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Table of Contents: Lessons from Japan

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Table of Contents: Lessons from Japan

October 27, 2014

At Remodelista, Japanese design is one of our touchstones: It’s our reminder that simplicity requires rigor, that tranquillity is attainable, and that it’s high time we did some decluttering. This week, we’re shining a light on our favorite work being created right now in Japan and beyond–and learning by example.

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  • In today’s Candles post, Julie presents a line she considers “too beautiful to actually light.” Also look for her roundup of our 10 Favorite online sources for Japanese design.
  • In Tuesday’s Furniture roundup, Christine explores the George Nakashima legacy: live-edge wood applied to a range of wabi-sabi designs, including this dining table by Nakashima’s daughter, Mira. Intrigued by the room? See Life on the Edge: Architect David Ling’s NYC Loft.
  • Atelier Dion of the Bay Area specializes in Japanese-style mugs and teacups that SF’s baristas are clamoring for. Stay tuned for Wednesday’s Studio Visit.
  • Momoko Suzuki of cult fashion label Black Crane lives in a Japanese-style house in LA that mirrors the minimalist-modern clothing she designs with her husband. We’ll be paying them a call in Thursday’s Designer Visit.
  • Some of the nicest and simplest lighting we’ve come across is being designed by a tiny outfit in Kobe, Japan. Watch for Margot’s Lighting post.

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