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MUJI X Sensible 4’s Self-Driving Bus premiered in Finland. We got a chance to sit in it!

It’s only natural that the world’s first fully autonomous self-driving bus would come out of Finland. Finland, believe it or not, is often considered to be the ‘Silicon Country’ that gave the world Nokia and pretty much set the very blueprint for mobile communications. Nokia was founded in Finland, and for over two grand decades before Apple launched the iPhone, Nokia was the standard to beat. In fact, there’s a high likelihood that your first phone was a Nokia (I know mine was). Post-2010 whe...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, Japan, Design, Technology, News, Microsoft, Nokia, Automotive, Finland, Popular, Editorial, Helsinki, Product Design, Muji


My One-Bedroom In Brooklyn Costs $2,700 —Here's How Big It Is

What $2,700 Can Get You In Brooklyn In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, 28-year-old Asya Ambaretsa shows off her apartment-slash-workspace.The first time Asya Ambaretsa moved to New York City, she was placed in the middle of Manhattan. Coming from Los Angeles, this was a shock. "Los Angeles was chill and covered with plants," she says, "but there every time I walked with my dog, there would be crowds o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Ikea, Manhattan, Muji, StreetEasy, Asya Ambaretsa, Ambaretsa


My 1-Bedroom In Brooklyn Costs $2,700 —Here's How Big It Is

What $2,700 Can Get You In Brooklyn In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, 28-year-old Asya Ambaretsa shows off her apartment-slash-workspace.The first time Asya Ambaretsa moved to New York City, she was placed in the middle of Manhattan. Coming from Los Angeles, this was a shock. "Los Angeles was chill and covered with plants," she says, "but there every time I walked with my dog, there would be crowds o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Ikea, Manhattan, Muji, StreetEasy, Asya Ambaretsa, Ambaretsa


Report from Sweden: Introducing Arket (the Next Muji?)

I’m just back from a cold, dark, magical New Years week in Stockholm. What to do when it’s 28 degrees out and there are there’s just about six hours of sunlight? Do as the Swedes do: bundle up, go for a brisk walk, then hunker down inside and implement the Swedish knack for brightening the home in midwinter. Among the lagom ideas I’m taking back with me: candles on every surface to combat the January dark, remembering what it’s like to be quiet (no incessant background music in restaurants; calm...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, Budget, Sweden, Portugal, Ikea, Airbnb, Candles, Stockholm, Alexa, Swedish, Muji, Scandinavian, Södermalm, Shopper's Diary


2018 Most Interesting Architectural Solutions

This year a bunch of fascinating architecture came up on our screens--but not all of it was modern. We'll start this entry off by going back to ancient times, then work our way up to the new stuff.Creative director Przemyslaw Sobiecki and architect Maja Wronska looked at some of the world's most famous ancient ruins, then created animated renderings to show you what they looked like in their original glory: In the 1400s, a very clever non-architect figured out how to erect the world's largest...
Tags: Design, China, Yves Behar, Architecture, Rich, Frank Lloyd Wright, Muji, Betsy DeVos, Przemyslaw Sobiecki, Maja Wronska, Harry Gesner


Current Obsessions: Midwinter Minimalism

Happy holidays to our readers around the world, from all of us here at Remodelista. Here are 10 things to know about while you’re lounging by the fire, including last-minute ideas for wrapping, decorating, and more. Above: Photograph by Marili Forastieri from The Monochrome Holiday: 8 High/Low Design Tips from Tricia Foley Tomorrow from 12-3 p.m. at the Marin Country Mart: Alice Waters signs copies of her new memoir, Coming to My Senses, as well as My Pantry. Also on offer for last-minute...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Alice, Josh, Muji, Michelle, Design News, Current Obsessions, Marin Country Mart, Marili Forastieri, Tricia Foley, Sea Ranch Restored, Remodelista Here


Current Obsessions: After the Feast

After the holiday, here are 9 things on our radar. Above: Time to hunker down. Photograph by Nicole Franzen from An Arts and Crafts Icon Reborn in the Catskills by Jersey Ice Cream Co. Get a head start on gifting with The Remodelista Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And: gifts for the houseplant aficionado. Six favorite fabric covers for holiday leftovers. Margot is coveting A Dictionary of Color Combinations (as seen on Marbury). New from Evangeline Linens: wearable wraps. Today a...
Tags: Books, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Paris, Portland, Muji, Margot, Design News, Current Obsessions, Nicole Franzen, Jersey Ice Cream Co, Remodelista Guide to Black


Muji and Sensible 4 collaborate on ‘friendly’ autonomous shuttle bus design

Design brand Muji and autonomous driving company Sensible 4 have combined forces to design the world's first autonomous shuttle bus for all weather conditions. The Gacha shuttle will be unveiled to the public in Finland next year. The post Muji and Sensible 4 collaborate on ‘friendly’ autonomous shuttle bus design appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Transportation, News, Cars, Trends, Finland, Emerging Tech, Muji, Autonomous Bus, Sensible 4, All Weather


Yes. Muji is designing self-driving buses now!

