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some friends are opening a new breakfast / lunch / coffee spot and we stopped by a few weeks ago for a plant consultation and to tour the space. with stark white walls and floors set against wood tables, benches, and bars made from reclaimed wood the restaurant epitomizes the simplicity, minimalism and functionality of scandanavian design. all of the interior wood is reclaimed tongue and groove longleaf yellow pine from a factory in Hamilton, Ohio and the patio fence will be made from red cedar coming from a farm in Moscow, Ohio that was previously an artisanal crafts school that offered green woodworking, blacksmithing, and raku pottery. the story and the respect for the materials that make up the restaurant along with the light that poured through those windows on what was a cold day make me want to live there. coming from tested restaurant owners who breathed life into a cincinnati staple, the rookwood, the same thought that went into the design of the space will surely be put into the menu. expect food and coffee that echoes the design of the space, ridiculously good in it's simplicity.

knowing that they wanted to keep the space clean and modern but also wanted to bring some life in we settled on some beautiful succulent filled ceramic vessels for the tables and a few for the walls. i'm thrilled for fern studio to a part of what these talented guys are doing and can't wait to share photos of the finished space. the kids approved as well! thank you robin mckerrell photography for grabbing your camera and snapping these great photos of cheapside's biggest fans.

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