Starbucks Espresso Journey Pop-Up in Tokyo

Japansese super design studio Nendo has created a Starbucks Pop-Up café in Tokyo known as the Starbucks Espresso Journey. The space, designed to look and feel like a library with bookshelves, allows visitors to learn more about Starbucks’ espresso drinks. Nine colour-coded books have been created – representing a different espresso drink – which can … Continue reading

Tesco virtual subway station supermarket

South Korea is not only the home to kimchi but also to amazing ideas. The latest sees South Koreans able to do their grocery shopping while waiting for the subway at a virtual supermarket opened by Tesco Home Plus, that lets users scan the QR codes of desired products, which are then delivered to their … Continue reading

Peter Zumthor: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion finished

The 11th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has been designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and after a whole host of work from design to completion, the pavilion is now finished and soon to be open to the public. The current addition to the annual series, established by gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, joins the repertoire of commissions … Continue reading

Hüttenpalast Hotel, Berlin where the rooms are caravans

Hüttenpalast Hotel in Berlin offers visitors a unique way of spending a night in the culturally rich German city. In a former vacuum-cleaner factory are a cluster of renovated old campsite caravans, each available to stay in for the night for a small cost. The concept is aimed at the budget accommodation sector, with rates … Continue reading

Hüttenpalast Hotel, Berlin where the rooms are caravans

Hüttenpalast Hotel in Berlin offers visitors a unique way of spending a night in the culturally rich German city. In a former vacuum-cleaner factory are a cluster of renovated old campsite caravans, each available to stay in for the night for a small cost. The concept is aimed at the budget accommodation sector, with rates … Continue reading

Knuffingen Miniature Airport, Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany’s ‘Miniatur Wunderland‘, the world’s largest model railway exhibit, has just officially opened ‘Knuffingen Airport’, a computer-controlled miniature airport complete with moving cars and trains, working lights, and airplanes that continually take off and land in the space. Gerrit and Frederik Braun opened the model airport together with special guests Niki Lauder, F1 World … Continue reading

The Lost Boys present: KTS Project, Carnivale, Friday 20th May 2011

East London has for long been a solace for artists, musicians, creatives and the bagel eating homeless people. Changing from slums, to the ‘trendy’ end of London, Shoreditch became a buzz word for “wow, you must be cool”. In recent times, this same area has changed and become a shadow of its former self, losing … Continue reading

New cafe on L.A.’s Skid Row serves crafts, coffee and community

As they wait for their blended iced mochas, two Los Angeles women browse tables of dangly earrings made from upcycled beads, soy candles nestled in vintage teacups, and coin purses made from fabric remnants. But this charming retail scene is not unfolding in Beverly Hills, or Pasadena, or even Silver Lake. It’s at MADE by DWC, … Continue reading

Negozio Olivetti – Venice’s newest museum

Widely recognized for their Ettore Sottsass-designed Valentine typewriter, one of Olivetti’s less celebrated design accomplishments is the company’s Venice showroom and store. Architect Carlo Scarpa spent two years conceiving the space with a focus on transparencies and materials after commissioned by Adriano Olivetti in the late ’50s, leading to what became one of the most … Continue reading

Last night: NightJar, Shoreditch

Last night me and the gang that is the United Colours of Benneton reject models from 1999, headed to Shoreditch’s relatively new late night haunt, NightJar. Hidden away from all the Essex invasion that seems to have hit East London’s ‘trendy’ area of choice, NighJar offers a quaint, but beautifully decked out cocktail bar and … Continue reading