Slideshow: Meet The 2015 James Beard Award Nominees For Top Restaurant Design

Six contenders in the coveted design categories
Apr 10, 2015 10:30 am

When the James Beard Foundation announced its final list of nominees for the 2015 awards, a great deal of attention was showered upon the major categories, like Best New Restaurant and Outstanding Chef. But not to be overlooked are the two restaurant design categories.

Shanghai Hot Dog Shop Channels A Futuristic American West. It's Kinda Weird.

Lone Ranger sells pork and vanilla sausage, too
Feb 23, 2015 3:00 pm

This Chinese corn-dog shop is a far cry from New York's classic hot dog stands, with a fresh, modern design inspired by the American West — with a few unexpected twists. Besides being a hip Chinese corn-dog shop.  

A Restaurant In Mexico Is Decorated With 10,000 Bones! It's Rad.

New Guadalajara opening rattles and shakes
Dec 16, 2014 11:00 am

We're guessing that a lot of blood, sweat and perhaps even tears went into the making of the restaurant Hueso in Mexico. Though its cool, whitewashed palette exemplifies a kind of effortlessness, the space (which translates to "bone"), and its overall design concept reflects a meticulously literal commitment to its name.

Want To Cook In LeBron James' Miami Kitchen? Just Buy His Old House.

Zillow Thanksgiving promotion shows celeb kitchens
Nov 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Is your kitchen countertop too crowded? Did your fridge settle into its perch sometime late in the last century? Maybe it's time you get a new kitchen — or better yet, a new home. And as long as you're going to make a real estate splash, why not buy a celebrity's former digs, like noted Cleveland resident's LeBron James' now-vacant waterfront Miami manse, where all 12,178 square feet — and a designer kitchen — can be yours for $17 million. It's all part of a Zillow teaser timed for Thanksgiving, alongside peeks into other celeb homes. 

Londoner Afroditi Krassa Has An Eye On U.S. Restaurant Design

She's worked with Heston Blumenthal, so who's next?
Nov 17, 2014 11:00 am

This past summer, Afroditi Krassa, a London-based designer of Greek descent, made a big splash on the restaurant scene with The Perfectionists' Cafe, inside Heathrow Airport. It was notable in large part because the chef behind it, Heston Blumenthal, is one of the more eminent culinary figures, but also because it signaled a moment in time, when restaurant design, even in something as mundane as an airport, seriously matters. 

Bien Fait! Maman's Interior Designer Brings The South Of France To NYC's Soho

It's "maison chic" to the max at this homey hotspot
Nov 13, 2014 2:00 pm

In an ever-evolving city like New York, creating a sense of "home" at a restaurant can prove to be a daunting challenge. We'd say the gang at Soho's new Southern French-inspired cafe, Maman, pretty much nails it. Step into their home for a croissant and cup of coffee.

Inside The Jane, Antwerp's Palatial New Designer Restaurant

A former chapel, resurrected with serious style
Apr 10, 2014 1:00 pm
the jane antwerp

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. 


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