Via contemporist.com Designer: id inc All photos: Yamauchi Norito via contemporist.com Minimalist design is not only used in creating residential spaces for those who choose to live a simple life. We have also seen it in practice in other areas such as modern office design. It is less common, however, when it comes to restaurants, […]

Via dezeen.com Designer: Gundry & Ducker Graphics and branding: Ico Design All photos: Hufton & Crow via dezeen.com  Designed by London-based studio Gundry & Ducker, the interior of the Biju Bubble Tea Rooms in Soho is an ingenious example of using cork in commercial design. Cork comes with definite advantages as an environmentally-friendly, fire-resistant material […]

Grease trap types in restaurants

Installing grease traps is a must for most restaurants, and a topic you have to be aware of when planning for your plumbing system. In another article, we have already answered the question “Does my small food-related business need a grease trap?” and many others related to this subject. There, we explained that it is […]

Photo via flipoutwindows.com If your business is a restaurant, a cafe or a kiosk, flip-out windows are a feature you might want to consider. Unlike bi-fold windows that obstruct the view with their frame structure, the flip-out version truly opens your interior to the outside and creates the feeling of a single flowing space. When […]

Cafe Design and Trends

Popular trends in coffee shop interior design and restaurant supplies will help you create a unique business among the most competitive type of establishments. All current coffee making trends and helpful recommendations in one article. Written by McDonald Paper Restaurant Supplies Company The first two coffee houses in the world were opened in the Ottoman […]

Dessert Kiosk Design Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Atelier TAO + C All photos: Guan Li via retaildesignblog.net When trying to fit a kitchen, a bar and a seating area into a small 215-square foot area, the solution seems to be a combination of simple lines, minimalist design and glass. Atelier TAO + C has achieved this impressive […]

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: party/space/design All photos: FarHed & party/space/design via retaildesignblog.net For the interior designer who also happens to be a passionate chocolate lover, there are few things more inspiring than the texture, color and aroma of this fabulous sweet treat. These combined passions can lead to beautiful results, as in the case of this coffee […]

Ice-Cream Shop Design

Scoop La Jolla Ice Cream Store Interior Design and Branding.  La Jolla Shores in San Diego is a sought-after community and a favorite beach for kayakers, swimmers and snorkelers. With the ocean on one side and a neighborhood with ocean-view villas, charming cottages and a shopping district with a small town vibe on the other, […]

Seating area with wooden tables

While the use of vibrant colors and daring chromatic combinations appeal to dessert store clients, so may a simpler approach and a drastically reduced color palette. A great example is The Dessert Kitchen in Sydney, a minimalist dessert store created by Australian designer Matt Woods.  Here, the simpler approach is not just a simple design […]

Minimalistic Coffee Kiosk Design

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 process of making it. A stellar example of adapting to a specific […]

Red and white kiosk design in shopping center

Via retaildesignblog.net Coffee kiosk design: Cuschieri Design All photos via retaildesignblog.net All elegance is subtle, and subtlety is the path that the creators from Cuschieri Design have decided to take when planning out the construction of Crema Espresso in Brisbane, Australia. The light and airy coffee kiosk design is a far cry from the rather […]

Elegant enclosed dessert shop in mall

The only thing better than eating dessert is eating dessert in an opulent Victorian decor. Carbon, a London-based design studio, goes even further. It creates this opportunity in the form of a cupcake kiosk in the middle of the Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. As the first international location of Bea’s of Bloomsbury café […]

Wood ceiling structure in small intimate coffee shop

Via Archilovers Cafe interior design: mode:lina All photos: Marcin Ratajczak via Archilovers Designing a double-duty interior that would serve both as a cafe and a boutique on just 45 square meters (or 485 square feet) is not an easy task. However, small places have one advantage: the space limitations give them an intimate feel. This […]

Via knstrct.com Designer: Anna Wigandt All photos courtesy of Anna Wigandt Multifunctional Interior Design.  Satisfying its patrons’ appetite for science and that for delicious treats at the same time, the Science Café Library from Chișinău, Moldova, seems to prove that multifunctional public spaces are the way of the future. Located within a science and engineering […]

Russian bakery design with local authentic flair

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 contemporary bakery that doubles as a café, located in St. Petersburg, Russia. Created by Stone Design, Maxibread […]

Contemporary cafe design inspired by the Greek culture

Combining contemporary and tradition-inspired elements, Café Mirabilis in Heraklion Crete, Greece, tends to the young, active crowd while remaining true to local influences. The space was designed by Lefteris Tsikandilakis, with the declared purpose of creating a place inspired by the coffee culture in Greece and perfectly adapted to the needs of those who are […]

Western Red Cedar Siding is a Sustainable Choice for Any Application All Photos are Via www.greendepot.com Did you ever wonder what is this beautiful wood being used so often on exterior of contemporary slick apartment buildings? You are probably looking at western red cedar siding. Western red cedar siding is a perfect finishing choice to […]

Wooden slats as wall and ceiling decor in dessert bar interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Dessert bar interior design: Joseph Grappin All photos: Julien Lelièvre via retaildesignblog.net  The Dessance 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 […]

Black, white and black patisserie interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Patisserie interior design: Parasite Architecture Studio All photos: Attila Wenczel via retaildesignblog.net The Tempo patisserie in Timisoara, Romania (designed 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, simple designs, minimalistic colors and wide, open […]

Massive elephant sculpture welcoming customers to kid-friendly restaurant

When it comes to restaurant interior designs, most are not family friendly. Many are jammed full of leather booths, dark interiors and an overall feel of adult restriction. However, the imaginative and fun designer team at the NUCA Studio has created bright and innovative ways to invite children and adults into the Phil Restaurant in […]

Located in Helsinki’s newly renovated Old Market hall, Story is a cafe-restaurant that combines classic Scandinavian minimalism with a farmer’s market atmosphere. Its interior is a masterpiece of contemporary designer Joanna Laajisto. Story is tucked near the center of Old Market hall, a building long-known for its fresh food market and trendy cuisine. The hall’s […]

Wood accents in tea house design

Nana’s Tea House recently added this Osaka location to their chain of Japanese stores. In line with their unique “new Japanese” style, Nana’s mission is to give customers a slice of authentic Japanese culture with a fresh twist. The new tea house design helps do just that.  The tea house has been a part of […]

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

Creative lounge design with layered plywood counter

An unconventional concept dreamed up by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma takes Guranavi’s Osaka information center into uncharted design territory. Doubled by a lounge cafe and surrounded on three sides by large window walls, the space uses piled plywood to recreate all the elements of lounge design and awe with this unique concept. The layered wood […]

By Guest Writer  Mark Long Multifunction furniture is truly one of the most explosive trends of the modern era. Certainly the concept of using furniture for multiple purposes isn’t new, but as living space continues to shrink, designers and homeowners are becoming increasingly more creative about saving space and maximizing utility from each piece of […]

Starbucks is looking to connect with another group of caffeine drinkers with its new store, Teavana. It set up shop on the Upper East Side of New York with dim lights and calming music, as well as comfortable chairs and the smoothing aroma of tea everywhere in the store. Teavana is for the opposite crowd. […]

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. […]

Wall art, deep green paint and wood furniture in New Orleans Starbuck cafe

The historic French Quarter demands a unique cafe design that reflects the singular character of this neighborhood. Starting with this idea, Starbucks has departed from its usual structured cafe design and brand identity by creating a unique cafe experience that celebrates New Orleans culture and heritage. While Starbucks has long attempted to blend its cafes […]

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 […]