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Japanese Design

This Is Not Your Mama's Kitchen Wallpaper

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts

Not so long ago wallpaper was considered a classic suburban feature, rarely associated with high art or ingenuity. But as the medium has staged a retu...

On One Of Japan's Most Magical Streets, An Architect Brings Beauty To A Chicken Shop

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts

Harmonica Yokocho is a special street, beyond even its wondrous name. The narrow alleyway in the stylish Tokyo suburb of Kichijoji is a time warp,...

Zen Meets Tiny Homes: Movable Paper Walls Transform Spaces (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Inspired by Japanese homes, the architects not only made the bathroom the center of the living space, but he copied the concept of Shoji "paper" panels. They don't simply view the doors as dividers, but as a way to change their clients' perspective on their home.

FASHION: 30 Years of Japanese Aesthetics at the Barbican

Phaidon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Japanese design, although informed by a unique sensibility, is not all the same. Issey Miyake is as bold and original as ever with his geometric exper...