January 2018 Yellowtrace Spotlight


Happy (belated) New Year everyone and welcome to the January 2018 edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight – the first one for the year. Boom! In this month’s design news you can read about two new excellent retail projects, a brilliant new Mexican restaurant fitout in Sydney, the so-cool-it-hurts Prada Double Club at Miami Art Basel, a fashion brand’s HQ in Montreal, plus so much more you don’t want to miss. Get amongst it!


Fonda Bondi by Studio Esteta | Yellowtrace

Fonda Bondi By Studio Esteta.

Studio Esteta’s design approach for Fonda Bondi celebrates the fun, bright and youthful brand personality of the Melbourne-based Mexican street food eatery.


SSENSE Headquarters in Montreal, Canada by Atelier Barda | Yellowtrace

SSENSE Headquarters In Montreal, Canada By Atelier Barda.

SSENSE’s new HQ speaks to the building’s original purpose. Its existing industrial feel has been celebrated and nothing unnecessary has been added on.


élément de base Opens a Pop-up Shop in Old Montreal | Yellowtrace

Online Furniture Brand élément de base Opens a Pop-up Shop in Old Montreal.

This pop-up shop in old Montreal features pure and simple lines and on-the-money setting created by the talented duo behind Creative Flats.


Blushhh Secret Shop in Kiev, Ukraine by AKZ Architectura | Yellowtrace

Blushhh Secret Shop In Kiev, Ukraine By AKZ Architectura.

AKZ Architectura’s latest project is a fine example of today’s ‘Instagrammable’ interior, carefully balancing function with ‘social-media-worthy’ aesthetic.


The Prada Double Club at Miami Art Basel by Carsten Höller | Yellowtrace

The Prada Double Club At Art Basel Miami Beach By Carsten Höller.

Carsten Höller’s art installation for Prada at Art Basel Miami Beach was a fully-functioning nightclub complete with an outdoor tropical garden.


Fish Trap House by Cheng Tsung FENG | Yellowtrace

Fish Trap Bamboo House On Sun Moon Lake In Taiwan By Cheng-Tsung Feng.

Cheng-Tsung Feng’s installation celebrates the beauty of ancient wisdom, bringing together the knowledge of an indigenous tribe and curiosity of a community.


PET Lamps by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón & Indigenous Australian Artist Weavers in Ramingining | Yellowtrace

PET Lamps Ramingining by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón & Indigenous Australian Artist Weavers.

Commissioned for the NGV Triennial, PET Lamp Ramingining explores one of the purest and best preserved Aboriginal traditions and weaving techniques.


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