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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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It's Nice That

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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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Design Boom

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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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This is Colossal

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This past weekend, a volcanic eruption on Russia's Kuril Islands was so massive it was quite literally visible from space. An astronaut on the International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 59 crew documented the plume from Raikoke Volcano, which reached eight miles into the sky. The ISS orbits 250

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Design Boom

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onsidering the legal restraints of the site, the building could only have three floors, including a half-basement, each of which is about 30m2.

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Picturesque villages, majestic animals and candid human moments – captured around the world by the photographers of this year's National Geographic Travel Photo Contest. Each year talented artists allow us to travel the globe through the lenses of their cameras, which capture breathtaking moments we

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It's Nice That

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The Norwich-based writer and designer talks us through his new historical study of a particularly cheerful moment in graphic design history.

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The South Korean illustrator talks us through her latest publication, exploring the unnoticed movements in quiet landscapes.

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The bridge forms part Leckey's huge new show, O’ Magic Power of Bleakness, which opens at Tate Britain in October 2019.

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Design Boom

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japanese-french model mayben leans in from the left; american-japanese model aria polkey glances around on the right and in the center, virtual girl imma…

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The Turner prize nominee on socially engaged art and why his family is part of his new Art Night show

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It's Nice That

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Take a look at this May edition of Things for all the photography publications and illustration zines you could ask for.

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Heavy III, featuring names such as Gregory Halpern, carries on the publication's conversations between beautiful photography and engaging writing from environmental destruction to feminity.

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