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Japan’s arty-pelago: Naoshima and beyond

Among shrines, rice fields and abandoned buildings, contemporary art has transformed 12 rural islands into a creative paradise – the setting for the 2019 Setouchi TriennaleI’m sitting on a concrete floor watching water droplets as they skitter across the smooth surface. Around me, other people seem equally transfixed. They stand in silent contemplation staring at beads of water bubbling up from tiny holes in the floor, or lie gazing at the vast domed roof, where two oval openings let natural lig...
Tags: Travel, Art, Asia, Japan, Art and design, Japanese food and drink, Cultural Trips, Japan holidays, Setouchi


Trip to Japantown

After visiting the American Bookbinders Museum, we headed over to Japantown. Most Japanese immigrants to the United States arrived via San Francisco. According to Wikipedia, there used to be 43 distinct Japantowns in California, but that number has dwindled down to three. In addition to San Francisco, you can find Japantowns in both San Jose and Los Angeles. When you arrive at the San Francisco Japantown, you’re greeted by a torii gate (Sacred Bird gate) built in 1976. I had seen several torii g...
Tags: Art, Japan, California, Wikipedia, San Francisco, Supplies, United States, San Jose, Bookbinding, Book Arts, Elissa, Japantown, Kinokuniya, Historic Preservation Commission, Adhesive, San Francisco Japantown


Download Vincent van Gogh’s Collection of 500 Japanese Prints, Which Inspired Him to Create “the Art of the Future”

Vincent van Gogh never went to Japan, but he did spend quite a bit of time in Arles, which he considered the Japan of France. What made him think of the place that way had to do entirely with aesthetics. The Netherlands-born painter had moved to Paris in 1886, but two years later he set off for the south of France in hopes of finding real-life equivalents of the "clearness of the atmosphere and the gay colour effects" of Japanese prints. These days, we've all seen at least a few examples of tha...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Microsoft, College, France, Paris, Netherlands, Seoul, Arles, Van Gogh, Vincent, Simon Schama, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Theo


Nissan's "Invisible to Visible" AR Driving Safety System

I love having an all-wheel-drive turbo stickshift, but due to a recent close call, I've completely changed the way I drive. To explain, the roads where I live are all twisty country two-lanes. There's never any traffic nor kids in the road. I rarely even see other cars. So I've been driving like I'm in a car commercial, accelerating madly through curves, pushing the grip coefficient while the engine sings. But two months ago I came around a corner and spotted a tan flash of fur moving perpendicu...
Tags: Japan, Design, Cars, Tech, Nissan


Ceramic Incense Chamber

A variation on traditional Japanese incense chambers, this vessel from Wacko Maria is crafted from glossy white ceramic and shaped like the Virgin Mary. Replacing her eyes and (in the shape of a cross) along her chest and back, are holes from which the aroma can diffuse. The base is a separate piece, making clean-up easy.
Tags: Japan, Design, Ceramic, Decor, Incense, Made in Japan, Wacko Maria, Incense Holders


Endangered bluefin tuna sold for $3.1 billion to sushi tycoon

A recent predawn auction at Tokyo’s new fish market brought a record-breaking bid for the endangered bluefin tuna. Sushi tycoon Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushi Zanmai chain, paid $3.1 million for the enormous fish, more than double the price from five years ago. Kimura’s Kiyomura Corp has won the annual action in the past, but the high price of the tuna this year definitely surprised the sushi king. Nonetheless, Kiyomura says: “the quality of the tuna I bought is the best.” The 612-pound (27...
Tags: Japan, Design, Tokyo, Pacific, Oma, Tsukiji, Tokyo Bay, Kiyoshi Kimura, Sushi Zanmai, Kimura, Kiyomura Corp, Kiyomura, Jamie Gibbon


UK’s National Gallery to Loan Works to Japan for Olympics

London’s National Gallery will send Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and 60 other paintings on a tour of two Japanese Museums next year in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics. “By sharing the treasures from our world-leading museums and galleries, we can promote the very best of Britain to the globe,” says Jeremy Wright, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. […]
Tags: Art, Japan, UK, London, News, Britain, Tokyo, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Art News, Minipost, Jeremy Wright, National Gallery to Loan Works


UK’s National Gallery to Loan Works to Japan for Olympucs

London’s National Gallery will send Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and 60 other paintings on a tour of two Japanese Museums next year in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics. “By sharing the treasures from our world-leading museums and galleries, we can promote the very best of Britain to the globe,” says Jeremy Wright, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. […]
Tags: Art, Japan, UK, London, News, Britain, Tokyo, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Art News, Minipost, Jeremy Wright, National Gallery to Loan Works


