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Link Love: Cool links from around the web for Nov. 29, 2012

By Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows November 29, 2012

The Woman Who Invented the Kitchen
“The idea that housework is work now seems like a commonplace. We contract it out to housekeepers, laundromats, cleaning services, takeout places. We divvy it up: You cooked dinner, I’ll do the dishes. We count it as a second shift, as well as primary employment. But it wasn’t until the early part of the 20th century that first a literature, and then a science, developed about the best way to cook and clean. The results of this research shape the way we treat housework today, and created a template for the kitchen that remains conceptually unchanged from the 1920s. And the woman who made the kitchen better? She couldn’t cook.”

Home, squeezed home: Living in a 200-square-foot space
Washington Post
“Step into an alleyway in the Northeast Washington neighborhood known as Stronghold, and you will see a vegetable patch, a campfire, a view of the Capitol and a cluster of what neighbors call “those tiny people, building their tiny houses.”

Movie: 6×11 Alpine Hut by OFIS Arhitekti
“Film studio Carniolus has produced a series of movies to document the architecture of Slovenian practice OFIS Arhitekti and the first gives a tour of the 6×11 Alpine Hut, a holiday home in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park.”

A Transparent Bubble You Can Live In: Cocoon 1 by Micasa Lab
Design Milk
“We all want to escape sometimes and have a few moments on our own and Micasa LAB’s Cocoon 1 is a bubble-like pod that gives you the solitude you might long for with several modern conveniences you might not want to live without. Their goal was to create a piece of furniture that becomes a separate little world, or a room within a room – basically, a whole new space wherever it’s situated. While it’s not a place to live in full-time, it’s a place you can kick back and relax in (or cook!) without feeling completely separate from the world.”

Photo courtesy of Design Milk.