Small Tea’s flagship store in Coral Gables is designed by Osmose, with emphasis on creating a ‘modern’ sanctuary for tea instead of just a tea shop. The use of wood everywhere, the enveloping arch above the long seating area, all give a sense of warmth to the space. My favorite part was the display.
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Maza Cafe is a Mediterranean cafe in West Village , New York, which opened recently. It is specialized in Mediterranean foods specially Greek items such as pastries and an extensive yogurt menu.
The design is by Greek architect Eleftherios Ambatzis who used Greek elements as much as possible such as the Hestia, which is the center of the ancient Greek home, around which he designed the main theme of Maza.
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The Dinner Club by No. 57 was a popular concept that started back in 2012 by Buthaina Al Mazrui & Alamira Noor Bani Hashim, based on the concept of ‘invitation only’ pop up restaurant/ event place. There was no particular location for those monthly events. Due to popularity of the concept, No.57 Cafe Boutique came to life. Located in Abu Dhabi and designed by Dubai based architects Anarchitect, the owners want to make sure to keep it the place alive and still have the secret dining room for special events.
Materials used were mainly the timeless Carrara marble, concrete, oak, and metal.
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A new eatery has been grabbing the hype in Buenos Aires, known as Ninina Bakery. Owned by Emmanuel Paglayan’s of Armenian origin, food offered also includes Baba Ghanouj & Hommus in addition to all kinds of baked goods and cakes.
Local architects Estudio Verardo designed the space using monochrome theme enhanced by copper lampshades, and a lovely marble counter.
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Elements Café is a popular dining place in the Amara Hotel in Singapore seating up to 150 persons. The owners hired design firm ‘designphase dba’ to re-plan and re-design this well known venue.
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During the winter season, the famous Café Artcurial got a revamp by interior designer Charles Zana. The most interesting features of this café are the skylight flooding the space with daylight and the lovely lighting fixtures acting like floating bubbles. The bold patterns on the walls portray a certain evolution in the design concept yet maintaining the historical background. The restaurant offers a menu with specialties and wines from every Italian province, particularly from Piedmont, all served under a glass roof, allowing a view of the elegant private garden.
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