Kaikaya Is the First Tropical Sushi Restaurant Opens in Valencia

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kaikaya-is-the-first-tropical-sushi-restaurant-opens-in-valencia/kaikaya-restaurant-masquespacio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Kaikaya-restaurant-Masquespacio-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Kaikaya Is the First Tropical Sushi Restaurant Opens in Valencia" /></a>
                                When an avid surfer wanted to open the first tropical sushi restaurant in Valencia, Spain, she reached out to <a href="http://masquespacio.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Masquespacio</a>, a design studio <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Masquespacio/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">known for their colorful and sometimes quirky interiors and furnishings</a>. The goal for the design was inspired by the owner&#8217;s life when she lived in Brazil, along with a touch of Japan. The finished <a href="http://masquespacio.com/en/kaikaya/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kaikaya</a> features bold colors and an eclectic style that result in a relaxed and casual atmosphere for pure gastronomic enjoyment.
Circles of raffia reference the kasa hats that Japanese workers wear in the rice fields. Tropical plants are interspersed in empty pockets adding to the Brazilian vibe. Kaikaya’s fusion menu is reflected in the restaurants decor where Masquespacio merged traditional and methodic elements of Japan with the tropical and exotic flavors of Brazil and then dropped them in the center of Valencia. A festive palette of colors make the tile patterns pop,
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Step Inside the Perfectly Curated, Light-Filled Spartan Shop in Portland

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/step-inside-perfectly-curated-light-filled-spartan-shop-portland/spartan-shop-interior-sept-28-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Spartan-Shop-Interior-Sept-28-6-810x540.jpg" alt="Step Inside the Perfectly Curated, Light-Filled Spartan Shop in Portland" /></a>
                                Whether you&#8217;re visiting it in person or just browsing online, <a href="http://spartan-shop.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Spartan</a> is one of those perfectly curated boutique shops that makes you spend hours perusing its collection of objects designed by independent designers and makers (trust us, we&#8217;ve been there, done that). Founded by Currie Person, Spartan has everything you could want for your home, from ceramics and home decor to bags and apothecary goods.
It’s been more than a decade since Currie has opened the Portland shop, and since then, Spartan has expanded into a studio that sources, styles, and strategizes for interior designers, hotels, restaurants, commercial and residential spaces. We’re thankful to have been able to catch up with Currie to talk more about how the business has changed since she’s started the shop and, of course, some of the special pieces currently in Spartan. Read on… Why did you pick this city? My husband and I fell
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Step Inside the Perfectly Curated, Light-Filled Spartan Shop in Portland

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/step-inside-perfectly-curated-light-filled-spartan-shop-portland/spartan-shop-interior-sept-28-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Spartan-Shop-Interior-Sept-28-6-810x540.jpg" alt="Step Inside the Perfectly Curated, Light-Filled Spartan Shop in Portland" /></a>
                                Whether you&#8217;re visiting it in person or just browsing online, <a href="http://spartan-shop.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Spartan</a> is one of those perfectly curated boutique shops that makes you spend hours perusing its collection of objects designed by independent designers and makers (trust us, we&#8217;ve been there, done that). Founded by Currie Person, Spartan has everything you could want for your home, from ceramics and home decor to bags and apothecary goods.
It’s been more than a decade since Currie has opened the Portland shop, and since then, Spartan has expanded into a studio that sources, styles, and strategizes for interior designers, hotels, restaurants, commercial and residential spaces. We’re thankful to have been able to catch up with Currie to talk more about how the business has changed since she’s started the shop and, of course, some of the special pieces currently in Spartan. Read on… Why did you pick this city? My husband and I fell
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The Breadway Bakery Will Make You Want to Stay Around

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-breadway-bakery-will-make-you-want-to-stay-around/breadway-bakery-brumina-trigubchak-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Breadway-Bakery-Brumina-Trigubchak-1-810x608.jpg" alt="The Breadway Bakery Will Make You Want to Stay Around" /></a>
                                Designers <a href="https://lerabrumina.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lera Brumina</a> and <a href="https://artemtrigubchak.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Artem Trigubchak</a> collaborated on a bakery and cafe in Odessa, Ukraine, that resulted in an eye-popping interior you&#8217;ll want to hang around in all day. The <a href="https://lerabrumina.com/projects/breadway-bakery"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Breadway Bakery</a> boasts a happy color palette, varied materials, and an array of textures that joyously come together in the 85-square-foot space. Tall ceilings painted white along with large windows make for a bright, inviting interior that&#8217;s bound to draw a crowd.
The white ceilings make the custom pink chandeliers pop while emphasizing the height. Glossy Ceramica Bardelli tiles with contrasting pink grout partially cover the walls and help bounce light around the limited space. Custom built-in furniture, tables, and sofas in bright colors were created specifically for the project giving it a completely unique feel. The bakery/cafe is separated into three zones based on function – the far zone with light grey tiles is for staying to enjoy your
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GOLDEN Delivers an Organic, Sensory-Focused Yoga Studio for Warrior One

