Hiroshi Yoshii

Deb Reader Find

By Deb in New Art on Saturday 16 July 2011

If you like toys, you’ll love the work of Hiroshi Yoshii, one of the most acclaimed digital artists in Japan. Alongside his 3D animation work, he makes amazing toys. They either put a huge smile on my face or crack me up. They are cute, wacky and clever. I love them.

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The Bowlingual: what is your pup saying?

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 25 November 2009

Ever wondered what your puppy was saying under its meaty breath? Well, Japanese toy manufacturer, Takara Tomy, has the answer. The Bowlingual claims to unlock the mysteries behind doggie chatter, sending messages directly from your pal’s vocal chords and into a hand held LCD screen. It’s magic! And it really works. Wait, what’s that Fido? […]

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Need a present for a design geek?

Yuko Shimizu Reader Find

By Yuko Shimizu in New Design on Wednesday 8 October 2008

I often do. And whenever I get stuck for ideas, I go to Charles & Marie. They always have the latest design-y gift ideas. Today, for instance, I fetched this new product, Tengu for my agent’s birthday. It’s a little USB toy lip that syncs with music. So cute.

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