Tokyo Baby Cafe—a mother-and-baby shop set to open in Japan—is somewhat redolent of Lewis Carroll's Alice in
Wonderland, with its pale blue-and-gray color scheme. Add the fact
that it caters for both adults and children, and all that's missing is a
cake labeled "Eat Me" and a bottle marked "Drink Me."
Oki Sato, who heads the firm Nendo, is one brightest talents in a new generation of Japanese minimalist designers. His designs have seldom been seen in the U.S.—but that changes with "Ghost Stories: New Works from Nendo," a new show at New York's Museum of Art and design which runs through January 10.