Tsujiri Japanese Tea Bar in London by MIMStudios

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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

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                                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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CASAPLATA Restaurant/Bar in Seville by Lucas y Hernández-Gil

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                                Looking to the future, <a href="http://www.lucasyhernandezgil.com/#/home"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lucas y Hernández-Gil</a> designed a restaurant and cocktail bar in the city center of Seville, Spain, combining bold, colorful furniture with a concrete-like backdrop. <a href="http://www.lucasyhernandezgil.com/#/projects/89"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CASAPLATA</a> avoids nostalgia to set itself apart from the surrounding eating establishments making its mark in the historic area.
The Spanish architecture firm referenced the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi where strong colors pop against a silver gray background. The industrial concrete surroundings set the stage for the colorful furnishings and food for a futuristic and enjoyable experience. Photos by Juan Delgado.
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The Pink Zebra: An Eye-Popping Restaurant/Bar Inspired by the Work of Wes Anderson

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-pink-zebra-an-eye-popping-restaurant-bar-inspired-by-the-work-of-wes-anderson/the-pink-zebra-renesa-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/THE-PINK-ZEBRA-RENESA-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Pink Zebra: An Eye-Popping Restaurant/Bar Inspired by the Work of Wes Anderson" /></a>
                                If Design Milk could relocate and setup shop in a restaurant/bar, I&#8217;m pretty sure it would be this one located in Kanpur, India. Decked out in black and white stripes and bubble gum pink, <a href="https://studiorenesa.com/projects/?prjId=26"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Pink Zebra</a>, aka Feast India Co., is bound to catch everyone&#8217;s eye from a distance, thanks to <a href="https://studiorenesa.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio</a>.
Their thought, “How about we dip a zebra into a deep pink sea?”, seems completely appropriate once you take a look around. The idea began with a nod to the surreal sets of Wes Anderson, whose films the clients love. The stripes go every which way, along with pink slats on the ceiling that let lines of natural light shine through for added dramatic effect. The Pink Zebra sits atop one of the city’s oldest buildings, merging a bit of the old and the new with a playful twist. Photos
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Piedra Sal: A Modern Restaurant in Mexico City

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                                Working with a difficult corner lot and an upper floor location, <a href="https://www.vgzarquitectura.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">vgz arquitectura y diseño</a> were tasked with many challenges when it came time to design the <a href="https://www.vgzarquitectura.com/copy-of-5-v9"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Piedra Sal</a> restaurant in Mexico City. They had a tight budget and time line to complete the project but still managed to custom design everything, like the liana ceiling with a &#8220;Partridge Eye&#8221; ceiling pattern and the concrete floor in shades of grey,
The corner was demolished to make the restaurant appear more inviting with a plaza-like space. Vertical wooden slats entice visitors through a black doorway. Once inside, a open stairway surrounded by more wooden slats that allow light to pass through for added visual effect. The lit up stairs lead visitors up to the restaurant, giving a preview of what’s to come. Inside, a monochromatic color scheme was chosen to includes varying greys and wood with black accents. Trees and greenery
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Some of the Coolest Architectural Projects on BowerBird

                                <em><a href="https://www.bowerbird.io/dashboard" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BowerBird</a> launched in the US last month and Design Milk asked the founders, architectural photographer Nic Granleese and design journalist Ben G Morgan, to select some of their favorite BowerBird projects.</em>
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                                If you haven&#8217;t tried <a href="https://www.bowerbird.io/dashboard"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BowerBird</a> yet, it&#8217;s an online platform where architects (and interior designers) upload their projects and provide content that design journalists can use in their stories. Launched in June 2016, BowerBird is quickly spreading around the world and now has a community of more than 3,000 architects, interior designers, editors and writers — lovingly called BowerBirders. You can even use BowerBird to submit your project to Design Milk! (To do that you&#8217;ll need to create a BowerBird account <a href="https://www.bowerbird.io/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">here</a>.)
Birdhut – Mark Erickson (image above)
The birdhut is a treetop perch that sits on wooden stilts along a forested hillside. Immersed in the tree canopy, the hut accommodates two people, twelve varieties of birds, and
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coffix: A Quirky, Colorful Coffee Shop in Athens, Greece

