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The Design Benefits of Sunken Conversation Pits – Core77

In addition to the tripping hazard, this one features a roaring fire waiting at the bottom, as well as a heavy piece of metal suspended directly overhead. I’m not saying there will definitely be an accident, but if there is, you will definitely post it on Vine.

Source: The Design Benefits of Sunken Conversation Pits – Core77

One of my favorite articles on design this year was this incredibly snarky look at conversation pits: a really bizarre fad in upscale homes from the 50s through the 70s.

FAQ of the Day

From Dar.fm’s FAQ:

Q: Wait – is it $39.95/year or $40/year?
A: Officially it’s $39.95 because some MBA student showed us a spreadsheet explaining how there are people out there who if they see “$40” will say, “No way – that’s much too expensive!” But if they see $39.95 they’ll round down to $30 and think “Man, that’s barely more than a Starbucks coffee, what a great deal!” and then type their credit card into the system. We think he’s crazy but his Dad put some money into the company so we’re humoring him.

Actually looks like a cool service, and something I’ve pondered writing myself for years. Might need to sign up.