Articles related to “Minimalist”

How to apply Japanese minimalist, Zen design to your home?

How to apply Japanese minimalist, Zen design to your home? People talk a lot about Japanese-style interior design such as ...
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Anonymous is beautiful: “The Profiles of Design” by Naoto Fukasawa

Anonymous is beautiful: "The Profiles of Design" by Naoto Fukasawa Naoto Fukasawa is a highly acclaimed Japanese industrial designer who ...
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Why is MUJI’s minimalist design called Zen?

Why is MUJI called Zen design?  MUJI, founded in Japan in 1980, offers a wide variety of quality products including ...
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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 ...
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White products photo gallery

White products photo gallery ...
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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 ...
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MUJI x UR: MUJI beautifully fixes-up old-fashioned urban apartments

MUJI x UR: how to fixes-up old-fashioned urban apartments beautifully It’s been about one hundred years since the world has ...
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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 ...
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Kare-sansui (Japanese Zen rock garden): ultimate beauty of absence

Kare-sansui (Zen rock garden) Gardens have been an essential part of every civilization. From the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Less is more – Minimalist Design Online Gallery

"Less is more" - minimalist design photo gallery ...
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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 ...
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TAKEO Paper Show: SUBTLE

TAKEO Paper Show “SUBTLE” was originally held in 2014 in Japan as part of the exhibition series that has been ...
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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.” ...
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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 ...
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Consciously small: MUJI Toothbrush

Consciously small: MUJI toothbrush Our mouths are small. Our teeth are small. Yet most toothbrushes are made big. You may ...
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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 – ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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