Blue Bottle Cafe

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

20 Jun 2017

The first of several Bohlin Cywinski Jackson-designed cafés to be completed for Blue Bottle, this new 1,200-square-foot South Park location transforms the street-level storefront of a former Kohler warehouse into a light-filled, deliberately minimal interior space. The design reveals the site’s inherent beauty by stripping away the frivolous and unnecessary, elevating the most

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Taller KEN

25 May 2017

This optometry store features large openings on the façade shaped like a pair of cat’s eye glasses. Called OKIO, the store is freestanding in a shopping plaza where the eye-catching façade acts as a giant billboard, allowing customers to see through the storefront, and let in the natural light. A large circular ‘oculus’ skylight serves to light to the interior

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July's Flower

Alberto Caiola

24 May 2017

Part of an emerging new wave of contemporary florists, July’s Flower juxtaposes Shanghai’s innate and edgy counterculture with the time-honored traditions of horticulture and floral design. Smashing straight-laced stereotypes through striking arrangements and design, July’s challenges expectations at all levels.  The store’s interior incorporates a spectrum of

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Modular Lilong


11 May 2017

The ‘Modular Lilong’ was designed for Value Retail China to showcase ‘Chuang x Yi’; a concept brand that provides a platform for Chinese fashion designers. The 150 sqm site is located in Yioulai Shanghai Village; a sister to Bicester Village in London - both global shopping developments. The intent of ‘Chuang x Yi’ is to create a retail experience specifically

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Alessa Jewellery

Taller KEN

10 May 2017

When asked to design a store for the Alessa Designs company, Taller KEN worked to reflect the personality of the clients. The Alessa company was founded by a young couple from Dubai and Guatemala who met in California so they were infused with spirituality and a global-trotting exposure to different styles.  Because the project is located in a hectic commercial shopping center, the goal was

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