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Beautiful typographic layouts taken from vintage Japanese newspapers

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Big, bold typography is one of the web design trend I’ve enjoyed the most recently. If you look at these vintage newspapers from Japan, it seems that the trends dates from quite a while ago. Although apparently white space wasn’t really a consideration in the design of the time, these ads and layouts have a […]

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Treasures Inside a Tunnel: Osaka’s Shark Attack: A hidden antique store in the quiet Japanese neighborhood of Nakazaki-cho, Osaka

Treasures Inside a Tunnel: Osaka's Shark Attack

Opened in 2013 in Japan’s Kansai region, the commercial complex of Grand Front Osaka stands just outside the Osaka train station, offering weary travelers a long list of high-end stores and restaurants (including the World Beer Museum that seats……

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5 stunning pieces of Japanese tattoo art

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Tattoo designs can be a great source of inspiration for creatives, from small ornamental ink to meaningful tribal tattoos. (And integrating them into your designs is easy wit hthe likes of tattoo fonts.) But it’s also important to know the social and historical context in which they’re created.


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Causwell’s Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod: A traditional Japanese style kit for a pure experience between angler and nature

Causwell's Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod


The relaxation and meditative merits of fly fishing have long been held high by many an enlightened outdoorsman. Of course the goal is landing a big one worthy of a fish tale at the end of the day, but for most the joy…

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This nifty Japanese umbrella can stand on its own

There are lots of reasons not to like rainy days, but umbrellas have to be near the top of the list. They constantly break and they’re awfully unwieldy. Japanese designer Oki Sato is doing his part to improve the humble umbrella, though — his Stay-brella won’t fall down when you lean it on the wall. You can even stand it upright by the handle or hang it off of a table thanks to the two prongs the stick out at the end. We can’t promise that it’ll make you look forward to rainy days, but it can’t hurt. If you’re in Japan, you’ll find it on sale at Seibu for roughly $ 54 (¥6,264).

Correction: The Stay-brella is not a $ 1,000 umbrella, as previously reported. The cost in Yen was converted incorrectly — it costs a far more reasonable $ 54.

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Levi’s California + Alternative, Beams and Pendleton: An eclectic holiday capsule paying homage to ’60s West Coast style with a touch of Japanese influence

Levi's California + Alternative, Beams and Pendleton


Building on their impressive offering of limited garments in 2014, the newly minted Levi’s California label comes correct for a limited holiday capsule collection featuring collaborations with Japan’s beloved …

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Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills: The design-minded hotel offers a sophisticated, luxurious stay that brings forth the best of Japanese culture

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills


On the 47th to 52nd floors of the new Toranomon Hills skyscraper is one of Tokyo’s newest hotels. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills—the Hyatt-owned brand’s second property in Asia—is aiming for a sophisticated yet simple approach to…

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TS(S)’s Denim and Down Coat: A modern trench insulated with down filling from the Japanese label

TS(S)'s Denim and Down Coat


Though it’s only speculation, word around NYC is that the Northeast is in for another long, rough winter. For those not already looking for real estate options in LA, we’ve come across the ideal coat for surviving…

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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty: 40 artists create new works for the first-ever Hello Kitty retrospective at LA’s Japanese American National Museum

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty


As part of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary celebration, the adorably cute character will be celebrated in numerous ways, including a birthday party, Hello Kitty Con and her first-ever museum retrospective at the ,…

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The Japanese Wetsuit by Vissla: The premium suit made from limestone-based materials blends performance with sustainability

The Japanese Wetsuit by Vissla


A necessary investment for surfers and anyone braving frigid waters, wetsuits have undergone serious improvements of late in terms of functionality, warmth and sustainability. In tune with Patagonia’s plant-based wetsuit, the team at Orange County-based …

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