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Hotspot | Super Loco


Following a trip to Mexico, Super loco’s three founders set about creating Mexican restaurant & bars in Singapore unlike any other. Inspired by the delicious street food and fascinating culture experienced during their travels, they serve up authentic Mexican food with a strong focus on ambience and design.
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Source; Super Loco, Pics

Hotspot | The Kettle Black


KB-03-LandscapeAnother Melbourne favorite. I’m in love, no really. This place in Melbourne, called the Kettle Black is breathtaking. Studio You Me who designed the place, came up with a perfect balanced mix of high ceilings, white marble, mint green chairs, plain wood furniture, concrete items, subtile green tiles, a little touch of gold, fresh plants and black details. Absolutely stunning!
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Hotspot | Superette Cape Town

Superette-cafe-Cape-Town-05Oh how I would love to visit South Africa once. Definitely high on my travel wish list. This happy looking Superette Cafe is based in Cape Town. It looks like a very friendly, relaxed and creative space to hang out.

Hotspot | Vino Veritas


Vino Veritas is a mix of two worlds, brought together and based in Oslo, Norway. On the one hand there is The Sanchez Vizcaino family, who started there family business in 1998, developing and offering organic wines. The Cortijo El Cura winery, which has since gained popularity, lies within the Sierra Nevada National Park, close to the Mediterranean city of Almería in AndalusiaSpain’s southernmost region.

On the other hand there is the Norwegian capital Oslo and it’s restaurant scene where they now host Vino Veritas, an eco gastrobar that combines the two distinct cultures of Norway and Spain. Vino Veritas specializes in sustainable organic wines and tapas, provided by the Sanchez winery. At first maybe a strange combination but with the help of design studio masquespacio it worked out very well.
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Vino Veritas combines the clean light virtues of Norwegian interiors and the more traditional, vibrant and colorful materials found in Andalusia. The Spanish creative studio Masquespacio concentrated on highlighting the key qualities of both cultures.

With its soft, bright and uplifting interiors, Masquespacio’s design showcases natural wooden walls and ceilings painted in white, and beautiful solid oak flooring and furnishings, all quintessential components of a Norwegian aesthetic. These features are then juxtaposed against various Andalusian elements including old balcony railings, esparto grass lamps, baskets and blinds, clay tiles, plants and the bright-coloured green fabric adorning the chairs. The cushions, designed by Masquespacio, add an almost Moorish element to the space.
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Sources: Yatzer, Vino Veritas, Photo’s

Hotspot | Eggs Y’all!


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Sarah Schneider and Demetri Makoulis founders of the Eggshop, couldn’t believe that a restaurant dedicated to the art of an egg sandwich didn’t excist. So they began their mission to change that. The Eggshop was born, where they serve eggs around the clock.

The interior was designed by Brooklyn based company called WRK Design. The owners wanted to keep the restaurant clean, modern, warm and friendly that focused on the food. And see here the result. Great spot for having breakfast, brunch or just a excuse to eat eggs anytime of the day.
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Source: EggshopWRK Design

Hotspot | ‘The Loft’ Amsterdam


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‘The Loft’ is a great project by The Playing Circle. During August it’s possible to visit this tasteful decorated apartment in the city centre of Amsterdam. Just get inspired by all of the carefully picked art, decorations, furniture and craftsmanship. And the fun thing is that you can buy everything you see.

You can visit the Loft until August 15th.
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The Loft

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Hotspot | Watson Bay Beach Club


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Beach Club has established itself as a landmark venue for Watsons Bay locals and families alike, as well as large celebrations, ultimate parties and as a must-go-to destination for all to visit.
Enjoy a fun, distinctive, cheeky seaside décor which encourages long leisurely stays, relaxed cool vibes and an all are welcome attitude. Inspiration for the menus have come from the proximity to the sea as well as the chefs dedication and passion for fresh seasonal produce and quality seafood. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days there is something for everyone.
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Source; watsonsbayhotel

Hotspot: Palomar Restaurant London


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Palomar Restaurant is located in the heart of London’s Soho district. The Palomar serves the food of modern day Jerusalem, with influences from the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and The Levant.

