Wednesday, March 03, 2010

That Japanese Knack For Simplicity

oji and design bucket with leather strap
I never cease to be amazed when I come across Japanese design because when you see pictures of Tokyo or any major city in Japan it is so busy and jumbled but give them an article to design and it is always simple and functional.
These designs by Oji & Design
oji and design wax paper pocket
oji and design wooden cup
oji and design wooden box


sammy and glenn: pacha design said...

great minds think alike! we just featured Oji Masanori's designs too, on our new blog - we fell in love with his brass bottle openers as soon as we saw them.

Pinecone Camp said...

There really is something fantastic about Japanese design. So simple and beautiful.
Came across your blog through Poppytalk...and I love it!

Anzu said...

I think there are definitely those two sides in Japan - simple and pure, but then also a sort of cluttered homely look too which is actually a bit surprisingly. Love the wooden boxes.
ps thanks for the moss tip - I grew some on my window boxes but not sure my skill will stretch to doing the logo! Might see if I can persuade one of my skillful craft friends to do it.

Jan said...

Know what you mean Di.
Must be the chaos outside that makes for the calm simplicity within.

rochambeau said...

Hi Di,
YES! What Beautiful and Simple designs!
Oji & Design has it down!
Japanese design inspires me so!

Thanks for the intro~

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

That cup is lovely, I'd love to have one!


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