Whether it’s a verdant backyard or a colorful window box, plants are making a comeback in the home.
Mio Yamada is the Art, Life & Style editor of The Japan Times. A former magazine editor and trends researcher, when she's not perusing galleries you'll find her taking photos and being distracted by shiny objects. She's also surprisingly British.
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Board games have received an upgrade thanks to some talented Japanese designers.
Japan House London has launched a virtual tour of “Anno’s Journey: The World of Anno Mitsumasa,” its recent exhibition celebrating Japanese illustrator and storyteller Mitsumasa Anno.
From face shields to social distancing apps, made-in-Japan creativity has got you covered.
Sheltering in place may just get you thinking more about design. Luckily, there are plenty of videos online that can help in this endeavor.
With the 2020 Pantone color of the year being Classic Blue, On: Design introduces a few blue-tinted modern classics.
As many of Japan's traditional crafts and industries hope to adapt to survive, more young designers are offering their creative help
Alvin Cheung talks about the caffeine-charged world of entrepreneurism, design and "coffee terroir."
At times outlandish, other times artistically stunning, Polish film posters proved that postwar communism couldn't crush creativity.
From horizontal vases to panty-clad glasses, Japan's handmade market can offer some extraordinary gift ideas for Valentine's Day.