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We’ve all heard of cafes where you can eat, cafes where you can drink, and even cafes where you can stroke cats. But what about cafes where you can sleep? Qusca, a Japanese cafe chain, has it covered.
Qusca is an antidote to the stressful lives than many people in Japan lead. The women-only sleeping cafe provides snacks, drinks and most importantly a cosy bed where you can catch forty winks during your lunchbreak. The cafe distributes special earphones to the nappers, so the staff can give you a wake-up call when it’s time to return to the office – slightly rumpled, but definitely more refreshed.
Sankt Gallen, a brewery located in the Kanagawa region of Japan, has unveiled a unique way to enjoy their famous malt beverage: with an edible glass. The brewery has recently gained notoriety for their chocolate beers, notably their imperial Chocolate Stout: an ultra-dark beer that lists “chocolate malt’ amongst its ingredients. Indulgent, yes, but definitely delicious!
If you’re worried about looking a little porky after your Christmas binge then stress no longer – we have a solution. These Japanese beauty gadgets promise to tone your face and give you a nicer profile – whilst providing your family and friends with endless amusement in the process.
The classic glass ‘contour’ Coca-Cola bottle is about as iconic as modern design gets. Synonymous with the brand and instantly recognisable, the bottle has been a staple of Coca-Cola for nearly a century. Now, they’ve teamed up with Nendo to create a range of kitchenware – inspired by the classic bottle.
With the intention to upcycle, Nendo have created the bowls from actual recycled bottles – reusing the original material as well as the design. Hand-blown and maintaining the bottle’s greenish hue, the bowls recently made their debut at Tokyo’s Designtide event.
PepsiCo has unveiled a new cola which, according to their technologists, reduces the absorption of fat in the body and helps to cut cholesterol levels. (Amazing, Tim!)
The fat-blocking Pepsi Special, which will be distributed by Suntory International, will go on sale in Japan. It’s one of several unusual drinks to be introduced by Pepsi, including Pepsi White – a clear tangerine-flavoured cola, which will be launched in December.
Japanese company Kirin introduced sugar-free Mets Cola earlier this year, aimed at health-conscious male shoppers. This latest launch reflects shoppers’ increasing interest in functional food and beverage products.