hospitality

art deco glory

I don't know about you but one of my first loves for interiors and architecture came from art deco design. Living in seaside Elwood in Melbourne Australia, as a teen I was surrounded by glorious art deco buildings that have mostly been demolished making way for mass production apartment blocks with little or no design credibility. This was not the fate for

Basta – Basta

Exposed brickwork, bevelled white tiles with dark grout, industrial pendants and oak timber tables….whilst these finishes sound very familiar these days, it was the striking individually painted parquet floorboards within this interior that caught our eye. Pasta-Basta is an Italian restaurant located in Chernihv, Ukraine.  The space is divided into two main areas, the main seating area and the servery area which joins an open kitchen. We love the...

Penfolds Magill Estate South Australia

It’s been a month of recognition for Melbourne based designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb, who picked up major gongs at two separate Australian interior design awards in Sydney Australia. On May 19, Gomes-McNabb won in the Hospitality category at the Australian Interior Design Awards for Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant , South Australia featured below and Yellow Bistro at the Belle Interior design awards. (more on Yellow later...

as homely as bread

There is no doubt that everyone loves the smell of fresh baking bread but imagine staying in a hotel where this smell wafts through the foyer and hallways everyday!  At Praktik Hotel located in the Eixample district of Spain's second largest city, this is exactly what you will get. Designed by 2013 designer of the year, Lazaro Rosa Violan,...

More Than Merit

In a materialistic world it’s refreshing to see an eatery like Feast of Merit who donate the profits from their business into aid projects around the world. The name is extremely fitting, in Nagaland, in the north-east of India, if a community member comes into money it is tradition for the whole village to be invited to an...

Re- use recyle

Ukraine seems to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, this cosmopolitan and diverse country is home to many great bars and hotels. The Shustov Brandy Bar, designed by Denis Belenko Design Band is custom designed and manufactured. The bar’s walls are clad in recycled barrels, the stunning illuminated ceiling is made from recycled brandy bottles and the table tops are made from...

Chop Shop London

The Chop Shop located in Haymarket, London is an exciting venue with a 'butcher shop inspired' concept and a New York neighbourhood feel designed by 44th Hill. Previously an old fish & chip shop, the site is very well known located opposite the Royal Theatre London and is a haven for...

Bacoa Barcelona

After developing the very eye-catching visual identity, design studio TwoPoints.Net were then appointed to tackle the interior of their new flagship site. Bacoa burger joint located in central Barcelona is known for producing tasty burgers and clearly dynamic interiors to enjoy them in. The use of materials in this interior is the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary creating a great eclectic...