I am always in awe of the meticulousness and playfulness of design firm?Kingston Lafferty Design and this restaurant in Dublin is no exception.?Tasked with the challenge to transform an empty shell retail unit into a restaurant, café and takeaway with a new mezzanine kitchen and bar, KLD were appointed to carry out the interior architecture and design for new Cinnamon restaurant.?KLD designed all the light fixtures, reminiscent of oversized lollipops, to the wall cladding, tabletops and built in seating to maintain a bold and toy-like feel throughout. “We wanted to create a light-hearted and childlike space with an element of escapism.”?Soft pastels are heightened with textural changes from soft leathers, glistening tiles and high gloss lacquered surfaces. The colour palette was kept deliberately simple and repetitive so that it visually connects. Mirror was incorporated in various ways to echo the full height dramatic glazing and bring in the natural light.
Photos: Ruth Maria
As of this past Friday, we Ontarians are able to once again eat inside a restaurant, bar etc, go to a gym and pretty much anywhere we used to pre-pandemic (but of course, wearing masks where possible indoors, and often is the law). Several of my favourite shops and restaurants choose to be cautious and are open by appointment only or continue to only offer takeout or patio only. If enjoying some time in a restaurant, bar or café were as simple as it was a few months ago, any of these beautiful spaces designed by Paris-based firm Laplace would be ideal.
I sometimes feel the industrial interior trend has been completely overdone. But every once in a while a project catches my eye and I realize I still appreciate the moodiness and reusability of this style. Such as Pallet restaurant in Salt Lake City designed a few years ago by the consistently awesome cityhomeCOLLECTIVE. I’d LOVE to enjoy an evening here (post-pandemic of course).
Killing Matt Woods was inspired by the?mid century modernism and the gardens and architecture of Palm Springs when designing The Rooftop bar?at the Quarryman’s Hotel in?Pyrmont, NSW, Australia.?“The Rooftop” aims to attract the diverse crowds which populate the many creative offices &?aims to attract the diverse crowds which populate the many creative offices & studio spaces within the Pyrmont peninsula, & hopes to give this City fringe suburbs occupants a genuine?alternative environment from which to dance the night away. The circles that repeat throughout the space and the reclaimed multi-coloured timber floor make this eye-catching and really special.?
Eugene Kolomiychenko of?EK Design sent us a message recently about some of his projects. His studio in Odessa, Ukraine provides services in space design, 3D graphics, sculpture, furniture design, product design, decorations. Here are a couple of spaces he designed – a men’s-only beauty salon appropriately named VERT and a wine bar that both coincidentally if located here in Ontario would now be able to be frequented (as long as the wine gallery had a patio). Modern and sleek, rustic and chic.