Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ Category
March 03, 2013
Kollgata Arkitektur have designed the Cafe in the Botanical Gardens located in Akureyri, Iceland that has windows resembling the branches of a tree. In keeping with the Café´s references to older, local materials and building heritage the restauranteur then added his touch with an odd collection of original furniture from the 50´s and 60´s.
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Posted by bethany 6:00am in Architecture, Modern Design, Restaurants
September 30, 2012
British artist Morag Myerscough designed the MVMNT Café, a temporary pop-up Café, which is part of the redevelopment of the Greenwich industrial estate in London, England.
Posted by bethany 6:00am in Architecture, Creative Arts, Design Trends, Industrial Design, Modern Design, Restaurants
May 28, 2012
The Dutch are both bike-mad and safety-conscious, so there’s no need to worry about anyone crashing down the short flight of stairs that leads to the lower level cafe and bike rental facility. A fence lines the interior curve of the oval-shaped urban structure that looks suspiciously like a pagoda!
But for those who merely want to chill in the shade of this sleek curvilinear roof, a breezy cafe down below is just the place, while visitors with an even greater sense of adventure can hire a bicycle and go for a longer ride as well. Unlike many awesome concepts that never leave the drawing board, this fun project, which also encourages greater physical activity, is soon to become a hip and sweaty reality.
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Posted by holdit 2:50pm in Architecture, Modern Design, Restaurants
May 20, 2012
Located in a boutique hotel in Varna, Bulgaria, Graffiti Cafe is a swank spot designed by studio MODE. The same building houses a four-story hotel, along with an art gallery, restaurant, and nightclub, therefore the cafe needed to be a continuation of the hotel’s modern aesthetic. The designers had to merge the front part of the space being close to the exterior of the building with the back zone by “reducing depth of space while keeping the panorama.” They wanted the overall look to be an Escher-inspired space but had to deal with complex acoustic and ventilation issues, meaning they had to find a way to mix materials throughout. The linear elements that begin on the curvy pillars and continue onto the ceiling are phenomenal and definitely help create the cohesive environment they were looking for.
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Posted by holdit 3:15pm in Architecture, Craftsmanship, Modern Design, Restaurants
March 13, 2012
Brian Malarkey is shaking up the San Diego seafood scene once again with his newest restaurant Gabardine. The 3rd in a line of restaurants soon to be opening, Gabardine is adding a little Malarkey flair to the Point Loma neighborhood. Specializing in shellfish like oysters, mussles and claims, the James Brennan and Brian Malarkey hotspot is lead by Chef Chad White. The restaurant is officially open for business, so stop by for a seafood feast!
Posted by holdit 4:19pm in Live, Local Happenings, Restaurants
December 19, 2011
North Park is claiming another great place for brews and eats with the addition of Tiger! Tiger! to the neighborhood. Tiger! Tiger! opened back at the end of October but the newer restaurant is still surprising people with its huge list of local brews and delicious menu. The decor is simplistic with reclaimed woods as the stars of the show.
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Posted by holdit 3:05pm in Craftsmanship, Ergonomic Living, Modern Furniture, Restaurants
September 23, 2011
Saltbox Drinking & Dining is officially open for business. The new gastro-lounge styled eatery is now the restaurant for the The Sé San Diego, which will soon be the Kimpton Hotel. The restaurant space offers a great rustic and comfortable feel with lots of warm light. As for the food, that has all been created by Executive Chef Simon Dolinky, formerly chef of BLVD 16 Restaurant at the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles and sous chef at JSix under Christian Graves.
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Posted by holdit 3:37pm in Local Happenings, Restaurants
September 13, 2011
In San Diego, foodies consider it the most wonderful time of the year. Restaurant Week is almost here. From September 18 until the 23rd, restaurants around San Diego will feature prix-fixe menus for either $20, $30 or $40. It allows people to try out new restaurants and different menu items at their favorite hotspots. For more information, check out San Diego Restaurant Week’s website.
Posted by holdit 5:02pm in Restaurants, Staff Picks
August 26, 2011
Brian Malarkey’s newest project, Burlap, is taking Del Mar by storm. Malarkey and his partner James Brennan have created a Asian Cowboy themed restaurant that not only featured the wild dining creations of Malarkey’s mind but also an eccentric interior design that mixes the Oriental influence and rustic design to match the restaurants theme. Thomas Shoos, who also worked with Brian on Searsuckers, tackled the challenge with reclaimed pieces, koi ponds and two separate bars. Thanks to Burlap’s stunning design, dining experience and delicious cuisine, it is well worth a trip to Del Mar.
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Posted by holdit 3:42pm in Local Happenings, Restaurants
July 28, 2011
Restaurant design can enhance or detract from a dining experience. But at the newest location of Nobu in Dubai, you might actually forget that you are there to eat. The playful use of textures, floral patterns and rich colors is enough to feed your hunger for design. The Rockwell Group designed the restaurant and according to their website “the restaurant walls and ceilings with large hand-woven curvilinear abaca panels to evoke an environment submerged under an ocean wave”. Next time your in Dubai, stop by, or you can always look at the images here.
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Posted by holdit 12:55pm in Architecture, Art, Modern Design, Modern Furniture, Restaurants