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Architecture & Interior Design: Blushhh! Secret Shop

Architecture & Interior Design: Blushhh! Secret Shop

We are sharing the work of Kateryna Zuieva who is from AKZ Architectura based in Ukraine. We are showcasing her architecture & interior design project for Blushhh! Secret Shop located in Kiev. I simply love the whole theme going on into this shop with first of all the neon lights and the minimum use of two colours for the whole store colour palette. You can't help also to notice the cool symmetry of the dressing room, overall quite a beautiful design. It must have been lovely for pictures taking. Kateryna Zuieva is the Co-Founder & Chief Architect at AKZ Architectura. Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, you should follow her Behance with more works on architecture, interior design and mostly furniture design as well. Location: Kiev. Zhylyanska Str., 54 Photography: Lesha Yanchenkov More Links Learn more about Kateryna Zuieva via Behance Architecture & Interior Design  

Hotel Design Love: The Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa

Hotel Design Love: The Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa

With the October fires that tragically scorched Napa Valley, now is the best time to show your support for recovery efforts and book that wine weekend getaway. On our personal wishlist is the freshly opened Calistoga Motor Lodge - an impeccably renovated 1940s roadside motel situated at the head of the Silverado Trail in the absolute heartbeat of the Napa Valley. The new owners fell for this vintage piece of real estate, breathing new life while maintaining the nostalgia. The result, an ode to the Great American Road Trip of the 50s, 60s and 70s. You'll experience stylish Mid-Century lines and matching interiors, framed by vineyards and bike trails topped off with geothermal pools to soak away the stress. During your stay don't miss out on Maker Mondays workshops where you'll learn lessons from local artisans. Top your trip off with an Adult Swim tasting, a poolside wine tasting featuring some of the area's coolest winemakers and brewmasters. Click here to check current specials and to learn more about this beautiful example of hotel design and style. Hotel Design

Workspaces Inspiration: Some Ideas to spice up your productivity

Workspaces Inspiration: Some Ideas to spice up your productivity

One in a while, we will throw together an Office Inspiration feature to spice up your next workspace idea. Is this something you would like to see more often on ABDZ? Let us know via Twitter. Here we are, back at with another collection of workspaces inspiration. We tried to go in different directions and we were also aiming at picking specific items in the decor that you might find useful for your productivity. Hope you will like it! More Links Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram Workspaces Inspiration via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest via Pinterest

Interior Design Love: Vancouver's La Glace Ice Cream Shop

Interior Design Love: Vancouver's La Glace Ice Cream Shop

We're smitten with creative ideas agency Arithmetic's branding work for La Glace, a gourmet ice cream shop located in Vancouver. The team tapped into the notion that life’s best moments are bettered when cherished together as the core sentiment to express through the design details. You immediately taste the passion and heart that was poured into the work to create an emotional brand experience for La Glace from the interior design, furniture design, branding, custom packaging, wall mural art, art direction to the custom apron and uniform design, custom ice cream vessel design, brass menu board and retail signage. The most important emotional value was for the brand and all touch points to embody love and invite connection. The overarching inspiration for the art direction was born from a fascination of the mid-war transitional period between Art Nouveau and Art Deco and those details can be found throughout the space. The end result, a beautiful marriage of two distinct periods that connects and integrates different design movements in one gorgeous setting that results in a unique brand experience.  We focused on harnessing sentimentality for the past - we leveraged the idea of nostalgia to create a space that would send people somewhere romantic and trigger positive memories. Elements such as brass, marble, the rounded bar and most of all, the colour mint evoke this notion.    

Architecture & Interior Design: JimJams Store

Architecture & Interior Design: JimJams Store

Let's take a look at this architecture & interior design project by Mexico-based brand studio Anagrama. Called JimJams Store, it has been created as a tribute for sports fans. The design concept was to create a balance between the sales area and the sporting environment itself. I think the overall design is conceptual where you actually would want to spend hours inside. Props to the whole team! Anagrama Studio is a brand intelligence group (Love it) based in Mexico. It's not our first time featuring their work, in fact we love what they do on ABDZ. Focusing their background in branding, graphic design, packaging; definitely check them out on Behance. JimJams es una marca creada como un tributo a los fanáticos de los deportes. Su especialidad son prendas con diseños alusivos a personajes reconocidos y eventos recientes en el mundo de los deportes. More Links Learn more about Anagrama Studio at anagrama.com Follow Anagrama on Behance Take a Tour  

