'Takehiko Inoue interprets Gaudi's Universe'

Jul 10, 2014

'Takehiko Inoue interprets Gaudi's Universe'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) left behind an unrivaled legacy of Modernist architecture — Casa Vicens, Casa Mila, the famous unfinished basilica Sagrada Familia and many more unusual structures. His imaginative, often colorful works inspired other architects and artists, and continues to do so today. As ...

Getting crafty in Yokohama

Jun 5, 2014

Getting crafty in Yokohama

by Magdalena Osumi

These days, stores and even markets are filled with cheap, manufactured and mass-produced products. It’s no wonder that there appears to be a bit of a rebellious demand for original handcrafted goods. This weekend, Yokohama hosts one of the biggest craft fairs in Japan, ...

May 30, 2014

Restored Japanese-style building opens to public in Taiwan

A 97-year-old Japanese-style building in Taipei was opened to the public on May 24 following an 18-month restoration and 10-year hiatus. Liou Wei-gong, head of Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, told a press conference in Taipei that talks about restoring Kishu An, a ...

Kenya Hara: the future of design

Jan 4, 2014

Kenya Hara: the future of design

by Cameron Allan Mckean

Sitting at a plain white table in a meeting room high up on the 12th floor of a narrow building in central Tokyo, product designer Kenya Hara asks me to picture a shallow plate in my mind. “Now imagine a slightly deeper plate,” Hara ...