Lumocor is one of the leading companies providing a solid surface solution for horizontal and vertical applications. The rich colors and added textures of the panels create dramatic installations that captivate the senses. The material can be bent into any shape and limited only by a designer’s imagination. The LED back-lighting adds additional dimension to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zara’s New Green Retail Store Interior Design.  This new slick Fifth Avenue Zara store is the retailer’s largest outlet in the US.   The store is over 32,291 square feet and covers over three floors. The shop faces Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street with five display windows over 104 feet. This particular store will employs […]

Mercury glass items have a very distinctive character and can complement your interior not only during Christmas. The roughness and some reflective qualities of mercury glass add somewhat Mid-evil character to the items and when used strategically create a certain charm. Did you know that “Mercury Glass” was invented in the nineteenth century as a […]

By Ekaterina Kohlwes From Mindful Design Consulting See full text of February Newsletter HERE. 2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors. So what can you use to achieve positive movement in your interior? See what industry leaders are doing this year. 1. Rebranding Rebranding […]

Selecting planters to complement your newly finished interior (or exterior) design is fun but can become time consuming.  Today I would like to share a few creative designs of contemporary planters I have found while searching for something different for one of my projects. Kornegay Design offers the most creative cast concrete planters available on […]

If you see any beautiful backlit walls, desks or any other surfaces in a contemporary slick interior, you are probably looking at chroma – one of the coolest materials on the market from 3FORM. I would like to share a few images from 3FORM’s projects to show you the capabilities of this simple material.  I […]

This clean-lined interior showcase for Aesop store in Stand Arcade, Sydney was designed by March Studio.  Aesop’s store offers a complete range of skin, hair and body products.  Each Aesop’s store is unique and aims to add rather than detract from the existing built environment, taking into account the characteristics of a particular neighborhood it’s […]

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 […]

2012 is a Chinese year of a Black Dragon which brings new energy and action into our interiors.  I would like to introduce a few design finishes, colors and products which I believe will become trendy this year to use to achieve positive emotions in any interior. Get this Chinese Dragon Stencil HERE. 1. Colors […]

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 […]

Technology can be negative for some businesses or to be specific, some retailers (the ability to check prices online while shopping at a store) or it can be helpful. Either you are ready or not, IPad menus, interactive displays, and other innovative technological advancements are coming your way.  You can get a discount at some […]

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 […]

McDonalds Rebranding

If you are looking for new interior design trends , rebranding is one of them!  You will see old established brands infusing their interiors with more energy and fun.  Take a look at how McDonald’s rebranded itself in France last year.  The fast food restaurant interiors were redesigned to be more “family oriented.” The new […]

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 […]

This Freudenhaus Eyewear Store was designed by Aigner Architecture. The overall design follows the idea of simplicity and high quality of the product itself.  Clear lines, simple forms and high-quality materials provide a superior stage for displaying the designer glasses. The futuristic interior concept was developed to trigger interest and curiosity of a younger target group. […]

Fusion is not just a nice concept: we have fusion of generations, fusion of cultures, fusion of cuisines, fusion music. Now we finally have the Fusion table!  How would you like to have a beautiful dining table for lunch or dinner and an entertaining pool table when your friends come over or when you are […]

As you may have noticed, with commercial interior design we have started exploring more dramatic design solutions to attract people into retail locations. Branding became a very important part of any restaurant which is trying to stand out in a crowd.  One of such contemporary movement that I noticed is – “going back to basics” […]

This eye-catching interior of Xing, a Chinese restaurant in New York, was created by Lewis Architects. One of the most distinctive features of this restaurant interior is the colorful ceiling canopy assembled from acrylic strips. There are a few separate areas in this restaurant interior.  Each of the areas is differentiated by the use of […]

In resent years we may encounter a simple dilemma during remodel: to go with painting our space or to apply wallpaper. You have to consider a few things about paint and  wallpaper to make your final decision: 1. Location.  Paint is more practical in high humidity rooms, such as your kitchen, bathrooms or any other […]

What would you get for a friend who is in a process of renovating their new house or a business space?  Take a look at these fun and a bit corky presents I found.  Maybe one of these will fit your friend’s personality and bring a few laughs at the next party. If someone loves […]

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 […]

Article by a guest blogger: One Step Retail Solutions In the past few years we have seen hardware transform – touch screen phones, lighter than a book personal laptops, virtual changing rooms and cars that look like they belong in a Tom Cruise movie.  It is certain that the future is here and it is […]

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 […]

Your image is your brand which also provides a glimpse of the quality of services you are offering. Tired of the same boring interiors all around you? Today let’s take a small virtual tour around the world and see how some really whimsical business interiors created fantastic brands for their businesses! If you missed our […]

Who else if not Starbucks has become a leader in using interactive displays for their storefronts. To launch My Starbucks Rewards program, the company has installed interactive storefronts at its highest traffic locations in Canada. These interactive storefronts are essentially window displays that encourage user interaction in return for rewards. Offering rewards  is definitely a […]