Thursday, October 31, 2013


Name: Picnic
Location: Paris (Concept; Not Built)
Design: Studio Ko

Picnic, a concept restaurant created in Paris showcases how minimalist design, paired with bold pattern, can create a vibrant and fun experience. 

Monday, October 28, 2013


Name: TanakaSan
Location: Seattle, WA
Designer: Graham Baba Architects.

Warm, urban, and inviting TanakaSan, located in Assembly Hall, has it all going for it. As one of a handful of dining spaces among the Assembly Hall collection, TanakaSan faced some interesting special challenges.


With the kitchen separated from the dining space, a small bar was added which allows breakfast to be served in the morning and adds extra seating for casual drinks or overflow diners. 

The space is open, light, and industrial but remains comfortable and warm. The constant movement of the space and doors that open onto the patio add energy to the space and allow it to keep a constant connection to everyone coming and going through the building.

All of the tables are clean lined and light with airy black slat seating. Proving the restaurant is anything but traditional, each table is outfitted with a plastic animal (typically a dinasour of some sort) adorned with a metal chain and/or plant situated in its back.

All images via Via6 Facebook, Suzie Pratt Flickr , & Unknown

Friday, October 25, 2013


Name: Duende
Location: Oakland, CA
Design: Arcsine Architecture in collaboration with multiple local artisans.

With today's highly competitive restaurant scene, restaurant owners know that the need to offer more than just a great plate of food in order to attract and keep guests. Duende, located in Oakland, California was crated with this in mind and offers a bit for everyone. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Name: Gusto
Location: Toronto, Canada
Design & Photography: Munge Leung

Revitalizing a former auto body shop, Gusto 101 crafted an industrial and intimate Italian trattoria.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sitka & Spruce

Name: Sitka & Spruce
Location: Seattle, WA
Design: Unkown

Located in Melrose Market, a vintage auto garage dating back to 1919 and 1928 respectively, Sitka & Spruce has quickly climbed to the top of my Seattle restaurant list. With an over the top open concept and location amongst exceptional vendors, it's easy to see why. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Clive Burger

Name: Clive Burger
Location: Calgary, Canada
Design: Unknown

Clive Burger is a wonderful example of a fast casual space with a modern and fun interior. Utilizing cartoon-esq graphics paired with a restrained material and color palate, allows the space to feel whimsy while establishing a clean and modern space. 

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