This weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, serves as a testing ground for its residents, who design outdoor clothing and gear. The shelter is constructed from locally harvested larch wood and removable fiberplastic walls and is crowned with two yellow dome tents used as year-round bedrooms.
"If I have to stay in a tent, I choose this."—Taylor Smith
"Maybe these tents would finally get us out of the cabin and back down by the pond."—Jonathan Beasley
"I'll have this tent for festival season please!"—Claire O'Regan
This week our editors are at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. While visiting Salone Satellite, a program coinciding with the main furinture fair, we shared some of the emerging designers exhibited in the program.
"Ooh! Those furnishings look cool and suitable for Gumby and his equine friend."—Paul L. Munoz
"I'll take a powder blue chair and a galaxy rug!"—Mim N. Campania
"The 80s called, they want their design back."—Patrick Mayhew
Designer Peter Fehrentz hired local builders to rip out every interior wall they could from his Berlin apartment, creating an open-plan kitchen, living room, and dining area that feels gracious despite its compact size.
"I am so in love with this room. I've been carrying an image of it on my phone for a few weeks."—Erika Deasy
We asked our readers if they liked marble in the kitchen with this airy example with a polished bar.
"Yah. And this kitchen is particularly perfect."—John P. Twigg
"Nay. Marble is a soft stone and doesn't wear well. Granite is still a much better choice for natural stone in kitchen."—Benjamin Lee
"Who cares about the marble, those doors are amazing!"—Taylor Bell
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