The self-driving landscape seems perfect for a company like Muji, known for its minimalistic appeal and function-first agenda. Muji’s products look minimalist and beautiful without looking bland, and perform wonderfully for years… and the Gacha, a shuttle bus co-designed with Finnish autonomous driving company Sensible 4, follows that direction too, not just being innately Muji-esque, but also echoing the aesthetic direction that most self-driving cars are taking, of putting information at the f...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Bus, Autonomous, Automotive, Finland, Helsinki, Muji, Self Driving, Robots/Drones, Gacha, Shuttle, Harri Santamala, Sensible 4, Arctic Laplands


Muji's Shared Apartment Concept: Cantilevered Wooden Caves for Bedrooms

For Beijing Design Week, Muji presented an apartment prototype at the House Vision exhibition. Designed by Japanese architect Go Hasegawa, the concept is hypothetically intended to house four Muji employees at their Shanghai office; in other words, it's not a family dwelling, but something that four individuals with privacy needs are intended to share.That's factor one. Factor two is that many of Shanghai's residential buildings, in which this concept would theoretically be constructed, have a p...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Shanghai, Muji, Hasegawa, Go Hasegawa, Beijing Design Week Muji


Relaxing at the refurbished Hirakata-shi eki...

MUJI 無印良品 has recently moved into the Keihan Hirakata-shi train station with its bland and beige products. They display some of their furniture outside of their store and whether it was intended or not many people seem to use the chairs to sit and relax. Not sure what was going on with the empty chair and shoes though... [Author: [email protected] (visual gonthros)]
Tags: Photography, Anthropology, Photo Essay, MUJI 無印良品, Hirakata, Keihan Hirakata


Ask the Expert: The Dorm-to-First-Apartment Transition

September is nearly over, which means there’s no denying the end-of-summer, back-to-school feeling that comes when the mornings grow chillier, the days shorter, and the leaves browner. And whether you’ve just moved into a dorm, or off-campus housing, or a first “real” apartment, this is the time to think about what you’ll need to make your new dwelling feel like home. For advice, we turned to Clementine Quittner, a dorm decor doyenne who is in her final year at Brown University (she’s also the d...
Tags: Books, California, Brown University, Washington Dc, House, Apartments, Casper, Salvation Army, Expert Advice, Beds, Sponsored Post, Bedroom Furniture, Bedrooms, Muji, Michelle, Bedding


A Week In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, On A $12,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.The Money Diaries book launches on Tuesday, and we're doing a Reddit AMA to celebrate! Join Lindsey Stanberry, Refinery29 Director of Work & Money, on Tuesday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET. She'll answer ALL your questions on personal finance, women and mone...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Australia, Neil Gaiman, Netflix, United States, Malaysia, Social Security, Kuala Lumpur, Reddit, Bangkok, Muji, Don, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Marie Kondo


20 Cute Planners for Students (And How to Make the Most of Them)

Ready for a successful school year? It's finally that time of year again! The greatly anticipated back-to-school season is upon us once more -- in fact, some of us are already back on campus.We want to make sure that your new year back is as organized, successful, and of course, stylish, as possible by featuring the best college school supplies.The first step? A great planner, one that'll take you through the busiest days and the most ambitious plans, the frantic class shopping period, and all ...
Tags: Wtf, Organization, College, Kate Spade, Anthropologie, Planners, Muji, College Life, Daily Weekly, Anthropologie Anthropologie, Kate Spade Kate Spade, Ardium Premium Flowery Journal Mochi, Rifle Paper Co Rifle Paper Co, Bloom Daily Planners Bloom Daily Planners Wake, HiBi Weekly Notebook


Building Brands With Customer Driven Innovation

When the founder of the beauty website Into the Gloss decided to create a new cosmetics line, she didn’t contact vendors or post ads to entice new buyers. Instead she created an Instagram account —@glossier— and waited for suggestions to flood in. She mined the posts her followers submitted as she developed the line. Thousands of cosmetics aficionados helped her to build the new company. We used to purchase goods and services from professional artisans and manufacturers. Today it’s also every...
Tags: Hollywood, Microsoft, Lego, Michael Solomon, Lego Ideas, Branding, Muji, Lilly, Eli Lilly, James Surowiecki, CGC, Co-creation, Brand Research Brand Strategy Brand Licensing, Hillary Clinton Presidency, Red Chili, Polyvore Krush


