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Row over use of unpaid interns by Serpentine pavilion architect

Junya Ishigami’s involvement in London gallery project attacked after email listing conditions for an intern is published The Serpentine Gallery in London has come under fire after it was claimed that its chosen architect for this year’s pavilion, Junya Ishigami + Associates, uses unpaid interns who are expected to work 12-hour shifts for months.The acclaimed 44-year-old Japanese architect was picked by the Serpentine to design its 19th annual pavilion project, which offers international archite...
Tags: Architecture, Art and design, Culture, UK news, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Serpentine pavilion, Art, London, Cities, Work & careers, Guardian Careers, Young people

Asia’s AnyMind pulls in another $8M and expands into outdoor advertising

Asia-focused marketing startup AnyMind Group has landed a further $8 million in funding to close out its Series B round and expand into new verticals. The company announced a $13.4 million raise back in November, but that has now expanded to $21.4 million thanks to an additional injection from VGI Global Media, a Thailand-based firm that specializes in outdoor media, and Tokyo Century, a financial services firm that has invested in Grab among others. Japanese messaging app Line and Mirai Crea...
Tags: Advertising Tech, Asia, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Anymind Group, Bangkok, Coo, Design, Internet advertising, Japan, Marketing, Media, Outdoor Advertising, series B, Social Media Influencers, Sogo

Behind the Scenes at the Acura Design Studio

This is a story about how Acura lost their way, then refocused on design to successfully reinvigorate the brand. If you're a designer, a car fan or simply someone who follows the sector, we think you'll enjoy and/or learn from this look at what's been going on, behind the scenes, over at the Acura Design Studio. Roughly four years ago the company started making some major changes and now, with the recent release of the new RDX, have had their renewed focus on design validated by some startling s...
Tags: Japan, New York, Design, California, Cars, America, Los Angeles, General Motors, Canada, Lexus, Gm, Kelley Blue Book, Tokyo, Ohio, Bmw, Mclaren

Old Swedish farm is reborn as a cozy woodland cabin holiday home

Swedish architectural practice Wingårdh Arkitektkontor converted a large old farm in the south of Sweden into a holiday home with a cozy woodland cabin atmosphere. Commissioned by a family who reside in the nearby city of Malmö, the countryside retreat was fashioned as a luxurious escape into nature built predominately with timber and designed to embrace views of the lush forest through floor-to-ceiling glazing. The adaptive reuse project—dubbed Kvarnhuset (The Mill House)—has respected the far...
Tags: Japan, Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, House, Malmo, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Farmhouse, Barn, OAK, Limestone, CLT, Detailing

"Unexpected" Winner Announced at Cinequest Closing Night

Congratulations to Gianfranco Paolozzi, Harumo Sato and Rose Margaret on their moment in the spotlight at a packed house at the Cinequest grand Closing Night. Rose was presented with an award for her wining "Unexpected" painting and all the artists were recognized with a standing ovation. The paintings are quite remarkable and available for purchase if you'd like to acquire one of them. Please email us at info[at]phantomgalleries[dot]com for pricing info. “Its Center Everywhere & Circumf...
Tags: Art, Japan, News, California, Pg, Gianfranco Paolozzi, University at Buffalo, Rose Margaret, Harumo Sato, Gianfranco Paolozzi Harumo Sato

“Transmetropolitan”: Photographer Omi Kim Explores Neon Streets Of Cyberpunk Japan

Spectacular street shots by Omi Kim, a multi-talented photographer, content creator, and urban explorer based in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Omi focuses mainly on urban and street photography. He explores streets of Japan to capture striking cinematic photos. More: Omi Kim, Instagram h/t: Source
Tags: Photography, Japan, Design, Cyberpunk, Streets, Night, Dark, Neon, Omi, Omi Kim, Osaka Prefecture Japan, Omi Kim Instagram

Take a Journey Inside Vincent Van Gogh’s Paintings with a New Digital Exhibition

Vincent van Gogh died in 1890, long before the emergence of any of the visual technologies that impress us here in the 21st century. But the distinctive vision of reality expressed through paintings still captivates us, and perhaps captivates us more than ever: the latest of the many tributes we continue to pay to van Gogh's art takes the form Van Gogh, Starry Night, a "digital exhibition" at the Atelier des Lumières, a disused foundry turned projector- and sound system-laden multimedia space i...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Technology, College, Paris, Seoul, Arles, Van Gogh, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, Auvers, Colin Marshall, Van Gogh Starry Night, 21st Century Los Angeles

