The LOCK Part 2 - A Conduit for Community at the Landing
Authentic American Heritage Fashion Meets Nihombashi
Welcome back to The LOCK in Nihombashi which can be found to the east of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store. As we saw in Part 1 the first floor of the building is home to a relaxing cafe and bar space in a contemporary rustic setting, but that is only the start of the world The LOCK embodies.
Set Sail on the Songo River
Taking its inspiration from the locks that punctuate the canals of the Songo River in Maine, New England, the building itself is packed with nautical references, from the broad wooden beams that make up the bar to the rope rigging that guides you up the stairs it is clear you are being invited to step into another world, in this case owner J. Dallas Pyle's American hometown. Free from that literal setting the barge theme takes on a more conceptual one in that like a lock on a canal the space becomes one for making connections, whether that is communally in the cafe, or with culture as you head to the boutique on the second floor.
Heritage and Vintage Chic at The Landing
Taking in a mixture of American traditional heritage fashion such as Knickerbocker and Duckworth, vintage pieces and objects, as well as handmade items created by the owners, The Landing boutique is as much an intimate expression of personal taste as the cafe beneath.
The LOCK produced by Songo River Inc.