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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:

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 ...

Get ready for the wintry, cold and wet season

| Dec 2, 2013

Get ready for the wintry, cold and wet season

A coffee table with a twist Looking for a coffee table that doesn’t need a stack of photo books to get your guests’ attention? Then consider Shigeichiro Takeuchi’s Tricom for interior brand Commoc. Its glass surface reveals an unusual base that is simple yet ...

Getting creative in the home

| Nov 4, 2013

Getting creative in the home

Let’s take the tube If you like practical, everyday furniture that still retains an unusual aesthetic, the Paper Tubes Bench by Rewire’s Akihiro Otsuka is ideal. As you’ve probably guessed, the main components are paper tubes, which are wrapped in fabric that’s available in ...