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  • Blog Post: Top Artist Colonies

    Looking for the next hot spot? Follow the artists. So goes the adage at least that artists are quick to inhabit soon-to-boom neighborhoods. If you look at the world's best art districts and artist colonies, you'll notice a simple trend: once the artists move in to under-utilized places, the cafes...
  • Blog Post: La Maison Champs Elysees: Modern Hotel Design

    I am constantly researching modern hotel design all around the world, so a trip that ends in La Maison Champs Elysees , is a trip that ends well! This was a complete surprise! I tend to travel with no expectations as to be able to view things with an open and pure mind. The beauty of this hotel would've...
  • Blog Post: Grace Santorini Hotel: Amazing Coastal Hotel Design

    The 20-room Grace Santorini Hotel, which is a member of the award winning Grace Hotels Group, is carved into the cliff-face 300m above Santorini’s volcanic caldera. Athens-based studio Divercity Architects , in collaboration with MplusM , accomplished this amazing coastal hotel design. They created...
  • Blog Post: Palihotel Interior Design Has Creative Appeal

    The Palihotel in Los Angeles is an ideally located urban hotel designed especially to appeal to creative travelers of all ages. Located in the heart of the Melrose Ave. Shopping District in Los Angeles making this the perfect place for the urban traveler to stay. It is also the first boutique hotel to...
  • Blog Post: Spanish Castles: Modern Hotel Design

    Spain may be teetering on the edge of the debt disaster that plagues many of its Mediterranean neighbors, but that doesn't mean the country isn't unveiling a handful of the hottest modern hotel design around. Big name international designers are creating some of the most eye-catching, ultra modern...
  • Blog Post: AIA SF Design Awards: Bar Agricole

    The winners of the 2012 AIA Design Awards are presented in the May/June issue of CA Home + Design Magazine . Winners are either located in San Francisco or designed by local firms. These Bay area architects are given the spotlight for their innovative designs ranging from parking spaces recast as parks...
  • Blog Post: Romantic Restaurant Design: A Brief History of Canalis

    I n the history of romantic restaurants, perhaps no place stands out in the minds of Modern lovers more than Seattle's Canlis. In 1950, Peter Canlis hired architect Roland Terry to realize his vision of building "the world’s most beautiful restaurant." These historic photos tell the...
  • Blog Post: Industrial Interior Design: Melrose Market

    Looking for industrial interior design style inspiration? Melrose Market in Seattle's uber-hip Capitol Hill neighborhood is a collection of artisanal market stands and restaurants in a triangular block of storefronts once occupied by two auto shops. Despite the raw, rusted surroundings, this renovated...
  • Blog Post: Classical Meets Modern: The House Hotel

    There's something infectious about eclectic design; you know, that not-easily-recreated look in which classical usually abuts modern. The House Hotel Galatasaray , in Istanbul, Turkey, is a sterling example of this approach. The hotel in a word? Grand. In two more words? Tastefully so. Original...
  • Blog Post: The Science Behind Interior Design and Architecture

    Image from Architectural Digest The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA is an icon of 20th century architecture. Why do we feel the way we do in the spaces we're in? How does interior design and architecture affect our mood? A recent conference in La Jolla, California, brought together leading...
  • Blog Post: This Weekend: London Design Festival

    Got the weekend free and frequent flyer miles burning a hole in your pocket? Head over to the London Design Festival for a look at the vanguard of high-concept design. A series of more than 300 installations, discussions and exhibitions taking place across the city, the event is sure to delight, challenge...
  • Blog Post: Modern Restaurant Design: Superba Snack Bar

    We can't get enough of the unique and innovative modern restaurant design in Venice Beach, CA and we're really crushing on Superba Snack Bar. Venice Beach is always a refreshing local, providing a little fun in the sun with a meal at Superba Snack Bar . This laid back Rose Ave hangout is worth...
  • Blog Post: Chalk Wall Art - Ace Hotel NYC

