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!
[Via We Heart]
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?
The Trump Tower Chicago is a 98-story skyscraper in down-town Chicago. The building reaches a height of 1,389ft and was designed by Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Ownings and Merill. When finished in 2009 the building was the second tallest sky-scrapper in the United States, with first place going to the Willis Tower also in Chicago. The tower houses a 339 room hotel, a restaurant on the 16th floor and a mixture of retail and residential space. Until the Burj Khalifa was finished in October 2009, the Tower held the record for the highest residence above ground level. A very prestigious record indeed!
It is also well known for the fact that the winner of the first season of The Apprentice, a highly successful American reality show, was chosen to manage its construction.
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.
Kettner’s was opened in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, the then chef to Napoleon III. Since then the venue has hosted a whole array of famous individuals ranging from Oscar Wilde, to King Edward VII. The bar is comprised of four Georgian houses, which have recently been refurbished and remodelled to bring the venue squarely into the 21st Century. The furnishings were entirely created by IIse Crawford of Studio IIse which is also based in London. Kettner’s, which is a stones throw away from the eOffice London location, has received great reviews. Chief among these was Time Out when it stated – “Kettners has warmth and a sense of bonhomie that only the best brasseries possess”.
[Pictures via The Cool Hunter]
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.
Here is their promotional video: