“chocolatexture”, released in 2015, was based on the theme of chocolates with the same raw materials but with diverse textures, and different tastes created from those distinctive textures. What was perceived through this design was that although “eating” is generally thought of as one action, actually the taste is recognized after going through various procedures such as “place on top of the tongue”, “bite”, “roll inside the mouth”, “melt” and “swallow”. “chocolatexturebar” is a single bar of chocolate, but the surface is divided into 12 faces each with diverse texture. By tasting each face with the tongue, where one can enjoy a new taste dimension that is unlike any other … Continue reading
Nendo has designed the new bottle for KENZO PARFUMES. Here is the press release by Nendo. ———————————————————————————————————- The new bottle and logo design for the newly launched fragrance TOTEM, directed at a new generation and developed by KENZO PARFUMS in Paris. Where previous generations have felt differences of nationality, language, and religion more acutely, the younger generation of today have comparatively fewer cultural divides to cross, enjoying a greater shared sense of identity through the global spread of online media and applications. This flexible and upcoming generation, with their mobile and vibrant lifestyles, are like a new ‘tribe’ in modern life, and this new unisex fragrance has been developed to … Continue reading
Sheep Cable Holder by Japanese producer h concept makes your cable look like a fleece. The large one is made for mobile phone chargers, and small one for head phones. It’s designed by Japanese designer Hiroshi Seki.
G architects studio’s Ryohei Tanaka designed a “hotel apartment” in Azabujuban, Tokyo. Here are the texts from the architect studio. Concept: This unique apartment is located in the very heart of Tokyo, inside a low-rise apartment complex, one block from a major highway. The client had been searching for a convenient location in central Tokyo and found this thirty-seven year old apartment located in the attic of the building complete with long, sloping ceilings and a raw interior. The sloped ceilings have been converted into a skylight allowing in natural sunlight with a wonderful unobstructed view of the city. Since this apartment is to be used for accommodation purposes, we … Continue reading
Made with Duralumin A7075, this is one of the most exclusive iPhone cases available in the market. Since 2013, DAQ has released “Square” and “IRUAL” series. “The Slit” is specially designed for iPhone 6. It has ventilated openings to allow signal to pass through. Material：Extra Super Duralumin A7075 Type：Cover Structure：No screws Color：Black / Silver / Gold The listed price is 2000$. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one.
oodesign’s “Floating Vase / RIPPLE has been relaunched and improved. It is more resistant than the previous version, and also the price is 14.5$ (about 11.7 EUR), 30% lower than the previous product. It is currently exclusively available at Japanese design shop for customers outside Japan. *oodesign is an award winning design studio established by Taku Omura. “Floating Vase / RIPPLE” is their first commercial product. Shaped like ripples in water, “floating ripple vase” floats on water. All you have to do is fill a container with water, and place a single flower in the vase. It will float around with a help of the movement of the air.
Japanese design shop is offering 50% off on “hope forever blossoming” flower vases. Filled with water, this vinyl envelope is transformed into a fully functional 3D vase. The refraction of light through the water adds to the beauty of this simple flower vase. Each envelope contains two vases. Japanese design shop
“Japanese design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture” has been released by Tuttle Publishing. It gives a unique view on Japanese design through a foreigner’s perspective, from traditional design such as Kimono and Ukiyoe to modern design, for example, “Butterfly Stool” by Sori Yanagi. This is not one of those books that attempts to explain everything about Japanese design. Instead, it examines “Japanese design” by looking into traditional Japanese cultural concepts such as “Wabi”, “Sabi”, “Iki”, and “Ma”. This relatively small 160-page book explains the foundation of foreigners’ admiration of Japanese culture and aesthetics. It contains over 200 images of Japanese architecture and objects to accompany a range of analyses on what … Continue reading
Over seventy artists are exhibiting their art work at a nine-story, soon-to-be demolished building in Tokyo. It is expected that many more older buildings in Tokyo will be demolished in the near future as they don’t have earthquake proof structures. The “BCTION” project offers unique opportunities for artists by making use of the dead space in the city.
Issey Miyake has released a series of accessories by collaborating with Tendo Mokko. Tendo Mokko is well known as a manufacturer of iconic furniture such as “Butterfly stool” by Sori Yanagi. Issey Miyake is promoting a collection with the theme “Rhythmatic Forest”, and the philosophy of Tendo Mokko has perfectly matched with the concept of Issey Miyake’s new collection. The accessories will be available at the following stores in Japan: Issey Miyake/Aoyama, Elltob Tep Issey Miyake/Ginza, Issey Miyake/Kobe.