Artist Hand-Cuts an Intricate Octopus From a Single Piece of Paper: Discover the Japanese Art of Kirie

At first glance, the octopus in the video above might appear to be breathing. A second look reveals that it isn't actually breathing, nor is it actually an octopus at all, but seemingly just a highly detailed drawing of one. Only upon the third look, if even then, does it become clear that the octopus has been not drawn but intricately cut, and out of a single large sheet of paper at that. The two-dimensional sea creature represents a recent high point in the work of Japanese artist Masa...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, College, Seoul, Osaka, Facebook Twitter, Waldman, Fukuda, Colin Marshall, Spoon Tamago, 21st Century Los Angeles, Kirie, Johnny Waldman, Masayo Fukuda, TANT


Gargantuan Backpacks from Japan

At first glance, this backpack from Japanese bag brand CWF doesn't look like much: Then you see this photo, where the bag is actually in use on the left, compared to a regular backpack on the right: Yes, that there is a one-meter-tall backpack with a 180-liter capacity. The Backpacker's Closet is reportedly large enough to hold an entire futon (the traditional foldable Japanese futon, that is, not the American grad student's mattress of choice), and is also ideal for "bringing large number...
Tags: Japan, Design, Bags, CWF


Adobe Creative Residency 2019 - Calling all creatives!

Adobe Creative Residency 2019 - Calling all creatives! AoiroStudioJan 09, 2019 Our friends from Adobe has announced they are now open for applications for 2019-2020 class of Adobe Creative Residency. Imagine having a year-long program that provides creatives with the resources, support and networking opportunities to jumpstart their creative ambitions and turn them into a profession. If this sounds right for you, you should definitely apply now. In their wo...
Tags: Japan, Design, Adobe, United States the United Kingdom, Canada Germany, Adobe Creative Residency Imagine, Creative Residency, UI UX Short


Osore Ichi-Kagetsu, Lightroom CC Presets inspired by Cyberpunk

Osore Ichi-Kagetsu, Lightroom CC Presets inspired by Cyberpunk AoiroStudioJan 07, 2019 It's a little over a month since my release of the Osore Lightroom Presets and decided to upload the shots I posted on Instagram on my Behance Profile as well. Introducing Osore 一か月 (Ichi-Kagetsu) which simply means "one month". It has been a nice ride so far because I never expected to get such a great response. For those you never heard of Osore Presets before. Well, duri...
Tags: Japan, Design, Lightroom Cc, Sararīman


Best of CH 2018: Instagram

From our favorite social platform, captivating imagery we snagged from the world over Without a doubt, iPhone, Pixel and Samsung cameras continue to get better. We’ve observed this ourselves in the process of sharing instant, inspiring moments on the COOL HUNTING Instagram. Now, light carries nuanced impact. Color rings with truth. Speed, well—it might finally be catching up to our wants and wishes. So with …
Tags: Travel, Art, Japan, Design, Instagram, Mexico, Samsung, Social Media, Culture, Honda, Automobiles, Audi, Seoul, Public Art, Pixel, Greenport


2018's Best of Cool Tools, Part 2: Unpowered

There should be a word for this in German: That particular joy you experience when, after suffering for a long time with the wrong tool for the job, you finally acquire the right tool for the job. It's even more satisfying when you didn't even know this wondrous right tool existed.Here are some tools you may not have heard of, that are all vast improvements over the conventional way of doing things.In the video linked here, master carpenter Matt Jackson demonstrates an old-school goodie, the sli...
Tags: Japan, UK, Design, Greenlee, Matt Jackson, Tools & Craft, Michael David Young, PVC Pipe Cutter, Jungle Jack Sheetrock


How environmental policies changed in 2018 under Trump

There is no doubt that President Trump has significantly changed environmental policy since taking office that have caused a great deal of public outcry. The current administration’s decisions have affected everything from rolling back on policies enacted by former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to cutting funding for different environmental and scientific programs. With so much to keep up with, here is a rundown of the Trump Administration’s environmental action in 2018 and how it ha...
Tags: Japan, Design, Obama, Obama Administration, California, China, America, Barack Obama, Cms, Nasa, Ocean, Bill Clinton, Epa, New Mexico, Clinton, Trump


