retail

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...

Bondi Certified

Located in the iconic beach suburb of Bondi Beach Australia, this was a project with great family history attached to it. 4th generation farmers who are farming their original farming block that was first established in 1888! The entire concept of bringing paddock to plate and having a complete head to tail approach was something we resonated with studio

Locally crafted

Kayanoya originates in Kuhara Shoyu , Kyushu, a soy sauce manufacturer whose history dates back more than 120 years. Designed by Kengo Kuma the Kayanoya Shop in Nihonbashi is a reproduction of their traditional warehouse which Kengo Kuma drew inspiration from. Shoyu wooden barrels float to the top, barrels used for traditional shoyu-making are big and robust. To display...

AER gets fully interactive …

Inspired by the growing importance of mobile Internet use in daily life in China, interior designers COORDINATION ASIA created an out-of-the-box telecommunications store  that turns the act of purchasing a mobile product into an active and fun experience. The store is designed as an interactive environment that caters to the needs of different target-customers: Trendy, Lifestyle and Tech Savvy. Products are presented in combination with...

Creativity takes Courage

Strong geometric patterns paired with bright flashes of turquoise and yellow have certainly transformed established bar and restaurant, Bluetrain. Located on Melbourne's Southbank, Bluetrain has just celebrated it's 20th birthday and what a way to celebrate, a total make over from design company Studio Equator. The interior is definitely lively with punchy prints and patterns but its all been married together well with a neutral base palette. The...