We live in the age of the brand. And accompanying it is a frenzy of visual signage: pictograms, which transcend language and convey meaning to any number of tongues and (…) Read more
When I wrote to Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture about moving to Tokyo years ago, he suggested saving enough money to live for a year or two, and focusing on developing relationships and a community in Tokyo. I would offer an alternate strategy… Read more
If you make notes on scraps or single sheets of paper, it’s easy for them to get lost, or tatty. An alternative is post-it type notes, but you still have to stick them somewhere eh? You could use a standard memo block, and write directly on the pad (to keep everything together, and your desk tidy), but what happens when you need another sheet? More loose sheets! Read more
Ever heard of Slow TV? It`s a new film genre in which an event is filmed in it`s entirety – often live – and afterwards also broadcast in the same pace in it`s entirety.
This is also the formula which French Ludovic Zuili and and his production partner Simon Bouisson used to create Tokyo Reverse. Read more
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we looked at some of the intriguing aspects of the way people’s everyday lives are affected by design in Japan. Whether the result of a (…) Read more
Desks have limited space and therefore prime real-estate can be incredibly valuable as things like computers, books and paper pads all fight for coveted spots. But design duo Naoki Ono (…) Read more
The world is richer for another – what I would call – interactive musical design toy. Before you read further be warned that this might affect your productivity once you (…) Read more
Japan has had a long-lasting affinity with stationary, which results in simple yet fascinating products like this Journey Pencil.
This is the third iteration of the essay Japanese Graphic Design: Not in Production. The first appeared in the German typography magazine Slanted in 2012. The second version appeared on (…) Read more
Hi there, we’re Kaboomi Studio, but you can call us Kaboomi. We’re a boy & girl team in Tokyo, sharing Japanese design with the world and the worlds design with (…) Read more