25.01.13 by Jeff

Kacper Hamilton

Zai Higo tools by designer Kacper Hamilton
An axe and a set of beautiful tools by British designer Kacper Hamilton for Swiss ski company Zai. The axe is made of carbon fibre and ash wood, and has an interchangeable head. The tools below were inspired by Japanese Higonokami folding knives.

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24.01.13 by Jeff

A GUM BOY

Kuchao / A GUM BOY
Here’s a fantastic hand-drawn animation by Masaki Okuda. I love everything about it, the expressive style, the story, the sounds, everything. I wish I made this. Watch below!

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06.11.12 by Jeff

Saigo No Shudan

SAIGO NO SHUDAN
Ayumu Arisaka, Mai Oita, and Ren Kohata are known as Saigo No Shudan. Together they are making some of the most unconventional animations I’ve seen. They combine drawings, paintings, cut-outs, toys, you name it. Their work is unpredictable, and totally refreshing. Enjoy several of their videos below!

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10.07.12 by Jeff

Sato Kanae

Japanese illustrator Sato Kanae
Illustrations by Sato Kanae.

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16.05.12 by Jeff

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers
MRSY documents beautifully designed manhole covers all over Japan.

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25.04.12 by Jeff

Channeler by Ohashi Takashi

Channeler animation by Ohashi Takashi
A clever animation using English and Japanese characters, by Ohashi Takashi. The visuals work well with the quirky music.

Watch the short below!

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27.02.12 by Jeff

Usugrow

Usugrow interview documentary by Alexander Mitchell
A peek into the mind of Usugrow. I love watching him work.

Watch the video below!

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28.06.11 by Jeff

Tatsuro Kiuchi

Illustrations by Tatsuro Kiuchi.

Illustrator Tatsuro Kiuchi illustration
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