4.12.12

Fika in Toshima, Tokyo

Fika hosting a collection of scandinavian items, japan
Fika hosting a collection of scandinavian items, japan
Fika hosting a collection of scandinavian items, japan
Fika minimal house shop space, japan
Fika minimal house shop space, japan
Fika minimal house shop space, japan
Fika minimal house shop space, japan
Fika minimal house shop space, japan
Fika hosting a collection of scandinavian items, japan
Fika hosting a collection of scandinavian items, japan

Given that it is December and christmas is just around the corner my plan was to blog about seasonal bits and bobs today, but then I saw this beautiful home in Japan by Ondesign and I just couldn't not share it here with you asap! So meet FIKA, a multi task residence of 355sqm. that serves as a house during the week and is turned into a shop during the weekend. I bet your house doesn't do as much, ours didn't for sure. It is just such a unique concept to be living in a place that certain days of the week you can experience it in a whole different manner. 

FIKA is located in the neighbourhood of Toshima, Tokyo where its owner hosts a collection of Scandinavian antiques and household items that he puts on sale every weekend. FIKA is a two-storey structure with a high rise shelf that at the bottom functions as the main display shelf for the store, and towards the top it carries these day-to-day objects that the owner uses as well. During the weekend the customers have a chance not only to purchase a pretty object but to meet its story as the owner likes to put it, by visiting this unique space! And fika means coffee break in Swedish, how much more perfect can this place and its concept be?

All imagies via here.  

11 comments:

  1. This space is amazing. It's always been a dream of mine to live in art gallery and this building comes very close. A brilliat find, thank you xo

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  2. Υπάρχουν άνθρωποι που χουν εμπνευσμένες ιδέες!Συγχαρητήρια και σ΄αυτούς, αλλά και σε σένα που τις "ξετρυπώνεις"!!!!

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  3. Beautiful, if only we could live like this.

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  4. it's amazing what some people do!
    beautiful place & idea!

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  5. Wow, that is some space!!! I am curious to know how they get things from the higher shelves. Dusting must be a monumental task. But other than that, what a COOL and cozy space!

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    1. You can reach the higher selves when you are on the 1st storey, no problems with dusting either it is all well thought! ; )

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  6. I love this Scandi-Japanese concoction! Super cool!

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  7. Love IT!!
    Have a great day:D

    Kristin

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  8. Amazing !!! So so beautiful !!!!!! Wouah !!!!!!!
    And thanks for your messages !! ;-))))

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