We Want To Move Into This Small-Space Japanese Home

MUJI is an organizing trap. You walk in to buy just one ballpoint pen, and you emerge an hour later armed with 20 clear boxes and five brown-paper notebooks. It's a Type-A heaven on earth.
With everything from simple slippers to streamlined coat racks, it makes sense this brand would next design a home for all its products. Now, MUJI has done just that — with a three-story prefab home (Tokyo's "the Vertical House") that just won a Good Design award. Similar to a treehouse, this apartment's levels connect via open staircase, giving the illusion of more space. Intended for densely populated urban areas, it's a minimalist dream. Click through for all the photos — and begin sending wishful thoughts to Japan that this home's next stop will be the States. Then, we can walk out of the store with a floor plan, too.

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