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Gesa Hansen Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris

Back in 2014, when we last visited Gesa Hansen, she had her hands full: she was living with her toddler daughter in a Paris apartment and running her furniture line, The Hansen Family, a collection of Scandinavian-accented, minimalist oak pieces produced by her parents’ workshop in Germany (see A Furniture Designer At Home in Paris). “I come from a family of carpenters, designers, and architects,” Gesa always says, by way of explaining her impressive set of creds—which include a childhood in a...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Germany, Paris, Ikea, Luigi, Charles, Weimar, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Jean Nouvel, Lou, Hansen, Greene, Villeroy Boch


Gesa Hansen’s Country Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris

Back in 2014, when we last visited Gesa Hansen, she was living with her toddler daughter in a Paris apartment and running her furniture line, The Hansen Family, a collection of Scandinavian-accented, minimalist oak pieces produced by her parents’ workshop in Germany (see A Furniture Designer At Home in Paris). “I come from a family of carpenters, designers, and architects,” Gesa always says, by way of explaining her impressive set of creds—which include a childhood in a tiny town in western Germ...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Germany, Paris, Ikea, Luigi, Charles, Weimar, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Jean Nouvel, Lou, Hansen, Greene, Villeroy Boch


PW2 Replace japanese PW2 screen on a french-bought PW2?

Hello, I have a PW2 wifi (905A), bought in Japan in 2014. It wasn't jail-broken. Last month, it suddenly showed something like "update failed". After, it has never re-booted. I decided to make serial port, with success, but diagnose leads to: the eMMC is dead. I could have a PW2 bought in France with broken screen. The guy doesn't know exact model, but says it's a 6th gen. So my question about compatibility: could I replace my screen (PW2 905A) on a PW2 2013 motherboard bought in France? ...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Kindle Developer's Corner


POTD: “Enemies in the Open” at Camp Hansen, Japan

Camp Hansen is a United States Marine Corps base located in Okinawa, Japan. The camp got its name after Dale M. Hansen who earned a Medal of Honor, unfortunately posthumously as he was killed by an enemy sniper in 1945. In Today’s Photo Of The Day you can see US Marines with the 3rd Maintenance […] Read More … The post POTD: “Enemies in the Open” at Camp Hansen, Japan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, US Marines, Photo of the Day, M240, FN MAG, Camp Hansen, M240H, Mk19


Reading Gallimaufry

Firstly a huge thank you to those of you who reminded me (on the scribbles about Time Song by Julia Blackburn) that Seamus Heaney had written several 'bog body' poems. I had completely forgotten about them, but there he was, Tollund Man.. Some day I will go to AarhusTo see his peat-brown head,The mild pods of his eye-lids,His pointed skin cap.In the flat country near byWhere they dug him out,His last gruel of winter seedsCaked in his stomach... And quite by chance someone had recommended M...
Tags: Utah, Books, Japan, Scotland, Roald Dahl, Everest, Yorkshire, Denmark, Iceland, Washington State, Ben Fogle, Alison, Svalbard, Metro, Tom, Dan


What makes the EU, the UN, and their peers legitimate?

The first “Brexit” is almost a century old, and it did not even involve Britain. It occurred on 14 June 1926, when Brazil notified the League of Nations it would leave the world organization. Paraguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chile, Venezuela, and Peru, together with Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan, followed in the 1930s. These mass withdrawals from the League were widely interpreted as a sign that the organization was in crisis.Brexit is not a singular phenomenon. In legal...
Tags: Books, Japan, Politics, UK, New York, Featured, France, China, Singapore, India, Africa, US, David Cameron, Eu, Britain, United States


Tayū – Crystal Blood Edition

From the twisted imagination of Japan's own Tokyo Jesus, comes the  Tayū (太夫)  resin figure.  In order to become an Oiran, a woman had to be educated in a range of skills, including the traditional arts of sadō (Japanese tea ceremony), ikebana (flower arranging), and calligraphy. The highest rank of Oiran was the tayū (太夫). The Tayū’s secrets will soon be revealed, but in this moment you can revel in her crystal beauty and elegance, for she will keep your secrets and protect you from the dark...
Tags: Toys, Japan, Tokyo, Jesus, Clutter, Clutter Studios, Oiran, Tokyo Jesus


