design

Check Out Coca-Cola Japan’s Limited Edition Bottles Featuring Its Famous Landmarks

Summer is synonymous to soda drinks in Japan and there are many companies who are expected to draw the attention of consumers during this season. To coincide with the summer season, Coca-Cola Japan (日本コカ・コーラ) will be introducing five new limited edition bottles which will only be available in certain regions. These bottles will have exclusive…

The Extraordinary Career of Japanese Designer Keisuke Unosawa

Do you recognize the name Keisuke Unosawa (鵜野沢啓祐)? If not, you’re about to find out all about this fascinating man. Unosawa is a creative director and designer who was born in Tokyo in 1964. He worked for Katsumi Komagata (駒形克己) before going freelance in 1987. His success was preceded by numerous rejections but, eventually, his…

All About Inspirational Fashion Designer Issey Miyake and His Unique Style and Brands

There are so many great fashion designers in Japan but one of the most inspirational of these designers goes by the name Issey Miyake. He is popular for using new technology in creating innovative textiles and designs stemming from both Western and Eastern influences. He is not only a fashion designer but a fragrance connoisseur…

Switch Out Your Plain Credit Card Design For One of These Evangelion Themes!

Most of you who live outside Japan probably have standard or even boring-looking credit cards. But what does it matter? They’re are just credit cards, right? Japan has a different idea, as they do not neglect even the little things which we normally would not think require fancy designs. Thus, credit cards based on anime…

Learn About ’Mizuhiki’ and Why They Are Used to Decorate Japanese Gifts

Have you ever seen Japanese traditional ribbons before? These are called “mizuhiki” in Japanese. It is a form of art which uses special cords which are twisted to form various kinds of objects and shapes. These are commonly used for decorating celebratory gift envelopes. Let’s find out how it has been shaped over the years.…

The Screen: A Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Kyoto

A new year means a new way of traveling and some new adventures. There will probably be many people going to Japan in 2016. To have the best accommodation, it is a good idea to seek a place with superb Japanese hospitality. One of these great accommodations is situated in Kyoto, the center of Japanese…

3 Exhibitions in Tokyo from Fall to Spring all the Art Lovers Should Visit

Tokyo is undeniably one of the most exciting cities when one takes into consideration its unique and vibrant art scene. Therefore, what better way to spend your time in Tokyo than to explore the various exhibitions on display this Fall/Winter season? Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhat mori.art.museum/ Art lovers in Tokyo have reason to celebrate.…

See Creativity in Full Flare Every Year at Tokyo Design Week!

The 30th annual Tokyo Design Week kicked off on Saturday 24th October 2015. If you love to see new product design and art – or you simply want to experience a wonderful afternoon full of creative exhibits and shops, it’s a special event you will never forget. Located at Meiji Jingu Gaien Mae in the…

Furoshiki Shoes: Wrappable, Comfortable and fashionable!!

Like many other things in Japan, ‘furoshiki’(風呂敷) has survived many centuries. Literally translated meaning ‘bath cloth’, it almost went forgotten after WW2. furoshiki-shoes.jp/ Since the convenient bag/wrapping/decoration cloth got mostly replaced by plastic bags, it only experienced a revival in the new millennium with Japanese artists modernising it and trying to get back to old…

Back to childhood: edible chocolate pencils and paints!

The design firm Nendo led by the Maison & Objet Designer of the Year Sato Oki, with the concept of “Giving people a small “!” moment” through their designs, back in 2007, Nendo created chocolate-pencils as a collaboration project with the Japanese patisserie Tsujiguchi Hironobu. Chocolate-pencils nendo.jp/ The world famous patisserie Tsujiguchi Hironobu and Nendo…
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