This is One Futuristic Library!
What better way to get the creative juices flowing for a university group project than to be encased in your very own world several meters above ground in the library?
Japanese Sake Designed for Overseas Audiences
In a quest to appeal to foreign markets, some Japanese brewers have sought out an interesting solution! Instead of changing the tastes of their sake, they're instead looking to redesign our perceptions of it!
Kitties That Won't Make a Mess on Your Desk
Aching for feline companionship, but have little living space? You can now buy these cute, palm-sized organizers.
7 Cool Sake-Inspired T-Shirts
Want to show your appreciation for sake and its history? Then tell everybody about it with these fantastic sake-inspired T-shirts!
7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award
Take a look at seven extraordinary award-winning toys that deserved design certification.
An Inside Look into Japanese Graphic Design
Ever wonder what makes a Japanese poster so... Japanese? Here are 10 techniques observed by the graphic design world that typify Japanese style.
Mile-High Tower Proposed for Tokyo Bay in 2045
Global architecture firm KPF has proposed “Next Tokyo,” a vision for Tokyo in the year 2045 when a mile-high tower and eco-city floats on Tokyo Bay.
A Goth's Dream Doll
These porcelain figures would no doubt have been the go-to dolls for Emily Strange.
'Kanpai' with Gundam Sake Cups
Why settle for a regular ceramic sake cups when you can sip from the head of a Gundam robot?
Beautifully Crafted 'Sakura' Glasses
With a bit of condensation, these gorgeous glasses will leave a 'sakura' outline wherever you choose to set your glass.
Tools with a Happy Twist
Yuma Kano wants to cover the world with smiley-faced screws.
Innovations in Japan Blue
'Ai' indigo dye, known as Japan Blue, has been in use since the year 1500, with new applications continuously being innovated over time.
This Company Certainly has a Green Thumb!
Temporary staffing company Pasona Group is giving a whole new meaning to the term 'green business.'
Masashi Wakui's Vibrant Photographs of Tokyo
Highlighting Tokyo's vivid use of neon lighting, Masashi Wakui's photographs provide a breathtaking anime-style view of Tokyo life!
Take Your Shelves on the Plane
Japanese furniture designer creates 'tansu' luggage, innovating a unique and yet somehow traditional approach to travel.
Architect Aims to Reclaim Neighborhood Beauty
K8 is an amazing eight-leveled Kyoto bar that's looking to reclaim the lost beauty of its neighborhood with its stylish wooden exterior and minimalist interior.
Palm-Sized Japanese Buildings & Furniture
Smaller than a thumbnail, but with tons of detail, these miniature dioramas would be perfect for Ghibli's Arrietty!
MOMA Exhibition Highlights Japanese Architect
This exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art presents a survey of Toyo Ito's architectural production since 2000.
This Is One Cat That Won't Make a Mess
Looks like the cat's out of the bag for this adorable purse organizer.
Hello Kitty Mini Cruisers
We couldn't imagine a better Hello Kitty souvenir from Japan than these tiny cars—except maybe a life-sized one.