Reach for the spoon — A review of The Sassy Spoon

This piece appeared in the January 2015 issue of the Taj City Guide

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Rustic charm: Birdsong Café

Wooden tables, vitrines, old chairs and retro 1970s plastic switches on teak wood bases—subtle but strong design elements
Wooden tables, vitrines, old chairs and retro 1970s plastic switches on teak wood bases—subtle but strong design elements

Samir Raut and Amit Mayekar of Studio Eight Twentythree design Birdsong Café in suburban Mumbai as a contextual response to the surrounding heritage precinct

Starting out by ensuring that the design speaks the same language as its historic neighbours, the material palette has been restricted to concrete and wood – the former, a not-so-modern material and the latter, a centuries-old one. For Samir, these materials with their enigmatic charm fascinate because of their ability to age elegantly, almost as if they are able to tell stories of the space as it ages along with them.

Head over to India Art n Design to read the entire piece, complete with gorgeous imagery of the equally gorgeous cafe.

Mediterranean Flavours

 

Photography: David Rodríguez y Carlos Huecas; courtesy Masquespacio

Blending thoughtful design with innovative functionality, KesSalao, a new eatery in Bonn, adds a fresh appeal to the historic German city’s dining scene.

Valencia-based Spanish creative consultancy Masquespacio has worked on the brand image and interior design, conceptualizing elements right down to the restaurant’s name.

Read the complete review of the restaurant’s interior design and brand image in a piece that I had written for India Art n Design.