by Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 30 November 2012

Pop up stores? Cute, but so last decade. Say hello to The Gourmet Tea, a pop out tea store in São Paulo. Neatly hidden behind what looks like a neon art deco wall when it’s closed, the shop is actually an oversized plywood box that opens up for business by popping out from the wall panels, thanks to some very clever design by Brazilian architect Alan Chu. A hinged flap flips to show the shop sign; the counter is wheeled out, and a door opens to reveal cupboards and shelves of tea merchandise. Wow. This store reminds us of the Countryman, the first MINI with four doors and optional four wheel drive. Yessir, all the fun of a Hatch in a Fun Utility Vehicle. That would be an FUV to me and you. Check out this video about it below.