Simple Life

Rusticity and sophistication


Torindo in Ueno, Tokyo 桃林堂 上野店

Wall, partition, screen or window…?

The wall of a corner of a sweets shop has some square openings.

It’s too direct without anything, but we don’t want to close it completely as we’d like to feel softly how it is behind the wall from each side.

We don’t need any complicated or troublesome work. Just hang frames with hooks.

Rusticity coexists with sophistication.

Torindo in Ueno, Tokyo 桃林堂 上野店

Flames are just hanging on the wall with hooks.



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Nestor Campos


Harbour by Nestor Campos

Nestor Campos showing the lamp fitting of Harbour

Such a familiar shape.
It should have been around us.

I can put it on the table, on the floor or hung it on the wall or use as a pendant lamp…
How many ways can I think of?

Such a a familiar shape, part 2.
A cute table and a simple plate.

Sometimes it’s OK without the table top, just to keep a glass/cup by a couch.

For a chattering time on tatami floor, we can use both the blue top and the table with legs.

It’s very charming to put only the blue top on the floor, looks like floating.

Tabula by Nestor Campos

Nestor Campos starts explaining Tabula.

Tabula by Nestro Campos

He turns the table upside down on the floor. It works without blue table top, as well!



Tabula by Nestro Campos

He sets the blue top on the part with legs. I’m looking forward to seeing a customized version with the edge. ♥

Are your guests waiting for pinchos?
Sorry, wait for a minute. I need to carry slowly… if it had an edge around, slightly higher than the flat part…

@ designjunction 2014 in London


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Tianman Song


How often do you have time with an only tea/coffee cup?

Slow Living, Slow Tea

Tender texture of widening rings on wooden water shows transparency of wood. The wooden tea table leads us into a relaxing and warm time.



Sometimes stop plural-doing, just have a cup of tea, so the tea will call a relaxing companion for you.

@ designjunction 2014 in London


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Raw Edges’ place called home

a place called home by Raw Edges

Raw Edges are not opening doors but making the living space wider.

ドアを開けているのではありません。
パーテーションをスライドさせて、リビングスペースを広げています。

よーく見ているうちに、ふすまで仕切られた日本のかつての木造家屋とシンクロしてきませんか?

何かを探して遠出をし、見つけるものは身近なもの。

Raw Edges の二人が伝えてくれました。

An event of London Design Festival 2014 ”a place called home” @ Trafalgar Square

a space called home by Raw Edges

Yael Mer is pulling a pertation, Shay Alkalay is pushing it.

a space called home by Raw Edges

A house flexibly divided in 3 spaces. Bed space, living+kitchen and bath space

a space called home by Raw Edges

From kitchen side. The white cylinder is a lamp, which is shared with bath side, too!

a space called home by Raw Edges

Bath side. One sink is shared with bath side and kitchen side. I’ve wanted it for a long time!

a space called home by Raw Edges

The shower head works as a shelf. When bath space is pleated, the shelf is for the kitchen!

a space called home by Raw Edges

Shay is talking with visitors in front of the living space.

a space called home by Raw Edges

Such a small house! But we can live widely.



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天気と服装 in ロンドン 5

We are fine under the sunshine. 晴れの日は心も晴れ晴れ。Enjoy comfort under cloud. 曇りは意外と快適。2014.9.18 (木)
雲は出てるけどとても明るい。晴れだ。
コットンシャツ、キャミソール、サイクリングパンツ、ソックス、スニーカー

a palace called home

Event “a palace called home” collaborated AirBnB and London Design Festival at Trafalgar Square


AirBnBとロンドン市がトラファルガー広場で“home”をテーマにイベントをするという。
London Design Festival 期間中のお天気恵まれた、楽しいイベント。

Brian Chesky at a palace called home

Brian Chesky at the opening of “a palace called home”


a place called home

「ハウス」は単なる箱だけど、使う人、住む人がその箱を「ホーム」にする。

Brian Chesky 談。


Jasper Morrison in a palace called home

Jasper Morrison in his palace called home

Jasper Morrison はカメラマンのポーズのリクエストに答えて、ちょっとお疲れ?


日本ではリーガルでうるさいこと言われているAirBnBだけど、箱を「ホーム」にできるのは、さぁ、どこ、そして誰…?



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Qian Jiang 蒋虔

… Because the product will be broken forever, you will really have to think throught if you _really_ need the money.

This is a mirror in the shape of a hummer.

Is it necessary to wash clothes by electricity?

I don’t want to wash by hands even if I have a washboard but I’d love to turn the handle for delicate fabric, underwear or just a little laundry.

The Lo-Fi Washer makes life more intimate.

Qian, make more products which bring us your smile!




