Fire Extinguishers Combining Safety & Style
One fire extinguisher company had the interesting idea to combine the fascination of home decoration with disaster preparedness, with very stylish results.
Usual Landscapes Painted on Unusual Canvases
Working with acrylics, painter Daisuke Samejima uses irregular canvases to paint realistic yet regular scenes of the Japanese suburban life.
Tokyo's Most 'Mundane' Halloween Costumes
Come take a look at 'Jimi Halloween,' celebrating the average run-of-the-mill characters you'll find across the metropolis.
Miniature Storefronts Preserving Tokyo's Past
There’s a certain allure to Tokyo’s storefronts–the colors, the textures, the urban decay–that have inspired many artists and designers. That includes Stockholm-based designer Christopher Robin, who created these marvelous scaled-down Tokyo storefronts.
Get Artsy at This Gorgeous Art Retreat Garden
Found at the foot of the Nasu Mountains just north of Tokyo is Art Biotop, an art retreat offering classes in pottery and glass-blowing along with spa treatments. But a major highlight is the water garden created by master architect Junya Ishigami.
Cup Noodle Created the Perfect Fork for Ramen
It took a team of obsessive designers to create this marvel of delicious engineering.
Incredible Laser-Cut Ukiyo-e
One Japanese artist is creating incredible looking traditional ukiyo-e prints using modern technology.
Incredible Ballpoint Pen illustrations
Japanese illustrator Manabu Endo has created meticulously detailed ballpoint pen pieces that evoke the traditional aesthetics of Japanese hanging scrolls.
Autumnal Illustrations of Greater Tokyo
Japanese artist Ryo Takemasa has created a series of heartwarming illustrations capturing the beauty of fall in western Tokyo.
Cool Ginza Building Looks Like Tetris Piece
A developer teamed up with So Teruuchi of SO&CO to create one of Ginza's skinniest buildings.
A Fun Design Twist for Fermented Products
Established in 1940, Nishiri is a Kyoto-based company carrying on a local legacy of pickled and fermented vegetables. But two years ago, for a rebrand, they turned to design agency Nosigner.
Gorgeous Moonlit Shots from Around the World
As you probably know, moonlight is mostly sunlight that’s reflected off the lunar surface. So it varies greatly depending on the phase of the moon. But that hasn’t stopped photographer Kenji Ishikawa from capturing some otherworldly views of our planet.
Stylish Tokyo Townhouse—Only $6,000 a Night!
The Trunk Hotel that opened 2 years ago is inspired by everything that Tokyo stands for: the new and the old, the Japanese and the foreign. And now it's up for rental.
Eerie, Abstract Japanese Portraits
Japanese artist Teppei Takeda creates otherworldly portraits that are composed of intense, gestural brushstrokes.
Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo
For almost 30 years, Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano has been capturing moments where Tokyo seems like a ghost town.
Whimsical Japanese Wood Carvings
These incredible sculptures by Tokyo-based artist Moe Nakamura are all carved from a single block of wood!
Kengo Kuma Redesigns Kenzo Takada's Paris Home
Designer Kenzo Takada’s former Paris residence was skillfully renovated by world renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
TeamLab Transforms an Abandoned Bath House
The latest installation from Japan's digital art collective TeamLab sees incredible megaliths rising around a once-abandoned bathhouse.
Japanese Illustrator Brings Streets to Life
Masashi Shimakawa is a Japanese illustrator who uses his unique style to capture the everyday beauty of Japanese streets.
Awesome Ukiyo-e Posters for Shibuya Bon Odori
Designed by contemporary artist Masumi Ishikawa, these posters advertise the Bon Odori Festival taking place in Shibuya for the third year running!