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Tucked amongst the chic residential area of Parson's Green south west of London, sits a delightful deli bursting with charm and character. Interior design team, Alexander Waterworth Interiors, were inspired by California beach cafes and aimed to "create a tranquil, clean and bright interior". The success of the space can be attributed to the designer's ability to marry beautiful old world charm with an injection...

Wonderwall for Thom Browne

In designing the new flagship store for Thom Brown in Tokyo, Wonderwall have created a space that is meant to challenge and inspire shoppers. Much like the clean lines and silhouettes the Thom Browne label is known for, this store presents a clean crisp façade of grey marble to the street, and that’s it. No big window displays, no grand entrance, in fact barely an...

Floating Beauty

Located inside the MVL Hotel Kintex in Korea floats an amazing sculptural element that seems to ignore all rules of gravity. This floating ceiling structure, which looks like the wing span of an eagle in full flight, frames the bakery and wine shop that sits within. A strong layering effect has been adopted with ornate mouldings being used to create the wall display and the...

The Unpredictable Mexican

Canalla restaurant by Manifesto Futura wanted to show thier traditional fast food, the taco, as a Mexican taco joint a walking ranger would stop for. Working with raw materials and a following their minimalist signature design Manifesto Futura created the Naming, Identity & Interior design for Canalla. Focusing on high quality design guests are greeted by a large wood door at the contemporary exterior...

Aisle Of Difference

Finally a supermarket that doesn't showcase drab grey floors and uninspiring graphics! Loblaws, located in Toronto Canada, bursts with vibrance and personality like no other supermarket on the planet.  Bright red and orange, derived from the brand's corporate identity, covers every inch of the space with confidence.  Whilst the palette of finishes may seem constrained due to their requirement to be durable, it's the large...

Chic Regent Street London

Regent Street crafts English architectural heritage to eccentric effect, sitting cheerfully within the French style for which the street is famous.This design created by Christopher Jenner is an assembly of these values created via pattern, form and texture in a synthesis of traditional English handcraft and high-tech manufacturing which make up the signature style that Jenner is known for. Styled as a symbol of the...

Stepping It Up

Exciting times lay ahead at Design Addicts platform HQ with lots of new features within the site coming your way soon! Today I would like to welcome Morris Selvatico to the mix, reporting on all things retail, hospitality and workplace design. Sydney based Alexandra and Lorena are the directors of Interior design studio Morris Selvatico founded in 2008....

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...

Aesop

Cheungvogl design studio created a cycle of concept case studies for the renowned Australian brand Aesop, in which eleven installations, signature stores and concept stores across Asia and Europe evolved. Although each design is unique in its approach, materiality and character, the design rationale is consistently grounded in the brand’s philosophy. The case studies focus on the integration, interaction and communication aspects between humans and...

Ever Clever – Schemata for Floyd

The clever folk at Schemata have caught my eye again for another brilliant retail space. This tight space, for Japanese retailer Floyd, has been given the look of an unfinished construction site that reveals itself slowly and in layers as you approach. The haphazard plywood boxes reveal themselves to be beautifully crafted lauan shelving units, while the open ceiling shows off proudly the silver wrapped...