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Industrial Minimalism Interior Design Style

Modern Industrial Minimalism Interior Design Gallery Industrial minimalism is a renovation and aesthetic trend in Japan taking over homes, coffee shops, hotels and workshop spaces. It’s cool, minimal and durable and here’s why we love it: Industrial minimalism is direct and honest. It’s durable and no-fuss. Nothing superfluous. Concrete or dirt floors make a great […]

Japanese Style Interior Design Inspo Gallery

Traditional Japanese Interior Design Gallery Old Japanese houses need less stuff and less renovation. So why do we need a visual inspiration gallery like this? To remind us how gorgeous traditional Japanese interior design can be when we don’t mess with it. If you haven’t already, please read In Praise of Shadows. It’s an influential […]

Japanese Apartment Home Inspo Gallery

Need Interior Design Ideas for Your Apartment in Japan? We’ve Got Ya! Whether it’s a standard-issue teacher’s apartment, urban solo-life, a sharehouse room or your who-knows-how-long family home, here are apartment ideas to make the place your own! Studio apartments are great if you embrace it. (Trust me, I lived in one for 11 years!) […]

Kominka Home Interior Renovation Inspo Gallery

Looking for some kominka renovation inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Behold: Fresh Interior Design Inspiration for Old Folk Houses in Japan View this post on Instagram A post shared by 株式会社SHOEI (@shoei_architect) View this post on Instagram A post shared by IYEYA Inc. | いえ屋 (@iyeya_kyoto) この投稿をInstagramで見る 株式会社SHOEI(@shoei_architect)がシェアした投稿 View this post on Instagram A post […]

Japanese Kominka House Conversion Inspiration Gallery

Old traditional kominka house conversions are a plentiful and elegant opportunity all across Japan. Here’s our round-up of adaptive reuse basics and plenty of inspo to get your wheels turning! Adaptive Reuse of Kominka for Modern Life When zoning and official permissions are appropriately navigated, renovated kominka can serve as hotels, hostels, galleries, cafes, restaurants, […]