hospitality

Cafe Stellini… 1950’s Italian Cantina

Cafe Stellini designed by Sketchlab Design Studio located at Kensington Uni was inspired by a classic ‘Italian Cantina’. Rachelle Bundis of Sketchlab was inspired by a 1950’s photo of a group of young women playfully eating spaghetti at a dinner table. Bundis says, “this image evoked a sense of the bygone days – 1950 Italian Cantinas that are today somewhat nostalgic and a bit retro. The Cantina...

GB Espresso St Kilda

Many may argue that Melbourne has its fair share of cool coffee spots and eateries but we think they can squeeze in one more, especially for the new kid in town - GB Espresso. Short for Grocery Bar Espresso, this fresh new fit out located in St Kilda provides the ultimate warm, inviting and honest interior for drinking coffee and reading the Sunday news. The interior is...

The Flying Elk by Sandell Sandberg

Known for their sleek minimalist designs, the Swedish have always been admired for their aesthetic (and their ability to flat-pack!), so when a restaurant and bar opened in the historic centre of Gamla Stan in Stockholm with a “Swedish” country pub feel it immediately got my attention. The Flying Elk, a restaurant and bar borrowing from traditional Swedish design and bringing it into the present...

Chicken or Fish?

We all know the Americans love their deep fried buckets of chicken but who would have thought such a concept would marry so well with this super cute interior? Parson's Chicken & Fish, located in the windy city of Chicago has just opened its doors and appears to have received a warm welcome from the locals. All ingredients at Parson's are locally sourced and this freshness...

Monteverdi, Tuscany …. medieval beauty

Located between Rome and Florence, Monteverdi is a haven for the mind and the senses. This living stone village in Tuscany built in the 12th Century was recently refurbished by Ilaria Miani. Her style is renowned for it's simplicity regardless of tends and personal style. The restoration work encompassed 3 buildings and with 7 boutique hotel rooms, consisting of 4 luxury rooms and 3 larger suites....

Into The Future

This concept bedroom pod was developed in response to what the interior designer and client alike saw as a growing need to establish a hotel in Paris that went against the established convention of a traditional hotel room. Designed by Patrick Norguet, the design is a soothing and highly functional space that delivers the most benefits to the guest without being overly expensive.  All aspects...

Guillaume Brahimi Perth

Red Design Group's second restaurant design for esteemed French chef, c delivers 1950‘s French Riviera chic. The host station’s large green sofa and mirrored wall paneling sets the scene, while the bar area takes it up another notch with striking geometric patterned wallpaper. Black and white floral wallpaper applied to a rear wall makes an understated but very noticeable contribution. The layering and mix of...

Top Paddock Richmond

If you’re from Melbourne then you might just know of the guys that created Three Bags Full and 2 Birds one stone, 2 very hip and dare I say it happening eateries delivering great food and buzz to Melbourne’s café society. Their latest venture Top Paddock located in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond does not disappoint. Flooded with natural light, and wonderful natural finishes that...

the very clever Puls One Hotel

Hotels are no longer just about providing luxurious spaces, the Puls One hotel in Berlin embraces a quirky hip vibe that provides an alternative to the array of heavily appointed hotels in Berlin. The hotel rooms reflect a raw creative feel drawn from the local scene in Neukoelln. The rooms showcase re used and salvaged materials & avoid the use of dividers. The main unit...

Delicious indulgence

The "By Josephine" patisserie located in Melbourne is as heavenly in design as the little bites that are traded over the counter. Designed by Anne-Sophie Poirier (aka Sasufi) a French born and Melbourne based designer. Sasufi used a selection of reclaimed timber doors and panels creating a 19 century French vibe. The vivid white pallet with ad-hock timber detail provides a modern twist on a...