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Waltz: A Saucer That Reflects Its Pattern Onto The Cup

Waltz Cup & Saucer | click images to enlarge<p>A cup and saucer that dance together like a match made in heaven. But when separated, the music suddenly …

A Tokyo Apartment With a Built-In Cafeteria

When the Chairman of a local shopping street and his son decided it was time to tear down their old building, they didn’t want just another condo in …

Paris Views: Voyeuristic Portraits of Parisians Captured Through Apartment Windows

Photographer Gail Albert Halaban calls herself a ‘friendly window watcher.’ In 2009, this manifested itself in the much-lauded photographs of her New …

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an Interactive Photography Skill Tree for Beginners

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an infographic designed to help beginner photographers work their way through the settings on their camera. Produced by …

The Flying Fairy Toy That Just... Left Our Planet

Perhaps you've seen those flying fairy toys? Recently, one of those toys just went flutter, then bye-bye.<p>As noted on 2ch, these Flutterbye Flying …

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Best manual camera apps for iPhone

Obscura's tagline is, "There's always a better camera then the one you have with you. And that's Obscura" – and they wouldn't be wrong!<p>The Obscura …

This Felt Postcard Kit is Your Perfect Travel Companion

Love sending and receiving postcards? Then this postcard kit is your ideal travel companion.<p>Designed by Eiko Nagase and Tomomi Sasaki from AQ and …

An Immersive Fortress of 30,000 Paper Kites by Jacob Hashimoto

JACOB HASHIMOTO. Skyfarm Fortress (installation view). COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK | click images to enlarge<p>Sometime during the 12th …

Nendo’s Latest Installation is an Homage to the Many Words for Rain in the Japanese Language

They say that the Inuit have 50 words to describe snow. Well in Japan, where it rains a lot and people love to talk about the weather, the Japanese …

Finally! The Edible Coffee Cup We've Been Waiting For

First the cookie shot, and now the coffee cone. After the success of Dominique Ansel's beloved cookie and milk creation, it's really no surprise that an edible coffee cup is finally here.<p>Prepare yourself for the "Alfred Cone" -- a "freshly dipped chocolate cone" for your espresso or macchiato …

Become A Better Writer with 51 Mind-blowing Resources

Let’s face it, we all want to become better writers. Don’t we? I know I do. I strive to become a better writer every day, and in order to improve …

Kyoto photographer uncovers the inspiration behind Japan's most beautiful sweets

It takes a true adventurer to investigate the secrets of wagashi sweets, Japan’s most beautiful confectionery. The traditional sweets come in all …

Artist Creates Miniature Dioramas Every Day Of The Year

“Waterfall”<p>Artist Tanaka Tatsuya has been using everyday objects – fruit, vegetables, stationary, toilet paper – he finds around his house to pair …

Artist Recreates Nausicaa’s Jet Glider to Promote World Peace

all photos courtesy Kazuhiko Hachiya | used with permission<p>Earlier this week in Takikawa, on the Northern island of Hokkaido, a large seagull-like …

12 Beautiful Bookstores That Are Worth Traveling For

Bookstores aren’t just literary gathering spots—they’re often beautiful, fascinating destinations in their own right. Here are a few of our favorites around the world that are worth a trip (or two) out of your way.<p>El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Bueno Aires<p>Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht, Netherlands

This Site Lets You Check If A Hotel’s WiFi Sucks Before It’s Too Late

There are lots of things that review sites should rank hotels on, but don’t. Is it known for bed bugs? Is the “heated pool” only heated during summer when the sun is out? How many ghosts live there? How fast is the WiFi?<p>This site won’t help you with all of those, but it <i>will</i> help you with that last …

Motion Silhouette | a storybook of light and shadows

Motion Silhouette is a fascinating little storybook designed by 25-year old designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima. By cleverly inserting …

The Sushi Suitcase Cover Will Turn Airport Baggage Claim Areas Into Conveyor Belt Sushi Shops

In what can only be described as a breakthrough in suitcase covers, someone has designed a series of covers that protect your suitcase from grime and …

Tokyo Rail Line Typography by Fuyuki Hashizume

Tokyo’s train system is one of the most complex in the world. To a casual visitor the sprawling, crisscrossing lines can be intimidating and …

Game Of Thrones Has CGI In The Weirdest Places

Modern CGI is strange. Sure, you can spot it in obvious places. If there's a ruddy big dinosaur or a skeleton warlord, you can be pretty sure it's …

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DIY Sunglasses Photo Frames

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Not many folks can pull off sunglasses indoors but we think your photos have what it takes.<p>Upcycle your old shades …

Apple's Newest Japan Store Features 'Green' Wall for Climate Control

Apple's upcoming Omotesando retail store located in Japan may incorporate a unique "green curtain" of vines and plants to help with climate control, according to Japanese Apple site <i>Mac Otakara</i> [Google Translation].<p>Though much of the store remains hidden under large curtains, one entire wall of the …

Captain America is more international than you’d expect

There’s a scene in recent movie <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> in which Steve Rogers checks a list of things he’s missed since he took the cold plunge into the ice after his exploits in World War II.<p>In the U.S. version of the movie, the list looks like this:<p>I Love Lucy<br>Moon Landing<br>Berlin Wall …

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Little wooden hexagons rewrite the tape player

The Qleek content player uses current technology to take a step back in time for experiencing your music, movies and photos.<p>Digitised content is more convenient in many ways, but there's one thing that it can't provide: the tactile pleasure of a physical collection. The world may have made a sharp …

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The Walking Bicycle Club is Trying to Change the Way We Ride

The bicycle is deeply engrained in Japan’s history. Even by the 1920s the bicycle in Japan had achieved ubiquitous status with the government, in …

The Most Comfy Cup of Tea | Texture Cups by Cement Design

In an effort to create the most comfortable cup of tea possible, Japan-based Cement Design decided to combine Japanese ceramics with everyday …

UOOK Wall Organizers by Build Republic

Space is a premium for most people, especially if you live in a densely populated city like Hong Kong so Build Republic aims to find ways of staying …

Long Exposure Images of Star Trails and the Singapore Cityscape

The notion of aiming a camera at the evening sky and leaving the shutter open for a long duration certainly is not a new one. Each time somebody does …

Never-Before-Seen ‘Impossible’ Images of Milky Way Captured in Singapore

Light pollution in urban skies makes it almost impossible for any aspiring astrophotographers to pursue their craft here in Singapore. Since I …

Hanabunko | a flower vase modeled after Japanese small-format books

Hanabunko is a small flower vase shaped like a book. It seamlessly integrates into your shelves while adding a dash of life to your collection of …