Les Bebes Cupcakery | Shop Design

 

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Les Bébés Cupcakery is a concept bakery shop situated in Taipei, Taiwan. Interior was designed by JC Architecture. What is interesting is the house shaped façade and the fact that it is  transparent with a massive door. The architects built the concept on the box itself and the way it opens and folds, thus creating a coherent project. this is perfectly why branding and architecture should go hand in hand. It looks so clean and fresh!

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Updated Renderings of The NBK Tower in Kuwait By Foster + Partners | Architecture

Foster + Partners designed the new National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) tower to be environmentally friendly, Gold LEED certified. The tower will be 300 meters high, the gross area is 120,000 sq.m. I was able to obtain the updated renderings of this tower located in the Sharq area in Kuwait.

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Ralph Lauren Home Gift Giveaway! | Competition

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Right now an instagram exclusive competition is going on where you simply take a photo of your favorite space in your house, follow @design_circle on instagram, use the hashtag #myhomekw and your in!  If your room is chosen, you will win a beautiful gift set from Ralph Lauren Home, I think it’s totally worth it!

As you probably already know, Design Circle is the biggest supplier in Kuwait for luxury furniture and accessory brands.Brands include: Fendi Casa, Minotti, B&B Italia, Roche Bobois, Baxter, Ralph Lauren Home, Kenzo Maison, and Baker. Their beautiful showrooms are located in Tilal Mall in Shuwaikh, Kuwait.

Phone number: +965 2255205/6

Aman Resort In Venice Furnished By BeB Italia | Hotel Design

The Aman Hotel in Venice is considered one of the most prestigious and well designed hotels of the past year. One of the great choices by the designer was to make use of the Maxalto collection from B&B Italia, creating a beautiful contrast to a very classical interior. The transition between the different eras is very seamless, keeping the design timeless. The main furniture pieces were from the Febo line, which is of a very smooth and contemporary design.

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Youraok.com Launch Event | Event and Exhibitions

 

Tomorrow evening YourAOK will be launching their website which is practically an online and print platform for creative people in the GCC and Middle East region. This is the first website of its kind with such standards. I have been following Architecture of Kuwait for a while now, who are the founders of this website, and am impressed with their work.

The event will be a collaborative effort with Nuqat.

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Maison & Objet January 18-22, 2013 | Events & Exhibitions

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Maison & Objet starts today and takes place in France as every year. This year, however, they have come up with an iPhone App and have a facebook page to update you with all the details and events taking place.

This year’s Designer of the Year is Odile Decq, an award-winning French architect and academic. She is the leading architect at the Paris firm, Odile Decq Benoît Cornette, Architectes-Urbanistes or ODBC Architectes.

“Partnered with Benoît Cornette, international renown came early in 1990 with a first major contract from the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. It’s the birth of a new hope arising which blasted crusty old conventions. In 1996, the firm’s innovative work was awarded the gold Lion at the 6th Mostra in Venice. Since, Odile Decq recently designed the MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome) in 2010 as well as the restaurant in Paris’s Opera Garnier in 2011 and the FRAC (Regional Foundation for Contemporary Art) in Rennes, Brittany, in 2012.”

Ma Cocotte The Latest Restaurant By Philippe Starck | Restaurant Design

One of the most famous designers in the world,Philippe Starck, has opened the doors to his latest project this current month in Paris, a restaurant set within one of the biggest flea markets in the world, in the Saint Ouen flea market at the northern edge of the city, a site which attracts both tourists and locals.

Ma Cocotte is described by Starck as “a bowl”, triggering childhood memories with all the vintage accessories yet open to a stainless steel kitchen.

In his own words, Starck describes his concept:

My midget, my rabbit, my doe, my poppet, my hen, my quail, ma cocotte.

The canteen designed by Philippe Starck opens its doors in Saint Ouen flea market.

Led by the restaurateurs Philippe & Fabienne Amzalak with Yannick Papin as chef, ma cocotte is a restaurant with 250 seats, divided between an industrial loft and two terraces located on Serpette and Paul Bert markets.

Admirative of flea market society, of its antiquaries, Philippe Starck has always wanted to move there and be like them.

With this restaurant, he realized his childhood dream.

“Ma cocotte is not a restaurant, it's a bowl.

A bowl of hot soup, a bowl of steaming coffee, a bowl of fragrant tea, a bowl of wine…

Ma cocotte, in a beautiful winter morning, is fire, arms welcoming to warm your heart and body.

That's all, but it's a lot.

Welcome home. “

Ph.S

The Largest Coffee Bean Mosaic | Art

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With the aim to surpass the previous world record for the largest coffee bean mosaic held by artist Saimir Strati, Russian artist Arkady Kim revealed her beautiful work which she called Awakening. Her mural had to meet requirements related not to the span of the artwork, but rather to the weight of the beans.

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