Smart but Casual Design at of ACME – Sustainable Restaurant Design Designed by Luchetti Krelle All Photos Via restaurantandbardesign.com by Michael Wee ACME is a restaurant where the interior masters the art of being both sophisticated and causal at the same time. This restaurant interior design makes the most of the building’s existing features exposing […]

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 […]

Spray foam insulation is a great solution for any space to stop air infiltration and its side effects such as loosing electricity or getting dust, pollen, or other irritating and unhealthy pollutants inside livable spaces.  Did you know that it also stops moisture penetration and adds structural rigidity to homes and buildings? Photo via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_foam […]

Caroma Profile Smart Sustainable Toilet Systems: Taking Sustainability To The Max If you thought you’ve seen everything in the water-saving technology, think again.  Among the latest green advances in bathroom technology you can find this energy-efficient toilet where water can be reused twice. After several rounds of government-imposed water-saving toilet model attempts to save water, […]

Mixing bamboo, glass and concrete in exterior design

Bamboo has been a favorite material of LEED accredited professionals and environmentally conscious designers for quite a while. The most common application of bamboo is in flooring and decks. But did you know that you can use bamboo on walls, ceilings and the exterior of your building? In fact, bamboo exterior wall siding can improve […]

Cork Flooring as a sustainable environmentally friendly material choice. Photos are via US Floors. As issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness move to the forefront, any interior designer should consider cork flooring as both a responsible and stylish option to offer to clients. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, a resource that […]

Solartube in Commercial Interior, Via www.solatube.com Solartube lighting at Mod Market – Boulder, CO If you’re looking to save money on an electric bill of your store or your restaurant using Solartube could be a great solution. You’ll find dazzling variations of the designs and applications of this green product. Solartube lighting at Allegheny College […]

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 […]

Before and After Commercial Interior Design

Click HERE to see Before and After Images of 2014 Projects! To ask us questions about your commercial interior design project or to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting, click HERE. Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It brings insight […]

Earth Weave Carpet is an Environmentally Conscious Choice for Any Commercial or Residential Interior. When you are looking for a new carpet for one of your interior design projects the choices seem endless. There are so many things to consider: durability, look, price, and whether the carpet is made of a sustainable material. If you […]

Using metallic paints in interior design is an easy way to raise the decorative level of commercial or residential spaces. If you are looking for a paint that can make a strong visual statement and bring in an extra touch of glamour, consider the Modern Masters metallic paints. This generous collection keeps you well provided […]

Design by Axis Design Cyberport’s Smart-Space 3 business center in Hong Kong went through a great transformation of the office design. This IT landmark on the South Side of the island has breathtaking views of the open water. Envisioned as a high tech, high touch experience, the design combines the latest in technology with organic […]

The Beauty of Bamboo Plywood and Its Application in Interior Design Projects. Bamboo is a wonderful material that can be used in a wide range of projects and for many different purposes. It has a lot of excellent features that make it a great choice for any health and environmental impact conscious interior designer. Plybam […]

If you are looking for a greener, more sustainable flooring selection for your commercial interior design project, look into Forbo Marmoleum.  Forbo Marmoleum is an up-and-coming, sustainable material perfect for residential or commercial interior design projects. Marmoleum combines the best characteristics of green materials that enhance a living or work space while considering the environment […]

Designed by Wirt Design Group. The Whole Foods Market office is located on the top two floors of the LEED Gold office building in Glendale, California. The Wirt Design Group was challenged to create an office design with an open ambiance that would encourage the spirit of collaboration and creativity reflective of the Whole Foods […]

Futuristic office design, how do you envision it? In today’s business world, many office workers often find themselves traveling and working out of the office. London-based design student Julie Burdou, has designed a futurist office that allows workers to stop in and get their work done a few minutes at a time. As an office […]

Creatively designed Daycare caters to young children with fun nature theme in Berlin, Germany. School interior design is not known for being especially innovative, fun, or anything interesting to look at. Baukind’s daycare design blows school interior design out of the field! Its rooms include not only textured walls and speckled ceilings made to look […]

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 […]

This is a quick overview of 2014 HD EXPO this year 2014 in Las Vegas.  There was so much to see and so much to do that it seams overwhelming to try and put everything into one blog post.  I will only showcase my favorite products that I found for some of my projects.  You […]

Take a look at Youghurt, Berlin’s first self-serve frozen yogurt store! Echoing the store’s commitment to organic foods and sustainable design this fresh and modern yogurt shop brand was created. Patrons can customize frozen yogurt, cereal and even waffles with a dizzying array of toppings. Youghurt has built a unique yogurt store brand around eco-friendly […]

Check out our Commercial Interior Design February 2014 newsletter! In this issue I would like to share 6 of my favorite most exciting emerging trends in commercial interior design this year.  Click HERE. To ask us questions about your commercial interior design project or to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting, click HERE. […]

We’ve all heard about water crisis and the drought in California within the last few months.  But what is really happening out there above the ground that is effecting all of us here in beautiful California? “The immediate cause of the drought is a lingering pocket of high pressure, a wall of air, sitting off […]

The Foldaway Bookshop was designed to make its debut at the London Festival of Architecture. The book store featured accordion-style, cardboard walls with built-in shelves to accommodate many books on architecture for the festival. Empty spaces on the walls featured projections of films about architecture. The shelves and walls were designed to be broken down […]

The atmosphere within Aroma of Shadow, a cosmetics boutique store, is soothing and extremely relaxing with muted lights and textured wooden panels over the windows that permit the sunlight to enter without the usual glare and harsh contrasts. Quaint wooden sofas with white cushions in the VIP room enhance the quiet atmosphere created by this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Driver, Londres. Patrick Blanc’s new website, which you can see HERE , had inspired me to share some of his vertical garden walls designs.  First time I saw Patric Blanc’s work was in Paris about 11 years ago when it was such a novelty to have plants growing on walls.  I am happy to […]

Air Drop flower pot, is a unique concept that provides a solution on purifying air in an urban environment. The main idea is to use Air plants or Tillandsias species of evergreen, which are the most effective for absorbing pollutants in the air.  These elegantly crafted planters are hung from the ceiling and are powered […]