Yorica, “the first ever completely free from” sweets and dessert store, opened in London, on Wardour Street in Soho in March and only sells food which is free from dairy, nuts, gluten, eggs and wheat. Customers can buy ice cream, frozen yogurt and milkshakes that have been made with rice milk, seaweed, vanilla bean paste and other natural ingredients, including natural sugars and sweeteners. The various flavours are simply delicious, a must visit when you're in Soho!     Open Plan Living is really proud to be part of this project, supplying these beautiful bespoke stools.     We had a lovely chat with the brand Director, Monika Jagielo, to understand how this project started. OPL: Yorica is the first allergen free dessert store in London. Where did this idea come from? MJ: We wanted to create a unique and delicious product, catering not only to the many people with food intolerances and allergies, but also to those who want...

We love design and everything related to it. From interiors to home furnishings and decor pieces, we are always looking for the best pieces to add to our portfolio. Today we are really proud to share the news that Duistt, one of the brands we represent, has two unique design pieces shortlisted for the renowned Design et al International Product Design Awards, the Isabella Lounge Chair and Julius Chair. Created in the city of Porto in 2014 Duistt is a home furnishings brand specialising in upholstery. It combines the uniqueness of handmade craftsmanship inspired by Portuguese tradition, with the best that modern design has to offer. If you want to hear more about this young and vibrant brand, already considered one of the best emerging brands to showcase in the 100% Design this September, sit back and enjoy what founder and designer Olga Torres shared with us in this first Open Plan...

Fine dining is not just about great food but also about enjoying an exquisite experience. That’s why when it comes to choosing the best restaurant, your palate is just one of several things to consider. A unique atmosphere and impeccable service are also important, and of course the restaurant's design is a crucial element of its success. The UK is filled with some great choices for dedicated foodies who want to take their dining experience to the next level.  Some restaurant projects are designed and built from the scratch, whilst others take of a building's location and history. As we love a good design and architecture makeover, today we share with you the most stunning restaurant conversion projects in the UK. From churches to factories, everything is possible when true creativity is applied to reaching the next level in restaurant design.   Blixen, London  A former bank built into the walls of London's Old Spitalfields Market, Blixen...

If you are planning to spend the Holiday season in the beautiful city of London, we have the perfect places for you. As well as the joyful Christmas Markets all around the city, there are plenty of hotels in London that will start your Christmas experience in a very special way! Find out some of the most outstanding hotels and enjoy this magical season!    The Langham Hotel, Marylebone  Located in the heart of West End, in Regent Street, the Langham Hotel is the ideal place for anyone that loves the best shopping, theaters and restaurants. A holiday season surrounded by all the good things life has to offer is what you can find in one of the most beautiful hotels in London this Christmas. The sumptuous entrance hall has a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and a pianist playing all those songs we love to hear at this time of the year. It...

Christmas season is such a special time of the year in London! The city is filled with lights, the shop windows get ready with beautiful decorations and Londoners get ready for a warm Winter Festival. And if you are a design lover looking for what’s on in London this Christmas, we have good news for you: as well as the traditional and wonderful Winter Wonderland, there are plenty other great Christmas Fairs you can’t miss in the city – find out the most unique ones and enjoy the Holiday season!   [gallery ids="688,689,690,691,696"] Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair Every year the renowned Country Living Magazine hosts an exclusive Christmas Fair where you can meet makers, designers and artisans and discover the latest trends in Christmas decorations for your home. A true delight for anyone that is seeking for an original experience when wondering what's on in London at Christmas time. From 11st to...