The Twist Pen is all about creating an unforgettably satisfying user-experience

“What we experience, and what we remember about what we’ve experienced are two totally different things.” – Jeremy Finch.That’s what the Twist Pen is all about. Creating a UX that’s so good it instantly gets etched in one’s memory. Whether it’s the pen’s satisfying twist-and-click actuation, or the textures around the grip and the twisting knobs, or even the pen’s weighted, cool metallic feel. The Twist is a modern classic. It isn’t edgy, it doesn’t over-innovate, and it isn’t disposable. It’s...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, US, Popular, Pen, New England, Dlc, Product Design, Random, Edc, Parker, Jeremy Finch, Adam Ryan, Machine Era, Twist Pen

New Cyberpunk Maid Cafe Opens In Akihabara, Tokyo

Japanese maids in thigh-high stockings are ready to take you to the year 2045. With so many maid cafes in Tokyo it can be hard to pick just one to visit if you’re pressed for time and on a tight itinerary. Now, though, the choice is easy, as Japan’s most popular maid cafe, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki, has just opened their fourth branch in Akihabara, and this one boasts a cyberpunk-kawaii fusion theme... Source
Tags: Japan, Design, Cyberpunk, Tokyo, Cafe, Akihabara, Akihabara Tokyo, Maid, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki

Godzilla And Fellow Kaiju Monsters Apologise At Japanese Press Conference For Acts Of Destruction

The world of gachapon vending machine capsule toys just got even weirder with a new lineup of figurines from top Japanese toy producer Bandai. Called the “Godzilla Toho Monsters Press Conference”, the series depicts Godzilla, along with three other kaiju monsters from the acclaimed movie production and distribution company Toho, all appearing at fictional press conferences... Source
Tags: Toys, Japan, Design, Toho, Press, Monsters, Godzilla, Bandai, Kaiju

Recognition of Live Painters at Cinequest Closing Night Event

The Cinequest x Phantom Galleries Live Painting Event featuring Rose Margaret Gianfranco Paolozzi and Harumo Sato was a blast and they created incredible paintings inspired by this year's Cinequest theme "The Unexpected." The paintings are currently on view in the lobby of the California Theatre this week. The artists will be in attendance and recognized at the grand Closing Night of the festival screening of Terry Gilman's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" on Sunday March 17th at 6pm. We hope...
Tags: Art, Japan, California, Gianfranco Paolozzi, University at Buffalo, California Theatre, Rose Margaret, Harumo Sato, Rose Margaret Gianfranco Paolozzi, Terry Gilman

MUJI X Sensible 4’s Self-Driving Bus premiered in Finland. We got a chance to sit in it!

It’s only natural that the world’s first fully autonomous self-driving bus would come out of Finland. Finland, believe it or not, is often considered to be the ‘Silicon Country’ that gave the world Nokia and pretty much set the very blueprint for mobile communications. Nokia was founded in Finland, and for over two grand decades before Apple launched the iPhone, Nokia was the standard to beat. In fact, there’s a high likelihood that your first phone was a Nokia (I know mine was). Post-2010 whe...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, Japan, Design, Technology, News, Microsoft, Nokia, Automotive, Finland, Popular, Editorial, Helsinki, Product Design, Muji

Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …
Tags: Auto, Space, Japan, Design, Cars, Tech, Earth, Moon, Toyota, Autonomous Cars, Linkaboutit, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Lunar Rover, Moon Rover

Design Job: Descente is Seeking an Engineered Footwear Designer in South Korea

‘To Bring the Enjoyment of Sports to All’ Descente LTD is running an Apparel R&D center in Japan and a Footwear R&D center in Korea. Descente is determined to improve the competitiveness of its products and to become a global leader in athletic footwear.The state of the View the full design job here
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Design, Jobs, Descente LTD, Korea Descente

Van Gogh’s Ugliest Masterpiece: A Break Down of His Late, Great Painting, The Night Café (1888)

