26 In Misc


Jane and I were exploring a new neighborhood Friday, when we happened upon the oddest thing.  Right in the middle of Tokyo is a company called Bess, where you can order your own little log cabin, solar home, or a miniature swiss chalet.  This is the kind of thing that will happen only in Tokyo.  Strangely enough, Jane and I bought along the entire boxed set of Twin Peaks–it struck us a little unusual to run into this…

Big totem

Here is the entrance of Bess.  You can view the model homes, and they were very kind to let us take as many photos as we wanted.
Green guy
I'm not sure what this is…
Wooden bear


Fu dog
It was a little surreal.  We went inside a couple of the homes…
Kithcen 2


Fake dog
Fake dog…
Living room

Washing machine
Outdoor seating


Nao sized house
Nao found a house her size….more later.  xoxox

  • Studio L
    July 5, 2009 at 5:34 am

    I love Nao. Great shots!

  • sookoon
    July 5, 2009 at 6:05 am

    look forward to know more about bess! wow! i would love to visit there myself! thanks much for your blogging.

  • arline Jernigan
    July 5, 2009 at 6:19 am

    You guys are so lovable πŸ™‚ I love quirky and obscure, always have.

  • Isa
    July 5, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Twin Peaks is right! (That’s so funny that you brought the whole set with you, by the way. Sounds like something we would do!)
    I’m loving all that you are sharing with us – you are exploring all the great stuff!
    Nao needs that little pad!
    xo Isa

  • Style Odyssey
    July 5, 2009 at 6:57 am

    delightfully bizarre! i like that black leather sofa.
    the pic of nao, lol, cute!

  • Diane
    July 5, 2009 at 8:50 am

    gosh! that place is so cool! fake dog!!
    it reminds me of your home for some reason.
    have a safe trip back to the us!

  • Yansy
    July 5, 2009 at 9:34 am

    great pics. I happen to you and Jane, you guys are adorable and Carol should start her own blog. Continue having a blast in Tokyo.

  • sd
    July 5, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    haha i love the tree monster thing haha
    and i can’t believe you passed up a chance to buy a solar home or log cabin!!!!
    maybe next time haha

  • Jaranian
    July 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I’m part Japanese & this struck me as odd as well…
    love the post though, I did do a double take!

  • Winnie
    July 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    These model homes look quite amazing!

  • Joe
    July 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    haha theres nao again. πŸ˜€ nice shots and oh that fake dog is really cool

  • Cruz
    July 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Wow! That’s really cool haha. πŸ™‚

  • Christine
    July 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    That is really strange and cool. It doesn’t seem like something typically found in Japan, the woodsiness reminds me of Canada in the most stereotypical way.

  • Gisela
    July 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    That Nao is something else! loool I love it! these images are wicked!

  • Penny
    July 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    This is incredible! I’ve always wanted to go to Japan because you can take pics anywhere and capture something unique. I found some “box” houses from a Japanese company you can see here: http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/the_paco_japanese_home_is_a_3mt_cube_for_the_ultimate_prison_break_fan_.php
    The wooden homes ya’ll took pics of are so warm and inviting. They look like spas πŸ™‚
    OH!! AND- I LOVE Nao! My siamese cat is named Jasmine Macaroon-
    I hope the rest of ur trip is as beautiful as you’ve shown so far!

  • summer
    July 5, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Oh i like that bathroom! Feel;s like so fresh.=D Thanks for sharing it, have a nice day.=D

  • Sabrina
    July 5, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Hmm… The first piece looks like west coast Native art… And it’s a beaver! Hah! I wonder if it’s a replica or if it was actually made by a Canadian artist.

  • Elly * ClickClockCulture
    July 6, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Take me there! This is freakin FANTASTIC! It reminds me of this documentary I saw a while back about how the Japanese use their small space well. It showed all the tinytiny/narrow apartments and shops aand a building/apartment made up of cubes where you can just simply add more. They are goood!

  • meso
    July 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    lovely post…looks like a fun time. m

  • Aya
    July 7, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Not sure that I love the interiors of those houses but the sculptures are interesting indeed! Hope that you guys travel back safely!

  • Mads
    July 7, 2009 at 5:13 am

    The wooden moose is so cute!

  • Kendall
    July 7, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Nao’s a cutie!

  • coin-operated ninja
    July 7, 2009 at 5:58 am

    i want my own Nao too! πŸ˜€

  • thischicksgotstyle
    July 7, 2009 at 10:45 am

    What a cool store!!

  • Isabel
    July 8, 2009 at 9:20 am

    My middle name is Bess.

  • ragil mega
    July 9, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Wow that’s a very cute and cozy cabin. This is cool, I’ll visit these places when I visit Japan one day =)