ISLAND CREEK OYSTER BAR, BOSTON, MA - We went straight to the eponymous source for our design inspiration, weaving the colors and textures of Duxbury Bay throughout our design of the Island Creek Oyster Bar. The muted palette conjures up the setting sun's effect over Duxbury's pristine, blue waters as it envelops guests as soon as they enter from bustling Kenmore Square. Reclaimed fence planks were used to create adjustable shutters to filter sunlight and views throughout the day and evening; Jet Mist granite bar and counters recall the shades of gray inside and out of fresh Duxbury oyster shells; reclaimed white oak floors and wainscot evoke the timber ribs used for old oyster sloops; and galvanized wire gabion cages filled with tens of thousands of oyster shells summon up the wire containers in which oysters grow on the bottom of the bay. As an anchor for the rear dining room, a stunning and unexpectedly inverted 38 foot long photograph of Duxbury Bay at low tide anchors the rear dining room. Each of these diverse elements, chosen deliberately for their unique abilities to bring the character of Island Creek oysters' particular growing environment to mind, work together to create an abstract tribute to oysters and the people who farm them.