Ask passersby to name a Vincent van Gogh painting off the top of their heads, and most will come up with works like The Starry Night, The Potato Eaters, one of his self-portraits (probably with his ear bandaged), or maybe the one with the smoking skeleton David Sedaris used for a book cover. How many will mention 1888's The Night Café, an interior, van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo from Arles (the town in the south of France where he had come in search of Japan-like surroundings), "of t...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, College, France, Seoul, Arles, Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Vincent, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, David Sedaris, Evan Puschak, Theo

China hopes to bring solar power to space

China is looking to be the first country in the world to install a solar power outlet in space. Scientists at the China Academy of Space Technology are working on new technology to make solar power in space a reality, and they hope to have something in place by the year 2050. The story of China’s ambitious solar power initiative was first published by a newspaper ran by the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology. The scientists working on the project believe that installing solar power in...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Design, China, Nasa, Earth, Chongqing, Ministry of Science and Technology, China Academy of Space Technology, Pang Zhihao, Dezeen Zhihao, Zhihao

Oceans are dubbed the 'ultimate sink' for plastic waste

Plastic waste has officially reached the deepest levels of the world’s oceans, which are now being dubbed as the ultimate sinks for pollution. Scientists discovered organisms that had ingested microplastics at the bottom of the Mariana trench, which descends over 6,000 meters. The Royal Society Open Science journal published the findings of the study, concluding that all marine environments have now been affected by plastic waste. Many of these microplastics come from substances that do not bio...
Tags: Japan, Design, News, Environment, Pollution, Oceans, Plastic Waste, Peru Chile, Microplastics, Royal Society Open Science Journal, Izu Bonin

Japanese Illustrator Asteroid: Wandering Through The Ruins Of The Future

Whether they are set in the past or in an imagined future, ruins are a favorite subject of illustrators working in the fantasy and science-fiction genres. Not only can they be very visually appealing, they can provide the backdrop for a potentially rich narrative about a once flourishing world and the reasons for its demise. Japanese illustrator Asteroid (stylized in Japanese as あすてろid) often... Source
Tags: Games, Japan, Design, Future, Sci-fi, Anime, Abandoned, Asteroid, Inspirations

Japanese Squishy Shiba Inu Marshmallows Are The Cutest Way To Level Up Your Hot Chocolate

Japanese online retailer Felissimo (previously) has a reputation for cute and quirky goods, but their YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) has carved out quite the line of Shiba inu good. Now it seems they’ve dubbed the popular breed as a worthy successor to their hit cat marshmallows with these adorable and squishy Shiba Inu-shaped marshmallows! Source
Tags: Japan, Design, Humor, Candy, Marshmallows, Felissimo, Shiba, Shiba Inu, Squishy Shiba Inu Marshmallows

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

El Espace: Alfonso Cuarón Keeps the Winning Streak Going for Mexican Directors

This week in El Espace: Chicano culture in Japan, stats on immigrant founders and more.
Tags: Art, Japan, News, Alfonso Cuarón, Women and Girls, Mexican-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, El Espace

L.A.’s Chicanx Lowrider Culture Caught On In Japan. Is That Cultural Appropriation?

New York Times reporter Walter Thompson-Hernández, a native of Southeast L.A.: “I heard a rumor that lowrider culture — a community with an affinity for cars, outfit with intricate designs, multicolored lights and heavily tinted windows that can be traced in Southern California to as far back as the 1940s — had traveled to Japan. … I knew I had to see it for myself, so I packed my bags for Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo.” (video) – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Japan, New York Times, Tokyo, Issues, Southern California, Walter Thompson Hernandez, 02.19.19, Nagoya Osaka

Why Design Tokyo

While I can’t find much in the way of event coverage, Khoi kindly shared slides from his talk — the aim of which was to encourage designers in Japan to “get out of their daily routines and take a new step” in their practice. The slides give a good, quick lesson in the value of design. Here’s a nonconsecutive glimpse. Khoi cites firms such as Uber and Lyft as examples where design has been instrumental, but where change is led by technology. He then talks about the difference between change ...
Tags: Japan, Design, Resources, Tokyo, Khoi

