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Potafiori is a perfect example of the cool, unexpected layer that is slowly cloaking Milan with a number of hidden jewel destinations. Part flower shop, part cocktail bar and all day restaurant-cafe, the eclectic scene is governed over by Rosalba Piccini, a jazz singer and florist with bright red hair and a vivacious, winning personality.
Originally the Lara Boot Factory in Melbourne’s Fitzroy, Hargraves Street was converted into a home with a ground floor office by Ivan Rijavec in the late 1980s. Rijavec inserted graphic steel elements and plasterboard curves, which provided a wonderful basis for Fiona Lynch Design Office (FLDO) when transforming the warehouse into a home for a keen mountaineer and adventurer.
B&B Italia is opening a new flagship store in New York, at 135 Madison Avenue, which is added to the historic flagship store in the A&D Building on 58th street.
The aim of the project is to give a new and even identity to a house belonging to the same family for several generations. The original house formed by the aggregation of different interventions at different times, with different construction systems.
In a city where change is commonplace, building a strong reputation and a clientele is an achievement. The owners of Singapore institution, Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chophouse, took the brave step of moving from its existing restaurant to new premises within the city’s frenetic dining scene.
At the end of 2014, AfroditiKrassa was approached to re-conceptualise, design and brand an existing Greek restaurant in London’s Soho.
Korean studio Platform_a has completed a cafe with pivoting mirrored-glass doors and volcanic stone walls on Jeju, a volcanic island off the coast of mainland South Korea.The seaside venue known as Monsant Cafe is located in Aewol, an area bordering a nature reserve and home to a dinosaur theme park. The owner is rumoured to be South Korean rapper G-Dragon.
Design firm SIRS, which has offices in London and Vienna, wanted to create a distinctive interior within the 1960s apartment building.The 80-metre-square flat sits on Curzon Street, Westminster, in the Mayfair Conservation Area.
Lakeside House is a minimal lake house located in Yamanashi, Japan, designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates. The weekend home is surrounded by a beautifully scenic environment, which the architects were considerate in not only providing sweeping views, but creating private nooks for the residents as well.
Mackage, Canada’s coveted manufacturer of highly tailored, fur-trimmed winter coats has over 1,000 points of sale worldwide including the world’s very best global department stores. Establishing their first flagship of an international rollout in their hometown of Montreal, the company engaged Burdifilek to create a unique physical presence.