25.11.15 by Staff

Music Video: “Hamidasumo!” (Heaven & Hell Remix)


There’s nothing that could be said to prepare you for this bizarre video for the Heaven & Hell remix of You’ll Melt More!’s “Hamidasumo!” you’ll just have to watch it below! The song is excruciating though so you can let me know in the comments how far into it you got before you had to mute it.

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23.11.15 by Staff

Lifelike Goldfish Painted by Japanese Artist Riusuke Fukahori

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These lifelike goldfish are actually acrylic paintings, created layer by layer, within resin. The fish are referenced from schools of live goldfish artist Riusuke Fukahori keeps in his studio. The constant need to clean the fish tanks also informs Fukahori’s broader sense of environmental consciousness–seeing the fish as not unlike people in the soiling of our own air/water and the potentially deadly consequences if left unchecked.

Fukahori’s second solo show, Goldfish Salvation, will be at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery until December 19th. More images and a video clip of his incredible process below!

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11.11.15 by Staff

Design of the Day: MUJI is Making Huts!


Minimalist lifestyle brand, MUJI, unveiled MUJI Huts at Tokyo Design Week! The micro living spaces cater to simple and (presumably) mostly solitary pleasures. 3 different designers came up with 3 distinct types of huts: Naoto Fukasawa (Wooden Hut), Jasper Morrison (Cork Hut), and Konstantin Grcic (Aluminum Hut). Set to hit the market in 2017 at 3-5 million yen or $30,000 – $50,000 CND, check out more images below! Or, if you live in Vancouver, just head straight to the comments and rant about housing prices!

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09.11.15 by Staff

Delightfully Absurd Ultra Thin Line Table by Nendo


Japanese studio, Nendo, takes minimalism to the next level with this insanely thin table design called the “Border Table. Part of a solo exhibition at “Eye of Gyre” gallery in Omotesando, Japan for Tokyo Designers Week 2015, this piece is pretty much the perfect blend of functionality and optical illusion! See more images below!

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04.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Tatsushi Eto


Beautiful patterns and daily life illustrations by Kawasaki, Japan-based Tatsushi Eto. More images below.

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13.10.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Shohei Otomo


Ball-point pen drawings by the god, artist Shohei Otomo, based in Tokyo. More images below.

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25.09.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Asia Tour


Usugrow painting in Shibuya as part of Pow! Wow! Japan


The international arts festival, Pow! Wow!, has just announced their next two events will be back to back weeklong exhibitions in Japan and Taiwan, starting October 17th. The Asia Tour roster includes renowned artists Faith47, Kinsey, Fafi, Jeff Soto, Case, Kevin Ancell, Ben Horton, Naturel, and many others. Local artists, including one of my personal favourites, Usugrow (seen above), have already started on a giant mural in Shibuya in the lead up to the event.

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13.08.15 by Kimi Hamada

Satisfying Instagram of the Day: Daily Miniatures by Japanese Artist Tatsuya Tanaka


Obsessed with these clever miniatures by Japanese art director and photographer, Tatsuya Tanaka, who has created a mini scene everyday for over four years now! See more images from his ongoing Miniature Calendar project below.

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