Panscape by Ninkipen!

This bakery in Kyoto by Japanese firm Ninkipen! blends together new and old textures in a really chic way. Front and center sits a huge, rough hewn log with a delicate, antique-looking boulangerie display on top of the 1,000 pound chunk of wood. Just think of the contrast between “1000 pound chunk of wood” and “boulangerie.” The details are few, but nicely done; I especially like the name of the bakery embedded in the concrete entrance. By carefully editing the color and texture palette, the bread gets the attention that it deserves, and that’s making my palate water.


January 18, 2011