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The budgetary confines of urban living often require the mundane task of visiting a laundromat. Rather than lament the lost hours spent staring into the vertiginous spin of a washing machine, Dries Henau and Yuri Vandenbogaerde from Ghent, Belgium, had other ideas. They enlisted design studio Pinkeye to create Wasbar – a homely space where you can launder your delicates while meeting friends for a drink or lunch, and even get your hair cut. Upcycling old items such as wire hangers and discarded furniture, Wasbar also fondly names each of its machines after grandparents.