About the image on the left: I bought a copy of this book a few years ago at Barns & Noble just because the house on the cover was beautiful. If you haven’t seen the book yet, the images of the house on the cover can be found on the website of Makoto Yamaguchi who had designed this house. Makoto has just sent those images to us in BIGGER sizes, and we will be posting them on Friday. And you can of course get a copy of Japan Houses at Amazon.com.
About the image on the right: Makoto Ymaguchi’s work ranges from new buildings to the spoon, fork and knife. These utensils are are available in the US at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Who: Makoto Yamaguchi Design What: “Jointless” picture frames with the bark left on one side of the each frame. Where: prorotype EXHIBITION 02 When: 2008 Continue Reading
When I was living and working in Tokyo two decades ago, the city was already overflowing with new styles, trends and designs. There was a high demand for all types of designers, but I hardly heard of any ‘gaikokujin’ designers living in Tokyo Continue Reading
It makes you smile, no?
Here is another project by Mikiko Endo Continue Reading
Like Whitney Houston sings in her 1986 song “Greatest Love of All,” I, too, want to believe the children are our future Continue Reading
Here are some followups on our previous posts:
DesignTide Tokyo 2008 & Tokyo Design Week 2008 (10/30/08)
Our pics from DesignTide Tokyo 2008 is here. (it was too crowded…)
Δ , 2006 (10/28/08) »
You can see how the house is lived in here. (unfortunately, the images are small and low rez.)
Hyperbolic Paraboloids (10/20/08) »
You can see an image of the house with a car parked next to it at Judit Bellostes.
Dancing trees, Singing birds (10/04/08) »
I guess it’s time to take the myth away from this highly unique (and very popular) architecture. Here is the website of the developer of FLEG Bird Park a.k.a. “Dancing trees, Singing birds.”
The creator of these interesting pieces of furniture doesn’t seem to have his own website yet Continue Reading
Some pics from DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2008 Continue Reading