retail

bijou sweets

Nanan means sweetmeats in French and sweets play the leading role in the design project of buck.studio for this modern pastry shop in Wroc?aw Poland. The deliberately minimalist interior provides a subtle setting with finely decorated cakes and éclairs made with meticulous care. The specialty of this patisserie, the éclair, has inspired the interior design and the visual identity of...

wine time

Located in the centre of Rotterdam the 4 storey wine store has been transformed into a space clad with laser engraved oak panels. The store is flanked by two cabinet walls with niches, cupboards and amenities. Wine boxes are stored inside the cabinets, large cutouts function as displays for over 300 different bottles of wine. Service areas like storage, toilets and an office...

Molecure Pharmacy

Molecure Pharmacy in Taiwan's Taichung district offers customers a whole new vision of what a pharmacy should be by debunking any preconceived notions. Designed by Waterfrom Design, it opened in May 2017 in a 120 square meter space that is light and airy, a reminder that nature is the original source for the synthesis of healing drugs. The owner is a third generation pharmacist who wanted...

Connelly London

My heart! After a five-year hiatus, the iconic London store, Connelly has been reborn by the storied French duo Gilles & Bossier and for me it is perfection. Housed in a Georgian townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, the store is two levels of highly-edited luxury goods and one level of residence for the store’s owner, Isabel Ettedgui....

Dolce & Gabbana playing with light

Italian luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has opened a new flagship store in the exclusive Aoyama neighborhood of Tokyo Japan. Dolce & Gabbana’s newest boutique’s in Tokyo rises in the luxury shopping hub of Aoyama: a stone’s throw from Shibuya, where the most trafficked crossing in the world is located, walking distance from the stillness of the 700,000-square-meter forest which houses the Meiji...

going underground… revisited

Fangsuo Commune is a multi-functional cultural space designed by Chinese practice Chu Chih-Kang Space Design in Chengdu’s city center, China. FC combines a bookstore, aesthetic pavilion, cafe, art gallery and independent fashion brand. Fangsuo Commune is hidden at the underground level of the commercial streets, which surrounds the Daci Temple. Therefore architects CKSP had a bold idea of creating a modern...

one for the bucket list… revisited

Emerging from the landscape, like a rippled dune or a well-preserved fossil piece formed by nature and eventually returning to nature, Tierra Patagonia is a boutique 40-room all-inclusive eco-resort located on the stunning shores of Lake Sarmiento in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Without detracting from the mystical beauty of the Patagonian landscape, No Comments Read more

Aesop Toronto a box-within-a-box

If they launch it, people will just come and that’s exactly what Aesop had in mind. After opening its first Canadian location in Toronto, the Australian skin-care brand turned to Vancouver with a stand-alone that opened ever so quietly. This tiny Gastown outpost is emblematic of the company’s ethos: authentic engagement with a community’s culture and history is...

L’Hôtel Gitan Melbourne

The renovation of an existing pub located in Prahran, Melbourne called the Max Hotel. The building dates from 1939-1940 and there has been a pub on this site since the 1850s, which has gone through a number of incarnations over the years and is one of the best examples of Art Deco exterior styling left in Melbourne. Designed by

Christiaan Georgio Melbourne

Christiaan Georgio "Melbourne" is reflective of an era of luxury and glamour from the get go! Upon arrival I felt I was entering a space of impeccable design and taste. True understated elegance inspired by the 70s Gucci and Tom Ford collection, masculine, dark, retro features of the 60’s & 70's channeling "Tom Ford, a single man". Movements in glamour, women and the discovery of...