seating platform

Whatever happened to the seating platform, the conversation pit?

June 23, 2009

Whatever happened to the seating platform, the conversation pit?

Above, the 1970s modern two-level platform in painter Frank Stella’s loft, from the classic book Inside Today’s Home. Below, a recent photo of the renovated 1950s conversation pit in the Number 31 Hotel in Dublin.

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Japanese interiors – updated traditional farmhouses

April 2, 2009

Japanese interiors – updated traditional farmhouses

The photo above shows the central living area of a rural farmhouse on the border of Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures. The house was restored by Kenji Tsuchisawa who bought it as a rundown heap when he was only 20, after seeing a photograph of a traditional Japanese farmhouse on a Tokyo magazine cover.

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