Nameless Paints Change How Kids Learn Colors
The names we assign to colors can impede our minds—and a young designer duo wants to change that.
A Preschool Built for Puddles
Dai-ichi Yochien's new courtyard is designed to accumulate rain water to create a gigantic, pool-like puddle for the kids to play in.
The Tokyo Home with a 360° Mezzanine
Splitting the first and second floor of this Tokyo home is a 360-degree mezzanine surrounded by raised windows that circle around the house.
Wooden Ukiyo-e Star Wars Phone Case
This iPhone case takes its design cue from a very special ukiyo-e woodblock print, one of only three in the world officially approved by Lucasfilm.
Bowls, Plates & Cups Form Dishy Raised Floor
25,000 pieces of imperfect ceramics form an elevated base in this cool Saga store.
A Kansai Home Designed Around Circular Margins
Designer Fumi Aso was named best young architect by the Architectural Institute of Japan’s Kansai chapter.
Oita's Gorgeous New Prefectural Art Museum
Located on the center of Oita City in Kyushu, OPAM boasts a collection of roughly 5,000 works by Japanese painters, sculptors and craftspeople.
Musical Wheelchairs Take the Stage in Tokyo
Yamaha Motorcycles and Yamaha Instruments are coming together to bring a whole new meaning to musical chairs.