Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mexican Street Kitchen in Helsinki

Re.dzine is in charge of designing  the space and concept for a new franchise restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. It's a Street Kitchen style Mexican Food Restaurant and will be the very first location.

Here is the initial Concept Rendering that I created for the Business presentation.

We are currebtly finalizing the design concept and furinture, fixture and material selections. The work is estimated to start in July and opening day will be later this fall,



Monday, April 18, 2016

Amazing Transformation from School Bus into Mobile Grocery Store





Yesterday Re.Dzine participated in a Design Charrette where 4 deign teams created a concept for a Mobile Grocery Store. We had 4 hours to brainstorm on the concept and create a presentation board for the judges. The panel of judges picked our team's concept as a winner, so in few years there will be this wonderful Mobile Grocery Bus designed by our fabulous team including; Heidi Liu (Landscape Architect student), Korey White (Architect), Taylor Trask (Branding/ Graphic Design), and Heidi Mendoza/ Re.Dzine (Interior Designer) driving around the city of Denver.


THE GOAL



As America’s food system has shifted from smaller-scale family farms to larger corporate farms, and as more and more individuals move into suburbs and cities, Americans have become distanced from the food system and the gap has widened between Americans and their food sources. This has left the fundamental human need of healthy food out of reach for many. A significant number of Americans living in urban cities have sparse food options due to limited access to grocery stores or farmers’ markets. These areas are typically known as “food deserts” and disproportionately impact low-income and minority communities. Eating healthily has become a privilege reserved for those who are able to afford healthier options and has left others stranded in devastating “deserts” of food-like products, including fast food and highly processed or junk food options. Denver is no exception to this sad phenomenon and has a myriad of food deserts throughout its municipality and approximately 14% of families do not have access to a grocery store that offers healthy and affordable foods.

To counteract this startling trend, we introduce to you Any Street Grocery, a mobile, food-stamp authorized grocer that provides access to healthy foods and other essential products in the Denver Metro area communities that are most in need of these products, particularly those located within these urban food deserts. This mobile grocery store will offer the produce and products utilizing market based pricing and built in discounts to ensure the availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods and essential products to those who want and need them most. Similar models that been proven to be effective and successful in other cities include: Fresh Truck, (Boston, MA), Arcadia Mobile Markets (Washington, D.C.), Truckin’ Tomato, (San Antonio, TX), and My Street Grocery, (Portland, OR).

THE DESIGN
In our design, we transformed a school bus into a mobile grocery store. Our goal was to create a clean, simple and modern look and let the produce take the spotlight.. Interior is completely constructed of plywood flexed by compression. Left side of the bus has the produce isles (60") which leaves the entire right side free for circulation (36"). Shelving is as well constructed from plywood and shelves accommodate reusable Plastic Containers. Point of Sales is in front and Refrigeration is at the back of the bus. At the end of each shelving units we have both flat screen TV's (advertising, displaying cooking demos) and chalkboard for pricing and specials. In the exterior we have panels that can be folded to display produce when bus is parked and this allows ADA access while the bus interior might be too narrow for wheelchair access.The overall branding and look displays sustainability, modern simple aesthetics with its light airy feel
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Stanley Market Place




The fabulous Stanley Marketplace is coming together in Aurora. It will house many new restaurants and other businesses including 7 that Re.Dzine is designing.  (photo credit- From The Hip Photo)

Read more about the project via Denver Eater

or visit Stanley FB page for more updates



Here is an early rendering of the Office Space I am designing 

Project Mood Boards

On the Boards/ Residential projects




5280 Pediatrics Office

One of the projects Re.Dzine is currently working on, is the remodel of 5280 Pediatrics Office.
The space was in need of face lift , and Re.dzine is providing just that with new cabinets and counter top through out space, new more modern paint and overall color scheme, new furniture and art , new bathrooms, as well as updating the existing carpet with some fun accent tiles



This wonderful artwork is from John Lund and will be installed throughout the office 





















Out with the old, In with the new.Construction is at full swing and new cabinets  (image on the right) are being installed this week.





Thursday, January 14, 2016

Re.Dzine wins Best Of Houzz 2016 in Desin

Re.dzine is honored to win Best of Houzz 2016 in Design. This is 4th year in a row Re.dzine has been given this honor. 


