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A washable, soap resistant smartphone
Japanese company Kyocera have just released a smartphone that users can wash and use in the bath.
Tokyo Totem unpacks the cultural playground that is Tokyo
A multimedia guidebook helps visitors see Tokyo in different ways, through the eyes of its 46 contributors.
Muji launches three tiny, prefab houses
In what sounds like a prefab fairytale, Muji launches three little houses – one made of cork, one of aluminium and one built out of wood.
This talking robot could be the future of smartphones
Japanese tech company Sharp have designed a 19 centimetre talking, dancing, waving smartphone-robot.
Drones and dancers happily unite for this music video
Los Angeles-based producer Nosaj Things employs drones and contemporary dancers in the music video for “Cold Stares”, a track featuring Chance the Rapper.
Tempescope: A box of rain, clouds or sun in your living room
The Tempescope physically creates weather conditions, letting users share the sky from anywhere in the world.
Tatsuya Tanaka creates a mini-diorama of ordinary scenes everyday
Tatsuya Tanaka creates pocket-sized scenes of everyday life, on a daily basis for “Miniature Calendar”, his pet-project
This robot never loses at rock-paper-scissors
Students at the University of Tokyo have designed Janken, a robot that beats its human competitor at rock-paper-scissors every single time.
Japanese graphic designer Nemury creates abstract artworks on his iPhone
Nemury’s graphic artworks provoke the question: Is iOS technology an up-and-coming medium for creating digital art?
Narrowing in on some of Japan’s most peculiar creations
Edible art, wearable tech, and candy designs are all part of what makes Japan’s tech scene one of the craziest.
Watch the world’s tiniest projection-mapping on a single grain of rice
Japanese creative studio Drill Tokyo release the video of its installation using state-of-the-art technology.
Focus on: Telling time
Six innovative timepieces that turn clock-watching into an unusual experience.
The FES watch by Fashion Entertainments
The FES Watch, made of electronic paper, is a blank canvas that displays a range of patterns activated by user gestures.
Naoto Fukusawa on why objects shouldn’t stand out too much
The Japanese industrial designer believes successful designs are things we interact with naturally and inevitably, without thinking.
Naoto Fukusawa on why objects shouldn’t stand out too much (trailer)
Objects are merely interfaces, says the Japanese industrial designer. It's humans that are at the centre of the design process.
Japanese interactive designer Masashi Kawamura takes us on a journey through a world of real and animated shadows in this music video.
Masashi Kawamura's crazy imagination comes to life
The Tokyo-born interactive designer on luck, sleepless nights and balancing fun with success.
Japanese design studio Nendo takes inspiration from origami patterns for the design of a furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept.
Marije Vogelzang explores how the act of feeding translates in Japanese culture.
Oscar Diaz draws on the principle of a kaleidoscope to create a window display for Hermés Japan.
Nendo redesigns the interior of Seibu department store in Tokyo with inspiration from European parks and squares.
Japan-based Nendo redesigns an ancient traditional eating utensil, the chopstick, transforming people’s interaction with this everyday object.
Shopping in a laboratory
Tokujin Yoshioka's interior design for Issey Miyake's new retail outlet is clean, minimalistic and somewhat futuristic.
Tokujin Yoshioka’s "Crystallize" exhibition of grown paintings and sculptures is the Japanese artist/designer's largest solo exhibition to date.
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