We visited the model home of the “Yo no ie” in Chiba, Japan. Yo no Ie is MUJI House’s latest product and first single story house, focsed to open toward the outside environment.
MUJI sells houses in Japan that come around 1,000 sq ft. As it advocates “compact life,” MUJI House is full of nifty design ideas for small living, from room design to storage. Find some inspiring ideas.
MUJI offers a large selection of food/snacks in Japan, which are like the minimalistic version of Trader Joe’s. Packaged small to upgrade unfairly undervalued “eat alone” experiences, their rich flavors/aroma will lighten your busy day, “Umami” therapy – instead of aroma therapy – anyone?
MUJI’s toothbrushes, most likely designed by Naoto Fukasawa, are small. When you use it, you would feel like you are brushing your teeth one by one, because the head is about the same size as one tooth. You would be brushing one teeth, then the space between the next teeth, and then the next tooth, and the gumline..
MUJI’s tiny porcelain toothbrush stand is one of MUJI’s most popular items. Customers buy them in bulk, often assortment of different colors, and use them for various purposes, not just as a toothbrush stand. Not only was the product well received, it unleashed users’ creativity.
Aku-tori (scam buster) is a popular item in Japanese kitchen. MUJI designed the product with the right angle so that it’s easy to make your soup scum-free!
MUJI’s simple and sleek gel-ink ballpoint pen is a popular item that lets your rediscover the joy of writing: it’s smooth, smear-free and colorful.
Many daily household items are not a feast for the eyes, and you are not inspired or excited when you use them. But does it have to be that way? The MUJI cooking scale is just beautiful in design and delivers great functionality (and is semi solar-powered). It is inspiring to find how just one aesthetically pleasing cooking scale can uplift your life.