The bay window can be the stuffiest of portals to the outside world, but not when the roomy floor space it creates inside is used to great effect, or when its exterior shape takes a decidedly contemporary bent.
Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly customized interior—only the Eames dining chairs were not made by Kaiser—that serves as a comfortable home for him and his wife.
By now we've all been told of the negative impacts of sedentary office jobs. Some have gone so far as to call sitting the new smoking. Ergonomics experts recommend standing for 15 minutes every hour to help improve health and furniture maker Humanscale has developed a new app in tandem with the technology company Tome to quantify the benefits.