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Sunday
May032015

Out having coffee and pizza on a Sunday

It has been a BEAUTIFUL weekend here in Ottawa and everyone seems to be out enjoying the warmth and sun given the weather we have endured for the past 6 months. There is nothing I would rather do than wander the city and check out cafés and restaurants (we have so many amazing ones of each it is crazy!) so in keeping with this theme, here is a café and restaurant, both of which I would love to hang out in. 

This incredibly innovative idea of combining a shop with a café is defined by an even more innovative and brave concept: that all the products sold here will be... pink! The designers had to meet the challenge of combining a store full of varieties with a bustling cafe, and all of it on just 45 sq. meters! The most optimal solution was to create a single, suspended structure that would function both as shelves and the ceiling. This way the exposition area was maximized while not using up the incredibly valuable space. To meet the dreams of the owners that were captured during long hours of conversations, the architects decided to substitute the traditional café counter with a kitchen island. A place that would be the center of the café’s life. This solution helped blur the line between the staff and the customers, introduce a homey feel, but also together with the modular tables, created a space easy to rearrange for different events. To best expose the pink products, the architects used raw and contrasting materials such as plywood and mfp boards. Also they left the original brick wall, in some places patching it up with ceramic herringbone tiles. The Rozove Cafe in Poznań, Poland, designed by mode:lina architekci, photos by Marcin Ratajczak.

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Thursday
Jan152015

Kropka

Ewa of Gdynia, Poland owns the cutest little bar/bistro called Kropka and sent us some photos. More proof that the Polish design scene is not dead! I just love every tiny inch of this place - the colour scheme of black and white with yellow accents, walls of pegboard, Scandinavian-esque furniture outside. I would absolutely stop here for a sandwich. :)

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Wednesday
Jan072015

Ewelina's latest spaces from Poland

 It has been a few years since Polish interior designer Ewelina Makosa shared some of her designs with us (here) so I was stoked to receive an email from her over the holidays. It seems she is still making waves over in the Polish design scene (or perhaps lack thereof) and beautifying spaces with elegance and class. How I love this little kitchen. ALOT. (Is that a black sink?!?!) A second project of Ewelina's is after the jump.

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Monday
Nov032014

29sqm

Rough and sleek, old and new, neutral and black. Walls softened by fabric and mezzanine of OSB. Even a false door. Big on style and small in square metres. 29sqm by Polish architects 3XA.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Minimal by Tamizo Architects

I'll keep my prose at a minimum to match this house by Polish Tamizo Architects. Couldn't live it but oh how I love it.

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