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ON DESIGN

LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Aug 26, 2008
The Pantone Slide, TwistTogether Lamp and Sony Sountina
Tower of audio power If there's one thing you can surely trust Sony to do, it's to stoke our technolust with innovative new audio products. With the introduction of the Sountina nondirectional speaker, Sony continues that tradition. The 180-cm tower of sound, which includes a subwoofer, looks like it was built by NASA and has a full array of specs that are guaranteed to arouse your ears.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jul 22, 2008
A head-turning umbrella and other designer treats
Electric bean
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jun 24, 2008
Mag racks, Issey Miyake watches and a tidy little cellphone buddy
Label of love With pretty much anything now just a quick printout away, is there really still a place in the office or at home for the humble label writer? Looking at the Tepra Pro label writer from King Jim — a company mostly known for its colorful binders and filing systems — it becomes apparent that there's something comforting about the old-school charms of a device that devotes all of its efforts to that one task. But the Tepra Pro is indeed a tool of the modern age, with the aesthetically pleasing cube opening up to reveal an LCD screen and tiny keyboard — used to write your message — using an amazing array of colored labels to print on. The Tepra Pro series includes two models: the self-contained SR600 label writer (available in white or red) at ¥24,000, and the SR3700P label printer, which plugs into your Windows or Mac computer via a USB cable, for ¥21,000.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
May 27, 2008
Toothpaste tube chandeliers, eco-seats and other design highlights
A toothy light
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Apr 22, 2008
A prototype in your livingroom
When architect Keiji Ashizawa decided to move his Tokyo studio into a new space last year, he wanted to do something with it before settling in. So he arranged an exhibition last December in which a group of Tokyo-based designers presented all manner of prototypes for commercial products such as the 5 Stacking Chair (pictured right).
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Feb 26, 2008
METAPHYS' LADD mag rack, Lemnos' new mirror and H Concept's PhotoHanger
Hanging vanity
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MULTIMEDIA / ON: DESIGN
Jan 22, 2008
Naoto Fukusawa, the peg pencil, Gallery Le Bain and more
Naoto Fukusawa: Beech Boy
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Dec 25, 2007
MoMA store in Tokyo, plus stylish New Year cards, cat toys and vacuum cleaners
MoMA Design steps in
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Nov 27, 2007
Design Week in Tokyo; Good Design Award
Tokyo Design Week, the 2007 edition, has come and gone, and now we have to deal with the fallout: what we saw, experienced, and enjoyed throughout the weeklong design showcase. Although it truly is an international event, here are a few highlights from some of the Japanese participants.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Sep 25, 2007
Tokujin Yoshioka, Nosign Design etc.
A drop of light
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Aug 28, 2007
Kyosho's MANOI PF0, IDEA International's MACINARI-TAKUMI collection, etc.
Your new best friend
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jul 24, 2007
DoCoMo's Simpure L2, Uniqlo's Hotels Homes, etc.
Word play
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jun 26, 2007
Metaphys, Bunaco, etc.
Earlier this month at Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center, the massive Interior Lifestyle show hosted more than 600 exhibitors, more than half of which were domestic companies. Having dug through the many products on display, this week I will spotlight the best Japanese designs you can expect to see on shelves in the coming year.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
May 22, 2007
OVO, DateBlock, VAPE No. 1 NEO and DECO LAMP
Eggish timer
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Apr 24, 2007
Conof, One Percent and Panasonic's new mini-speakers
Shredding mystery When I first laid eyes on the Conof by n.o.l., I had no idea what it was but immediately developed a unprovoked yearning for it. So when I eventually figured out that it was a paper shredder, there was a moment of disappointment -- secrecy and sensitive documents play no part in my life.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Mar 27, 2007
KOKUYO, MUJI, PILOT and MONO for spring
Spring is in the air, and that means two things: a city draped in the pink of cherry blossoms -- hey, pink is the new black, so get with it; and the start of a new school year. So I'll concentrate this month's picks on a few items that will make you more productive with a touch of a style.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Feb 27, 2007
A grab bag of affordable products
Great design ideas do not necessarily need to cost an arm and a leg -- even though some manufacturers would like you to think so. With that in mind, this month's picks are a grab bag of affordable products, all under 10,000 yen (the small version of the Oblong clock excepted). Also, you should be able to find most of them online at the Caina design store (www.caina.jp).
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jan 30, 2007
Between the crafty and the user-friendly
Receptacle for the respectable It wouldn't seem that much could be done to improve on the functionality of the lowly water dispenser -- all you need is a receptacle and a tap. Enter Kai House with the Adhoc product from their Kitchen Design Movement collection. It features both a paired-down design -- it's almost nothing but a stand -- and a stark sense of modernism that makes it an attractive addition to the kitchen. The advantage to owning an Adhoc is that it can be used with any PET bottle, so you're not limited to using a specialized container to supply the water. The only thing you'll really need to consider is whether you'll want to load your bottle as is or take the time to remove labels and go for that clear "au naturel" look. The Adhoc water dispenser sells for 8,000 yen and is available in either stainless steel or blue.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Dec 26, 2006
Easy Desk Aluminum, Waste Me Not Calendars, Plusminuszero's Humidifer, Metaphys' celtis game
The new year brings with it a perfect opportunity to make life improvements, or at least pretend to do so. This month's column, therefore, is about making you more productive, better organized (with a touch of eco-related ingenuity), enhancing the air around you -- as well as adding a bit of fun to our otherwise busy lives. Even better, everything can be ordered online, so accessibility should not be an issue, or an excuse (as long as you live in Japan).

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