I saw something this morning that made me chuckle a little bit. A new dining hall is set to open at the university in my town. I've watched the renovation of the building with interest and they've done a beautiful job inside and out. One thing, however, caught my eye and I can't get over it. The choice of seating in this picture is that thing:
From Facebook with the caption "Pull up a stool - they are really comfy!"
How this space gets used remains to be seen, but I'm envisioning students with backpacks and trays or cups of coffee sitting here for a quick snack. Are they likely to "pull up a stool" as the caption says? In my user-oriented mind, I see these things being kicked around by students who don't have free hands to push blocks around.
I assure you that this space is beautiful compared to what was here before. I think it looks great. The stools raised my eyebrow.