The site is located in a small hotel on a busy road that has rapidly commercialized, changing dramatically in character over the past decade. A small space of 12x16 on the ground floor was to be designed to accommodate a fairly unique proposition – a paper store that specialized in customized invitations and stationery. The first decision was to adopt a primary material and then use it in different finishes to create the transition between the outside, where it would need to act as a visual intervention, and then to the inside where it would act as the container for the merchandise. Sitting in the wooden enclosure, are a few selected pieces of furniture that round off the aesthetic intervention of the project. There is a large coffee table, essentially a block of smoked maple wood with cubic subtractions and angular slots hacked into the volume, creating an abstract geometric construct where additional merchandize can be displayed.