Exhibitions showcasing the fashion brands' creative collaborations with artists highlight the evolution of fabrics.
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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With a slick, minimalist design, Material Market is one of the few ventures in Japan that allows the general public to purchase craft waste materials.
As remote working becomes the norm, “On: Design” picks its favorite interior goods designed to help make the home office space less of an eyesore.
Like many industries, design, art and fashion has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic — from major exhibitions and trade fair cancellations to drops in consumer sales. But in Japan, there could be a fine silver lining to the disruptions. Not only has innovative ...
Irwin Wong’s personal project, which began with photos of craftspeople he admired, is now an insightful deep dive on Japan’s traditional crafts.
The project’s theme is “The Tools are Suitable for ‘Ourselves From Here On.’” Here are a few “On: Design” favorites from the initiative.
From trailing secret lovers to suspicious dentists, Goro Koyama says his job isn't quite what you see portrayed in film noir.
Japanese craft events have taken a blow in 2020. “On: Design” looks at one that did manage to take place, and another that has gone digital.
Since the kickoff of plastic bag fees at shops in Japan, there’s been no shortage of new eco-bags. “On: Design” has a few designer alternatives to the tote.
The art collective teamLab, known for its dazzling immersive exhibitions, has opened a new museum of interactive digital installations in Fukuoka.