These are sheer simplicity in a muted tone. The Heathered grey yarns woven into a soft cotton percale offer a nice bit of texture in a neutral hue.
If you're turned around and need a little help visualizing that the Bronx is up and the Battery's down, this handy cotton handkerchief from Muji just might get you going in the right direction. Marked with major Big Apple streets and landmarks, you'll be navigating the city in no time, and take heart: If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere!
These brilliant little cardboard speakers from Muji are super portable when flat packed, and full of sound when put together. They'd be perfect for traveling or a picnic, simply follow the folds to make them square, plug in your iPod (or Zune), and you can listen to Slick Rick, the French Kicks, or Cheap Trick in a box.
Spice up your DIY skills using the light sensitive dye Inkodye. The sun-activated dye can be used on textiles, wood, and any natural fiber. Just one of the many Inkodye-based projects, this fabric zipper pouch is a great gift for all ages.
Associate Editor Miyoko Ohtake: For the past few months, I’ve been in a Japan state of mind. This December, my sister and I are heading to the archipelago of our ancestors—our father’s grandparents came from Japan to North American in the early 1900s. We’ve been busy doing what my colleague Aaron Britt has dubbed “Japlanning”: Japan-trip planning. On our itinerary thus far includes tasting beer in Sapporo, visiting relatives in Tokyo, and staying in a ryokan or two in Kyoto. Here’s what I’ve been eyeing in preparation for take off.
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