"In a New York City apartment, there’s not a lot of space, so it’s cool to take out a cushion or two and have it function as seating," says Ngai. The $65 lounge cushion only comes in two colors: orange and olive green. It folds in half for compact storage when not in use, or for extra padding. Plus, Ngai likes the way it looks. He’s not alone: one particular unboxing video of the Snow Peak cushion, posted by Jun Ho Kim—another New York product designer—has clocked over half-million views and counting.)
The high-quality designs of Japanese artists and artisans can be frustratingly difficult to find on the vast internet, especially if you don’t speak Japanese. Here at Japan Objects, we have carefully curated 100 of our favorite made-in-Japan products. Browse through our home, lifestyle, fashion, accessories and beauty selections, many of which are handcrafted with a distinct Japanese heritage in mind.
Kinome ceramic coffee filter. This reusable coffee filter makes it look as if you’re watering a tiny plant when it’s filled with coffee grounds. The little sprout in the filter functions as a guide for the appropriate amount of coffee grounds to put in and water to pour. No additional paper filter is needed to brew your coffee, and you can easily clean the filter by running it under water. When not used for brewing, the pot makes a nice decoration on the kitchen shelf.
We travel all over Japan to discover and draw attention to products and services that represent Japanese culture but that also appeal to a global audience. Below is a collection of home and kitchen goods to spruce up and add some Japanese flair to your space.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Nov. 24, 2022 -- When people worldwide try to locate and purchase unique Japanese products, be it original kimonos or a box set of luxury food items, they have a minimal selection of Japanese-themed boutiques or rely on big-box general suppliers like Amazon. At the same time, the long-lasting tradition, profound cultural phenomenon of longevity, and the zen-like mental health of Japanese people attract more and more people around the world.