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Issei Miyake and Reality Lab.

Issei Miyake and Relaity Lab. collaborated and released a series of lamps titled “In-EI ISSEY MIYAKE”. “In-EI” means “light” and “shadow”, which is aesthetics traditionally appreciated in Japan. Recycled polyester used for the lamps is strong and does not require an internal structure, and at the same time, it is possible to fold it down when not in use. It is a winner of iF design award 2013.

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Kobito by Miyuki Fushitani

“Kobito” was designed by Miyuki Fushitani, an interior design student at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. It is a set of a cup and a cup stand to use in a bathroom. The advantages of using the stand is that it keeps the cup dry, prevents the cup from getting dusty, and most importantly, makes you smile. “Kobito” has already been released by +d in Japan, and it will be available at | Japanese design shop in the near future. Please send us an email with the subject “Kobito” if you wish to receive a notice when it is released. submit(a) (please replace (a) with @ ) Specifications: Size: … Continue reading

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Toronc by Metaphys

METAPHYS Tronc is a card stand, which not only holds postcards or business cards in order, but also utilizes information more efficiently by visualizing and positioning the importance of information. For example, important business cards can be put at a higher position.

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Vegetable/Fruit Block by Paperable

Vegetable/Fruit Block is a memo pad created by “Paperable” based in Ishikawa, Japan. It is a collaboration by Ishikawa prefecture’s local art community KAPO, and printing company Yamakoshi.

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String strainer by Taku Omura

“String strainer” was designed by Taku Omura of oodesign. Thanks to the eco-friendly resin “UNI-PELE”, it is possible to adjust openings of the strainer. That makes it easier to keep the strainer clean. It won the grand prix at the Kawasaki industrial design competition 2011.

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Calm trees iPad stand

Calm trees iPad stand is part of “Sample project” promoted by designer/creative director Toshihiko Sakai. There are so many trees that are not suitable for building material because of their shapes. These trees are often left in woods as transporting those trees is too expensive to justify. Sample project has bought those trees and created new products. Using timber from forest thinning is becoming a popular way to make use of trees, but Sample project has another approach in order to rejuvenate the Japanese forest industry. “Calm trees” iPad stand looks like a polished stone. It is handmade and polished one by one, so each product has different shape. Size … Continue reading

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Interview with Nendo

Japanese design studio Nendo introduces their new product for Kartell: “Cliff bookcase”

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“Sparkle for Kartell” by Tokujin Yoshioka

Kartell will release “Sparkle for Kartell” at Milan design week, which is taking place in Milan this month. It was designed by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka. The collection of stools is made from polycarbonate which appears to have the texture and cut of crystal glass.

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Oros by EAトCO

Oros is a grater designed and manufactured by EAトCO, located in Tsubame, Nigata, which is internationally recognized for its cutlery and metal manufacturing industry. The curved form keeps the contents from spilling out.

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Amsterdam based visual artist Niko Lanzuisi is raising funds through indiegogo in order to create “a series of short documentary films showing aspects of Tokyo’s creative culture that usually remain inaccessible to those outside of the respective scenes, especially if they don’t speak the language” The first episode of his project is UAMOU. It is a toy design studio established by Ayako Takagi Tokyo x Creatives Indiegogo campaign #1 from studiodonbe on Vimeo.

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