retail

Bottega Veneta – “Masters of Craft”

Last Friday evening, Bottega Veneta presented the “Masters of Craft” Event at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The event took myself and guests on an immersive and interactive journey through Bottega Veneta’s heritage of craftsmanship and its Venetian provenance. Three installations in the gallery space were dedicated to tableaux of Bottega Veneta’s products, both iconic and new,...

Apple Store Champs-Élysées

The latest Apple Store designed by Foster + Partners has opened on the Champs-Élysées in Paris last week, occupying the grounds and courtyard of a historic Parisian apartment, yes I said apartment. The ornate Beaux-Art building has been appropriated by “carefully interweaving several layers of history with contemporary, light-filled and inviting spaces.” The design is the result of a close collaboration...

attention seeker – Taipei

Located in a region in Taipei, Taiwan where young generations congregate. The geographical environment is both new and old with mixed streetscapes dating back over 300 years. In order to attract the attention of the pedestrians, local based design studio 45tilt chose a series of similar colors and materials extending from outside in, to design the new VACANZA accessories shop. VACANZA Accessory is a...

La Boutique Double Bay

The La Boutique design needed to enhance and elevate a renowned hair salon in Double Bay, Sydney. The space designed by We Are Tribe allows clients to escape and replenish outside of their busy schedules. It’s selection of luxurious materials are both beautiful and functional, and the simplicity of the overall scheme is unquestionably elegant. La Boutique required a fit out...

Maison Joseph Deco

Exquisitely inlaid at the first floor of the the German-designed Bond City Building has drawn great attention by its unique appearance in the Binjiang District, Hangzhou, China. Maison Joseph Deco focuses on selected art pieces. YUDesign respect the owners’ collection of each carefully reserved art piece collected from all over the world, which explains the reason why the inspiration of their...

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...