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/golden-delivers-an-organic-sensory-focused-yoga-studio-for-warrior-one/golden_warriorone-yoga-studio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Golden_WarriorOne-yoga-studio-1-810x540.jpg" alt="GOLDEN Delivers an Organic, Sensory-Focused Yoga Studio for Warrior One" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;ve ever taken a yoga class, you know just how important it is to have a calm and inviting feel to the space. Considering just that, <a href="http://designbygolden.com.au/projects/warrior-one/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Warrior One yoga studio</a> in bayside Melbourne hired <a href="http://designbygolden.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GOLDEN</a> design studio to create a space that offered an &#8220;organic, sensory experience for guests.&#8221; The new studio reflects their focus on holistic health by introducing guests to a peaceful place as soon as they enter.
A large storage cabinet is made of warm walnut veneer and cleverly hides away student’s personal belongings while in class. Dark sisal rugs span the ceiling for added warmth and texture, while cozy seating rounds out the space. The white counter was custom designed by Melbourne stonemason and artist Den Holm and it takes on a sculptural in the lobby. Two yoga classrooms offer minimalist surroundings for deeper concentration. A wooden platform in one of the classrooms marks
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Le Soufflet Renovation and Extension by _naturehumaine

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/le-soufflet-_naturehumaine/lesoufflet_naturehumaine_9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/lesoufflet_naturehumaine_9-810x540.jpg" alt="Le Soufflet Renovation and Extension by _naturehumaine" /></a>
                                <a href="https://naturehumaine.com/portfolio/le-soufflet/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Le Soufflet</a> is a minimalist space located in Montréal, Canada, designed by <a href="https://naturehumaine.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">_naturehumaine</a>. The project is a renovation and extension of a commercial building with an entirely new floor added that is characterized by a monolithic steel roof.
The rooftop pergola not only provides an expanded volume, but allows the project to be aligned in continuity with its neighbors from the street. A series of vertical brick details as well as large glazings accentuates the perception of depth for the building. The third floor office space is organized with the conference room in the front while the lobby and circulation areas are naturally lit through skylights. The overall monochrome tones are accented by bright colors, with blue build-ins and a red staircase. Photography by Adrien Williams.
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Hollandse Nieuwe Designs Happy Headquarters for a Funeral Insurance Company

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hollandse-nieuwe-designs-happy-headquarters-for-a-funeral-insurance-company/dela-hq-hollandse-nieuwe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Dela-HQ-Hollandse-Nieuwe-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Hollandse Nieuwe Designs Happy Headquarters for a Funeral Insurance Company" /></a>
                                While their business might be on the morbid side (funeral insurance), DELA&#8217;s goal is to take care of the ones that remain. Their human-focused approach not only falls on their insurance clients, but on their employees as well, which comes through in their <a href="https://www.hollandse-nieuwe.com/hoofdkantoor-dela/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">brand-new headquarters</a> in Eindhoven. Designed by <a href="https://www.hollandse-nieuwe.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hollandse Nieuwe</a>, the new digs span 5,800-square-meters and house office floors, a restaurant, and a meeting center, all with a comfortable, approachable aesthetic.
The colorful interiors aim to be a healthy and inspiring environment where the employees can thrive. Colors were incorporated to help define the work areas, which include a variety of types of flexible workspaces they can utilize. Workspaces and casual seating areas were placed around the perimeter to maximize daylight and views while working. The designers incorporated greenery throughout to add a natural element that also cleans the air. The ground floor was given a double-height glass
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Maayan Zusman Designs a Modern Medical Office That Won’t Make You Cringe

