August, 2011


    When we were puting together our blog post on pharmacy design we discussed other types of retail stores that get a bad rap for being notoriously bland. One such store type that we agreed on was opticians, opticians fall into the same unfortunate category as pharmacies due to their past reputation as being somewhat medicinal. Due to this optician stores were designed off the […]

  • August 30, 2011

    We have all heard the saying that “less is more”, with regards to minimalist interior design this is certainly the case, however when we talk about retail design it is hard to think of a project or examples of where this mantra is justified. That was until we came across the Pave store in Barcelona, designed by architect Joan Sandoval. Pave is a cycling […]

  • August 30, 2011

    Studio EM would love to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients, friends and readers a wonderful Eid Mubarak!

  • In our quest to find more information on sustainable and LEED design projects our research took us to this TEDx video from TEDx Manhattan Beach. In this video Architect Andy Cohen discusses Sustainable Architecture and Design and its impact on humanity, as well as showing how modern society’s mega-city culture is hindering sustainable developments and urbanism. Like many of the other TED Talks this […]

  • August 28, 2011

    Pop Up Retail, there is not much more we can say about it that we have not said in our previous posts, still for new readers I can sum it up for you and say, we absolutely love it. The concept as a whole, the creativity it encourages and delivers has injected a renewed and much needed freshness into retail design. Pop up stores […]

  • August 25, 2011

    It’s a tremendous pain in the bum, but when we meet someone new outside of our industry and tell them that we are interior architects, the inevitable happens, they respond with something alluding to the fact that we must live in a beautiful house.  As we die a little inside every time we hear this we have to remember that each profession has a […]

  • August 24, 2011

    When you strip a store design down to its bare bones and take away all the jazzy and fandangled components the store still has to be able to do its primary job, promote the product and encourage sales. We are big advocates of one school of thought; great store design can be directly linked or correlate to profitability. However if the store design says nothing of […]

  • When we think of pharmacy design the first words that always come to mind are, clinical, white, bland, boring and monotonous. It is an unfortunate occurrence that these words go hand in hand with pharmacy design, but these adjectives are what sums up the majority of pharmacies across the globe. Should you be in London, Dubai, Munich, Oslo, Niece, Mumbai or Yemen you are […]

  • Today we have decided to focus on a different type of project, our focus is not on interior architecture but on a unique concept that has both inspired and impressed us, a temporary architectural installation, the BMW Guggenheim Lab. The BMW Guggenheim Lab Opened Aug 3 in New York, Launching a Six-Year Worldwide Tour, as its name suggests it was commissioned by the Solomon R. […]

  • As part of our continued effort to help enhance the design industry and to promote suppliers and materials that we use as Interior Architects and Designers we have dedicated todays blog post to a press release from HI-MACS® LG Hausys Europe. We were recently sent this release from their press team in Switzerland. The release cleverly highlights the key benefits of using  HI-MACS® and uses some brilliant […]

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