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    New Hand-Made Beechwood Speakers Announced in Japan

    Readers of HomeKlondike would surely agree that the last year was absolutely dominated by a trend towards eco-friendliness and everything green, literally and figuratively. Fortunately, this trend is still on top and people strive for safety and eco-friendliness in everything, from food and clothes to…

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    Vertical Houses in Japan Are Selling Like Hotcakes

    What should a contemporary affordable residential place be like? Simple, compact, eco-friendly and energy efficient, we guess. A modern city dweller doesn’t need much stuff: gradually overconsumption is being replaced with fashion for moderation, thrift and responsible approach to resource consumption. That is why micro-spaces…

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    Hand-Crafted Wall Coverings from Japanese Paper & Banana Fibers

    The Omexco Company from Belgium is known around the globe as one of the leading producers of luxurious and high-end wall coverings, which are created from most unexpected materials, in the richest color range and using unique printing and embossing techniques that result in absolutely…

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    Unusual L-Shaped Apartment with No Doors in Japan

    How to escape the feel of overcrowding and stiffness, so typical of big city apartments? Architects from Japan offered their own vision of a comfortable and inspiring layout: no doors, small wooden partitions and L-shaped plan of the interior, which ensures openness and a required…

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    How to Arrange a Japanese Garden: Choosing the Right Plants

    What pops in our mind when we hear the word “Japanese garden”? Harmony, contemplation, nature… Many of us strive for these things in our daily lives. In the previous post we have already learned the general rules of a Japanese garden composition and discussed its…

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    How to Arrange a Japanese Garden: Golden Rules

    A Japanese Garden symbolizes rest, silence and peace as opposed to the city noise and bustle. In this post we’ll give you a few tips on how to create a piece of the Land of the Rising Sun in your own backyard.

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    5 World’s Narrowest Houses for Comfortable Living

    For most of us the phrase “an ideal house” conjures up images of big spaces. Probably, a two- or three-floor cottage with numerous rooms and an enfilade, where we could ride a bicycle. But still there are people, who feel like living in spaces that…

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    Chairs by Nendo

    These benches and stools are produced in a minimalist style, these models are made by designers from Japan, the chair is made of a metal frame is composed of pieces of metal pipes, and has a curved curved seat, but the details are done very slowly…

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    A beautiful and stylish tableware from Japan

    A beautiful and designer cookware sold in one of the Japanese ships. This cookware is constructed of natural materials: wood, ceramics, and looks very nice and deep. These beautiful crackles can be considered permanent, and to be liked.

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    Narrow house in Tokyo

    Interesting narrow house, the architects already know no borders, and make interesting projects. As a rule all the fancy homes are made in Japan, as the population is large, then the population of spin as soon as possible. The house itself was built on a…

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    Hideout of a Brick Storehouse by K2-Design

    Hideout of a Brick Storehouse is a minimalist house located in Hiroshima, Japan, designed by K2-Design. It was originally a fuel storehouse and later functioned as a work place for the father of the present client. It will now continue to mature as a residence…

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    Slide House in Nakameguro

    LEVEL Architects of Japan must have had a real play day when they designed the Slide House in Nakameguro. As you pull up to the house you already start feeling the fun. The white exterior is not square and boxy like most homes, it curves…

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    Ofon Minimalist Design by Nendo

    Ofon is a minimalist design created by Japan-based design firm Nendo for Kokuyo. The main characteristics of this design are its modularity, and its unique joint system that requires no tools. The hinges can be assembled or disassembled using only a coin. Nendo wanted to…

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    Seoto Wooden Furniture by Hida Sangyo

    Seoto is a minimalist design created by Japan-based company Hida Sangyo Co.,Ltd. The company has been around since 1920, and they specialize in producing wooden furniture. Their manufacturing processes engage in environmentally friendly production, which includes installing solar panels to generate power, and using pellet…

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    Spicebox Office by Nendo

    Spicebox Office is a minimalist interior located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Nendo. The office space design for spicebox, a comprehensive digital agency that works across strategic planning, interactive promotion and creative digital marketing, and is part of the Hakuhodo stable. The firm’s name symbolises…