A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the term and concept of Muji at the MoMA Online Store.

“The name “MUJI” is derived from the Japanese phrase “Mujirushi Ryohin,” meaning “No Brand Goods.” Over the last 20 years, they have developed a worldwide following with a guiding philosophy that emphasizes innovative and simple materials, processes, and packaging. The resulting products are streamlined, environmentally friendly, and beautiful in their simplicity.”

Muji Stationery

These beautiful desk and stationery products inspired me to make a “muji style memo pocket” – similar to the airmail memo pocket – using envelopes from brown recycling paper and leaving the cardboard uncovered.

Muji style accordion file folder

Accordion file folder

Accordion file folder