A Man with a Flashlight

Bakery on the first floor of my building
March 24, 2007, 3:16 pm
Filed under: Design, The East

In Okinawa. It’s almost as rare here for a building to have an apartment on the first floor as it is in Taipei. Instead most have shops, which makes for convenient shopping. I also like how the delivery van is small enough to park next to his window without blocking the sidewalk, and the visual image it creates, which communicates very simply that the shop bakes bread and delivers it. The red sign hanging in the glass door says he’s inside baking; when the truck is gone, it turns around and says “out making deliveries”… at least I assume that’s what it says, I can’t read Japanese very well.
Very tidy, like everything here. If I stay on, soon i won’t notice it any more.


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