RL Ideas: Japanese-Inspired Interiors (Part 2)

Showcase your fondness for toys and other cute collectibles when decorating your space


His fascination with Japan's cute character culture lead Italian designer Simone Legno to build a successful brand that glorifies exactly such. Simone's signature characters are somewhat a hybrid of adorable Sanrio and edgy anime figures which delight the kids and the young at heart.

To date, his Tokidoki brand has collaborated with different retail brands such as Le Sportsac and Smashbox, and has done designs for establishments like Hotel Fox in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Picks by Kathleen Valle. Photographed by Jun Pinzon (unless stated otherwise).

Read the original article ("Yay! Kawaii!”) in the May 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Design Inspiration: Tokidoki

An impressive collection of toys from Japan and other countries is the focal point in this game room.

See more photos and view the full home here:

Pieces that you may want to consider:

Harakiri Nailhead Cloak Stand, P13,500, Dimensione

It has removable branches that allow you to reconfigure this any which way you want it.

Raviolo Chair by Ron Arad for Magis, P35,950, Dimensione

Orange Pillow, P980, Sifra Interiors and Objects

Tokidoki Sandy Vinyl Toy, find similar at Secret Fresh and Domani

Skull Mug, P450, AC+632

Multiple Choice Chuppa Rabbit Moneybank, P699.75, Dimensione

Umbra Ocean Artala Can, P1,400, Dimensione

*Prices are subject to change.


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