A country retreat outside of Tokyo

Takei-Nabeshima-Architects (TNA) designed a country retreat in the town of Karuizawa outside Tokyo, Japan, wrapped in rings of glass and wood and has an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the forest. TNA designed rings around the facade so that areas of private spaces and utilities could be met. The height of each ring was decided … Continued

The $1.63 Million Diamond and Platinum Handbag

This diamond studded platinum handbag was on display recently in Tokyo by jewelry maker Ginza Tanaka. Valued at $1.63 million dollars, this bag is shaped out of pure platinum and boasts 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats – Via lifeontop

New Swarovski Flagship Store in Tokyo

Highly visible, more than a thousand Swarovski boutiques and concessions are located in all major fashion capitals around the world. Now, Swarovski opened a new flagship store in Tokyo’s renowned Ginza district on Saturday, March 29, 2008. It will showcase the entire Daniel Swarovski Couture Line and the jewellery and accessories from the Swarovski fashion … Continued

World’s Biggest Hello Kitty unveiled

Unveiled in Tokyo, this Hello Kitty stands tall at 2.5 meter and is 1.7 meter wide. Covered with tiles, she looks much larger then her usual petite structure.

PC cases made from platinum, gold, diamonds

Tokyo-based Zeus Computer is reaching out to deep-pocketed celebrities and the nouveau riche with a line of luxury personal computers housed in bejeweled cases crafted from precious metals. The selection includes an 80 million yen ($760,000) pure platinum “Jupiter” model and a more modestly priced 60 million yen ($570,000) solid gold “Mars” model. Both of … Continued