hospitality

Hotel Puerta America Madrid level 4

Hotels are usually characterized by linear bands of repetitive units with anonymous, undifferentiated corridors that often contradict the hotels’ ambition to treat each guest as an individual. In my opinion a hotel needs to present an experience the guest doesn’t find at home. Hotel Puerta America in Madrid gave free range to Plasma Studio and list of international designers including Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid,...

Salt & Vinegar

With a finishes palette to inspire and graphics to love, it's no wonder this new comer has been shortlisted for the UK 2013 restaurant & bar design awards. We've all seen subway tiling before but we love the combination of the plain white tiles against the stucco concrete walls, weathered white washed timber and painted black & white chequered flooring. The colours used on the...

Home Away Home

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...

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...

Café Français Reborn

There are some certainties that come with an India Mahdavi design; one is that you are going to get a stunning space unlike any other and that the space is going to be pulled off with complete panache and grace - the newly re-imagined Café Français on the Place de la Bastille is no exception to this having been reborn by Mahdavi in grand Parisian...

Vodka and Meatballs

We all know the Swede's are famous for their vodka and meatballs but no one can deny that design also runs deep within their veins.  The Radisson Blue Riverside in Gothenburg is a business hotel with a difference.  It appears that not one space is the same yet they all work so well as a collective.  A real mixture of materials and finishes have been...

the DEPO

Argentinian born, Brisbane based Alexander Lotersztain is certainly no stranger to the design world.  At the ripe age of 35 he has certainly developed an expressive portfolio consisting of custom product design, interiors and his own furniture range. He was named one of 100 most influential top designers worldwide by Phaidon so it's no wonder when we stumbled upon one of his latest project –...

W Hotel San Diego

Anyone who has had the pleasure of staying at a W Hotel knows that it is a visual treat and that the hotel itself can be as much the destination as the city they are visiting. With no exception, the new W Hotel San Diego by Mister Important Design is a lush wonderland of design that, as with all W Hotels, reflects its cultural and...

Cafe Stellini… 1950’s Italian Cantina

Cafe Stellini designed by Sketchlab Design Studio located at Kensington Uni was inspired by a classic ‘Italian Cantina’. Rachelle Bundis of Sketchlab was inspired by a 1950’s photo of a group of young women playfully eating spaghetti at a dinner table. Bundis says, “this image evoked a sense of the bygone days – 1950 Italian Cantinas that are today somewhat nostalgic and a bit retro. The Cantina...

GB Espresso St Kilda

Many may argue that Melbourne has its fair share of cool coffee spots and eateries but we think they can squeeze in one more, especially for the new kid in town - GB Espresso. Short for Grocery Bar Espresso, this fresh new fit out located in St Kilda provides the ultimate warm, inviting and honest interior for drinking coffee and reading the Sunday news. The interior is...