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/maayan-zusman-designs-a-modern-medical-office-that-wont-make-you-cringe/medical-clinic-maayan-zusman-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Medical-Clinic-Maayan-Zusman-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Maayan Zusman Designs a Modern Medical Office That Won&#8217;t Make You Cringe" /></a>
                                Let&#8217;s be honest. Most of us would rather avoid medical offices, not just because it means having to go see a doctor, but because most of them are bland, boring, and downright depressing. Thanks to <a href="https://www.maayanzusman.co.il/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maayan Zusman</a>, this <a href="https://www.maayanzusman.co.il/kikar-hamedina-clinic"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">plastic surgery clinic</a> in Tel Aviv doesn&#8217;t fall into that sad category. Instead, the office offers a fresh approach, which made the doctor happy and his patients as well.
Instead of those uncomfortable chairs that awkwardly face each other in the waiting room, Zusman designed a dual sided structure down the middle with seats facing in opposite directions. This offers patients both additional privacy and connection. The upholstered cushions feature soft fabrics in fun colors like teal and mauve that are carried throughout the office. The floors are darkly stained and paired with white walls and cabinetry for a clean, modern aesthetic. Photography by Itay Benit.
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Concept Surfaces Releases Colorful SPECTRUM Series and Elegant ERA Series in Their 7.7 Collection

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://goo.gl/vztKUJ"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Concept Surfaces</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Summer just about screams for juicy colors, and <a href="https://goo.gl/6YVGDa"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Concept Surfaces&#8217;</a> latest 7.7 release is serving up a hot selection of ten hues in their <a href="https://goo.gl/t6DqPi"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SPECTRUM</a> series. The line of technical porcelain tile is a true through-body material that works great for heavy commercial floor traffic applications. Available in a selection of sizes, this bold and fresh flooring is guaranteed to make any project pop with vibrance.
Another of the 7.7 releases we’re especially excited about is the ERA series, which offers the exquisite look of Terrazzo in a durable porcelain tile. Concept Surfaces’ version has the perfect glaze on the “aggregate”, emphasizing the details and adding an elegant touch to any interior space. The ERA series is available in multiple formats and
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Best of NeoCon 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-neocon-2018/neocon18-roundup-0-knoll-textiles/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/NeoCon18-Roundup-0-knoll-textiles-810x773.jpg" alt="Best of NeoCon 2018" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon</a> has once again come and gone and this year’s show marked the 50th year of bringing the latest and greatest in the commercial design world to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The show presented a host of innovative textiles and workspace offerings that can and will change the landscape of offices and other commercial settings for years to come. Brands are spending more time focusing on noise reduction, privacy, and comfort, with aesthetics and ergonomics playing a key role. Check out below to see some of our favorite finds at this year’s NeoCon.
KnollTextiles also launched a new collection of wallcoverings by Trove. The Atmosphere Collection comes in several variations, each with a watercolor-like feel, including Cascade (below). Ghislaine Viñas launched her first-ever textile collection – the Curious Crowd collection with HBF Textiles where she was inspired by sea slugs and jellyfish. The colors, patterns, and shapes are reflected in the
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Tsujiri Japanese Tea Bar in London by MIMStudios

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tsujiri-japanese-tea-bar-in-chinatown-london-by-mimstudios/tsujiri-japanese-tea-bar-mim-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/TSUJIRI-Japanese-Tea-Bar-MIM-1-810x684.jpg" alt="Tsujiri Japanese Tea Bar in London by MIMStudios" /></a>
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Housed on a busy Chinatown street in London, Tsujiri is a modern Japanese tea house with a minimalist motif that’s designed by MIMStudios. Sweeping curves invite customers in to experience the Japanese-inspired shop that incorporates light woods and tones of grey. The soft curved ceiling and bar are made of wood with the grains visible for added texture. They steer people to the counter to order and then back to the seating area to enjoy their purchases. The side staircase leads to additional seating on the mezzanine level. Simple round tables and stools match the rest of the wooden details, like the traditional tea boxes lined along the wall.
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TEA MASTER: A Modern Teahouse in Hangzhou, China

