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“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand
Commune Design Loves Japan
Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea.
Japanese Design Online
As much as we admire Japanese design here at Dwell—peep the current issue, Japan Style—we rarely get across the Pacific to visit.
Finn Juhl Design Hotel Opens in Nagano, Japan
The first-ever getaway decorated entirely in Finn Juhl furniture is nestled at the base of one of the most popular skiing...
A Cute Mom-and-Pop Shop in L.A. Showcases the Latest Japanese Design
Tortoise General Store stocks a specialized inventory imported from Japan.
Head to 1960s Japan via AvroKO-Designed Restaurant in Chicago's West Loop
AvroKO—the hospitality design firm with serious muscle—expands its growing empire with an inaugural project in Chicago, Momotaro.
Japanese Soaking Tubs
For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular...
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...
How to Age Gracefully in Japan
An architect designs a retreat of pointed huts to serve an elderly community.
Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden
It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S.
Cozy by Design
Embrace your primordial instincts with a lesson from the happiest nation in the world.
Small Box Home with Black Metal Facade in Japan
Drawing on an inherited plot of land, his father’s steel company, and his brother-in-law’s architectural know-how, Motoshi...
Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module...
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
A Guide to Japanese Iced Coffee
Is Japanese-style iced coffee better than other...
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as...
Hayfe by CUBO design architect
Hayfe is a minimal house located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by CUBO design architect.
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