Cocktails evoke glamour - whether it is James Bond ordering a Martini 'shaken not stirred' or Sarah Jessica Parker and her friends in 'Sex in the City' sensuously sipping Cosmopolitans. The Design Mix - Bars, Cocktails & Style brilliantly captures the sophisticated, alluring world of today's international bar scene. As well as profiling over 25 of the top bar and restaurant interiors, this lavishly illustrated book sheds light on the inspiration behind their cutting-edge designs. Alluding to the cocktail's wider cultural connotations with the inclusion of film stills and posters, it also features many classic recipes as well as new creations by renowned mixologist Jamie Walker. With over 200 photos, this richly atmospheric book offers readers fascinating insights into the exclusive world of cocktail culture.
Howard Watson is the author of Bar Style and Hotel Revolution by Wiley-Academy. He gained a degree at the University of York and a postgraduate diploma in publishing before becoming an editor and writer specialising in the arts, lifestyle and culture. He has contributed to many publications, including the Independent and Architectural Design, and edited a wide range of titles on architecture, art and theatre.
PREFACE. INTRODUCTION. Tokyo ROPPONGI HILLS CLUB. Shanghai TMSK. London SKETCH. San Francisco FRISSON. New York MEGU. London ONE ALDWYCH. Singapore SCARLET. Bilbao GRAN DOMINE. Sydney THE ESTABLISHMENT. Athens SEMIRAMIS. London LONG BAR. New Delhi FIRE & AGNI. Berlin Q! DIE BAR. Lodi BAR LODI. Hamburg EAST. London HAKKASAN. Milan BAR STRAF. Miami SETAI. London MOMO. Toronto BLOWFISH. Paris MURANO. London BLUE BAR. New York CAMPBELL APARTMENTS. Tokyo CAFE & DINING JP. Barcelona MOO. Hollywood GEISHA HOUSE. Melbourne BOND. Recommended tools and techniques. Credits.