minimalist

Minimalist Brand MUJI Will Be Opening Its First Hotel in Tokyo! Check It Out!

MUJI, also known as Mujirushi Ryohin, a popular minimalist retailer in Japan, has recently announced that it will open its first-ever hotel at the Marronnier Gate Ginza complex in the spring of 2019. The hotel’s furnishing will be based on the company’s product designs. This is going to be a standard accommodation, unlike the one-off,…

Would You Like to Live in This Tiny House? The MUJI Hut Is Now for Sale in Japan!

MUJI (無印良品) is popular for its minimalist products. They are known for focusing on sleek designs – from stationery to furniture. And now, they have expanded into building actual homes that adhere to the concept of minimalism. These are tiny homes called the “MUJI Hut (ムジハット).” It can be placed anywhere you’d like to live;…

Take a Closer Look at Japanese Architecture at the ARCHI-DEPOT Museum in Shinagawa!

An architectural model is an important part of an architect’s planning stage because it is the physical representation of a structure. Instead of just looking at a blueprint or a sketch, an architectural model provides a 3D perspective to an architectural design. This way, the architect can communicate his or her design ideas to the…

Do You Really Need That? Minimalism in Japanese Homes

Minimalist environments are becoming more popular in Japan these days. Though minimalism has already been seen in many homes abroad, the Zen-inspired homes of the Japanese people are quite different. As space has always been an issue in the country, it becomes normal to live in small spaces wherever in Japan. Because of this, some…