Family Spaces from the Slow Home

Family Spaces from the Slow Home

Sarah Coffey
Feb 1, 2008

Aaron's post on the Slow Design Movement had us hooked right away. We wanted more examples of what a slow-designed home looks like, so we followed some links to the NY Times article and to John Brown's website, According to Brown, the Slow Home "is an international movement devoted to bringing good design into real life." One of our favorite spots on his site was devoted to single-family spaces...

Rooms like the one from the Family Home Loft shown at top demonstrate that good design works for families as well as single urbanites. These spaces also show the range of ways that "family" can be defined, from traditional nuclear families to couples to people living together in communal spaces. Click here to see the Slow Home's folio of small family spaces. Here are some of our favorites:

What constitutes good design according to John Brown? You can find out more by checking out his Slow Home Principles which include: small, simple, green, independently-designed, close to work, modern, healthy, and locally sourced.

• To see Aaron's post on Slow Design at AT:NY, click here.
• To see the NY Times article, The Slow Life Picks Up Speed, click here.
• To see John Brown's website, The Slow Home, click here.

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