Bright ideas for bookmarks, toys and apps

| Jun 18, 2016

Bright ideas for bookmarks, toys and apps

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Kyouei Design’s flashy bookmark The tech-savvy may prefer to read e-books from tablets these days, especially since one of the advantages is that the device is often backlit making it easier to see text in dim environments. Printed matter, however, never seems to lose ...

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

Jun 7, 2016

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

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June 14-July 31 The French term “toile de jouy” translates as the “cloth from Jouy-en-Josas,” a chintz-producing town in the south-west suburbs of Paris, and it refers to a specific style of textile that was used for both clothing and furnishings. These monochromatic printed ...

Dec 21, 2015

311 entries for Tokyo Olympics logo make first cut

A total of 311 designs survived the first round of the second Tokyo Olympics logo competition, the organizers said Monday. Twelve members of the logo selection committee voted on the designs after they were displayed on screens. The selection process was streamed on the ...

Dec 7, 2015

Over 14,500 logos submitted for 2020 design competition

Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they received 14,599 proposals for the new logo before the noon Monday deadline. The emblem selection committee had hoped for at least 10,000 submissions after only 104 were provided for the ill-fated previous competition, which was restricted ...

Dec 1, 2015

More than 2,500 logo ideas submitted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee has received more than over 2,500 designs for a new logo, the selection panel’s chairman said. Organizers began accepting new submissions Nov. 24, and by 5:30 p.m. Monday, 2,559 had been received. Seeking a broad spectrum of ideas, ...

In Japan toilet design contest, there are no 'loo-sers'

Jun 21, 2015

In Japan toilet design contest, there are no 'loo-sers'

Japan is holding its first-ever toilet design contest, with organizers looking for the “most comfortable,” “cheapest for the developing world” and “safest for women,” officials have said. In a bid to find the nation’s loveliest lavatories, a government panel is seeking applications that prove ...