D'Espresso a coffee shot in New York has used book to decorate shop. They took the idea of a library and flipped it, quite literally, on its side -- sure, it's a design gimmick, but also one that makes good business sense and just might become a recognizable branding signature.
The "books" are actually tiles printed with sepia-toned photos of bookshelves at a local travel bookstore that ring the room, including the floor, walls and ceiling. In addition to painting unusual surfaces with intriguing patterns -- whoa, you're standing on books! -- it gives an Alice in Wonderland-esque sense that the room has been suddenly upended. more details