Joining forces over food, clothing and housing, the six founders of Osaka’s Graf have collaborated on videos, lights, jewelry and exhibitions. They opened the shop and cafe in 1998, and have been designing for it ever since. Co-founder Shigeki Hattori explains their philosophy: “Comfortable living is realized through our senses, which means that we shouldn’t create any products that interfere with that. For instance, chairs and tables are used by people, so physical senses are reflected in their design.” Graf 4-1-9, Osaka-shi 530-0005 Osaka Japan TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Plein Air Café Drawing from the impressionist ideal of painting outdoors, partners Soo Choi and Kevin Heisner have made Chicago's Plein Air Café a dreamy space. St. John Bread and Wine Opened by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in 2003, St. John Bread and Wine combines a daily set menu with baked goods and artfully chosen wines. Do You Read Me? When it first opened its doors in 2008 in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, this popular magazine shop presented a modest collection of 100 titles. Peter Miller Architecture Peter Miller Books has been an essential place to visit in Seattle for a quarter century. March If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful San Francisco shop called March. Heide Museum of Modern Art Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to while away your afternoon.