Restaurant Porn is a regular column of daydreams presented as a means to introduce Vancouver diners and designers to concepts, looks, and fully-formed ideas that they might draw an inkling of inspiration from. We do our best to pair the foreign rooms with local addresses so as to let everyone in on the fantasy.
(via) This attractive, 370 sqft looker in Great Britain appears to have sprung from the colourful mind of local artist Andy Dixon, whose paintings (to me, at least) often reference the aspirational fixations and activities of those who fetishize wealth and the accumulation of everything associated with it (think polo, glamorous feasts, fox hunting, luxurious goods, etc.). See for yourself.
WHAT IT IS: North Audley Cantine — a gorgeous, tiny, low ceilinged, windowless basement bar. Designed by Christian Ducker and Tyeth Gundry of London-based firm Gundry + Ducker, it was inspired by 1940s Hollywood and sees emerald velvet seating, cobalt blue floors, pastel pink walls, creamy marble table tops and gold accents throughout.
WHERE IT IS: 41 North Audley Street in the tony Mayfair area of London in the United Kingdom.
WHERE WE WISH IT WAS: Hastings-Sunrise, in one of the many small basement spaces on East Hastings between Nanaimo and Renfrew.
WHY WE WISH IT WAS THERE: Because the neighbourhood could use a good looking, late night spot for really good cocktails.
All photos by Andrew Meredith.