Japanese Home Connected to Nature

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The Krampon House in Hyogo, Japan is a two-story home by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates. Clad in black, the striking home has a patio, a balcony, a living room skylight, and large windows on the second floor. The clear views and open-air spaces connect the home with the rocks and trees of the surrounding environment. Inside, wood is used for everything from the floor to the library at the top of the staircase, echoing naturally imagery.

Photography by Yutaka Kinumaki

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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