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. The cafe interior design is clean and modern, playing on […]

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 fashionable cafe Kith’s was designed by HJGHER.  It opened its third location in the Sentosa Cove, Singapore neighborhood, a busy with local upscale residents and tourists location. An open seating welcomes visitors right from the entrance. Baristas make coffee within an island bar. A display of fresh products and drinks is displayed on wrought iron […]

In July 2013 newsletter I would like to share some of the most interesting emerging trends I see from different designers around the world. Looking at what other designers have done is very educational and fun at the same time. It saves me the time of trial and error to see how certain materials will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

emerald color of 2013

The Pantone Institute has announced its 2013 color of the year.  It’s Emerald! They simply put is this way: “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” We can expect to see emerald color being used in fashion, furniture upholstery, and new interiors. Learn more about […]

Yogurt Shop Design

Above: Store 3D model by Mindful Design Consulting. Yogopolis was designed by Mindful Design Consulting keeping in mind the idea of designing one of the healthiest yogurt shops.  The main specialty of Yogopolis yogurt shop is Greek Yogurt.  Naturally Greek scheme was proposed throughout the interior and branding of this yogurt shop.  At the same […]

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 […]

Cafe Interior Design

Tobias Rehberger, who also  teaches sculpture at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, is one of the most remarkable contemporary German artists. His work is always on the borderline between art, design, and architecture.  And this coffee shop interior design is one of the perfect examples of his fascinating work. For the featured cafe called Palazzo delle […]

Cafe Interior Design

The Logomo Cafe is all about experiencing the stunning optical illusion from graphics all around the space. Although similar to Tobias Rehberger’s (German artist) cafeteria at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the Logomo is more elegant and light. The Cafe Logomo is another inspiring place created by German artist Tobias Rehberger and Artek furniture brand. This […]

Trendy light fixtures 2012

Lighting is one of the most important design elements of interior design for our businesses as well as our homes. Bad lighting can give us headaches, strain our eyes and make us feel fatigued. Good lighting can improve our mood, inspire us or simply complement our cozy interior. Read more about new and exciting lighting […]

Back painted glass

By guest blogger: Shahab Shokouhi a Writer for Dulles Glass and Mirror One of the most overlooked ways to add vibrancy to your kitchen is using a back painted glass. Back painted colored glass is custom installed, but has many applications: painted glass backsplashes colored glass countertops kitchen islands colored glass table tops cabinet glass […]

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 […]

Designed by Bonstra|Haresign Architects Take a look at this delicate and inspiring interior design of Hello Cupcake Shop near Dupont Circle. It was designed by Bonstra|Haresign Architects, also known for its design of DC’s Studio Theater and the America Online headquarters in Dulles. The idea for this wonderful cupcake shop was to create an atmosphere […]

By Ekaterina Kohlwes From Mindful Design Consulting See full text of February Newsletter HERE. 2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors. So what can you use to achieve positive movement in your interior? See what industry leaders are doing this year. 1. Rebranding Rebranding […]

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 […]

Today I would like to introduce a new yogurt shop design by Rick Thompon, Newport Beach architect, CA. His design attracted my attention because of its daring bright colors and fresh yogurt shop design ideas. I really like the combination of the bright orange color and green and blue contrasting accent colors on the walls […]

2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors.  I would like to introduce a few design finishes, colors and products which I believe will become trendy this year to use to achieve positive emotions in any interior. Get this Chinese Dragon Stencil HERE. 1. Colors […]

Sand Blasted or Stained Glass Art always fascinates me as an interior designer.  Colored glass can create mystical spaces by redirecting sunlight and reflecting its colors onto walls, ceiling and floor of your space.  Today I’d love to introduce Ernie Orfila, a local San Diego glass artist.  Below he talks about his art and some […]

Technology can be negative for some businesses or to be specific, some retailers (the ability to check prices online while shopping at a store) or it can be helpful. Either you are ready or not, IPad menus, interactive displays, and other innovative technological advancements are coming your way.  You can get a discount at some […]

If you are looking for new interior design trends for 2012, rebranding is one of them!  You will see old established brands infusing their interiors with more energy and fun.  Take a look at how McDonald’s rebranded itself in France last year.  The fast food restaurant interiors were redesigned to be more “family oriented.” The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]