Posts Tagged ‘西貢店’

歲月靜好

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我和拍檔Anthony相識超過26年了,自中一始,而且不是失聯一段時間,然後偶然碰上又重新熟絡一陣子的那種相識。我不健談,和朋友相處時也懶得找話題,他更是天生話少,有時你拋出了問題,他似乎陷入沉思,但最後只有沉默會回應你,根本就沒有答案。與他討論事情有點自討苦吃(當然還是難免),踩單車和潛水倒是合適,進退停留只要打手勢就好。

記得去年和他到新潟滑雪,大概因為滑雪季才剛開始,家庭旅館只有我們一組客人,主人生了爐火後就自顧去睡了。我們吃過從便利店買回來的便當,把啤酒埋在簷廊的雪堆裡,就坐在偏廳的火爐前,一個在看書一個在玩電話,外面還在下大雪,無聲地鋪在已有膝蓋高度的積雪上,偶爾由他或我添些柴薪,一個晚上,開口說的話不到十句。我們的相處,只是把同樣成分比例的晚上放大而已,一年如是,十年、二十年也如是。

上星期,我們兩個在舖內做一些翻新小工程,加裝了收銀枱後的掛板,修補牆身裂痕和掩蓋水跡,清潔天花,為外牆和試身室重新髹油。兩人默默地工作至十二時,連音樂也沒開,只為了買瓷漆還是油漆商量了一會。我想起七年前的晚上,我也是和他在這裡,把雜貨上架,掛燙衣服,吸塵拖地,做最後的準備,因為天亮後就是西貢店第一天營業了。

歲月靜好,我好像能夠重新把心思放回這最初的店裡了,我不知道Anthony的想法,因為他從不說出來,但其實也不需要問吧。

答客問 – 西貢店門面

西貢店門面,是一扇大門兩扇田字窗,為何有這個設計?

我們喜歡這裡的店面很寬闊,想過很多方案,例如全玻璃的設計,甚至完全的開放,以求盡用寬闊門面的優勢。但後來想到過於通透,雖然客人可以一目了然,但站在舖外時又會少了駐足停留,不被打擾(如店員的眼神)的興致,所以兩扇大窗看來更適合。而且我們不喜歡大店感覺的舖面,怕拒人千里,現在有點像小朋友圖畫裡一間普通的小屋,相信更能吸引人自在地進來看看。

此外,我們很在意大門,收銀處與更衣室的關係,舖面雖然不大,仍希望客人能在不受(店員)監視的情況下慢慢挑選心頭好。

 

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Your Sai Kung store front is a large door with two square windows, how do you come up with this design?

Because of the spaciousness here, we had a few different designs in mind, such as using a one piece glass as the store front, or even making it completely open with no doors and windows at all.  But the openness at the same time could stop people standing and gazing from outside. We like our current design – a door with two big square windows, which makes our store looking different than other brand stores.  And it just looks like a house in kid’s drawing. We believe this attracts more people to our store.

Also, we are very careful about the space between door, cashier, and fitting room. Though our store isn’t very big, we hope that our customers here can spend as much time as possible to pick their favorites, with least intervention from our staff.