The Ritto House by Alts Design Office is a small home built in the Japanese city of the same name. Behind the unassuming exterior is a light-filled space with sliding doors fluidly dividing the private rooms and the living area. Light spills from above and pours in from a long wall of windows, reflecting off the natural wooden floors and white walls to illuminate the entire space. Matching the interior’s minimalist sensibilities, much of the decor is also made of wood or mirrors natural forms. Throughout the house, strong lines of wood grain soothe and guide the eye.

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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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