Kokuyo Design Awards 2009

The winners of the Kokuyo Design Awards 2009 — a competition for stationery design — were just announced, with the grand prize going to Nao Asanuma’s “Roots” work table (above). Below, a few of the runners-ups. Via Spoon & Tamago. Kazunari Kodama’s “Flower” tack. Shohei Ono’s “Margins” notebook. Satomi Tanabe’s “Plant & Ground” pen holder. […]

TokyoMade Market Vol. 3

TokyoMade is hosting another weeklong market event (Vol. 3), again at the Mememachine gallery in Shibuya. The TokyoMade Market is a nomadic gathering of Japan-based art and design. An extension of the online store, theTokyoMade Market is an opportunity for designers and artists to share their latest work and sale items. A pop-up event that […]

HENGE

HENGE is certainly an intriguing item: it’s a “transformable interior object,” or model if you will, that goes from an aircraft-like mode to full robot. It’s self-produced by Tomoo Yamaji, who lives in Takarazuka (Hyogo prefecture), and he’s selling the limited edition model through his online shop. Here’s a video of the transformation process.