Posts Tagged ‘Japanese Design’
This elegant but dramatic wooden platter is sure to be a conversation starter. Naruse Inokuma Architects from Japan designed this piece to bring out the warmth of social gatherings. Measuring at 1.2 meter long, One For All can serve an entire multi-course meal for up to four people. Each hollow section is created using full-scale mock-ups and
Japanese electronics product design company, Elecom, has come up with a projection keyboard for mobile devices. It connects wirelessly via bluetooth and is a cordless accessory that is powered by rechargeable batteries. There is also a mouse mode that allows you to use the system to move a cursor around the screen.
Torafu Architects has come up with a simple and functional design for a stool/bench system. By lining up the stools against each other, the system becomes a bench of variable width.
Designed for simplicity, the Cafepress is a mug that can brew and strain inside itself. Just put in coffee grounds or tea leaves, pour boiled water in and let it brew for a few minutes. Press the plunger down slowly and start enjoying the drink. Cafepress is double walled to retain heat longer. This product
Architect Shigeru Ban created the square toilet paper for Kenya Hara’s Redesign Exhibition. Because the tube is not round, the dispensing motion is incremental when the user pulls on the toilet paper. The theory is that this will prevent the user from pulling too much and reduce resource consumption. “Architect Ban is known around the
Creative and beautiful way to organize your stuff from Japanese lifestyle brand, Like-It. Utilizing the back of the door, these door hooks can be used to hang stuff like bags, coats, and accessories: things that you use everyday. Each hook can handle up to 1.5kg of weight, which is pretty amazing for stuff hanging off
Greg Moogk was inspired by the traditional Japanese snack, Onigiri, when he came up with the idea for this beautiful set of furniture. The essence of Onigiri (triangular rice ball) is in the way the seaweed wraps around the rice. As Greg mentions, “In Japanese culture, the art of wrapping an object has become a
Japanese clay pot (donabe) is an essential cookware for the typical Japan household. Of all types of donabes, Iga-yaki is considered the highest grade ceramic with the greatest durability to withstand extreme heat and temperature change. Although traditionally used for Japanese cuisine, donabes are actually very versatile for cooking many types of cuisine because of its
This is no ordinary wood cutting board as it is made of Hinoki (Japanese Cypress) which has many characteristics one would look for in a functional and durable cutting board. Hinoki has anti-stain and antibacterial properties, which are generally big concerns with wood and plastic cutting boards. It is also a lower density wood (approx.
Still in development at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (Japan), the Ubi-camera (translation: Finger-camera) promises to make taking photos more like the experience of drawing a rectangle with your fingers. Instead of digitally zooming in and out to get the desired frame, you simply frame a rectangle with your thumb and index