Tiny tea room offers a spot of respite in a bustling Japanese subway station

February 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Tiny tea room offers a spot of respite in a bustling Japanese subway station

Japan’s bustling cities can feel overwhelming, which is why Takahiro Fukuda Architecture designed a tiny tea room to provide a bit of quiet respite. Illuminated by LEDs, the miniature pop-up space mimics the set up a tradition tea ceremony room and fits two tatami mats measuring 1,800 millimeters by 1,800 millimeters. Designed to be placed in large subway concourses, the lightweight structure is constructed from off-shelf and reusable materials and is easy to dismantle and move. “This tiny tearoom gives us a pleasant moment of refreshing and makes us feel tranquil,” write the architects. “It enhances to rethink and ponder the reevaluation of our everyday life.” + Takahiro Fukuda Architecture The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

Original post: 
Tiny tea room offers a spot of respite in a bustling Japanese subway station

Hibiscus and Ginger Sangría

October 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Hibiscus and Ginger Sangría

© Jerry James Stone via Flickr This sangría recipe was inspired by the Agua de Flor de Jamaica that I order from my neighborhood taqueria. It’s so refreshing and flavorful. But like the punch bowl at a high school prom, I often find myself tempted to spike it. So I did! Enjoy…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

Read the original:
Hibiscus and Ginger Sangría

Bad Behavior has blocked 1293 access attempts in the last 7 days.