Once again the first week of the month rolls around so from us here at Yellowtrace HQ we bring you the Yellowtrace Spotlight! What’s happening in the world of design this month you ask? In our July edition you can read about a selection of the best submissions we have received in the past month, we’re talking – exhibitions, restaurants, products, art projects, office and shop interiors, etc.
Restaurant Story is Helsinki’s newest, easy-going meeting place. The café/ restaurant opened just 2 weeks ago, housed within The Old Market Hall on the city’s waterfront. This spectacular high-ceiling heritage space was once used for loading horse carriages.
After running a successful online store for a year, brothers Alexandre and Anibal Furtado opened this monster cool menswear store called Damage Playground in Rotterdam. A combination of lifestyle and art, it’s difficult to tell where the product placement ends and the art begins, when in fact there is no clear boundary. The minimalist design has a gallery feel, with canvasses, projections and prints meshing perfectly with the neo-mannequins.
It’s the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means? It’s Yellowtrace Spotlight time! In this months’ edition of Australian Design News we are sharing a whole bunch of cool stuff like an elegant brick house in Melbourne by Inglis Architects; a new concept store for CAMILLA AND MARC – one of Sydney’s must-visit fashion shopping destinations; Swine & Co – a sexy but sinister new restaurant in Sydney located in the former building of the Bank of New South Wales; stunning products & accessories including lamps, furniture as well as a quirky leather tote bag made from tin.
The Awesomeness of Aesop will hardly be news for any of you guys. Since their humble beginnings in 1987 in Melbourne, the brand has gone from strength to strength. Year in and year out, product after product, store after store – Aesop continues to smash it out of the ballpark with their commitment to superlative design. But not just the sort of design that spends a certain amount of money on expensive finishes and insists on ostentatious detailing and high-brow design. No sir.
Aesop Kyoto store at 97 Aburaya-Cho Sanjo was created by Simplicity team under Shinichiro Ogata, drawing inspiration from many Japanese aesthetics.