House in Chiharada by Studio Velocity

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This dreamy home was done by Studio Velocity in the Okazaki, Japan. The structure was divided into two parts, a round volume and a square counterpart. Both are decorated with a palette of optic white paint and rich brown wood, which shine in the sunlight. The round building is of particular interest. There are multiple staircases connecting ground floor and second level, a feature which seems cumbersome but enhances both the intricate look and the privacy of the individual sleeping areas. Furthermore, every room opens opens up to face a section of the garden, which snakes around both halves of the house, filling the odd corners with greenery.

Photography by Kentaro Kurihara

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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