Faced with a lifeless space, Naf might have gutted the entire interior of this strange Japanese home. Instead, saving energy and materials, the self-styled design team inserted a gorgeous wooden box that
It was very important to maintain a sense of privacy despite the home's location amid the din of central Tokyo. This is achieved with a near solid cladding illuminated thanks to windows on the south side.
Though we all love fresh air, it's sometimes hard to find time to stop and breathe while running the daily rat race - and being confined to closed concrete office spaces doesn't help! Nendo has designed a
The Inside-Out House measures 980 square feet divided into two levels and a terrace, and it welcomes all types of living creatures. Sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a big entrance door creates a
Japanese designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi recently unveiled a series of sculptural vases made from local sand. Dubbed Sand Vases, the four flower-container designs consist of a mix of crystals, renewable cork
Stay away from complicated assembly instructions, messy adhesives, and tools with this straightforward and easy-to-build furniture system that requires neither screws nor glue. Born in Japan and based in
Tokyo-based Nendo has a lovely new collection of sculptural objects made from farming-net, an agricultural mesh ordinarily placed around fruit and vegetables to protect them from harm by wind and animals.
Simple and elegant, the PROP Shelf is a minimalist piece of furniture made with neither glue nor screws. Masterminded by Japanese designer Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, it consists of just three standard pieces: two
The building has no halls and no walls. Rooms are divided by arches and the various classrooms - which branch off from the center - are color-coordinated to help students find their way. Philosophically,
For more than 130 years, Kaikado has been producing hand-made Japanese tea caddies designed to last for generations. Last week we visited Kaikado’s shop in Kyoto, where Takahiro Yagi, the 6th generation
Give your next afternoon tea party or picnic at the park an elegant Japanese twist with Wasara's biodegradable tableware. Designed to be fully compostable, the line eliminates the need to wash up after
We're big bike fans here at Inhabitat, and we're always on the lookout for great designs that seamlessly integrate our favorite form of transport into our lifestyles. Now we've spotted one more inspiring