Dear The Owner of Coffee Bean,

I am sitting in your West Hollywood location and it is ridiculously hot in here. And you wanna know what I think of when I’m hot, sweaty, and miserable? Pools! You know what else is hot? Global warming! Thus, I was excited to find this project done by a banking corporation to raise awareness about global warming. They printed large images of New York and applied them to the bottom of a pool, indicating that if we don’t do something to stop global warming we are all going to have to live underwater  (just like the Little Mermaid!). The idea behind the installation seems slightly heavy-handed to me, but the result was absolutely gorgeous.

This project is actually a few years old, but I’d never seen it so I thought I’d share. I highly doubt the pool is still there, but I wish it were because I’m going to need to go for a swim after being trapped like a hothouse tomato in this broiling coffee shop. YAY!


PS: You can read an article with actual facts about the aforementioned swimming pool here.


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