Spring is here and there's so much more light! A wonderful thing of course but it reveals the dirt, dust and grime of winter ... spring cleaning may be on cards. While you contemplate this task, enjoy our pics of launderettes and dry cleaners in New York and Tokyo. It's interesting to see how different design approaches work. The more traditional establishments have a pleasing utilitarian look while the bright colours and loud graphics of the Japanese businesses are cleanliness personified.
Taken in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Inwood (all New York) and Tokyo.