The Dessert Kitchen, Chengdu, China, by Towodesign. Photo via worldarchitecture.org Combining the appeal of sweet treats with the advantages of a usually small space, dessert stores are excellent opportunities for interior designers to use their creativity and bold ideas. Some dream up and bring to life interiors that turn these stores into veritable places of […]

How to Use Lighting as the Main Element in Restaurant Design.  One bold, unique and eye-catching element of design may be just enough to define the interior of a commercial space and turn it into a veritable public attraction. Melbourne’s Doot Doot Doot restaurant located in the trendy Willow Creek Vineyard development on Mornington Peninsula […]

Creating window displays is not a new art. However, it has nowadays reached new levels of creativity. Good designers turn store windows into their artistic canvas and create spectacular displays regardless of budget limitations. When the budget allows it, windows can become veritable fairy tales that lure customers in. When not, ingenuity more than makes […]

Beauty Bakerie Store Front

Cosmetics Store Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Store photos courtesy of Tazz Lighting A San Diego store found a way to mix the fascinating worlds of cosmetics and desserts, and we are the ones behind its interior design. Opening in April this year in Westfield Mission Valley, the Beauty Bakerie cosmetics store has a mouth-watering interior reminiscent of […]

Restaurant Interior Design

All photos courtesy of restaurantandbardesignawards.com As the only awards in the world that are focused exclusively on food and drink spaces, The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards are coveted by top designers around the world. On October 1st, the 2015 awards were announced in London. Here are some of the winners in a selection that […]

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Architect: Bio-architecture Formosana All Photos courtesy worldarchitecturenews.com Miaoli Railway Station’s interior design welcomes the traveler through use of unique cultural design and technology. The interior design of a railway station can set the mood for a person’s entire trip. Miaoli Station in Taiwan displays designs inspired by Taiwanese cultural folk art. This beautiful […]

Intricate Details of a Taiyo Sushi Bar Restaurant Interior Design with an International Image. Designer: Maurizio Lai of Lai Studio, Milan Photos Via restaurantandbardesign.com Located in Milan, Italy, the Taiyo Sushi Bar features a restaurant design that portrays an international, futuristic feel with lavish intricate details all around. Carefully crafted by restaurant interior designer Maurizio […]

Futuristic Pop Up Store in Paris – New Creative Pop Up Display Design by studio Bonsoir Paris The trendy look of the Bright Young Things London concept store in the departments of Selfridges in Paris, France, has got it noticed by shoppers. The idea for a pop up space along with flashy window displays was […]

When you walk into Tsumori Chisato’s Shanghai Boutique, you will notice how the store interior design is as important to the store branding as is its clothing design. Igarashi Design Studio, the store designer for Boutique in Shanghai, together with fashion designer Tsumori Chisato have created a fashion design shopping experience. Chisato’s is known for […]

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 […]

Jeff Vioski’s passion for creating beautiful living spaces led to his dream of designing furniture to enhance and simplify people’s lives.  Influenced by Chicago design, Jeff earned a Master’s degree in Architectural Design, completed many commercial projects, and opened his own firm to focus on high-end residential architecture. Increasingly fascinated with providing common-sense solutions for […]

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 […]

One of Mindful Design Consulting most exciting projects in Sausalito CA has finally been complete.  Daniel Merriam’s Gallery has been opened officially since September 2012, even though the occupants moved in much earlier and continued decorating this dreamy gallery all in Merriam style. This 3-story mixed-use building for a world renowned artist Daniel Merriam was […]

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 […]

This inspiring fresh Yogurt Shop has recently opened in Woodbridge, outside of Washington DC. ‘Bluberi’, frozen yogurt shop, was designed by a talented French-born Tokyo-based architect Emmanuelle Moureaux. This health-conscious brand wanted a new fresh, fun and healthy theme which was successfully achieved by the colors, materials and graphics selected by the designer. Large-scale graphics […]

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 […]

custom furniture designer and builder

Custom Furniture Design that is good quality is something hard to locate.  John Dufficy worked as a carpenter for over twenty years before getting into making furniture.  Furniture design and hand making it has become his life for the last ten years now.  Today I’d love to share some of John’s inspiring work. Multi hard […]

These fascinating modern light fixtures and overall interiors came from a New York-based Dupont Corian Design Studio. The designers used the latest innovations in lighting and technology to create this “place of refuge” inspired by Japanese landscape. This exhibit space displays the infinite possibilities provided by the extraordinary material. Nonporous Dupont Corian is a high […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stained Glass Art

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 […]

Michael Sussna – Math Art Mage Today I would like to introduce one of the most fascinating contemporary types of art – Fractal Imagery. Fractal imagery is a relatively young yet already rich field.  Though different from traditional artmaking, this digital approach still accommodates a well-developed esthetic sense.  Mastery of this new toolset permits results […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 Opera Garnier’s first restaurant Phantom has opened in July 2011 and already has becoming one of Paris’ hottest spots. It took 6 million Euro and three years to construct this slick place. After a competition, the design of the project was assigned to  Odile DECQ Benoit CORNETTE – Architectes Urbanistes. The striking contrast of […]