When I found this beautiful Japanese house designed by Alts Design Office over the weekend, I knew this week would be the perfect week to feature it. As I mentioned earlier this week I am gearing up for my first big craft sale and I am looking for some zen and calming images to relax me in places other than my house. Right now my house is - well, picture the opposite of those things. It's what you might call a complete and total mess. And this place has the most calming atmosphere. I also love the architectural details of the house-shapes throughout the house. Which also seems apropos for me at the moment as my business started with my embroidery work and, in particular my "home is where the heart is" pillow covers (because for me that is just so very true). But as I have been working on moving away from embroidery and into different design aesthetics, I still try to incorporate the sentiment and continuity of 'home' in the sentimental nature that it all started with. I find myself making lots of house shaped things. And I adore how this house has such a continuity of design; the same outer shape of the house is found repeated within the house (which I think lends it to being a much more modern design feature). Continuity is important and this house is so charming.