Articles related to “Minimalist”

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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MUJI House: 15 years, 4 models that help owners design their own unique life style

MUJI entered the home building business in 2004 (only in Japan) with the model 木の家 (Ki no Ie, Wood House) ...
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The beauty of decluttering according to Kenya Hara, Japanese “emptiness” aesthetics guru

As the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has been attracting millions of viewers, it seems like the society ...
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Demystifying the “Japanese-ness” of KonMari method

Marie Kondo’s “katazuke” (tidying-up) method that encourages people to keep items that only “spark joy” – and let everything else ...
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The beauty of decluttering according to Kenya Hara, Japanese “emptiness” aesthetics guru

As the Netflix show “Tidyng Up with Marie Kondo” has been attracting millions of viewers, it seems like the society ...
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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

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 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

Top image: The Koshino residence designed by Tadao Ando in 1981. photo by Kazunori Fujimoto via CC BY-ND 2.0 Tadao ...
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Church of the Light by Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando's "Endeavor" (Sep 27 -Dec 18, 2017), is a large-scale, special exhibit celebrating the 10th anniversary of The National ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Japanese House Chapter 4: House is a work of art

“A House is a work of art.” It is a famous declaration made by a maverick and legendary Japanese architect ...
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The Japanese House Chapter 5: From closed to open

In Chapter 4: "A House is a work of art," the exhibit "The Japanese House" reviewed Japan in the 60's ...
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Chapter 2-8: Sparking joy by subtracion – decluttering and minimalists

There is also an emerging movement of “decluttering” and pursuing a minimalist lifestyle, which is a pretty radical form of ...
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