KRITI Hotel Interior Design in Greece – history and modern elements in one. Photography: Haris Mavrogenis Design by Architectural Office RKITEKTS, Epaminondas Daskalakis & Associates The beach-front Kriti Hotel is located in the Koum Kapi district within the city of Chania at Crete. This four-story hotel was built in 1971 and was recently renovated to […]

The Oriental Hotel of Kobe in Japan Designed by Ryu Kosaka, Hiroyuki Iizumi, Sachio Suzaka / A.N.D. Photography by Nacasa & Partners Inc Via retaildesignblog.net First opened in 1870, the Oriental Hotel in Japan has always been a gem in Kobe. From attracting celebrities like the Royal Family and Marilyn Monroe, to its post-earthquake closure […]

The Hotel Vernet, which turned 100 in 2014, has undergone almost as spectacular a renovation as Paris did under Baron Haussmann’s direction, a movement that began in 1854 and of which this hotel emerged in the aftermath, adopting a stylish clean limestone facade and black ironwork balconies, typical of the period and specially designed by […]

The restaurant design of the newly created Umo Japanese restaurant, located in the beautiful Hotel Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, is a delicate combination of minimalistic and industrial interior design styles. Sharp angles and clean, metal surfaces make the environment interesting and engaging, while allowing the subtle interior design aspects to stand out and catch the […]

The Press Club Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia has come up with a winning formula for bringing in customers. Designers of March Studio added two intriguing features to the place that have people talking. First, they’ve incorporated a little trick to increase the lighting in the facility. Secondly, they’ve remade the ceiling into a work of […]

High color contrast in contemporary cafe design

Via behance.net Cafe design: Umbra Design All images via behance.net The trendy Bristol 2 cafe and bar located in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, is a very unique creation by Umbra Design. A superb sample of a simple branding design, the interior sets up a sophisticated and classy atmosphere through the smart use of color, texture and light. […]

This artistic Pisacco Restaurant & Bar is located in Milan. Pisacco was born from a collaboration between “food.different” firm and a group of food- and art-loving friends. The new eatery’s interior design is characterized by its unique contemporary wall art and other contrasting design elements.  A deliberate misspelling of Picasso name became a catchy name […]

Sustainable Design of Wine Cellars

Take a quick look into the future. The future of sustainable building practices and a lifetimes’ enjoyment of elegantly aged wines come together with the most eco-friendly wine storage products on the planet.  Sustainable Wine Cellars, LLC of Rancho Santa Fe, CA offers a completely customizable product as well as modular kits, entries, cooling, accent […]

The main concept behind L’Atelier Cafe design (in Romania) was a simple idea – the need for a space to influence the mood at a deep level of human perception. That kind of perception can only be influenced by cultural elements and aspects. So this became a space which celebrated culture of Romania in its raw […]

Restaurant Design

Las Vegas has always been a place of inspiration for designers and architects.  It’s a place where creative ideas come into realization much faster and easier. This modern Chinese restaurant called Beijing Noodle No. 9 located in a Caesars Palace hotel. As you enter the restaurant, you will be met with a gallery of large […]

Jerry Kott, who designed these incredible lights, describes himself as a “maker” who stretches his imagination beyond the limited boundaries of usual art or craftsmanship. These lighting fixtures are hand crafted from recycled bottles and are part of RE Series which is based on the philosophy of “rebuild, redefine, relive, reinvent and recycle”. “Khrysalis Light […]

This futuristic lighting system called Bolla was designed by an Italian company Incontroardito. The company started by specializing in production of ceramics.  After achieving international success with their products Incontroardito branched into selling other products such as stone tiles untill Dominico De Palo transformed the company by creating something this unique and exciting! Bolla system […]

whimsical lighting design

You probably have seen these whimsical light fixtures all around, at your local cafe or a restaurant…  I have!  And when I saw one I always wondered who could come up with such incredible ideas. David Trubridge is the most progressive furniture and lighting designer. He is based in Havelock North, New Zealand. David’s work […]

This impressive Tokyo store for skincare brand Aesop was designed by Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture Office.  The new store’s location took over an old shoe shop space – “Milano Shoes”. The owner of the 35 year old Milano Shoes put the brick tiles on the facade of the shop to create a […]

Mercury glass items have a very distinctive character and can complement your interior not only during Christmas. The roughness and some reflective qualities of mercury glass add somewhat Mid-evil character to the items and when used strategically create a certain charm. Did you know that “Mercury Glass” was invented in the nineteenth century as a […]

This restaurant design attracted my attention because of the incredible atmosphere achieved using the patterned wall panels and the lighting coming through them.  Oyster bar restaurant  is a part of the restaurant complex “Stefano’s Fine Food Factory” in Kiev. The project was complete in 2010 on Vladimirskaya street #4 in Kiev, Ukraine.  On my next […]

If you see any beautiful backlit walls, desks or any other surfaces in a contemporary slick interior, you are probably looking at chroma – one of the coolest materials on the market from 3FORM. I would like to share a few images from 3FORM’s projects to show you the capabilities of this simple material.  I […]

This clean-lined interior showcase for Aesop store in Stand Arcade, Sydney was designed by March Studio.  Aesop’s store offers a complete range of skin, hair and body products.  Each Aesop’s store is unique and aims to add rather than detract from the existing built environment, taking into account the characteristics of a particular neighborhood it’s […]

Yogurt Shop Design

By Ekaterina Kohlwes from Mindful Design Consulting Yolick Yogurt Shop is an existing store located in Shanghai which lacked identity in its interior. Today I would like to share what was the inspiration behind this fun yogurt shop design and to maybe show you some of the process we go through during design. We were […]

“Going green” is a catchy phrase as well as a continuous trend in most retail and business remodels. Here are a few pointers of what “going green” for commercial interior design means.  To put it simply: Renew, Reuse, and Recycle.  But most important is, going green will save any business money as well as improve […]

As you may have noticed, with commercial interior design we have started exploring more dramatic design solutions to attract people into retail locations. Branding became a very important part of any restaurant which is trying to stand out in a crowd.  One of such contemporary movement that I noticed is – “going back to basics” […]

This eye-catching interior of Xing, a Chinese restaurant in New York, was created by Lewis Architects. One of the most distinctive features of this restaurant interior is the colorful ceiling canopy assembled from acrylic strips. There are a few separate areas in this restaurant interior.  Each of the areas is differentiated by the use of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]