Monday, September 26, 2005

"Beauty is to be found in disarray"- Sakae Osugi

I've always been slightly intimidated by those Japanese interior design books that are are so popular in the West [1,2,3,4,5]: all clean lines and beautiful simplicity of design. How could I ever get my Japanese interior to live up to the ideal? Wouldn't you have to have some kind of compulsive disorder to get your house that clean!

So I was mightily reassured to stumble upon Tokyo Shoes's link to a photo book called "Tokyo: a certain style", which documents the reality of Tokyo interiors.

A. and I aren't hopeless outcasts after all! Compare and contrast the Tokyo book's desk:

With mine:

By Jove! I think I've got it!


Anonymous said...

Sorry to be a spoil sport, but I think that your's is too tidy to qualify for 'certain style' appellation!

Nonjatta said...

Adding more mess is not a problem, it is taking it away that is the problem

kozappa said...

I can help making the room more "stylish"?

kozappa said...

Or rather, G. will do a splendid job!

Anonymous said...

Well, I think if you had taken a longer shot of the study....then I feel sure you would have qualified without having to let G loose in there at all