing!  See for […]

MAISQUEPAN Bakery Uses Function And Simplicity To Emphasize Its Branding. Designed by NAN Architects, via retaildesignblog.net For a bakery interior, Maisquepan took the road less traveled and came away with an interior that combines modern lines and traditional warmth. With open spaces and floor-length windows to highlight the activity within, NAN Architects have created an […]

The Cupcake Boutique recently unveiled its newly renovated interior design in Stuttgart City Centre. Architect designers, DITTEL/ARCHITEKTEN expanded the sales space by 80 square meters, creating an open and equally inviting atmosphere. The cohesiveness of the minimalist color scheme draws the patron’s attention to the artful display of cupcakes. These treats add a sweet note […]

Dessance Gourmet Dessert Bar Interior Design. This restaurant is located in the historic district of Paris, the Marais. Customers enter through a ground level door of an old, stone mansion. Though artificial lighting is in place, large windows allow natural light to stream into the the restaurant from the courtyard outside. The interior designer, Joseph […]

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie maker of macaroon and other pastries created almost a Halloween inspired interior design. Engineered by interior design students, Masterchef Adriano Zumbo’s new patisserie in Victoria depicts a splash of color, as the one requirement was that the store be partly pink, in a dark environment of mystery. With a pink and black […]

Tempo Patisserie’s Simple but Sleek Interior Design. Tempo Patisserie in Timisoara, Romania (designed by by Parasite Architecture Studio) has a cool and sleek ambiance. The interior design of the patisserie and cafe is simultaneously retro and futuristic, complete with geometric shapes, simplistic designs, minimalistic colors and wide, open spaces. Tempo Patisserie evokes the work of an […]

This bakery design in Shanghai, China is a great example of a well defined brand. The new Aimé Pâtisserie in Shanghai not only showcases a unique and interesting design, but also manages to use its surrounding competitors for its advantage. This brand’s very first store is framed by Starbucks and another well known chain restaurant […]

Ninina Bakery is a new eatery in Buenos Aires with delightful desserts and a novel approach to bakery interior design. Owner Emmanuel Paglayan, true to his Armenian heritage, offers delicacies such as Baba Ghannouj and Hummus in addition to a wide selection of baked goods and cakes to his ever increasing clientele. The monochrome themed […]

Sol De Frio Frozen Yogurt store was designed by Mindful Design Consulting to bring calorie healthy dessert and beverage options to Clinton Township, MI.  Unlike your traditional yogurt shop, Sol de Frio offers its customer self-serve warm beverages to provide “cold day” sweet option. The interior design and branding of Sol De Frio yogurt store was created […]

Any interior designer would be in a dream world in Shun-Shoku Lounge. Its creative design is such that anyone visiting would be moved by its airy, pale wood ans sophisticated lighting. The room color pallet perfectly matches with a lighthearted pale ale experience. For branding design, there is no better place, Shun-Shoku Lounge is composed […]

A restaurant worthy of the title of “Shanghai’s Best Pizza” requires an interior design that wows the senses as much as the amazing food served there. Set in a 2,700 square feet space boasting two open terraces, this pizzeria interior features an artistic contrast of materials, shapes and textures for a unique aura of refined […]

The historic French Quarter simply demands a unique cafe design. Starbucks has departed from its usual structured cafe design by creating a unique cafe experience that celebrates New Orleans culture and heritage. Every aspect of this incredible design has purpose. This allows the design to be as diverse as New Orleans culture without seeming cluttered. […]

This funky looking store is founded by Johnny Earle, 28-year-old multi-million dollar business owner. Known by his brand name Johnny Cupcakes the owners is famous for making a life changing decision to drop out of college and do what he loves most – design clothing.  His clothing label uses an unrelated theme to fashion such […]

As a designer, I am always on an exploration journey to see what is happening in a design world around the globe.  Today I would like to introduce some of the most interesting Cupcakes Store brands I found for your review.  The 1st cupcakes store on the list below looks like it came from the […]