—01. North Face tents.
—02. A view of the Chichibu mountain range.
—03. Striped wool blankets.
The May edition of Dwell magazine includes an amazing photo essay by Dean Kaufman on the .......Research retreat, two and half hours northwest of Tokyo, in the Chichibu mountain range. The Japanese brand's sanctuary, designed by Shin Ohori of General Design Co. and constructed from locally harvested larch wood, features removable fiberplastic walls and a pair of dome tents which serve as year-round bedrooms. I've heard stories about the place and seen images here and there, but Kaufman's photographs provide a new level of insight.