Best Professional Bath: Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom by Megan Bachmann Interiors

The winner of the 2018 Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professional Bath is Megan Bachmann Interiors for her Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom project in Campbell, California. The project was chosen as a finalist by guest judge Stephen Alesch, who said: “The carpet is such a unique touch in this bathroom—as well as the shiplap around the tub. It’s breaking rules, but in an elegant, wise, and peaceful way.” N.B. This is the second of six posts spotlighting the winners of the 2018 Remodel...
Tags: Books, California, Hawaii, Modern, Bathrooms, Muji, MBI, Campbell California, Gardenista, Ann Sacks, Farmhouse Style, Farmhouses, Modern Farmhouse, Considered Design Award Winners, Stephen Alesch, Considered Design Awards 2018


We Need to Talk About...

...Notebooks. I might be a bit tardy about many things in life (unblocking drains, ironing, picking up spiders) but never let it be said that I shirk my responsibilities when it comes to the investigation and sampling of notebooks. For years I have been a Moleskine diehard; embellishing my book journals with a picture of my choosing, the notebook of the moment is never far from my hand and my pen. Then I migrated to Muji for a while and that was fine too. Occasionally I found myself going a...
Tags: Books, New York, Milan, India, UPS, Bruce Chatwin, Waterstones, Country Life, Muji, Dovegreyreader, Emily Wilson, Legami, Petrol Blue Legami Milano, Petrol Blue Small Legami


Notes on Osaka – A city break dedicated to eating and urban wandering

My first visit to Osaka in 1999 was as a stopover en route to the USA. I was there for less than a day, so it barely counts as a visit. I didn’t know it at the time, but that was the first day of my expat life. I was on my way the the US, and then the UK to begin my 2-year working holiday visa. Since that brief taste I’ve always wanted to go back and have a proper look. When I found some cheap flights from Vietnam via Hong Kong I booked in a mini break. I had four days in Osaka, and my main pu...
Tags: Travel Blog, Japan, Notes On, Osaka


China fines retailer Muji for listing Taiwan as a country

China is increasingly going after companies that don't abide by its territorial claims.
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Muji


The Resulting Products of MakerBot's NYCxDesign Challenge

To celebrate this year's NYCxDesign, MakerBot hand-picked 17 New York City  designers and put them to the test of designing and prototyping an object to improve daily life. The 13 individual designers and 2 design duos were each given a MakerBot Replicator and a few rolls of filament to bring their objects to life in about five weeks. Needless to say, the broad brief yielded extremely diverse results. The resulting products were put on display at the MakerBot headquarters in downtown Brooklyn. T...
Tags: Design, NYC, New York City, Competition, Brooklyn, PLA, Digital Fabrication, Muji, Ac, Nicholas Baker, James Krause, Prototyping, Nycxdesign, Gach, Joseph Morris, Juhi Solanki


Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

When Parisians Celia and Rodolphe bought a 1910 townhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the plan was to do a light remodel: new flooring in the basement and parlor, a kitchen on the main floor, and a refurbished upstairs bath. It’d be four to five months, tops. They got the permit and started work right away. Then their contractor called them with the news: The supporting beams had been eaten by termites and about 80 percent of the foundation needed replacing. “The small renovation we had planned t...
Tags: Books, California, France, Brooklyn, Morocco, Paris, Ikea, Toulouse, Anthropologie, Benjamin Moore, Calder, Bedrooms, Muji, Celia, Airbnbs, Williamsburg Brooklyn


NYCxDesign Recap Days 1-3

We're three days into NYCxDesign, and our calendars couldn't be more packed! Although we haven't hit ICFF yet, we've discovered plenty of smaller wonders around the city. There's so much going on that if you haven't visited our NYCxDesign Map, we suggest you do so before you get too overwhelmed. Below is a list of our favorite shows so far: WantedDesign Brooklyn We've got two words for you—Baby. Gym. If you're looking to visit an exhibit that explores the past, present, and future (or even pa...
Tags: Design, Instagram, Bower, Brooklyn, Levi, Seth Rogan, Colony, Muji, Soho, Jacobsen, Canal Street, ICFF, Hamilton Holmes, Nycxdesign, American Design Club, Chris Wolston


