Cleverly layered compact dirt walls mimic ice cream cakes in this Tokyo patisserie

Dirt may seem an odd material choice for an upscale patisserie in Tokyo, but design studio nendo playfully pulls it off with style. The Japanese designers layered compacted soils of varying colors to mimic the layers of an ice cream cake. The earth walls lend the “à tes souhaits!” shop a sense of warmth and contrast beautifully with the glass-and-steel facade.

Located in the trendy Kichijoji neighborhood in Tokyo, à tes souhaits! is a small and elegant shop specializing in ice…


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