You know how most cookware is advertised by showing women in button down shirts with a family to cook for? Well, in Japan, things are done differently when it comes to advertising. To market their non-stick cookware, FlavorStone used 100 flexible maids to do the cooking, all while stretching their legs as far as they could go and wearing those typical maid outfits you only see on Halloween.
Japanese design studio A.P. Works has created a placemat made from twill fabric with a silk-screen pattern that uses the strategic placement of cutlery and plates to manipulate the illusion of the latter bending the placemat. Sadly, however, the placemat is not in commercial production yet… all the more reason to scrawl away on your […]
A Japanese cat blog called Guremike has been getting plenty of hits from cat lovers ever since pictures of how a particular kitty was circus-trained to sit inside a circle made from duct tape.
There is now a new ritual among some Japanese before they get themselves into bed each night. They have to put their wallets into bed first. And not in any micro beds but specially made futons complete with mini pillows and cute bed sheets.
The internet is already filled with people putting their skills to stuff that are totally unnecessary and being celebrated for it. Surely one more wouldn’t hurt? In which case, how about a round of applause for this professional Japanese frisbee thrower who can hurl a frozen pizza into a microwave inside an apartment from across […]
This Japanese dad tickles her daughter pink by dressing as different historical characters at bath time
Making the rounds online are pictures of this unidentified Japanese dad who makes bath time a fun time for his little girl by dolling himself into different characters. Looking at them pose in the tub, I wonder who enjoys it more. The daughter or the father?
Japanese artist Azuma Makoto has taken a giant leap on behalf of mankind. The 38-year old recently became the person responsible for sending the first bonsai tree into space, a momentous occasion. Makoto is primarily concerned with installation art and this is no exception, except that normally his pieces are firmly on this planet. At […]
For those wanting to cover up in the warmer months, there’s a new item of clothing you might want added to your wish list. It’s called an anti-sunburn mask and it’s supposed to cut down on UV rays by up to 98%. But there’s a catch. You have to wear this over your face, so […]
By Sheena Andies in New Fashion on Thursday 10 April 2014
Alongside my eternal quest for more sushi, I think I’ve found a way to satiate my craving for the time being. Or perhaps initiate it. Just like a take away menu, you choose your sushis, your makis, and your rolls, and they all come to your door in a bento box. Can we consider these […]
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, […]
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 […]