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

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/casaplata-restaurant-bar-in-seville-by-lucas-y-hernandez-gil/casaplata-lucas-y-hernandez-gil-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Casaplata-Lucas-y-Hernandez-Gil-1-810x540.jpg" alt="CASAPLATA Restaurant/Bar in Seville by Lucas y Hernández-Gil" /></a>
                                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

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/piedra-sal-a-modern-restaurant-in-mexico-city/piedra-sal_restaurant-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Piedra-Sal_restaurant-1-810x435.jpg" alt="Piedra Sal: A Modern Restaurant in Mexico City" /></a>
                                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>
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/some-of-the-coolest-architectural-projects-on-bowerbird/21037-birdhut-mark-mark-erickson/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/21037-Birdhut-Mark-Mark-Erickson-810x671.jpg" alt="Some of the Coolest Architectural Projects on BowerBird" /></a>
                                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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