Thanks to Travis over at 100 Scope Notes for sharing this amazing site on his blog - along with the possibility of a real version of Willy Wonka's "Three Course Meal Gum". Featured on FastCoDesign, the D'Espresso coffee shop in NYC, located a block from the public library and designed by Anurag Nema and his team at nemaworkshop is an incredible, mind bending homage to its neighbor.
The floors, walls and ceilings are covered in tiles that have been printed with sepia toned photos of bookshelves at a local travel bookstore. The walls are covered in a dark-wood herringbone pattern that looks like a typical floor covering. And the lighting is affixed horizontally, as if it is hanging from the "ceiling" of this upended library!