Masters of the Universe Vintage Japanese Box Series

Currently available to pre-order, Super7 has announced the Masters of the Universe Vintage Japanese Box Series . With two figures available - He-Man and Skeletor - these 5.5-inch figures are packaged as if they came out in 1980's Japan. The box is based on original Japanese prototype packaging that was never used. And both figures include accessories. The pre-sale window for these figures will be open until Tuesday, April 30th 2019 and will ship this Summer 2019. Each figure is available ...
Tags: Toys, Japan, Super7


Thomas Nosuke Guccisherryline Edition by Doktor A

Tomenosuke has released their newest Thomas Nosuke colorway. The Thomas Nosuke Guccisherryline Edition by Doktor A is available in an edition size of 40 pieces. Measuring nearly 8 inches in height, each figure includes a space pistol accessory. You can currently order one of these through Tomenosuke's Japan Store for ¥14,040. It's also available via Tomenosuke's International Site.
Tags: Toys, Japan, Tomenosuke, Thomas Nosuke, Thomas Nosuke Guccisherryline, Doktor A. Tomenosuke


Current Obsessions: Eco Ethos

This weekend we’re noting a slew of eco-conscious goings-on, from Spencer Fung’s latest nature-inspired exhibit to natural-fiber finds from Ikea. Take a look: Above: A favorite corner from this week’s post Riverside House: A Normandy Guesthouse from an Upstart American Restaurateur. Introducing the latest Muji hotel, in Tokyo. Architect and painter Spencer Fung‘s latest exhibit, “The Last Wilderness,” exploring “mountains and water as the architecture of earth,” opens this weekend  at...
Tags: Books, Japan, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Margot, Spencer Fung, Rhinebeck, Design News, Current Obsessions, Eileen Fisher, Bergen Street, Sawkille, East Fork, Ralph Pucci, Lidewij Edelkoort, Normandy Guesthouse


Face of the Moon Stress Ball

Designed by Japanese designer Makiko Yoshida and the team at h concept, this three-inch diameter stress ball is a kooky way to ease your tension. Complete with the moon’s face, the ball morphs into various facial expressions as you squeeze it. Equal parts weird and cute, it’s a welcome distraction for busy minds of all ages.
Tags: Wellness, Sponsored, Toys, Japan, Design, Moon, Stress Ball, MoMA Design Store, Makiko Yoshida


Lovecraftian Horror Unleashed In The Murky Depths Of Green Tea

Unless you’ve experienced some horrible beverage-related trauma, it’s unlikely that you find much about green tea to be terrifying. Japanese Twitter user and 3DCG practitioner gigigi gagaga (@toikoh9114) might have you thinking differently, however. @toikoh9114 took advantage of of the turbidity found in a glass of green tea to create a spooky scene of alien horror that might fit in... Source
Tags: Tea, Food, Japan, Design, Diy, Horror, Sci-fi, Green, Inspirations, Lovecraft


WonderCon 2019: 5 awesome opening day moments, from 9-year-old Stan Lee to the X-Men sneak peek and more

1. Stan and deliver: The death of Stan Lee in November hit every Marvel fan hard, and on Friday at WonderCon, his presence was missed – or it was until a 9-year-old showed up in cosplay as the dearly departed 95-year-old creator of such characters as Spider-Man and the X-Men. “It was a couple of months ago,” said Jake Bishop, a third-grader from Garden Grove, of his decision to cosplay as Lee. “He died, so I thought, ‘That’s a way to make people happy.’” And, boy oh boy, were people happy as Jak...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Superman, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Tokyo, Justice League, John, James McAvoy, Batman


Add to Cart: 15 Japanese Design Essentials Found on Amazon Prime

After we first posted our favorite kitchen items available via Amazon Prime, readers wrote in asking for more. If you’re like us and your design eye reaches far past the contents of the continental US, there are moments when Amazon is a really good thing—and moreover, it’s the individual sellers (who, yes, ship via Prime) on Amazon that are worth noting. When it comes to Japanese design, we look to smaller online shops for those special and rare finds, but the core classics (kettles, Hinoki, ena...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, New York City, US, Amazon Prime, Japanese, Kitchen Tools, Glassware, Isamu Noguchi, Heidi Swanson, Noguchi, Scissors, STOOLS, Dover Street Market, Kaico


