Kid’s Café by Wutopia Lab

The Fairyland Kid’s Cafe designed by Wutopia Lab, is the first educational family restaurant in China. The cafe’s architect was inspired by his daughter’s ‘fairyland’ drawings, and the inspiration shows. Inside the cafe, the contrast of material, form, light and color create a surreal space. A series of acrylic fins on the floor and ceiling […]

Guess Who

Designer Zuzia Kozerska designed a refreshing model of the classic Guess Who game, that celebrates the achievements of women throughout history. Kozerska’s version of the game, titled Who’s She, shows the faces and accomplishments of 28 painters, athletes, and scientists illustrated by artist Daria Gołąb. The game breaks from the original Guess Who, by encouraging players to inquire about […]

Staircase by Atmos Studio

StairStalk, a magnificent staircase by Atmos Studio, is the centerpiece of the restaurant HIDE in London. The staircase, taking inspiration from natural forms, ascends three floors, appearing almost as if it is growing through the space. A steel and plywood core allows the staircase to work its way up freely without support from the walls. Around the steel […]

Spiraling Stairs Around the New ATAH Art Space

Shanghai-based studio ATAH recently designed a captivating art center in a commercial complex in the Chinese city of Shaoxing.  ATAH wanted to create a building that would draw people towards it, so they developed the building’s cylindrical and spiraling design. The building’s essential element, the spiral staircase, winds up and around the building’s central core and connects […]

Modular Maze at the V&A Museum

During London Design Festival 2018, Waugh Thistleton Architects showed their interactive installation ‘Multiply’, outside of the V&A museum. The creators encouraged visitors to explore the work and freely climb through staircases, rooms, and bridges and to enjoy various lookout points. The installation was engineered by ARUP and informed by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), who used sustainable, carbon-negative […]

Polycarbonate Neverland

Shanghai based designers Wutopia Lab was commissioned to design a play space and restaurant for kids where materials, lighting and whimsical design create a magical ‘Polycarbonate Neverland’. Polycarbonate material is used to add color, texture and lighting elements on both the interior and exterior of the building. On the interior, a variety of materials including […]

August 2018: Things We Love…

TRAVEL Perched on an oceanside cliff in Puerto Vallarta, Le Kliff introduces diners to authentic, gourmet culinary traditions of Mexico while adding a touch of modernity. ART Les Renforts (1963), by American Painter Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976). This sculpture can be seen in at Fonation Maeght in Saint-Paul-De-Vence, France. FASHION Dior “L’Air” navy blue square […]

Bocci Lighting Installation in Berlin

Bocci, founded by Omer Arbel, is a design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver and Berlin. The company launched  in 2005 with just one lighting design titled ’14,’ which was an instant hit and remains a best seller. In 2015, Bocci installed ‘Bocci 79,’ an installation throughout a historic Berlin building that functions as a a showroom and […]

Georg Jensen at The Art Institute

In 1904, Danish silversmith Georg Jensen founded his renowned design company Georg Jensen, and thereafter contributed to the popularity of Scandinavian design throughout the world. Georg Jensen was well known for inventive, yet elegant silver tableware, serving dishes, tea sets and more, which have been featured in exhibitions throughout Europe. The Art Institute of Chicago […]

Modern Home Designed in 18th Century Farmhouse

Architects Nathanael Dorent and Lily Jencks worked together to design this Scottish home, built amongst existing ruins of an 18th century farmhouse. Though the exterior is reconstructed in a contemporary style, the designers preserved the original floor-plan and what was left of the stone walls. As another nod to the original structure, they designed a pitched roof similar […]