A Catskills Cabin Up the Hill from a Local Favorite, Available for Rent

A few years back we visited Table on Ten, the rustic restaurant in a tiny Catskills town where the locals gather for foraging workshops and community dinners. But no matter how incredible the wood-fired pizza, the town of Bloomville is a hike for those who don’t live nearby. Fortunately Inez Valk, the chef/owner behind the restaurant, now lets a small glass-walled cabin (a converted artist’s studio) to guests, just an eight-minute drive away from Table on Ten—so you can stay the night and wander...
Tags: Books, Ikea, Vacation Rentals, Muji, Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York, Hudson Valley, Hotels & Lodging, Hotels & Restaurants, Cottages & Cabins, Borren, Valk, Rental Houses, Bloomville, Inez Valk, Paola Murray


A Week In Brooklyn, NY, On A $17,700 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: an AmeriCorps member working in nonprofit education who makes $17,700 per year and spends some of her paycheck this week on Narragansett beer.Occupation: AmeriCorps MemberIndustry: Nonprofit EducationAge: 23Location: Brooklyn, NYSalary: $17,700Paychec...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, New York, Boston, Office, Chicago, Brooklyn, Mtv, Manhattan, Paul ryan, Npr, Quinn, Seattle, Mom, Rhode Island


This $3 Product Is the Secret Weapon That Makes Adele's Cat Eye So Damn Flawless

Image Source: Getty / Frazer Harrison I'm kind of starting to hate the term "on fleek," but that's really the only phrase that truly encapsulates the perfection that is Adele's eye makeup - specifically, her cat eye. Every time she walks the red carpet or appears in a music video, you can count on her to rock that signature wing that's so flawless, it's practically capable of clearing my skin, paying my bills, and curing my sleep deprivation. Unfortunately, I (and many other makeup novices out...
Tags: Makeup, Adele, Beauty, Muji, Ashton, Grazia, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty Trends, Eye Liner, Eye Makeup, Cat Eye, Michael Ashton, Beauty Hacks, Getty Frazer Harrison, E News Snag


An Inventive Sliver of a House in Tokyo by No. 555

Presented with an impossibly narrow slice of land in Tokyo’s Ota-ku suburb, architects Takuya Tsuchida and Kano Hirano of No. 555 came up with the HSK Subako (the owners’ initials plus “birdhouse”). Known for their tell-it-like-it-is brand of design, No. 555 create dwellings that celebrate everyday materials and allow the stuff of life to be on view. The owners of this particular perch are a product designer and architect couple. And since the former needed a place to work from home and to store...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Sweden, Uncategorized, House, Tokyo, Plywood, Miele, Muji, Frp, Small-Space Living, Architect Visit, Architecture & Design, Hirano, Open Shelving


15 Favorites: Japanese Countertop Appliances (Available in the US)

We live in the golden age of Internet shopping. Today you can sit at your desk and order a host of quirky Japanese countertop appliances that, a few years ago, would not have been available without a plane ticket to Tokyo. I, for one, find this news thrilling, and if you do too—and are willing to hassle with power converters or have it rewired by an electrician for the cause—then this list is for you. Here, our 15 favorite Japanese countertop appliances that ship to the US. Electric Kettle...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Uncategorized, US, Tokyo, Appliances, Japanese, White, Muji, Naoto Fukasawa, Zojirushi, 10 Favorites, Kitchen Appliances, Amazon Above, Small Appliances


China orders Muji to destroy catalog over ‘problem map’

BEIJING (AP) — Japanese retailer Muji has been ordered by Chinese authorities to destroy a catalog with a map that Beijing complained mislabels Taiwan and omits disputed islands, joining a string of companies rebuked for commercial materials that fail to reflect China’s territorial claims. The national surveying administration complained the map showing locations of Muji […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Ap, Taiwan, Beijing, Muji, Nation & World


Muji Opens First Hotel — A Zen Abode in Shenzhen, China

Japan’s minimalist retail brand Muji has just opened its first hotel—the first of a handful—in Shenzhen, China. Muji’s ethos is, walk as much as you can, wherever you can; eat well; sleep well; and stay fit—a perfect philosophy as it expands its brand experience into the hospitality business. The Shenzhen property is a showcase for the Muji lifestyle, featuring its items as well as being surrounded by serenity, situated on the South China sea and having grown from a fishing village of 30,000 to...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Design, Hotels, China, Uncategorized, Advertising, Beijing, Retail, Tokyo, Shenzhen, Brand Experience, Decor, Brand Extension, Muji, Architectural Digest