globetrotter airstream

Airstream's Newly Launched Globetrotter May Inspire Wanderlust

We're thrilled to share the news that Airstream has just launched a new member of its iconic fleet dubbed The Globetrotter. The Globetrotter debuts this month with a list price of $99,000 and is a modern design enthusiast’s dream come true. The "silver bullet" aluminum exterior design remains, but inside it's all new. We can lend praise to Astheimer Limited, a U.K.-based design firm, for coming up with the interior design concept delivering four interior decor choices based on "dark walnut" and "natural elm" themes with cream, grey, blue, and slate color accents. Step inside and you'll be greeted with aluminum walls, panoramic windows, a curved headboard and cabinets, wraparound upholstery, Samsung LED high-definition TVs, a Polk audio system with recessed speakers, and backlighting throughout the trailer. On the exterior, a power window and awning package with Sunbrella fabrics is available. This gorgeous new model can sleep up to six people and features innovative Tuft & Needle mattresses to ensure a dreamy night's sleep. Peek some shots below to enjoy this beautiful new model from the quintessential Airstream brand.   With its sleek, clean lines, elegant features, and intentional touches, it surrounds you in a style that feels like it was made for you, elevating each and every adventure you set out on.   Oh and if we've inspired you enough to explore bringing an Airstream into your life, we stumbled upon this amazing couple doing it right in Mavis the Airstream. Check out their Instagram and some pics below to see how they transformed a vintage Airstream into a dream home on the road and be inspired to make the Airstream way of life your reality too. INSIDE @MAVISTHEAIRSTREAM

Interior Design Love: Singapore's Suzette Dessert Bar

Interior Design Love: Singapore's Suzette Dessert Bar

We fell in love with the interiors of Suzette, a retro chic inspired dessert bar in Singapore's Marina Bay. Not only a haven for those with a weak knee for sweets, this bite sized shop is also eye candy for anyone with a love for interiors. Enter Suzette and you will be greeted by a bar made up of customized terrazzo slabs creating a unique focal point of the shop. We're also digging the rich teal and blush color palette with copper and concrete peppered in at all the right spots. The result, a feminine space with just the right amount of edge. If you love the vibe as much as we do be sure to check out the folks over at The Strangely Good who we can thank for coming up for the overall look and feel. Bon Appetit! 

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

It's been a little while since our last article about architecture, how about a minimal house located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. At less than 30km from the center area of Tokyo, you'll be charmed by its minimalist design where the house structure is surrounded of clean lines. I really love the ancient vs modern take on the balcony deck to the backyard. A simple and yet really meaningful design by Shinsuke Yokoyama. Shinsuke Yokoyama is an architect and interior designer based in Tokyo, Japan. You should follow more of this work on Behance. 若い夫婦の住まいは,この先の時間の経過と共に家族構成や生活環境が変化していくことが想像される為,シンプルな動線と、可変性のある大空間を用意している。日射をコントロールする為の屋根とつながる大きく迫り出した庇はウッドデッキ,前庭へと視線を誘導する.生活が始まり賑わいが生まれるように、インテリアは白と白木のあっさりとした素材で構成した。大きな屋根が架かった小さな住宅がこれから成長する家庭をおおらかに守っていくストーリーをイメージしている。 Product Gallery   Credits Architect: Kato Architect Office Constructor: Ozawa Kougyou Photo: Ryotaro Watanabe More Links Learn more about Shinsuke Yokoyama: shinsukeyokoyama.tumblr.com Follow Shinsuke on Behance

surfhouse adventures

Encinitas' Surfhouse Hotel: Live Like a Local in California

If you've JUST realized it's Labor Day this weekend and have no plans there's still time to experience an amazing California surf adventure at the super rad Surfhouse Hotel in Encinitas, California.   Made up of 8 modern rooms all named after iconic local surf breaks, this is a true "live like a local" experience that will cater to your every need and surfing desire. Founded by brothers Nikki and Sander Harth, the Surfhouse is the ideal spot for those looking to feel welcome in this darling local surf community just north of San Diego. Previously a convalescent home built in 1972, the space has been renovated and modernized to perfection with the love and help of family and friends including Jan Solomon of Solomon Interior Design. All interior design elements draw upon the local beach culture for inspiration even incorporating artwork by the brothers mother as a main focal point in each room.  "We tried to keep everything local including the artwork and photography. Even the rooms are named after our favorite local surf breaks." BEFORE  AFTER Rooms start at $145 per night and are conveniently booked through Airbnb. If you're looking for the full experience, take a look at what the Surf Camp Package will get you: -What it costs: $1,145 per person -Where you’ll stay: Room that fits four people in a pair of bunk beds -What you’ll get: Seven nights, seven breakfasts, five dinners out to local hotspots, five surf lessons, provided equipment (boards and wetsuits—which you won’t need in the summer), transportation to surf spots, two sunset yoga classes

