This beautiful, rainbow-ribboned interior design is Kid’s Republic, the picture book store of the Beijing POPLAR Culture Project (BPCPC). It was designed by SAKO Architects to communicate the colorfulness of life to its young patrons. Bookshelves rise, fall and curve, becoming interactive architecture for play. Repeated circles serve as bookshelves, windows, and reading nooks.While brightly illustrated children’s picture books are common in western cultures, it is a younger art form in China, and Kid’s Republic aims to create an atmosphere that will encourage children to stay and engross themselves in the books. In addition to the amazing interior, the store offers storytelling, crafts, and other kid-friendly activities.