Made in Yame: Traditional Craft and Contemporary Design in Japan

SVA Made in Yame returns with its June 2019 opportunity to study traditional Japanese crafts in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan and have a contemporary product design produced and distributed by MoMA Wholesale. SVA Made in Yame accepts applications from all interested participants—not just SVA community members. The group of visiting designers were welcomed by the craftsmen in a traditional ceremony at a Shinto shrine In October 2018, program director and industrial designer Sinclair Smith lead a gr...
Tags: Japan, Design,, Moma, Fort Standard, Ian Collings, Yame, MoMA Wholesale, Sinclair Smith, Panisa Khunprasert, Fukuoka Prefecture Japan, MoMA Wholesale SVA Made, Sigi Moeslinger, Masamichi Udagawa, Alexandra Dymowska, Cadillac Design General Motors Ian Collings

Book review: The Beauty of Everyday Things, by Soetsu Yanagi

Soetsu Yanagi (1889 – 1961) was a philosopher and art historian who came to specialise in the folk crafts of his native Japan. The Beauty of Everyday Things collects several of his essays into one volume celebrating the simplicity and anonymous artistry of Japanese handicrafts. For the author, the humble beauty of well made household […]
Tags: Books, Japan, Design, Future, Soetsu Yanagi

Tokyo Storefronts in Beautiful Watercolor by Mateusz Urbanowicz

Tokyo Storefronts in Beautiful Watercolor by Mateusz Urbanowicz GisMullrFeb 22, 2019 Mateusz Urbanowicz aka. Matto, is a very talented illustrator and digital designer. Born and raised in Silesia, Poland, Matto currently lives in Tokyo. The artist has a lot of beautiful artworks on his portfolio. But one series of illustrations he created really caught my attention. Tokyo Storefront series is a collection of exquisite watercolor pieces showcasing Tokyo shops....
Tags: Japan, Design, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe Design University, Mateusz Urbanowicz, Matto, Silesia Poland Matto, Tokyo Storefront, Silesia Poland, Behance Instagram Facebook Make

Watch Bauhaus World, a Free Documentary That Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Germany’s Legendary Art, Architecture & Design School

This April 1st marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the German art school that, though short-lived, launched an entire design movement with a stark, functional aesthetic all its own. It can be tempting, looking into that aesthetic that finds the beauty in industry and the industry in beauty, to regard it as purely a product of its time and place, specifically a 20th-century Europe between the wars searching for ways to invent the future. But as revealed in Bauhaus ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Japan, Design, London, College, Mexico, Germany, Architecture, Tokyo, Nazi, Detroit, Seoul, Bauhaus, Amman, Deutsche Welle

This Japanese Version of a Nail File is Cylindrical (and Of Course, Multifunctional)

Here's an innovative take on a rather humble object, the nail file. The original form factor gets you detained by the TSA. In contrast, this Japanese version is a short, innocuous cylinder with multiple filing functions: We don't have a line-by-line translation available, but we can clearly see that it performs three functions (not sure why they're touting four): In the first image below, it rounds the nail. In the second image, it appears it cleans beneath the nail. And in the third image, o...
Tags: Japan, Design, Tsa, Object Culture

Smart Typography and Graphic Design Treatment for Advertising

Smart Typography and Graphic Design Treatment for Advertising abduzeedoFeb 18, 2019 I grew up watching "futebol", that's the way we call soccer in Brazil. My father was the one that introduced us to the passion behind this sport in Brazil. We used to go to pretty much every soccer game that our local team would play. In Brazil you root for your team and that's it, you don't support or even sympathize with any other team. I believe that is the root of the pass...
Tags: Japan, Design, Brazil, Gremio, Topper, Bruno Miranda, Graphic Design Treatment for Advertising

Japanese Jazz Journalist Kiyoshi Koyama Has Died At 82

Koyama covered jazz in Japan throughout the 1960s and 1970s, was an avid interviewer of New York jazz musicians in their homes and wherever they played, and then he became a producer of jazz albums. “By the end of his life, Mr. Koyama’s personal archive included close to 30,000 vinyl albums and CDs. He also retained a copy of nearly every issue of Swing Journal, hundreds of books, and cassette tapes of his interviews. He recently donated the archive to New York University.” – The New York Time...
Tags: Art, Japan, New York, People, Koyama, 02.17.19, Kiyoshi Koyama

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