Friday, May 27, 2011

Miller + Union

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Designer: ai3

What we love:
1. It is located on what used to be stock yards. It makes me want to start up a project in Chicago's old stockyards. There is just so much history pouring out of locations like these, you have to embrace it.
2. They make their own ice cream sandwiches. The space itself is beautiful but pair that with homemade ice cream sandwiches and you really can't be beat.

We love the industrial farmhouse feel. There is a beautiful combination of tradition cabinets, concrete floors, industrial pendants and vintage finds that creates an open, warm and inviting space.
All images © Miller + Union

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Local Favorite: Lillie's Q

Name: Lillie's Q
Location: Wicker Park- Chicago, IL

Think of this BBQ joint, located in Wicker Park, as southern tradition paired with a modern, industrial farmhouse feel. Industrial Edison bulbs hanging from meat hooks, beveled white subway tiles, leather strapped tweed benches and metal Tolix chairs work perfectly with the southern BBQ being served. Metal trays, ball jars for all beverages and dish towels as napkins complete the southern, down-home feel. Not only does the interior work perfectly with the food and local area, but the BBQ is some of the best we have had in the city! We recommend the pulled pork sandwiches, mac-n-cheese and house-made moonshine for the perfect souther meal surrounded by southern charm.

All photo © Lillie's Q

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Name: Colonie
Location: Brooklyn Heights, NY
Designer: Architect Alex Meyers of Mad design

We love the urban farmhouse feel of this space. The interior was created using found and reclaimed materials and has a warm, industrial feel to it. The greatest part of the design was that it was funded by members of the brooklyn heights community, friends and family. The owners of the space created a Kickstart Campaign asking for funding for the design. This allowed the community to actively get involved and excited about the project, adding to the value the restaurant gives back to the community.

The open kitchen and ability for community seating, at both the banquette and tables situated on a recycled steel beam, gives you the warmth and memory of sitting in your family kitchen. I really enjoy that they were able to create a space entirely of reclaimed and recycled materials that still feels fresh, new and warm.

All Photos © Yatzer via
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