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Consciously small: MUJI Toothbrush

Our mouths are small. Our teeth are small. Yet most toothbrushes are made big. You may say, “Mine is not ...
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Chapter 3-3: Small is engaging – MUJI toothbrush stand

Bonsai forms a bridge between humans and the vastness of nature using the power of smallness – the power to ...
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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 ...
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Chapter 3-6: MUJI Hut

Image above: MUJI Hut  courtesy of Ryohin Keikaku MUJI’s consciousness of smallness has kept evolving, and came to embrace even ...
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Make our soup great again: MUJI aku-tori (scum buster)

Make our soup great again:  MUJI's aku-tori (scum buster) I am not a super enthusiastic cook and usually prefer quick ...
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MUJI capped gel-ink ballpoint pen

"Simple design" for stationery supplies can get tricky, because simplification - or rather streamlining - is often applied to the ...
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MUJI solar cooking scale – inspiring everyday product

We subconsciously categorize products we purchase into two groups: cool or nice-looking products we want to display and show off, ...
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MUJI Passive house

We use energy in the home to keep the indoor temperature comfortable: not too hot, not too cold, even if ...
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MUJI “Wood House” model home in Kanagawa, Japan

The “Tiny house” is going mainstream.  That was one of the main themes at Dwell on Design 2017, held in ...
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MUJI Hut: tiny house dissolving into the environment

In the previous article, I identified “small,” “agile,” ”mobile,” and ”temporary” as key aesthetics in next generation architecture.  It is ...
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MUJI Oak Bench: Minimalist, agile and versatile

Our daily life is supported by many single-purpose products.  The bed is for sleeping, the table is for eating or ...
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Kenya Hara and the aesthetics of “emptiness”

Japanese design is often associated with the simple and minimal. Top left: The Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi, Top Right: ...
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MUJI x UR: MUJI beautifully fixes-up old-fashioned urban apartments

It’s been about one hundred years since the world has entered the era of aggressive industrialization. Whereas it has achieved ...
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Discover the magic of smallness: MUJI’s toothbrush stand

There is something arresting about MUJI’s porcelain toothbrush stand.  Even though, or exactly because it’s so small, you are drawn ...
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Haramaki, Heattech or MUJI?: waste heat recovery of the people, for the people

Waste heat recovery is one of the measures you can take to improve energy efficiency. For example, a large kiln ...
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Re-discovering human-size comfort: MUJI’s Good Fit Right Angle Socks

We love efficiency because it achieves “more for less.”  And modern technology has made the manufacturing process amazingly efficient. We ...
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How much is sufficient? “80% Full Product” by MUJI

Zero> Zero architecture and design> Zero design> MUJI After devastating 3.11.2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsumami that washed away modern architecture, ...
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Aesthetics of “emptiness”: Kenya Hara, designer of Zero

Photo by Yoshiaki Tsutsui Kenya Hara is a Japanese graphic designer who has been playing a pivotal role shaping MUJI's ...
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Anonymous is beautiful: “The Profiles of Design” by Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa is a highly acclaimed Japanese industrial designer who designed many iconic products, including household items for MUJI.  A ...
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Why is MUJI’s minimalist design called Zen?

MUJI, founded in Japan in 1980, offers a wide variety of quality products including household goods, apparel and food. Due ...
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Tanada Terrace Office: MUJI x Atelier Bow-Wow House Vision 2016

Tanada Terrace House by MUJI x Atelier Bow-Wow Zero> Zero and Technology> Zero and Architecture > Japanese Architects> House Vision> ...
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Want to design your own living style? apply for MUJI House

MUJI, which pursues the philosophy of “empty vessels,” challenges our strong belief that houses are “bigger, the better.” In July ...
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MUJI: no brand, quality goods

MUJI, founded in Japan in 1980, offers a wide variety of good quality products, including household goods, apparel and food ...
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