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panther coffee

by Grace Bonney


When I started Design*Sponge, I used to note that I always felt like the weird girl in the room commenting on the couch in a movie rather than the plot. That feeling has stayed with me and hits me hard when I’m watching TV. The other night I was watching something on demand, so the same commercials were running over and over. In an American Express ad on small business, there was a shot of a wildly patterned coffee shop that I had to pause and Google. It turns out that the exterior belongs to Panther Coffee in Miami, FL. I found a ton of pictures and immediately remembered how much I love patterned buildings like this. They remind me of warmer weather; whenever I go to Los Angeles or a beach city, it seems like people take the time to paint their shops’ exteriors in bright colors or patterns. This one seemed particularly cheery, so I’m sharing some of my favorite photos here, taken by photographer Adam Goldberg. I hope they perk up your morning as much as your cup of coffee. xo, grace


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