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Tokyo Camera Style: A photo book of rare, custom and beautiful cameras found on the most stylish streets of Japan’s capital

Tokyo Camera Style

Though smartphones might take the bulk of our daily point-and-shoot photography, street shooting with film is alive and well—especially in Tokyo. Throughout the ’90s and early aughts, Japanese camera-makers from Contax to Nikon produced a range of……

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Tokyo High Low: We put Amex Platinum to the test in the sky and on the ground in the future’s city

Tokyo High Low


When my plans to get from Beijing to Tokyo required a last-minute change, American Express Platinum Travel was able to confirm a seat on a new flight just hours before departure, even though they didn’t handle my original booking. And when I checked……

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Branding and Packaging Design: Tokyo Cafe by Marlon Mayugba

Tokyo Cafe6Marlon Mayugba created this branding and packaging design for Tokyo Cafe, a japanese inspired cafe selling western and japanese food including a premium japanese drip coffee.  My Concept was to create an Identity for Tokyo Cafe based on the core intent for simplicity and elegance, keeping it very basic with soft, earth-toned colors, with a splash […]
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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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James Dyson shows off the 360 Eye robot vacuum in Tokyo

James Dyson was in Tokyo tonight to show his company’s first robot vacuum cleaner to the world. At an event held right under Tokyo Tower, Dyson spoke of his emotion on launching the 360 Eye in Japan, the country where his first vacuums were sold. But how does it perform?

Very well, if Dyson’s staged demos are to be believed. The 360 Eye managed to pick up far more detritus from a smooth floor than an unnamed rival, and acquitted itself well in a simulated living room environment, bobbing…

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Word of Mouth: Tokyo Street Food + Drink: From yakitori skewers to palm-sized oysters, food on the go in this vibrant city

Word of Mouth: Tokyo Street Food + Drink


by Jennifer Miller Unlike Southeast Asian countries, Japan isn’t known for its street food. Munching on the sidewalk is generally considered impolite—a fact that is tacitly reinforced by the lack of public trash cans. (Somehow, Japanese cities manage to be spotless, regardless of the fact that it’s almost impossible to…

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Drinking a Blue Screen of Death in the back streets of Tokyo

When it comes to finding a place to drink, Tokyo caters to every esoteric taste imaginable. It’s a city where you can get a cocktail surrounded by video game characters, canned food, or penguins. But until recently, Japan’s capital was somehow lacking in watering holes aimed squarely at software developers and coders.

Hackers Bar is here to change that. Owned and run by Aki Nakao, it’s a bar that hosts live coding events and offers a series of tech-themed cocktails. There’s the Blue Screen,…

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BASE Bar, Tokyo: A venue interior that tells a long, insightful story—because nothing has ever been taken off the walls

BASE Bar, Tokyo


by James Rodrigues BASE Bar’s walls are thick with layers of posters, pictures, license plates and business cards; the ceiling is draped in faded flags. Wu-Tang posters are hung opposite of signed Uruguyan soccer jerseys. This bar’s incredibly storied design has been created…

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Tokyo Artist Cleverly Disguises Common Foods with Paint

not-a-banana-2Hikaru Cho is the artist behind this surreal collection of painted foods entitled 'It's not what it seems'. Within this collection everyday foods are cleverly transformed with the use of acrylic paints to look like other foods. We have a banana that has been disguised as a near-realistic cucumber, an eggplant becomes an egg, and my […]
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Tokyo Graphic Passport 2014: A traveling exhibition of Japanese artistry and design

Tokyo Graphic Passport 2014


Housed across three galleries—two in DUMBO, Brooklyn and one in Manhattan’s Lower East Side—bilingual Japanese arts publication +81 presents “Tokyo Graphic Passport”, a traveling exhibition of Japanese posters and…

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