February, 2012

  • February 29, 2012

    We have seen a number of new and cool bakery and pastry store designs hit the interior design blogs of the world in the past few months. That said today’s feature project has to be one of our favorites, perhaps it’s because of its more sinister appearance or the darker color palette that creates so much difference, either of these could be responsible for […]

  • February 28, 2012

    We have covered a couple of projects in the past that are shining examples of great interiors inspired by cardboard, there was the Nothing Office and also the Naver App Store, but today we are looking at a project that takes this use of cardboard in interior design to another level. Designed by Sander Architecten the new conference rooms at the Rabobank Headquarters in […]

  • February 27, 2012

    Sometimes the simplest idea is the best idea and for long rectangular shaped retail space getting that right idea can sometimes prove to be a very frustrating crusade. This is where the feature wall comes in, if you get the feature wall right like today’s project did then you can blow people away by the results. Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban got this right when […]

  • February 26, 2012

    This past week has been mostly about office designs for us at EMquarters, through our research we have come across the bold, the beautiful, the ridiculous, the sublime, the chic and the neat offices, the plethora of samples that now dress our research board in the office is a testament to the fact that office design has really become cool again. This isn’t just […]

  • February 23, 2012

    In the last few months Starbucks have really started to cause me to gain a great deal of weight, not because I have been munching on too many marble slab cakes or sipping too many full fat lattes but because I have been digesting a large amount of humble pie. You see Starbucks were usually my go to guys when it came to finding […]

  • February 22, 2012

    Transformation, don’t you just love it?  transformation is what keeps us all moving forward, it keeps us interested and it is one of the things that make life even more special the older we get. In interior architecture and design the transformation we love the most is when the more boring, traditional and old fashioned concepts get a transformation and are brought into a […]

  • February 21, 2012

    In our twitter bio we say that we “love meetings over good coffee” and that we certainly do, which is why today’s feature project had to have a place on our blog. Hotel De Vendôme in Paris has opened the doors of their exquisite restaurant that serves the most luxurious and decadent afternoon coffee in the French Capital, yes you read that right, afternoon […]

  • February 20, 2012

    This month Emma featured in the latest edition of  Commercial Interior Design (@designmena ) as part of their industry speak with a number of other designers from the region. The topic of the discussion was “Is it true that interior design is seen as a glamorous profession, meaning students have a misconceived perception of the industry?” An interesting topic that will spur many a […]

  • February 19, 2012

    Our love for all things different is something that many of our clients comment on, different doesn’t need to be new or innovative difference can be a combination of many things that break the norm. Take todays feature project as an example. What makes Bobby Gin in Barcelona so different to most other cocktail bars in your local town or city is the attention […]

  • February 16, 2012

    I often tell my clients that the most important element in most interior architecture and design projects is lighting design. Poor lighting can make the best design in the world look ordinary or bad, great lighting can have the opposite effect, great lighting can transform a flat project design into a full bodied design. The best thing about this is that the world is […]

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