Bowery to Williamsburg

Name: Bowery to Williamsburg
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Design: Di & Will Keser (Owners)


With the opening of its second location, Bowery to Williamsburg brings even more Bowery subway station-inspired, Americana sandwich shop goodness to Melbourne. This second location found its home directly across the street from their other spot, Hardware Society, in the original Beetroot space.




I love the initiate, shotgun style space. Given the space restrictions, it make sense Bowery to Williamsburg is reusing the communal layout used with previous tenant Brothl. The working kitchen and prep space interact with the dining space and encourage an engaged and interactive dining experience. 

 All images via Broadsheet.com

St. Cecilia

Name: St. Cecilia
Location: Atlanta, GA
Design: Meyer Davis Studio

Located in Atlanta, St. Cecilia is a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary. The layering of materials and attention to detail throughout help keep this large space grounded and comfortable.




We love all of the small details that Meyer Davis infused into the interior. Every area is thought through and considered.


Given the large scale of the space, using semi-circle booths to dot the space, helps create movement and a more intimate environment. This is a solution that commonly cannot be used within smaller scale spaces simply due to the room required for guest to enter and exit the booths but works extremely well in this application.


All photos via Meyer Davis


Holy Fox Cafe

Name: Holy Fox Cafe
Location: Kitay-Gorod, Moskva, Russia   
Design: WowHaus


Using common materials and a great pop of color and pattern, Holy Fox creates a harmonious space that feel industrial, hip, and cohesive. 



Though a relatively narrow space, the interior feels anything but. Keeping the furniture and casework light distinguishes zones within the space. Keeping the material palate limited also helps keep the interior harmonious.
 One of our favorite moments within the space is the CMU divider and bright pop the fox wall covering brings; perfectly contrasting the rougher materials located adjacent.


 All photos Arch Daily via Frank Herfort

Nude Coffee & Wine Bar

Name: Nude Coffee & Wine Bar
Location: Moscow
Design: FORM Bureau

Located in the heart of Moscow, Nude Coffee & Wine Bar sits within a vintage residential building. Keeping the palate simple and understated with subtle pops of brass creates a balanced and cohesive interior fitting of its name. 


Layers of plaster were roughly stripped away to reveal the original brick beyond. The rough textures allows for a contrast to the more polished and clean fixtures and furnishings. 


 Another great detail within the space is the linear menu board, allowing offerings to be slid in and out as needed. The scrabble-esq feeling adds a touch of playfulness and informalness.

All photos via Domusweb via FORM Bureau

Top Paddock Cafe


Name: Top Paddock Cafe
Location: Richmond, Melbourne
Design: Unkown


Light filled and welcoming, Top Paddock uses it's industrial home in Richmond's warehouse district to create multiple spaces and experience.  With a large open kitchen and two bars, one specifically for to-go orders, the space feels thoughtful and exciting. 




White on white geometric moulding, subway tile, and beautiful lights fill the space with warmth and character. The interior also features multiple seating groups splashed throughout the space guaranteeing everyone is likely to find their favorite spot.




Images 1, 2, 4 © Melbourne is Design
Images 3, 5 © Breakfast Out

Wexler's Deli

Name: Wexler's Deli
Location: Grand Central Market, LA
Design: J. Marx


There is something so wonderfully unpretentious and warm about the classic deli feel. Clean, white subway tiles accentuated by the stainless steel equipment and butcher block counters seem to create the perfect backdrop for vibrant ingredients. 

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Located in LA's Grand Central Market, Wexler's stands out with it's bold sense of style; effortlessly mixing classic New York deli with hip LA culture. We love the graphic illustrations applied to the subway tile and the display of bagels and pickles lining the otherwise impeding structural column. 


All images © Wexler's Deli

Hotel Fontevraud

Name: Hotel Fontevraud
Location: Loire Valley
Design: Patrick Jouin


To say that Hotel Fontevraud has a rich history would be an understatement. Constructed between 1101 and 1119 as an Fontevraud Abbey, hosting both Monks and Nuns. The order was dissolved during the French Revolution(1792) and was habituated again in 1804 as a prison. Serving as a prison for 159 years, the Abbey was handed over in 1963 and restoration work began to return it to it's former self. The current vision for Hotel Fontevraud is a 'Cité Idéal' or the intersection of intellect and culture by providing hospitality for guests.  

With this new chapter comes a new restaurant that celebrates its past while firmly establishing it's future. 




What makes this new revitalization a success, in my opinion, is the juxtaposition of old and new. The contemporary furnishings compliment the architectural beauty surrounding you while also allowing you to remain firmly planted our digital and quickly evolving age. Nothing feels permanent and yet doesn't feel light enough to be unintentional. 



All photos © knstrct




Homer Street Cafe

Name:  Homer Street Cafe
Location:Vancouver, Canada
Designer:Ste. marie



Hitting a perfect balance between transitional and industrial, Home Street Cafe creates an inviting and warm space with just enough punch to keep it on trend.





I love the amount of detail work that can be found though out the space. While some details don't fit in perfectly, they all help balance the pristine white adding to the layers of the space and ultimately creating warmth and wit. 


Garage Project

Name: Garage Project
Location:Wellington, New Zealand  
Design: Matt Smith, Common Goods


We love a good brewery and Garage Project, located in New Zealand, has recently grabbed our attention for its bold use of color, urban exterior, and simple tasting bar. 


Using a limited material palate, polished subway tiles contrast the warm wood bar and allow the beer on tap to shine.





With industrial and midcentury nods, the overall space compliments the polish and industrial nature of the brewing equipment adjacent. 



All images © Fancy!

Barchetta

Name: Barchetta
Location: NYC
Design: LDV Hospitality



One of the newest openings in NYC is Barchetta, an intimate italian seafood spot. Vintage and nautical touches fill the main dining space and mezzanine exuding a casual warmth throughout the space. 





Danish chairs and custom tables made from found ceiling trusses live alongside abstract impressionist art and vintage light fixtures. The overall space is intimate and casual while maintaining a level of refinement through a natural color scheme and abundance of texture.


 All images © Architectural Digest