On the heels of KitTea, the forthcoming cafe that hopes to combine drinking warm beverages with petting random cats, there are now plans to bring the first hammock cafe to the U.S. Business partners Ingrid Vierne and Babette Auvray-Pagnozzi hope to bring unconventional lounging to Valencia Street in the form of Paresse Cafe, which translates to “laziness” in French. But hammocks is just scratching the surface; they also hope to include 20 minute massages, a daily music hour for local talent, vegan food, and brightly colored fish (because why not?). Their Indiegogo is trying to raise a staggering $150,000 so this weird, yet enticing idea might not actually come to pass. Back up plan: Paresse teams up with KitTea to bring the following gif out of our dreams and into reality. Now that’s a $150k idea!
Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland, College Park and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to being the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he teaches yoga and sings his heart out at karaoke.