Fun and funky fabric murals

March 1st, 2020

Once the sweeping banner was installed in the new Chotto Matte restaurant in Toronto, Canada, the artist Lefty Out There completed it with a vibrant graffiti-like mural. Photos: Eventscape Inc. The latest outpost of the cool, contemporary London restaurant Chotto Matte opened last year in Toronto, Ont., Canada. Known for Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, the restaurant […]

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Chic retractable roofing

June 1st, 2019

The design team of Charles H. Benson & Associates Architects and the firm Herzog and de Meuron created all-weather courtyard dining within the walls of Miami Beach’s Chotto Matte. A retractable canopy that has already survived Hurricane Irma provides protection against the elements. Photos: Uni-Systems LLC. The trendy London restaurant Chotto Matte recently opened its […]

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Up-to-date upholstery

April 1st, 2019

The commercial upholstery market is always evolving and changing,” says Lori Roop, director of design for CF Stinson LLC, a textile manufacturer based in Rochester Hills, Mich. Yet, Roop adds, “it’s always the same.” A contradiction? Not really. “There is always a huge value placed on color and design,” explains Roop, who works out of […]

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Eat street easy

March 1st, 2016

When it comes to fun and relaxation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., East Las Olas Blvd. is the place to be. It’s packed with restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. In fact, real estate is at a premium along the 2-mile stretch, and businesses have to be creative to maximize space. That’s the dilemma Louie Bossi’s Ristorante […]

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