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tea-master-a-modern-teahouse-in-hangzhou-china/tea-master-kooo-architects-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Tea-Master-kooo-architects-1-810x608.jpg" alt="TEA MASTER: A Modern Teahouse in Hangzhou, China" /></a>
                                Specializing in pesticide-free tea, <a href="http://ko-oo.jp/works/1000/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">TEA MASTER</a> is a new modern teahouse located in Hangzhou, China, that was designed by <a href="http://ko-oo.jp/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">kooo architects</a>. The Hangzhou area is known for their Long Jing tea covering the surrounding steep hills and terrace farms, which inspired the landscape-like interior.
The furniture was custom made using Cinderella marble, corrugated and frosted glass panels, and wood to create various display tables designed at different heights. The furniture is spaced out to give breathing room throughout since the teahouse is located in a highly populated city. A large round table was created using layered artificial marble that mimics the topographical changes of terrace farms. Water was inserted into the table to create additional depth. Photos by Kano Eiichi.
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Introducing the NeoCon Podcast: NeoConversations

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/introducing-the-neocon-podcast-neoconversations/nc-featured/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/NC-featured-810x456.jpg" alt="Introducing the NeoCon Podcast: NeoConversations" /></a>
                                We are really excited to announce <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neoconversations/id1393156100?mt=2"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoConversations</a>, a new podcast from <a href="http://neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon</a>. The launch pad for innovation in commercial design is held every June in Chicago, and this new podcast will extend NeoCon into a year-round conversation offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. And this year, <a href="http://www.neocon.com/blog/neoconversations-neocon-turns-50"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon turns the big 5-0</a>!
Host Amy Devers (yes, Amy from Clever!) will be talking to all of the thinkers, players, movers & shakers in the contract furniture industry, getting insight into new trends, innovative design solutions, and how the workplace is changing. Plus, learn more about relevant and pressing issues that the industry is facing like wellness in the workplace, fostering collaboration, innovative space design, societal shifts and their impact on architecture and design, and even specific products that help improve well-being and productivity. So let’s pop that bottle of champagne and celebrate
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Celebrating 50 Years of Design With NeoCon

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                                It’s T-minus less than two weeks until the <a href="http://www.neocon.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">50th edition of the annual NeoCon show</a> and we’re gearing up to uncover what’s new in the commercial design world. The show takes place from June 11-13, 2018 at The Mart in Chicago and will be spread out over five floors. Here&#8217;s what you can expect + get excited for:
Since its launch in 1969, NeoCon has had a colorful and exciting history, including a terrible fire that destroyed the original site of the first ever NeoCon. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the show launched the NeoCon blog to rediscover the “people, products and parties that made up the first 49 years of NeoCon.”

(L-R): Art Gensler, Cheryl Durst, Cindy Allen, Nick Thompson, Carol Ross Barney

This year, some of the leading names in design and beyond will be speaking in four marquee presentations (which are free to register), including: Art
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NYC’s Classic Car Club Gets a New Home at Pier 76

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nycs-classic-car-club-gets-new-a-new-home-at-pier-76/classic-car-club-marc-thorpe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/CLASSIC-CAR-CLUB-Marc-Thorpe-1-810x463.jpg" alt="NYC&#8217;s Classic Car Club Gets a New Home at Pier 76" /></a>
                                Whether you want to have access to a fleet of classic cars or you just want to hang and be near them, the <a href="https://classiccarclubmanhattan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Classic Car Club</a> offers that and then some. Founded in London in 1995, the club landed in Manhattan&#8217;s Soho neighborhood in 2005 upon arrival in the States before recently needing a new place to call home. CCC enlisted one of their very own members, architect Marc Thorpe of <a href="https://www.marcthorpedesign.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marc Thorpe Design</a>, to design the new club, which now takes up residence at Pier 76 by the Hudson River.
The CCC offers classic auto-loving New Yorkers the unique opportunity to drive their lot of cars on top of access to their new car-inspired club. While the 40,000-square-foot club gives nod to car culture, Thorpe does it in a subtle and intriguing way that makes the industrial space feel welcoming and sophisticated. Inside you’ll find an 8,000-square-foot auto
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NYC’s Classic Car Club Gets a New Home at Pier 76

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nycs-classic-car-club-gets-new-a-new-home-at-pier-76/classic-car-club-marc-thorpe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/CLASSIC-CAR-CLUB-Marc-Thorpe-1-810x463.jpg" alt="NYC&#8217;s Classic Car Club Gets a New Home at Pier 76" /></a>
                                Whether you want to have access to a fleet of classic cars or you just want to hang and be near them, the <a href="https://classiccarclubmanhattan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Classic Car Club</a> offers that and then some. Founded in London in 1995, the club landed in Manhattan&#8217;s Soho neighborhood in 2005 upon arrival in the States before recently needing a new place to call home. CCC enlisted one of their very own members, architect Marc Thorpe of <a href="https://www.marcthorpedesign.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marc Thorpe Design</a>, to design the new club, which now takes up residence at Pier 76 by the Hudson River.

