“On Design” looks at a few recent product releases that highlight Pantone’s newest color(s) of the year.
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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“On Design” looks to 2021, the Year of the Ox (or cow, depending on who you ask), with a few design collaborations featuring the auspicious bovine.
The former textile director of Miyake Design Studio is still pushing the boundaries of natural fabric, craftsmanship and sustainability.
Exhibitions showcasing the fashion brands' creative collaborations with artists highlight the evolution of fabrics.
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.