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I have a thing for Japanese tapes.  The colors and patterns are amazing.

1 I have a thing for Japanese tapes. The colors and patterns are amazing.

I love this clip.  It will look great holding all of my inspiration tears on my desk.

2 I love this clip. It will look great holding all of my inspiration tears on my desk.

These bring me back to my childhood, when I would get a complete set of pencils and crayons each year.

3 These bring me back to my childhood, when I would get a complete set of pencils and crayons each year.

Great housewarming gift.

4 Great housewarming gift.

Remember my clock idea in the last post... here are the numbers.

5 Remember my clock idea in the last post... here are the numbers.

I bought a set of each size pizza dish - one for me and one for Alexis.

6 I bought a set of each size pizza dish - one for me and one for Alexis.

Love the size and shape of these metal bowls.  They are mammoth.

7 Love the size and shape of these metal bowls. They are mammoth.

This musical toy was beautiful.  Just look at its shape and colors.  Plus, the sound it makes is lovely.

8 This musical toy was beautiful. Just look at its shape and colors. Plus, the sound it makes is lovely.

I was completely transfixed by these two wooden toys.  One was a hedgehog and one was an elephant - and both came home with me.

9 I was completely transfixed by these two wooden toys. One was a hedgehog and one was an elephant - and both came home with me.

The store has a lot of objects to catch your eye.

10 The store has a lot of objects to catch your eye.

I plan on doing much of my holiday shopping at just a few places this year to minimize stress and one place on my list is Design Within Reach's Tools For Living shop in Soho.

So, when I went over the other day, it was no surprise that I got a lot accomplished--and spent some money on myself and my apartment. Each product is a work of art.

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Comments (4)

  • These masking tapes conjure memories of the old days, when I did business in and traveled through Japan. Their culture is filled with so many art forms. Thanks for sharing, Kevin. :-)

    Shannon

  • Hi Kevin, nice shop reminds me of MUJI store in London, amazing stuff. I checked Design Within Reach website they have beautiful stuff, nice furniture and accessories. The wooden toys are cute, you're right the products are work of art.
    The entryway post is really interesting, always looking forward to reading your nice and informative post.
    Merci!

  • I love Design Within Reach. I actually collect their catalogs, which are also inspiring, from a publication/layout-design standpoint.

  • I can see some amazing things happening with those fabulous numbers in your entryway.... I may have to use your idea as my inspiration:)

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