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Compiled by Mayumi Saito

Wood You Like Co.
Maki Nibayashi

Wood You Like Company
…You definitely wood to add a soothing, natural touch to your home. Much of the furniture available in Japan is made of composite materials sandwiched between wooden surfaces. Using authentic woods, however, this store provides simple, smooth and durable furniture. To keep the naked feel and to add luster over years, Wood You Like Company's furniture is all oil-finished and only requires a wipe with a soft cloth for daily maintenance. Products include tables and desks, chairs and stools, benches and sofas, cabinets, chests and dressers. Made from oak, cherry, walnut or maple, the furniture comes in a wide variety of sizes, and many items can be custom-made with extra drawers, etc. The glass-covered walnut "My Collection Table" comes in at JY103,000 and is equipped with drawers on both sides and detachable separators. And the cherry "Four Delta Console" (JY248,000) can accommodate up to 200 CDs in its drawers.
5-11-25 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku (Tel: 03-3797-1027)

Demode Q
Viva recycling! This store features used items, all fixed up and given face-lifts. Discovered in flea markets or bought from antique dealers, this collection of catchy designs spans the '60s, '70s and '80s. Furniture, lights and musical instruments prevail. Before you buy you can request to test the electric devices in the store, but don't expect sophisticated functions from those black-and-white TV sets - their selling point is their anachronistic beauty. Check out Japanese toasters from the '40s (JY1000), Sanyo's antique rice cooker (JY2000) and the Sony building-shaped radio from the '60s (JY38,000). Musical instruments include a Yamaha synthesizer (JY38,000) and gut guitar (JY9800). Imported findings include an Italian floor lamp (JY20,000) and a "Carnalton Fresh Milk" American signboard (JY95,000). Just one item from Demode Q will bring a unique and retro flavor to your home.
20-4 Shinsencho, Shibuya-ku (Tel: 03-3463-3225)

Grand Chef
Cooking aficionados can find eclectic confectionery goods, pots and pans, as well as professional items, at Grand Chef. Check out the assortment of American muffin and cookie cups, French manufacturer Matter's Gingerman tart mold (JY5800), and other cake tins. Kitchen whizkids should check out the Swiss Zyliss onion chopper (JY4000), usable right on the cutting board, and the German Westmark ice-cube crusher (JY2800). Interesting local products include an antique-looking scale (JY8000), a parsley and herb mill (JY1900), a chestnut (or pumpkin) shackler (JY3000), and a revolving tea strainer (JY660) that can be hooked on a cup. The copper radish grater (JY4200-JY5720) and bamboo cooking chopsticks (JY780) are also professional Japanese chefs' favorites.
2-18-15 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku (Tel: 03-3724-8989)


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