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Spoon & Tamago

All About Spoon & Tamago
Drawing from an extensive multicultural database and resources, Spoon & Tamago attempts to comprehensively cover all aspects of Japanese design, from fine art and architecture to product and graphic design.
Bespectacled Rice Made by Farmers with Glasses

Bespectacled Rice Made by Farmers with Glasses

This product literally puts a face with a name!

Grab Hold of These Hanging Animal 'Furoshiki'

Grab Hold of These Hanging Animal 'Furoshiki'

These fun, animal-print wrapping cloths can be used in a number of ways!

Inspirational Vintage Illustrations of Trains

Inspirational Vintage Illustrations of Trains

Discover the many groundbreaking locomotive images by Japanese illustrator Koyata Yasui.

Treehouse Built Around 300-Year-Old Tree

Treehouse Built Around 300-Year-Old Tree

A treehouse can be a sacred fortress for a kid, or even just a really fun piece of outdoor architecture for anyone who doesn't suffer from acrophobia. But if you plan to visit this treehouse, you'll have to make a reservation!

Photographing the Many Faces of Mount Fuji

Photographing the Many Faces of Mount Fuji

Check out the many ways Mount Fuji photographers capture this glorious mountain!

En-Gi Green Furniture by Mono Goen

En-Gi Green Furniture by Mono Goen

This charming furniture design isn't just a place to sit and read a story, it IS the story!

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido

The Blue Pond in Hokkaido

High levels of aluminum hydroxide turn this Hokkaido pond an incredible shade of blue. If it looks familiar, you may recognize it from Apple's OS X Mountain Lion wallpaper!

Choreographing the Cosmos

Choreographing the Cosmos

This Japanese startup is working to create meteor showers on demand!

Garage Garden Designed by Landscape Artist

Garage Garden Designed by Landscape Artist

Home garages are often seen as an addition to a house, solely purposed to park a car. However, this unique landscape artist takes gardening one step further, by complimenting a homeowner's vehicle with his design!

100 Views of Tokyo

100 Views of Tokyo

Embark on an artistic journey throughout Tokyo with Shinji Tsuchimochi's 100 illustrations!

Kokedama Ice Cream—Japan’s Next Big Dessert

Kokedama Ice Cream—Japan’s Next Big Dessert

Believe it or not, this delicious-looking dessert was inspired by moss balls!

Rainbow Contrails Created by Cloud Iridescence

Rainbow Contrails Created by Cloud Iridescence

It's not uncommon to see a rainbow in the sky after the rain, but it's definitely a rare and fascinating experience to spot one in the clouds!

Free Vitamins Offered to Fast-Food Eaters

Free Vitamins Offered to Fast-Food Eaters

A clever pop-up shop puts a new spin on nutrition awareness by giving away free vitamins to fast-food eaters.

The Latest Addition to Japan’s 'Art Islands'

The Latest Addition to Japan’s 'Art Islands'

This new hotel development will amplify your urge to visit the Setouchi Art Islands!

Artless Craft Tea & Coffee

Artless Craft Tea & Coffee

Similar to a Japanese tea room, this café places less emphasis on design and more on high quality hand-roasted tea and coffee.

Flower Vases Made From Repurposed Wormy Wood

Flower Vases Made From Repurposed Wormy Wood

Wood is a subject of taste — from the beetles who enjoy eating it, to the designers who enjoy reusing it.

Delicious Lego Creations in Odaiba

Delicious Lego Creations in Odaiba

Check out these Lego treats so tasty you'll wish you could eat them!

Temporary Tattoos Detect Soba Allergies

Temporary Tattoos Detect Soba Allergies

These temporary tattoos aren't just for show—they could actually save your life!

Gorgeous Fish Tank with Living Ferns Inside

Gorgeous Fish Tank with Living Ferns Inside

Designer Haruka Misawa places an air bubble in a fish tank to stunning effect. It even helps feed the fish!

Takeda Castle Appears to Float in the Sky

Takeda Castle Appears to Float in the Sky

Want to see a real castle in the sky? Look no further than Hyogo.

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