Tag Archives: Japanese design

Shelving for the modern home

If you’re buying stand alone bookshelves, there is no excuse to buy the run of the mill, vanilla bookshelves.  Who cares if they fit more books, it’s about the look, right?! Think outside the box and use bookshelves as furniture … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous gardens – Japan

Northwest of Osaka is the Adachi Museum of Art, a fabulous museum with seriously good Japanese art.  Not knowing enough about Japanese art myself, what I found remarkable were its gardens.  Although only planted in 1980, Adachi’s founder scavenged the … Continue reading

Tokyo meets Copenhagen

I recently had the opportunity to visit the furniture design studio in New York of PLY PROJECT®, a recent newcomer to the design world.  The brain behind the studio is Kenichi Sato, a creative Japanese-born designer and alumnus of the … Continue reading

tropical glamour

Some weeks back, I wrote about the Cloud lamp from DCS Corporation in Japan.  Today, I bring the Takekago floor lamp (above) from the same company.  What I like about this lamp is not only its obvious beauty but its … Continue reading

Kyoto meets New York via Barcelona

Recently I had the opportunity to personally view the exclusive modernist furniture line of Barcelona designer Jordi Milà whose philosophy on furniture and furnishings, I share.  He says that “we use furniture to fill an empty space to make our … Continue reading

not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes …

and I, won’t be surprised if it’s a dream … c’mon sing with me!!! … sorry but I could not resist. One can easily be “at the top of the world” when you see this fun, ingenious and quite wonderful table … Continue reading