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Best farms in Singapore

Farms? What farms? The Little Red Dot is as famous for its agriculture industry as Jamaica is for bobsledding. But even though less than 1 percent of …

Uniqlo NYC SoHo Store's Renovation Brings "New Tokyo" to Manhattan

The fast-fashion retailer delivers Nippon styling, ethos, and even a Japanese newsstand into its prime Broadway location.<p>Ten years is quite a feat for any store or brand to withstand the rigors of keeping in style, relevancy and retail, but Japanese brand Uniqlo has done it in spades–within a new …

The Leap Forward

before<p>after<p>Noted Sep. 1, 2016 by Armin<p>Industry / Corporate Tags / #animal#red#title case<p>About<p>Founded in 1998 Blenheim Chalcot traces its roots back …

Typography

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Midcentury-inspired modern home prioritizes outdoor living in San Diego

Always be terracing<p>Built by Nakhshab Development and Design, this recently completed modern home in San Diego takes inspiration from midcentury modern design, the clearest evidence of which may be its enthusiasm for indoor-outdoor living. First, the all-in-one living room, dining room and kitchen …

San Diego

The skills every design graduate needs

We all know the design industry is a competitive one and with fewer entry-level jobs available, having a killer design portfolio is not enough to …

Teamlab Brilliantly Illuminated Historic Shrine In Kyoto Forests And Its Surrounding

The ancient sanctuary, Shimogamo Shrine and its neighbouring forest has been illuminated in two brilliant interactive light displays by Teamlab.<p>More …

Forests

11 Confessions From Celebrity Interior Designers

The more you know, ya know?<p>You already know what it's like for a celebrity to buy a home. But what about the good stuff that comes after — the decorating, designing, painting, and primping? Cosmopolitan.com recently spoke with four interior designers whose clients range from musicians to movie …

25 Japanese foods we love -- from miso to tempura | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Japan is often called a "Galapagos" when it comes to technology, as the country's cultural isolation tends to produce innovations found nowhere else in the world. The same can be said about its food.<p>Japan is a culinary wonderland thanks to its unique heritage, a national obsession with …

Japan
Japan

Issue 4: Tokyo Rising

Tokyo...<p>Tokyo...<p>Ramen is the ultimate Japanese comfort food, with humble origins.<p>Tokyo...<p>Soba noodles consist of just two things: buckwheat flour and water, yet learning to prepare them well takes practice.<p>The Japanese fashion house led by Rei Kawakubo continues to break boundaries, always with the …

Japan
Japanese Culture

How to Shop New York City Like It’s Tokyo | GQ

While nothing beats the mind-bending experience of a real Japanese shopping trip to Ginza and Harajuku, enough Japan-inspired shops have opened in New York that you can now shop the Big Apple like it's Tokyo. Here, we’ve rounded up the best spots. Get denim, design, vintage, and hell, even …

Greenfingers

Public cats of Tokyo: Indo Sarasa, Higashi–Ikebukuro

Our monthly quest to find, name and shame Tokyo's 'Public cats' continues unabated. The target this time is Indo Sarasa, an Ikebukuro shop …

Poäng: The Little-Known History Of Ikea’s Most Famous Chair

Here’s what made the Scandinavian design emporium’s chair an instant classic 40 years ago.<p>With its bentwood frame, cantilevered seat, and curved backrest, the Poäng chair is one of Ikea’s most recognizable pieces. The Swedish furniture maker has produced over 30 million Poäng chairs since it …

Furniture
Architecture

Seven of the most effective minimalist rebrands

Brands have been scrapping their previously complicated logos in favour of flat designs. We've rounded up seven of our favourite minimal redesigns …