retail

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,...

Apple Store Champs-Élysées

The latest Apple Store designed by Foster + Partners has opened on the Champs-Élysées in Paris last week, occupying the grounds and courtyard of a historic Parisian apartment, yes I said apartment. The ornate Beaux-Art building has been appropriated by “carefully interweaving several layers of history with contemporary, light-filled and inviting spaces.” The design is the result of a close collaboration...

La Boutique Double Bay

The La Boutique design needed to enhance and elevate a renowned hair salon in Double Bay, Sydney. The space designed by We Are Tribe allows clients to escape and replenish outside of their busy schedules. It’s selection of luxurious materials are both beautiful and functional, and the simplicity of the overall scheme is unquestionably elegant. La Boutique required a fit out...

Maison Joseph Deco

Exquisitely inlaid at the first floor of the the German-designed Bond City Building has drawn great attention by its unique appearance in the Binjiang District, Hangzhou, China. Maison Joseph Deco focuses on selected art pieces. YUDesign respect the owners’ collection of each carefully reserved art piece collected from all over the world, which explains the reason why the inspiration of their...

wine time

Located in the centre of Rotterdam the 4 storey wine store has been transformed into a space clad with laser engraved oak panels. The store is flanked by two cabinet walls with niches, cupboards and amenities. Wine boxes are stored inside the cabinets, large cutouts function as displays for over 300 different bottles of wine. Service areas like storage, toilets and an office...

Molecure Pharmacy

Molecure Pharmacy in Taiwan's Taichung district offers customers a whole new vision of what a pharmacy should be by debunking any preconceived notions. Designed by Waterfrom Design, it opened in May 2017 in a 120 square meter space that is light and airy, a reminder that nature is the original source for the synthesis of healing drugs. The owner is a third generation pharmacist who wanted...

Connelly London

My heart! After a five-year hiatus, the iconic London store, Connelly has been reborn by the storied French duo Gilles & Bossier and for me it is perfection. Housed in a Georgian townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, the store is two levels of highly-edited luxury goods and one level of residence for the store’s owner, Isabel Ettedgui....

Dolce & Gabbana playing with light

Italian luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has opened a new flagship store in the exclusive Aoyama neighborhood of Tokyo Japan. Dolce & Gabbana’s newest boutique’s in Tokyo rises in the luxury shopping hub of Aoyama: a stone’s throw from Shibuya, where the most trafficked crossing in the world is located, walking distance from the stillness of the 700,000-square-meter forest which houses the Meiji...

going underground… revisited

Fangsuo Commune is a multi-functional cultural space designed by Chinese practice Chu Chih-Kang Space Design in Chengdu’s city center, China. FC combines a bookstore, aesthetic pavilion, cafe, art gallery and independent fashion brand. Fangsuo Commune is hidden at the underground level of the commercial streets, which surrounds the Daci Temple. Therefore architects CKSP had a bold idea of creating a modern...