Slow-Life Russian Cafe

Ziferblat cafe

Ziferblat Russian cafe. The entrance is not obvious, you need to buzz to get in and go to upstairs like going into an apartment. Feeling like entering a home; instantly intimate.

Ziferblat is a completely new Russian cafe concept, where you pay only by time used in a cafe. The rate is 3p a minute. The idea is to give people as much time they want to hang in a cafe without feeling a pressure to leave. Seems it is an instant hit in London. Continue reading

Hotel Design for Gen Y

Sleep event conferenceWhat kind of hotels do the Generation Y want? That was the big question at the Sleep event conference last week. The key word designing hotels today is lifestyle, that puts the consumer as the starting point (instead of the building) according to industry expert Rob Wageman, Founder & Creative Director of leading design agency Concrete. They are best known for the trendy interiors of both CitizenM and W hotel London.
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Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative ConsumptionTalk was by Rachel Botsman, who is a global thought leader on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies to transform the way we live, work and consume. She has inspired a new consumer economy with her influential book What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing The Way We Live. TIME Magazine recently called Collaborative Consumption one of the “10 Ideas That Will Change The World”. Continue reading