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What Makes Great Interior Design – Walls with Personality

Photo above: Mantzalin via contemporist.com Far from being only a background for other elements of decor, sometimes walls become the story. Reinventing the concept by using unexpected materials, shapes or details, designers can turn walls into more than just functional architectural components.  Here are, for instance, the walls designed by Presledek, a Ljubljana-based Slovenian architecture and […]

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Unique Lighting Solutions Take Interior Designs from Good to Great

Photo above: Stéphane Brugger  via contemporist.com  If good design is functional and visually appealing, great design is also ingenious and unexpected. Especially when it comes to ceilings – often overlooked and impersonal – choosing unique solutions has a powerful impact. In fact, when treated with the attention they deserve, ceilings can turn into the focal […]

Target Is Upgrading Its Store Design to Attract New Customers

Via yahoo.com Photo above: Target Trying to attract new, young customers, Target announced in March that it will redesign 600 of its stores by 2019. The chain will dip its toes into the water with a prototype store that will open in October in metro Houston, followed by a wave of 40 others to be […]

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How to Create the Perfect Window Display

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 […]

Retail Design – How Not to Break the Bank When Designing a Window Display

Photo above: the bwd.com Just because store windows are your face to the world doesn’t mean that designing one has to break the bank. In fact, there is a certain charm, much appreciated by onlookers, in the ingenuity that goes into creating something spectacular out of something cheap. Below, there are a few examples of […]

Retail Design – Ingenious Displays Put Shoes in a New Light

Photo above: Jonathan Leijonhufvud via retaildesignblog.net Shoes and good design is a combination difficult to resist. Putting the two together is a feast for the eyes, as in the case of the shoe displays below. From “floating” shoes to shoe forests, these displays show the artistic potential of these prosaic functional items and the visual impact […]

Retail Interior Design – How to Create the Perfect Window Display for a Clothing Store

Photo above: Wang Gen via retaildesignblog.net Window displays are the first contact customers have with a store’s products and the main opportunity to lure them in. When it comes to clothing stores, the possibilities of creating dramatic backgrounds for a few representative pieces are endless. From using this opportunity to give recycled materials a new life […]

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Cosmetics Storefront and Window Display Designs Go from Dramatic to Subtle

Via thebwd.com and retaildesignblog.net Photo above: StudioXAG via thebwd.com With today’s image overload shaping the way customers react to what they see, just a pretty window may not get the attention of passers-by and convince them to enter a store. More than beautiful and attractive, storefronts and window displays have to be ingenious and surprising. To […]

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Bold Curves and Colors in Food Court Interior Design

Via designboom.com Designer: Karim Rashid All photos: Lee Gyeon Bae The interior design of a food court in Seoul, South Korea has received the stamp of Karim Rashid, the New York-based designer with a penchant for color and bold designs. Under his magic wand, Amoje Food Capital, a cafeteria for the Lotte Department Store, has […]

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Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Store to Open in San Diego

Beauty Bakerie Store Front

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Store photos courtesy of Beauty Bakerie 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 scrumptious dessert […]

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Using Brass to Achieve Transparency in Commercial Interior Design

Via wallpaper.com Designer: Neri & Hu All images: wallpaper.com “Brass decor” usually calls to mind images of solid metal items. However, a Shanghai-based design office managed to use brass to create the feeling of transparency and give a five-story space the vibe of a delicate Oriental lantern. Designed by Neri & Hu, the project was completed […]

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2017 Interior Design Trends – Simplicity in Commercial Spaces

Designer: Bruzkus Batek All photos: ait-online.de The road to simplicity is usually long and convoluted. Fortunately, contemporary design seems to embrace simplicity, which is one of the main trends in 2017 commercial interior design – and often hard to achieve. Here is a great example of simple yet effective interior office design. Located in Berlin, the […]

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New Olala Crepes Kiosk is coming to San Diego Liberty Public Market

Interior Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC Branding Designer: Mindful Design Consulting, LLC We have recently added a new branding and interior design project to our (already hefty) portfolio. This time, it is the Olala Crepes kiosk in the heart of San Diego Liberty Public Market. A cool concept – and an even cooler place to […]

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Using Color in Store Design – How to Recreate the Look of Blooming Trees

nature inspired store design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Emmanuelle Moureaux All photos: retaildesignblog.net At the beginning of this year, fashion and Japanese tradition came together in a beautiful display of FURLA’s 2016 Spring Summer collection. Hosted at the Zojoji Temple in Tokyo, the presentation benefitted from the inspired design of Emmanuelle Moureaux, who used the hanami tradition as a starting […]

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Bright Colors Turn Forgotten Basement into Dynamic Salon Interior Design

using mirrors in interior design

Via retaildesignblog.net Architecture: ROW Studio Interior Design: Midori Calvo, Francisco Mota, Jose Manuel Garin All photos: Sófocles Hernández How do you turn a dark, humid semi basement into a vibrant space and a point of attraction for service consumers? Apparently, the answer lies in a combination of colors, planes and mirrors. At least this is […]

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Organizing with Colors – Display Shelves Get the Color Treatment in Store Interior Design

colorful shelves in store design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Emmanuelle Moureaux All photos: Daisuke Shima / Nacása & Partners via retaildesignblog.net Colorful interiors are often lighthearted spaces, defined by a sense of playfulness and surprise. But colors can be an excellent way to bring order to a space by dividing it chromatically. The CORAZYs store in Tokyo, Japan, is a beautiful […]

