Inside The Jane, Antwerp's Palatial New Designer Restaurant

A former chapel, resurrected with serious style
Apr 10, 2014 1:00 pm
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Thanks to Dutch superstar designer Piet Boon, this site once associated with the casualties of wartime is now an elegant yet undisputably cool place to break bread. Details and slideshow after the jump.

NYC: Apotheke's Owner is Designing Restaurants. Up First, Chicane.

Monaco and race cars get sexy in Soho
Mar 13, 2014 10:00 am

Christopher Tierney (of Apotheke and Pulqueria) is tired of all the French-style brasseries opening up in New York these days. At Chicane, the newly appointed designer explores the south of France and the heydey of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix in all its vintage racing-striped glory. The glorious photos and an interview, after the jump. 

How To Create Your Food Library: Cookbook Organization 101

Three food world pros share book cataloguing tips
Feb 21, 2014 10:01 am

How are your cookbook shelves looking these days (and what's Pepin doing next to Pok Pok)? For a better-organized culinary collection, we queried three experts from various corners of the food industry: a librarian, an editor and a chef, on their own tried and true methods. 

6 Stories That Highlight The Importance Of Restaurant Design

A brief look at interior design intricacies, trends
Feb 7, 2014 11:00 am

It’s no secret that a restaurant's design can go a long way in determining its popularity with the public and critics alike. The makeup of an interior is key to a restaurant’s formula for success, a vital component alongside food and service. Have a look at these six stories to brush up on your restaurant design knowledge.

Double Duty: A Cafe And Grocer That Transforms (Literally) Into A Bar At Night

Sliding tiles hide the goods at Vienna's Super Mari
Sep 17, 2013 2:00 pm

It's always a tricky thing transitioning a daytime cafe into a spot that feels just as right for night, especially so when the establishment in question also happens to be a grocery shop. At Vienna's Super Mari, the day-to-night transformation has become a seamless routine, thanks to its cool gridded layout of ceramic tiles. Check out how it works after the jump.

Coming Soon To Small Spaces: It's The Vertical Kitchen!

Eco-friendly multi-tasker for the space-challenged
Apr 30, 2013 12:16 pm

Coming soon to an apartment with limited kitchen space: it's what may be the world's first eco-friendly vertical kitchen. Very cool photos and more, right this way.

Inside London's Attendant, A Bathroom Reborn As A Cafe

One man's Victorian-era washroom is another's cafe
Apr 9, 2013 9:01 am

Luckily, not all the materials are recycled at Attendant, a new London breakfast and lunch spot that reclaims an abandoned lavatory. Built in the 1890s, the underground spot has long been unused, but a pair of design-savvy entrepreneurs have turned it into a stylish place to grab coffee and sandwiches in the Fitzrovia neighborhood. Details and (fairly shocking) photos, this way...

Inside Chicago's Minimalist Gem Sumi Robata

A thoughtfully designed Japanese grill and bar
Mar 15, 2013 10:31 am

Last month, I went for drinks and a few bites at Sumi Robata, a then-brand-new in restaurant in Chicago that impressed me with its minimalism in everything from the design to the cooking to the presentation. Here's a look inside and an interview with chef/owner Gene Kato.


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