Dancer Pau Aran Gimeno presents a creation by designer Yuima Nakazato in Paris.
LIFE / Style & Design
Jan 25, 2024
Yuima Nakazato stages operatic haute couture show on Paris runway
The designer's spring-summer runway collection was linked to the opera "Idomeneo," debuting next month in Geneva.
Kyoji’s Ma_do Fragments Wall Art collection of stainless steel frames, designed by Katsuyama Motonori, features off-cuts and other objects selected from Kyoji’s collaborating craftspeople.
LIFE / Style & Design
Nov 18, 2023
Off-the-wall designs to spruce up your home or office
On: Design looks at some products that can bring new life to bare walls.
Origami enthusiast Ken Lin carefully arranges his artwork for display at a monthly gathering in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui area.
LIFE / Style & Design
Nov 1, 2023
Hong Kong's origami fans share their passion at regular meet-ups
To Ken Lin, and many other origami enthusiasts in Hong Kong, the Japanese art "feels like magic."
Gala Espel’s “Archeology of the Future” fuses digital technology with handcraftsmanship to create silverware and jewelry of industrial forms and natural motifs.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Oct 17, 2023
Designart’s young creators foreshadow the future
On: Design this month focuses on the work of five creators selected by Designart judges for its 2023 Under 30 program.
The Materials Provided by Mizuno Baseball Bat Tableware set is made from a recycled, discarded baseball bat and includes two large tumblers, a vase, a small cup, four cutlery rests and a sake cup.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Sep 30, 2023
Game-changing designs from sporting goods brands
On: Design looks at two major Japanese sporting goods companies that have launched unique SDG-inspired projects.
Designed by Sadamaranai Obake, Kumomonaka is a wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionery) kit that encourages those in mourning to talk about the past while creating sweets in colors that remind them of their deceased loved ones.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Aug 26, 2023
Japan-made novelties with deeper purpose
The easiest way to understand Japanese cultural concepts might be through these smartly designed products.
The Cards series of aluminum statement earrings, designed by Kanako Matsuo and manufactured by Marushin Industrial Co. Ltd’s in-house brand Alart, each comprise five pieces that can be hung on loops in any combination.
LIFE / Style & Design
Jul 22, 2023
Summer is the season of playful design debuts
June's Interior Lifestyle Tokyo international trade fair was filled with objects designed to spark a little joy in life.

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