Tuesday, May 29, 2012

D'Espresso - Sideways Coffee

Desperate for both a drink {it was hot and, as far as I could tell, no one on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side sells coffee} and a place to wash my hands, I stumbled out of the subway station and into this sideways coffee shop near Grand Central.

via New York Times

There are walls of herringbone wood flooring, a floor and walls of 'books', and pendant lights hung from the wall as if it was the ceiling.  Surprisingly they also fit a teensy bathroom with a impossibly small Cosmic sink for impossibly small bathrooms.

This is the same sink from a MOMA exhibit back in 2009, not from D'Espresso.

The sink measures 7 1/2" x 16 inches {20x40 cm}.  It is just large enough for a stream of water and is perfect for bathrooms that take the term 'water closet' literally.


  1. Very cool decor elements in the shop (and efficient use of space in the washroom!)Hope you had a great weekend.

  2. I've never heard of this place but the look of it is really neat. I wonder if it would make me feel slightly discombobulated though. I remember that teeny sink from the MoMa cause I thought it was for a child hehe.

    Rowena @ rolala loves


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