Interiors

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Waterfalls? Interactive art? This is not your typical digital receptionist

Tokyo – TeamLab’s ‘digital receptionist’ for DMM.com welcomes visitors to a space that responds to human motion. 

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How to make a tapas bar contemporary? Make it comfortable

Vancouver – Como Taperia, a new Spanish eatery in Vancouver by Ste. Marie isn’t just inviting because it’s tasty – it’s roomy, too. 

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Brazil has a new gold rush – at a place meant to make you smile

Brasilia – At the Clínica L’Or by Um a Um Arquitetos, gold and white concrete provide a sense of luxury to a growingly photogenic type of space: the dental clinic. 

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Hermès goes bigger and better in Amsterdam – in a landmark location

Amsterdam – Responsible for the French luxury house’s interiors worldwide, RDAI’s Denis Montel talks about why the Dutch capital’s new Hermès store is unique.

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An installation by Levi van Veluw challenges visitors to get in touch with their spiritual side

Lucca, Italy – Sanctum is a non-denominational ‘sacred space’ that draws inspiration from ancient religion to modern spiritual movements. 

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How to be on-brand and hyper-local? Marni knows just the trick

Tokyo – The Italian fashion house blended its existing interior motifs with local design cues for the creation of its first Tokyo flagship.

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This radiant, virtual-like labyrinth is really a Japanese restaurant in Shanghai

Shanghai – Omakase, a new kaiseki restaurant in the Chinese city designed by Hip-pop Design Studio, blends the natural and unnatural for an immersive dining experience.

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What did it take to build Africa's first museum of contemporary art?

Cape Town – While transforming 42 concrete silos into Africa’s first museum of contemporary art, Heatherwick Studio added convex glazing to the original structure. 

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This ethereal, multi-purpose flower shop in China is designed like a poem

Hangzhou, China – By Jove, designed by Mur Mur Lab in Hangzhou for a florist, is more concept store than mom-and-pop shop. 

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At a sushi restaurant, is it actually better to eat standing up?

Tokyo – At the new location of Sushi Yoshii in Aoyama, the team behind DDAA turn to the dish’s history to find a different way of experiencing it today.

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Lisbon’s newest concept store is like a futurist fashion-art gallery

Lisbon – Designed by Gonzalez Haase AAS, Tem-Plate is a new luxury destination aimed at exploring retail territories off of fashion’s beaten path. 

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How can a shoe store compete with the bright lights of Radio City Music Hall?

New York City – Instead of fighting the shine of a nearby landmark, Camper celebrated aspects of the surrounding architecture inside its newest store.