Gordon Ramsay’s Lucky Cat nocturnal restaurant by Afroditi Krassa is inspired by Tokyo 1930’s underground clubs

Raw Bat @ Gordon Ramsay's LUCKY CAT restaurant by AfroditiKrassa in Mayfair, Lodnon - Photo by AfroditiKrassa Design Studio.

AfroditiKrassa Design Studio went deliberately dark for the hype-free Gordon Ramsay’s LUCKY CAT Asian restaurant in London which does not aim to be ‘shouty’. ‘How many times do you visit a place because it looks great in a picture but disappoints in real life?’

INSIDE 2019 shortlist unveils the world’s finest interior design in the Instagram age

INSIDE 2019 Shortlist - MEOW restaurant by E Studio - Photo by ©Chao Zhang.

From Noma’s garden-restaurant to a cat cafe in Guangzhou but also a Japanese glass wedding chapel and a desert canyon-inspired library in Qatar. INSIDE 2019 shortlist celebrates the best of interior design worldwide.

Gay urbanization: once upon a time a gay bar

Female security guard at SHE lesbian club in London SoHo - Photo by Chris Golberg Flickr CC.

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.

The Elit Proun Bar: Carmody Groarke reimagines Russian Avant-Garde for elit® Vodka by Stoli

ELIT PROUN BAR inspired by the Russian Avant-Garde by Carmody Groarke for elit Vodka - Photo by Mauro Consilvio.

At the ELIT PROUN BAR Constructivist architecture cross-pollinates with the art of mixology. A composition of abstract volumes pays tribute to the work of Russian Avant-Garde maestro El Lissitzky.