Just kick off the week with a cool experimental retail design space from the folks of Verdes NYC for WIRED Magazine. As I am a true believer in the sad truth that retail experience is dying, it's great to see brands still stepping it up to build a better customer experience. Imagine seeing the "What's Inside" section of the magazine into a physical store, what are the odds? As readers, one of the first things we do after seeing a cool product. We would do a search online or watch a review video; how about just trying it out. An experimental retail space that took the pages of WIRED into a temporary pop up in SOHO. The "What's Inside" theme dissected the products being featured and the and space itself to put everything on display. Made at Mother. More Links Learn more about Verdes NYC Follow the work of Verdes NYC on Instagram Architecture & Branding
Last few months I was able to travel in Europe twice (Stockholm and Amsterdam), one country I would love to travel to is Poland more particularly in Warsaw. We are taking a look at the Brain Embassy located in Mokotów, Warsaw; what is particular about this interior design is actually the workspaces. According to the design by mode:lina architekci, rooms are designed to stimulate your creativity and imagination. For example: architects (building blocks) or photographers (a studio); very clever examples but would be quite interesting to give a visit to experience the entire vision. Brain Embassy offers spaces where you can work while on the move, rest by meditating or cycling. You are only restricted by your own imagination. A cooperation of Adgar Poland with mode:lina™ studio designers resulted in the Brain Embassy brand being spatially complemented by a motif of “synapses” running across the whole interior. More Links Learn more about mode:lina architekci Follow their work on Behance In their words mode:lina™ architects filled the new Brain Embassy's interior with many surprises. They are to stimulate the imagination during work. Conference rooms are dedicated to great minds: mathematicians (a large abacus), artists (floors with a pattern of splattered paint), chemists (chemical elements), architects (building blocks), scholars (library), photographers (a studio) or fashion designers (tailor cut-outs). Smaller rooms are joined by a synapses-filled large multiroom with tables suspended from the ceiling. Architecture & Interior Design
Let's take a look at this brand identity & interior design by Futura, a studio based in Mexico City, Mexico. This is their design for Sabah, an authentic dessert food shop located in Kuwait with also selected products from all over the world. The overall look & design is a playful use of wooden panels to cover the walls for which reminds me of the 70s somehow. Integrated with bright colors and earthy tones are seen in the furniture as well, you just gotta love the contrast. Sabah is an authentic food shop located in Kuwait. Its menu goes from artisan donuts and pies, to specially selected products from all over the world. More Links Learn more about Futura . at byfutura.com Follow Futura . on Behance Brand Identity & Interior Design
I am a huge fan of watching foreign movies and TV shows on Netflix, I really enjoy learning about other cultures especially seeing how people live their day-to-day in other countries. I think that is the beauty of traveling! What brings me to today's subject by taking us to South Korea and its architecture (P.S. I would definitely love to travel there!). I stumbled across this design by studio_suspicion of what they called: the Fighting House. It is such an unusual approach but I love the reasoning behind this design. Located in Sageun-dong in Seoul, a reminiscence area surrounded by a history. This coming forward with a space with a maximize the floor area ratio that would include the building owner, client's unit, eight rental units and alongside with a functional elevator. This is a true mixture of contemporary residential environment, what do you think? Credits Park, Tae Sang ; Cho, Soo Young Photography by Ryoo, In Keun Manufacturers VMZINC More Links Learn more about studio_suspicion at suspicion.co.kr See more Beautiful Houses Architecture & Interior Design Images via Archdaily
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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