Electric Kettle

If you hadn’t noticed, MUJI’s US online store has been down for the past few months while undergoing a complete overhaul, meaning the only way to get your dose of quality, affordable Japanese design was to go brick-and-mortar. It’s finally up and running, just in time to help achieve many of our organizational, “Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” goals for 2016 (or at least …

MUJI Fifth Avenue Opens in NYC

The new US flagship store offers customized scents and embroidery on-site among their affordable Japanese-designed basics

New York Public Library’s landmark Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue now has a new international neighbor across the street: Japanese brand MUJI is opening its largest North American store yet. Though this marks MUJI’s fifth location in NYC, the 475 Fifth Avenue address will serve as the US flagship—and offers some extra special experiences beyond its massive selection of simple, well-designed and affordable homeware. From …

Home Bank

Tokyo-based Ryo Kashiwazaki’s label Hender Scheme has become known for its thoughtfully designed shoes—many of which are crafted from natural, un-dyed leather. Kashiwazaki gives the same attention to this Home Bank made from raw cow leather. It’s a beautiful place to drop your loose change and, on those “rainy days,” it’s simple to take coins out without breaking it at all.