Never heard of Muji? Then either (A) You've never been to Japan or (B) You rarely flex your modern design muscle. If both are the case, I'd recommend dealing with (A) first.
Muji, for the uninitiated, is a Japanese retailing phenomenon that – according to Wikipedia – "is distinguished by its design minimalism, emphasis on recycling, avoidance of waste in production and packaging, and no-logo policy." If you want or need something for your home or your life, chances are that Muji has it in a stripped down, ingeniously packaged, invariably affordable version.
Muji products are currently available in the U.S. only through the MoMA Design Store. But that's about to change. In November, Manhattan will get its first devoted Muji retail outlet and my bet is that it's going to be a phenomenon. Soon, we'll all be turning Japanese. Photo Credit