Paper Cranes For Japan

Posted on March 20, 2011 Under Life

Want to help Japan just by folding paper? The Bezos Family Foundation will pay $2 for every crane they receive– and all the money goes to Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction efforts. I've folded nearly 2000 myself for friends over the…

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Salvation Army Japan Relief

Posted on March 14, 2011 Under Fashion

Beautiful t-shirt for an important cause, supporting the Salvation Army in Japan. Design by Hydro 74.  Pre-order yours now.

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The J-Pop Influence: Japan Society Event

Posted on October 6, 2010 Under Design

Come see me moderate what looks to be a fun panel about J-Pop next Tuesday at The Japan Society in New York City. The Japanese aesthetic, specifically pop culture and contemporary design, has influenced many Western designers in recent years.…

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Murakami Does Macy’s

Posted on September 2, 2010 Under Art

This is big for Murakami fans and collectors. The well known characters Kaikai and Kiki will be even more well known after their appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. If familiar figures like Kermit the Frog and SpongeBob SquarePants…

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Modern Kokeshi Dolls

Posted on December 30, 2009 Under Design

Jean Snow in Tokyo found this beautiful modern take on the traditional Japanese Kokeshi doll, from Pen Pencil Stencil.

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Medicom Toy x Gettry

Posted on December 2, 2009 Under Design

One word: Adorable. ¥6,800 and worth every penny, right? Thanks Johanna!

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Japanese Bar Codes

Posted on November 9, 2009 Under Design

I covered some wild Japanese barcodes a few years ago. The Dieline has a nice roundup of some new ones I've never seen before. Awesome!

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Posted on October 12, 2009 Under Design

Wonderwall is the interior design firm created by Masamichi Katayama– they're responsible for all kinds of incredible spaces around the world (but especially in Japan). Ever been inside a BAPE store and wondered who was behind the genius interior design…

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Headed to paradise…

Posted on September 15, 2009 Under Life

Oh Hakone, how I love you so...

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PangeaSeed Grassroots Shark Shirts

Posted on September 4, 2009 Under Fashion

More than 100 million sharks are killed annually for their fins. Enter PangeaSeed, a Tokyo-based grassroots organization to raise awareness on the plight of sharks around the world. PangeaSeed's mission is to create an open dialogue with the global community…

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