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                                Coffee is the universal morning (and all day) pick-me-up and it always seems to makes things better and that&#8217;s just the thinking behind <a href="https://www.studiomateriality.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">studiomateriality&#8217;s</a> design of <a href="https://www.studiomateriality.com/project/coffix/101" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">coffix</a>, a coffee shop in Athens, Greece. The quaint space boasts a happy palette of colors, and a larger than life balloon dog, that could only brighten one&#8217;s day when they pop in for a cup of joe.
Bright blue floors are paired with shiny, white wall tiles, a pale pink ceiling, and happy yellow stools. A lightbox of a face is placed on the wall above the bar to keep customers company while they’re drinking their coffee. To top off the “funky laboratory” look, the staff serves the coffee while wearing white coveralls and colorful scarves. Photos by Alina Lefa.
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A Bright and Cheery Cafe in Sopot, Poland

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                                Located in Sopot, Poland, the Fanaberia Crepes &amp; Cafe is a bright and cheerful establishment designed by <a href="http://p-bstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PB / Studio</a>. The designers mixed clean off-white shades with bolder accents of azure, navy, and ginger, all of which reference the crepes they serve along with its seaside resort locale.
The navy gives nod to all things nautical, along with the use of sisal rope and rattan surfaces for added texture. The lighter blues mimic the colors of the nearby ocean, while the whitened oak was used in the spirit of traditional summer resort architecture in Sopot. Photos by Jakub Piórkowski.
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ASH NYC Designs Rye Brook’s New Dig Inn Eatery

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/ash-nyc-designs-rye-brooks-new-dig-inn-eatery/dig-inn-rye-interiors-front-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/01/dig-inn-rye-interiors-front-3-810x527.jpg" alt="ASH NYC Designs Rye Brook’s New Dig Inn Eatery" /></a>
                                <a href="http://ashnyc.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ASH NYC’s</a> second collaboration with <a href="https://www.diginn.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dig Inn</a> takes it to Rye Brook, NY where they were charged with designing a 4,200 square foot space that promotes the small-chain restaurant’s “Dig-isms,” values that promote well-being, community, and relationships.
Through design, the restaurant is divided into three separate spaces: the front-of-house dining, the food pick-up station, and a slower-paced area for evening dining and drinking. ASH uses a progression of light to dark materials to give each area its own aesthetic. The evening dining area is filled with deep saturated greens while the front of the house area is brighter, lit by pendants and large windows that play into the restaurant’s fast-but-elevated casual dining feel. ASH furnished the interiors with custom pendant lighting made from hand-blown glass globes and brass arms, custom furniture like the long oak and marble tables to encourage communal eating, and private nooks for working. The eatery just
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Nando’s Crawley Gets a Fresh, New Look

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/nandos-crawley-gets-a-fresh-new-look/nandos-crawley-reno-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2016/12/Nandos-Crawley-Reno-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Nando&#8217;s Crawley Gets a Fresh, New Look" /></a>
                                Nando&#8217;s has been <a href="http://design-milk.com/nandos-in-ashford-by-blacksheep/" data-wpel-link="internal">known</a> to work with different designers to get fresh new looks for their chain of Portuguese-style chicken restaurants that began in South Africa in 1987. An existing <a href="http://www.block1design.com/portfolio/nandos-crawley/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Nando&#8217;s in Crawley</a>, West Sussex was in need of a renovation and <a href="http://www.block1design.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Block1: Design</a> was hired to complete that.
nandos-crawley-reno-2 This project marks their first with Nando and it required gutting the interior of all its finishes and seating in order to design a new layout and space. The concept pays homage to the brand’s African roots while bringing forth moments of British design. nandos-crawley-reno-3 nandos-crawley-reno-4 The interior’s design looked to traditional fabrics and modern architecture and settled on the exploding woven patterns found within them. The idea is referenced in the tile patterns, lighting fixtures, banquette shapes and their fabric, along with the ceiling and wall finishes. Bright colors are mixed with neutral materials to create a cohesive and lively restaurant space. nandos-crawley-reno-5 nandos-crawley-reno-6 nandos-crawley-reno-7 nandos-crawley-reno-8 nandos-crawley-reno-9 nandos-crawley-reno-9a nandos-crawley-reno-9b nandos-crawley-reno-10 nandos-crawley-reno-11 nandos-crawley-reno-12 nandos-crawley-reno-12a nandos-crawley-reno-13 nandos-crawley-reno-14
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