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Alexis Bookstore and Coffee Bar | Bratislava, Slovakia PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Boutiques, Retail Stores, Shopping
Written by Bless Bey   
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PLURAL, a design firm established by Mart Jancok that focuses on design and research in the field of contemporary city architecture and it's relation to society. By collaborating with a range of notable architects, experts and consultants they ensure constant progress with any project; big or small. In cahoots with Total Studio, who envisions the future of independent bookstores and their ability to compete with the large chains, the Alexis bookstore with it multipurpose design, is the latest collaboration. The variable space can be used for accompanying events; screenings, readings, signings, workshops and small concerts. It's cascading design links two level, hiding the bathroom, office and warehouse beneath the elevated gallery. Take a look at the Alexis bookstore, library and coffee shop located in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava.

 

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Fabbrica Restaurant by Studio Tjep | Bergen PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Restaurants
Written by Bless Bey   
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Train cabin booths, industrial wood containers holding wood for fueling the ovens that contribute to the great dining available, all add to the elegant ambience of the Fabbrica Restaurant. Designed by Dutch design studio Tjep, the restaurant is located in Bergen with the interior's focus being more 'earthy and less gloss'. The designers wanted to show materials as opposed to a bunch of painted and lacquered surfaces. Take a look and visit when in Bergen.

 

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Design Hotel - The Library | Koh Samui - Thailand PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Hotels | Resorts | Spas
Written by Bless Bey   
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Built around the "on-site flora" instead of over it to minimize environmental impact, this remarkable boutique hotel can be found on the lively Chaweng Beach in the center of Koh Samui, approximately a 20 minute drive to the Samui Airport in Thailand. It's called "The Library" and is part of Design Hotels. It sits on 6,400 square feet of lush beachfront. Artwork interspersed amongst nature, bold color schemes, in which red, white, black and grey predominate. The Library's exterior is white, the swimming pool is red, the restaurant grey.  There is an actual library, perfect for the low-slung, rectilinear furniture where one can lounge reading a book, or listening to the sea. Take a look and book yourself a mini vacation.

 

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The SHRoom and Smokehouse Room by Busride Design Studio - India PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Nightclubs & Lounges
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An organic design, a schizophrenic cocktail bar, handmade elements make up the SHRoom and Smokehouse Room in New Delhi, India. Designed by Busride Design Studio it occupies the third floor and terrace of Crescent Mall at the Qutub. The SHRoom is a nightclub attached to the Smokehouse Room 40 seat intimate restaurant. The 'schizophrenic' cocktail bar splits personality at night become a festive structure of pulsing lights. Check out the preview and gallery.

 

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The Best Reasons to Visit Italy - Architectural Tourism PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Vacations
Written by Kevin Delbert   
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The Italian landscape is marked with innumerable architectural pieces of work, which make the place an ideal holiday destination. These architectural wonders allure a lot of visitors from different parts of the world and are considered as prominent landmarks in world history. People come in person to study the varied styles of architecture, which reflect the different periods in Italy. Read on to check out a few of these interesting works, which will help you plan your trip to this land.

 

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Destinations | The HR Giger Museum Bar - Switzerland PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Nightclubs & Lounges
Written by Bless Bey   
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Fans of the classic sci-fi film trilogy Alien should get a kick out of this. The Swiss artist and designer H.R. Giger is the designer who brought Alien to life. He is the creator of the character which earned him a Grammy in 1980 and was inspired by his painting; Necronom VI. Here he has designed and constructed this bar inside the H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland. This is one of four bars he has designed all over the world appropriately called the "H. R. Giger Museum Bar". Check out the photos. Somehow they remind of the Alien film.

 

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The Candy Room by Red Design Group | Australia PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Boutiques, Retail Stores, Shopping
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Red Design Group's Cristina Velardo and Leonie Schwetz has created a sort of fantasy world for those who seeking to tend to their sweet tooth in Melbourne, Australia. Called "The Candy Room", the otherwordly ambience and interior is part of the candy store's charm.

 

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