Re.dzine Denver, US, January 12th, 2016 – Re.Dzine of Denver, CO has won “Best Of Design on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Denver based Design studio servicing both residential and commercial clientele. was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
“Interior Design is what makes that change from a house to home, from an office to a productive work environment. Good Interior Design is what brings together beautiful aesthetics and high functionality.”
Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Re.Dzine voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
Follow Re.Dzine on  Houzz 

About Re.Dzine/ Heidi Mendoza

Heidi Mendoza, a native of Helsinki, Finland, graduated from Interior Designers Institute, rated #7 among the top 100 Interior Design Schools in the U.S.A. Besides Finland and the US, Heidi has lived and studied in southern France.

Heidi's Scandinavian heritage means that clean-lined design is in her blood. Heidi's assimilation into American culture gives her the aesthetic flexibility to meld diverse tastes with different lifestyles resulting in tailor-made solutions guided by modern design. As a creative problem solver, Heidi's goal is to design spaces where aesthetics and function coexist in perfect harmony. Heidi believes that great design is most often the result of a collaborative effort. The process of brainstorming, modifying design plans, and generally engaging in an interactive dialogue around a project results in a better overall design,which is why Heidi likes to team up with like minded creatives

About Houzz


Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

Re.Dzine in decoist

Living Room Design Trends Set to Make a Difference in 2016

This is the time when most homeowners think about a quick home makeover as they try and incorporate decorative pieces and design elements that will stay in touch with the hottest trends of 2016. That obviously means keeping an eye out for those styles, colors and furniture and accessories which will make the biggest impact in the next 12 months. Decoist listed few trends by industry leaders and top designers across the globe.
Re.Dzine and Green Cube were among this list

You can read the full article via decoist 


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Re.Dzine Favorites - Trends for 2016


Crystal ball has spoken and we now know some trends unfolding in 2016.
This is a list of some of my favorites I hope to incorporate in my clients spaces.

(via: re.dzine // apartment therapy // pinterest// elle d├ęcor / houzz)



1 - Even though I am the typical Scandinavian loving "all white" look or earthy muted tones, and
honest materials such as natural wood and stone, I love that for 2016 we're seeing more color in medium, unsaturated shades that have a little drama but aren't too heavy.



In this kitchen the accent colors are almost like pastels, but darker and less saturated.


2- Mismatched minimalism is a look that mixes new and old elements, and maybe a little bit of texture, or simply a painted / reupholstered vintage furniture incorporated in modern interior





3- While I love minimalism and natural materials and iconic pieces that have lasted the test of time,
 I am intrigued by these Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 chairs rendered in Pale Pink and Dark Blue Lacquer


4- I love that homes are becoming more customized.

We are starting to think about what we enjoy having in our home, things that make YOU happy/ are important to you, not everyone else.

Especially think about those dead spaces in your home and instead of being frustrated by them, get creative......





Mudroom for family that ride a bike together

From Ceiling Space to Playroom


Turn a dead space into small reading nook
And paint the nook with fun accent color






















5- Mismatched Cabinet Doors
Adding bold colors with white, or like we did in one of my 2015 projects, 
Urban Home, Mixing cabinet styles and colors more subtly (white, natural , orange)



















6- Open Space might not be invention of 2016, but we are seeing it more, and the new trend I see is visually connecting rooms with either repeating materials like in this show home I designed where
Fireplace tile is repeated in the kitchen island front panel. Fireplace wood paneling is of same material that some of kitchen cabinets. And undulating form of the fireplace/ island tile is also repeated in kitchen back splash















......or defining rooms  by changes in  floor materials















7-  Bidets, oh how I’ve missed you guys since I left my mothership, Finland
Bidets have never been a thing in US, but Houzz is reporting that  now that high tech toilets can come with bidet feature 50% of the master baths now have one.

















8- My favorite trend…connecting indoors and outdoors seamlessly


 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Meet Heidi | Designer Personal Branding Session in Denver

The combined personal branding / mother daughter photo session  with Merritt Portrait Studio  earlier this year turned into a Blog Story with more session photos.  

Read the Blog story and see more photos HERE