Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The '80s aesthetic, Arse Vases, 2,000-Year-Old Roman concrete and more in our look around the web

1. Ten Women Who Built NYC’s Art Scene The Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim—these are world-famous art museums and their founders (or co-founders) all happen to be women. New York’s art scene doesn’t hinge on three institutions, however. From art salons and extensive commissions to forward-thinking galleries, women built what would become one of the richest cultural scenes on the planet. Some …

MUJI to Open a Hotel in Tokyo

A couple months ago, Japanese minimalist retailer MUJI announced its first hotel in Shenzhen, China. Today, they announced that in the spring of 2019, they plan to open a hotel in Japan. The MUJI Hotel will be located inside a 10-story building in the Ginza district of Tokyo—six floors will be dedicated to a MUJI store, and the rest will be accommodation. Rooms will, undoubtedly, …

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 …