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MoMA Design Store’s Travel Essentials Gift Guide

Items for exploring by planes, trains, bikes and more After a few months of virtual travel with the MoMA Design Store team—from Copenhagen to Malmö and Tokyo—we learned about some of their favorite restaurants, museums and shops, and also explored the countless practical and stylish goods on offer in their own store. From self-watering planters that keep your leafy friends alive while you’re gone, to navigation …
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Accessories, Design, Clothing, Bags, Fans, Tokyo, Water Bottles, Apparel, Copenhagen, Gift Guides, Hay, Malmo, Travel Accessories, George Sowden

Street Art for Book Lovers: Dutch Artists Paint Massive Bookcase Mural on the Side of a Building

Bookcases are a great ice breaker for those who love to read. What relief those shelves offer ill-at ease partygoers... even when you don't know a soul in the room, there’s always a chance you’ll bond with a fellow guest over one of your hosts’ titles. Occupy yourself with a good browse whilst waiting for someone to take the bait. Now, with the aid of Dutch street artists Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed, some residents of Utrecht have turned their bookcases into street art, sparking conversation in...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Books, College, New York City, Architecture, Amsterdam, David Bowie, Tokyo, Utrecht, Keith Richards, Facebook Twitter, Mimosastraat

Game Design & Illustration: Remember Me | Paris 2084

Game Design & Illustration: Remember Me | Paris 2084 AoiroStudioApr 19, 2019 Game Design is definitely a category we don't feature enough on Abduzeedo, that being said let's take a look at what might be a glimpse of Paris in the year of 2084 through the eyes of Paul Chadeisson. These are actually illustrations from a game named: Rememberme, I love the futuristic influence that totally reminds of Blade Runner which is quite interesting knowingly the beauty of ...
Tags: Design, Paris, Tokyo, Abduzeedo, Paul Chadeisson, Paris France Paul

TOP Art Residencies in 2019

If you made it this year's resolution to travel and improve your skills, meet artists worldwide, exhibit your artwork, engage your audience and create without limitations, then an art residency might be your perfect move in 2019!   For Colourlovers community, we distinguish some awesome opportunities for designers and artists!   1. Inspiring Change Training Course & Art Residency   Inspiring Change training course & residency is about professionalizing your creative ideas and supporting...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Design, Tokyo, Narita, BELGRADE Serbia, Matsudo, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Antropical, Steinfort Luxembourg, Karen Village Kenya

These Tables Look Like Marble, but They're Made from Denim

As a student at Central Saint Martins in London, Sophie Rowley began experimenting with common everyday materials to create the illusion of natural forms. She combined compressed newspaper and resin to mimic silverwood, melted and sanded blue modeling foam to look like coral, and fused reclaimed glass pieces in a kiln to create a new material reminiscent of the texture of glaciers. Years later, in 2016, she quit her job sourcing textiles for Faye Toogood's fashion line to work at Godrej & Boyce,...
Tags: Design, London, Berlin, India, Materials, Tokyo, Nissan, Furniture Design, Central Saint Martins, Rowley, Faye Toogood, Godrej Boyce, Sophie Rowley, Bahia Denim

“Transparent Presence And Ambiguous Words”: The World Of Acrylic Artist Yuna Kimura

Yuna Kimura is a multi-talented creator whose acrylic plate artworks and accessories have been getting noticed, of late. A graduate student at Kobe University who also has experience in handcrafting and laser cutting, she’s active in the Kansai area but has also exhibited and sold her works on consignment in Osaka and Tokyo. Transparent and often in unusual shapes and containing pieces of... Source
Tags: Jewelry, Design, Technology, Future, Sci-fi, Tokyo, Transparent, Osaka, Acrylic, Kansai, Kobe University, Yuna Kimura

Word of Mouth: Tokyo

Design stops that highlight the wonders of the Japanese capital No other city captivates with the same balance of intensity and reverence that’s found in Tokyo. It was developed to meet the unique needs of its inhabitants and in doing so created such a distinct culture that among the chaotic intersections and old-world back alleys surprising discoveries lurk around every corner. Design thoroughly roots itself …
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Design, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Museums, Tokyo, Galleries, Yayoi Kusama, Word of Mouth, MoMA Design Store

The Visual Poetry Of Sébastien Rivest In Black And White

From Tokyo to Montreal, Quebec photographer Sébastien Rivest brings us on his urban wanderings through his shots. More: Instagram h/t: fubiz View this post on Instagram Thanks to @fubiz and @cmbeha for the great article on my work. . . . . .#blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #monochrome #filmphotography #studioargentique #art #fubiz #igersmontreal #photoclubdemontreal A post shared by... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Urban, Mood, Tokyo, Night, Street, Montreal Quebec, Black&white, Sébastien Rivest

Artist Photographs Workers On The Streets Of Tokyo To Pay Homage To The Proud Work Ethics Of Japan

Pastry Shop Staff In Japanese culture, people share a strong respect for all occupations and the workers who fill them. So much so that they even have a unique term to describe a hard worker – “Hatarakimono”. More: Frank Le Petit, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda Jinrikisha Man Tokyo-based French artist Frank Le Petit, who goes by the name K-Narf (Frank spelled backward)... Source
Tags: Photography, Japan, Design, Tokyo, Frank Le Petit Instagram Facebook, Frank Le Petit, K Narf Frank

