Sao Paulo loves to blur interior and exterior. And with a climate like this who could blame them? Retail storefronts become truly semi-public with an inviting integration of soft and temporary enclosure. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether your in or out.
The Livraria de Vila bookstore in Sao Paulo's Jardin district blurs the boundary with operable steel and glass doors that display books that draw you in. One minute your in the sunshine, and before you know it, you are browsing the walls inside.
It's hard to stay on the sidewalk as my path meanders in out of these fuzzy edges of retail spaces in Via Madalena.