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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...
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...
Kengo Kuma Weaves Japanese Design Into This Indoor/Outdoor Oregon Abode
East and West intersect at the Suteki House, which combines Japanese principles with an American connection to the outdoors.
How to Design a Kitchen That’s Ideal For Entertaining—and Shop Our Picks
Besides being a place for food preparation and cooking, your modern kitchen can be a prime social zone where your friends and...
Dwell on Design Editors' Picks
Highlights from the products, furniture, and lighting at Dwell on Design 2013, handpicked by Dwell editors.
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 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.
Commune Design Loves Japan
Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea.
Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Examples of American Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2015 issue.
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.
Japanese Soaking Tubs
For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular...
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...
A Guide to Japanese Iced Coffee
Is Japanese-style iced coffee better than other cold-brews?
Design Trade Service picks February's top items for designers
Design Trade Service is an exclusive online marketplace that provides interior designers unique access to complete catalogs of...
A Brazilian Home With a Touch of Japanese Zen
Designed with two parallel wings separated by a shallow pool, this striking São Paulo residence is lined with rows of timber...
This Dreamy Japanese Abode Is Part Greenhouse
In the city of Maebashi in Japan’s Gunma Prefecture, an extraordinary home features a solarium for the owner's plants.
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...
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
8 Distinct Ways of Living in Japan
Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.