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Creating a luxury hotel that’s pretty much the exact opposite of the quite overdone Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas isn’t an easy feat, but Japan’s MUJI hotels have nailed it. Having opened their Shenzen, China hotel earlier this year, they’re about to open a new one in the Ginza region of Tokyo that exhibits the brand’s peace-imparting and visually stunning minimalism that belies most of Western culture’s excesses. MUJI brilliantly and appropriately describes its own aesthetic as “anti-gorgeous” and “anti-cheap,” but we beg to differ when it comes to the loveliness of the “less is more” approach. The new hotel will have 79 rooms parked from floors 6 to 10 in the new MUJI global flagship store. Nine room setups will be available, ranging from small spaces to big open plans. Sustainability is one of the brand’s major tenets, so there are recycled materials throughout, as well as a gamut of MUJI brand items in every room. The hotel opens April 4th, but you can make reservations now.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.