Articles related to “Minimalist”

Discover the aesthetics of “less is more”

Slowly, but steadily, the idea of “less is more” is spreading.  The magic of tidying-up and decluttering is gaining momentum ...
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Open House with Condensed Core: House Vision 2016

IKEA’s “Better Shelter” has been awarded the Beazley Design of the Year award, presented by the Design Museum in London ...
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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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Discover the magic of smallness: MUJI’s toothbrush stand

Discover the magic of smallness: MUJI's toothbrush stand There is something arresting about MUJI’s porcelain toothbrush stand.  Even though, or ...
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Where would millennials live when they go minimal?

Millennials have different views on consumption.  Growing up in a recession and burdened with big student debt, they have less ...
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Japanese minimalist design and the influence of traditional Zen art

Japanese minimalist design and the influence of traditional Zen art Minimalism is often associated with Japanese traditional Zen-style design.  Zen ...
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Re-defining the future of living: House Vision 2016

House Vision is an exhibition/forum, created in Japan in 2013, to “re-define urban living,” as a central and most advanced ...
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Haramaki, Heattech or MUJI: items to keep your body warm and comfy

Haramaki, Heattech or MUJI: items to keep your body warm and comfy Waste heat recovery is one of the measures ...
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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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“Deceptively simple line”: Charlie Brown, a cartoon of Zen

Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA is a small yet engaging museum about Charles Schulz and the Peanuts ...
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Grand Third Living: Kengo Kuma x Toyota House Vision 2016

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become a symbol of clean technology. Elon Musk, the founder of Telsa and SolarCity, often describes ...
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Rental Space Tower by Sou Fujimoto: House Vision 2016

The Rental Space Tower: Sou Fujimoto x Daito Trust Construction  The Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto is a master of "ambiguity." ...
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Hiragana-No Spiral House: Yuko Nagayama x Panasonic

Remember the fable “The Three Little Pigs?” It is a story about three piggy brothers, where each builds a house ...
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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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Celebrate what you already own: Patagonia

Patagonia is one of the rare and brave businesses that publically opposes the current mass-production/consumption system. On Black Friday 2013, ...
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Tune-up your senses at optimal level through decluttering

Marie Kondo, the author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” tells us to keep belongings that give us joy ...
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