Quickie: Less is Beautiful

Quickie: Less is Beautiful
Source: New York Times, Design: Takaaki Kawabata of Janson Goldstein
Source: New York Times, Design: Takaaki Kawabata of Janson Goldstein and Christina Kawabata of Takatina, Photography: Bruce Buck

Believe it or not, but a family of four (two of which are small children) live in this one-room home. Check out the article in the New York Times for more views.

Inspired by 17th century communal living in Japan, this is a different conception of space and utilization of space I can appreciate.

What gets me about this living area is the brightness and lightness! Notice the legs on the furniture–it’s as if everything floats in this room. The polished black floor (a personal favorite) reflects like a lake, adding depth without heaviness.



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