Light and airy, the Shino by Kimura Matsumoto is creative architecture beautifully positioned within farm fields of Wakayama, Japan. It mimics the rice patties low to the ground hugging the earth, elated by the sun. An interrupting stream flows through the community just as the windows pass from east to west through the home. It welcomes playtime and growth, both symbolic and functional a swing waits for children on the overhang outside.  Soft curtains provide privacy flowing and moving to the conditions of the day. The design appreciates simplicity, stands content with exposed ceilings to which panel walls stop suddenly. They allow for an openness above revealing skylights and optimal circulation of both air and light.

Via – Photographs Yuko Tada

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.