The Hain Celestial Group is a food company whose main focus is natural and organic foods and personal care products. Their products range from herbal teas, offered through their Celestial Seasonings brand to organic free range chickens from the FreeBird brand. JBM Interior Design teamed up with Architecture + Information to design the company’s new HQ located in New York. The space is over 80,000 square feet, and is a very bright, open and vibrant .
The design focus was on minimalistic styling, with the multi-level building stripped down to the bear elements of cement floors and pillars. In many ways, this raw look matches the company’s natural food paradigm.
This space in Istanbul Turkey is the office of Yemeksepeti.com, a Turkish food ordering portal. The office was designed by architectural firm Erginoğlu & Çalışlar and is split between two floors; one floor houses the workstations and the other meeting spaces.
The primary objective of the project was to reflect the young, dynamic, unique, and fun working environment of the company on the office spaces. With this idea in mind, the project foresaw well-lit and spacious areas that would arouse a feeling of belonging among the employees.
This amazing Tokyo restaurant was based on Alice in Wonderland, and is one of four restaurants in a series to be based on Lewis Carroll novels. This magical and inspiring eatery was made possible by local designers Fantastic Design Works Co.While it may not be the classiest of the bunch, in my opinion it makes up for this lack of elegance in sheer fun and enjoyment. The establishment is called Alice of Magic World and we hope the food lives up to the expectations set by the flamboyant design!
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Rosa’s is a modern Thai restaurant in the heart of London’s Soho district. It comes following the huge success of the same restaurant in Spitafields in the East End of London. The Soho location was designed by Gundry & Ducker a London based firm, who aimed to create a restaurant which mimicked the style of food being served. It therefore went for an elegant yet homey atmosphere, achieved through the use of varying textures and types of wood.
The ceilings are comprisecd of gloss pink panels in a brick pattern, while the mouldings are made from modified oak and ogee-curved.
Downstairs the designers maintained the same theme, but this time in black gloss and reclaimed grey teak.
The great thing is that this place is a 10 minute walk from the eOffice Broadwick Street location, so I’m definitely checking them out for some lunch! You can also find more information on Rosa’s website, and if anyone goes before me what’s the food like?
Barbecoa is one of London’s newest restaurants, a joint venture between Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry. It is centrally located, with views of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. As the name may suggest, the restaurant specialises in all things meat, even going so far as to have its very own traditional butchers right next door. The butchers shop provides the restaurant with all meat requirements, but also sells to the general public.
The branding was done by MadeThought, who were tasked with reflecting various qualities into the brand – including honesty, heritage, integrity and authority. The Interior design is by Tom Dixon’s Design Reserach Studio, who aimed to introduce not only a flavour of the cooking methods into the design, but also the surrounding area. For example the large pipes in the ceiling are a nod to the organ pipes of St Paul’s Cathedral, while the use of honest textures and materials reflect the style of food being served.
Paramount is one of London’s most exclusive venues . It is located at the summit of the Centre Point, a 1960s concrete remnant that many believe plagues the skyline in-and-around Tottenham Court Road. Though the building’s exterior leaves much to be desired, the interior of the top three floors that is Paramount have been meticulously designed by Tom Dixon. As a result, Paramount is filled with striking bars, lounges and a restaurant with a breath-taking panoramic view of London.
Adam Street is a members club with a traditional twist. It offers various facilities including a bar, restaurant, library and private hire areas. Usually when one thinks of a members club for business individuals, one thinks of cigar smoking men sitting in oak-panelled rooms. James Minter, owner of Adam Street, understands this perception and has actively acted against it. He therefore set out to create something absolutely different, a members club for business minded people which stresses contemporary design. Completely gutting and fitting the entire location was a enormous task for Minter, but he was able to borrow heavily from the banks by using the properties as security. The renovation of Adam Street cost £750,000.
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Designer Mathieu Lehanneur has given the concept of a locavore, the collaborative effort to build more locally based and self-reliant food economies, a beautiful new twist. His River Plant Aquarium takes inspiration from the natural ecosystem found within a river by using hydroponics and a refrigerated aquarium as a hatchery for freshwater fish.
All the while vegetables grow on top in glass pods. These vegetables use the water from the fish tank for sustenance, thus filtering and purifying the water for the fish below.
Thus “Local River aims to replace the decorative ‘TV aquarium’ by an equally decorative but also functional ‘refrigerator-aquarium’. In this scenario, fish and greens cohabit for a short time in a home storage unit before being eaten by their keepers, the end-players in an exchange cycle within a controlled ecosystem.”
For those who don’t have the space to grow their own food outside, this may be an effective solution to cut the amount of miles food has to travel before it hits our plates. If you like this, check out Lehanneur’s Living Air Filter!