We are eagerly awaiting next week's release of the new Muji monograph, appropriately titled Muji (published by Rizzoli). Known for their insistence on functionality over ornament, the brand has taken on designers like Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa (of Super Normal fame). The company is, however, purposely secretive about the designers of specific pieces, allowing them to avoid the vanity of celebrity design and, incidentally, to keep prices low. I highly recommend visiting one of their five NYC stores, even if its the slightly abridged version inside the Jetblue terminal at JFK. You're bound to find something you can't live without. Via NYTimes.