This Starbucks store located at the La Vien Hotel in central Hanoi used natural stone and teak wood to create a contemporary, calm and refined feel. Several walls showcase artwork made by local artists including a woven bamboo piece, made using the same techniques to make Vietnam’s iconic conical hats.
The Barnes & Noble supports pre-K-12 schools and not-for-profit arts & literacy organizations. Fundraising opportunities at the local level include in-store bookfairs & holiday gift-wrapping. Programs are set up at the store level. Ask store manager for info. They also offer a limited # of sponsorships & donations located in the community or communities in which they operate. Information: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/sponsorship_local/donations_local.html
Coffee ... Tokyo-based and world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma has designed a Starbucks store in Japan located in Fukuoka Perfecture, on the street leading straight to a shrine called Dazaifu Tenmagu, dedicated to a Japanese deity. More than 2,000 woven cedar sticks, creating a loosely woven lattice that extends beyond the storefront’s edge. The shop’s design is, according to Kuma the “fusion of traditional and contemporary and is made up of natural materials both traditional and modern”.
Moroccan Fish Scales are a fresh and unique tile shape that always steal the show! This shape was recently used in Starbucks for one of their Starbucks Reserve locations. Dark green tile with wood and marble accents. We love it! Great for shower walls and kitchen backsplashes!