The brand new workspace which houses the Adidas Japan Headquarters Office is a workspace like no other. With a cutting edge office design in place, created by Garde Co., Ltd, and a dedication to expressing the brand and its history throughout the space itself, this company has gone above and beyond the traditional formula of […]

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 […]

supermarket interior design

Located in the United Arab Emirates, Maybury is a gourmet lovers dream with its supermarket, café, delicatessen and informative cooking school. Interior designers on the project wanted to create a store design where customers would feel at home and want to return to often. The interior design had to appeal to the international customer base […]

A shop-in-shop store design concept is one where a portion of the floor space in a larger store is dedicated to a specific brand. In some cases, this space may be dedicated to a specific line of clothing or brand of appliances, but in other cases, one store may contract with another to place their […]

By guest blogger Jonathan Sapir of WoodandBeyond Ltd. Wood flooring can be successfully used in most interior spaces, including busy and high traffic commercial settings of retail and office spaces. If you are selecting wood flooring for your commercial project, here are a few considerations to think about. Color In its natural state, most types […]

Reframing public perception of a dollar store is not an easy task for designers but Karo took up the challenge and did a great job. Dollarworld of Calgary, Canada brought this challenge to Karo. How did they shift the ingrained notion of a dollar store? The brand and interior designers began their reframing of perceptions […]

yogurt shop design

Frostie Bites is a new frozen yogurt brand located at 524 E Rollins Road, Round lake beach IL 60073.  The client came to us with the desire to build a new frozen yogurt brand from ground up. The owner decided to add the bulk candy aspect to the store because of the close proximity to […]

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 […]

The sleek, minimalist design of Eisdieler Ice Cream Parlor in Linz, Austria makes it unlike any other. The black and white interior allows all attention to be focused on the array of brightly colored ice cream flavors that lay beneath a long white countertop. Architecture and design firm March Gut, created a futuristic space that […]

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 Okko Hotel in Nantes interior design is unique and innovative.   It’s designer, Patrick Norguet a french interior designer, had to work with extremely compact rooms creating functional spaces.  The final result is this unique and innovative hotel which saves a lot of space. The hotel’s rooms are very contemporary in color (mainly white […]

Ninina Bakery is a new eatery in Buenos Aires with delightful desserts and a novel approach to bakery interior design. Owner Emmanuel Paglayan, true to his Armenian heritage, offers delicacies such as Baba Ghannouj and Hummus in addition to a wide selection of baked goods and cakes to his ever increasing clientele. The monochrome themed […]

As anyone who has ever spent time walking around major cities in Australia will probably know, Frozen Yogurt shops are definitely trending right now. The most recent shop of this type to open is MyFroYo, a hip self-serve Frozen Yogurt (often shortened to or abbreviated as “FroYo”) chain in Sydney. While the products that they […]

Yogism is a series of new frozen yogurt establishments, but these establishments aren’t basic, run-of-the-mill yogurt shops. This yogurt shop designer has taken the whole concept of traditional yogurt shop design to a new level. The chain, which was conceptualized in 2011, worked off of a basic self-service model. Obviously, the self-service concept isn’t unique […]

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. […]

Ginger+Soul is known worldwide for its fresh, brave, urban clothing. Popular in Spain, Belgium and Italy, and constantly expanding, this brand appeals to confident, exuberant young women, Ginger+Soul is focusing on branding its retail spaces as boldly as its clothing line. The new interior design of the retail space now reflects that same sensibility of […]

If you’re an interior designer or a shopaholic, your mind will be blown by this unconventional upside down store design Viktor and Rolf in Milan! The interior design of this store brand in Milan features parquet floors (on the ceiling), upside down columns.  The arches between the columns are made into handy closets for storing […]

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 […]

Space designers around the world, take note! The ultimate unisex climbing wall has just been unveiled in Japan. While wall climbing has long been an acceptable opportunity for rigorous exercise in the Far East, designers in Japan have finally taken heed of the demand by women to design a climbing wall that incorporates features that […]

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 […]

A restaurant worthy of the title of “Shanghai’s Best Pizza” requires an interior design that wows the senses as much as the amazing food served there. Set in a 2,700 square feet space boasting two open terraces, this pizzeria interior features an artistic contrast of materials, shapes and textures for a unique aura of refined […]

Upon entering the spacious yet intimate Delbove boutique in Brussels, one idea jumps out: elegant minimalist. The store makes it clear what product line is featured, and all else is tucked away. Designed by Christophe Remy, this boutique features the high-end cosmetic line of Gina d’Alsembourg who relaunched Delbove Belgian cosmetics. The cosmetics themselves are […]

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. […]

2013 mindful design consulting before after

Happy Holidays Everybody! 2013 was another productive year for Mindful Design Consulting. We are very grateful for all our clients and friends. It is a great pleasure meeting new entrepreneurs all around the world, helping them to achieve and to brand their dreams, being a part of their new adventure. As usual, today we share […]

AT&T’s big makeover adds warmth and hospitality to its store interior design. The nationwide refurbishment adds lots of wood, products to play with and does away with check-out counters. Adding a personal touch to customer relations, AT&T staff members will walk around the store with tablets and assist patrons with face-to-face interactions. With the Internet […]

The Shinjuku, Tokyo branch of the Papabubble candy store is snugly tucked into a high-traffic area on the concourse of the bustling Shinjuku station, which sees an average of more than 3 million passengers a day. The candy store interior is tiny, with a total floor area of just a little over 13 square meters, […]

The Pantone Institute has announced its 2014 color of the year – Radiant Orchid Color.  “PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to […]

How well do you think you branded your company? Do people know what you are offering without even entering into your store? Do they feel comfortable inside your premises? What is your future goal in your company’s branding? This quick quiz will test your basic company’s branding health. 1. Do you have a professionally designed […]

For us who are feeling overwhelmed and don’t have the time to decorate this year, following simple Halloween decors are the best way to go! If you missed it, read our newsletter on Latest Tends in Commercial Interior Design of 2013. You will see some of the ‘hottest’ colors for this season.   One of […]