Posts tagged "japan"
Soft stone massage pillows

Soft stone massage pillows

Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune and Mårten Claesson of the Swedish design and architecture group Claesson Koivisto Rune is launching a set of massage pillows for Dream, Japan. One of the main challenges of this commission was to encourage the brand to go against the Japanese medical device market sector norms of employing an attention-grabbing mixture...
Shichi-Go-San「七五三」Festival: November Cuteness in Japan

Shichi-Go-San「七五三」Festival: November Cuteness in Japan

Now that the summer is reaching to an end, it is maybe time to find travel inspiration for November. November is my favorite month, when spent in Japan. The air is crisp, but not cold yet. The typhoons are a forgotten nightmare. The sun shines over the leaves changing color. The weather is so beautiful, that...
Boro - The Fabric of Life highlights traditional Japanese patchwork textiles

Boro – The Fabric of Life highlights traditional Japanese patchwork textiles

Every summer Domaine de Boisbuchet  shows a new and interesting exhibition related to design and architecture. The exhibition this year is called Boro – The Fabric of Life” and highlights traditional Japanese patchwork textiles. The Boro textiles represent a lot of the essential principles of traditional Japanese ethics and aesthetics. The exhibition presents approximately 50 blankets, bags,...
Guide to the Foreign Japanese Kitchen

Guide to the Foreign Japanese Kitchen

The cookbook “Guide to the Foreign Japanese Kitchen” is a result of the MA degree project by Moé Takemura, an industrial designer newly-graduated from Lund University, Sweden, originally from Japan. The book shows how you can cook Japanese food using locally available ingredients in Sweden. Historically, for a very long time, people used to eat...
365 Charming Everyday Things

365 Charming Everyday Things

365 Charming Everyday Things is a project for introducing everyday items that have accompanied the lives of Japanese people. These items represent Japanese wisdom, skills and aesthetic sense, offer practical usefulness in everyday life, and provide a sense of comfort, fun and small happiness to us. A total of 365 charming items have been selected to...
Kanda - Shintoist simplicity, extreme quality and no fuss

Kanda – Shintoist simplicity, extreme quality and no fuss

The back streets of Roppongi hide a culinary gem, crowned by three Michelin stars and named after Hiroyuki Kanda, its founder and owner. The interior is as minimal as the seats at the bar, where all guests get a chance to stare at the genius at work. Luxury materializes with the charming waiter and the...
Lomography loves Japan

Lomography loves Japan

Still the world is struck dumb with horror looking back on the tragedy that hit Japan last month and people around the world are standing in awe of the strength of our Japanese friends. Before the disaster struck, Lomography was working on a special edition dedicated to the Golden Week in Japan. After what happened,...
Please help Japan

Please help Japan

Dearest our friends in the world, As you may already have known, Japan was hit by the largest earthquake ever recorded on Friday, March 11th. The huge quake and devastating tsunami has left the overwhelming damage to the country and we are still facing this terrifying conditions. As I have received the message from all...
Sfera's Uchiwa

Sfera’s Uchiwa

Japanese design brand Sfera started the original Uchiwa collection in the summer of 2009, as an example of adopting Japanese traditional craft into our daily life. Uchiwa is a flat, non-folding Japanese fan which have been a familiar part of daily life since centuries. Sfera’s Uchiwa is redefined to fit contemporary lifestyle, simply showing its...
Drainspotting - another wholly distinct aspect of contemporary Japanese visual culture

Drainspotting – another wholly distinct aspect of contemporary Japanese visual culture

As Remo Camerota was photographing his book ‘Graffiti Japan’ he came across various drain designs in different prefectures. Camerota started documenting these manholes and eventually collected enough to get a book together. “I noticed there was an otaku culture based around these manhole covers, as well as a huge internet following. People actually have website museums...