As with most of the world our thoughts are with Japan - the devastation is so difficult to comprehend. An extraordinarily beautiful country of many contrasts - cutting edge technology, mixed with ancient traditions, not to mention their wonderfully avant-garde street fashion! - Japan's sparse design ethos is not only practical, it is truly elegant. Testament to this is Galerie Vie's Spring 2011 catalogue which is full of beautifully simple objects.
For ways to help Japan hop on over here.Images from Galerie Vie (first discovered via Claire Vivier - one of her bags feature on page 15).