Posts tagged ‘Japan’

31 August 2012

House in Toyota Aichi by Katsutoshi Sasaki

I just like the direct relation between the street side (vertical) and the train side (horizontal). Nice interior ideas.

A tall and narrow entrance slopes down to a low and wide living space at this triangular house in Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates. Located in Toyota in Aichi Prefecture, the black wooden house is arranged between two frames at either end, one vertical and the other horizontal. The frames create a sloping roof and walls between them as the two-storey entrance diminishes to a single storey at the rear.

Via dezeen.

22 February 2012

The Best of NYFW Interpreted As Obscure Architecture

What a lovely mix. But it’s more “obscure new york fashion week” than “obscure architecture” to me ! By .Via Flavorwire.

Prabal Gurung vs Thomas Heatherwick. Image credit: Bryan Boy / Heatherwick Studio, Seed Pavilion.

Prabal Gurung vs DOSE. Image credit: Jamie BeckDOSE via Dezeen.

Prabal Gurung vs Le Prisme Concert Hall. Image credit: Susie BubbleBrisac Gonzalez.

Marina Muñoz vs Dancing Living House. Image credit: Face HunterJunichi Sampei/ ARCHITECT LABEL Xain via Space Invading.

Susie Bubble aka Style Bubble vs the Conceptual Nightclub in Harajuku, Japan. Image credit: Style BubbleTiffany Dahlen and Virginia Melnyk.

Calla vs the Paula Rêgo Museum. Image credit: Style BubbleEduardo Souto de Mouravia archhis.

Creatures of the Wind vs the Kölner Dom. Image credit: froufrouuAll things Europe.

Helmut Lang vs Spaceport America. Image credit: Style BubbleFoster + Partners via Dezeen.

Mara Hoffman vs The Painted Adobe of The Nakani People. Image credit: Love is the lawDo It Yourself, Cupcake.

Ostwald Helgason vs Avondale Heights Library. Image credit: From Me to YouH2o Architects.

Scott Schuman’s Raspberry Knit Cap Post vs Musée du Quai Branly. Image credit: The SartorialistJean Nouvel Atelier.

Jason Wu vs The Panteón Nube. Image credit: From Me to YouClavel Arquitectos via Dezeen.

22 February 2012

House NA by Sou Fujimoto

Wow. It impresses me every time: Japanese architects are hyper creative and their clients are awesome. They continue to push back their limits to explore new ways of living… Love it !

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Wow. Ça m’impressionne à chaque fois: les architectes japonais sont résolument hyper créatifs et leurs clients sont franchement impressionnants. Ils repoussent toujours plus loin leurs limites pour explorer de nouvelles façons de vivre… Chapeau !

Light and Airy in Mark Magazine #36, p. 156 to 167. Architect : Sou Fujimoto / Engineer : Jun Sato / Text : Cathelijne Nuijsink / Photos : Iwan Baan

Mark Magazine.

10 January 2012

Some Chicmuse 2011 looks

Ok, I didn’t know her at all, Chicmuse … If you either haven’t seen her looks last year, she certainly worth some clicks…

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Ok, je ne la connaissais pas du tout, Chicmuse…Si vous n’avez pas vu ses looks vous non plus l’année dernière, elle vaut certainement un petit détour…

22 November 2011

Play by Jessica Lichtenstein at gallery nine5

Lichtenstein explores the relationship between materialism and sexuality through the recontextualization of popular Japanese erotic imagery.

Fascinated by the mass‐production and fetishism of hyper‐sexualized Japanese figurines, Lichtenstein juxtaposes mass produced anime dolls and pornographic comic book characters in ironic situations in order to imbue them with new associations and richer meanings. Lichtenstein challenges her audience to engage with and question the function of these images from a Western perspective; to weigh how much of the images’ sexuality is ascribed by the spectator.

Love the chair !


Via gallery nine5.

21 August 2011

きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ – PONPONPON

Vous manquez d’énergie ? Vous aimeriez voir un nouveau clip de M.I.A. en version extrême ? Pon pon pon way way pon pon est pour vous. Un mélange de n’importe quoi en rafale fluo à la japonaise ou une pub de kraft dinner nipponne, au choix… Outch. Il a des limites qu’on sait maintenant franchir…

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Running out of energy? Want to see a new clip of M.I.A., extreme version? Pon pon ponpon pon way way is for you. A mixture of fluorescent burst, japanese style, or a Japanese kraft dinner crazy ad ?… Ooch. New limits are now crossed…



10 August 2011

Yurikamome Rail Transit by AppuruPai

AppuruPai made these beautiful long exposure shots on the Yurikamome rail transit, an automated guideway train that connects Odaiba with Tokyo.

Via today and tomorrow.

19 April 2011

Daft Punk’s Ferrari for sale to help Japan

As part of EMI’s family4Japan appeal, the 1987 Ferrari 412 which features in Daft Punk’s film Electroma is being auctioned off on eBay.

“Artists and songwriters from across the EMI family are raising funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, through an incredible worldwide auction of personal items and memorabilia.”

The Ferrari 412, which was designed for both performance and comfort, was first produced in 1985 and is part of the classic 400 series by Ferrari, known for being one of the most elegant series ever produced by the legendary brand. The Italian firm sold 539 of the cars – which feature a unique self-levelling hydraulic suspension system and a twelve cylinder 340 horsepower engine – before stopping production in 1989.

View the auction here.

Electroma movie trailer :

Via Huh. Magazine.

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