    Dana Tanamachi is deservably well known for her chalk wall art in several locations around the country, but we think her work at The Ace Hotel in NYC is beyond cool! For her mural in Room 1021 (below) s he was inspired by vintage playbills from the Victorian era. Cool, right? Her work is so detailed...
  • Blog Post: Enjoy Halloween With Stylish Gothic Decor

    Happy Halloween from the Euro Style Lighting team!!! Image from Remodelista Dark home design can be spooky and stylish at the same time. We would like to take this opportunity to embrace dark, gothic-style modern design. It will look so great, you'll never want to take it down and you'll...
  • Blog Post: FASTViNIC Goes Green in Barcelona

    After Milan I took a little trip over to Barcelona and although I only had a few days to wander through these amazing streets, my experience was incredible. The food was great, the people were so nice, the architecture was stunning, and the level of design was far above par. As I was wandering home on...
  • Blog Post: Dwell on Design: Ideas For Better Living

    Design (and designers for that matter) is often categorized in terms of project size, as either small--a single LED light bulb for instance--or large, such as infrastructure planning for an entire metropolitan region. What's lost in this simplified categorization is the shared goal of all good design...
  • Blog Post: Modern Hotel Design: Hotel Miura

    Let's just admit it: not all hotels are created equal. Located in rural Czech Republic, the Hotel Miura (designed by Czech firm Labor 13 ) blends contemporary cosmopolitan sophistication with country surroundings, for a modern hotel design that's stunning in an equally stunning locale. A palette...
  • Blog Post: Restaurant Design: Workshop Kitchen and Bar

    Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I'm sure there was lots of brunching going on and some amazing restaurant designs discovered. Did anyone make it to Palm Springs or happen to try out the new Workshop Kitchen + Bar ? Soma Architects was called upon to transform the historic El Paseo Building...
  • Blog Post: The Bistrot: Restaurant Design Lights Up Bali

    The Bistrot, a vintage Parisian restaurant design with industrial glam influences, is all the buzz right now in Bali! The imaginations of design team Zohra Boukhari and her husband Blaise Samoy created something that is powerfully stunning, simply elegant and a perfect mix of industrial and glamorous...
  • Blog Post: Iconic Designer: Deborah Sussman

    Image from The New York Times Design icon Deborah Sussman passed last week in her home in Los Angeles. A graphic designer who got her start with Charles and Ray Eames in the sixties, Sussman went on to establish her own studio and became one of the foremost practitioners of what she called "graphic...
  • Blog Post: Barbara Bestor Shakes Up the Design at Pitfire Pizza

    Barbara Bestor has always been one of my favorite Los Angeles Architects and she proves herself to me once again. If someone was going to successfully transform this old concrete-box Shakey's Pizza surrounded by an asphalt parking lot into a fun and modern hangout, who else would it be? Well, Bestor...
  • Blog Post: Chad Oppenheim Takes Sustainable Architecture to Wadi Rum

    I had the incredible opportunity to listen the magnificent architect Chad Oppenheim speak at Sustainability Stage at Dwell on Design this past weekend. I was completely blown away by him and could not get the images of his upcoming project in Wadi Rum out of my head so I had to share it with you! Is...
  • Blog Post: Modern Pumpkin Designs: Modernize Your Halloween

    Halloween pumpkin carving is usually about the orange and black, but this year let's make Halloween a little more stylish... and modern of course. Let's make it all about black, white and some bits of gold! If you don't want to deal with the ooo-ey goo-ey mess of pumpkin guts, painting...
  • Blog Post: Bread, Espresso &...Design

    When the idea struck to cover my favorite cafe designs across the globe, Tokyo's uber-chic bread and coffee hot spot Bread, Espresso & was a shoe-in to lead the story. This design savvy cafe typifies today's resurgence in artisanal bread and coffee and the increasing focus on design that...
  • Blog Post: BaseCamp: rustic modern boutique hotel

    BaseCamp Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Lake Tahoe. It reflects exactly what you might think from its name, the ideals and adventures of a base camp. A comfortable place where travelers can share stories and tips in communal spaces, rest up, and prepare for a day of exploration. Walk out the door...

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