Category Archives: Mexican/Latin

The Strength of Good Hospitality Design – Cactus at Alki after 10 years

A typical rule of thumb for restaurants is that after seven years, you’re ready for a major overhaul. Between wear and tear, and the need to reflect inevitable changes in fashion, locations can look tired after that much time, especially … Continue reading

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Mural ‘Collage’ for Pecado Bueno

Pecado Bueno opened its third location in Seattle last year on Eastlake Ave. The extensive remodel of an old deli included an expansive space in the back which gets a ton of sun during good weather.  In addition to the sun, … Continue reading

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Pecado Bueno Eastlake – our design elements inside and out

Pecado Bueno, the small, super casual Mexican restaurant and bar, now has its third location in Seattle. In the process we transformed the Eastlake Avenue icon, Quik Stop Deli. It had closed some years back and was slowly melting into the soil and … Continue reading

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Amarte es Mi Pecado (Loving You is My Sin)

In working with the three locations of Pecado Bueno in Seattle, I’ve chosen not to emphasize the spanish name of the place which owner James Schmidt prefers to translate as ‘Sin Well’. People who don’t speak spanish most likely just gloss over … Continue reading

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Pecado Bueno Poster Suite

For the new Pecado Bueno Cantina, on Eastlake Ave in Seattle, I designed a series of related posters for use as custom decor in and around the bathrooms. The Lucha Libre (literally translated as ‘free fight’) tradition in Mexico provides … Continue reading

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