“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

A Japanese-Inspired Midcentury Lists for $3.5 Million in Berkeley, California
The 1959 residence designed by Bay Area architect Robert Klemmedson takes inspiration from the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto,...
Landscape Design for All Climates
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their...
8 Japanese-Inspired Spaces We Love
The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...
This Japanese Home With Earthen Walls Was Inspired by Sandcastles
Instead of dumping excavated soil, ADX used it to build a new home for a client recovering from the 2011 earthquake.
This Tranquil, Japanese-Inspired Midcentury Home Asks $1.2M
The lovingly cared-for property, located outside of Salt Lake City, is now available for the first time since its completion in...
A Stone Farmhouse Hides an Exquisite Japanese-Inspired Interior
Bespoke joinery, elegant minimalism, and space-saving design imbue a contemporary country retreat with Japanese sensibilities.
Renovation: A Sunny Berkeley Bungalow Invites the Outdoors In
A couple renovate a 1930s bungalow in Berkeley, California, adding 500 square feet and plenty of natural light.
A Japanese-Inspired Flat in Singapore Embraces Flexible Spaces
A couple integrate clever space-saving techniques learned from Japanese micro homes via a flat renovation in Singapore.
6 Tiny Outdoor Pavilions Inspired by Japanese Tearooms
A "chashitsu," which literally means “tearoom” in Japanese, is a freestanding, pavilion-like structure that was used for tea...
This Japanese-Inspired House in Sydney Defies a Triangular Site
A challenging site prompts studioplusthree to get creative to bring light, views, and improved energy efficiency to this...
A Beautiful Spanish Hotel Inspired by Its Unusual Landscape
The design of a deluxe hotel set in the Bardenas Reales Natural Park in Spain's Navarra region is informed by its surrounding...
A Redwood-Clad Craftsman With Japanese Influences Asks $1.35M in Berkeley, CA
Reconstructed by Kip Mesirow, the renowned local builder behind Berkeley’s famed Chez Panisse restaurant, the 1,736-square-foot...
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
An Amazing Tree-Covered Glass House For Sale in the Berkeley Hills
For the first time ever, the personal residence of the late influential architect Donald Olsen is on the market for $1.795...
A Southern California Midcentury Gets a Serene, Japanese-Inspired Treatment
Lucas Design Associates and Graham Architecture renovate a 1961 midcentury in Laguna Beach, imbuing it with a rich, layered...
10 Zen Homes That Champion Japanese Design
From mono no aware, the awareness of the transience of things, to wabi-sabi, the appreciation of imperfection, Japanese design...
Clad in Black, This Minimalist, Japanese-Inspired Home Asks $1.7M
This monochromatic home in Southern California stands out for so many reasons.
A Japanese-Inspired Villa Hits the Market on the British Virgin Islands
Boasting a private beach on Virgin Gorda, Villa Katsura brings Japanese sensibilities to the Caribbean.
Nearly 80 Years Later, An Architect Rescues a Japanese-Inspired Masterwork Designed by His Father
New owners of an influential Portland, Oregon, house by Pietro Belluschi discover there’s more than architecture on the property.
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
A Rustic-Modern Cabin Inspired by Japanese Bungalows and Shou Sugi Ban
This mountain retreat’s design is Appalachian by way of Japan.
8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to...
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. is unmistakably Japanese.
A Former Beach Motel in Malibu Is Reborn as the Japanese-Inspired Nobu Ryokan
Set on the Pacific Coast Highway, a midcentury beach motel is now an exclusive, Japanese-style hideaway with meals delivered from...
This Japanese-Inspired Inn Is One of Mexico City's Best Kept Secrets
With handwoven tatami floors, rooftop onsen baths, and only 10 rooms, this Japanese-inspired hotel offers an unexpected place of...
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 Modern Bali Resort That’s Inspired by the Local Landscape and Culture
Sited between Bali’s majestic Mount Batukaru and a tranquil beach—and surrounded by UNESCO-protected paddy fields—Soori Bali is a...
This Tiny Backyard Cabin Is Inspired by Space Capsule Design
Hello Wood’s Workstation Cabin is a striking, timber-clad pod that can serve as a workspace, guest bedroom, or cozy lounge.
Be Inspired by This Tiny House Designed and Built by a Single Mom
A Bay Area single mom priced out of the rental market takes matters into her own hands and constructs a tiny home for herself and...
Japanese Soaking Tubs
For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular...
This Midcentury-Inspired Tiny House Radiates Clever Design
At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.
The Muji Hut is a Masterful Take on Minimalism
A very special little place, all your own...
How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
A hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges is fun for the whole family.
10 Inspiring Landscaping and Outdoor Design Trends for 2022
Looking for creative inspiration for your outdoor space? These are the hottest trends for 2022 according to the experts at...
This Japanese-Inspired Platform Bed Starts at $795—and Can Be Assembled in Five Minutes
Japanese-style joinery means that The Bed by Thuma can be set up in a flash.
A Japanese-Inspired Charles Wong Post-and-Beam Home Hits the Market at $1.1M
This beautiful midcentury also happens to be the childhood home of Issa Rae.

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