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Atelier XY covers cocktail bar in Shanghai with over 1,000 insects

October 1, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Glass wall contains preserved spiders in J Boroski bar in Shanghai by Atelier XY

Preserved tarantulas and beetles decorate the shadowy rooms inside this bar in Shanghai, China designed by local studio Atelier XY. Atelier XY designed the bar, which is called J Boroski, to reflect its owners’ interest in insects. It’s located in Shanghai French Concession – a region of the city that was occupied and governed by

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Minimal Fantasy holiday apartment in Madrid is almost completely pink

September 30, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Bedrooms of Minimal Fantasy, a pink apartment in Madrid

Patricia Bustos Studio channelled “aesthetic madness” to create the striking bright-pink interior of this rentable apartment at the heart of Madrid, Spain. Locally-based Patricia Bustos Studio applied 12 different shades of pink throughout the Minimal Fantasy apartment, which is meant to offer a bolder take on the typical holiday rental. “We wanted to do something

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Blue Bottle Coffee cafe in Yokohama spotlights natural materials

September 29, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Interior of Blue Bottle Coffee cafe in Minatomirai

Oak chairs sit amongst paper yarn-wrapped columns within this Blue Bottle Coffee cafe in Yokohama, Japan created by Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects. The Blue Bottle Coffee cafe occupies a glass-front building in Yokohama’s bustling business district, Minatomirai, and looks out across a leafy public park. This setting became a key point of reference

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Four Pillars Laboratory in Sydney is a “sanctuary” for gin enthusiasts

September 28, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of Four Pillars' gin laboratory are dressed with blue furniture

Juniper berry-blue furniture sits against blackened walls inside this cosy bar, laboratory and store that design studio YSG has created in Sydney for gin brand Four Pillars. Four Pillars Laboratory occupies a two-storey corner building in Sydney’s buzzing Surry Hills neighbourhood. It was originally built in 1939 as premises for a tea company, but has

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The Maker Hotel in Hudson channels “old-world bohemian glamour”

September 27, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of The Maker Hotel in Hudson, New York

Original decor features and vintage treasures helped Lev Glazman, Alina Roytberg and Damien Janowicz create an eclectic sense of old-world charm inside this boutique hotel in Hudson, New York. Host to just 11 rooms, The Maker Hotel is the brainchild of Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, the co-founders of skincare brand Fresh, and hospitality specialist

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Apartment on the Belgian coast balances natural and industrial materials

September 24, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Apartment in Belgium features green kitchen

A steel staircase offsets seaweed-coloured joinery and marble surfaces inside this Belgian apartment designed by local architects Carmine Van Der Linden and Thomas Geldof. Van Der Linden and Geldof thought using natural materials and colours would reflect the calming coastal location of the two-floor apartment, which is encircled by sand dunes and grassy banks. In

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Seven wooden kitchens that offer a different take on timber

September 24, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Wooden kitchens: Ti Clara by Atelier Espaco P2

Wood has long been used to create kitchens, but architects and designers are finding subtle ways to reimagine the material in the cooking space. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy selects seven standout examples. The Rye Apartments, UK, by Tikari Works Spruce-wood cupboards inset with subtle grooves feature in the kitchens of these apartments in south London’s

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Grey shades permeate interiors of Austria’s Clemens Strobl winery

September 22, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Clemens Strobl winery by Destilat features greyscale interiors

Design studio Destilat drew focus to the art of winemaking by applying a “reduced colour language” inside Clemens Strobl winery in northeast Austria. Clemens Strobl is located in the Kirchberg am Wagram municipality of Lower Austria, a region recognised for producing a rich variety of wine cultures. The winery, which is shortlisted in the large

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Linehouse uses typically urban materials inside Xiamen’s JNBY store

September 21, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of JNBY store in Xiamen, China feature concrete, steel and glass

Concrete, steel and fluted glass merge inside this shop that design studio Linehouse has created for fashion brand JNBY in Xiamen, China. Chinese cities were a key point of reference for Linehouse, which has decked out JNBY’s Xiamen store with materials often seen in dense urban settings – concrete, glass and steel. The interior aesthetic

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Maison François brasserie in London takes cues from Ricardo Bofill’s architecture

September 18, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Maison François restaurant designed by John Whelan

Soaring arches reminiscent of those seen in Ricardo Bofill’s La Fabrica feature in this decadent restaurant in St James, London designed by creative director John Whelan. Whelan – who leads artist collective The Guild of Saint Luke – told Dezeen that, prior to his intervention, Maison François simply looked like “one giant concrete cube”. The

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