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Tomonori Kagaya

Necomimi

PRESENTED ON JUL 25, 2012
IN TOKYO @ VOL 94
Mixing Japanese "cute culture" with high-tech know-how, Tomonori Kagaya presents his Necomimi neurowear project, in which a pair of cute cat-like ears respond to the wearer's thoughts. (in Japanese)
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Furoshiki

BY KYOKO AND HANNAH WALDRON
@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

Kyoko and Hannah Waldron come together to present some of the furoshiki designs produced under the LINK collective. We also get a glimpse at how these traditional items are made. (in Japanese)
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KGU Building Workshop 2012

BY KGU BUILDING WORKSHOP 2012
@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

Students from Kanto Gakuin University do a group presentation about a building project and workshop they undertook over the past year. (in Japanese)

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Design Museum Japan

BY TAKU SATOH
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Known for his award-winning art direction and branding projects, Taku Satoh is the founder of Taku Satoh Design Office, and has been wowing design lovers with his innovative and often mesmerizing visual sense. Here, he also talks about the new "Design Museum Japan" initiative. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese)

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What's Wrong with Japanese Big Corporation's Product Design?

BY BOB SLIWA
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

As the title declares, this presentation by the Yo!jimbob duo is a call to arms for what they find lacking in that particular field. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese/English)

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Kyouei Design

BY KOUICHI OKAMOTO
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Kouichi Okamoto (Kyouei Design) has been surprising us consistently with his innovative -- and oftentimes whimsical -- products and installations, which he shares in this presentation. It was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on June 26, 2013

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Real Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

We love Japanese gardens, and we want the world to know more about Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's site.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 31, 2013.

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Design for Social Innovation

BY SAKI IKEDA
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

This presentation reveals what art students and design can do for Tohoku reconstruction. The project lasted 8 months, and had the goal of bringing more people to the Tohoku area, and to also motivate local residents through art. (in Japanese)

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The Space and the Weight

BY YU AZUMA
@ VOL 99 ON JAN 23, 2013

Architect/designer/performer Yu Azuma explains how he combines all of these disciplines together, in a presentation entitled "The Space and the Weight." (in Japanese)

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7 Design Lessons from Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

After 3 years of working in and looking at Japanese gardens, Jenny Feuerpeil of Real Japanese Gardens summarizes the design (and life) lessons she has learned so far in the gardens of Kyoto, Kamakura, and Tokyo. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 14, 2013.