Tokyo Design Week: The professionals

| Nov 5, 2016

Tokyo Design Week: The professionals

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Tokyo Design Week (TDW) seemed a little pared down this year, with a notable absence of a handicrafts creators’ fair and only one awards exhibition. Nevertheless, it still offered the familiar lineup of products, interactive installations, architectural models, artworks and robots, as well as ...

Designs on summer

| Aug 6, 2016

Designs on summer

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The Japanese summer is not for everyone. Unbearable temperatures, clammy humidity and glaring sunshine can leave you a dripping, squinting, frizzy-haired, hot mess. We can't help you — but here's a few Japanese designs that may make summer a bit "cooler" for you.

Our picks from Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

| Apr 30, 2016

Our picks from Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

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As always, Japan was well-represented at Salone del Mobile Milano last month, with Sou Fujimoto creating a forest of spotlights for clothing retailer H&M’s COS brand, Panasonic’s “Kukan — The Invention of Space” installation, as well as separate exhibitions, including the Experimental Creations showcase ...

The little things in life

| Jan 2, 2016

The little things in life

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Now that the season of extravagance is over, it’s time to kick back and enjoy some of the little things in life. Match of the day Incense can seem a little overpowering at times, especially in a small room or shared space. So, Hibi’s ...