Soft glowing lighting, comfortable chairs, fresh and light. All elements that make the new EDG Bar and Lounge at the Hilton London Metropole succesful. Designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Dining Room at the Macalister Mansion in Penang, designed by Ministry of Design, is beautiful. I love the light and airy feel. The punctuations of soft blue and pink are beautiful. And I love the whimsy of the fawn sculptures and indoor tree.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Ok I’ll admit that I first heard of local artist Shawn Hunt through watching the premiere episode of season 2 of Real Housewives of Vancouver. One of the housewives was shopping for art at Umbrella Gallery and I was taken aback by the originality of these amazing paintings created by one of our own.
Shawn Hunt takes traditional aboriginal motifs and forms, and transforms them into provocative, bold interpretations of contemporary life and issues.
“I want to challenge the viewers’ preconceptions. I like the idea of art being like a catalyst, or a flash point. I think art is most powerful when it poses questions, not when it gives the viewer the answers” – Shawn Hunt, www.shawnhunt.net
Now how do I find a client brave enough to display such true art?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
View from the front of the store below. The structural column was well disguised as a “tree”, with painted MDF rings suspended from the ceiling. Various millwork around the base provided display opportunities.
The clients wanted an interactive space for both dogs and owners. A mini agility course was created for dogs to experience different textures and surfaces. Fake grass, pebbles, a ramp and tunnel were incorporated under the display shelves.
Column tree ring detail:
The cash desk area proudly displays the company logo on the back wall, and a glowing green grass inspired back lit front panel provides light and interest. Little mushroom shaped pegs on the desk top allows owners to temporarily leash their dog while they complete their transaction. One of the company’s main products is all natural jerky of various types. They are displayed on the entry wall leading to the cash desk.
Store floor plan. Behind the main retail space is a training room, and in the back is a room for doggie treadmill rental.
Interior Designers: Dale Kosowan and Sally Han, MCM Interiors
Photography: Ema Peter Photography