Private nooks are uncommon in small flats, which is why these wood and rice-paper rooms have hit the spot in Japanese homes. The so-called J.room (below), which made its debut in the United States recently at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, can be assembled in 40 minutes and comes with a tatami mat. According to Morisho, which also makes traditional Japanese altars, the rooms were designed 'to create a tranquil Japanese atmosphere within a small apartment'. The rooms are almost two metres high, 2.3 metres long and one metre wide and are available in three styles: Basic (US$5,900), Japanese (US$7,000) and Asian ($6,600), plus shipping and duty. Morisho is hoping to sell its products in Hong Kong and is looking for a distributor here. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .