All posts tagged “Tokyo

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Frame of mind

And body. The world’s most playful/stylish climbing wall is the work of nendo, a limitlessly talented Japanese design studio. Striving to find the “!” moments in our everyday, nendo is responsible for a spate of truly innovative structures and installations around the world (documented on Yellowtrace).… Read More

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Time capsule

              A building designed for disposal now faces its overdue demise, to the outrage of some occupants. In 1972, architect Kisho Kurokawa imagined a Tokyo apartment block as a kit of parts of sorts: each of the 140 units… Read More

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Galactic art

            A 50-year-old bonsai soared through outer space last month, and may still be in orbit. Tokyo-based artist Makoto Azuma sent the conifer (from his personal collection) and an orb of orchids into the stratosphere, riding on the coattails of… Read More

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Quirky equus

              An Olaf encore. In researching Clouds, I learned of Breuning’s simultaneous installation for Hermès in the Shibuya Seibu district of Tokyo. Channeling a parallel strain of whimsy, he took Hermès’ equestrian aesthetic to a playful place, fashioning makeshift… Read More