Sweetie Salad is a restaurant in Beijing that is based on a skewed look at what goes into a picnic trip. It feels a little ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’, with its oversized insect illustrations gracing the walls and its massive interpretation of gingham pattern. Typical picnic staples are not missing, however; you’ll find plenty of wooden picnic tables and greenery here. Gingham is also used more traditionally in the furniture, a mishmash of patterns and variations create a look that I call ‘refined-kitsch’. It’s a lovely, fresh perspective on an age-old American trope, revisited and rejuvenated for the Chinese audience.
Natalie is a graphic designer, illustrator, and generally awesome person at Vigor, a restaurant & beverage branding & marketing agency . She is passionate about branding and designs that create connections between people, communities, businesses, and new ideas, and is a dedicated, hard working designer with a sunny outlook and a knack for people. She enjoys late night road trips, knitting, making people laugh, and acquiring new accents.
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