This project was designed for the expansion and renovation of one of the most popular shops on the "Main Street" in Tokyo Disneyland.
Its primarily a card shop, and currently has only a tiny area for people to write and mail cards. Since the writing and posting is so popular I proposed creating a "British Library" table area and a map of the world with slots for mail delivery locations.
The reading table has a bronze globe of the world at its center; in keeping with the Victorian Mechanical theme already popular in the park I proposed a sun-time chandelier over the globe which would rotate every 24 hours, so that the chandelier's sun location matches that of the sun to the earth at any given time.
I envisioned the sales register area as a Victorian train station.
I created this store as a sort of fantastically extended Victorian nursery--there are mechanical birds in a cage, prams are used for merchandise display; the architecture includes a fireplace and large puppet theater.
Some of the display millwork is detailed in Indian Bamboo and rattan and the ceiling is made of ornamental pressed metal. My favorite elements is a large upholstered bench in the form of Noah's Ark.
The ark is full of hatches, doors and portholes revealing even more animals.