Category Archives: Design

Visit the world’s best art bookstore in Japan

For the creative souls, the best kind of bookstore is probably one that combines a wide selection of curated books in a space that breathes with a disposition of art and design. Tsutaya Books, established in 1983 in Osaka, Japan, is now present with many

Video: The beauty behind Japanese design thinking

Japanese designs are known to be minimalist yet practical, but what really makes them so distinct from the rest? We spoke to Mike Saw, graphic designer and partner of KONCENT Malaysia, about the Tokyo-based design product shop, aesthetic principles from Japan, and the thought that

Have your own cosy space in the outdoors with MUJI Hut

Who would have thought that mega Japanese retail brand MUJI is now involved in building structures, albeit small ones? Come this autumn, the company will be releasing their very own MUJI Hut in Japan. A versatile version of a vacation home, it can be easily transported and can be

Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka 2017 open for entries

Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka 2017 is now calling for applicants. It is open to artists in Asia regardless of any category: art, design, photography, illustration, fashion, film, installation, and many more. Besides being an art exhibition, Unknown Asia also offers unique and exclusive programs to

Interactive restaurant in Tokyo changes dining experience

The F&B scene is changing fast. Interactive restaurants are slowly emerging, one of them having a completely interactive interior providing diners with a multi-sensory experience, in Tokyo’s Ginza district. It was designed and created by teamLab, an art collective from Japan who has done various interactive projects around

Art and architecture meet at Benesse Art Site Naoshima

Naoshima is an island town located in the Seto Inland Sea of the Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. Although only 14.2 km², it is widely known for its art-related initiatives at Benesse Art Site Naoshima. Benesse Holdings along with Fukutake Foundation are mostly responsible for setting up the various art

Japanese designer builds glass tea house beside ancient temple

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has built a modern tea house made completely out of glass next to a traditional Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The contemporary façade of KOU-AN Glass Tea House provides an unconventional twist on the traditional structure. According to Yoshioka, the tea house is an opportunity