On June 30, coffee lovers in Kyoto will be graced with a special new Starbucks shop. Unlike the chain's other locations that have popped up in the city over the last few years, however, this new addition will offer its treats with a tatami twist. Inspired by traditional Japanese design, the new shop pairs the quick convenience of a Starbucks coffee with the tranquility of a tea room.
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Woodworkers, rejoice! A new magnetic drill now makes it possible to have seamless joints with the holding power of screws.
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Fashion is at its best when it’s both fun and functional.
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