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Conceived as a modern day teahouse, MIMO is an all-day venue in Xiamen, China, that channels the social and cultural imprint of Chinese tea culture in a contemporary environment of polished sophistication.
Canadian design studioSte.Marie has a talent for transforming the traditional into the unexpected. After revamping a traditional alimentary, an Italian family-owned grocery shop and deli, into the whimsical Caffè La Tana, the studio has taken on the world famous Spanish tapas bars for their latest project in Vancouver,Como Taperia.
Located in the heart of Porto, Portugal, Torel 1884 is the latest destination from the Torel Boutiques brand, their second in the city after the opening of Torel Avantgarde in 2017. Occupying a stately 19th-century mansion a few blocks from Avenida dos Aliados and the riverfront area of Ribeira, the new hotel comprises 12 unique rooms and suites, plush reception areas and an exotic wine bistro,
There is a new wind of “global minimalism” sweeping through the architecture scene these past few years, a trend that has found its rock star in Harry Nuriev, a 36-year old Russia native who blends Bauhaus, 80s pastels and Scandinavian simplicity into one big, Instagram-loving mash up. His distinctive approach to colour and his love of cultural references from both East and West have turned the architect and designer into a singular success story.
Located in Shanghai’s business centre, Omakase is a new restaurant offering kaiseki ryori, a traditional Japanese, multi-course, haute cuisine that traces its origins to the dishes served at the centuries-old tea ceremony. Designed by local practice Shanghai Hip-pop Design, Omakase eschews the aesthetic of traditional Japanese interiors for an ethereal, futuristic setting that nevertheless shares Japan’s minimalist psyche.
The Polish city of Łódź is best known for being the centre of the country’s textile industry – textiles are after all the reason why it grew from a sleepy settlement in the 19th century into Poland’s third largest city. The city’s reputation as an industrial township though obscures a vibrant cultural scene that goes back at least a century. Did you know for example that the country’s first cinema was born in Łódź or that the city is the home of the State Film, Television, and Theatre School?
Moscow restaurateur Kira Baybakova likes to think big, so when it came to her new restaurant, “The Y”, she secured not one, but two floors in a newly built residential building in central Moscow which she transformed into a multi-functional eatery seating 200 patrons and featuring 2 open kitchens, a private dining room, a café, a bar and a secret playroom, with the help of New York-based design studio Asthetíque who conjured up a sophisticated yet easy-going ambience where guests can
Located in the heart of Paris, close to Place des Victoires, in a grand, 18th century building, this recently renovated one-bedroom apartment by local architecture practice Atelier du Pont exemplifies how radically contemporary design can revamp such a historic setting without imitating or effacing its architectural heritage.
With most Australians living within 50 kilometres from the country’s more than 10,000 beaches, it’s no wonder that beach life is an integral part of the Aussie culture. Indeed, oceanfront pavilions, the quintessential feature of beach life, appeared as early as the beginning of the twentieth century to cater to a growing number of bathers, and later on surfers, who flocked to the beaches when the ban on daytime ocean bathing was lifted in 1903.