Vertical Alley: A Live/Work Tower for Two in Tokyo

In a city famous for its minuscule living quarters, a young creative couple managed to acquire a corner parcel of land. Located in Tokyo’s historic, densely populated Asakusa, the plot had been cleared of an existing structure and was just big enough for its new owners, confectioner Mio Tsuchiya and graphic designer Moe Furya, to construct their own streamlined mini tower with two floors devoted to work and two to home. Faced in concrete panels, the structure is punctuated with a series of squar...
Tags: Books, Japan, US, House, Mexico City, Tokyo, Aeg, Mia, House Tour, Plywood, Moe, Luis Barragan, Asakusa, Mio, Architectural Details, Architecture & Interiors


Object of Desire: Furniture by ‘Architect Meets Karimoku,’ a Collaboration with Norm Architects

Spotted (and admired): a small collection of furniture from Japan-based architecture firm Karimoku in collaboration with Copenhagen-based Norm Architects. The four pieces are made of  hinoki cypress, and are inspired by traditional Japanese and Scandinavian tradition. Here’s a look: Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Masaki Ogawa, courtesy of Karimoku. Above: The sofa frame references both traditional Japanese architecture and mid-century Danish furniture. Above: The sofa frame in...
Tags: Books, Japan, Furniture, Japanese, Copenhagen, Karimoku, Jonas Bjerre Poulsen, Product Discoveries, Masaki Ogawa


Series Review: NINTH STEP STATION by Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Curtis C. Chen, and J Koyanagi

Today, we are giving the floor over to Charles Payseur, a member of our Smuggler Army with his regular column X Marks the Story  to review Serial Box Publishing’s series Ninth Step Station by Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Curtis C. Chen, and J Koyanagi Genre: Crime / Science FictionPublisher: Serial Box PublishingPublication date: January 2019 – First Season Format: Ebook/Serial Ebook (Earc provided for review) Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers....
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Japan, Crime, Book Reviews, US, Tokyo, Charles, Fran Wilde, Emma, Malka, 7 Rated Books, Guest Review, Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Charles Payseur, Miyako


10 Easy Pieces: Compact Vertical Toaster Ovens from Japan

I’ve never liked the look of a typical toaster oven, and like the microwave, their size and function (with an opening door) means they’re difficult to hide. Japanese design solves this problem (of course!) with compact, simple-looking toaster oven boxes. The design is vertical, as opposed to the usual horizontal shape, taking up even less counter space. So good they’re worth the shipping—and the configuring of JP to US converters (most of these are made with a AC 100V power supply). Here are our...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, UK, Ebay, US, Japanese, Muji, Ac, Naoto Fukasawa, 10 Easy Pieces, Kitchen Appliances, Small Appliances, Fukasawa, Koizumi, Toaster Ovens


Hotel Hakuba: A Japanese Ski Lodge for Scandi Design Fanatics

Located in a village near Nagano, the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hotel Hakuba is a ski lodge from Onecollection founders Ivan Hansen and Hans Henrik merging Japanese architecture with midcentury Scandinavian design. A bit of history: In 2000, Hansen and Henrik acquired the rights to produce the designs of Danish midcentury icon Finn Juhl. “Since part of the line is produced in Japanese workshops, we already had a strong affiliation with the country,” they say. Hotel Hakuba is their first ...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Tokyo, Japanese, Copenhagen, Nagano, Henrik, Hansen, Finn Juhl, DWR, Hakuba, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Hakuba


Davelle: 13 Ideas to Steal from New York’s Tiniest Jewelbox Restaurant

A magic thing about New York is the way that, every now and then, you stumble upon a little jewel box—a room, a restaurant—on a side street, behind an innocuous storefront, where you least expect it. When Julie and I both spotted a photo of Davelle, a new restaurant on the Lower East Side, a while back, it seemed just that sort of small gem: not much from the outside—easy, even, to walk by, if its grate were pulled across the front its narrow shopfront—but inside, a bright and thoughtful little ...
Tags: Books, Japan, New York, NYC, Restaurants, New York City, Czech Republic, Manhattan, Japanese, Mimi, Lower East Side, Julie, Mika, Small-Space Living, Design Travel, Restaurant Visit


Midcentury Meets Zen: A DIY Remodel in LA

The Scenario: Fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi launched their minimalist-chic clothing line Black Crane in 2008. Not long after that, the two—Japanese transplants who met in LA nearly 20 years ago—decided it was time to go looking for their dream house. They pictured a modernist Schindler classic with views and acres, but happily settled for a tree-shaded 1948 Pasadena bungalow built by the seller and his son. The Challenge: Untouched for decades, the 1,200-square-foot house...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, Japan, New York, La, Los Angeles, Corsica, Ikea, States, Japanese, Pasadena, Alex, Modern, Alexander, Momo, Midcentury


Amazing Japanese Cardboard Artist Transforms Old Boxes Into Tanks, Gundams, Space Ships, And More!

