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Carlo Pazolini Boutique in Milan | Shop Design

Giorgio Borruso Design was  hired to design the Carlo Pazolini boutique in Milan located near the Duomo. The space is  4,150 square feet that formerly belonged to a McDonald’s. The main aim of the boutique is to display the brand’s shoes, however, the design approach is what is actually interesting.

Borruso wanted an artistic look that would display the relationship of shoes with feet, i.e. how shoes embrace the foot. Using felt material in collaboration with none other than Paola Lenti, he was able to make felt shaped into a leaf, the major part of his theme design. Another major attraction point is the combination of colors which are very vibrant and make a huge impact all the way outside the boutique through the massive 8 arches in the façade.

 

 

 

 

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Bringing Nature Inside: Loft 24-7 São Paulo| Residential Design

This is a beautiful attempt at creating outdoor moods indoor. In this 250 sq. m loft, São Paulo-based architect Fernanda Marques was able to come up with an earthy and very natural ambiance within the residence’s interior, by using logs, limestone, rough stone, and the likes. Very simple, the use of the right materials and the right combination gave this loft the exquisite look.

 

For more information on the designer, you can check her website, hope you can read Portuguese though.


Elektra Bakery in Greece | Interiors

I’m not sure if I actually love this bakery or giving into my Carb cravings! I actually think its both. The combination of wood and crisp clean Carrara  marble finish is just amazing. It opens the entire space yet allows the cozy feel of a bakery. Stylish Tom Dixon lights and the industrial Tolix chairs add a hip element to this 35 square meter space located on a very strategic corner in Edessa Greece.

Studioprototype worked on this pilot project for the bakery chain.The floor plan is  narrow and linear, the designers suggested having the long marble food counter as the focal point of the entire space.

A sense of craftsmanship is imbued with the exterior of the shop being entirely clad in cedar like a well tailored suit. Punctuating the cedar cladding on the long facade, a black powder coated steel window box projects outwards beyond the ‘crust’ of the shop to serve as a seating area and bar for customers inside and outside the shop.

 

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Holyfields Restaurant in Germany: Time to Eat

Designed by to keep up with today’s pace and trends, the new German restaurant chain: Holyfields allows clients to experience fun for a  reasonable price. Their concept was derived from the fact that they didn’t want people wasting their breaks waiting in line, on the contrary their aim was to facilitate their experience by using sophisticated technology to process their meal orders in order to spend as much time at the comfort of their seat.

 

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Luxury Villa in South Africa | Residential Design

Designed by South African firm Design Partnership, this beautiful villa is located in Johannesburg, South Africa.I am particularly interested in the interior of this project, the colors, furnishing and beautiful spaces. The staircase as you will see is a sculpture in its own. Its obvious grey tones are the trend now, after being exclusive to showrooms and shops, people are choosing grey as the main color for their residences.

 

 

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Designer in the Spotlight | Jassim Al Shehab

Kuwaiti’s are most passionate about their food, this is what I learned in the past couple of years of living in Kuwait. The good thing is that they really know what they are doing, their restaurants offer the tastiest and most creative dishes, and the people behind these concepts are extremely talented. This post, however, is about one of Kuwait’s upcoming young designers, Jassim Al Shehab, who has done a great job in two very popular venues so far, one of which is the recently opened sushi place in downtown Kuwait, Tatami.

The restaurant feature a blend of finishes giving an industrial vibe at times, and another mellow ambience and clean cut structures as per Japanese norms.

The exterior of the restaurant was composed of elements that allow the venue to stand out and contrast against the glass structure of the building its located in, the colors are harmonious and soothing. The planters created the restaurants border separating it from the street.

The other project he worked on earlier, was Posh Café, located on Kuwait’s latest popular  Mall 360.

The materials used give a sense of luxury, the colors are brilliantly put together to give a sense of elegance and simplicity at the same time. This has to be one of the most well designed venues in Kuwait in terms of proportions and finishes.

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Inside Zaha Hadid’s London Home | Interiors

People are usually curious when it comes to celebrity personal lives and home interiors look like. Much more when that celebrity is one of the world’s top architects known for standing out structures and iconic buildings world wide.

Zaha Hadid’s own home is more like a gallery of some of her famous furniture and accessory designs, than an actually cozy home. From the first look you can tell its hers, the famous strong architectural lines and curves are present in every piece she displays.

 

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Tom Dixon Designs Award Listed Tazmania Ballroom

 

Shortlisted in the ‘International Bar’ of the year category in the Restaurant & Bar awards 2011, Tazmania Ballroom has been making a splash in Hong Kong nightlife. Designed by World renowned British designer Tom Dixon, the venue incorporates numerous copper shades suspended from the high ceiling and gold plated pool tables, both elements that make up the main concept.

 

 

Many of the furniture and pieces used were designed by Tom Dixon himself. The gold, black, dim mood, and diamond like walls are all part of the luxurious mood the owner wanted for the space.

 

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Is This the Future of Banks? | BNP Paribas New Concept

A very unique concept for BNP Paribas in Paris was created by architect Fabrice Ausset from Zoevox. The last thing that came to my mind when viewing these photos that they would be of a bank. This bank looks more like a hotel lobby, what made it interesting was the attention to detail and the stylish furniture used from various well known designers.

This concept bank is located in the historical building of 2, Place de l’Opéra. The first element that catches the eye is the honeycombed ceiling and the use of mirrors, two elements closely related to the retro style of the 70’s and early 80’s. The combination of furniture is so funky and daring yet very inviting.

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Fendi Casa Designs Jade Ocean Miami| Interiors

 

 

Luxury at its best! This 50- story residential tower has views of the Atlantic Ocean, advanced technology, distinctive style, and above all elegant interiors designed in collaboration with Fendi Casa.  All the furniture pieces in these photos are from Fendi Casa including the Murano Chandeliers and  vases.

 

In the above dining area you see the Diva Chair and the stunning Canova Console on the side. The barstool is the Bibendum. The kitchen is supplied by Sneidero and equipped with appliances from Miele and Subzero. Even the coffee machine is included.

 

Above is the Princess Bed, also as all other rooms there is the breathtaking view of the ocean. It is no secret that this was the purpose of high glass from floor to ceiling all over the apartment.

 

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