VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #287 | It Had A Mirrored Espresso Bar In Stanley Park

May 26, 2017.

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The point of VWBCI is to open local minds to outside practices, concepts, and ideas that might stand to improve our greater civic situation in a parallel universe where coolness was valued more than practicality and funds spent on public works of art were raised by way of a special NIMBY tax levied against rich, self-absorbed assholes.

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(via) The concession at Third Beach is OK if you want to have a nostalgic – be honest now – miserable food and drink experience, but there is not a drip of redeeming consideration to their coffee game. Worse, the concession is only open from April through October, so in the months when you most want to enjoy the hell out of a warming cup of coffee on your seawall walk it’s just not going to happen. So we propose a heated, year-round standalone fixture like this trembling mirror-tiled beauty designed by Russian architecture studio Metafizika in Moscow. Not only would it beautifully blend in with the surroundings, but we could also treat it as a temple to BC coffee roasters. It could serve up local beans employing a variety of methods, from pulled shots of every strip to patient pour-overs. But really, it’s all about those tiles! As you can see in the video below, they really do tremble in the wind…

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