Today I would like to share this creative office design of Instagram company.  The design was produced by a talented team of Geremia. Instagram office interior is all about natural materials and history of cameras.  You will see a neat collection of old cameras on a display at the main lounge area. Overall most of […]

This 2Day Languages, a new Spanish school in Valencia was designed by Masquespacio, studio specializing in interior design and communication. The interior branding of 2Day Language School is being represented by a flag that is fused with text bubbles representing three fundamentals of any language learning: levels,  goal and conversation. A tremendous historic value 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 […]

Hospitality Design Expo which is held every year in Las Vegas, NV, is one of the largest hospitality industry related trade events in the United States. The show helps interior designers (as well as other professionals) to get acquainted with the latest industry trends related to restaurant and hotel designs. This year I took a […]

Can Green and High-Tech be combined in one office?  This beautiful office (Microsoft Headquarters in Vienna) was designed by a European firm – INNOCAD Architektur.  Very high-tech looking and at the same time filled with lush greenery, this workspace will encourage so much needed creativity in Microsoft workers. The designers were trying to “showcases the […]

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 […]

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 is our annual interior design review of offices. Today I’d love to share some of the most intriguing offices around the globe. If you are thinking about remodeling your office or if you are moving your office to a new location, these are great examples of what your office can look like with a […]

Two talented architects, Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, have created this inspiring and at the same time one of the most simplest office buildings.  Selgascano, a Spanish design firm, located their new studio in the middle of the woods outside of Madrid. The whole building is shaped as a one-story pipe or a tunnel hiding […]

Alannah Hill (born in 1963) is an Australian fashion designer who is well known for her “girly chic” fashion label and boutique chain.  Today I’d like to share the glimpse of the main office interior design of Alannah Hill operation. This once run down Melbourne warehouse has been transformed into the dreamy world of a […]

Nature inspired furniture

Guest blogger Sam Marquit The elements of rustic design appeal to many people at first sight as well as on a deep, subconscious level. I find that earthy spaces with natural decor materials draw folks in, whether it’s into a lodge in the mountains or into bustling new york city apartments or hotels. The visual qualities […]

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 […]

Vertical gardens or Green Walls have become a very popular way to bring nature into any interior. It looks fantastic but the energy and the cost of upkeep the plants may leave skeptics out of this design feature. The Live Screen tries to address this issue with this green wall. This Live Screen vertical garden […]

If you have never heard about Suggestive Selling, you probably don’t know how big brands companies have been using the latest Neuroscience research to improve their marketing and selling techniques. This seductively lighted Abercrombie & Fitch’s  store is attempting to lure in older shoppers. I am predicting that the use of Neuroscience research is going to […]

“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 […]

This Wittner store by Studio Ginger is offering a sleek, contemporary interior design with a perfect green twist – a vertical garden or a green wall as a backdrop for shoe display.  This is where hi-end store branding offers a place with fanatics shopping experience! The store is located at the Chadstone shopping center in […]

This multifunctional streetlight plus a bench combination harnesses solar energy to power its LED lamp. Solar panels built into the roof of the bench case make it possible to place this bench unit in any location independent of a local power supply. The bench unit was designed by Voda Design. Integrated into the bench outlets […]

A color of 2012 year has finally been revealed by the Pantone Color Institute! Tangerine Tango – an electric orange red color is warm, uplifting, and energizing! It’s also been noted to look great with almost every skin tone. Today I would like to point out a few simple example of how this new color […]

Living in San Diego you get to see mainly the same colors and styles in architecture.  Most of these colors remind me of our local Hotel La Quinta. This is why I would like to show you how a color can be used to brighten up any building’s exterior and to bring energy to any […]

Commercial spaces are often designed with practicality in mind for business efficiency. This often leads to an interior spaces that are void of warmth and life.  A perfect fix for cold industrial spaces is to add life energy with the use of  live plants.  It has also been proven that interior plants clean and filter […]

Replay, Barcelona boutique store, is a green jungle of  bushy ferns and begonias around displayed products. Landscape architects Vertical Garden Design created this interior vertical garden and a second green wall facing a rear courtyard. The interior of this store was redesigned by an Italian architects Studio 10.  Whimsical looking mannequins and giant spiders occupy the vitrine, […]

Review by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting During his last days, in August 2011, Steve Jobs was at the Cupertino City Council proposing a new campus building for Apple’s headquarters.  The new building attracted a great deal of attention because of its shape (‘spaceship’ from the future) and the advanced technology involved in the […]

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting There are different symptoms of poor indoor air quality inside of our buildings, from temporary, minor irritations to serious, life-threatening illnesses. They’ve been grouped into three classifications: sick building syndrome, building-related illnesses, and multiple chemical sensitivities.  Just for the note: problems with asbestos, lead, and radon are […]

  Half of our lives we spend inside of our business space walls.  It is hard to argue that the space should probably be a pleasant place to be in. No wonder elevating our mood has become a new trend on the market of commercial interior design.  Take a look at all the new trendy […]

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Designing commercial interiors that improve our mood and health has always been my goal.  But how do you design something to correct violent behavior in children? Take a look at this fascinating project by Ricci Greene Associates.  It’s a Union County Juvenile Detention Centre in New […]

  Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Another famous yogurt store has done something right and succeeded within a few short years.  UC Berkley School of Business graduate Daniel J. Kim (former investment banker) opened his first Red Mango yogurt store in LA in 2007.  The company grew to over 100 stores over […]

  Greenhouse Nightclub is the first LEED certified nightclub in the US.  For those who don’t know what LEED is… Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. (The club was designed by Bluarch, all the photos are by Bluearch.) All the couches are made from recyclable material and the mysterious illumination is all LED lighting. The […]

  Light and Color therapy is something we hear about but never get close to.  Well, now you can have it right at your home or office! Inspired by color and light therapy studies, Andre Keilani designed Therapie lamp.  Therapie is a singular illuminated canvas that omits a soothing aura. The color photons emanating from […]