If only I could have a live-in studio such as this one spotted by The Coolhunter in the "trendy backstreets of Jingumae in Tokyo."
An excerpt: "This
small live in studio and salon has been decked in black paint with a
beautifully elegant mural, depicted from the salon’s own brand to
engulf its two exposed walls. The hand-painted pattern is reminiscent
of an inverted Rorschach inkblot drawing. Yet the symmetrical display
blends perfectly with the centre piece - a woman overwhelmed by the
surrounding plumage. And while the windows are large and severe, they
don’t distort the image. Instead, they perforate the design with
different levels of intensity, revealing larger and smaller details of
what lies beneath." via The Coolhunter
It's no surprise to me that Tokyo would have the coolest gym on the planet. Personally, I consider the Japanese to be some of the most stylish and creative people trotting this globe. Where else would you find such a stunningly designed rock climbing wall luring you to hurl your inhibitions or your lazy "I'm too tired to go to the gym" thoughts away? If New York had a gym like this, I'd never leave. Maybe we should file a petition to Nendo and beg them to come design an Illoiha paradise for Manhattan.