Hard maple and steel: Nendo for Maruni

04.02.10 § Leave a comment

MORE: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/7948/nendo-cord-chair-for-maruni.html

Furniture – Japan

04.02.10 § Leave a comment

karimoku japanese furniture manufacturer have teamed up with design studio isolation unit to produce a collection of products.”

MORE: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/7961/karimoku-furniture-and-isolation-unitteruhiro-yanagihara.html

Colored epoxy gives new life to table tops

04.02.10 § Leave a comment

By the Japanese architecture studio Schemata.

MORE: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/8284/schemata-architecture-office-flat-project.html

9 h Capsule Hotel in Kyoto

23.11.09 § Leave a comment

MORE: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/8111/9-h-nine-hours-capsule-hotel-in-kyoto.html

By Nendo at Contemporary Art Museum Kanazawa

23.11.09 § Leave a comment

MORE: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/8149/nendo-at-contemporary-art-museum-kanazawa-japan.html

Macoto Murayama

13.10.09 § Leave a comment

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Quoted from designboom.com:

“based on his research of botanical drawings and photography the japanese artist macoto murayama created the collection ‘inorganic flora’: a new form of plant depiction that transcends accepted (common, usual) horizons of botanical illustration’.”

MORE:http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/7860/macoto-murayama-inorganic-flora.html

Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower demolition

14.07.09 § Leave a comment

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Quoted from The New York Times:

“Yet for many of us who believe that the way we treat our cultural patrimony is a fair measure of how enlightened we are as a society, the building’s demolition would be a bitter loss. The Capsule Tower is not only gorgeous architecture; like all great buildings, it is the crystallization of a far-reaching cultural ideal. Its existence also stands as a powerful reminder of paths not taken, of the possibility of worlds shaped by different sets of values.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/07/arts/design/07capsule.html

Designboom and Treehugger also wrote articles on this:

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/6972/new-york-times-on-the-demolition-of-kurokawas-capsule-tower.html

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/07/nagakin-capsule-tower.php?dcitc=th_rss

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