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Yuki Tanaka

Materials, Tradition, and Craft

PRESENTED ON SEP 23, 2013
IN TOKYO @ 「ICSでNIGHT」

Yuki Tanaka's idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and an expensive clock. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2013.

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Wood and Steel

BY SJORS VAN BUYTEN
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 20, 2013

Sjors van Buyten shows his passion for craft and design, from his beginnings working with metals in an automotive shop, to some of his recent designs. He works primarily with metals and wood, and also enjoys incorporating light in many of his installations.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2013.

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Modernizing Tradition In Design

BY RACHEL HARDING
@ PECHAKUCHA AT THE MAGAZZINI ON APR 12, 2013

Rachel Harding (from the design company Droog) describes the process and ethos of modernizing traditional Dutch art and design for the contemporary world while keeping the original sensibilities intact. 

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Water as Tradition

BY DIANA HOVHANNISYAN
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2014

Dianan Hovhannisyan presents her work to bring and revitalize long-standing cultural traditions that change over time. 

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Words about Swords

BY GABRIEL LEBEC
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!

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Innkeeping with Tradition

BY LAURA DILIELLO
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2016

Plenty of people imagine how blissful and rewarding it would be to leave the rat race behind and open a bed and breakfast or small inn. Innkeeper Laura DiLiello of Easton's Lafayette Inn shared her insights on why that sometimes is—and sometimes isn't—true. 

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Fashioning Culture


BY SHARON DE LYSTER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Sharon de Lyster discusses the cost of fast fashion on society versus the value of handmade textiles which carry stories of cultural identity providing ethical production, economic empowerment and preserving heritage craft.

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Uncovering, and then Recovering. A Family Tradition.

BY WES BREITENBACH
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Wes Breitenbach shares a brief history of how comfortable we have become just sitting around and how one craft has spanned five generations of his family.

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation

BY SIMONA ZAVADCKYTE
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

In "Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation" From PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol. 26Simona Zavadckyte explores how Japanese tea was made traditionally, how it is currently made today and some of the new developments involving tea in Japan.

Tea is the second most common drink in the world and it has been in Japan for around for over 800 years. Through time it has developed distinct culture and traditions. 

お茶は、世界で2番目によく飲まれている飲み物で、800年以上の間日本でも飲まれてきました。時を経て、お茶の文化と伝統はめざましく発展しました。発表では、日本のお茶がどのように伝統的になったか、今日どのように作られているか、日本のお茶に関した新しい発展についてお話しする予定です。