Good Design Gets Better by The Year

It’s that time of the year, when I look back on the year gone by, and reflect on the many travels that I undertook, and what is the best that I got from to learn from them. The one that stands out the most, is my annual pilgrimage to Japan and the Good Design Awards, or G Mark. Founded in 1957, and in its 61st year, the sole purpose of the awards is to be an advocate of “good design”, and to enrich ‘life, industry and society as a whole.’ What I appreciate the most about the awards is that takes...
Tags: Japan, Design, Awards, Tokyo, Temple, Product Design, Sony AIBO, Good Design Awards, Nagatani, Aibo, G Mark, Gen Suzuki, Sony Aibo Team, Singgih S Kartono


Pablo Escobar’s Wife Says This Painting May Have Saved Her Life

In a new book, the former wife of the Colombian drug kingpin talks about the pivotal role Salvador Dalí’s “The Dance” played in her life.
Tags: Art, Japan, News, New York City, Salvador Dalí, Salvador, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Dali, Pablo, Books and Literature, Collectors and Collections, Henao, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Medellin (Colombia, Mount Kisco (NY


Honda's Sound Sitter Lets You Lull Your Baby to Sleep with the Sound of 37 Different Car Engines

Why hire a babysitter when you can use a Sound Sitter? Honda's design team in Japan got to thinking one day, "I wonder if the sound of our revving car engines would calm babies down instantly." So, naturally, they sampled the sounds of 37 different Honda car engines, put the sound box in a plush car and gave it a go. According to the first 7 seconds of the video, the Sound Sitter is an overwhelming success with babies:  While it seems crazy, Honda might actually be onto something. Here's a ...
Tags: Japan, Design, Cars, Honda, Toy, Design News, Sitter, Keiichiro KidaYou


Tools & Craft #120: The Future of Furniture, Part 2 - Goals

What kind of furniture will furniture makers make in the future? Before we can reasonably predict the future of furniture, we need to understand the goals and values of the furniture's makers. Is it to build something practical? Engage in creative expression? Work practically within time and money constraints? Are we just trying to see if we can credibly perform one technique or another -- or make sure the piece is within our skill set or the range of our equipment capability? Are we striving...
Tags: Japan, Design, Brooklyn, Ikea, Furniture Design, Joel, Herman Miller, Joel Moskowitz, Tools for Working Wood, Gramercy Tools, Tools & Craft, Corn Schmid, TFWW Corn


BBC Proms Traveling To Japan For First Time

“The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO) under chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard will perform during the six-day festival, from 30 October to 4 November, in Tokyo and Osaka. … This is part of an expansion of BBC Proms International, following successful tours of Australia and Dubai in 2016 and 2017.” — Classical Music (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, Japan, Australia, Bbc, Dubai, Tokyo, Osaka, Thomas Dausgaard, 12.18.18, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC SSO, BBC Proms International


See Classic Japanese Woodblocks Brought Surreally to Life as Animated GIFs

Much of the image we have of life in Japan in the 17th through the 19th century, we have because of woodblock prints, or specifically ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world," which vividly capture a great variety of scenes and the people who inhabited them. The once-closed-off Japan has changed a great deal since that era, on most levels even more so than other countries, and the artistic portrayals of Japanese life have also multiplied enormously. Yet even in the 21st century, ukiyo-e con...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, London, College, Animation, Seoul, Osaka, Marty Mcfly, Facebook Twitter, Yoshida, Kanazawa, Doc Brown, Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige


Invasive longhorned tick could spread disease across the U.S.

The Asian longhorned tick used to be a species only found in China, Japan, Korea and southeastern Russia, plus parts of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. But last year, an established population was found in New Jersey, and since then, the ticks have been found in eight other states. Because the tick is parthenogenetic — which means the females can reproduce without needing male DNA — it is possible that it will soon occupy large parts of the Pacific Northwest and the eastern U.S....
Tags: Japan, Science, Design, News, Cdc, Russia, Lyme Disease, Public Health, New Jersey, Disease, North America, Pacific Northwest, New England, Pacific Islands, Australia New Zealand, China South Korea


Roughout Leather SHA-KA Jacket

Made in Japan from a buttery, premium-quality roughout leather, this SHA-KA jacket is a tie-close noragi-style garment with character and durability. The satin interior is adorned with a richly colored indigo tapestry that contrasts the camel-colored leather. Cut in a traditional style, but with inventive twists, this piece is bound to become an heirloom.
Tags: Japan, Design, Leather, Clothing, Apparel, Jackets, Indigo, Made in Japan, Kapital, Noragi