Monami Ono, a graduate of the Osaka University of the Arts who studied 3D animation and now specializes in amazing cardboard artistry, may simply be the best, however. The talented and award-winning artist from Wakayama Prefecture’s hobby for practicing animation on cardboard boxes has turned into a full-time craft, landing her appearances on Japanese television, workshop appearances... Source
Tags: Japan, Design, Culture, Craft, Cardboard, Wakayama Prefecture, Gundam, Monami Ono, Osaka University of the Arts




Thomas Nosuke Tiffanyblue Edition

Tomenosuke has announced that they will be releasing new versions of Doctor A's latest figure - Thomas Nosuke - beginning on Saturday March 23rd 2019 at 11:59pm Japan Time. The Tiffanyblue, Edition will be limited to a run of 40 pieces (5 for AP and 5 for PP - meaning 30 will be sold). All of them will come with a bonus miniature accessory in the style of the space pistol that was used in the 1956 Sci-Fi Classic, "Forbidden Planet." Thomas Nosuke can be made to hold it.  You'll be able to po...
Tags: Toys, Japan, UK, Ap, Tomenosuke, Thomas Nosuke, Thomas Nosuke Tiffanyblue


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


How to Make an Origami Crane

  Origami cranes made easy Origami cranes are the most iconic creations of the Japanese art of paper folding. They’re also beautiful, fun, and easy to make with a little practice – even for beginners. How to make an origami crane In this post, you’ll learn: The symbolic meaning of cranes What 1,000 origami cranes mean How to fold an origami crane with step-by-step instructions What is the origin of origami cranes? People have been making variations of the origami crane for thousands of ye...
Tags: Crafts, Japan, Paper Crafts, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Sadako, Origami Crane, Sadako Sasaki, Eleanor Coerr


Guest Review: The Killer Collective

Summary: A fast-paced, page-turning novel of betrayal, vengeance, and depraved secrets in high places from the New York Times bestselling author of the John Rain and Livia Lone series. When a joint FBI–Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry—a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.”Suspecting the FB...
Tags: Books, Japan, Washington, US, Fbi, New York Times, Paris, Seattle, Mossad, Livia, Seattle Police, Bali Being, EISLER, Dox, Julie P, Pap Pap


Steal This Look: The Organized Utility Closet, Complete with Sink

Here’s an idea we like: a closet converted into a practical utility space, complete with a sink and homemade built-in shelving. Styled by Dutch interior designer Kim Timmerman, it’s the perfectly ordered and sparkling extra storage everyone could use. Here, a look at the closet and how to re-create it. Above: A utility room that serves as a space for storing kitchenwares and washing up, it’s tidily covered in white tiles and kitted out with shelves resting on brackets made from pegs. The sam...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Etsy, World, Ikea, Wayfair, Emmo, Steal This Look, Storage & Organization, Laundry & Utility Rooms, Hangers & Rails, Makoto Koizumi, Kim Timmerman, Louis Lemaire Fotografie, Double Cross Handles


Can Trump Stop the Invasion?

Can Trump Stop the Invasion? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In its lede editorial Wednesday, The New York Times called upon Congress to amend the National Emergency Act to “erect a wall against any President, not just Mr. Trump, who insists on creating emergencies where none exist.” Trump “took advantage” of a “loophole” in the NEA, said The Times, to declare “a crisis at the border, contrary to all evidence.” The Times news desk, however, apparently failed to alert the editorial page on what the t...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Texas, Tibet, Guns, Congress, California, Mexico, China, Immigration, America, Beijing, New York Times, The Times, South America, Republican Party


Transformers Cyberverse Coming to Japan July 2019 with New Toys!


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