Above: Funkiberry store 3D model by Mindful Design Consulting. Within last year, Funkiberry Frozen Yogurt Shop has opened three locations in New York. Mindful Design Consulting has created a fun and inviting brand for this new frozen yogurt store which is planing to go international in France, Russia and other countries. Bright and playful colors […]

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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 […]

The design of Kulture Frozen Yogurt Store was a long but truly fun road.  Our clients from Canada were looking for a prefect location while we were working on the branding design.  Eventually a new location was finalized, but at that time the originally designed brand did not seem like the way to go. We […]

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Happy Holidays everybody! The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year, and it’s not only because we surround ourselves with cheerful decorations. It’s also when I look back at what was done during this past year, and start dreaming about what I want to happen next year. I am very happy to […]

Keeping in mind the company’s belief in healthy treats, Mindful Design Consulting designed the Yogopolis interior to reflect just that. Since Greek yogurt is the main specialty of the store, a Greek scheme was naturally proposed for this yogurt shop branding and interior design. Fun bright colors were  a fitting choice for an interior meant […]

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 […]

Yogurt Store Interior Design

Apricato Yogurt Shop Interior Design and Branding 3D model by Mindful Design Consulting Apricato was one of the first frozen yogurt shops that we designed in the U.S. and an excellent opportunity to implement our unique design ideas. At the owners’ request, we decided on two goals: first, to create an interior that appeals to […]

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Today you will get a glimpse of what Mindful Design Consulting have been doing this summer season. If you are a fan of frozen yogurts as much as I am, you will appreciate some of the ideas behind these new brands we’ve been creating together with our clients. Take a look and tell us which […]

Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks for a design firms is to design your own office.  What would you create if you were one of the most creative Holland’s design firms?  Maurice Mentjens Design is a creative design and animation studio in Holland. And their space reminds me of a control center left after […]

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 […]

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Original text came from HERE. 3-Story Mixed Use Building Remodel in Sausalito Daniel Merriam’s New Gallery One of the most incredible projects we had a chance to work on this year is the remodel of this 3-story mixed use building for the new owner, a world renowned artist Daniel Merriam. It was an exciting opportunity […]

by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Have you ever tried to start your own coffee shop?  I have!  How do you start?  It’s countless hours of research at the local library and online for any information available.  Now, after working with a few clients on their cafes, I’ve decided to share all my personal […]

by Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting If you have not painted your home for over 6 years, it would be a good idea to freshen up the look.  Painting the exterior of your house is not only pleasing esthetically, it protects surfaces from deterioration and helps avoid more costly repairs later.  Since I was […]

Feeling overwhelmed this year and have no time to decorate? No problem, I picked these ideas specifically for such busy people as us: entrepreneurs and business owners. If you missed our last newsletter on Suggestive Selling in Retail Environment, look HERE. Photo Credit. Interior Decor One of the fastest, simplest and cheapest ways to decorate […]

  By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Are you mindful looking for a designer to get a good quality set of drawings for your new business space?  After all you probably want a space that is created perfectly for your business: an office, a restaurant or a salon.  It will be a space that […]

  Selecting colors for your interior can be a difficult task and that is why I see some of my clients being stuck with the same old colors (or white) of their interior spaces for years! They just feel safe.  But with modern technology it’s actually becoming much easier and even fun!  Today I will […]

Penny Lane Store Interior Design by Mindful Design

Above is a 3d rendering of Penny Lane frozen yogurt shop interior design located in Bay Area, CA, design by Mindful Design Consulting Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Have you noticed how frozen yogurt industry is going strong next to the ice-cream competitor? Designing a yogurt store is an exciting and at […]

I know in some situations the budget is the biggest “fun killer” on a design project.  But this is exactly  why I encourage business owners to work closely with your designer from the very beginning and to be open with your budget as much as you can.  We are here to help you to meet […]

You are probably aware of YouTube Videos being watched by thousands of people on the Internet.  Have you ever thought about having YOUR own business on a video? What would you say if it was for FREE? If you are a restaurant, a spa or a hotel owner you know that it is very important […]

One-way vision graphics have been used as vehicle wraps for years.  We see it all around us on buses or cars. Using the same graphic film on buildings is becoming something very trendy in resent years. On this image you can see one-way vision window graphic film.  Left side is the view from the inside […]

Glass has been an inspiration for many architects and designers.  Take a look at some of the amazing solutions using glass as art at the same time creating useful architectural elements.  All projects samples are provided by Glass Inspiration. A Whirlpool outdoors needed a windscreen to provide a separate area as well as to protect […]

By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting Have you ever walked into a business space and were shocked by the gloomy, uninviting surrounding created by bad lighting, crazy colors or even smell? What about those times you entered a business and felt like your mood improved, as if you were uplifted and inspired?  Consider the […]

Corporate Office Rebranding (Read the original text HERE.) A lot of large offices are in the process of rebranding their images at the same time as reorganizing and restructuring their companies. The economy has been tough on all of us, and one of the best ways to show everyone the wiliness to overcome the challenges […]

Review By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting It is really exciting to see more architectural projects creating interactive spaces. These projects react to surrounding sounds, touch and temperature changes around them.  I truthfully think that interaction will become one of the widely used aspects for future architecture.  Right now these types of projects reach […]

By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting How many of you would love to see some changes done to the building you live in or to the inside of your favorite coffee shop or a hair salon? There are a few businesses in town that grab my attention because of their bad design. Today I […]

We’ve been approved by the Health Department and are ready to submit drawings for the Building Permit. We are also in a process of selecting colors and materials. This project is coming to life! To see this project from the beginning click HERE and HERE.

We’ve measured the space and I finished some preliminary studies. To see progress of this project click HERE.

I recently started this project in Los Angeles, CA.  It’s an existing Car Wash and the owner wants to add a cafe shop into the existing small shop space.  Let’s see how we can spice it up!  The building is older than I am and is in pretty bad shape.  The client is on a […]

By Ekaterina Kohlwes – Mindful Design Consulting This small salon needed not only a new facelift, it desperately needed a business identity! The salon’s overall floor plan was unnecessarily divided into a few small rooms, making the space look small. The walls were painted into a wild pallet of colors. The salon’s space was not […]