Colors with the fastest growing popularity

Most popular colors in every decade of mankind are reflecting on our habits and our needs, the development of different industries, changes within our lifestyles, global politics and economy. With the fast development of technology all around us, revolutions are made in almost every segment of human life - music, film industry, cartoons, games, nightlife, food industry, the sex industry, and many others. Shutterstock Inc is the leading global technology company providing us with licensed videos,...
Tags: Art, Japan, Shutterstock, Design, Color Theory, Proton, Shutterstock Inc, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, COLOURlover Features, Nina Petrov, Proton Purple


Flotspotting: Leslie Montes' Minimalist Kumiki Furniture Collection

Two furniture trends we've been seeing: 1) Mid-century modern knockoffs,2) Upstart designers attempting to make things that are different, just for the sake of being different. So it's a breath of fresh air to see industrial designer Leslie Montes' back-to-basics Kumiki furniture collection. Here's why we like it:It uses real wood. The wood is not pretending to be something else. The wood is not dressed up to prettify it in an artificial way. The material is allowed to be beautiful in its ow...
Tags: Japan, Design, Furniture Design, Madrid Spain, Bfa, Kyushu, University of Kansas, Kyushu University, Montes, Michael DiTullo, Doshisha University, Leslie Montes, Kumiki, Istituto Europeo di Design, Nihongo Montes


Leslie Montes' Attractive and Honest Kumiki Furniture Collection

Two furniture trends we've been seeing: 1) Mid-century modern knockoffs,2) Upstart designers attempting to make things that are different, just for the sake of being different. So it's a breath of fresh air to see industrial designer Leslie Montes' back-to-basics Kumiki furniture collection. Here's why we like it:It uses real wood. The wood is not pretending to be something else. The wood is not dressed up to prettify it in an artificial way. The material is allowed to be beautiful in its ow...
Tags: Japan, Design, Furniture Design, Madrid Spain, Bfa, Kyushu, University of Kansas, Kyushu University, Montes, Michael DiTullo, Doshisha University, Leslie Montes, Kumiki, Istituto Europeo di Design, Nihongo Montes


$100,000 Grawemeyer Award To Joël Bons For Concerto For Cello And Asian Instruments

“Nomaden, which was written for the French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Atlas Ensemble, a group of 18 musicians from Asia, the Middle East and Europe, had its premiere at the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam in 2016, where it was received enthusiastically. It pairs its cello soloist with musicians who play instruments from China (erhu and sheng), Japan (sho and shakuhachi), India (sarangi), Turkey (kemenche), Armenia (duduk), Iran (setar) and Azerbaijan (tar and kamancha).” (includes audio) ...
Tags: Art, Asia, Europe, Music, Japan, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Middle East, Amsterdam, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Jean Guihen Queyras, 12.03.18


Wallpaper of the Week - Infrared Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Wallpaper of the Week - Infrared Arashiyama Bamboo Grove AoiroStudio Dec 02, 2018 Our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula, each week we’ll try our best to publish one of our own pictures as a challenge. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adj...
Tags: Japan, Design, François Hoang, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Arashiyama Kyoto Japan


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Space news, gene-edited twins, tracking chickens' fitness and more from around the internet Sherrie Silver’s Stunning Choreography for the National AIDS Trust Campaign With Erasure’s “A Little Respect,” narration from Stephen Fry and stunning choreography by Sherrie Silver (the mind behind the moves in Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video), this James Fitzgerald-directed short was created to raise awareness for the UK’s National AIDS Trust—just ahead …
Tags: Art, Space, Japan, UK, Design, Environment, America, Nasa, South Africa, Patagonia, Stephen Fry, Robotics, Snowboarding, Philanthropy, Linkaboutit, Link About It


The Field’s Guide to Japanuary

With the help of Chandler Kane of Stealth Backcountry Tours, The Field Mag has put together a comprehensive list of tips and gear for those heading to Japan for the new year’s snow season—or as they call it, “Japanuary.” Kane and The Field’s Graham Hiemstra explain everything from cultural differences to when to book your flight and which Gore-Tex gear to buy. Visit the The …
Tags: Travel, Japan, Design, Ski, Snowboard, Linkaboutit, Hokkaido, Gore Tex, The Field, Winter Trips, Skiing in Japan, The Field Mag, Chandler Kane, Japanuary Kane, Graham Hiemstra



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