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Plans For New Shibuya Skyscraper Unveiled


renderings of the new Shibuya Station Building slated to open in 2019 The face of Tokyo continues to change.

Thom Browne’s 2015 Menswear Inspired by Japaneses Textile and Geishas


photos by InDigital courtesy Vogue Japan Kimono-sleeved coats, embroidered koi fish, sheered mink applique of Mt.

A Japanese Engineer Hijacked a Cleaning Robot and Turned it Into an Artist


His name is Mr. Head. He used to be a janitor but last year he made a radical career shift. Now he’s an impressive, sought-after painter who creates abstract splatter paintings in the vein of Jackson Pollock.

Japanese Researchers Create Interactive Aerial Holograms Using Femtosecond Lasers


A consortium of Japanese researchers recently unveiled a project that utilized femtosecond lasers. I had no idea what that meant, but it sounded cool, so I read on.

Chaotic Photographs of Electric Cables Suspended Over Japanese Streets


all photos by Ikue Mio courtesy Sankei When visitors first come to Japan one of the things that surprises them the most is the abundance of overhead electrical cables.

Mikiya Kobayashi Gives Kutani Porcelain a Modern Twist


Photos by Yosuke Owashi courtesy Mikiya Kobayashi | click to enlarge Kutani porcelain dates back to the mid-1600s and is one of the backbones of Japanese pottery.

A New Preschool in Japan Designed to Accumulate Large Puddles When it Rains


the courtyard of the new Dai-Ichi Preschool in Kumamoto | photos courtesy Hibino Sekkei What is it about puddles of water that makes kids want to jump right into them with all their might?

Now Open: The New Oita Prefectural Art Museum Designed by Shigeru Ban


all photos courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects | click to enlarge “It is meaningless to build an art museum if you are going to imitate others,” says Ryu Niimi, director of the new Oita Prefectural Art Museum.

Chappie: the human shaped graphic design system is now an app


the chappie app allows you to configure your chappie avatar What is graphic design? We often think of it in the form of advertisements, books or magazines.

Undulating Toothpick Holder Mimics the Waves of the Sea


It isn’t often that the words ‘gorgeous’ and ‘toothpick holder’ appear in the same sentence, but this is the most gorgeous toothpick holder we’ve ever seen.

Designing Early Education: The Architectural Work of Youji no Shiro


some recent examples of early education facilities designed by Youji no Shiro | click to enlarge If you wanted great sushi you wouldn’t go to a diner, right?

Magnetic Japanese Wooden Pottery Hooks


How adorable are these pottery hooks?If you’re like me and at one point in your life fell in love with a potter’s wheel, or Japanese pottery, these hooks will make your day!

A Suspended Bonsai Installed Inside an Abandoned Power Plant


In the city of Charleroi just north of Brussels in Belgium sits an abandoned power station. Originally built in 1921, the coal-burning Power Plant IM remained operational for almost 90 years until it came under scrutiny for its massive carbon footprint and was decommissioned in 2007.

Moon House: a home designed around circular margins of undefined space


photos by kenta hasegawa courtesy Fumiaso Architecture & Associates Fumi Aso was recently named best young architect by the Architectural Institute of Japan’s Kansai chapter, for her Moon House.

Pantograph Imagines Gadgets From A Parallel World


A binary typewriter with keys for just zero and one A tube amp wireless router? A binary code typewriter with only a zero and one?

Yaskawa Bushido Project: an industrial robot replicates a master swordsman


First the robots came for our jobs. Then they came for our chess tournaments. Now, they’re coming for our martial arts too.

Photorealistic Pencil Portraits of Woman by Kei Meguro


Kei Meguro is a Tokyo-born illustrator and graphic designer. After moving to NY for art school she settled down in Brooklyn where she’s not only cultivated her photorealistic aesthetic but also established herself as a freelance illustrator with clients around the world.

Yokokuhan: a short film shot in the backstreets of Tokyo using YouTube’s new 360-degree perspective


Ever wanted to experience the perspective of a race car driver? Or the detective in a murder mystery?

Light Origami: Masakazu Shirane’s Immersive 3D Kaleidoscope Made From 320 Origami Shapes


Image by Destination New South Wales Now through June 8, 2015, Japanese spatial designer Masakazu Shirane has installed Light Origami, a giant 3D kaleidoscope constructed using over 320 different origami shapes.

Granbell: A New Design Hotel Opens In Shibuya


the main lobby of the newly renovated Grandbell Hotel Shibuya | all photos by Nacasa & Partners Want to stay in room that only comes to life when the lights are turned down?


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