Snug by Kumeko

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The Snug by Kemeko looks incredibly comfortable. It’s essentially a large padded sack for you to sit in, kind of like a walled bean bag, but I really like the concept. I’ve always liked being in snug places when reading or playing games. As a kid I vaguely remember cordoning off the area under my desk with a blanket and taking my torch with me so I could read in the small space.

The Sung costs between 416 and 620 Euros but there is a 35% discount on all orders placed before the end of February 2013!

If I had the money and the space to put one of these I’d probably buy one, but I sadly have neither…

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It also works as an arm chair of sorts.
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Or you can pretend it’s a giant barnacle monster! RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRR!

Via CONTEMPORIST

Why Don’t We Have These in The West? Retro Game Bars!

The state of webdesign in Japan is miles behind that used elsewhere, but Game Bar Continue in Osaka seems to be in America Muri (Think China Town but American but not really) And has a host of video game consoles that you can rent by the hour as well as booze (From my reading you aren’t allowed to bring your own games, although the statement might be that you are allowed to bring your own games…

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Also in Osaka is Game Bar Dendo which just has a static page. Although that has got a map on it…

And and address:

2nd floor leisure Misono 2-3-9 Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Building Sennichimae ? 542-0074

TEL 06-6648-8148

Although sadly it seems like you can’t play any of their games, they are just for display… Points deducted for that I think…

In Kyoto you can find Cafe la Siesta who have a slightly nicer website but it’s also impossible to navigate as it’s all in a frame that is pretendinf to be a game console…

They DO have a map that looks quite retro:

More importantly they have a giant Game Boy!

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Who doesn’t want to play this shit?! Their menu is pixelated too:

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Source Hiyoko-g and again and again…

So why don’t we have this kind of thing in the west? Maybe we don’t have the geek culture they do in Japan, but I think that enough people would come to one of these if it was in a big enough city, and maybe diversified into board games too?