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The experiment of focusing a week’s worth of Japanese Trash content around one topic is continuing this week with posts on interior design inspired by nature. Or bringing nature into your interiors. Or just the general idea of incorporating nature. It’s a broad theme, and I’m looking at it from multiple directions, such as:

Indoor Plants

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: indoor plants. | japanesetrash.com

Plants inside the home are an easy way to bring nature into interior design. Photo: Anders Schonnemann.

Live-Edge Wood

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: live-edge wood. | japanesetrash.com

I’ll also take a look at incorporating live-edge wood elements into your interior design. Photo: Dustin Aksland.

Lakemoore Drive

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: Lakemoore Drive. | japanesetrash.com

You won’t want to miss this house tour featuring a renovated 1960s showpiece. Photo: Full Tilt Photography.

Favorite Cabins

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: favorite cabins. | japanesetrash.com

Cabin life is just about as close as any shelter can come to being part of nature; I’ll show you some of my favorite cabins. Photo: Thomas Murphy and Rick Rochon.

Cabin Style

Coming up this week on Japanese Trash: Cabin Style. | japanesetrash.com

You don’t have a cabin but want to live like you do? I’ll share some ideas for bringing cabin style into your space. Photo: Kevin.

There are a few more posts still in the planning stage for this week, so you’ll have to check in to find out what else I have in store for you as I take a look at nature at home.

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Does it seem odd for a week devoted to British influence on interior design to kick off with a feature on famed minimalist John Pawson? Were you expecting Union Jacks, Chesterfields and “Keep Calm and Carry On”? Never fear, those are on their way as well; but when I was considering designers to feature this week, John Pawson was a given. Once you see these examples of his work, I think you’ll agree.

Pawson House

Minimalist kitchen by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House

Baron House by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House courtyard by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House living & kitchen by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House living room by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House bathroom. | japanesetrash.com

With Baron House, in southern Sweden, Pawson reimagined and elevated traditional Swedish farm buildings into a compound of minimalist shelters surrounding a central courtyard. Using contrasting textures–rough cobblestones in the courtyard and smooth concrete floors inside, wood and upholstered furnishings, and concrete elements in the bathroom–the result is a feast for the senses.

Get the Wishbone Chair, used by John Pawson in the Baron House, here:

Montemaggio Estate

A Tuscan estate by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Montemaggio Estate's eat in kitchen. | japanesetrash.com

Montemaggio Estate by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Pawson infused his style into this Tuscan estate, keeping the existing structure–a former monestary–but “regularizing” the form via minor adjustments. Inside, you see minimalist forms executed using exquisite millwork and stone detail. Note the soft light emanating from beneath the floating stone hearth.

The table lamp there on the hearth is reminiscent of the PH 3/2 lamp; here’s the floor lamp version of that:

John Pawson Housewares

John Pawson cookware for Demeyere. | japanesetrash.com

Demeyere cookware. | japanesetrash.com

Tableware by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

When Objects Work | japanesetrash.com

Like many successful designers these days, John Pawson’s influence extends beyond architecture and interiors and into our everyday experiences of home. His tabletop and cookware designs help bring the masterful minimalist feeling of his spaces into your hands.

The Demeyere John Pawson Stainless Steel 6 Piece Cookware Set is available here:

Want to own a distinctive design by British minimalist John Pawson? The Demeyere John Pawson stainless steel cookware set is available here:

Books by John Pawson

Pawson has published a number of books on subjects from how photography inspires him as a designer to eating and entertaining. Here is a selection for you:

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