The CCC offers classic auto-loving New Yorkers the unique opportunity to drive their lot of cars on top of access to their new car-inspired club. While the 40,000-square-foot club gives nod to car culture, Thorpe does it in a subtle and intriguing way that makes the industrial space feel welcoming and sophisticated.

Inside you’ll find an 8,000-square-foot auto

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SFF18: Kasthall Launches the New, Celebrates the Old, and Embraces the Different

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sff18-kasthall-launches-new-celebrates-old-embraces-different/design_milk_kasthall_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Kasthall_07-810x810.jpg" alt="SFF18: Kasthall Launches the New, Celebrates the Old, and Embraces the Different" /></a>
                                Swedish rug brand <a href="http://www.kasthall.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kasthall</a> launched four new rugs for Stockholm Design Week, won an award for an existing rug and collaborated with <a href="http://www.stellarworks.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stella Works</a> for a showroom display. &#8220;We are slowly adding new carpets into the grand collection of Kasthall,&#8221; says creative design advisor and co-founder of <a href="http://www.claessonkoivistorune.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Claesson Koivisto Rune</a>, Ola Rune. &#8220;We are trying to lead the trends, find new techniques and make new yarns. I think if we do that we will continue to have a legacy.&#8221;
All four new rugs were designed by Central Saint Martin’s graduate and in-house designer Maja Johansson Starander. The first, Freyja, is hand tufted with a chunky wool which is felted and twisted into its final curly form. “Freyja is a textile interpretation of moss and lichen, of stone, soil and mineral,” says a statement from the brand. The tufted loops are left uncut at different heights to create an uneven surface,
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Vans’ New Digs Is a 182,000 Sq Ft Transformation by Rapt Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/vans-new-digs-182000-sq-ft-transformation-rapt-studio/vans-hq-la-2017-19/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Vans-HQ-LA-2017-19-810x608.jpg" alt="Vans&#8217; New Digs Is a 182,000 Sq Ft Transformation by Rapt Studio" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.vans.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vans</a> is one of those companies that needs no introduction. Founded over 50 years ago by the Van Doren brothers, the brand has become an iconic name beyond just the California skate culture. When it came time for the company to settle into its new Costa Mesa, California headquarters, Vans reached out to <a href="https://raptstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rapt Studio</a> to celebrate the four pillars of the Vans brand: Art, Music, Action Sports, and Street Culture and Fashion. Earlier last year we toured the HQ (you might have followed along on <a href="http://www.instagram.com/designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">@designmilk&#8217;s</a> IG Stories) and it is officially the coolest office we&#8217;ve ever seen. Take a look&#8230;
From Rapt Studio, David Galullo (Creative Director), Derrick Prodigalidad (Team Lead), Rosela Barraza (Designer), Keith Muller (Architect) and Scott Johnson (Architect) took point on transforming the 182,000 square feet headquarters into a place of work, play and creative exploration for Vans’ 500+ employees. The building is centered
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Candlefox HQ: A Graphic, Black and White Office in Melbourne

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/candlefox-hq-a-graphic-black-and-white-office-in-melbourne/candlefox-hq-tom-robertson-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Candlefox-HQ-Tom-Robertson-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Candlefox HQ: A Graphic, Black and White Office in Melbourne" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.tomrobertson.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tom Robertson Architects</a> designed a new home for <a href="http://www.tomrobertson.com.au/candlefox"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Candlefox HQ</a> in Melbourne, Australia. The education marketplace provider needed a new space to house twenty employees, along with meeting rooms. The results are a graphic, black and white interior dotted with a growing indoor garden.
A modern interior decked out in only black and white can oftentimes be too minimal for some people, but by incorporating a variety of green plants throughout, the space comes to life. An oversized black grid structure weaves throughout the office allowing the plants to grow and evolve over time. As the plants grow, it helps create additional visual separation between spaces without closing it off. The tall white ceilings paired with white walls and dark floors gives the feeling of an open and light-filled space with black furniture helping to ground everything. The grid theme continues into the kitchen area with white tiles sealed with
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