hospitality

Once upon a cream

Reminiscent of Willy Wonker's chocolate factory meets Alice in Wonderland, this ice cream store in Thailand embraces the playful side of ice-cream.No matter your age, this space makes you feel like being a child again. The copper piping paired with white tiles and pastel blue paint give a more refined and sophisticated approach against the playfulness of the cogs and wheels used throughout the space.The touch...

Chi & Co

This cheeky eatery located in the Canley Heights hot spot that is know to the locals as "the Strip" is the perfect combination of big, bold and playful.  In an effort to push the boundaries of Sydney's typical western suburbs Asian eateries, Chi & Co have taken a lighthearted approach to the interior which we are loving. The custom manga-style graphic along the dining wall...

The POD

Although I have never stayed in a pod-style hotel there is certainly something that is rather cool about them. Is it the voyeuristic open end of each pod or just the simplicity of the idea a place to rest without the all bells and whistles that come with hotels. What ever the reason Pod style hotels are a hot trend especially in Singapore in contemporary...

Panini Anyone?

Whilst the name would suggest a new watering hole for the sophisticated suburb of Mosman, Bar Testoni is in fact an contemporary take on an old-school italian Panini bar. Not afraid of colour which we love, Bar Testoni has opted for an interior that really stands out within its neighbourhood of heritage buildings. Bright custom designed graphics pop against the modest black plywood and painted...

Méjico restaurant Sydney.

Avoiding the obvious cliché’s that generally come with cultural dining such as Mexican food, Sydney based studio Juicy Design aimed to create a space that reflected the culture, without becoming a pastiche. Using bold, hand painted graphics, on floors and walls, to set the energy levels high. The planning of the restaurant brings food to the street, with guacamole, limes, chili’s and roasted corn as...

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...