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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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It's Nice That

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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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Design Boom

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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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In contrast to Western culture, furniture does not have much of a presence in traditional Japanese architecture and is extremely understated. At a recent exhibition jointly curated by Kengo Kuma and his long-term collaborator Time & Style, held in the manufacturer’s Amsterdam showroom, the architect explains, ‘The transparent nature of traditional Japanese architecture avoids heavy walls and uses slim pillars to support roofs, under which is an open-plan space. Paper-covered sliding windows called shoji act as walls, and even then these are often left open. Similarly, thin sliding doors divide interior spaces.’

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Dezeen

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As the warm weather fades away and winter approaches, Dezeen has scooped up seven design-focused ice cream shops to satisfy your sweet tooth all year round.

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The Guardian

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The question is not whether esports is the future of sports entertainment, but whether there’s any possible scenario where it’s not

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Coolhunting

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Luke Burgess and Michael Ryan's Only in Tokyo—part city guide, part storybook—is a celebration of food, travel, culture and photography. The Australian chefs (and Japanophiles) take readers on a wild ride through some of the city's best restaurants, bars and cafes, and offer insight into the individuals that make these locales so special.

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Inhabitat

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Find out more about the new Toyota Prius model that could be equipped with high-efficiency solar batteries in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Web Urbanist

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No matter how familiar you may be with Japan, you’ve never seen it like this before. Video production company Armadas has produced an incredible 5.5-minute film that swoops over major cities, giving us a bird’s eye view.

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Los Angeles-based painter Nick McPhail creates illustrative, layered paintings that feature landscapes and architectural elements, using a colour palette of cool pastel and bright neon tones in combination with Renaissance layering techniques.

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Design Boom

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hotel zen tokyo combines the design principles of a japanese tea-house with the modern comfort and convenience of a luxury ryokan.

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from june 22nd to august 18th, 2019, visitors will be able to enjoy all the products designed by the kengo kuma and produced by time & style amsterdam.

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