Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
This second edition of Backyard Bowls acts as urban respite. Classic beach houses of Venice cue the atmosphere for this restaurant chain that serves healthy and picture-perfect compilations of fruit, grains and açaí. A practical sound problem was tackled by the creation of the “blending chamber” that taps into surf shack iconography. Bold blocks of color swath the space between crisp, clean lines and vintage utilitarian camp.
Photos: Laure Joliet