When we viewed Ben Thomas’ photo series ‘Chroma‘ and ‘Anti-Chroma‘, we knew we had to get a hold of this Aussie photographer and ask about his photography. His Chroma series has stripped out the darker details of life and focuses on a flurry of colour in everyday images, while his Anti-Chroma series does the exact opposite by exploring the darker side.
Instead of exploring Japan by yourself and getting lost, a brand new tour allows you to discover the hidden gems of this country through a lowbrow experience. Lowbrow Japan is an escorted tour that ‘helps bridge the gap between art and rubbish’.
Someone get this man a city building to doodle on, stat! Aussie illustrator Adrian Hogan is based in Tokyo and he’s found a little niche in the field of illustration. His canvas is a simple coffee cup and his muse is the lively city of Tokyo.
Airbnb have some pretty crazy rentals around the world. We’ve already reported on the cable car accommodation in the French Alps and the IKEA Airbnb in Sydney. But check out this next place to stay, just south of inner Tokyo. It’s brimming with Super Mario products.
The mesmerizing city of Tokyo gets a bit more mesmerizing – and a lot more psychedelic – with a time-lapse music video that imagines it as a giant kaleidoscope. Produced for the song ‘Only to Silence’ by ‘LLLL’, the video features the metropolis’ winding streets and bright lights morphing into an array of reflected images. […]
Would you like a quick tour of the world’s most expensive 1-bedroom apartment? It’s being listed at 1.8 billion yen (US$21.8 million) as we take a peek. Simply called The House, it’s located at the most exclusive district of Tokyo – Minami-Azabu. At 4,434 square foot (411.932 sq m), we did the math and it came up to a jaw-dropping US$4,920.75 per square foot.
The face of Tokyo is changing at a quick pace, Many old buildings are being torn down to make way for new facilities planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Recently, one such office building in the Kojimachi area was repossessed by a group of 70 artists who gave it their makeover version on every floor.
The Wall Art Project is a non-profit organization based in Tokyo. To encourage a sense of wonderment and possibility amongst students as far away as India and Tibet, the organization has launched the Wall Art Festival, where artists are invited to share their inspiration and creativity, and bring their art into schools. One of the artists who came on board this meaningful project was Japanese artist Yusuke Asai. Asai paints with basically anything he can get his hands on – tape, pens, leaves, dust and mud.
‘Tokyo Compression’ is a series by photographer Michael Wolf, in which he documents the daily grind of commuters in the packed subways of the busy metropolis. The series, which has already been published into three books, show the stressed out and tired faces of commuters through the subway windows during peak hours of the rush hour.
Here it is, folks-the future! There’s a tiny (and I mean tiny) pop-up shop in Harajuku, Tokyo, that’s getting loads of attention. Created by Duncan Shotton Design Studio, the pop-up shop was designed to celebrate pack number 900 going on sale in the 1000 limited edition packs of Real Boy push pins. The design team […]
Modern watches have made life easier for us, whether it be integrating alarms, mp3 players, games, and even cell phones. Or quite simply, having a user-friendly interface to read the time a lot faster and easier. But some brands just love to go against the flow.
Just a couple of months until the kids are let out of school for end-of-year vacation, so why not plan a trip to the museum with them? The Parasite Museum. Yes, this museum (The Meguro Parasitological Museum) actually exists and even has an adjoining gift shop so you can proudly wear your very own parasitic tee home.
Who would have thought that an illustrator from the wonderful land of sushi dedicates a series of drawings to profane pizza? But the “P is for Pizza” series speaks for itself and as well as for the artist Kimiaki Yaegashi aka Okimi. The Tokyo-based illustrator and graphic designer seems to be a huge fan of […]
This store in Tokyo was built to appear as a completely opaque box. Designed by Brazilian architect Arthur Casas, the store changes its appearance as the fashion trends change. The outside walls, for instance, display lovely prints for a cool street view. Built to house Alexandre Herchcovitch’s clothing designs, the box plays off the idea of pedestrians becoming […]
Why is it that we don’t remember our childhoods being as epic as this? Just for the kids, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo engaged Torafu Architects to toy with the artworks belonging to one of its art galleries. Its name? Haunted House — and it sets out to be exactly what it sounds […]