Author: Rob Giesendorf

Rob is designer and art-director, and editor of Plant Light Book

Let’s go Bananas

In sunshiny Barcelona, in the El Born area opposite to the famous Mercat del Born, restaurant and bar Bananas is located. Here interior designers Yolanda Vilalta and Helena Jaumá created a playful atmosphere that will turn grumpy pessimists into lively stargazers. The establishment is divided…

Fiesta Flexiteriano

Flax & Kale — ‘restaurante healthy flexiteriano’ — is situated in the northeastern part of the old Gothic city of Barcelona, close to the university and not far from Plaça Catalunya. Do not expect paëlla, calamares or jamón platters: twenty percent of chef Teresa Carles’ menu…

Bar Botanique: Tropical the island breeze

Enter the rainforest realm at Bar Botanique in Amsterdam. Located near the upcoming Javastraat, local firm Studio Modijefsky transformed a former dime a dozen café into a vibrant botanical indoor garden. The bar is covered with plants and little mirrors that reflect daylight on scenery…

Big Beautiful Black Box

Set up as a brilliantly measured composition of large, light open spaces and dark secluded areas, the Utrecht University Library by Dutch architect Wiel Arets creates an exquisite environment for studying without restraint. The colour scheme in the building that houses 42 million books is…