From the yearly archives: "2010"

 Japanese Trash masculine design obsession inspiration

Via sketch42.

 Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

 Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

 Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

I typically find using this much wood — or any repeated material without interruption — to be either monotonous or overpowering. But this home manages to pull it off.

Art&Decoration via La Boheme.

 Japanese Trash masculine design ymmv tastethis

They’ve been everywhere this year — prompting Raina Cox from If The Lamp Shade Fits to ask “Are we done with Tolix?” — even Austin’s Taco Shack has them. But these in orange and in this setting work great, I think.

Via notmybeautifulhome.

 Japanese Trash masculine design ymmv tastethis obsession inspiration

I’m always looking for the items that are truly reflective of masculine design and this desk is a wonderful example of a stunningly simple idea. On its own, the piece is not bad — there’s a Sam Spade-meets-military vibe going on already — but add the customization and it really comes alive.

Purpose Restoration via Design Milk.

 Japanese Trash masculine design inspiration

This shot glimpsing a dining space and living space immediately drew me in. Plenty of the kinds of elements I always like are shown: the weathered wood dining table, what I’m choosing to think are leather-covered dining chairs, an armoire, large-scale art, wooden floors, that lamp, those architectural details…

Via The Design Files.

 Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

There have been few items since I began to focus Japanese Trash on interior design that have been more ubiquitous than Lindsey Adelman’s amazing hand crafted lighting. Some, like the above, I like very much and find to be appropriate for the space where it is shown. Often, though, it seems like the scale of the piece is out of step with the surroundings in many of the images I’ve seen.

Via yellowtrace blog.

 Japanese Trash masculine design obsession

Via The North Elevation.

 Japanese Trash masculine design obsession inspiration

I have some very definite ideas about how a home office should be set up so when I saw this image it resonated deeply for me. Here’s the list of why this works for me:

  • there’s a color palette here
  • abundant shelving is a must
  • as is a comfortable, ergonomic chair
  • the desk is facing out (not facing a wall)
  • task lighting over the desk is important, as is the accent lighting from the lamp on the window sill
  • the desk is large, with plenty of workspace
  • accessories are edited well with a mix of personal and utilitarian

Via cabbage rose.

 Japanese Trash masculine design ymmv tastethis

From what I can see in this shot, there’s really nothing about this kitchen I dislike and many elements that I think are great: the floor, cabinetry, appliances, table and chairs are all right up my alley. I almost always like a hanging door on a track, so no problem there. I do wonder about stacking items so high you need a ladder to reach them, plus, the space is awfully stark. What do you think?

Via The Life of Polarn Per.

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