Interior Design Love: Chengdu, China's New School Coffee and Tattoo

Interior Design Love: Chengdu, China's New School Coffee and Tattoo

We have a thing for collaborations here at Abduzeedo especially when it comes to creating a unique space to house an unlikely marriage. Mojo Design's interior design work for the rad New School Coffee and Tattoo shop in Chengdu, China had us at hello. It's not everyday you can walk in for a latte and walk out with some freshly placed permanent ink along with it. With that, you can imagine the challenge to meld the two concepts into one space creatively, comfortably and cohesively. The team at Mojo Design brings the space to life celebrating the existing structure and diverse collection of materials including exposed concrete columns, walnut cabinetry, classic chevron patterned hardwood flooring, leather banquettes and clean white subway tiles. A fetching terrarium peppered with cacti and succulents brings some liveliness to the floor and outside areas.  ABOUT MOJO DESIGN Founded by Mojo Wang in 2012, Mojo Design specializes in brand and spatial design to help enterprises establish a unique visual image. We love how original their work for The New School turned out and hope to see more projects by this talented group of creative youngsters stateside. 

Brainstorming Rooms at the Zendesk Offices from Melbourne

Brainstorming Rooms at the Zendesk Offices from Melbourne

Part of a design process, they will a need of a whiteboard or brainstorming rooms. An area whenever it is your home office or office that you can share ideas, concepts and opinions on some of the concerns in the project. There's a great value out of this practice. Let's take a look at hardware and software development company named Zendesk has done. Knowingly that they build softwares for better customer relationships and I truly that it should start from its core. Let's give it a look! Behind the interior design, we are featuring the work of Blitz Architecture + Interiors who is a full service architecture and interior design firm based in San Francisco, California. They are also committed to all design projects including: balancing buildings, branding, and experiences. Photo Gallery   Credits Design: Blitz Architecture + Interiors Photography: Nicole England and Yvonne Qumi Images via Office Snapshots

Interior Design: Virgin Active Fitness in Bangkok

Interior Design: Virgin Active Fitness in Bangkok

Let's take a look at this interior design by ORBIT of a Virgin Active Fitness located in Central Eastville, Bangkok. You'll be charmed by a futuristic design and layered into different themes whatever it was for swimming, weightlifting or even intense cycling sessions. I personally loved the play of the neon lights coming from the ceiling. We are featuring the work from Tinnaphop Chawatin who is an architectural photographer behind these beautiful shots. Published on Behance is the work from Tinnaphop Chawatin who is an architectural photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. You should definitely follow his work if you're interested into architecture.   Credits Interior Design : ORBIT Photographer : Tinnaphop Chawatin and Chakkraphob Sermphasit

Inside the Offices of VSCO Oakland

Architecture: Inside the Offices of VSCO Oakland

VSCO is an editing app that I use almost every day to enhance workflow with my photography through taking photos, editing, filtering and sharing them. That being said, I am always wondering about the architecture inside the offices will look like, a behind the scenes look to see their work environment of such a genuine app that changed the way we take pictures. Designed by DeBartolo Architects, they are an architectural studio based in Phoenix, Arizona. With a philosophy of building great work by connecting and challenging the natural and urban landscape. Oakland is my hometown. It embodies how we see ourselves as a company scrappy and hard working with a diverse and international community. Practically, it’s central for Bay Area. We could have chosen anywhere but Oakland was our ideal location for the office and feel of how we see ourselves. Everything about the build out and the space is an outward extension of who we are, personally and as a company. - Joel Flory CEO & Co-Founder of VSCO   Credits Design: DeBartolo Architects Photography: Mariko Reed Images via Office Snapshots

