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Beauty Library

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The latest project by Japanese creative studio Nendo, is a beauty store and cafe based in Tokyo. Serving health-conscious food and drinks, visitors can meet and shop over a coffee - just like at CARO! With a shop layout similar to a library, coffee drinkers sit amongst floor-to-ceiling shelving units sparsely stacked with brightly coloured bottles. QR codes are available to those who would like to learn more about the product or purchase an item online at home.

I wanted to share what Nendo write about themselves - it's so cute.

Giving people a small ” ! ” moment.
There are so many small ” ! ” moments hidden in our everyday.

But we don’t recognize them.
and even when we do recognize them,we tend to unconsciously reset our
minds and forget what we’ve seen.

But we believe these small ” ! ” moments are what make our days so
interesting, so rich.

That’s why we want to reconstitute the everyday by collecting and
reshaping them into something that’s easy to understand.

We’d like the people who’ve encountered nendo’s designs to feel these
small ” ! ” moments intuitively.

That’s nendo’s job.

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Dreams Coming True

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Have you ever sat and dreamed up a creative collaboration but left the idea at the bar on your way out? Well, Noavenue could now realise the most crazed of ideas. Similar to Kickstarter, this is an online platform with crowdsourcing at its heart designed by Yusuke Koishi and former Dazed Japan editor Junsuke Yamasaki. Sign up, propose your idea and wait for people to 'push' your dream forward. Noavenue will work their magic orchestrating the players of the project to value its feasibility. Check out this DAZED article to read more.

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