Compact Polish Snack Bar
How the heck does one cram a functional snack bar into a premises measuring just 11.5 sqm? If you’d asked us yesterday we’d have had no idea, but after seeing Kropka in Gdynia, Poland, the answer is clear. You call space magicians PB/Studio and Filip Kozarski, who can do impressive things with the merest sliver of real estate and some modest materials.
Kropka serves up toasted baguettes (a famous Polish fast-food favourite known as zapiekanki) and pastries, and as such preparation equipment can be kept to a minimum – which is lucky in a compact place like this. The designers decided to maximize the space by making use of the walls to hold what implements are required, re-appropriating the old workshop favourite pegboard to provide versatile resting places for chopping boards and utensils. The pegboard also fulfils another purpose too; what could be a very stark interior of all-white is given depth and character by the board’s polka-dot pattern. Don’t get us wrong, you’ve still got to know your dining partner quite well to squeeze in next to them at one of the eat-in nooks, but that could be half the fun…
Photography by PB/Studio via
me on monday:
me on friday:
Muscles aching to work, minds aching to create beyond the single need—this is man.
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (via likeafieldmouse)
Looking up Scottish mythological creatures and
Wulver: a werewolf in Shetland, that is said to have had the body of a man with a wolf’s head. It was reported to have left fish on the windowsills of poor families.
That is the nicest Werewolf legend I’ve ever heard of.
Now I wish I could draw because I’d love to draw this.
Titan aka the Mermaid Moon