Japanese designer Shige Hasegawa has created the Hana Table, which he will be exhibiting at the SaloneSatellite event during the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair. “Hana” actually means flower in Japanese, which is pretty clearly the inspiration for this table. Inspired by origami, the Hana table is constructed from five flower pedal-shaped plywood legs which collectively … Continued
Takashi Murakami is set to launch another collaborative collection with fashion super-brand Louis Vuitton later this month. Previous work from Murakami led to the creation of the iconic Monogram Multicolore which has become a popular fixture replicating itself on various fronts. To kick off the launch of the Multicolore Spring Pallete, Murakami has created a … Continued
An 8th-century tortoiseshell vanity box, said to be a gift from the Tang Dynasty palace to Japanâ€™s Emperor Shomu, will be auctioned in Hong Kong and may fetch more than HK$40 million ($5 million). The octagonal box, measuring 35.6 centimeters across and embedded with mother-of-pearl and amber in shapes of flowers, is the highlight of … Continued
The yokozuna Asashoryu has appeared in the Shibuya Girls Collection show in Tokyo this week and entertained a crowd of 20,000 mostly teenage girls. He was wearing a school uniform as a reference to him starring as a high school student in a recent TV commercial. Source: Relaxnews
Last time, Lipton teamed up with Pierre Herme and this time, collaborate with the Westin Tokyo! These freebies are named â€œTea time accessory collectionâ€. Eight kinds of faux cakes or cuties are ready for tea time. Via: 8tokyo
A sales clerk for Japan’s Takashimaya department store displays a ¥10 million (US$100,000) music CD called â”Woman, Sweet 10 Diamonds,” made with a platinum case and studded with 10 2-carat diamonds, in Tokyo yesterday. Universal Music unveiled the “world’s most expensive CD,” produced by Universal Music and jeweler Nagahori, for a commemorative album showcasing 18 … Continued
Fancy an â€œicyâ€ outdoor bath during your next holiday? At Alpha Resort-Tomamuâ€™s ice village in Shimukappu town, you can stay in a hotel where dining room, bedroom and bathroom are all made out of ice. Even dinner is served on an ice plate. Room charges are at 80,000 yen ($900) for two per night. The … Continued
Access to French macarons is not readily available if you live in the US for the most part. However if you are lucky enough to live in Japan, things are different. Not only are French macarons shops on almost every corner But also there is a ton of macaron toys and souvenirs to be had!
A Japanese Castle, which was operated as a â€œlove hotel,â€ in Matsuyama city, Ehime prefecture, Japan, has been placed up for sale on Yahoo Japanâ€™s auction site. Opening bid is 145 million yen (around $1.5 million), although it is expected to sell for considerably more. Included in the auction are the 30-room castle, several other … Continued
This glittery netbook belongs to Momoka Eri. If you are wondering who Momoka Eri is…..she is a Japanese artistic model who runs a business of adorning mobile phones, PSPs and so on.. She tried her art on the Acer’s Aspire notebook and the result gave birth to the Momoka Eri Edition of Aspire One netbook. … Continued
Mesmerizing images by the Japanese architect and photographer Kawahara… Via digital manipulation, he morphs and transforms buildings into kaleidoscope-like sights that explore the limits of form.
On 19 February 2009, Vertu will open Ginza Flagship Store, its first store in Japan. At the store, pre-orders of handsets will be taken for delivery when VERTU Club is available. Those who simply cannot wait until the launch of the VERTU Club in the second quarter of 2009 will be able to purchase SIM … Continued
Fire up your senses at Roka, a trendy restaurant in Hong Kong serving delicious modern Japanese cuisine. This is not your typical Japanese restaurant: I have eaten at Roka several times and have loved it each time ! I must say it is one of the best restaurants I have visited (in Hong Kong) and … Continued
Two customized Mercedes-Benz SL600, Luxury Crystal Benz, studded with 300,000 Swarovski crystal glass, are displayed at the pavilion of custom car accessory company Garson/D.A.D at Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, east of Tokyo, January 9, 2009. The annual auto show, which showcases custom cars and accessories for cars, will be held … Continued
Toyo Kitchens have some of the most decadent and stylish kitchen designs anywhere in the world. They are a Japanese company which have proved to be very popular amongst discerning design enthusiasts from Tokyo to London for many years now. And now here is a look at one of their best kitchen designs. Known as … Continued
This 282 pound Japanese bluefin tuna was purchased at auction for $100,000 at the first auction of the New Year on the Tokyo Metropolitan central Wholesale market, commonly known as the Tsukiji market. The price was about ten times the average price and the highest in nearly a decade. Two sushi owners, one in Hong … Continued
Designed by sori yanagi in 1974, this stainless steel cutlery is produced in niigata, japan.
Sou Fujimoto Architects designed this unusual house located in Oita, Japan. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating an covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior … Continued
Mitsuoka, arguably the most interesting car company in Japan, has released another Japanese homage to a classic British automobile. Their latest design the Himiko is an amazing mix of the British sports car- Morgan and the Mazda Mx-5. The company has taken the Mazda MX-5, one of the best driving roadsters in the world, and … Continued
Make your every meal luxury! A Japanese jeweler is selling a 13-piece tableware set made entirely of pure gold for $1 million. The set by Ginza Tanaka includes goblets, plates, chopsticks and cutlery, each engraved with a dragon, which symbolizes eternal youth and health. The items are available as single purchases, with spoons priced at … Continued