Design General Japan

Global Aesthetic

One of my favourite shops, Muji (“no brand, good product”), which sells some seriously cool every-day type stuff has taken things one step further and designed a whole house!

Muji House

What they’ve produced is functional utilitarianism at its best: the value it’s contents are determined by their utility whilst retaining a certain sense of individuality which is often lacking in many minimalistic creations (in my humble opinion!).

Take a peek at the MUJI+INFILL project here, although be warned – your Japanese better be up to scratch! [Crude English translation] Find out more about the house on WorldChanging.

On the design side of things take a look at these ideas for 24 hour analog clocks – “because there are 24 house in the day”! Some interesting ideas about visualising time.

Snow Trees

Even in the harsh sub-zero weather conditions we’re having up North at the moment signs of spring are beginning to show themselves!


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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  1. jujsjt says:

    No one seems to see it…wouldn’t a one year old fall through the rail and die or at least get seriously hurt?

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