10.02.16 by Staff

Artist Turns Paper Cups into Multi-Layered Comics with Moving Pieces!

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23-year-old artist Shinrashinge turns disposable paper cups into imaginative, interactive, three-dimensional comics! You really have to see the videos below to understand the creativity here. So cool!

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10.02.16 by Staff

Hand-Coloured Japanese Postcards From Pre-War Japan

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Now available through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections, these hand-coloured photographs give a unique glimpse of Tokyo and Yokohama from 1907 to 1922. More images below.

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09.02.16 by Staff

Colourful Yet Catastrophic Photographs by Japanese Artist Yoshimitsu Umekawa

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Equal parts mesmerizing and unsettling, Yoshimitsu Umekawa’s photographs are positively (and negatively) nuclear, drawing on the issues and anxieties that surround modern day Japan. See more images below.

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08.02.16 by Staff

Pixelated Ceramic Sculptures by Japanese Artist Toshiya Masuda

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Fun ceramic sculpture series by Japanese artist Toshiya Masuda offers pixelated versions of everyday objects like running shoes and disposable Starbucks cups. More images below!

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25.01.16 by Jeff

Strange Human-Animal Hybrids by Japanese Artist Tomohiro Takagi

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Fantastical (and some slightly disturbing) paintings by Japanese artist Tomohiro Takagi, many depicting human’s casually donning the carcasses of animals or intimately fused with them. Captivating style and subject matter; could look at these for hours. More images below.

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03.01.16 by Staff

Beautiful Photos of Rare Monkey Orchids Celebrate Year of the Monkey

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Photo via Columbus GV Team

 

February 8th, 2016 kicks off the Year of the Monkey. The Aquamarine Fukushima in Japan has opened an exhibit featuring the rare Monkey Orchid to mark the occasion. More images below.

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14.12.15 by Staff

360-Degree Books by Yusuke Oono

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These storybooks by Japanese designer and architect Yusuke Oono open up 360-degrees, transforming into an incredible 3D storytelling experience. While Oono’s original designs were so labour intensive they couldn’t be mass produced, Snow White and Mount Fuji have been made available thanks to Loftwork, (the company who sponsored the design contest where Oono’s work gained recognition) and book publisher Seigensha. Check out more images below!

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02.12.15 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Daisuke Nimura

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More of those quirky illustrations and animated gifs by Japanese Illustrator Daisuke Nimura (previously posted about here). Take a looksy below!

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01.12.15 by Staff

Hilarious Hack of the Day: The Secret Selfie Stick aka Really Long Arm

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For anyone who finds selfie sticks too embarrassing to use in public, a guy named Mansun has come up with a solution. Made with two right hands ordered off Amazon (naturally), two original selfie sticks, and a shirt with extremely long sleeves, Mansun’s hack certainly addresses one problem. (Of course, he may have just created another).

Click here for a more detailed account of his process. More hilarious images below–love the shot of the shirt sleeves!

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