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“The ingredients for quality living

are spending your time well, in a beautiful space.

Quality living makes for a rich and fulfilling life.”

This is a practical guidebook for those who wish to enjoy graceful, quality-filled lives. Packed with ideas on simple yet refined way of life that originated in Japan, Emiko Kato shares living concepts from Dominique Loreau, a popular French essayist who has lived in Japan since the 1970s, as well as her own personal philosophy on how to life a simple life.


- How to choose quality objects

- The convergence of interior design, storage, and purging to create simple, beautiful spaces

- Ecologically friendly suggestions for daily living, gift giving, and more

- Improving yourself in order to improve your quality of life

About the Author

Emiko Kato

Emiko Kato is an interior designer and designer of products related to residential housing. She is also well-versed in the area of lifestyle research and table setting. Her modern designs that combine Japanese and European life styles are highly regarded throughout the design industry, frequently prompting requests for her to pen articles and hold lectures.

She has published a wide range of titles including Crash Course on Speaking Like a Lady, The Rules of Elegance, The Rules of Aesthetics, and Une Bonne Vie – Rules for Simple and Graceful Living. Her titles have sold a total of 530,000 copies collectively.

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