ISSUE 62  |  Japonesque

Required Reading: Nest by Truck

March 06, 2013 4:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

If you're like us, a slavish fan of Truck Furniture (and the owner's entire approach to design), you might be interested in their latest book, "Truck Nest."

Osaka-based Truck, a collaborative venture from couple Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu recently released Truck Nest: Under the Tree, (the fourth book in the Truck Works series). In this latest volume, the couple captures the past nine years of their lives as home, store, workshop, and cafe owners. Tragically, the book is not available in the US. Contact Truck directly for distributors.

Above: Truck Nest is printed in both English and Japanese.

Above: Kise and Karatsu writes about their family life and how they manage to create a comfortable home for themselves, their daughter, five dogs, and eight cats. Photo by Neest.

Above: Images from their home, featuring, of course, Truck furniture. Photo by Neest.

Above: The family living quarters.

Above: Their cafe: Bird Coffee, located in Osaka, next door to the atelier.

Above: The couple is preoccupied with trees, forests, and beautiful furniture.

N.B.: No matter how busy we get, we make sure to squeeze in a daily inspirational read; whether a few book pages or skimming through a magazine. Here are 90 books we recommend from our reading list.