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Inspired by nature is Wind, one of Swedish furniture brand Offecct’s pieces shown at the main fair area of the Salone del Mobile Milano. A series of room partitions designed by Jin Kuramoto for Offecct, Wind panels are lightly padded to provide sound insulation.

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Designed by Satoshi Yanagisawa, who studied computer graphics, special effects and sustainable design, Ensus (SUS as an acronym for stainless used steel) comprises works that have all been inspired by nature but also employ scientific data to give them a clean contemporary aesthetic.

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Depth is a prototype that was shown alongside other recent Yoy works at the Opificio 31 event space. This time 2-D become 3-D as Depth, at first glance, appears to be an arty black-and-white framed photo of an old-school oil lantern.

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Design-week regular Nendo (Oki Sato) returned with a unique installation commissioned by the New York Friedman Benda gallery. Displayed at the Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano courtyard, Nendo’s 50 Manga Chairs take the expressive and narrative nature of manga and applies it to furniture.

Our picks from Salone del Mobile Milano 2016 | The Japan Times

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Fukunary Garment Factory began its collaboration with sports-goods manufacturer Mikasa in 2014, when it used blue, white and yellow volleyball synthetic leather to make messenger bags and totes. Since then, it has added roll-top backpacks and accessories, plus other textiles — classic orange basketball rubber and soccer-ball vinyl — to the mix.

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Yoccatta by SD-Works is waging its war against environmental waste with a range of goods made from car safety air bags. The brainchild of designer Takuya Ito, Yoccatta was conceived when he discovered that Japan not only had the third largest car ownership in the world in 2013, but of those cars less than 10 percent of the air bags were actually be used. Since air bags are always removed and thrown away when vehicles are scrapped, they seemed to be an ideal recyclable material.

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The Miyake series of leather business totes, handbags, clutches, pencil cases and small pouches are covered with colored aluminum plates in place of the heavier steel used for armor, and they are hand-stitched together with traditional odoshi woven braiding. Visually, the effect is similar to that of the protective sleeves worn beneath the shoulder plates of samurai armor.

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Kungyokudo, a 422-year-old incense producer, is one of Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's newest collaborations.

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A display of ingredients used at Kungyokudo, a 422-year-old incense producer and one of Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's newest collaborations.

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This limited-edition Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Edition Monopoly set was designed to celebrate Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's 300th anniversary.

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Kaenjusai pots and plants, one of the collaborations with Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten.

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The Dai Nippon Ichi exhibition showcased an extensive range of craft-based products at Tokyo Midtown in January.

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Arita in Saga Prefecture is celebrating the 400th anniversary of its ceramics industry, and as home to Imari ware, Japan’s oldest style of porcelain, many of its kilns have been working on an array of new contemporary designs.

For fine dining a la mode, Issey Miyake and kilns in Arita are putting Japanese aesthetics on the menu. | The Japan Times

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It’s definitely a good year for Issey Miyake fans. On March 16, a major exhibition of the designer’s work opens at the National Art Center, Tokyo, while in April, Taschen plans to release a monumental definitive book charting his entire career.

For fine dining a la mode, Issey Miyake and kilns in Arita are putting Japanese aesthetics on the menu. | The Japan Times

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Etude by E 16SS shoes designed by Kazami Egami #fashion #design #rooms32

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Fake Food Hatanaka fruit necklaces @fakefood #jewelry #kawaii #fashion #style #rooms32

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Yoccatta bags, made from recycled airbags and safety belts. #design #bags #ethicaldesign #style #rooms32

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Inspired by traditional Japanese marbles, which are basically flattened spherical ones, Sweets & Deli's crystallized sugar drops replace the glass version’s central swirls of color with dainty edible petals or herbs.

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Hotel Palace Tokyo’s Sweets & Deli store are producing a set of chocolates inspired by Edo Period crafts. Chiyo Choco takes its name from chiyogami — elaborately stencil-printed washi paper that was often used as decorative origami.

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These beautiful chocolate slabs by Maqui’s Co. Ltd. are designed after the Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868) card game hanakaruta (flower cards, also known as hanafuda) — and their sugary illustrations are faithful to the real thing.

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Bon Bon Chocolate au Kutaniyaki are not just fancy chocolates, they are hand-painted works of art by genuine Kutani ware artisans. Each bonbon is decorated by a Kutani-ware technical training institute graduate in the same conscientious detail as would be used for a piece of traditional Kutani pottery.

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Chocolamixture is all about experimenting. Like miniature chemistry kits, each set comes with five tiny round-bottomed milk-chocolate flasks, complete with cork-colored white-chocolate stoppers and five real test tubes filled with colorful sprinkles.

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Though Nendo is better known for the design of its interior goods, it is getting quite the reputation for its yearly humorous chocolate innovations, having created chocolate pencils, boxes of edible paints and last year’s stylistic series of bonbons designed to represent onomatopoeic words.

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Backstreet Factory produce popular series of cleverly designed laser-cut sticky notes, including Menmo, little figures that can be stuck in various poses, and Denmo, an array of Japanese exclamations and phrases. The latest range, Japanesque, comprise meticulously detailed laser-cut silhouettes of familiar and traditional Japanese imagery.

The little things in life | The Japan Times

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Design unit Hiilo thinks it’s a shame that we put postage stamps on the corner of letters, when the stamp itself is often picturesque enough to be a main feature. So, to give it the attention it deserves, Hiilo have come up with a postcard that frames the stamp — right in the center.

The little things in life | The Japan Times

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