Give your living space a warm, ambient touch with these three innovative lighting products.
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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Three creators who are using the classic material in innovative and modern ways.
Ahead of its opening on Oct. 22, “On: Design” has picked a few standout events from this massive design showcase to help you make the most of the festival.
The art of paper folding has been inspiring kids and adults for generations. “On: Design” looks at a few contemporary goods inspired by the aesthetics and utility of the time-honored craft.
Two major creators who enjoyed the limelight during the 2020 Tokyo Games, Nendo and Kengo Kuma, have recently released affordable, elegant items for the home.
The architect’s first major solo exhibition showcases 74 public spaces and facilities, and an installation featuring CGI cats that reveals a deeper contemplation of urban landscapes.
Liberty’s rollout of its From Japan With Love collection of textiles, a collaboration with eight contemporary Japanese artists, includes a capsule collection of clothing and stationery.
With mate-mono, Komatsu Matere is taking the inevitable quantities of leftover and cut-off fabric that come from manufacturing and creating stylish sustainability.
Once standard workwear for tradespeople, Anything Co. Ltd.’s maekake feature contemporary graphic designs, iconic ukiyo-e prints, manga characters and sports team logos.
Today, tiles are an architectural staple. Many are still made using traditional techniques, and some manufacturers are finding creative ways to revamp their wares for a wider audience.