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Japanese Design Companies

by Grace Bonney

I’ve got a serious love for Japanese design and draw a lot of inspiration from it. The simple, natural and timeless designs really appeal to me. I also love the use of linens and natural fibers – something I’ll never tire of. For today’s post, I thought I would share some of my favorite Japanese companies like Bil-let, Classiky, Muji, Fog Linen and others.

I love a lot of the Japanese-designed home goods not only because they’re classic and simple but they’re also very functional.

1. gingham tray, 2. wood + linen hamper, 3. paper straws, 4. ceramic + wood pot, 5. metal basket, 6. alphabet ice trays

I’m a huge fan of the natural fabrics and neutral colors in a lot of the Japanese textiles I come across.

1. coasters, 2. yarn + glass cover, 3. linen ribbon, 4. kitchen cloth, 5. half apron, 6. full apron, 7. cotton tape

If I collect anything its Japanese ribbon and paper goods – I just can’t get enough! As you’ll see here, there’s just a great classic simplicity.

1. envelope tag, 2. graph paper pad, 3. kraft tape, 4. patterned tape, 5. ledger notepads, 6. notebook, 7. beeswax crayons, 8. metal clips

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