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How China’s Realme sold 50 million phones in just over 2 years

Starting a new phone brand in 2018 might seem too late in an already crowded market, but Sky Li was convinced that consumers between 18-25 years old were largely under-served — they needed something that was both affordable and cool. A few months after Li founded Realme in May that year, the smartphone company organized a product launch at a college campus in India, the world’s second-largest smartphone market. It brought its own production crew, built a makeshift stage and invited local rappers...
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, China, India, Smartphone, Xiaomi, Huawei, Qualcomm, Oneplus, Shenzhen, Vivo, Diwali, Oppo, Naoto Fukasawa


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


15 Favorites: Japanese Countertop Appliances (Available in the US)

We live in the golden age of Internet shopping. Today you can sit at your desk and order a host of quirky Japanese countertop appliances that, a few years ago, would not have been available without a plane ticket to Tokyo. I, for one, find this news thrilling, and if you do too—and are willing to hassle with power converters or have it rewired by an electrician for the cause—then this list is for you. Here, our 15 favorite Japanese countertop appliances that ship to the US. Electric Kettle...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Uncategorized, US, Tokyo, Appliances, Japanese, White, Muji, Naoto Fukasawa, Zojirushi, 10 Favorites, Kitchen Appliances, Amazon Above, Small Appliances


10 Easy Pieces: Toaster Ovens

For an appliance that sits squarely on your countertop, in full view, there certainly are a lot of unappealing-looking toaster ovens on the market. Our picks range from beautiful Japanese ovens to standard stainless steel; they all look good and they all do the job (in fact, a lot of them do more than just toast). Here are our top picks. Above: Designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Muji, the MoMA Muji Vertical Toaster Oven is a Japanese toaster (we think the hassle of using a power converter might b...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Appliances, Kitchenaid, Muji, Naoto Fukasawa, Macy, Williams Sonoma, Kitchen Appliances, Small Appliances, Fukasawa, Toaster Ovens, Toasters, MoMA Muji Vertical Toaster Oven, Balmuda


Comparison of the Top 10 WordPress Portfolio Themes for 2016

The Top Free WordPress Portfolio Themes Compared I mostly do custom design work and using standard WordPress themes is kind of a no-no in my world. However, recently a friend wanted some help selecting some portfolio themes for her work.She didn't want me to spend time on a custom theme for her but needed some pointers and suggestions to pick a good one. This little bit of research led me to realize that there would be many others who might be in the same position, so I decided to expand tha...
Tags: Google, Wordpress, Sales, Hitchcock, Blog & Grow, Fukasawa


New Fukasawa And Morrison Launches for Maruni

Japanese manufacturer Maruni has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. Already well-established in Japan as a high quality wooden furniture manufacturer, the world began to take notice of the Hiroshima based company with Naoto Fukasawa’s ‘Hiroshima’ chair. Soon after, Fukasawa’s close friend and co-founder of the ‘Supernormal’ movement, Jasper Morrison, became a creative contributor to Maruni. Together, the two have designed a collection that has become one of the contract market’s most sou...
Tags: Japan, Milan, Education, Singapore, Office, Healthcare, Contract, Commercial, Hospitality, Hiroshima, Seating, Japanese Design, Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison, Contract Furniture