Charles Pétillon pétille avec Perrier-Jouët

À l’occasion de la 5e édition du festival « Bonjour France » organisé à l’ambassade de France à Tokyo en ce début Avril, l’artiste photographe nordiste Charles Pétillon réalise en collaboration avec la maison de champagne Perrier-Jouët 2 installations artistiques: une à Épernay et l’autre à Tokyo, avec comme fils conducteur l’art de vivre à la française. L’artiste, dont la marque de fabrique consiste à réaliser des installations éphémères de ballons en latex blanc qui sont ensuite immortalisées ...
Tags: Art, Books, Design, France, Tokyo, Charles Petillon, Belle Epoque, Perrier Jouët, Avril, Fresh Actus, Japon, Epernay, Maison Belle Époque, Emile Gallé, La Maison Belle Epoque, Ritsue Mishima

Photographer Captures Cherry Blossom Path “Suddenly Appearing” In The Middle Of Tokyo

The end of March and beginning of April was one of the most eventful few days in recent memory here in the Tokyo area. Not only was April 1st the beginning of a new fiscal year and a new school year (not to mention April Fool’s Day), it was also the day that the government announced the name of its new era, the Reiwa Era. h/t: grapee The period also marked the peak of the cherry blossom... Source
Tags: Travel, Japan, Design, Drone, Tokyo, Spring, Aerial, Blossom, Cherry, Sakura

The Office Of The Architect Chosen For Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Has Some Terrible Intern Practices

Junya Ishigami + Associates allegedly sent an email to a student interested in interning in their Tokyo office laying out the conditions for internship: “No pay, a six-day working week and office hours that run from 11am until midnight. The placements were described as lasting between two and three months (‘or more’), with interns required to bring their own computer equipment and software.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Tokyo, Visual, Junya Ishigami Associates, 03.22.19

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

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

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

Breakdancing Could Become An Olympic Sport

“The head of the planning committee for the Paris 2024 games, Tony Estanguet, announced today that break dancing was one of the four new proposed events. Its inclusion is contingent upon approval from the International Olympic Committee, which is expected to make a decision after the conclusion of the Tokyo 2020 games.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Paris, Tokyo, Tony Estanguet, 02.22.19

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

Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

From Tokyo to Zurich, readers told us how New York’s subway compares with the public transportation in their cities (spoiler alert: not well).
Tags: Art, Japan, New York, News, Germany, Subways, New York City, United States, Tokyo, Buses, Zurich, Railroads, Great Britain, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, London (England, Travel and Vacations

Incredible Illustration Work with iPad Pro and Procreate

Incredible Illustration Work with iPad Pro and Procreate abduzeedoFeb 05, 2019 Oscar Llorens shared an incredible illustration project on his Behance profile titled Dolls. It's his second project done entirely using the iPad and Procreate and, honestly, I was blown away. The first time I saw I really thought it was done using Photoshop because of the textures and the style. It was definitely a happy surprise, especially as I try to use my iPad for content cr...
Tags: Design, Tokyo, Oscar Llorens

20 Most Influential Graphic Design Companies From Around the World

Graphic design is a notoriously competitive field and it can be tough for companies to stand out. But, at least twenty graphic design firms from around the world have proven to be the best in their field, with gorgeous portfolios filled with impressive clients and prominent design campaigns. These are the design firms that clients with virtually unlimited budgets turn to when they need a brand identity, packaging design, or help with other types of design. These design firms drive graphic desig...
Tags: Apple, Startups, New York, Design, London, Jimmy Kimmel, Berlin, New York City, Inspiration, Samsung, Sales, San Francisco, Entrepreneurs, Spain, Barcelona, Chicago

The Real Locations of Ukiyo-e, Historic Japanese Woodblock Prints, Plotted on a Google Map

The undisputed last great master of ukiyo-e was Utagawa Hiroshige. He is best known for the many series he created of bucolic landscapes, which offered collectors a chance to see parts of Japan they might never reach. The Japan of his early 19th century work holds a special place in Japanese hearts--a final look at an isolated and beautiful country just before the opening up of the ports to the West and, with it, industrialization. Apart from Mount Fuji, the locations that Hiroshige drew have l...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, College, History, Tokyo, Kyoto, George, DEWA, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Mount Fuji, Kanazawa, Google Map, Ted Mills, Hiroshige

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Design fairs, mystery materials and rush hour solutions in our look around the web Highlights From Maison et Objet Fresh off a format change, Maison et Objet welcomed 600+ new brands spanning two categories (home interiors and objects, and accessories) and more than 2,900 brands in total. Obviously, seeing everything can be tough—if not impossible. Wallpaper put together a list of highlights from the show; …
Tags: Design, Paris, Tokyo, Commuters, Public Transport, Linkaboutit, Decor, Marble, Link About It, Tom Dixon, Maison Objet, Maison et Objet, Design Fairs, Maison et Objet Fresh

Tokyo Metro Offers Free Snacks to Ease Congestion

In an attempt to alleviate congestion on trains during rush hour, the Tokyo Metro is offering free soba and tempura for riders who opt to travel during off-peak times. The offer will coincide with another program—which is being adopted by 1,000+ local companies—that asks business owners to ease their policies on punctuality so that their employees can arrive later or work from home to lessen …
Tags: Japan, Design, Culture, Tokyo, Commuting, Commuters, Public Transport, Metro, Linkaboutit, Tokyo Metro, Soba, Tokyo Metro Offers Free Snacks

Interview: Postalco Co-Founder, Mike Abelson

I just feel like having less and less, but I really want to love the things I have
Tags: Accessories, Japan, Design, Leather, Interviews, Wallets, Tokyo, Apparel, Craftsmanship, Paper Goods, Minimalism, Outerwear, Postalco, Mike Abelson, Postalco Co

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

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

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