At the front of the restaurant you find a zinc Kitchen Bar, that overlooks the chefs. A mosaic marble floor leads you to the dining room at the back of the restaurant. The intimate space has a parquet floor, dark oak panelled walls, banquette seating in royal blue leather and features a skylight allowing natural light.
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Source; bpando, Here, The Palomar restaurant

Hotspot | Tiger Sushi


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The interior is a minimalistic style with Japanese but also typical Scandinavian influences. I like the simple color palette in combination with the blond wood. I also love the paper lamps and the wallpaper and all of the Japanese pottery. Perfect environment for having a great time while eating delicious sushi. Must visit someday!

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Hotspot | Story Helsinki


8-story-Helsinki-yatzer6-story-Helsinki-yatzer 1-story-Helsinki-yatzerAfter a year long renovation the Story Restaurant based in the centre of Helsinki reopened its doors. It’s located in a old city market hall. Story offers straightforward market hall food, enjoying the ingredients found at the market hall and the market square. Story also boasts Helsinki’s finest outdoor seating. Set between the sea and the market hall, the tables offer views of the brand new Helsinki Sky Wheel, as well as the sea. Story treats can be enjoyed on the spot, or taken away.

Story opened its doors in June 2014, together with the renovated Old Market Hall. The hall was first opened in 1889 and is a cultural heritage site protected by the National Board of Antiquities. Story is situated in the middle of the market hall, a space originally used for loading horse carriages. The interior decoration fits the original architecture, but brings a new, fresh flavour with a modern touch.2-story-Helsinki-yatzer

5-story-Helsinki-yatzerStory’s bread and patisserie products come from a local bakery and a local coffee roastery has prepared a special Story blend. The drink list includes bottles from small wineries that have been especially picked with the menu in mind.

The restaurant is designed by the creative studio of Joanna Laajisto. She did a very nice job making the space look like a welcoming light restaurant, including elements from the history of the 1889 market building.
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Sources; Story, Yatzer, Joanna Laajisto

Hotspot | Hotel de Hallen Amsterdam


Tramremisedehallen1I visited De Hallen in Amsterdam West yesterday. ‘De Hallen’ is going to be the new hotspot in Amsterdam West. It’s located in a renovated former tram depot that was used since 1901 till 1996. The building is transformed into a creative centre for media, fashion, culture and craftsmanship. It also contains a library, restaurant, hotel and in the future also a cinema and even TV studio’s. I was really amazed by the way the industrial building is renovated and designed. You can still see the old function of the building (even the old tram rails) and you can feel the creative vibe. Here some pictures of the Hotel. I will keep you posted about this cool new spot!
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Designed by Stigt Architects
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Hotspot: Feast of Merit


feastofmeritmelbourne8“Sharing is the new owning”. That’s a quote I hear about a lot recently. And I like that idea, why buying all those products we don’t really need instead of spending our money way more smarter and share more. Feast or Merit based in Melbourne also liked that idea. They came up with a great concept…
feastofmeritmelbourne3There’s a story behind Feast of Merit. They were inspired by a tribe in Northern India who invented the ‘Feast of Merit’. Those members of the Naga people lead a modest lifestyle, but when one member strikes it rich, that lucky person can choose to throw a party for everyone, which continues for weeks until all the money is spend. Everyone shares in the wealth. That’s also the idea behind ‘Feast of Merit’ restaurant. It’s an initiative of YGAP (Y-generation Against Poverty), a charity that supports youth education and leadership projects in Malawi, Ghana, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Australia, who put the profits from their business into aid projects.  continue reading

Hotspot: Moomah Cafe


2c8878eb1bebdd6f1634e4f97a081649Moomah Cafe in New York has reopened its door in 2012, it was actually a closed business but reopened again. Moomah is not an typical cafe, it’s invented especially for children and their parents. So many busy Manhattan mothers are always trying to dig up some time to meet with friends for a cup of coffee or a quick bite. Now they can.

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