retail

bijou sweets

Nanan means sweetmeats in French and sweets play the leading role in the design project of buck.studio for this modern pastry shop in Wroc?aw Poland. The deliberately minimalist interior provides a subtle setting with finely decorated cakes and éclairs made with meticulous care. The specialty of this patisserie, the éclair, has inspired the interior design and the visual identity of...

Aesop’s self-titled book

Spanning more than 336 pages, Aesop's self-titled publication offers an "intimate and reflective" glimpse into the Australian skincare brand's history. This is the first book that the brand has released since its launch in 1987, but founder Dennis Paphitis believes it’s timing is just right. "We wanted to tell something of our story in our thirty-third year – it matters to pause and reflect," explained Paphitis,...

The evolution of the Miss Oops

Yovanovitch has transformed the R & Company gallery space into several domestic scenes to display the collection titled Love. He has decorate the interior to bring life to the imaginary character Miss Oops, who regularly appears in his designs. The exhibition leads guests through an unfolding narrative centred around an imaginary recurring character in the designer's work called Miss...

Three simple layers

F - coffee is both brutal and elegant, designed by Wangstudio the cafe design was inspired by the basic concept of minimalism , brick , concrete ,stone floor, trees and water to create a concise and emotional space. There are three main spatial layers, the first layer is a garden space with trees and water; the second one is a corridor with direct...

rocky coastline – Sydney Aesop

Granite covers almost every surface inside this Sydney Aesop store, which architecture firm Snohetta designed to look like a rocky coastline. Situated amongst the busy, shop-lined streets of Sydney's central business district, Aesop Pitt Street was created to slow down the pace of passersby. The studio sought to create a space that, though large in scale, still embodies the...

Serine Emme Store

Warm and inviting this retail interior is preceded by a tranquil front courtyard and verandah, allowing visitors to pause and connect with nature while browsing garments. Lukstudio explain that an element of serenity was imperative to the store’s design, and “extremely precious in an urban setting” in a city like Shanghai. The store’s material palette of stone, wood, glass, and polished...

freedom movement

Occupying a corner location in a northern residential neighbourhood of Bogota, Colombia, Masa is a new restaurant that stands out in its simple yet bold, graphical playfulness. Conceived by New York and Bogota-based architecture practice Studio Cadena as a series of distinct but interconnected spaces, marked by triangular cutouts of different sizes, the building is a sculptural tour de force that nevertheless...

attention seeker – Revisited

Located in a region in Taipei, Taiwan where young generations congregate. The geographical environment is both new and old with mixed streetscapes dating back over 300 years. In order to attract the attention of the pedestrians, local based design studio 45tilt chose a series of similar colors and materials extending from outside in, to design the new VACANZA accessories shop. VACANZA Accessory is a...

Epic John Anthony Tea House

Hong Kong has been a melting pot of Western and Eastern cultures for centuries. John Anthony a new Cantonese grill & dim sum restaurant on Hong Kong Island, pays homage to this rich history. Located on Hong Kong Island, sumptuously the restaurant reflects the city’s west-meets-east sensibility through its innovative culinary offerings as well as its immersive interior design. Drawing...

Bottega Veneta – “Masters of Craft”

Last Friday evening, Bottega Veneta presented the “Masters of Craft” Event at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The event took myself and guests on an immersive and interactive journey through Bottega Veneta’s heritage of craftsmanship and its Venetian provenance. Three installations in the gallery space were dedicated to tableaux of Bottega Veneta’s products, both iconic and new,...