@ designjunction 2014 in London

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天気と服装 in ロンドン 4

We are fine under the sunshine. 晴れの日は心も晴れ晴れ。Enjoy comfort under cloud. 曇りは意外と快適。2014.9.17 (水)
だいたい晴れ。お天気続きで不思議なくらい。

革ジャン、コットンシャツ、キャミソール、スカート、タイツ、スニーカー

bicycle parking

bicycle parking for bicycle riders and the town

Victoria's sponge

Today’s cake is a piece of Victoria’s sponge.

頑丈そうな植木鉢には緑を植えてあるだけではありません。
自転車も停められます。

安心しておいしいケーキとコーヒーを楽しめます。

@ a corner of the place for designjunction 2014 in London



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天気と服装 in ロンドン 3

We are fine under the sunshine. 晴れの日は心も晴れ晴れ。Enjoy comfort under cloud. 曇りは意外と快適。2014.9.15 (月), 16 (火)
晴れ間の多い曇り。まだまだ晴れは続きます。朝のうちは曇っていても、午後になると強い日差しでTシャツ姿を誘います。

15 (月): 革ジャン、コットンシャツ、キャミソール、スカート、タイツ、スニーカー
16 (火): 革ジャン、Tシャツ、サイクリングパンツ、ソックス、スニーカー

green with plastics

Don’t you like plastic baskets? Plastics doesn’t go to natural green? It’s you who can open a new door.


グリーンにはテラコッタ?
プラスチックも悪くないんじゃない?

窓枠通りに窓を入れ替える?
外から枠を付ければ太陽がもっと取り込める。

バルコニーの植物、育てるのが億劫?
欲張りすぎずに育てれば、ゆったり過ごす時間が増える。

考えてる時間がない?
思い切って散歩に出れば、アイデアは向こうの方からやって来ます。

stereotype of the window

No need to stick to a stereotype. More light? Just put larger glass plates!

nature on the roof top

We need nature. A view from a roof top in Shoreditch.

Strawberry Cake

I need a dessert for lunch on the roof top with sun shine.




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天気と服装 in ロンドン 2

We are fine under the sunshine. 晴れの日は心も晴れ晴れ。Enjoy comfort under cloud. 曇りは意外と快適。2014.9.14 (日)
晴れ間の多い曇り。川沿いのカフェのテラスでの食事にはちょっと寒く感じるけど、太陽も覗くし、すごしやすい。
革ジャン、コットンシャツ、キャミソール、ウールのパンツ、ソックス、スニーカー

a bicycle by River Thames

How long legs do you have, rider?

川沿いに停めてある自転車のサドルの位置の高いこと!サッと盗まれないように…?

地下鉄のプライオイリティ・シートの説明には…

障がいのある人、妊婦、立っているのが困難な人のためのシートです。

立っていて辛くなければ、年齢制限はない。

ルイス・カーンの展覧会に立ち寄り、建築を見せる美術館にしてはスペースが小さいな…
あっ、間もなく引越しか。3倍の広さになる。
それを聞けば小さい空間での建築家の展覧会が魅力を増す。

Priority Seat

Priority Seat for People who are disabled, pregnant or less able to stand



exhibition Louis Kahn "The Power of Architecture"

exhibition Louis Kahn “The Power of Architecture” @ London Design Museum till October 12, 2014

Kahn in his class

Kahn in his class



design is for a purpose

design is for a purpose

design is for a purpose

design is for a purpose, heal

London Design Museum is moving.

London Design Museum is moving.

London Design Museum is moving.

London Design Museum is moving.




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天気と服装 in ロンドン 1

We are fine under the sunshine. 晴れの日は心も晴れ晴れ。Enjoy comfort under cloud. 曇りは意外と快適。2014.9.12 (金), 13 (土)
晴れ間の多い曇り。同時期の東京より少し涼しい。
両日とも、革ジャン、コットンシャツ、キャミソール、スニーカー
12 (金) はウールのパンツにソックス
13 (土) はスカートにタイツ

Flowers on the street in London

beauty sharing with unknown others on streets at Marylebone in London


夕方のミーティング前の隙間の時間にちょっとブラブラ。
お茶の時間にはケーキをつけてゆっくり。

道を歩けば、横断歩道前の道路に「Look left」と単純明快な注意書き。
「〜だから、左右を良く見て、注意して渡りましょう。」なんて、一見親切そうだけど、聞いてるうちに車にひかれてしまうような間怠っこしいこと、ロンドンでは言いっこなし。

ところが、ケーキはこんな感じで、オモシロい。
そうそう、何て言ったって、カッコいい+可愛いあの二階建てバスが走る町だもの。

The Providores and Tapa Room in London

Cute, funny and tasty cheese cake with 3 ginger tea.

London Bus scarf by Cath Kidston

London Bus scarf by Cath Kidston

a pose in a garden in London

This year London has a rich sun shine in summer and early autumn.




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