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Monday, October 17, 2005

Joe Cool

I work with a bunch of very crafty interior designers who get to do some fabulous corporate interior projects, but rarely do they get to be crafty. Not so with the designers at architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis in New York. They took the relatively tiny ($40,000) interior budget for IniAni Espresso Bar, and streeeeeetched it as far as it could go. They glued 25,000 corrugated cardboard strips EDGEWISE on the walls. This served to make the space seem larger, as well as dampening the sound. They also created a plaster wall with castings of 479 plastic coffee lids. Check out the website for more information, and a slideshow of the construction...presumably so you can spend $40,000 to redecorate your own kitchen with cardboard.



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