This could easily be made with some plywood and a couple of 2x4s. Either way, good space-saving idea for small apartments. CARAMELLA Counter Sofa
These Shop Owners Have a Killer Apartment Right Upstairs
A Libri wall shelf by Michaël Bihain for Swedese sits next to a Koster bed by Carpe Diem in the master bedroom, where translucent shoji-style screens by Studio Junction offer privacy. The cast-iron kettle and electric brazier are used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Required Reading: Artists' Handmade Houses
George Nakashima's simple Japanese styled kitchen... good idea for a small apartment
Barn Style Home Design by Japanese Architecture Firm
Home in Hamamatsu City by Japanese architecture firm Yukiharu Suzuki & Associates
Japanese inspiration...shared appreciation for tea, baths, paper, and minimalist interiors
Genius design - love this as a Playroom coffee table/spot for messier toddler art projects. Oh, Papa...
japanese interior magazine
Minimalistic Japanese Interior Designs
I like how most Japanese homes and apartments have the toilets separate from the bathing area.