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issue 40 - October/November 2017
CURVE magazine cover October/November 2017
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Italy Comes to Paris

     This is one to make you smile! Pink Mamma in Paris is a fantastically fun take on traditional Italian restaurants. With four venues in one building, there’s something for everyone with inspirations from each corner of Italy. Big, bold and loud. This is a perfect example of the whole becoming more than the parts! With an incredible glass roof and plenty of varied details inside, Pink Mamma inspires, even if it is hard to decide where to start!
   
Xanadu’s Digital Approach

     Zanadu is an is an e commerce startup in the premium travel space in China. The company provides a suite of travel services to affluent Chinese travelers. Signature journeys, international luxury vacations, high end cruises, domestic short vacations, private villas and a large selection of the world’s best boutique and luxury hotels. Their new offices, designed by Shishang Architecture, are an inspirational, modern design centered on tech.
   
Nightlife High Above It All

     71Above is Los Angeles’ latest smart restaurant and cocktail bar designed by Tag Front. Housed in the U.S. Bank Tower, the venue overlooks L.A., offering vistas like few other sites. The 1,018 foot stepped skyscraper at the heart of the city’s central business district was built in 1989 and designed by Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and stands at an incredible, historical 73 floors. Located in the uppermost floor and in the site of an ex board room 71Above represents an exciting addition to the city’s nightlife.
   
Fun, Funky Retail Design

     Chinese design firm Ramoprimo recently realized the new Beijing flagship store of British Chinese underwear fashion brand cottonREPUBLIC. The project features a large basket like spatial envelope organized as an overlapping of five rings composed by a succession of colorful diagonal iron rods. The structural pattern was originally inspired by the interlaced timber partition screens of traditional Chinese architecture, but was hybridized with a palette of shiny colors: yellow, red, orange and pink. The resulting structure is floating in the space, surprising and surrounding customers, like oversized, patterned women’s tights, a wrap around roller coaster track, or the bent portion of a psychedelic Eiffel Tower.
   
Feminine Accents Make a Nail Salon Pop

     Located in the middle of the Blue Harbor development in Beijing’s Chaoyang District, Lily Nails Salon is inspired by the wonderful shapes, patterns and shadows formed by lace. These two dimensional floral arrangements create a sense of escapism and delicate beauty as customers enjoy a manicure and pedicure with a refined setting. Delicate and yet incredibly strong, this seemingly fragile lace is in fact made from laser cut steel. Designed by ARCHSTUDIO, Lily Nails salon is an entirely contemporary setting in which to enjoy a little pampering.
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