The home of Black Crane‘s founders Momoko Suzuki & Alexander Yamaguchi is an exercise in slow living. Their 1948 Pasadena bungalow harnesses the peacefulness of its surroundings in a sophisticated and minimalist way. Slow living was first coined in the ’80’s, by Carlo Petrini, in response to the junk food movement and has evolved since to include other aspects of our lives from fashion to interior design.
Slow living means more than just slow though, it is thought to be an acronym for its philosophy:
I love how it is said that slow living is not about determining how few objects you can live with but rather to identify those things that you cannot live without.
But how does it translate to a home’s interior? To me it is also about muted colours, natural textures, loads of natural lights, scarce superfluous trinkets and artifices, and sustainable architectural choices that make up the core & structure of the home.
source: Frederik Vercruysse3