(This is the first of our 6 honorable mentions, which go to submissions that did not make the finals. They are awarded purely at the judge's discretion. Each honorable mention receives a special gift from DWR.)
From Jill Slater:
"When faced with the challenge of living in 320 sq feet, Ivar does not complain or suffer but merely takes a deep breath and invites others to do the same.
My mantra/requirement for the Inside Out column is 'innovative intervention.' Ivar epitomizes that for me. It is a pleasure to see art and self-made craft define this home... [more below]
The space feels like a cross between practical austerity of a farmer's home in a Greek village and the purposeful austerity of a Donald Judd installation. The juxtaposition yields solemnity, intention, and in turn, beauty."