Photography: Brasserie in Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Photography: Brasserie in Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Brasserie in Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a photography project shared by Seth Powers on his Behance profile. I don't post too much about architecture or interior design, however this one deserved a feature, it's just awesome. I am fan of simplea and straight lines, as well as wood accents. This one has all of that in a grand way.  Brasserie restaurant & lounge in Four Seasons Kyoto, Japan. Designed by Shanghai-based architecture firm Kokaistudios. The site is located in the UNESCO protected area of the temples of Kyoto at the base of the mountains and faces a historical traditional Japanese pond surrounded by a magnificent heritage ikeniwa garden. Positioned between the arrival lobby and the garden, the restaurant is the core of the public space of the hotel, becoming in this way the main representative space of the entire resort. The architect conceived the space on with a strong architectural strategy by using the Kyoto traditional system to connect indoor to outdoor, creating a large architectural feature that frames the view of the garden. Seth Powers is a Shanghai-based photographer specializing in architecture and interiors photography. He works primarily with architects and designers to render their vision with care and a keen eye for composition. Since coming to China in 2012, he has done work for firms such as B+H, UNStudio, Jacobs, and Coordination Asia. For more information check out http://www.sethpowersphotography.com/ Photography

Interior Design: Volvo Get Away Lodge in Sweden

Interior Design: Volvo Get Away Lodge in Sweden

We would like to share this Interior Design of a stunning lodge called the Get Away Lodge located just outside of village of Åre in Jämtland County, Northern Sweden. It’s a collaboration between renowned car brand Volvo  and an online hotel curator Tablet Hotels . Inside the lodge, you’ll be charmed with a wood burning fireplace, lounge, free wi-fi/parking, 24 hours concierge and on top of that; access to access to Volvo’s newly launched all-weather V90 Cross Country wagon car! According to the Global Consumer Experience at Volvo Car Group, six out of ten people want to spend more time outdoors, not at the office. It’s not hard to think otherwise, this lodge is the perfect location for anyone who wants to escape for a few days to discover the elusive work-life balance we have all heard of. Launched in conjunction with Volvo Cars’ all-weather premium estate, the V90 Cross Country, and part of a bigger campaign promoting work-life balance, the Swedish automaker has teamed up with Tablet Hotels, the original online hotel curator, to offer a one-of–a-kind experience in the snowy serenity of the Swedish mountains.   Cars and hospitality are a great match, as both involve working hard to make the result look easy — and this is an illustration of when the magic happens,” says Laurent Vernhes, Tablet co-founder and CEO. “Volvo has created the kind of truly special hotel experience that our fans crave. I’m going to work on making sure that the Get Away Lodge is only the first of many!” More Information at https://www.tablethotels.com/en/are-hotels/volvo-getaway-lodge 

Interior Design: NL2 SMA

Interior Design: NL2 SMA

NL2 SMA is an interior design and architecture project shared by Anton Siriak. I rarely post about interior design, I usually write posts about architecture, however there's something about this project that really caught my attention. I am fan of simple interiors, minimal. I love when everything is sort of hidden and whatever is visible is because it has a purpose a bit more than just decoration. Anton's project embraces all of that, with the addition of a stunning outdoor space. Check it out and let us know what you think. For me, I will just dream of having my house looking like that, one day. Anton Siriak is an architect and interior designer from Kyiv, Ukraine. His portfolio is full of great work. Modern and for lack of better word, sleek. Interior Design

Kyoto Wok-Cafe - Interior Design & Branding

Kyoto Wok-Cafe - Interior Design & Branding

Today, we would like to share this Interior Design and Branding project from an asian food cafe based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Behind this project, we’ll have a collaboration from teams in interior design & architecture, in identity & graphic design, in print design and in photography. All together to bring a space inspired by the stylish palette from Japanese cuisine. From my perspective, I love how the light comes in during the day that highlights the chairs and floor. It creates such an atmosphere and for the branding; they kept a minimal approach to the design and like how the takeout is that one thing that differs from the rest of the stationery. What do you think? Kyoto is an urban asian food cafe based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The café has 3 areas: there are contemplation, communication and food zones. The interior is based on contrast combinations of textures; the color scheme is a stylized dish palette of traditional Japanese cuisine. Identity and decor of the facade are based on graphic patterns and methods of traditional sign boards in Japanese cities. Credits   Interior design & Architecture – Anastasiya Tyumeneva, Mechta.space; Identity & Graphic design – Alexander Yaguza & Alexander Lokhmatov, J.J. Gittes; Print design – Alexander Yaguza & Goga Djalagania, I am Joka. Photo by Evgeniy Denisyuk More Information via Behance.