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Past Tokyo Event: VOL 107

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Sushi for Smiles

BY TAKAYO KIYOTA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Takayo Kiyota displays and discusses some of her amazing sushi art. Her work has been shown in several countries around the world and often features traditional art, pop culture references, and even eroticism. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

Check out her blog: たまちゃんのにっこり寿司

"Presentation of the Day" on November 13, 2013.

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Interaction through Fashion

BY FRANCESCA ROSELLA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Francesca Rosella (of wearable technology fashion house Cute Circuit) shows off some of her company's new designs and what she predicts the fashion of the future will be like. Cute Circuit has created shirts that can be used to hug someone from across the world, dresses that can be used as a mobile phone, a dress that displays your tweets, and clothes whose color can be changed through a mobile phone app.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 15, 2013.

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Partial to Plastic

BY FUMIE SHIBATA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Product designer Fumie Shibata shows us some of the things she has helped design. These include things such as capsules for a capsule hotel, thermometers, sippy cups, rice cookers, sunglasses, and vending machines with marketing capabilities. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 20, 2013.

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Your Castle for a Night

BY HITOMI WAKAMATSU
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Hitomi Wakamatsu, from Airbnb Japan, goes into depth on the global housing/rental/hotel phenomenon that took the world by storm starting in 2008. She gives examples of how people have used Airbnb to finance their mortgages, travel the world for cheap, and spend the night in villas, castles, and even treehouses.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 3, 2013.

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Joseph's Gigantic GPS Drawings

BY JOSEPH TAME
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Joseph Tame is a runner who draws pictures in Tokyo using GPS tracking. Here he shows us some of the things he has drawn and a surprising new addition that he drew to show his support for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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The Charm of Simple Design

BY KEITA SUZUKI
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Keita Suzuki, a product designer, shows us some of his work. First up are some unique souvenirs that can be used in daily life such as a glass shaped like Mt. Fuji and a soap holder that can be used to blow bubbles. He then moves on to things such as cups and his current project in Bhutan where he is helping design things for the people there. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 27, 2013.

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Atlas of Destruction

BY LUIS URCULO
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Luis Urculo discovered that he is interested in not the wholes, but the parts that make up the wholes. He created an atlas of destruction, where he has compiled a collection of pictures of buildings that have been destroyed. He then tried to reproduce their destruction using everyday objects.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 10, 2013.

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A New Stove for Kenya

BY MÅRTEN CLAESSON AND OLA RUNE
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Mårten Claesson and Ola Rune, product designers, discover that people in most parts of Africa spend a significant amount of their time collecting wood for use in their three stone fire pits. Marten and Ola then worked with their team in Stockholm to design a new stove that uses less wood and produces less smoke. Now the kids in Kenya can spend their time in school instead of out collecting firewood.

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Shadows of the Survivors

BY RIKAKO NAGASHIMA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

When the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, people's shadows were permanently scorched in to their surroundings. Rikako Nagashima and her team contacted 23 survivors and took copies of their shadows. They then placed these shadows around Hiroshima as a memorial and to spread awareness of what happened. From Peace Shadow Project's website we can see where these survivors were, hear their stories, and leave them a personal message. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 11, 2013.

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The Inflatable Concert Hall

BY YUSUKE KOMATA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Yusuke Komata and his team designed a mobile concert hall. It is a giant balloon that can fit inside of and run from a single truck. Here he outlines how it was designed, how it works, what things it can do, and how it has been used so far. (in Japanese with Engish subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 4, 2013.

Mark Dytham
Architect & PechaKucha Night Founder, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo
Francesca Rosella
Creative Director, Cute Circuit in London
Astrid Klein
Architect & PechaKucha Night Founder, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo
Joseph Tame
Digital Media Producer, Wild Tame Co., Ltd in Tokyo
Fumie Shibata
Product Designer, Design Studio S in Tokyo
Hitomi Wakamatsu
Business Development, Airbnb
Takayo Kiyota
Maki-sushi artist Illustrator in Tokyo
Kazushi Kobayashi
Artist/Designer, outsect in Tokyo
Luis Urculo
Artist in Madrid
Shinya Kuwata
Eco-tourism Director
Keita Suzuki
Product Designer in Tokyo
Yusuke Komata
Architect, Isozaki, Aoki & Associates in Tokyo
Rikako Nagashima
Graphic Designer, Art Director in Tokyo