Monday, March 23, 2009

Very Small Homes

The apartments shown in Michael Wolf's "100 x 100" helped us to appreciate minimalism in an entirely different way.

Wolf asked residents of a housing project in Hong Kong for permission to photography their 10 x 10 apartments: some spare, some cluttered, some claustrophobic. We found it interesting to try to identify what we could find, besides the basic utilitarian objects---bed, table, chair---that is universal in these homes. Right off the bat, we found the color red everywhere, warming the most cluttered space and inviting us in.

As we clicked through the photos, we had to remind ourselves that the Chinese are the people who developed the practice of feng shui.

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