fika

In this neat little corner house in Japan, which looks not unlike so many pop-up shops all over Brooklyn, you are more than welcome to covet thy neighbor's carefully curated earthly possessions. The entire ground level is a public space where everything is up for grabs, and if you like it, you can put a price on it. It feels a little like snooping around your way cooler-than-you older sibling's closet and getting to take the best stuff. The owners at FIKA, in Toyko's Toshima-ku ward and designed by ON Design Partners, mostly sell Scandanavian products, and their home is named after the Swedish verb that means something like indulging in a coffee break. The combined home and mom-and-pop shop is an homage to taking moments in life to appreciate small pleasures, and that includes material things. 

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