There’s nothing better than a scary commercial and this one straight from Japan is making the rounds…and scaring people like never before. So much so that the commercial comes with an advisory warning before screening, asking viewers to refrain from viewing if they have any mental or health concerns, or those that may see a […]
Take your texting experience to the next level with ChatPerf! We all know smells are powerful emotional and memory triggers. So why not use that to humanity’s advantage? Make texting, chatting, and concerts way more fun by adding a unique smell. Just plug your desired scent into your iPhone, download the app, and enjoy a […]
A night spent clicking deeper into the digital rabbit hole, clutching at fickle interactive works and embraced by ambient electronica, I discovered ICASEA. A British, Japanese and German collaborative, ICASEA music distribute crunchy and fragmented walls of distortion alongside lush and funky digital beats, all disseminated via digital delivery with occasional vinyl and cassette (yes, […]
Ruth Power’s exquisite sculptures come from an odd source: Japanese tentacle pornography. It all began she she typed ‘tentacle’ into Google images (with the Safe Search off!) and began to research her explicit findings in depth. The fruits of her labour resulted in very fine, translucent porcelain sculptures of her own body parts, adorned with […]
Well, for one, they add whiskey to client’s coffee to make them more agreeable. And how do they get those lovely, genuine smiles from the actors on a film set? Sushi. Every time. Working as designer in advertising, this video had me laughing really hard. And at the end of the video, I sat back […]
Toyo Ito is the mastermind behind the colossal, solar-powered World Games Stadium in Taiwan. Designed to hold 55,000 people, the structure is a true wonder of modern architecture. But this is nothing new fo Ito. He’s been pioneering the way for modern urban architecture since the 70s when he first combined the words “urban” and “robot” to brand his […]
This is the cutest tea packaging I’ve ever seen. These little characters are designed by WDARU to fit in a normal sized tea cup to hold your tea bag in place. Let these friends take a relaxing bath while you enjoy a nice cup of hot tea. There’s a school bus version, a business man set, and even […]
What were these people thinking? I mean, since when is having a hug zipper down your back a sign of beng attractive? These photos of acrylic paint on flesh are the brain child of 19-year-old Chooo-san. Disturbing as they are, they’re strangely impressive. Absolutely no photoshop involved.
I really liked Japanese artist Yuki Matsueka’s 3D art series, Be Ready To Run, from the moment I saw it. The pieces are literally jumping out of their frame, only to be held back by Plexiglass. It seems like he magically froze time and put it in a frame.
Giving unwanted materials a new purpose and shape is the great talent of Sayaka Ganz. Even though she was born in Japan, she lived her life in many different countries, but never forgot her roots and the Japanese Shinto beliefs, which say, „ All objects and organisms have spirits“. Taking that as starting point, her […]
This Japanese cell phone by Willcom may be the smallest phone in the world. Scheduled to be released in March, the Strap 2 weighs only 32 grams and operates with with only a tiny, 1-inch display screen. For only US$380, you can own the smallest phone in the world. But don’t count on getting years of […]
This scarf is the perfect combination of Japanese paper folding and fashion. It can be formed into almost any shape, and it will hold its shape as long as it’s being worn. The origami scarf is made from a special fabric that feels like paper, enhancing the origami feel.
West meets East in these incredible bamboo sculptures by Tetsunori Kawana. Each huge structure in the Denver Botanic Garden is elegantly curved and winding. They were constructed by a painstaking process of splitting and bending each piece of bamboo. The installation is a growing changing thing. Though the bamboo is no longer living, it changes […]
Wondering about those heel-less shoes worn by Lady Gaga? Those are Noritaka Tatehana’s works. He handmakes all his shoes so you have to wait three to five months until you get it. But while you wait, you can spend that time figuring out a opportunity to actually wear them.
A visual poet, Japanese digital artist HR-FM seeks to create scenes called “the future past” that combine elements of pop culture in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Bordering on modern cubism, each piece demonstrates the ravages of time on buildings, people, and material possessions.