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Jean Snow

A longtime resident of Tokyo, Jean Snow lives and breathes design, pop culture, and gaming, sustained by an unhealthy addiction to magazines and frequent visits to his favorites cafes. He has reported on these obsessions for various online and offline publications.

For Jean Snow's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Innovative products rethink generic design

| Sep 5, 2014

Innovative products rethink generic design

Be prepared with Nosigner The latest project from Eisuke Tachikawa — founder of design firm Nosigner and a frequent presence in this column — builds on the humanitarian work he has been involved in since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Barely a day passed ...

Watch out for Nendo

| Jul 4, 2014

Watch out for Nendo

Nendo’s latest work to catch the attention of this column is its Fusion collection — an entirely new series of furniture and houseware comprising 13 pieces for Danish furniture maker BoConcept. As the name suggests, Fusion fuses different design elements together to allow pieces ...

Classic home products get quirky updates

| May 5, 2014

Classic home products get quirky updates

Crisp and dry lettuce As the name suggests, Vegetabrella is an amusing umbrella by H Concept that, when shut, looks rather convincingly like a head of green leaf lettuce. Stacked together, they could easily be mistaken for a display at a grocery store. Made ...