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  • mysterious objet
  • A water jar? Or a bird figurine? I have no idea what this is, however it catches my eye. Very mysterious and attractive for me. [続きを読む]
  • natural material
  • This table light from Muji is probably designed by Naoto Fukasawa ( related page is here ). Simple geometric shape makes the appea
    rance modern, but the natural materials make us feel comfortable. Especially I like the combination of the hand crafted Washi, Jap
    anese traditional paper, and a block of wood.... [続きを読む]
  • lovely illustration
  • These lovely package for AUDREY, the popular sweets shop, is by Yoshie Watanabe ( related page is here ). The shape of skirts is i
    mpressive in the illustrations, and I think the low contrast of color scheme is also very unique. Her Kawaii world always attracts
    female customers and contributes... [続きを読む]
  • layers of words
  • This installation is just a small room coverd with words. I guess these words are from some literary work I dont know exactly. You
    can see so many layers of words in different color when you get closer. You can feel the power of hand writing from the work. (..
    . [続きを読む]
  • Honda battery
  • I know Honda used to manufacture an electric generator utilizing small engine in their product portfolio, but this latest one is p
    urely a powerful battery which supplys 500W maximum. Why Honda has to make a battery, not an engine? Well, an automobile company m
    ay not be an engine manufacturer any... [続きを読む]
  • unique layout
  • I met a unique way of display when I visited a gallery in Yokohama. Some paintings are set vertically on the floor. And also verti
    cally even to the walls. Therefore the both side of the work can be seen. The layout may be one of the important tool by itself... [続きを読む]
  • Roji in Kyoto
  • Roji, a narrow passage, is one of the attractive point of Kyoto you should walk in if you have a chance to visit. This one below i
    s a passage to the temple through a Japanese garden. The layout of stones looks modern, but has hundreds year history. Here is a..
    . [続きを読む]
  • Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima Chair is one of the icons of Naoto Fukasaws works. This chair recently became famous when Apples newly built headquater
    featured it for their visitor center. But why Hiroshima? It the place where MARUNI, the manufacturing company, is located. ( relat
    ed page is here ) Here is another version... [続きを読む]
  • pink dogs
  • These pink dogs with random white dots are by Yayoi Kusama. ( related page is here ) What do you think these are for? They are pho
    ne chargers. Yes, these are special edition set of cellphone from one of the major telecommunication carrier, around 10 years befo
    re. And they also... [続きを読む]
  • dog year
  • This is the year of the dog in Japanese astrology. Twelve animals are selected as signs of zodiac, last year was the cock and the
    next year is the boar for example. Here are dog robots, not horary signs but old AIBOs by SONY. The robot was designed as a... [続きを読む]
  • vacuum
  • The days before new year is very busy for most of Japanese to clean their houses. Many foreign people think curious when I say thi
    s story because for those who has a western culture background, the end of the year is to spend quiet days with their families. I
    guess... [続きを読む]
  • design cake
  • Yokohama Bay Sheraton has a small pastry shop, and their tiny cake pictured below is very good (their croissant is also wonderful
    BTW). Its taste is great of cource, and the design is visually unique as if celebrating the winter season. [続きを読む]
  • long life design
  • The lounge chair designed by Katsuhei Toyoguchi is the one of the iconic funiture of Japanese mid century modern era. This model i
    s also called Agura Chair, cross leg sitting chair, for the low and wide seat. Actually the seat hight is only 340mm and suits Jap
    anese traditional Tatami matt... [続きを読む]
  • share house
  • This is a concept miniature of an apartment house which has four rooms on the upper floor and a large sharing space on the ground
    floor. This concept was done by an architect team called ondesign, and realized in Yokohama city. Each private room has its own st
    aircase outside to... [続きを読む]
  • EV concepts
  • Every car maker appeals their EV concept these days, and Toyota is not exception ( from my another blog ). They say sensors hidden
    in the cocpit detect drivers behavior and emotion, then AI reflects the driving properly. The exterior design is also futuristic,
    although it looks like a toy... [続きを読む]
  • Big Site
  • Tokyo Big Sight is the name for Tokyo International Exhibition Center, and is around 20 years old now. The style of the buildings
    is a kind of the Post modern, and the convention center which designed like the inverted pyramids with titanium panels covered bec
    ame the symbol of the area.... [続きを読む]
  • autumn in Kyoto
  • I found unique shape of holes on pavements of a street in Kyoto. And then noticed tiny red berries were dropped and blowed in the
    holes. I dont know what they are, but must be tasty for birds. And autums leaves, of course. ( related page is here ) Winter... [続きを読む]
  • autumn in Nara
  • When I visited my hometown Nara, it was the season of Kaki which is one of the typical autumn fruit in Japan. ( related page is he
    re ) It is also well known for the famous Haiku subjected about together with Nara. And I found another fruit, but I really... [続きを読む]
  • floating hotel
  • A gigantic luxuary liner was at the pier of Yokohama port. Everytime I see this kind of ship, I think its like a floating hotel. (
    from my another blog ) Its hard to tell how much floors it has, but at least 10 floors can be counted from the... [続きを読む]
  • Nicola and Yayoi
  • Finally I had a chance to enter GSIX, new comercial complex in Ginza. ( related page is here ) The interior of the building is des
    igned by Gwenael Nicolas ( related page is here ) who is a Tokyo based French designer. He created golden lattice panels which rem
    ind us... [続きを読む]
  • avant-garde
  • Ikebana, Japanese traditional flower arrangement, has many styles and schools. ( related page is here ) These works below are prob
    ably categorized as a kind of avant-garde style. Some works are almost an installation of modern art. Bamboo seems to be quite imp
    ortant material for the Japanese arrangement. Some works... [続きを読む]
  • dots
  • POLA which is a Japanese cosmetic brand has changed their visual identity last year. I am not sure why they applied dots pattern f
    or their visuals, but it looks very modern and suits their new POLA logo. [続きを読む]