Articles tagged Tokyo

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Shoes float and fly in Tokujin Yoshioka’s White Forest

TOKYO – Shoes walk off the shelves and fly into a mystical white forest in the imaginative world of Tokujin Yoshioka.

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Camper’s new Tokyo location is a celebration of straightforwardness

TOKYO – Schemata Architects pairs spatial efficiency and clever design in the contemporary footwear store for a painless shopping experience.

Billboard: Summer Sale 17
Billboard: Summer Sale 17
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Nick Leith-Smith: merging shopping experience and local culture for Manolo Blahnik

TOKYO – In more than 30 Manolo Blahnik stores around the world, Nick Leith-Smith translates the local context into a visual dialogue with the brand and its customers.

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How a wooden cross makes this Japanese workspace more flexible

TOKYO – You put a whiteboard in, you take a partition wall out; you do a little brainstorm and you change your team around: that’s what it’s all about for COOOP3.

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Acne’s new direction in denim

TOKYO – The Shibuya store is the only one the world where Acne Studios has launched Blå Konst, a new collection that represents an investigation into denim.

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The rainbow engineer – Tokujin Yoshioka

TOKYO – Spectrum, the latest installation by artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka, builds a rainbow bridge across the boundaries of art, design and architecture.

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Emmanuelle Moureaux colours future years for museum anniversary

TOKYO – For the National Art Center’s tenth anniversary, French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux invokes a colourful forest of the decade yet to come.

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Inside Yota Kakuda's cheese-tart shop, baked goods appear to float in midair

TOKYO – Having completed Bake Sendai earlier this year, Japanese designer Yota Kakuda created another cheese-tart outlet for Bake in Tokyo’s Kita-Senju district, this time inspired by the …

Billboard: Summer Sale 17
Billboard: Summer Sale 17
Photo courtesy of Takumi Ota
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Nendo reinterprets the hourglass for Panerai watches

TOKYO – For an installation at Spiral in Aoyama, Tokyo, Nendo offered a new spin on the traditional hourglass for Italian watch brand Panerai.

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Nendo's exhibition Unprinted Material illustrates the expression of paper

TOKYO – To some, digital technology has seemed to herald the death, not just of the print magazine, the newspaper and the paperback book, but of paper, itself.

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Schemata Architects' design for Blue Bottle Coffee embodies tranquillity and harmony

TOKYO – Blue Bottle Coffee's latest store design by Schemata Architects creates a tranquil haven in amongst the hectic streets of Roppongi, Tokyo. 

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Designer dorms at Bunka Hostel Tokyo attract so-called flashpackers

TOKYO- Owned by Space Design Inc., Bunka Hostel Tokyo – bunka is Japanese for ‘culture’ – occupies an old seven-storey building in the city’s historical Asakusa district.