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Kenya Hara, Japanese “emptiness” aesthetics guru, on decluttering (2)
Kenya Hara, Japanese "emptiness" aesthetics guru, on decluttering (2) What about a life without material overload at home? Hara says ...
White products photo gallery
White products photo gallery ...
Japanese design and architecture through the lens of Zen minimalism
Japanese design and architecture through the lens of Zen minimalism Design and architecture touches everyone’s life, reflecting our collective relationship ...
Furoshiki & Tenugui: Life-sized origami lifehack
Furoshiki & Tenugui: Life-sized origami lifehack Ultimate versatility and multi-functionality can come from a product that has the simplest form ...
MUJI House: 15 years, 4 models to help owners design their own unique life style
MUJI House: 15 years, 4 models to help owners design their own unique life style MUJI entered the home building ...
Kenya Hara, Japanese “emptiness” aesthetics guru, on decluttering
Kenya Hara, Japanese "emptiness" aesthetics guru, on decluttering As the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has been attracting ...
Less is more – Minimalist Design Online Gallery
"Less is more" - minimalist design photo gallery ...
Demystifying the “Japanese-ness” of KonMari method
Demystifying the “Japanese-ness” of KonMari method Marie Kondo’s “katazuke” (tidying-up) method that encourages people to keep items that only “spark ...
TAKEO Paper Show: SUBTLE
TAKEO Paper Show “SUBTLE” was originally held in 2014 in Japan as part of the exhibition series that has been ...
Takeo Paper Show: Kenya Hara – Packaging for Pierre Herme’s “Ispahan”
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who often uses paper as an architectural material, describes the beauty of paper as “frozen liquidity.” ...
Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi: 60th Anniversary Exhibition
The iconic Butterfly Stool designed by Sori Yanagi (1915 – 2011), which is part of the permanent collections of both ...
Consciously small: MUJI Toothbrush
Consciously small: MUJI toothbrush Our mouths are small. Our teeth are small. Yet most toothbrushes are made big. You may ...
Chapter 3-3: Small is engaging – MUJI toothbrush stand
MUJI's toothbrush stand Bonsai forms a bridge between humans and the vastness of nature using the power of smallness – ...
Chapter 3-5: MUJI House – Edit your own life style
In the previous post, we reviewed the Tai-an, a 3.6 square-meters rustic tea hut (chashitsu) designed by Sen no Rikyu ...
Chapter 4: Abundance by absence
In Chapter 1-3, we discussed the "power of zero" and its manifestation through the act of "subtraction (Chapter 2)" and ...
Tadao Ando: A wild beast that refuses to be tamed
Tadao Ando: A wild beast that refuses to be tamed Top image: The Koshino residence designed by Tadao Ando in ...
Church of the Light by Tadao Ando
Church of the Light designed by Tadao Ando Tadao Ando's "Endeavor" (Sep 27 -Dec 18, 2017), is a large-scale, special ...
Chapter 4-3: Absence in business – Nissin Cupnoodles Museum
In the previous post, we reviewed how absence stirs our internal potential such as the ability to hear, memorize or ...
Chapter 1: Power of Zero
We live in a commercialized world where “more” is highly rated. Consumers seek to maximize their satisfaction by acquiring more ...
Chapter 1-2: Full because it’s empty
The inspiration for Zero = abundance first came from the outdoor apparel brand, Patagonia, well known for its high quality ...
Chapter 2-4: Effect of subtraction on your satisfaction
What does subtraction really do to us? Imagine the situation where you receive satisfaction from an external stimulus. In this ...
Chapter 2-5: Is sushi cuisine of subtraction?
Images above: Japanese traditional cuisine by Yukiko Yamamoto via CC BY 2.0 In the previous posts, we have discussed how ...
Chapter 1-8: Nagata farming method and the power of zero
It’s difficult to motivate ourselves to begin subtracting pleasure. For example, we all know that overeating is not good for ...
Chapter 2-6: What is deliciousness by the way?
In the previous post, we reviewed how our definition of “deliciousness,” which is largely determined by our taste system, has ...
The Japanese House Chapter 4: House is a work of art
The Japanese House Chapter 4: House is a work of art “A House is a work of art.” It is ...
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