It's one of the world's most iconic expressions of a night sky: a bold yellow moon, a milky expanse of stars and gradated shades of blue alongside the swirling silhouette of a cypress tree and a distant sleeping village. "The Starry Night," created by Dutch ...
Danielle Demetriou is a writer who swapped her native London for Tokyo in 2007. From art and design to business and fashion, she writes about all things Japan-related for international newspapers and magazines.
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Have a young budding animation director on your hands? "The Science Behind Pixar" exhibition takes kids (and so-inclined adults) through the process from modeling and rigging to simulation and rendering.
Tokujin Yoshioka's design for Homme Plisse Issey Miyake/Aoyama, Issey Miyake Homme Plisse's first flagship, includes gravity-defying clothing rails, raw concrete minimalism and a showstopping special pleating machine.
Nature takes precedence in Shigeru Ban's unusual design for Shishi- Iwa House, a resort hotel in Karuizawa designed to encourage human interaction within luxury minimalism.
Young children and ceramics are not an obvious mix — the former having an alarming tendency to break the latter the second they come into contact with one another. But there is one situation when combining the two works like magic: children's pottery classes.
The Unko Museum, the world's first museum of poop, may be a flush of joy for kids, but is it fun for adults too?
With almost 50 percent of the global "Moomin market" in Japan, MoominValley Park has the ideal audience — nostalgic adults, kawaii fans and, of course, woodland-creature-loving kids.
Perhaps one of Japan's most child-friendly hotels, Risonare Yatsugatake is a mecca for young families. The guestrooms are spacious, staff are ever-patient and there are kids' menus in the restaurants.
The world of programming not only has countless educational benefits for kids, but it can also be an impressive creative outlet.
Industrial designer Harri Koskinen talks about his designs for the Iittala x Issey Miyake Home Collection and the affinity between Japanese and Finnish culture.