There are hundreds of fragrances out on the market that bear familiar names like “Dior,” “Calvin Klein,” “Dolce&Gabbana” Continue Reading
There is a book called “Pet Architecture Guide Book” by Japanese architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Continue Reading
Before Ando, there was Azuma. Continue Reading
A non-descriptive corner in Tokyo, two gaijins (haoles, or foreigners) walking down a uradori (backstreet) with cameras… Continue Reading
A slow Monday… some good stuff from my home turf. Continue Reading
Who would think about building an open-air shopping mall on a piece of land that measures only 5,791 square feet? Continue Reading
Some noticeable tendencies found in contemporary Japanese houses:
1. very small
2. an interior with stark white walls or fair-faced concrete
3. using single letter in naming a project like “house h” or “k residence”
I don’t think 1 is ever going to change in Japan. The reason for that is obvious, no?
Then how about 2? I think white, gray and black have a fatal attraction for the Japanese, and Continue Reading
It’s hard to believe this is in Tokyo Continue Reading
He is no Tadao Ando, but that doesn’t make Akira Sakamoto any less of an architect. If you had a choice between Ando and him as an architect for your very first house, Continue Reading
The Vitra Design Museum at Weil am Rhein in Germany celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson’s birth with a retrospective of his work. Jochen Eisenbrand, the curator of the exhibition, talks about the designer and the exhibition.