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Tokyo-based design studio Nendo has updated the humble ballpoint pen, with a more ergonomic design called bLen, for Japanese pen manufacturer Zebra.

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It's Nice That

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Based on the shapes of sailing, cycling, athletics, gymnastics, rowing and swimming, the six prints hark back to iconic Olympic designs of the 1960s.

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Takram's method rethinks the definition of “concept” to keep product development open and malleable from beginning to end

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tatzu nishi is the subject of a solo exhibition at ANOMALY in tokyo titled 'the real reasons for unbreakable habits and how to deal with them'.

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the beds at the tokyo olympic village will be made of cardboard that organizers say is stronger than wood and can be recycled.

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'form without function is pointless. and all the more senseless from today's ecological point of view,' said dieter rams to designboom's editor-in-chief.

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Harry Potter fans got a little giddy when JR East announced that Ueno Station in Tokyo would open up a “Platform 13½” in order to accommodate the new Train Suite Shiki-Shima, a luxury train that features observation platforms, private suites, high class restaurants, and foot baths.

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The Tokyo-based illustrator and artist turns to the web rather than the outdoors for inspiration. She’s fascinated by the impartial gaze that Google’s location tool offers, and transforms this neutrality into subjectivity through silky-smooth, painterly interpretations.

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The London-based graphic design studio was tasked with creating an exhibition that questions what it means to be human in the 21st century. Working with hand-painted signs, glass-blown typefaces and touch-friendly materials, the studio chats about designing an accessible space for engagement and learning.

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Rome wasn't built in a day – much like the world-famous companies that we all recognize today. Even they had to start from something – and you might be surprised when you find out that quite a few of them started out by doing things completely different than they are doing now.

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Conceived by creative agency Havas, the 13-garment collection launching on World Mental Health Day features oversized care labels replacing washing instructions with self-care messaging and advice for finding support.

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in our excluisve, unreleased video footage from 2000, ettore sottsass tells the audience about his reluctance to accept contemporaneity.

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When photographer Kentaro Takahashi lost his maternal grandfather, he decided to start documenting his paternal grandparents who he had never kept in regular contact with. Delving into his family’s history and, in turn, that of Japan throughout the 20th Century, the resulting work is a shining example of the value of family photography.

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