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ON DESIGN

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Jul 19, 2020
Omotenashi Selection 2020: Artisanal items with Japanese flair
The sixth annual Omotenashi Selection recognized 68 products for good design and cultural relevance. Three homeware items caught On: Designu2019s eye.
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Jun 21, 2020
Design solutions for the green thumb (or at least the green at heart)
Whether itu2019s a verdant backyard or a colorful window box, plants are making a comeback in the home.
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May 17, 2020
Not your mother's Monopoly: A new wave of board games
Board games have received an upgrade thanks to some talented Japanese designers.
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Apr 22, 2020
Designing for good: Creators in Japan respond to the coronavirus
From face shields to social distancing apps, made-in-Japan creativity has got you covered.
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Apr 19, 2020
Visit the workplaces of Japan’s artisans while staying at home
Sheltering in place may just get you thinking more about design. Luckily, there are plenty of videos online that can help in this endeavor.
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Mar 23, 2020
Classics anew for a year of blue
With the 2020 Pantone color of the year being Classic Blue, On: Design introduces a few blue-tinted modern classics.
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Feb 17, 2020
Fresh ideas for old-school crafts
As many of Japan's traditional crafts and industries hope to adapt to survive, more young designers are offering their creative help
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Jan 20, 2020
Handmade in Japan with love
From horizontal vases to panty-clad glasses, Japan's handmade market can offer some extraordinary gift ideas for Valentine's Day.
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Dec 30, 2019
Waste not want not in Japanese design
The limitations of recycling and repurposing materials frees the imagination for unusual, amusing and clever design in Japan.
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Nov 25, 2019
Need last-minute, shipping-friendly holiday gifts?
The holiday season is closing in fast, and if you're looking to send gifts u2014 especially to overseas u2014 you likely only have a week or so at the most to get to the post office. Here are a few ideas that shouldn't need more than a Jiffy bag to pop in the mail.
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Oct 19, 2019
Designart Tokyo 2019 takes art and design to a new level in Japan
Now showcasing an impressive 300 designers and brands in over 100 locations, Designart Tokyo 2019 has branched out to include two new areas to it venues list u2014 Shinjuku and Ginza u2014 and introduces a slew of high-profile participants.
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Aug 25, 2019
Enhancing the power of a flower
From elegant bud vases to innovative color-changing vessels, ceramists in Japan prove you don't need an elaborate bouquet to highlight flowers in the home.
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Jul 28, 2019
Elegance from the factory floor
Striking designs can come from unusual inspirations. This month looks at designer collaborations with Japanese veteran manufacturers, including a laboratory glassware maker, and an injection mold specialist.
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Jun 23, 2019
Here's to good old household items
Manufacturing in Japan has had a lot to contend with since its latter Showa Era (1926-1989) golden years. With so many cheaper imports available, locally made everyday items are becoming increasingly harder to find. But there are some manufacturing stalwarts out there who are surviving and surprisingly producing the same ubiquitous items they always have.
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May 26, 2019
New brands to delight design fans
From cat beds to toy DJ decks and sleek furniture, plenty of stylish goods are emerging from Japan's new brand lines.
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Apr 28, 2019
Design winners and favorites
Now that the flurry of activity that surrounds the annual Salone del Mobile has died down, this month's On: Design takes a look at a few of the interiors fair's Japanese prizewinning ideas and new product debuts.
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Mar 24, 2019
Japan is ready for Milan Salone 2019
As Salone del Mobile (April 9-14) in Milan, Italy, approaches, some of Japan's top designers are now releasing teasers for their contributions to the world's largest interior and furniture fair. This month On: Design previews a few installations that look set to promote Japan's industries in a show-stopping way.
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Feb 24, 2019
Japan's hotels design new experiences
Among a crop of new hotels in Japan are several unique establishments aiming to support local artisans, while offering guests experiences that go way beyond a comfy bed and fine dining.
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Jan 27, 2019
The last 2018 concept winners
Now 2019 is in full swing, On: Design takes a final look at a few of 2018's end of year noteworthy prizewinners.
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Dec 2, 2018
When the thought really counts
This month's On: Design focuses on a few everyday items that offer much more than meets the naked eye.

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