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Japanese Kyoto Style

kyoto premium

http://www.kyo.or.jp/premium/

I've been looking into Japanese design lately -- a friend is decorating their basement in this style -- and came across the website this picture is from. Quoting:

"Kyoto symbolizes the elegant beauty of Japan and is the cultural heart of the country. KYOTO PREMIUM is a new lifestyle concept that combines excellent craft techniques, exquisite beauty and modern design. A lifestyle that is as relaxing, natural and cultured as possible is come true by KYOTO PREMIUM products. They will surely change the way you live.

Since Kyoto became the capital of Japan in 794, the city remained the political, economic and cultural center of Japan for over 1,000 years. Though it is still the center for most of Japan's traditional craft industries, it is also home to many of Japan's leading high-tech companies and new venture businesses. Now Kyoto's challenge is started to produce something new for the future generation.

Kyoto is still the production center for Japan's highest quality textile crafts. The exquisite weavings of the Nishijin textile district, the incredibly delicate patterns and colors of Kyo-yuzen dyeing, and the fine textures of Shibori tie dyes are all world famous. The city is also well-known for the creativity and skill of its designers, production craftsmen, producers and consumers who have the sense of beauty. All these factors play a key role in maintaining Kyoto's position as one of the greatest creative cities in the world."

More products on site.
Site's in Japanese, English and French, link above.

Cafe

Red Velvet Sofa, Italian Bed & Orbit Poolside Seating

Some pieces I really like:


Red Sofa | Lafayette | Red Velvet

The Lafayette is a great piece of furniture for your home, office or speakeasy. Nicknamed the "Cherry Bomb" in this fabric the attractive style of this sofa has made it a best seller. Order this sofa in the fabric and style shown or choose from any of our other cool fabrics and create a masterpiece of your own!
Dimensions: 84"W 35"D 33"H 23" Seat Depth
Shipping: In stock sofas 1-2 weeks, Custom 2-4 weeks
Fabrics: Microsuedes, Leatherettes, Velvets, Velvet Swirls, Wild Patterns

$649.00

Seen at:
http://www.coolsofa.com/product_info.php/cPath/1/products_id/72

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Marilyn Bed by Mario Bellini from Flou - I like the white fabric one.

The pin-up girls of the 40’s and 50’s would be proud of the Marilyn bed available from Flou. Designer Mario Bellini brings us this adorable bed from a bygone era in true European style. The bright red lipstick shaded leather surrounds the sensuous curves. The Marilyn bed is also available in white fabric or leather for a slightly toned down appearance. Matching mattresses, ottomans, benches and bed linens are also available at Flou. The slatted or orthopedic base provides for ultimate comfort for those lazy Sunday mornings. It is only sold in a double size bed. Go to Flou to coordinate this bed into your next design.

Seen at: http://www.trendir.com/archives/000323.html
Made by:
http://www.flou.it/pro03.asp?catId=1&eleId=36

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And these are just cool but a TAD bit pricey, ringing in at $7883 [LoL]:



Seen at: http://www.trendir.com/archives/000198.html
Made by: http://www.domo.com.au/manufacturers/dedon/orbit_sofa
Cafe

Kachelöfen & Outdoors Decor

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What a great space. I'm usually not for wooden interiors but here it looks very nice.

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The curved shape is great.

Kachelöfen. I love them. They're a part of "home" for me as we had one in our holiday home. I used to sit on the warm tiles reading or just hanging out. It's so cozy. I'd love to have one in my home.

I also liked these. They'd make some beautiful outdoors decor:

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Pic Sources:
http://www.honka.si/html/news/img/interierji/Kachelofen.jpg
http://www.tt-ofen.ch/images/of4.jpg
http://www.art-mosphaere.de/feuerzauber-menu-produkte.html
Cafe

Moroccan Lanterns & Seating

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I've always loved these and the patterns they make against walls and ceiling when lit. Either the electrical ones or candle-lit. Looking at the prices on American websites makes me laugh as these can be bought for about 1/10th of the price in Morocco - and that's when one is a foreign traveller, locals would pay even less. Ah, well. They can always claim import costs and of course these stores need to make a profit. Beautiful, atmospheric decor either way.

Picture Source & Store:
Looks like they have some interesting things from all over the world. http://www.natashascafe.com/html/lamps.html

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Bonus pic, just because it fits here.

I've seen similar, really elaborate mosaics in people's homes in Morocco, especially the old ones in the Medina that look beyond plain from the outside. It's like entering paradise - unexpectantly. I love the seating here as well.