Look!: Kitchen Stool Storage

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We might consider Tokyo living the ultimate small-space challenge. Where many people live in one or two rooms roughly 12' x 7' (6 tatami mats) plus a tiny kitchen and bathroom area, small space solutions are de rigueur.

This one spotted in a subway department store gave us pause. It's a fabric basket hanging under a kitchen stool, a concept not too difficult to reproduce (more colorfully, for starters) on this side of the pond.

While clever in an out-of-the-box way, we wonder how practical it would be: does it swing or otherwise interfere with scooting back and forth? What kind of item would be appropriate to store in this way? Does it even look, well, right? Like so many things spotted in Tokyo, we're just not sure.

-danielle

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