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Feb 4, 2017
Put the pedal to the metal for Valentine's Day
If you haven't sorted out your loved one's special gift yet, On: Design this month has mined a few new ideas from Japan's metalworking industry.
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Dec 31, 2016
Breakfast, served in style
Who says we can't play with our food? There's nothing wrong with serving a little bit of humor at the dining table.
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Dec 3, 2016
The British connection
While Brexit may have muddied the waters separating Japan and Britain, the design collaborations between the two island nations are still strong.
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Nov 5, 2016
Tokyo Design Week: The professionals
Tokyo Design Week (TDW) seemed a little pared down this year, with a notable absence of a handicrafts creators' fair and only one awards exhibition. Nevertheless, it still offered the familiar lineup of products, interactive installations, architectural models, artworks and robots, as well as a new outdoor "air-tent" display of giant transparent inflatable spheres, many of them comprising collaborations between universities and big-name designers.
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Oct 1, 2016
Building new design ideas
This month looks at fresh materials — from industrial metals to cocoa-inspired leather — to spruce up the work space.
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Sep 3, 2016
The cat's meow of creature comforts
This month, On: Design lets the cat out of the bag about The Japan Times' love of pets by allowing Chibi-chan, my adopted stray, to review a few products that she claims may persuade her to become a house pet.
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Aug 6, 2016
Designs on summer
The Japanese summer is not for everyone. Unbearable temperatures, clammy humidity and glaring sunshine can leave you a dripping, squinting, frizzy-haired, hot mess. We can't help you — but here's a few Japanese designs that may make summer a bit "cooler" for you.
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Jun 4, 2016
Japanese design reveals all
Japan is clearly having some fun with transparent product design.
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Apr 30, 2016
Our picks from Salone del Mobile Milano 2016
As always, Japan was well-represented at Salone del Mobile Milano last month, with Sou Fujimoto creating a forest of spotlights for clothing retailer H&M's COS brand, Panasonic's "Kukan — The Invention of Space" installation, as well as separate exhibitions, including the Experimental Creations showcase of innovative design and the unveiling of the entire series of 2016/ Arita-ware project collaborations. Here's our pick of a few unusual ideas that also showed in Milan.
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Apr 2, 2016
Bags of innovative design
Bags exist in that limbo between fashionable and functional. They carry a purpose but elements of design and style make all the difference.
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Mar 5, 2016
For fine dining a la mode, Issey Miyake and kilns in Arita are putting Japanese aesthetics on the menu.
For fine dining a la mode, Issey Miyake and kilns in Arita are putting Japanese aesthetics on the menu.
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Feb 6, 2016
Sweet design, from Japan, with love
As Valentineu2019s Day approaches, stores are always looking to promote unusual sweet ideas u2014 making it a great excuse for designers to rethink candy and, of course, for the rest of us to enjoy the results.
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Jan 2, 2016
The little things in life
Now that the season of extravagance is over, it's time to kick back and enjoy some of the little things in life.
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Dec 5, 2015
Bathed in good design
The traditional Japanese end-of-year "spring clean" is usually when you discover that some of the home's furnishings are a bit worse for wear. So why not look into some stylish investments now, before you get the broom out for the new year.
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Oct 31, 2015
Updating tradition at Tokyo Design Week
Promoting Japan's artisanal history and new design
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Oct 3, 2015
Furniture that goes against the grain
Seeing both the wood and the trees
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Sep 5, 2015
Smarten up the work day
As you rethink your wardrobe for the autumnal chill, why not smarten up your work style too?
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Aug 1, 2015
Get creative and join the competition
If you went to this past weekend's Maker Faire at Tokyo Big Sight, chances are that all the new ideas — both innovative and kooky — have sparked your own creativity. The timing is good, since there are three upcoming design competitions that are not only free to enter, but will also turn winning ideas into marketable products.
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Jul 4, 2015
Design that sounds good and looks even better on paper
Folding Tokyo's icons
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Jun 6, 2015
A few ideas that may ring your bell
Someone in your way? You can ring your bell

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