Enter the “cartoon cafes” in Seoul

Augmented reality video games, HDTV, virtual reality glasses: today it seems that you have to immerse yourself in a 3D world that hits you in the face. However, two cafes in Seoul are moving back towards customers and immersing them in two dimensions. Real estate property

YND 223-14 and YND 223-14 (named by their addresses) were created by the founder and owner Eun-Jin Lee. Everything in these cafes, from the walls and floors to the furniture and even the cups, is designed to make you feel like you have entered an old school, with a black and white drawing, like something outside the New Yorker.

Virtually from any angle, it looks like you’re looking at a photo, even if you’re inside it. Curtains, plants and other illustrated decorations add to the optical illusion. Honestly, restaurant photos can be quite difficult to wrap around your head: you have to see real humans sitting at the tables to also understand the concept and appreciate the illusion!

As in the original Mary Poppins movie when the characters jump to a chalk drawing on the sidewalk, everything around you looks and feels like a cartoon, as if you were the only real person in it. And just like in the movie, that’s exactly what makes it so magical.

Unlike virtual reality glasses or other augmented reality, where you enter an artificial world that seems real, these coffees make you enter a real world that seems artificial. Look at yourself!

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