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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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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