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Herringbone Parquet Gets the Bright Color Treatment in Apartment Interior Design

Colorful Wood Floors in Interior Design

Via trendhunter.com Designer: Alma-nac All photos: Jack Hobhouse via trendhunter.com A quirky design project seems to prove that parquet flooring and bright colors are not mutually exclusive. When renovating the Basing Street Rooms building in London, the architecture firm Alma-nac chose vibrant colors and an unexpected way to incorporate them into the design to give […]

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Parisian Coffee Shop Design Takes a Minimalistic Approach to Elegance

Minimalistic Coffee Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Dessuant Bone All photos via retaildesignblog.net Located in a cozy Parisian courtyard on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Honor café bears the clean and ingenious design touch of Studio Dessuant Bone. It is a place where coffee lovers can enjoy a cup of their favorite beverage, while witnessing the coffee making […]

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Japanese Food Kiosk Design Puts Up Sunny Colors for Sydney Customers

White Food Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Morris Selvatico All photos: Andrew Eliane via retaildesignblog.net Bright, clean and youthful – this is the design formula that the Sidney-based firm Morris Selvatico used in order to attract the young local clientele to the Qsan kiosk. Located in the food court at One Central in Chippendale, Sydney’s “cool” neighborhood, Qsan is […]

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Coffee Kiosk Design Proves that Simplicity and Elegance Is a Winning Formula

White Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Cuschieri Design All photos via retaildesignblog.net All elegance is subtle, and subtlety is the path that the creators from Cuschieri Design have decided to take when planning out the construction of Crema Espresso in Brisbane, Australia. The light and airy kiosk is a far cry from the rather melancholy coffee shops that […]

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Cosmopolitan Kiosk Design Brings Together Belgian Food and New York Culture

Subway Inspired Dessert Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Estúdio Jacarandá All photos: Cezar Kirizawa via retaildesignblog.net With the CrepeTown kiosk in Sorocaba, Belgian waffles meet New York culture, and they coexist happily in a Brazilian location. This cosmopolitan blend may be the source of success for the kiosk’s owner, who is equally passionate about the Belgian signature treat and everything […]

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Cosmetics Kiosk Design Turns Local Newspapers into Counters

Local Inspiration for Cosmetics Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Tacklebox All photos: Juliana Sohn via retaildesignblog.net While local culture is a safe, rich and much-used field of inspiration for designers, the Aesop kiosk at Grand Central finds new ways to make even the local element surprising. Determined to connect with New York commuters on a familiar level, the designers use the […]

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Chocolate Kiosk Design Finds Inspiration in the Familiar Look of Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Cinque All photos: Marcelo Donadussi via retaildesignblog.net For many, chocolate and good design are the two fine pleasures of life. Created by Studio Cinque, an architecture and design studio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Chocólatras kiosk built in the city’s largest mall, Shopping Iguatemi, offers both. While the designers acknowledge that […]

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Branding and Identity in the Design of Emoticon-themed Pop-up Store

Via trendhunter.com All photos: trendhunter.com When emoticons become inspiration for real-life objects, the connection between reality and the virtual world has come full circle. The Kakao Talk pop-up store in Seoul closes this circle of influence and offers its young customers the opportunity to meet with familiar emoticon characters in the flesh. Kakao Talk is […]

Plant-covered Counter Creates Mouth-watering Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Masterplanners All photos: Trasko Industrial Photographics via retaildesignblog.net If this Java Juice kiosk from a Perth mall in Australia wants to make a point, it definitely succeeds. Designed by Masterplanners, an agency based in the same city, the kiosk uses the unfailing appeal of nature to lure passers-by into a healthy treat. […]

Cheese Stand’s Rustic Design Captures the Tradition of a Century-old Brand

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studiomfd All photos: Johannes van Assem via retaildesignblog.net In order to mix tradition with modernity, function with mobility, and nostalgia for the past with the refined taste of today’s customers, you apparently need to build a trolley stand. At least this is the conclusion reached by Studiomfd, an Amsterdam-based design studio that […]

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Vibrant Colors Give Kiosk Design the Cool Vibe

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: dash design All photos: retaildesignblog.net While traditional Godiva stores have a kind of formality meant to underline the long Godiva tradition, the Truffle Express kiosk located in Westfield Centre Mall of San Francisco takes a more lighthearted design turn. Created by dash design of New York in partnership with Creative Brand Strategist […]

Futuristic Shoe Store Design Treats Shoes as Artwork

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: MVSA Architects All photos: Jeroen Musch via worldarchitecturenews.com In the typical store, shoes are usually treated and displayed as simple products, without any special thought to how their shape or color interact with the interior design of the space. It is as if these functional pieces only ask for functional spaces, so the […]

Modular Market Design Offers Beautiful Display of Organic Products

Via worldnewsarchitecture.com Designer: Latitude All photos: Shannon Fagan via worldnewsarchitecture.com Grocery shopping should be an experience that differs from product to product. At least this seems to be the idea from which the designers of the Original Life Market started when creating the concept behind this 2,000-sq.m commercial space located in Xindong Road, in the heart […]

From Pottery to Floor Bricks – How to Incorporate Tradition into Store Design

Via worldarchitecturenews.com Designer: Yusuke Seki All photos: Takumi Ota via worldarchitecturenews.com To an eco-minded spirit that does not bear to witness the wasting of any resources, the newly renovated Maruhiro flagship store must bring a very particular joy. In an unexpected twist of imagination, discarded pottery pieces take on a new life as a platform […]