This week the Remodelista editors looked east to Japan for interior design inspiration. Here are five of their favorite ideas to steal:
See more festive florals in Flower, Stem, Leaf: Whimsical Tablecloths by a Japanese Artist.
“I’ve never liked the look of a typical toaster oven, and like the microwave, their size and function (with an opening door) means they’re difficult to hide,” writes Alexa. “Japanese design solves this problem (of course!) with compact, simple-looking toaster oven boxes.” See more in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.
Last-a-Lifetime Trash Cans
“Designed in 1960, the enameled steel Bunbuko Waste Basket received Japan’s Good Design Long Life Award in the household goods and daily necessities category in 2015,” writes Julie. See more at Object of Desire: An Award-Winning Trash Can from Japan.
Hinoki Cypress Sofas
“Spotted (and admired): a small collection of furniture from Japan-based architecture firm Karimoku in collaboration with Copenhagen-based Norm Architects. The four pieces are made of hinoki cypress, and are inspired by traditional Japanese and Scandinavian tradition,” notes Julie. See more at Object of Desire: Furniture by ‘Architect Meets Karimoku,’ a Collaboration with Norm Architects.
See more models in Trend Alert: 8 Techno Toilets.
Wooden Plant Pedestals
“If you’ve reached the point of your houseplant collection where pots just sort of mush together in an expanding blob on the floor, might we suggest introducing levels?” asks Alexa. See more in 10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Plant Pedestals.