Tokyo Design Week: Here's a fourth project by Torafu architects. The Kiriko Bottle project aims to revive ancient Japanese craftsmanship by using a glass cutting technique to make subtle alterations to everyday glass tableware.
Tokyo Design Week: Here's another project by Torafu architects (see previous story). Boolean is the interior for a café space at the University of Tokyo, using punctured wooden surfaces to enclose the space and frame the outside world. More
Tokyo Design Week: New York's Museum of Modern Art has opened a new design shop in Tokyo. More
Tokyo Design Week: the Hono light by Japanese brand Metaphys is ignited by touching it with a magnetic match and extinguished by blowing on it. The LED light source even flickers like a real candle. More
Greetings from Tokyo! If you're in town tonight, join us at the special Pecha Kucha being held at Tokyo National Stadium as part of Design Tide. Speakers include Pecha Kucha originators Klein Dytham Architecture, MVRDV, Moritz Waldemeyer and Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs. More
Eizo Okada, editor of influential Tokyo-based design blog dezain.net, is curating an exhibition during Tokyo Design Week called Deroll. Okada has invited five Japanese architects to create a box, each of which has been "conceived, designed and constructed personally by each designer". More