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 […]

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 […]

The historic French Quarter simply demands a unique cafe design. Starbucks has departed from its usual structured cafe design by creating a unique cafe experience that celebrates New Orleans culture and heritage. Every aspect of this incredible design has purpose. This allows the design to be as diverse as New Orleans culture without seeming cluttered. […]

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 […]

This fashionable cafe Kith’s was designed by HJGHER.  It opened its third location in the Sentosa Cove, Singapore neighborhood, a busy with local upscale residents and tourists location. An open seating welcomes visitors right from the entrance. Baristas make coffee within an island bar. A display of fresh products and drinks is displayed on wrought iron […]

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 […]

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 […]

This artistic Pisacco Restaurant & Bar is located in Milan. Pisacco was born from a collaboration between “food.different” firm and a group of food- and art-loving friends. The new eatery’s interior design is characterized by its unique contemporary wall art and other contrasting design elements.  A deliberate misspelling of Picasso name became a catchy name […]

This “out of box” dining concept A380 airplane restaurant is a fine dining experience at its best inside of a lavish  airplane interior.  As a hungry passenger you don’t need to go through a long line of check-ins or pay an air fare to get a fine airplane dining experience here. One of the locations […]

This funky looking store is founded by Johnny Earle, 28-year-old multi-million dollar business owner. Known by his brand name Johnny Cupcakes the owners is famous for making a life changing decision to drop out of college and do what he loves most – design clothing.  His clothing label uses an unrelated theme to fashion such […]

Cupcakes Store Design

Cupcakes Store Interior Design Ideas.  As a designer, I am always on an exploration journey to see what is happening in a design world around the globe.  Today I would like to introduce some of the most interesting Cupcakes Store brands I found for your review.  The 1st cupcakes store on the list below looks […]

This fancy restaurant’s, Ciel de Paris, interior design grabbed my attention because of the intriguing color combination that was selected by its designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance: warm grey and soft orange.  This restaurant definitely provides food not only for your tummy but for your mind and senses. The restaurant is located in Montparnasse Tower in Paris on […]

Sustainable Design of Wine Cellars

Take a quick look into the future. The future of sustainable building practices and a lifetimes’ enjoyment of elegantly aged wines come together with the most eco-friendly wine storage products on the planet.  Sustainable Wine Cellars, LLC of Rancho Santa Fe, CA offers a completely customizable product as well as modular kits, entries, cooling, accent […]

Before and After Commercial Interiors

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 […]

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 […]

The main concept behind L’Atelier Cafe design (in Romania) was a simple idea – the need for a space to influence the mood at a deep level of human perception. That kind of perception can only be influenced by cultural elements and aspects. So this became a space which celebrated culture of Romania in its raw […]

yogurt shops design

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 […]

Restaurant Design

Las Vegas has always been a place of inspiration for designers and architects.  It’s a place where creative ideas come into realization much faster and easier. This modern Chinese restaurant called Beijing Noodle No. 9 located in a Caesars Palace hotel. As you enter the restaurant, you will be met with a gallery of large […]

I absolutely loved this restaurant because of the simplicity of the materials and finishes in combination with very contemporary lines of the overall design. This beautiful restaurant, called Ator, is located in Tehran, Iran, and was designed by Expose Architecture. Simple square wood blocks have replaced shelving on walls and gave a character to the […]

Cafe Interior Design

Tobias Rehberger, who also  teaches sculpture at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, is one of the most remarkable contemporary German artists. His work is always on the borderline between art, design, and architecture.  And this coffee shop interior design is one of the perfect examples of his fascinating work. For the featured cafe called Palazzo delle […]

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 […]

Traditional Egyptian lighting design

These gorgeous and elegant light fixtures were inspired by traditional Egyptian designs. Zenza has brought this traditional lamp collection to designers and decorators all around the world. Zenza light fixtures bring amazing craftsmanship and exotic charm of Arabic decor into modern interior design. These handmade Egyptian wonders seem to have souls.  They will make any […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Designed by Bonstra|Haresign Architects Take a look at this delicate and inspiring interior design of Hello Cupcake Shop near Dupont Circle. It was designed by Bonstra|Haresign Architects, also known for its design of DC’s Studio Theater and the America Online headquarters in Dulles. The idea for this wonderful cupcake shop was to create an atmosphere […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]