If you come to visit Thailand, you have to stop by Chiang Mai. It’s a cute city with a lot to offer. Cool trendy bars, restaurants and coffee places. Even though Thailand isn’t exactly famous for their coffee, I can say the dark battery acid did me good. While preparing my trips I always make a Pinboard on Pinterest with places to go in every city & town. So every morning – afternoon and evening I choose a new place to eat – drink or chill out.
While walking through Chiang Mai you can find the cutest mini coffee places, but one just stuck to me. Graph is a small industrial looking coffee cafe with great coffee, hot and iced. With it’s intimate atmosphere and vintage interior you can chill here for hours. Hearing the sound of the fresh beans going into the coffee machine and smell the homemade baked goods.
Ratvithi Lane 1 Alley, Chiang Mai
Portrait is one of my favorite stores in Haarlem, Netherlands. It´s a place where people come to work, shop, talk and to have a nice cup of coffee. Karen, Daisy and Rogier created a space where small & local entrepreneurships, fashion labels and interior comes together.
Every inch of this old horse stable is designed and looks amazing. If you visit Haarlem, you definitely have to stop and drink a coffee here. Just to enjoy the store and the lovely store owners.
Giving the Pop-up store a twist, last summer The Playing Circle organized a conceptual pop-up store in a Loft in Amsterdam. The apartment was fully furnished with trendy decor, unique objects and design. You will get inspired only by walking through the space. And the best part is that each piece you see, is for sale. It’s a totally different shopping experience, where first of all you would love to live and secondly your house will get a makeover after visiting this shop. Continue reading →
Creating a snackbar in a space of only 11.5 sqm? Leave that to space creators PB/Studio and Filip Kozarski, who can do so much with so little stuff. This little shop, Kropka in Gdynia, Poland, serves toasted baguettes, also know as Zapiekani, and pastries. In a space like this you have to be creative, so the designers maximised the space by turning it into an cute white shop with the workshop pegboards to organize the perfect place to hang kitchen equipment.
Another Aesop shore that caught my eye! Love the way Design studio Weiss-Heiten used emerald-coloured tiles to cover the walls, floors and surfaces of the new Berlin store for skincare brand Aesop, making it look like one big soap bar. A product wall and an old sink, makes the store serene “Our aim was to create a space that combines the clarity of industrial grids with the strength of historical materials and their individual patina,” said architect Alberto Franco Flores.
The incredible Glass Farmhouse designed by Architecture agency MVRDV in collaboration with Frank van der Salm is located in the town of Schijndel, Netherlands. Frank van der Salm photographed all the remaining traditional farms and from these pictures he made glasses frames to created this farm. The Farm´s total surface is 18,000 sqft (1600m2) and will be field with shops, restaurants, wellness center and offices.