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An Exotic Flower Shop Where Less Is More

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An Exotic Flower Shop Where Less Is More

March 18, 2013

When Japanese architects Nadamoto Yukiko designed Flower Shop Green Life, they drew inspiration from the art of calligraphy, specifically from the void between characters that gives the writing its beauty.

With only 20 square meters (or 215 square feet) to work with, Nadamoto Yukiko opted for a warm white paint palette to open up the room as if it were a calligrapher’s blank canvas. The only color in the building being the single birch door and window frame—as if it were an art gallery, Flower Shop Green Life’s minimal interior allows the individual colors and forms of flowers to stand on their own. Visit Flower Shop Green Life in Kushiro City, Hokkaido and Nadamoto Yukiko for more information.

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Above: A single, dark bent wood chair allows the shop keeper to rest during slower moments (L).

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Above: Undulating thin white display shelves at varying heights allow the florist to design the space differently each morning.

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Above: The design, as the architects describe, places importance on the “beauty of space.”

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Above: The shop’s unassuming exterior in Kushiro, City.

Looking for more flower shops around the world? See our previous posts: A Fearless Forager Opens A Flower Shop in SF, World’s Most Beautiful Flower Shop? (in Denmark), Thierry Boutemy in Belgium, and Aktipis Flower Shop in Patras, Greece.

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